Monday, November 11, 2019

Holiday Baking Championship Season 6

Photo - Food Network
The sixth season of Holiday Baking Championship airs on Monday nights at 9pm ET/PT on Food Network.  This season is hosted by Jesse Palmer and the judges are Nancy Fuller, Duff Goldman, and Lorraine Pascale.  Ten bakers are competing for a $25,000 prize during this season which is eight episodes long.


The bakers competing for the $25,000 prize are:
  • Geoffrey Blount - Myrtle Beach, SC
  • Jennifer Clifford - Moultonborough, NH
  • Kobe Doan - Boston, MA
  • Janet Letendre - Malakwa, BC
  • Devon Maciver - Claremont, CA
  • Dwight Penney - Pittsburgh, PA
  • Maria Short - Hilo, HI
  • Cedrick Simpson  - Atlanta, GA
  • Sarah Wallace - Boston, MA
  • Melissa Yanc - Healdsburg, CA

The Holiday Baking Championship season finale will air on Monday, December 23rd and I will do another post about that episode before it airs.  Feel free to discuss season 6 of Holiday Baking Championship in the comments of this post. 


Sunday, November 10, 2019

Ultimate Thanksgiving Challenge Season 2

Season 2 of Ultimate Thanksgiving Challenge airs on Food Network Sunday nights at 9pm ET/PT.  The series is four episodes long and six chefs are competing for a $25,000 prize with the winner being announced on Sunday, November 24th.

The contestants competing this year are:

  • Eric Howard
  • Jen Brule
  • Robin Song
  • Christian Gill
  • Kelli Ferrell
  • Mary Bass

Feel free to discuss this season of Ultimate Thanksgiving Challenge in the comments and I will do another post for the finale where the winner will be revealed.


Sunday, October 27, 2019

Halloween Wars Season 9 Winner Crowned Tonight

Tonight at 9pm ET on Food Network is the season 9 finale of Halloween Wars where the winning team will take home $50,000.  The two teams remaining are Buttercream Beasts (Cake - Beth, Pumpkin - Matt, Sugar - Angela) and Frosted Freakshow (Cake - Christine, Pumpkin - James, Sugar - Reva).

The episode description for tonight's episode states: "In the spine-tingling finale of Halloween Wars, the final two teams made up of an expert pumpkin carver, a cake artist and a sugar master have slaughtered the competition and are ready to face off in an epic showdown with actor Caleb McLaughlin from Stranger Things as guest judge. The team that can best turn a classic fairy tale into a terrifying scary tale is crowned Halloween Wars Champion and takes home $50,000!"

I will post the winner of Halloween Wars season 9 after the episode airs and you can discuss the episode/season in the comments.

Continue reading to see who won...

Sunday, October 6, 2019

Halloween Wars Season 9

Halloween Wars season 9 airs Sundays at 9pm ET/PT on Food Network and has six teams competing for a prize of $50,000.  The season is five episodes long with the finale airing on Sunday, October 27th.

The teams competing this year are:

  • Trio of Terror: Cake - Kristen, Pumpkin - Tator, Sugar - Froggie
  • Hangry Haunters: Cake - Jarid, Pumpkin - Mike, Sugar - Rebecca
  • Malicious Mavens: Cake - Hayley, Pumpkin - Lisa, Sugar - Kelsee
  • Burned at the Cake: Cake - Brenda, Pumpkin - Chris, Sugar - Julian
  • Buttercream Beasts: Cake - Beth, Pumpkin - Matt, Sugar - Angela 
  • Frosted Freakshow: Cake - Christine, Pumpkin - James, Sugar - Reva


I will do another post for the season finale of Halloween Wars season 9, and feel free to discuss the season in the comments of this post.

Update - To see who won the season, see this post

Monday, September 30, 2019

Halloween Baking Championship Season 5

Halloween Baking Championship season 5 airs on Monday nights at 9pm ET/PT on Food Network and this season has eight bakers competing for a $25,000 prize and a feature in Food Network Magazine.  This season is hosted by John Henson and the judges are Carla Hall, Katie Lee and Zac Young.

The contestants competing for the prize this season are:
  • Brittany Lombardi - Pastry Cook, Bronx, NY
  • Jess Eddy - Bakery Owner, Hartland, WI
  • Jessica Brockway - Bakery Owner, Seattle, WA
  • Jocelyn Jung - Bakery Owner, San Diego, CA
  • Julie Montgomery - Pastry Instructor, Toronto, CA
  • Karl Fong - Bakery Owner, Hercules, CA
  • Peter Tidwell - Bakery Owner, Provo, UT
  • Sheldon Taylor-Timothy - Home Baker, Toronto, Canada

Season 6 is six episodes long with the winner being revealed on the finale Monday, October 28th.  I will do another post for the finale, but you can comment on this post to discuss the season.

Sunday, September 22, 2019

Worst Cooks in America Winner - Season 17

Tonight at 9pm on Food Network is the season 17 finale of Worst Cooks in America where the winner will take home $25,000.  The two remaining contestants competing for the prize are Adrian Read representing Team Bobby Flay and Juliann Sheldon representing Team Anne Burrell.

Adrian and Juliann will have to make a three-course meal in the finale and the episode description states, "The final two recruits return to boot camp to face one last Skill Drill. They attempt to create impressive dishes that require skills they've learned in boot camp while their mothers secretly watch from the next room. Next, chefs Anne Burrell and Bobby Flay teach their recruits how to make a three-course, restaurant-quality meal they'll have to recreate in order to impress a panel of culinary experts. Judges Vivian Chan, Martina McBride and Donal Skehan taste the dishes in a blind taste test to determine the winner of the $25,000 grand prize."


I will update this post with the winner of Worst Cooks in America once the episode airs and feel free to discuss the episode/season in the comments.

Continue reading to see who won season 17 of Worst Cooks in America....

Monday, September 16, 2019

Kids Baking Championship Winner - Season 7

Tonight at 9pm ET/PT is the season 7 finale of Kids Baking Championship with the winning baker receiving $25,000 and a feature in Food Network Magazine.  The three remaining bakers competing for the prize are Sophie Tate, Tarek Husseini, and Trevin Alford.

Tonight's episode has a space theme and the episode description states, "Valerie Bertinelli and Duff Goldman are lost in space and challenge the three remaining bakers to create cakes that look like a spaceship, aliens or another planet. The most out-of-this-world cake wins, and only one baker will claim $25,000, a spot in Food Network Magazine and the title of Kids Baking Champion."

I will update this post with the winner of Kids Baking Championship once the episode airs and feel free to discuss the episode/season in the comments.

Continue reading to see the winner...

Saturday, September 7, 2019

Restaurant Impossible - Madison Street Retro Diner

Tonight on Restaurant: Impossible, Robert Irvine and his crew are in Muncie, Indiana to makeover Madison Street Retro Diner.  Madison Street Retro Diner is owned by Rita Watkins and her health is impacting her ability to run the restaurant.  Rita's daughter Melissa can't seem to step up to the plate to take over the restaurant.  The food at Madison Street Diner is some of the worst food Robert Irvine has ever tried. He will need to motivate Melissa and give her the skills necessary to take over the restaurant and make it successful.

As I normally do with Restaurant: Impossible episodes, I searched around the Internet to read stories, comments and reviews about Madison Street Retro Diner to get an idea of how the restaurant is doing since Robert Irvine visited, and here is what I found (note - all reviews are post Restaurant: Impossible):

Saturday, August 31, 2019

Restaurant Impossible - Besse's on Clear Lake Update

Tonight on Restaurant: Impossible, Robert Irvine and his crew are in Tomahawk, Wisconsin to makeover Besse's on Clear Lake.  Besse's on Clear Lake is a small-town steakhouse that has been open for over 30 years.  The restaurant is supposedly one month away from closing and Robert needs to remind owner Brenda about her passion for the business to help get it turned around.  Brenda has no concept of her finances and the staff has not been properly trained.


As I normally do with Restaurant: Impossible episodes, I searched around the Internet to read stories, comments and reviews about Besse's on Clear Lake to get an idea of how the restaurant is doing since Robert Irvine visited, and here is what I found (note - all reviews are post Restaurant: Impossible):


Monday, August 26, 2019

Kids Baking Championship Season 7

Food Network's Kids Baking Championship season 7 airs on Monday nights at 9pm ET/PT.  Valerie Bertinelli and Duff Goldman are once again the mentors and the winning baker will receive a $25,000 prize and a feature in Food Network Magazine.  The kid bakers (ages 10-13) competing on this season are:

  • Trevin Alford (Washington, IN; age 13)
  • Tori Church (Nashville, TN; age 12)
  • Sophia Elrod (Nashville, TN; age 10)
  • Tarek Husseini (St. Louis, MO; age 13)
  • Taylor Pusha (Roanoke, VA; age 12)
  • Dharma Sabapathy (Austin, TX; age 11)
  • Brady Stewart (San Angelo, TX; age 12)
  • Sophie Tate (Stansbury Park, UT; age 12)
  • Brooke Waters (Selma, AL; age 11)

The season is almost halfway over and the winner will be revealed on Monday, September 16th.  I will do another post about the show before the season finale. Feel free to discuss this season in the comments section as several people have requested somewhere to comment on this season.

UPDATE - Here is the post with the Kids Baking Championship season 7 winner.