Friday, February 27, 2015

Food Network's March 2015 Programming Highlights

Here are some of the highlights of the Food Network programming scheduled to air on the channel in March:
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  • The series premiere of All-Star Academy, with Bobby Flay, Alex Guarnaschelli, Curtis Stone, and Michael Symon on Sunday, March 1st at 9pm.  This is pretty much America's Best Cook.
  • A new series called Food Fortunes, which sounds like a mix of ABC's Shark Tank and CNBC's Restaurant Startup that premieres Monday, March 9th at 10pm.  People pitch their ideas to restaurateurs/entrepreneurs such as Willie Degel.
  • A Disney Dream Cruise special that features Melissa d’Arabian, Amanda Freitag, Katie Lee, Jeff Mauro and their families on Friday, March 27th at 8pm.
  • New primetime episodes of Beat Bobby Flay, Chopped, Chopped Canada, Cutthroat Kitchen, Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives, Guy’s Grocery Games, Restaurant Impossible, Mystery Diners, and Duff Til Dawn.
  • New daytime episodes of Farmhouse Rules, Southern at Heart, The Kitchen and The Pioneer Woman.
  • Southern at Heart is a season premiere, meaning this is Damaris Phillips 4th season of the show.

The press release with episode descriptions and air dates is below:


Plus: Celebrates St. Patrick’s Day and Offers Kitchen Shortcuts for Busy Families

NEW YORK – January 29, 2015 – March roars in like a lion on Food Network with the premiere of All-Star Academy on Sunday, March 1st at 9pm, when skilled home cooks from across the country are paired up with mentors Bobby Flay, Alex Guarnaschelli, Curtis Stone and Michael Symon to battle it out for the chance at $50,000 in a culinary clash of the titans hosted by Ted Allen. Then, young visionaries pitch their best and brightest ideas to potential investors who have the means to make dreams come true in new series Food Fortunes, premiering Monday, March 9th at 10pm. Dreams do come true for Melissa d’Arabian, Amanda Freitag, Katie Lee and Jeff Mauro Friday, March 27th at 8pm, when they set sail on the Disney Dream Cruise with Food Network with an insider’s view of their journey at sea. Also on the menu in March are premieres of Beat Bobby Flay, Chopped, Cutthroat Kitchen, Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives, Guy’s Grocery Games, Mystery Diners and more fan-favorites. In daytime, Damaris Phillips brings her Southern charm and elevated regional dishes back to the lineup with the season premiere of Southern at Heart on Sunday, March 29th at 12pm. Daytime also serves up premiere episodes of Farmhouse Rules, The Kitchen and The Pioneer Woman. Plus, celebrates St. Patrick’s Day with traditional Irish dishes, along with soon-to-be-favorites for the whole family, and comes to the rescue of busy home cooks with shortcuts and simple tips to prepare delicious meals in a flash all year long. Join the Food Network conversation on Facebook and Twitter.


All-Star Academy – Premiering Sunday, March 1st at 9pm

Ten home cooks from across the country are paired up with some of Food Network’s biggest names, including Bobby Flay, Alex Guarnaschelli, Curtis Stone and Michael Symon in the new culinary competition All-Star Academy. Hosted by Ted Allen, each home cook, with guidance from their Food Network mentor, competes in intense culinary challenges in hopes of elevating their culinary skills to the finish line. One-by-one, the challengers are eliminated by special guest judges who determine which dishes are not up to par. The last cook standing will earn the $50,000 grand prize.

Premiering Sunday, March 1st at 9pm – “Choosing Teams” – SERIES PREMIERE!
Ten home cooks from around the country are about to embark on the greatest culinary adventure of their lives, but first they will need to cook for a spot on a mentor’s team. Four of the biggest, most skilled chefs in the world, Bobby Flay, Alex Guarnaschelli, Curtis Stone and Michael Symon, will each have two home cooks to guide through the competition, but only one mentor and home cook will emerge victorious in the end. Who will it be? Special guest judge Simon Majumdar helps decide which home cooks have a chance to move on.

Premiering Sunday, March 8th at 9pm -“Mentors’ Choice”
The eight remaining home cooks must reinvent famous food pairings to stay out of this weeks’ elimination round. And these cooks do not want to disappoint, because they will be judged by their toughest critic yet, Iron Chef Geoffrey Zakarian. Which home cooks will move on one step closer to the $50,000 grand prize?

Premiering Sunday, March 15th at 9pm – “Battle of the Mentors”
For the first time ever in Food Network history, best friends and mentors Bobby Flay and Michael Symon try to take each other’s team down as all the mentors battle head-to-head to win a crucial advantage. Let the battles begin! Special guest judge Elizabeth Falkner gets in on the action determining which home cook is sent home.

Premiering Sunday, March 22nd at 9pm – “Frenemies”
Never before have we seen the mentors join forces to achieve victory. Be prepared as Bobby, Alex, Curtis and Michael become two super-teams to make the most spectacular three-course steak dinner with their home cooks. The losing team goes from friends to instant enemies as they cook off against each other in the elimination round, judged by Chopped judge Amanda Freitag and Chef John Li.

Premiering Sunday, March 29th at 9pm – “Second Chances”
Five home cooks remain as the mentors battle head-to-head to bring back an eliminated contestant of their choice. These competitive mentors will be put to the test, using tough ingredients like eel and vinegar, to whip up a dish worthy of a second chance. When an eliminated contestant returns, it is time for the six home cooks to battle it out in front of special guest judge Donatella Arpaia, to see who goes home in the elimination round.

Online in February, meet the competitors and mentors, and get the mentors’ competitive strategies and advice for home cooks, plus find out who mentored the mentors! Fans can find a highlights photo gallery featuring top moments from each episode, and exclusive video featuring top moments and tips from the mentors. Host Ted Allen provides his “Take on the Show” exclusively on is the destination for home cooks with tips and how-to videos at Join the action with #AllStarAcademy.

Beat Bobby Flay

Premiering Thursday, March 5th at 10pm – “Foreign Relations”
The powerhouse duo of Giada De Laurentiis and Michael Symon team up once again to take down their friend Bobby Flay. Global chef David deCastro takes on Japanese-born chef Taichi Kitamura, for the honor to take on the champion in his house.

Premiering Thursday, March 12th at 10pm – “Fire in the Hole!”
The kitchen heats up when Brooklyn-born chef Jen Biesty takes on self-taught chef Chris Lamphier. Who will beat the heat when Chopped judge Alex Guarnaschelli and The Kitchen’s Katie Lee turn up the pressure?

Premiering Thursday, March 19th at 10pm – “To Contend and Serve!”
Naval chef Carla Harris brings her grit against seriously competitive chef Noah Schwartz, while Anne Burrell of Worst Cooks in America, and The Kitchen’s Geoffrey Zakarian use their expertise to determine who has the arsenal to beat Bobby.

Premiering Thursday, March 26th at 10pm – “Culinary Validation”
Puerto Rican chef Jose Adorno brings his Latin style against Italian chef Adam Halberg, with both fighting to make their mark, while Today show news anchor Natalie Morales and Chopped judge Scott Conant revel in making Bobby sweat.

Online, find behind-the-scenes photos, video highlights, interviews with contestants, bloopers and an exclusive blog interview with Bobby Flay. Plus, check out ongoing blog coverage of the new season in FN Dish. Follow the action on Twitter using #BeatBobbyFlay.


Premiering Tuesday, March 3rd at 10pm – “Double Trouble”
Eight chefs comprised of cooking duos have been invited to the Chopped kitchen to compete in pairs. In the first round, the couples learn to navigate the space together as they make appetizers that include date vinegar and chili garlic coated peas. For the entree round, there is a lively sea critter in the basket, as well as some sweet potato patties. The two cooking couples who make it to the dessert round must come up with some fresh ideas for crème fraîche and port wine.
Host: Ted Allen Judges: Scott Contant, Alex Guarnaschelli, Aarón Sánchez

Premiering Tuesday, March 10th at 10pm – “T.G.I. Fry-Day”
It is fry-day in the Chopped kitchen and the judges will be expecting deep-fried deliciousness on every plate. In the first round, the competitors work with hot dogs and taro root. During judging on the entree round, featuring cookies and cube steak, the judges must debate whether a repeated mistake should warrant one chef’s elimination. An ooey, gooey cake and salted caramel make for some sweet creations in the final round.
Host: Ted Allen Judges: Scott Contant, Marc Murphy, Chris Santos

Premiering Tuesday, March 17th at 10pm – “Amateurs Redemption”
It takes a very brave home cook to take on Chopped once, and these amateurs are courageous enough to come back for a second time. In the first round, vegan roast is an ingredient to be reckoned with. In the second round, a small bird and a sugary breakfast item are part of the vexing entree puzzle that the amateurs must solve. Some sweet and savory candies and a special spice blend keep the last two competitors on their toes, as they fight to be the last one standing tall as the Chopped champion.
Host: Ted Allen Judges: Alex Guarnaschelli, Marc Murphy, Chris Santos

Premiering Tuesday, March 24th at 10pm – “Let’s Do Lunch”
In this competition, the usual rounds are replaced with breakfast, lunch and dinner. The morning meal must include tiny eggs and fancy coffee. In the second round, the chefs have to make midday meals featuring lunchbox favorite peanut butter and jelly. A strange turn of events in the dinner round finds one of the competitors searching frantically for an ingredient that has mysteriously vanished from sight.
Host: Ted Allen Judges: Marc Murphy, Amanda Freitag, Aarón Sánchez

Premiering Tuesday, March 31st at 10pm – “Fake Cake, Real Stakes”
It is a great fake out, when all the basket ingredients are in disguise. Everyone should taste the “chicken wings” in the first basket, which are a secretly sweet item. The “cake” in the second round and “tomato soup” in the dessert basket also require a close inspection. The duplicitous ingredients lead to trouble for all, and even more potential for trickery lurks in the pantry.
Host: Ted Allen Judges: Maneet Chauhan, Marc Murphy, Chris Santos

Online, catch behind-the-scenes photos, plus video previews and highlights. Do not miss new episodes of After Hours, including After Hours: April Fools premiering Tuesday, March 31st, as Chopped judges Amanda Freitag, Alex Guarnaschelli and Geoffrey Zakarian create desserts with disguised ingredients. Plus, vote for your favorite Chopped-inspired dish and find out who has what it takes to be a Chopped champion at home with the Chopped at Home Challenge. Voting begins begins Monday, March 9th. Join the conversation at #Chopped.

Chopped Canada

Premiering Thursday, March 5th at 9pm -“Steaking Their Claim”
Frog legs and cookies get things hopping in the appetizer round, as these four chefs face-off. Cherry cheesecake raises the “steaks” in round two as one chef finds a new and inventive use for a toaster! Ultimately, one chef is no “matcha” for the other, as paneer and elderflower liqueur take center stage in round three.
Host: Dean McDermott Judges: Lynn Crawford, John Higgins, Antonio Park

Premiering Thursday, March 12th at 9pm -“Every Round Has Its Thorns”
The contestants are challenged out of the gate as a host of unusual ingredients take the stage. Ready-made eggrolls and stilton cheese collide in the appetizer round, giving way to the odd pairing of blood sausage and lemongrass in the entree. The last two chefs struggle with sweet and salty in a dessert round featuring spicy salted plums and vanilla frosting.
Host: Dean McDermott Judges: Massimo Capra, John Higgins, Michael (Chef) Smith

Premiering Thursday, March 19th at 9pm -“A Brisket, A Basket”
There is no escaping the challenge in round one as four chefs battle to transform chicken hot dogs and dried fruit into a winning combination. Brisket proves a tough meat to handle in the second basket as the chefs fight to make it to the final round. Dessert is a prickly pickle as both chefs strive to create a delightful dish from cactus and crescent rolls.
Host: Dean McDermott Judges: Susur Lee, Michael (Chef) Smith, Anne Yarymowich

Premiering Thursday, March 26th at 9pm -“Taken Out by Takeout”
It is time to open the takeout containers in this episode. Greek salad and beef pho make for strange bedfellows in the appetizer round. The second round challenges the chefs to see who can transform a drive-thru staple into haute cuisine. The dessert round pits the remaining chefs against each other in an Asian adventure with a cherry twist.
Host: Dean McDermott Judges: Massimo Capra, John Higgins, Susur Lee

Cutthroat Kitchen

Premiering Sunday, March 1st at 10pm -“You’re Bacon Me Crazy”
One chef has to use finger tools while making a bacon-wrapped dish. Another chef has to make lasagna while driving around the kitchen in a race car seat. Finally, a chef has to make a black and white cookie while doubling their movements on a black and white prep station.
Host: Alton Brown Judge: Antonia Lofaso

Premiering Sunday, March 8th at 10pm -“Whisk-ey Business”
In a speed round, three chefs must make an omelet in one pan. Then, a chef has to get all of their Oysters Rockefeller ingredients out of an oil drum. Finally, one chef has to use finger whisks to make a cream puff.
Host: Alton Brown Judge: Antonia Lofaso

Premiering Sunday, March 15th at 10pm -“Scone Home”
Three chefs have to make a tuna melt with a glob of melted tools. Another chef has to cook Salisbury steak while standing on a “high stakes” platform above the kitchen. Finally, a chef has a tea party while trying to make scones.
Host: Alton Brown Judge: Antonia Lofaso

Premiering Sunday, March 22nd at 10pm -“Great Egg-scape”
While making Eggs Benedict, one chef has to harvest their eggs from a chicken coop. Then, two chefs have to make British pub food while in a double decker bus. Finally, one chef has to mix everything for sandwich cookies in milk bottles.
Host: Alton Brown Judge: Simon Majumdar

Premiering Sunday, March 29th at 10pm -“You’re All Up Bahn Mi”
A chef has to use only a martini glass while making bahn mi. Then two chefs have to get their tortilla soup ingredients out of a piñata. Finally, one chef has to bake a galette on a tennis racket.
Host: Alton Brown Judge: Antonia Lofaso

Online, go behind-the-scenes with an on-set tour, video featuring host Alton Brown sharing his secret strategies for success, and original series Testing the Sabotages and episodes of Alton’s After Show. Follow the mischief and strategy on Twitter using #CutthroatKitchen.

Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives

Premiering Friday, March 6th at 10pm – “From Atlantic to Pacific”
This trip, Guy gets a taste of both coasts. In Bakersfield, California, a 75-year-old steakhouse fires up savory stuffed pork chops and delicious lobster mac ‘n cheese. Across town, a Latin-American fusion joint cranks out chicken and tri-tip with a south-of-the-border spin. And in Somers Point, New Jersey, a sandwich spot serves up all kinds of crazy combos, like a killer crab melt and the bomb pork belly reuben.

Premiering Monday, March 9th at 9pm – “All Beefed Up”
Guy’s hits up memorable spots serving all kinds of beefy favorites. From burgers to meatballs, steak to BBQ, stuffed inside tacos and hashed up inside sandwiches. What’s for dinner? You know it has gotta be beef.

Premiering Friday, March 13th at 10pm – “Globe Tasting”
Guy gets an authentic taste of all ends of the earth. In Bakersfield, California, a firehouse-turned-restaurant fires up Latin-fusion favorites like Basque lamb tacos and popcorn pork with a side of zing. In Northfield, New Jersey, a Sicilian spot serves all kinds of authentic specialties like grandma’s pizza and homemade pappardelle pasta. In Phoenix, Arizona, a funky Thai joint dishes out off-the-hook dumplings and coconut Asian pork.

Disney Dream Cruise with Food Network

Premiering Friday, March 27th at 8pm – SPECIAL!
This one-hour prime-time special brings together some of Food Network’s favorite stars for a vacation like no other. Melissa d’Arabian (Guy’s Grocery Games), Amanda Freitag Chopped), and Katie Lee and Jeff Mauro (The Kitchen), along with their families and friends, set sail on The Disney Dream cruise ship for three days of sun, fun and food. Go behind-the-scenes as the hosts go where no cameras have gone before… the inner workings of the ship’s galleys, the very kitchens where The Dream’s talented chefs prepare food for thousands a day. No cruise would be complete without surf, sand, and of course, incredible meals.

Duff Till Dawn

Premiering Thursday, March 5th at 10:30pm – “Fairies vs. Goblins” – SEASON FINALE!
Once upon a time, in the fabled shop of Duff Goldman, two teams entered into a challenge of imagination and enchantment to bring a fairy to life…in a cake. While Sarah Myers and Timbo Sullivan dance in a forest of whimsy, Natalie Sideserf and Julia Doubleday delve into the surreal and push the boundaries of cake art. Can they complete their cakes before the sun rises and win over Duff and guest judges Elena Fox and Aarti Sequeira?

Online, find a behind-the-scenes set tour, final cake creations, and meet the competitors and judges, plus check out ongoing blog coverage on FN Dish, including a bakery tour and fun facts about host Duff Goldman. Plus, check out fans’ cake creations and share your own photos of your most impressive homemade cakes! Join the frosted conversation at #DuffTillDawn.

Food Fortunes – Premiering Monday, March 9th at 10pm – SERIES PREMIERE!

Walk in with an idea…walk out with a fortune. In each episode of Food Fortunes, recipe developers, product makers, and food visionaries have the opportunity to earn cold hard cash from four titans of the industry all looking to make lucrative investments. “Pitching the room,” however, has a whole new meaning, as the only way to impress the investors is to win the approval of a panel of consumers. Will their ideas land flat? Or will these inventors go home with a food fortune? Investors include entrepreneurs Willie Degel, Robert Earl, Scott Gerber, Dan Glickberg, Daniel Green, Michele Hoskins, Sonia Kapadia, and Pat LaFrieda.

Online in February, meet the food visionaries vying for a shot at success and the investors they must impress. Join the business banter with #FoodFortunes.

Guy’s Grocery Games

Premiering Sunday, March 1st at 8pm – “Triple D Takes on Triple G…Again!”
Creating the ultimate diner dish should be easy for Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives chefs, but a strict weight limit on ingredients makes this challenge heavy-duty. Then, who has time to figure out Guy’s favorite dish when you only get a few minutes to shop? The final two must make a stuffed entree with ingredients from every aisle. The winner takes a road trip around the market worth up to $20,000.
Judges: Melissa d’Arabian, Troy Johnson, Aida Mollenkamp

Premiering Sunday, March 8th at 8pm – “Don’t Skimp on the Shrimp”
Four chefs must make their signature dish using an insignificant four and a half pounds of ingredients. Next, can the chefs butter up the judges with a fantastic weeknight family dinner featuring jumbo butterfly shrimp? Then, the finalists must make an upscale lunch that uses up an ingredient from every aisle. The winner will go on a Shopping Spree worth up to $20,000.
Judges: G. Garvin, Troy Johnson, Aarti Sequeira

Premiering Sunday, March 15th at 8pm – “James Beard Nominees on Triple G”
Four James Beard-nominated chefs use their exceptional culinary skills to make an hors d’oeuvre featuring instant ramen noodles. Then, these high-end chefs have to make a five-star seafood dinner with a ridiculously low budget. The finalists learn that creating a dish featuring one ingredient, prepared two different ways, using items from three aisles, is not as easy as 1, 2, 3. The winner is awarded up to $20,000 in the Triple G Shopping Spree.
Judges: Melissa d’Arabian, Brian Malarkey, Aida Mollenkamp

Premiering Sunday, March 22nd at 8pm – “Music and Meatloaf”
Things start off on a high note when four chefs, including a ukulele instructor, must make a meatloaf without any of the usual ingredients. Next, how do you make an appetizer with less-than-appetizing items from a sample table? Finally, the chef that makes the most daring dish after a two-minute dash for groceries gets to go on a Shopping Spree worth up to $20,000.
Judges: Christy Vega Fowler, Beau MacMillan, Catherine McCord

Premiering Sunday, March 29th at 8pm – “Winner, Winner, Chicken Dinner”
Guy asks the chefs to give P’s a chance, since all the ingredients in their first dishes must start with that letter. Next, they must make a winner of a chicken dinner using a Grocery List that includes Asian hot pepper paste and candy. The finalists cannot believe they have to make their best grilled dinner using canned goods. The chef with the “can do” attitude will get a shot at up to $20,000 in the Shopping Spree.
Judges: Christy Vega Fowler, G. Garvin, Beau MacMillan

Online, catch interviews with host Guy Fieri, photo galleries with episode recaps and highlights; plus find ongoing blog coverage. Follow the games on Twitter using #GroceryGames.

Mystery Diners

Premiering Wednesday, March 4th at 9:30pm – “Red Hot Mess”
Sonny and Sage, owners of Hot Red Bus near Los Angeles, contact Charles after hearing rumors that their restaurant is open on the one day it is supposed to be closed. Kendall goes undercover to see what is going on when the doors are locked.

Premiering Wednesday, March 11th at 9:30pm – “Private Chef Sting”
Having already been helped by Mystery Diners in the past, Nico, owner of Capo’s Speakeasy in Las Vegas, contacts Charles to help with a personal problem at his new home. Rob and Kiel go undercover to see if the private chef is cooking up trouble.

Premiering Wednesday, March 18th at 9:30pm – “Mystery Wedding”
Kristy and Sarah, owners of Moviesets in New Orleans, are concerned about theft at their prop house-turned-event center. Charles sends in Mystery Diners Rob and Ingrid to book a wedding reception and they discover more than one event is taking place.

Premiering Wednesday, March 25th at 9:30pm – “Repeat Offender”
Cara is concerned about an unhealthy competition between her two New Orleans restaurants, Toast and Tartine. Mystery Diners Shelby and Nicole go undercover and discover that a problem employee, previously busted by Charles, is on the owner’s staff.

Restaurant: Impossible

Premiering Wednesday, March 18th at 10pm – “4,000 Square Feet of Trouble”
At over 4,000 square feet, WhaBah Steakhouse in Bowling Green, Kentucky, presents host Robert Irvine with his biggest challenge yet! The eight-year-old restaurant/music venue made more than a million dollars in its first year, but the owner has hit the wall and is now facing bankruptcy. Robert

Online, hear from owners to find out what happens after Robert visits with weekly Restaurant Revisited epilogues. Join the conversation at #RestaurantImpossible.


Farmhouse Rules

Premiering Sunday, March 1st at 12:30pm – “Bonfire Bonding”
Nancy is having the family over for some good old-fashioned bonfire bonding! First, she heads to her local bakery to pick up a fresh boule of sourdough for her French Onion Soup bowls and then finishes up the rest of the meal, preparing Homemade Beef Stock, Pork Chop Layered Salad with Blue Cheese Dressing and Chocolate Toffee No-Bake Cookies, while the family gets the bonfire started in the backyard.

Premiering Sunday, March 8th at 12:30pm – “A Farmer’s Family Tree”
Nancy is rediscovering her family history through her rulebook, starting with the first rule ever written down. She takes us on a culinary journey through her family’s history and then makes a small family tree with the grandkids, shares family stories and sits down to a real Fuller family dinner of Ham Soufflé, Baked Beans and French Pickles. Molasses Cookies with Boiled Marshmallow Frosting is the perfect finish to a perfect day.

Premiering Sunday, March 15th at 12:30pm – “Not the Wine Cellar”
Nancy is making a cozy comfort meal with all kinds of fruits and vegetables she’s stored and preserved from the season. On the menu is Ham Steak with Apple Mustard Chutney, Shredded Beet and Carrot Salad, Scalloped Vegetable Casserole, Honey Ginger Lemonade and Black-Bottomed Butterscotch Pudding. She also shares tips on how you can store fruits and vegetables just like the farmers do.

Premiering Sunday, March 22nd at 12:30pm – “The Bowlerinas”
Nancy and her ladies’ bowling team made it into the finals! Before the big tournament, Nancy invites the team over for a good luck brunch of Cream Cheese Stuffed French Toast, Sausage and Bacon Hash, Berry Granola Parfait and Bowlerinas Punch to wash it all down.

Premiering Sunday, March 29nd at 12:30pm – “The Auctionista”
Nancy Fuller loves finding hidden treasures at the auctions she attends, and her house is full of them. After a heavy morning of auctioning with one of her gal pals, Nancy offers to cook a decadent lunch to celebrate their newly found treasures. They enjoy Poached Salmon Salad, Herbed Rice Pilaf, Asparagus with Hollandaise and a refreshing Springtime Mimosa Cocktail.

The Kitchen

Premiering Saturdays at 11am
Spend a fun and food-filled morning in The Kitchen with hosts Sunny Anderson, Katie Lee, Jeff Mauro, Marcela Valladolid and Geoffrey Zakarian. These five talented food experts will bring fun conversation and delicious recipes into your kitchen every week. From simple supper ideas to the latest food trends, they will cover all things fun in food. Pull up a stool at the counter and join them in The Kitchen.

Online, check out exciting updates, including recipes from the show, behind-the-scenes photos, fun facts from the culinary department, recipes, audience polls and more. Join the conversation in #TheKitchen.

The Pioneer Woman

Premiering Saturday, March 21st at 10am – “Speedy Sweet”
Ree shares four delicious done-in-a-flash desserts, from a great White Chocolate Pudding that is a huge family favorite, to a fast and fabulous Raspberry Fool that’s light, creamy and perfect for company. She breaks out a quick Dessert Panini, a gooey, chocolatey kid pleaser, then whips up Caramel Apple Sauce to make a sundae that everyone loves.

Premiering Saturday, March 28th at 10am – “Easter”
It is three days of Easter on the ranch, starting with a big Good Friday delivery of Hot Cross Buns to friends. Then on Saturday, Ree’s making a fabulous spring lunch of Tortellini Primavera for the kids and cute Krispy Eggs to take to the Easter Sunday potluck at church, along with a stunning Basket of Crudites with a delicious Spinach Dip.

Southern at Heart
– Premiering Sunday, March 29th at 12pm – SEASON PREMIERE!

True Southern cooking is an act of love, and Damaris Phillips continues to take on the traditions of the South with achievable, bright recipes designed to help build confidence for new cooks. Southern at Heart captures her infectious spirit and celebrates the flavors of Kentucky, where locally-sourced special ingredients and romantic backstories are turned into sure-fire crowd pleasers that will inspire anyone to elevate their cooking.

Spring Feast Weekend Cooking Blocks- Premiering Saturday, March 28th from 7am – 12pm and Sunday, March 29th from 7am – 2pm

Premiere episodes include:

Premiering Saturday, March 28th at 10am -The Pioneer Woman -“Easter”
Premiering Saturday, March 28th at 11am – The Kitchen
Premiering Sunday, March 29th at 12pm – Southern at Heart
Premiering Sunday, March 29nd at 12:30pm – Farmhouse Rules – “The Auctionista”


Discover Food Network Live on Snapchat

The newly launched Discover Food Network channel on Snapchat provides another fun way for fans and users to explore quality food-centric mobile content on their smart phones from a brand they trust and love. Discover Food Network on Snapchat contains a daily selection of carefully curated content including seasonal and topical food themes, tips and recipes, cooking basics, food news, and recurring regular snaps such as Meatless Mondays and Dinner in 10. With Discover Food Network on Snapchat, users can literally hold the best of what Food Network offers in their hand. To find out more about Discover Food Network on Snapchat, click here.

St. Patrick’s Day

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day by serving classic Irish dishes and drinks, as well as a few new favorites, such as Ina Garten’s Irish Soda Bread, and Melissa d’Arabian’s Shepherd’s Pie, plus get a look at Bobby Flay’s tour of Ireland. Go green with recipes for green velvet cupcakes, a shamrock cake and green milkshakes for kids, and a spiked version for adults!

Cooking from the Pantry

It is easy to throw together a quick meal using only the ingredients you have on-hand; learn how to stock your pantry with convenient ingredients (like canned and dried beans, pasta, rice and dried herbs and spices) and then use them to make meals like pasta with creamy red pepper sauce, soup, paella and pantry pancakes.

Kitchen Shortcuts

Weeknight meals come together in a flash thanks to shortcut ingredients like rotisserie chicken and frozen produce, with tips from Melissa d’Arabian and Ree Drummond.

Help Around the Kitchen

Get a little extra help around the home and kitchen with’s year-round calendar of cleaning tips, simple recipes and mealtime solutions to make your life easier, even on the busiest days.

Comfort Food for the Season

During the cold winter months, satisfy your craving for hearty food with recipes like meatloaf, casseroles, slow-cooker favorites and homemade cookies. Sample stick-to-your-ribs classics and soon-to-be favorite recipes to keep the winter warm and cozy all season long.


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(H/T From Val's Kitchen)


  1. I'll trade Southern at Heart for Heartland Table. I'll even give them Trisha Yearwood's stupid show.

  2. If I was on a boat with Melissa D'Arabian, I'd be tossing her off...

  3. You don't like hippies and country stars?

  4. Matt, I love you—and I try to avoid spelling corrections unless a poster kind of asks for it—but please don't fall into the trap of calling a restaurant owner a "restauranteur." It's bad enough that a raft of professionals pronounce it that way, but at least, let's spell it correctly. It's "restaurateur," with no n.

  5. I'd love Heartland to come back too.

  6. Loved Heartland Table...she was down-to-earth, unique, real, and a GREAT cook. Don't think Trisha Yearwood is much of a cook at all and when she starts singing, I switch to another channel.

  7. Yep. And I love Matt, too.

  8. And to MoHub, I love that you know the correct placement of quotation marks (AFTER the period and comma)...most people do not.

  9. Used to feel that way about her...think she's much less of a snob now than she used to be.

  10. fixed... Although I could probably think of some better adjectives for Willie Degel.

  11. In addition to less "Dr. Phil" Irvine on the show, I think RI would be improved with more breaks. We get two "seasons" a calendar year or so. It feels like more. The schedule is probably driving the rushed feel or the show and causing them to lean on social work.

    I like Beat Bobby Flay. It's not appointment TV, but I'm happy to watch when I stumble across it.

  12. I think RI would improve if they stopped making new episodes and aired re-runs of the first few seasons.

  13. Thanks for the heads-up! I set All Star Academy to record. I love Shark Tank and Restaurant Startup, so I'm giving Food Fortune a shot too. And I love all the Food Network Disney specials!

  14. Howdy Folks!
    Be sure to catch my new show "Backdoor to the ChuckWagon"
    In the first episode I show you a bunch of things you can do to a rump roast.
    - Love Y'all

    Call Me Pioneer Woman...wink wink

  15. Good Job.
    Teach that boy racism early, let him know he might as well skip college and go right to prison.

  16. I don't care for Trisha Yearwood, I watched 10 seconds of her show, and it was more gossip than cooking. I'll take Heartland Table over Trisha's show.

  17. Seems to have touched a couple nerves. Is my statement true? Sorry, already set for college and understands the challenges. Reads and watch news media. Wonder if the network is owned by you two. Seem to have taken strong offense.

  18. DANG!!!! Happy Trails!!!!!!!

  19. Thank you, Matt! You are a prince, as always.

  20. I had exactly the same thought when I read the list of cooks who will be on the cruise. I absolutely loathe her and her speaking style makes me cringe.

  21. I never watch the reality shows anymore.

  22. Adding to the Matt love here ;-)

  23. Does anybody know who Matt is? What is his name. He is the moderator for this blog.