Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Food Network's April 2015 Programming Highlights

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Here are some of the highlights of the Food Network programming scheduled to air on the channel in April:
  • The season finale of All-Star Academy on Sunday April, 19th with the winner getting $50,000.
  • The start of the Chopped All-Stars tournament on Tuesday, April 28th.  Here are the competitors that will be on the show competing for charity.
  • A Cutthroat Kitchen: Evilicious tournament starting on Sunday, April 19th where 16 previous winners compete to win up to $75,000.
  • A new series Spring Baking Championship premieres on Sunday, April 26th, and is pretty much the Kid's Baking Championship for adults.  Bobby Deen is the host, and Duff Goldman, Lorraine Pascale, and Nancy Fuller are the judges.  Eight competitors compete for $50,000.
  • New primetime episodes of Beat Bobby Flay, Chopped, Chopped Canada, Cutthroat Kitchen, Diners, Drive Ins and Dives, Food Fortunes, Guy’s Grocery Games, Mystery Diners, and Restaurant: Impossible
  • New daytime episodes of Farmhouse Rules, Giada at Home, The Kitchen, Tricia's Southern Kitchen, The Pioneer Woman and Southern at Heart

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

NEW YORK – March 3, 2015 – Food Network spices up the primetime lineup with a not-to-be-missed grand finale, not one but two tournaments and a sweet new series. First up, the remaining home cook contestants of All-Star Academy go head-to-head in the finale on Sunday, April 19th at 9pm; with $50,000 dollars on the line and the ultimate in bragging rights for their culinary star mentor this is the ultimate kitchen showdown. Then, the contestants have never been more calculating and the sabotages more evil when the most cunning contestants return to do battle against one another for the chance to win up to $75,000 in the Cutthroat Kitchen: Evilicious tournament hosted by Alton Brown, premiering Sunday, April 19th at 10pm. On Sunday, April 26th at 9pm, Food Network sweetens up primetime with Spring Baking Championship hosted by Bobby Deen, as eight of the country’s top bakers create their most scrumptious and beautiful springtime treats to impress judges Duff Goldman, Lorraine Pascale and Nancy Fuller for a shot at the sweet grand prize of $50,000. On Tuesday, April 28th at 10pm, the Chopped All-Stars tournament returns with a brand new crop of culinary royalty storming the Chopped kitchen for a spot in the Grand Finale and the $75,000 grand prize for their favorite charity in a culinary clash of the titans! Also sprinkling the primetime lineup in April are premiere episodes of Beat Bobby Flay, Food Fortunes, Guy’s Grocery Games, Mystery Diners, Restaurant: Impossible and more! In daytime, country music star and best-selling cookbook author Trisha Yearwood returns to share her delicious home cooking inspired by her Georgia roots in a new season of Trisha’s Southern Kitchen Saturday, April 18th at 10:30am. April also brings premieres of Farmhouse Rules, Giada at Home, The Kitchen, The Pioneer Woman and Southern at Heart. Plus, FoodNetwork.com launches new series, Smart Carts: Winning the Supermarket with Melissa d’Arabian to help families make the best choices at the grocery store to get delicious and nutritious meals on the table without breaking the bank! FoodNetwork.com also makes entertaining a spring breeze with recipes, advice, shortcuts and tips to celebrate the season. Join the Food Network conversation on Facebook and Twitter.


All-Star Academy

Premiering Sunday, April 5th at 9pm – “The Blind Taste Test”
Food Network star Robert Irvine steps in to fill the mentors shoes, coaching and guiding the home cooks as they are challenged to cook with canned meats. The super twist is that the mentors will be doing a blind taste test to determine which three of their home cooks need to compete for survival in the elimination round.

Premiering Sunday, April 12th at 9pm – “Win and You’re In”
The four remaining home cooks must go head-to-head in three of the toughest challenges yet. The winner of each round instantly moves into the finale, but the last cook standing goes home. Chopped guest judge Marc Murphy lends a helping hand in the penultimate episode.

Premiering Sunday, April 19th at 9pm – “The Finale” – SEASON FINALE!
Three home cooks remain, with one last chance to win the grand prize of $50,000! The cooks must make it through three intense rounds of culinary challenges, all representing a day in the life of your typical home cook…breakfast, lunch and dinner. For the first time ever, the contestants will get to cook side-by-side with their world-class mentor!

Online, 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 FoodNetwork.com. FoodNetwork.com is the destination for home cooks on FoodNetwork.com/AllStarAcademy with tip and how-to videos. Join the action with #AllStarAcademy.

Beat Bobby Flay

Premiering Thursday, April 2nd at 10pm – “Raising the Bar”
The rambunctious team of Alison Sweeney and The Kitchen’s Sunny Anderson light up the arena with their sights set on Bobby Flay. Young gun Kelvin Fernandez sharpens his knives to take on Japanese superstar Chris Kobayashi, for a shot at taking down Bobby.

Premiering Thursday, April 9th at 10pm – “No Training Wheels”
Actor and chef David Burtka teams up with Chopped judge Alex Guarnaschelli to beat the king of competition cooking, Bobby Flay. Two self-taught chefs, Johnny Zone and Jumoke Jackson battle for the right to dethrone him.

Premiering Thursday, April 16th at 10pm – “Best Laid Plans”
Food Network personalities Katie Lee and Simon Majumdar have their sights set on victory as Southerner Keri Moser faces off against New Englander Clark Frasier for the chance to prove their skills at the stove. Will Bobby Flay escape with his apron intact?

Premiering Thursday, April 23rd at 10pm – “East Coast’s Finest”
Curtis Stone and Michael Symon of All-Star Academy team up to rattle Bobby. Rhode Island’s chef Antonio Franco goes head-to-head against New York chef Luke Venner for the chance to take on Bobby Flay.

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, April 7th at 10pm – “Amateurs’ Brawl”
Four fearless home cooks put their pride on the line in the Chopped kitchen. In the first basket, this group of awesome amateurs must transform spinach vinaigrette and chicken truffle sausages. Then in the entree round, will the chefs endeavor to be wildly creative with wild boar roast? The finalists utilize some interesting techniques to make something new from marshmallow chocolate cookies.
Host: Ted Allen Judges: Maneet Chauhan, Scott Conant, Chris Santos

Premiering Tuesday, April 14th at 10pm – “First Responders”
Police officers and paramedics with culinary chops are in the Chopped kitchen. In the first round, the contestants respond to a basket with hummus chips and ground bison. In the second round, they must jump into action and figure out how to make fiery jawbreakers work with rotisserie chicken. Angel food cake in the final basket is apropos.
Host: Ted Allen Judges: Maneet Chauhan, Amanda Freitag, Chris Santos

Premiering Tuesday, April 21st at 10pm – “Fabulous Baker Boys”
You can put all your bread on a bet that a baker is going to take the $10,000 prize in this competition. In the first round, the competitors must bake focaccia and figure out how to make a rich fish work with rice pudding. The ingredients in the second basket strongly hint at a particular recipe, but is it a trap? The two bakers to make it to the dessert round consider themselves lucky, until they are stymied by an alarming candied ingredient.
Host: Ted Allen Judges: Scott Conant, Amanda Freitag, Christina Tosi

Online, catch behind-the-scenes photos, plus video previews and highlights. Do not miss new episodes of After Hours, including After Hours: April Fools, 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 in round 2 of the Chopped at Home Challenge beginning Monday, March 30th. Join the conversation at #Chopped.

Chopped All-Stars – Premiering Tuesday, April 28th at 10pm

There is culinary royalty in the Chopped kitchen, when sixteen celebrity chefs fight to be crowned the grand champion. In the four preliminary competitions, the all-stars will face some of the most challenging ingredients they have ever seen. Anything can happen when the four winners meet up in the Grand Finale throw down. It is not just egos on the line, each chef is playing for the $75,000 grand prize for their favorite charity. Big stars and one huge prize – all eyes will be on this Chopped All-Stars tournament.

Premiering Tuesday, April 28th at 10pm – “All-Star Tournament: Part 1″ – TOURNAMENT PREMIERE!

All-star chefs Madison Cowan, Eric Greenspan, Brian Malarkey and Art Smith converge in the Chopped kitchen to fight it out for a spot in the $75,000 finale. In the first round, a slimy ingredient provokes some disgusted reactions from the competitors and judges. In the entree round, the beautiful fish in the basket leads the chefs to make some surprising mistakes. When the two finalists go in totally different directions with their desserts, it is up in the air which approach will be more pleasing to the judges.
Host: Ted Allen Judges: Maneet Chauhan, Scott Conant, Amanda Freitag

Chopped Canada

Premiering Thursday, April 2nd at 9pm -“Crème de la Crop”
A pork delicacy and a jarred delight jockey for position in the appetizer basket. Round two finds the chefs struggling with two Australian favorites in the entree basket – sweet pavlova and spring lamb. A standard roast beef dinner accompaniment makes an appearance in the dessert round, confusing flavors even further with mint and pineapple.
Host: Dean McDermott Judges: Lynn Crawford, Antonio Park, Anne Yarymowich

Premiering Thursday, April 9th at 9pm -“Fire in the Hole”
This sugar-filled episode starts the chefs’ day off with an instant breakfast treat and maple butter in the appetizer round. Will one chef’s dream of winning the $10,000 go up in flames? It is anyone’s game as pheasant is paired with a chocolate candy treat and vanilla beans. It is a bit of a shell game, as one chef makes dollars from donuts in the dessert round.
Host: Dean McDermott Judges: Massimo Capra, Lynn Crawford, Michael Smith

Cutthroat Kitchen

Premiering Sunday, April 5th at 10pm -“Lamb-a Dama Ding Dong”
In a special springtime episode, two chefs have to make an egg salad sandwich on a picnic blanket they wear around their necks. Then, one chef has to herd “sheep” while making a lamb dinner. Finally, one chef has to harvest their carrot cake ingredients out of a carrot garden.
Host: Alton Brown Judge: Simon Majumdar

Premiering Sunday, April 12th at 10pm -“Live and Let Diner”
Three chefs find themselves on the other side of the diner counter when cooking their breakfast skillets. Then, Paris is for haters in a French-inspired challenge. Finally, one chef has to make a rum cake in a bottle of rum.
Host: Alton Brown Judge: Jet Tila

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 new episodes of Alton’s After Show. Follow the mischief and strategy on Twitter using #CutthroatKitchen.

Cutthroat Kitchen: Evilicious – Premiering Sunday, April 19th at 10pm

Host Alton Brown brings back the most memorable Cutthroat Kitchen chefs to see if they can outwit each other while overcoming Alton’s most Evilicious sabotages yet – from a bottomless wok to a canoe prep station. Sixteen of Cutthroat Kitchen’s most cunning winners and dastardly also-rans compete to win up to $75,000 dollars and the title of Evilicious Champion of Cutthroat Kitchen.

Premiering Sunday, April 19th at 10pm -“Evilicious: Frying First Class” – TOURNAMENT PREMIERE!
Three chefs have to make stir-fry while sitting in airline seats. Then, two chefs have to work as good neighbors to make chicken fried steak. Finally, one chef has to shop for their cobbler ingredients blindfolded.
Host: Alton Brown Judge: Jet Tila

Premiering Sunday, April 26th at 10pm -“Evilicious: Canoe Jack City”
Three chefs have to make fish stew in a canoe. Another chef has to make pasta carbonara in a moving mine cart. Finally, one chef has to use a chemistry set to make pound cake.
Host: Alton Brown Judge: Antonia Lofaso

Online, meet the finalists in the tournament, find a gallery of top moments and take the Superfan quiz. Get evilicious with #CutthroatKitchen.

Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives

Premiering Friday, April 17th at 10pm – “Sweet, Savory and Saucy”
This trip, Guy’s taste buds are in for a culinary adventure. In Bakersfield, California, a classic cafe dishes out meaty Texas chili and decadent pumpkin pancakes. Across town, a hidden gem piles up a peanut butter burger alongside all kinds of delicious desserts, like homemade “Bacon Love” ice cream. In Phoenix, a gourmet taco spot mixes up a mean mole.

Premiering Friday, April 24th at 10pm – “To Bakersfield and Beyond”
This trip, Guy gives some love to a little town with a lot of flavor. In Bakersfield, California, a landmark Basque spot serves a four-course meal including outrageous oxtail and garlic fried chicken. Across town, a Greek place cooks up authentic specialties like cabbage dolmades and braised beef over pasta. West of town in Taft, California, a funky Asian joint dishing out killer pad Thai and a favorite called tom yum kung.

Food Fortunes- Premiering Mondays at 10pm

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, 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, April 5th at 8pm – “Chefs Take the High/Low Road”
Four chefs compete in a heated battle to make the ultimate hot sandwich incorporating a mishmash of munchies from the market’s sample tables. Next, chefs are less than thrilled about making an international dish with five ingredients or less. Then, the finalists experience their own highs and lows trying to turn high-priced rack of lamb and low-priced pork rinds into their best dish. The winner takes the real high road – a Shopping Spree worth up to $20,000.
Judges: Melissa d’Arabian, Brian Malarkey, Cathering McCord

Premiering Sunday, April 12th at 8pm – “Triple G a la No Cart”
Chefs make a Mediterranean feast using the least likely ingredients from the store’s middle aisles. Next, they take a hands-on approach to gathering the items for a salad and sandwich without a shopping cart. Then, the finalists must make a family favorite under unfavorable conditions, using One Ingredient Per Aisle. The winner takes on the Shopping Spree challenge for up to $20,000.
Judges: Richard Blais, G. Garvin, Aarti Sequeira

Premiering Sunday, April 19th at 8pm – “Bold Tastes and Big Laughs”
It is a night of memorable characters and mouthwatering food in the market. Chefs have to spellcheck the ingredients for breakfast when Guy plays ABC. Next, competitors keep their eye on the ounces when they are forced to weigh their steakhouse dinner. Then, our last two chefs mix luxury ingredients with low-priced fare in a funny and unforgettable finale.
Judges: Richard Blais, Troy Johnson, Catherine McCord

Premiering Sunday, April 26th at 8pm – “Battle America!”
Chefs from four distinct American regions vie for culinary supremacy. First up, they must hit a home run with only five ingredients. Next, it is sink or swim when chefs make a seafood supper using nothing but frozen food. Then, how do you prepare one protein two different ways when you can only use items from three aisles? The winning chef wins bragging rights for his region plus big bucks in the Shopping Spree worth up to $20,000.
Judges: Troy Johnson, Catherine McCord, Aarti Sequeira

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, April 1st at 9:30pm – “Too Many Tourists”
When Roland, owner of Marigny Brasserie in New Orleans, notices an influx of rowdy tourists at his “locals bar,” he contacts Charles Stiles to investigate. Mystery Diners Nicole and Eliot go undercover to see who is profiting from the new customers.

Premiering Wednesday, April 8th at 9:30pm – “The Spoils of Victory”
After hearing rumors that his restaurant’s signature cocktail is being served at other bars, Daniel, owner of Victory in New Orleans, contacts Charles for help. Mystery Diners Patrick and Ingrid go undercover and discover an even bigger problem inside.

Premiering Wednesday, April 15th at 9:30pm – “Cabin Fever”
Glen and Susan, the owners of the Gateway Restaurant and Lodge located near Sequoia National Park in California, contact Charles after hearing complaints of unauthorized parties taking place inside their vacant cabins. Mystery Diners Jamie and Kendall go undercover to see which staff members are involved.

Premiering Wednesday, April 22nd at 9:30pm – “Train Robbery”
Dave, owner of Fillmore and Western Railway, in Fillmore, California, is concerned about missing supplies and rumors of unauthorized passengers during his train’s “dinner theater” service. Charles sends in Mystery Diners Shelby and JR to see who the train robbers really are.

Premiering Wednesday, April 29th at 9:30pm – “Dusting for Prints”
After noticing over $4,000 missing from her office safe, Keeli, owner of Fuzion in Huntington Beach, California, believes one of her managers is responsible. Mystery Diners Kiel and Kendall go undercover to collect fingerprint samples from all the suspects.

Restaurant: Impossible

Premiering Wednesday, April 1st at 10pm -“Chocolate: Impossible”
Ken opened up Cocoamoda, a French Bistro with an event space and chocolate boutique, seven years ago in the small town of Calvert, Texas. After failing to attract a following from the major cities, he is now deeply in debt, but refuses to advertise or cater to the local community. Ken’s daughter calls in host Robert Irvine, hoping that the fellow Brit can help her stubborn father see how much help his business really needs.

Premiering Wednesday, April 8th at 10pm -“When Life Gives You Lemons”
Host Robert Irvine is in for a two-in-one challenge when he is tasked with fixing the Zest Bistro, located inside the Lemon Tree Grocer in Downers Grove, Illinois. Best friends Shaun and Tim opened their gourmet grocery store with a full-service bistro almost five years ago, and now both sides of the business are failing and the debts are climbing high. In just two days, Robert will need to reorganize the grocery store, renovate the bistro and ease the growing tension between the owners.

Premiering Wednesday, April 22nd at 10pm -“Prescription for Failure”
Host Robert Irvine is in for a taste of nostalgia when he is challenged to fix an old-fashioned lunch counter, located inside a family-owned pharmacy. Purchased by Tony more than 50 years ago, Lyon’s Pharmacy of Elkton has been a staple in the tight-knit Maryland community, but Tony’s daughter Marybeth, a pharmacist by trade, has been struggling to keep it afloat since her father passed away last year. With old, rotted floors and hours needed to restock the pharmacy shelves, Robert needs the full support of the community to pitch in and save a piece of their town’s history.

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

Spring Baking Championship – Premiering Sunday, April 26th at 9pm

It is time for the country’s top bakers to take on springtime treats as eight bakers enter the kitchen to show off their superb baking skills! From Mother’s Day brunches and family picnics to birthday parties and weddings, there is a lot of spring baking to do. To survive the challenges from week to week, the bakers must prove their abilities in front of our returning tough-love judges: Duff Goldman, Lorraine Pascale and Nancy Fuller. Hosted by Bobby Deen, this baking championship is the sweetest way to kick off spring!

Premiering Sunday, April 26th at 9pm – “Spring Bounty” – SERIES PREMIERE!
Eight of America’s best bakers are ready to prove their skills in the first two challenges of the Spring Baking Championship. First, they will have to make their best flower-inspired cupcake and in the main heat challenge, they must use farm-fresh ingredients to win over the judges with their most impressive upside-down cake.

Online, meet the competitors, find a highlights photo gallery featuring top moments from the show, interviews with the hosts and find exclusive video with the judges along with baking how-tos and recipes. Join the baking banter with #BakingChampionship.


Farmhouse Rules

Premiering Sunday, April 12th at 12:30pm – “Bunkin’ with Gigi”
Nancy Fuller is inviting her daughter Nita and her four kids up for a weekend getaway! She made up the attic above the kitchen for the kiddos to bunk in while she cooks up a meal of Sausage-Stuffed Zucchini Boats, Dressed Up Grilled Cheese, and Loaded Baked Potato Soup that will leave them all smiles, especially when they see the dessert …Sweet Cherry Pie!

Premiering Sunday, April 19th at 12:30pm – “David’s Surprise Party”
Nancy Fuller is throwing a surprise birthday party for her husband. David loves Italian, so that is what is on the menu: Fried Brussels Sprouts with Pancetta and Goat Cheese, Spaghetti and Lamb Meatballs, Chopped Caprese Salad and Farmhouse Lemon Birthday Bars. She even swings by the Italian Market where her friend Vinny makes handmade mozzarella daily. Nothing but the best for David on his birthday!

Premiering Sunday, April 26th at 12:30pm – “Jam-Packed Meal”
Nancy Fuller is visiting her friend Beth to taste and pick up some of her famous jams! Then she takes them back in the kitchen to use them in her recipes, making Sage-Rubbed Chicken with Peach Jam Glaze, Spinach Salad, Roasted Turnips, and Strawberry Rhubarb Jam Parfait with Frozen Yogurt and Toasted Walnut Brittle!

Giada at Home

Premiering Sunday, April 12th at 10:30am -“Starry, Starry Night”
Giada De Laurentiis hosts a star-themed cocktail party. The menu includes small bites like Crispy Bacon-Wrapped Dates with Lemon Basil Crema, Crostini with Ricotta and Pink Peppercorns and Chocolate Amaretti Cookies. The decor is star-related and, of course, there is an astrologist to entertain guests.

Premiering Sunday, April 19th at 10:30am -“The Steak House”
Giada De Laurentiis visits the Belcampo Meat Company in Los Angeles’ Grand Central Market to learn about different cuts of meat. Then, Giada returns home and makes three steak dishes: Broiled Porter House with Salmoriglio, Flat Iron Steak with Piquillo Pepper Pesto, Skirt Steak with Asian Bruschetta and a steak house cocktail, the Negroni Sbagliato.

Premiering Sunday, April 26th at 10:30am – “Friends for Lunch”
Giada De Laurentiis’s daughter, Jade, has invited some friends over for an afterschool lunch, so Giada is whipping up a fun kid-friendly menu with a Chicken Parmesan Sandwich, Creamy Cucumber Salad and Chocolate Fluffy Peanut Butter Sundaes.

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, April 4th at 10am – “Freezer Fundamentals”
While the family works cattle, Ree Drummond’s filling the freezer with delicious components ready to turn into meals at a moment’s notice. She prepares All-Purpose Meatballs, fabulous in a variety of incredible speedy sauces; Perfect Grilled Chicken, ready to star in delicious meals like a Chicken and Apricot Panini; and Chicken Taco Meat, the key to easy meals…plus a big batch of spicy Arrabbiata Sauce.

Premiering Saturday, April 18th at 10am – “Kitchen Confessional: Dinner Through the Decades”
Ree Drummond is confessing all about her life on a plate, from a fabulous retro Beef Stroganoff that she loved as a child of the ’70s to the Pasta ai Quattro Formaggi that defined her student life in Los Angeles. She also spills the beans on the crisp Chicken Nuggets she has been making since becoming a mom and the fantastic Coconut Curry Shrimp that is a real favorite today.

Premiering Saturday, April 25th at 10am – “Breakfast for Dinner”
Ree Drummond’s putting a breakfast spin on four dinners starting with sensational Sausage Kale Strata, a real make-ahead wonder. Wild Rice Pancakes get flipped to dinnertime for the girls, while the boys enjoy Breakfast Quesadillas, packed full of bacon and eggs, and for herself, Potato Hash with a fried egg makes a super supper.

Southern at Heart

Premiering Sunday, April 5th at 12pm – “Elevated Comfort Dinner”
To celebrate the birthday of Damaris Phillips’ fiancé, Darrick, Damaris hosts a dinner for him, his sister and her husband. Elevating the flavors of spinach and artichoke dip, Damaris makes a to-die-for Spinach and Artichoke Pasta, then lightens up the meal with her Hail Kale Caesar Salad. It is not a birthday party without cake: Damaris’s Chocolate and Espresso Layer Cake with Peanut Butter Icing is a sophisticated, decadent sweet. The whole meal is perfect when looking to impress your future in-laws — or anybody else!

Premiering Sunday, April 12th at 12pm – “A Day of Indulgence”
Damaris Phillips invites her mother, sister and niece over for an at-home Southern spa day. Before the pampering begins, they have an indulgent meal of Southern favorites, starting with BBQ Glazed Shrimp, and Baked Grits and Collards. For dessert, her Rhubarb Strawberry Shortcake is the perfect way to melt the stress away.

Premiering Sunday, April 19th at 12pm – “Bridesmaids’ Dress Party”
In order to help her bridesmaids pick their dresses, Damaris Phillips has arranged for a stylist friend to pick up a trunk load of dresses for the girls to decide between. For this trunk show, Damaris prepares fork-free party snacks including Fresh Watermelon and Feta Skewers, Baked Fingerlings with Sour Cream Butter Topped with Catfish Caviar and Champagne Berry Chiffon.

Premiering Sunday, April 26th at 12pm – “Local Tourist”
Damaris Phillips prepares a Kentucky-inspired meal to share with her friend, Nikki, before the two take in all of Damaris’s favorite downtown attractions. On the menu are Bourbon BLT Baguettes topped with a Bourbon Tomato Aioli, served up alongside a bright, flavorful Stewed Tomato and Fresh Mozzarella Salad. For dessert, she prepares a yummy Grilled Peach and Bourbon Crisp.

Trisha’s Southern Kitchen- Premiering Saturday, April 18th at 10:30am – SEASON PREMIERE!

Country music star and best-selling cookbook author Trisha Yearwood welcomes you into her kitchen to share in some of her favorite family recipes, both old and new. Throughout her life, from her humble roots in Georgia to her life on the road as a superstar, Trisha has always been known by those closest to her for her delicious home cooking. In Trisha’s Southern Kitchen, Trisha shows off her true Southern hospitality as she puts together meals with friends and family. Whether it is a family reunion, a party for one of her band-mates, or just a day hanging out with her girlfriends in the kitchen, her recipes always have a story to tell and are fun and easy to make.


Smart Carts: Winning the Supermarket with Melissa d’Arabian
Home cook, mom of four and Food Network Star Melissa d’Arabian has won over her family with quick, easy and tasty meals. Now in a new web series she shares the smartest ways to save money, time and energy at the supermarket every week, from when to splurge on or skip organic produce to how to stock the freezer with bargains, to knowing what days are prime time for the freshest foods. In this ongoing series, Melissa takes hungry fans and curious cooks aisle-by-aisle, giving quick tips on finding value, stretching quality and getting the most out of every ingredient.

Everything Spring
Find everything you need for spring cooking and entertaining, including recipes, guides, how-to’s and tips to celebrate spring in style.

Spring Entertaining Guide
Seasonal entertaining is easy with these company-worthy spring recipes. Serve easy spring pasta dishes (like Ree Drummond’s Pasta Primavera, simple side dishes like roasted asparagus and bright spring desserts like rhubarb crisp.

5 Weeknight Dinners: Spring
Find the best recipes for quick and easy weeknight meals, made with favorite spring ingredients like asparagus, artichokes and carrots, paired with mealtime staples like chicken, shrimp, salmon and pasta.

Spring Produce Guide
Spring vegetables are finally in season! Cook with peas, asparagus, spring onions, strawberries, rhubarb, broccoli and carrots with fresh produce-focused recipes from Food Network chefs.

Celebrate Easter with classic recipes from your favorite Food Network stars and find new recipes to try this year, such as little lamb cupcakes, Easter-chick macaroons, creamy spring peas, smoked salmon deviled eggs and a giant Easter egg cookie cake, plus learn how to make perfect hard-boiled eggs, egg salad and deviled eggs.

One Last Bite
There can be only one: your very last bite – ever. Have you ever thought about what it would be? In the all-new web series One Last Bite, FoodNetwork.com asked chefs, bloggers and actors from around the country that very question, and their answers are simply mouthwatering.

Cooking from the Pantry
Dinner need not suffer because there is no time to shop. Whip up fantastic meals using what you have at home with pantry-raid recipes like easy minestrone, applesauce waffles, chili and s’mores bark. The next time you are at the store, learn what to stock up on for easy cooking with our pantry checklist.

Kitchen Shortcuts
Get dinner on the table in a flash with FoodNetworkcom’s timesaving recipes. Rely on shortcut ingredients like rotisserie chicken, frozen pie crust, canned beans, frozen vegetables, instant pudding and store-bought tomato sauce to make homemade meals in half the time.

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  1. Spring Baking Championship is actually part 2 of last winter's Holiday Baking Championship, with the same host and judging panel and filmed on the same set.

  2. But when is Lenny McNab's show premiering? (end sarcasm)

  3. Lennys Chuck wagon!!!!! No matter what else......the guy could cook.

  4. Charles Stiles is a tool. I do enjoy watching Mystery (fake) Diners. The acting and pretense of each show is so stupid that it has entertainment value.

  5. I'm looking forward to the baking show. I enjoyed the Christmas show even though I wasn't thrilled with the winner. I thought Chopped Canada was replacing Dean as host. Maybe the episodes described above were already filmed.

  6. It is interesting that FN keeps Bobby Deen on the payroll. Wonder how that sits with Mama Bear?

  7. Will they have Food Network Star again this summer? Will they fix it? See feedback from last half-dozen comments or so on pg. 5 of http://blog.foodnetwork.com/star-talk/2014/08/10/star-exclusive-watch-the-winners-first-interview-season-10/#idc-cover

  8. I agree about Charles Stiles. He grates on my nerves. I quit watching the show because he's so irritating.

  9. I've often wondered the same thing.

  10. Merlin_Arrowhead_AddictMarch 31, 2015 at 11:36 PM

    Is anyone watching All-Star Academy? I keep getting a strong vibe that Alex is getting favorable treatment. Am I seeing things that aren't there?

  11. The show really is stupid, and I can't stop watching it either. It's so bad that it really is entertaining.

  12. I hope they do replace Dean.

  13. I hope it returns and it doesn't result in "winners" like the last two.

  14. Bobby Deen isn't showing much loyalty to his MaMa.

  15. I guess a paycheck is a paycheck.

  16. The last two? I really don't mind Damaris—especially since they got rid of that using food for romance theme in favor of good cooking instruction.

  17. Alex seems to be Food Network's Golden Princess. She should never have won Next Iron Chef, and she seems to get away with a lot on All-Star Academy. I wouldn't be surprised if the fix is in for her to win it with August.

  18. Oh, I meant Lenny and Justin. I like Damaris.

  19. I figure his mama told him to stick it to FN for as much money as possible. Personally, I'd have left the network if I thought my mom had gotten an unfair deal.

  20. That makes more sense, but Damaris won in between Justin and Lenny, so that would make her and Lenny "the last two."