What to Watch: Food-Filled Days With Ree, Ina and Giada, Cupcake Wars in Paradise and More by Joseph Erdos in Shows, March 15th, 2013
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If your idea of a perfect day involves food at just about every turn, then you’re in for a treat this weekend on Food Network. On Saturday watch new episodes of The Pioneer Woman, Barefoot Contessa and Giada at Home, all of which involve a day filled with comfort foods and sweet treats. Then it’s competition time on Sunday, with a Hawaii-themed episode of Cupcake Wars (pictured above) and an episode of Worst Cooks in America that has the Boot Campers facing their biggest fear — serving food to others. Finish Sunday evening with a life-changing transformation on Restaurant: Impossible.
It’s calf-working day on the Drummond Ranch. Ree is busy whipping up lunch for her hungry kids and cowboys. It’s going to be a hearty feast of comfort food with Pan Fried Pork Chops With Cheesy Hash Brown Casserole and The Best Green Beans Ever. Dessert is Ree’s fabulous Peach Cobbler.
Tune in: Saturday, March 16, at 10am/9c
Ina’s idea of a perfect day takes place in East Hampton. The day begins when Ina bakes Raspberry Muffins for her breakfast with Jeffrey after he returns from his morning run on the beach. Afterward she heads to local restaurant South Fork Kitchen to cook with Chef Joe Isidori. The perfect day wraps up with a comforting soup dinner with Jeffrey in the barn.
Tune in: Saturday, March 16, at 11am/10c
Pies can be such a versatile treat, either sweet or savory, and ultimately comforting. In this episode, Giada makes some of her favorites: Apple and Cheese Pie, Raspberry and Almond Pie and Chicken and Leek Cornish Turnover.
Tune in: Saturday, March 16, at 11:30am/10:30c
Four bakers “lei” it all on the line to compete for a chance to serve their cupcake creations at the Hawaii Food and Wine Festival in Oahu.
Tune in: Sunday, March 17, at 8pm/7c
In this episode, the six remaining recruits’ talent at serving others will be tested. Their first challenge has the Boot Campers serving food samples cooked on the spot to shoppers at a grocery store. The second challenge has them serving at a party for bikers, who may just be their toughest critics yet.
Tune in: Sunday, March 17, at 9pm/8c
Fifties-themed Soup to Nuts Diner in Tavares, Fla., is in desperate need of Robert’s help. Owner Sharon Whitmore is losing so much money on the restaurant that she’s on the verge of losing her own home. In order to save the restaurant, Robert must tackle the filthy dining room and kitchen and change the attitudes of the young staff.
Tune in: Sunday, March 17, at 10pm/9c