What to Watch: Laila Ali Cooks With Paula, Jeff’s Italian Sandwiches and Lance Bass Judges on Cupcake Wars

by in Shows, April 12th, 2013

Lance Bass on Cupcake WarsThis weekend there is a bunch of new episodes on Food Network that are sure to give you some great entertaining ideas and glue you to your seat with exciting action.

On Saturday, watch all-new episodes from Paula, Ree and Giada. First, boxer Laila Ali joins Paula in the kitchen to make some hearty favorites. Then Ree is cooking fun finger foods for a cousin sleepover party at the lodge. Later, Giada is hosting a luncheon for a group of special ladies.

Start Sunday morning with Jeff and his Italian-inspired sandwiches. Follow it up with some competition in the evening, beginning with a “Fan Favorites” episode of Cupcake Wars judged by special guest Lance Bass. Afterward, it’s Round 2 of Chopped All-Stars, where mega-chefs battle it out in the kitchen for a chance at competing in the grand finale. And finally, on Restaurant: Impossible, Robert helps a couple save their seafood restaurant and, in turn, save their family.

Paula’s Best Dishes: “Hearty Favorites

Paula and boxing superstar Laila Ali are cooking up some hearty favorites. First, Paula is making Quick Cloverleaf Rolls and Salt and Pepper Brussels Sprouts. Next, Laila is making Stewed Beef With Creamy Cheese Grits. And for something sweet, Paula is making Old Fashioned Soda Baked Apples and Spiced Hot Apple Cider. It’s going to be a knockout meal, for sure!

Tune In: Saturday, April 13 at 9:30am/8:30c

The Pioneer Woman: “The Sleepover Six

Ree’s putting together some snacks for a Drummond cousin sleepover at the lodge. She’s making a finger food feast of Crispy Chicken Strips, Sweet Potato Fries, Honey Mustard and Kickin’ Mayo dips, and fun Individual Fruit Pizzas. There’s also Messy Sleepover Snacks and a prank played on an unsuspecting cowboy.

Tune In: Saturday, April 13 at 10am/9c

Giada at Home: “Ladies Empowerment Lunch

Giada is honoring three women who do amazing things for others. In their honor, she’s hosting a luncheon with a light and fresh menu featuring Pan-Fried Salmon With Green Goddess Tzatziki, a Quinoa Salad With Roasted Eggplant and Apples, and Iced Tea With Berries, Melon and Mint.

Tune In: Saturday, April 13 at 11:30am/10:30c

Sandwich King: “Mangia! Mangia! Italiana!

In this episode, Jeff is creating sandwiches inspired by Italian food. After a lesson at Chicago’s Ricobene’s, Jeff makes The Comiskey, a breaded steak sandwich with a roasted red pepper sauce. He also cooks up a Grilled Artichoke Sub with fresh ricotta and a roasted garlic spread. And just to shake things up a bit, he makes Chicken Lemon Orzo Soup.

Tune In: Sunday, April 14 at 11am/10c

Cupcake Wars: “Fan Favorites

In this “Fan Favorites” episode, the four bakers have been handpicked by fans. They’ll get to compete for a chance to serve their cupcake creations at a celebrity-packed charity gala hosted by guest judge ‘N Sync’s Lance Bass.

Tune In: Sunday, April 14 at 8pm/7c

Chopped All-Stars: “Mega Chefs

In Round 2 of the All-Stars tournament, chefs with considerable competitive prowess battle in the Chopped Kitchen. They’ll have some interesting basket ingredients to deal with, including an appetizer basket with sea bass and cream soda, an entree basket with oxtail and labaneh, and a dessert basket with snack cakes. At stake is a spot in the grand finale and the chance to win $50,000 for charity.

Tune In: Sunday, April 14 at 9pm/8c

Restaurant: Impossible: “Something’s Fishy

Robert Irvine travels to Fishkill, N.Y., to help Joe and Dena White save their floundering restaurant, Joe Willy’s Seafood House. Though Joe has experience in purchasing seafood, his skills as a head cook are lacking. And the stress of the failing business is taking a toll on Dena and the kids. Robert must help Joe and Dena save the restaurant to save their family.

Tune In: Sunday, April 14 at 10pm/9c

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Comments (2)

  1. betty says:

    very upset at tonights episode of cupcake wars why do we have rules in anything anymore if nobody is going to abide by them no wonder todays children think rules mean nothing when the winner of the $10,000 did not finish frostong all her cupcakes

  2. Debra says:

    I just wanted to let the world know I will no longer watch cupcake wars. It is upsetting that the winner did not complete the 1000 cupcakes and was still chosen. In the past no matter how tasty the cupcakes…if you did not finish you did not win, it is a competition after all. You set the rules, then you break them. SHAMEFUL!!! I am sure you do not care you lost a viewer…but I will not support this show, it is unethical.

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