What to Watch: Quality Time With Family and Friends, Fran Drescher on Cupcake Wars, and Food Network Star

by in Shows, June 7th, 2013

Fran DrescherThis weekend on Food Network, spend your day picnicking with Ree, going on a staycation with Trisha or kiddie camping with Jamie Deen. And learn something new: Giada delves into the best ways to cook and bake with apples and Guy teaches his son how to smoke chicken. Then visit Chicago’s Southside with Jeff Mauro to discover an ultimate sandwich recipe. Hang around on Sunday evening for a cupcake party with Fran Drescher and tune in for a burger bash on Food Network Star. Plus, watch Robert Irvine help a man find his way who is completely lost running his first restaurant.

The Pioneer Woman: “Pickup Picnic

Ree’s spreading out a picnic on the back of her pickup for the family and the cowboys working on the ranch. The hearty menu includes Spicy Roasted Chicken Legs, classic Cowboy Bacon Beans, Deviled Eggs and Mocha Brownies with a thick, delicious frosting for dessert.

Tune in: Saturday, June 8 at 10am/9c

Trisha’s Southern Kitchen: “Staycation

Trisha and her agent and friend, Julie Colbert, are making a vacation at home, with a menu featuring some of their international favorites: Avocado Salsa, Pad Thai, Hawaiian Fruit Salad and Old Yeller Cocktail.

Tune in: Saturday, June 8 at 10:30am/9:30c

Giada at Home: “An Apple a Day

Giada shares three amazing recipes prepared with America’s favorite fruit. She also delves into the various kinds of apples and explains why certain ones are better for some dishes than others. The menu includes everything from appetizers to desserts like Apple Chips With Sweet Yogurt Dip, Grilled Chicken With Apple-Mango Chutney and an Apple Galette With Goat Cheese, Sour Cherry and Almond Topping.

Tune in: Saturday, June 8 at 11:30am/10:30c

Home for Dinner With Jamie Deen: “Kiddie Camping

Jamie Deen is making a delicious and nutritious meal for a backyard campout with his son, Jack. On the menu are Homemade Peanut Butter Energy Bars, Roasted Carrot and Basil Soup With Grilled Cheese Dunkers and Oven Roasted Cinnamon Sweet Potato Fries. For dessert — fresh strawberry popsicles.

Tune in: Sun., June 9 at 10am/9c

Guy’s Big Bite: “Smoked Chicken, Two Ways

Guy Fieri is teaching his son Hunter how to smoke a chicken in a roasting pan. Then Guy uses the chicken in two different recipes: first, Smoked Chicken Minestrone soup, a hearty soup loaded with tomatoes, potatoes, zucchini, cabbage, navy beans and chunks of tender smoked chicken; and second, Smoked Chicken Cannelloni, more smoked chicken combined with ricotta, Parmesan, spinach and tomatoes, piped into tubes of pasta and baked with a creamy roasted red pepper sauce.

Tune in: Sunday, June 9 at 10:30am/9:30c

Sandwich King: “Taste of the Southside

Jeff is celebrating the Southside of Chicago by exploring its regional specialties. He visits Calabria Imports, which invented “The Freddy” — the ultimate Southside sandwich — and then returns home to make his own signature twist.

Tune in: Sunday, June 9 at 11am/10c

Cupcake Wars: “Fran Drescher’s Cancer Schmancer

Four vegan competitors will battle it out for the opportunity to serve their cupcakes at an exclusive charity event for iconic television star and guest judge Fran Drescher.

Tune in: Sunday, June 9 at 8pm/7c

Food Network Star: “Burger Bash

Food Network Star is throwing its very own burger bash. On this episode, the remaining finalists must create their best burger, which they will present to 100 burger enthusiasts. Voting will determine which finalist is sent home for making the least favorite burger.

Tune in: Sunday, June 9 at 9pm/8c

Restaurant: Impossible: “Lost in the Woods

After losing his successful corporate job, Roger, who had no previous restaurant experience, purchased the Pinehurst Country Lodge in Greeley, Pa., and is now $350,000 in debt and on the verge of losing everything. Chef Robert Irvine has just 2 days to give Roger the tools and authority to lead him toward success.

Tune in: Sunday, June 9 at 10pm/9c

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Comments (3)

  1. lotustiger1977 says:

    I very much enjoy watching Cupcake Wars. For this particular episode I didn't quite agree with who was chosen as the winner. I think it came down to the actual built displays at the end. Neither display turned out to be awesome. But one in my opinion was just not fully embraced in translation…while the other was relatively clunky and generic. By description and looks of the cupcakes alone, the wrong person was awarded, in my opinion…but with that said, what I've always been curious about with this particular competition and show is what happens to the cupcakes of the losing finalist? Does the Food Network staff and offices get a cupcake party? Does the losing finalist just take the cupcakes back home with them? Does the cupcakes get donated somewhere? Just curious. As they seem to be quality cupcakes.

  2. Guy Rules says:

    I missed this one, guess I'll have to see a repeat. It looked interesting with all vegan bakers–I was wondering when CW planned to do this. I also the love the show and adore Fran! Glad it went to a good cause. Keep it up CW!

  3. clauzel2013 says:

    @lotustiger1977 — thank you for saying what you did. i did not agree with their choice of winner for the fran drescher cupcake wars episode. their choice of winner appeared to have had more to do with the display than with the cupcakes they had been making all along. the "loser girl" had always received glowing results from the judges while the girl who "won" had not always shined throughout. yet, in the end, they chose the girl with the not-so-good cupcakes as the winner over the girl with the fabulous cupcakes just because of the display. and, as for the display, the girl who won had the "fran's van" display which was very, very dark and looked like an ambulance of yore or even somewhat funereal. [sorry] how on earth they could have chosen THAT girl over the girl who had been winning throughout, i will never understand. i hope the girl who allegedly "lost" knows that a lot of people actually thought that she should have won. so thanks for your comments and especially your questions at the end.

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