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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