What to Watch: Trisha’s TV Dinners, Barbie on Cupcake Wars and Food Network’s 20th Birthday Party Special

by in Shows, November 8th, 2013

Food Network BirthdayThis weekend, learn the secrets to a quick meal from Ree, go back in time with retro TV dinners from Trisha, see Barbie-inspired cupcakes in the making and watch Food Network’s 20th Birthday Party, a special look back on the history of the Food Network, hosted by Mo Rocca.

On Sunday morning, Rachael shows you a week’s worth of recipes for spicy-food lovers. Then Guy cooks his favorite cut of steak. And Damaris delves into game-day grub on Southern at Heart. In the evening, start the competition with all-new episodes of Guy’s Grocery Games and Restaurant Express, plus a special Thanksgiving episode of Iron Chef America.

The Pioneer Woman: “Scrumptious 16-Minute Meals

Time isn’t any trouble for Ree as she whips up three super-fast 16-minute meals. There’s an incredible chicken taco salad for lunch, plus some great ideas for doctoring up dressing, a delicious quick and easy roasted red pepper pasta for a fast home-alone meal, and six varieties of fabulous French-bread pizzas with toppings, including a Greek salad!

Tune In on Saturday, Nov. 9 at 10am/9c

Trisha’s Southern Kitchen: “Retro TV Dinners

Feeling nostalgic for the days of TV dinners and black-and-white shows, Trisha invites her sister, Beth, over to dress up in the style of the ’50s and transport back in time with a retro meal. They whip up Individual Chicken Pot Pies, Green Beans with Cheese Sauce, and Chocolate Pudding Frosted Cupcakes to enjoy while reminiscing and watching the classics on TV.

Tune In on Saturday, Nov. 9 at 10:30am/9:30c

Cupcake Wars: “Barbie

Barbie is moving to a new dream house, and four extraordinary bakers with a long history of winning Cupcake Wars championships are coming back to battle for their cupcakes to be at the center of the festivities! Lisa McKnight, vice president of Mattel’s North American division, is on hand to help determine which baker deserves the $10,000 prize.

Tune In on Saturday, Nov. 9 at 8pm/7c

Food Network’s 20th Birthday Party

Join Food Network and host Mo Rocca as we celebrate our 20th birthday! We’ll take a look back at the last 20 years to revisit our start on-air and see how far we’ve come. Hear from our beloved chefs and hosts who helped make Food Network what it is today — a viewer’s best friend in food and entertainment.

Tune In on Saturday, Nov. 9 at 9pm/8c

Rachael Ray’s Week in a Day: “Some Like It Hot

Rachael plans a very fiery feast to satisfy spicy-food fans. Her weekday menu includes Red Eye Chili, Jalapeno Chermoula Penne and Flaked Fish, Meatless Taco Salad, Indian Curried Chili and Oven Fries, and Hot and Sticky Noodle Bowls with Chicken, Chiles and Green Beans.

Tune In on Sunday, Nov. 10 at 9am/8c

Guy’s Big Bite: “Peri Peri Please

Guy loves a good steak, and today he cooks up one of his all-time favorite cuts, which is often overlooked: skirt steak. Guy’s making Grilled Skirt Steak with Peri Peri Sauce, serving it with a veggie-packed wild rice salad dressed in a champagne vinaigrette and fresh lemonade to drink.

Tune In on Sunday, Nov. 10 at 10am/9c

Southern at Heart: “Game Day!

With fall parties in mind, Damaris takes on the ultimate potluck — she’s designing a menu for Chris on the day that his team takes on its rivals, who his girlfriend supports. Pot Roast Sandwiches, Chow-Chow, and Beer Cheese and Mac are all huge gestures from the heart to smooth over the competition.

Tune In on Sunday, Nov. 10 at 10:30am/9:30c

Guy’s Grocery Games: “Surf’s Up

In the first game, the chefs must make an amazing surf and turfusing only canned foods. In the second test, the chefs cannot use their carts when gathering ingredients for their soup and sandwich combo. The final two chefs must make their best steakhouse dinner using the ingredients found on Guy’s Grocery List. The winner earns a $uper $hopping $pree.

Tune In on Sunday, Nov. 10 at 8pm/7c

Restaurant Express: “Tantrum in Temecula

The Restaurant Express bus arrives in Temecula, Calif., a small, upscale town with lots of restaurants. The contestants’ market knowledge is tested when they must propose a new restaurant concept to Robert and the mayor that they think could be successful there. The winner of the mini challenge will get extra money for the main challenge, where they will test their restaurant ideas on the locals at a lunch fair. The bottom three earners will be up for elimination.

Tune In on Sunday, Nov. 10 at 9pm/8c

Iron Chef America: “Thanksgiving Past and Present

Iron Chef veterans and reigning Thanksgiving Battle victors, Bobby Flay and Michael Symon, are challenged by the new kids in Kitchen Stadium, Iron Chefs Geoffrey Zakarian and Alex Guarnaschelli, in this Thanksgiving Battle. Judges are Laurence Fishburne, Gina Torres and Donatella Arpaia.

Tune In on Sunday, Nov. 10 at 10pm/9c

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Comments (37)

  1. Christine says:

    That is supposed to say "racial" issues.

  2. nofrillz53 says:

    I have enjoyed Food Network for years, but it seemed to concentrate on a few artists. What happened to The Hardy Boys, Aaron McCargo Jr., The Two Fat Ladies, Jamie Oliver, the chefs from Melting Pot, Ellie Krieger, Martha Stewart, The Neelys, Sunny Anderson, Viva Daisy, Ingrid Hoffman, Bree Drummond, Arti Sequeira, Dessert First, Spice Goddess, Easy Chinese, Michael Chiarello, and the young man, name forgotten, that hosts the show highlighting Vietnamese, Cambodia, and Thai cuisine? I am sure that I have overlooked a good number of inspiring chefs (and, for that, I am sorry), but a 20 year celebration should have been a two or three hour show. Is the Cooking Channel not worry of mention?

  3. snkc says:

    Food Network missed great opportunity to show how food unites Americans, all Americans!
    There are many, many southern folks making the same journey to evolve and debunk racism.
    Paula and the Food Network could have supported these folks instead of excluding them.
    You cannot rewrite history just because mistakes were made.
    Southern people have to realize you cannot say you are not racist if you support people and policies that oppress others. The Food Network could have helped make that connection. Instead they stood silent.
    There was a Holocaust survivor on Oprah once that said the Holocaust would not have happened if there had not been so much indifference.

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