What to Watch: Nancy Fuller’s Leftover Strategies and the Finale of America’s Best Cook with Guest Judge Bobby Flay

by in Shows, May 16th, 2014

Bobby Flay and Ted AllenThis Saturday Food Network has all-new episodes from Ree Drummond, Nancy Fuller and The Kitchen. On The Pioneer Woman, Ree prepares a meal for the cowboys on the farm. Then on Farmhouse Rules, while her husband, David is out of the house, Nancy reinvents leftovers from the day before. Later on The Kitchen, the hosts show off some fun new uses for kitchen tools and they answer questions on The Kitchen Helpline.

On Sunday Damaris Phillips helps a friend plan a romantic dinner on Southern at Heart. Then Giada De Laurentiis runs through her favorite recipes, creating mini versions of them on Giada at Home. And Guy Fieri is cooking up his favorite spicy bar snacks on Guy’s Big Bite.

On Sunday evening, tune into four hours of competition, starting with a new episode of Guy’s Grocery Games followed by the finale of America’s Best Cook with guest judge Bobby Flay. Afterward tune in for a new Cutthroat Kitchen and Kitchen Casino.

The Pioneer Woman: “Breakfast, Lunch and Cowboys

Ree’s doing some cowgirl catering. She pitches in with the family and cowboys, working calves and taking them a delicious breakfast of Apple Fritters with bacon and sausage, then serving up a fabulous lunch of Pulled Pork, Classic Coleslaw, and Quick and Easy Baked Beans to the hungry crew down at the pens.

Saturday 10a|9c

Farmhouse Rules: “L.O.L. (Lots of Leftovers)

David is out at a golf tournament, so Nancy has the house to herself. She wastes no time with her to-do list and wastes no leftovers, taking yesterday’s meal and making it shiny and new in time for when David gets home. They’ll enjoy her Fried Chicken BLT Melt, Chicken and Rice Soup and Cheesecake Balls.

Saturday 10:30a|9:30c

The Kitchen: “Help Is on the Way

This show kicks off with one of Food Network’s most-searched recipes: potato salad! The hosts have some fun new uses for your kitchen tools. Katie makes a no-bake dessert, Strawberry Fool, and they cover foods with a bad rap. The gang answers viewer questions via The Kitchen Helpline, and the hosts have five delicious ways to put an egg on it. Geoffrey Zakarian makes Mexico’s national cocktail while the hosts talk about the food trends they’re into.

Saturday 11a|10c

Southern at Heart: “Dinner for Two

Nothing can spoil the mood like a stressed cook, so when her friend Keith needs help planning a romantic dinner for two, Damaris shows him how to put together a low-stress, huge-reward meal. She starts with a Pan-Grilled Shrimp with Sumac Sauce. Her foolproof fresh Turmeric Rice and crispy sauteed zucchini will make you look like a pro.

Sunday 10a|9c

Giada at Home: “Mini Me

Giada creates a fun small-bite party menu that features mini versions of some of her favorite recipes over the years, like Mini Antipasto Calzones, Roasted Fingerling Potatoes with Lemon-Parsley Aioli, Ricotta and Cinnamon Meatballs, and Chocolate Honey Almond Tartlets.

Sunday 10:30a|9:30c

Guy’s Big Bite: “Spicy Bar Snacks

Guy loves bar snacks for their big and often addictive flavor, so he’s sharing a couple of his favorite off-the-hook recipes. First up, lollipopped spicy Asian chicken wings — they look fancy and taste even better. Next, it’s Guy’s spicy jalapeno artichoke dip, with Swiss chard, tons of cheese, bacon and more; pair it with sturdy tortilla chips and it’s a meal! And what are bar snacks without the bar? To wash it all down, Guy’s Peated Lemons Cocktail is smoky, citrusy, herbal and totally money!

Sunday 11:30a|10:30c

Guy’s Grocery Games: “Caught in the Middle

Four chefs must make an international dish using the ingredients found only in the middle aisles of the store. Next, the chefs have to make their best seafood dish with 5 Ingredients or Less. Finally, there are twists around every turn as the two remaining chefs each make a signature hamburger, but the grocery store might be Out of Stock of their preferred ingredients! The prevailing chef could win up to $20,000.

Sunday 8|7c

America’s Best Cook: “Thunderdome Finale

The final four cooks will compete in three challenges to determine who is America’s best cook and will win the $50,000 grand prize. After each challenge, guest judge Chef Bobby Flay will eliminate a cook until just one cook and one mentor stand victorious.

Sunday 9|8c

Cutthroat Kitchen: “Hakuna Frittata

Making a frittata becomes nearly impossible as one chef must cook inside eggshells. A yard sale box of old kitchen supplies becomes one chef’s worst nightmare, and one chef earns the right to shred his or her opponent’s Steak Diane.

Sunday 10|9c

Kitchen Casino: “Fear and Searing

Four chefs are eager to show off their skills in the first round, but the slot machine presents some unforeseen challenges. In Round 2, the chefs gamble with their strategies when roulette raises the stakes with venison. With only two chefs left — and one $30,000 jackpot — the competition turns fierce, and it’s all about luck of the draw in poker.

Sunday 11|10c

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