2016-11-02

Photo - Food Network Below are some of the highlights of the Food Network programming scheduled to air on the channel in November.  It looks like there is a lot of new Chopped episodes (all varieties), more kids (looks like Alison Sweeney is the go-to kids show host), and a lot of holiday themed shows/specials.  Thanksgiving Live will not return, but Food Network does have a replay on their schedule.  Also, Clash of the Grandmas which had a pilot last year will now be a series. The press release with episode descriptions and air dates is below: FOOD NETWORK GETS INTO THE HOLIDAY SPIRIT WITH SEASON PREMIERES OF HOLIDAY BAKING CHAMPIONSHIP AND CAKE WARS: CHRISTMAS Plus: New Series Clash of the Grandmas Puts Grannies in the Spotlight and Kids Compete in Special Kids Sweets Showdown FoodNetwork.com Is Thanksgiving Central with Recipes, Party Ideas and Hosting Tips for the Holiday Season Food Network celebrates Thanksgiving this November with premieres all month long including new series, returning favorites, nail-biting grand finales and holiday-themed episodes and specials. First, find out which celebrity had the biggest turnaround in the kitchen on the season finale of Worst Cooks in America: Celebrity Edition on Wednesday, November 2nd at 9pm. Then, it’s the season premiere of Holiday Baking Championship on Sunday, November 6th at 9pm when host Bobby Deen and judges Nancy Fuller, Duff Goldman and Lorraine Pascale pit nine of the country’s best bakers against each other in a series of holiday-themed baking challenges for the chance to be crowned Holiday Baking Champion. Following find out who the best of the worst is on the season finale of Worst Bakers in America on Sunday, November 6th at 10pm where the most-improved baker will take home $25,000. Then, the ultimate crossover battle comes to an end on the tournament finale of Chopped: Beat Bobby Flay on Thursday, November 10th at 9pm where the winners of the three previous heats will go head to head in a final round to determine who gets to go up against Bobby Flay for the chance to win $40,000. Next up, host Cameron Mathison is putting grandmas to the culinary test on the series premiere of Clash of the Grandmas on Sunday, November 13th at 10pm when four grannies will compete each episode for a grand prize of $10,000. Then, Jonathan Bennett is giving the Cake Wars kitchen a holiday makeover on the season premiere of Cake Wars: Christmas on Monday, November 14th at 9pm. Next, don’t miss holiday special Worst Cooks in America: Holiday House Call on Wednesday, November 16th at 9pm when chefs Anne Burrell and Tyler Florence rescue two of the country’s worst cooks just in time for the holiday season. On Wednesday, November 23rd at 9pm the ultimate game of deception continues as host Geoffrey Zakarian returns with an all-new season of Cooks vs. Cons on Wednesday, November 23rd at 9pm. Then, don’t miss the special premiere of Christmas Cookie Challenge on Monday, November 28th at 8pm when host Alison Sweeney will give five talented bakers the chance to prove they have the ultimate cookie-making skills. Next up the fun continues with Alison Sweeney on the premiere of Kids Sweets Showdown on Wednesday, November 30th at 8pm as she doles out sugary challenges to kid competitors competing for the chance to win $10,000. Also premiering in primetime are new episodes of Beat Bobby Flay, Cake Wars, Chopped, Chopped Junior, Cutthroat Kitchen, Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives, Guy’s Grocery Games, Star Plates, Worst Bakers in America and Worst Cooks in America: Celebrity Edition. In daytime, don’t miss new episodes of Ayesha’s Homemade, Barefoot Contessa, Brunch @ Bobby’s, Farmhouse Rules, Giada’s Holiday Handbook, Guy’s Big Bite, The Kitchen, The Pioneer Woman, Trisha’s Southern Kitchen and Valerie’s Home Cooking. FoodNetwork.com is the ultimate Thanksgiving destination with everything from recipes to entertaining tips for the year’s most food-centric holiday! Join the Food Network conversation on Facebook and Twitter. PRIMETIME PREMIERE EPISODES Beat Bobby Flay Premiering Thursday, November 3rd at 10pm – “Surprise Surprise!” The Windy City’s Pat Sheerin and Chinese-American caterer Katie Chin are hoping that what they’ve got up their sleeves will be enough to send Bobby Flay packing. Sandra Lee and west coast chef Curtis Stone will decide who gets to go one-on-one with the man himself. Premiering Thursday, November 10th at 10pm – “Country Boys in the Big City” Chopped host Ted Allen pairs up with Chef Anne Burrell to weigh in on which contender has the best chance at handing Bobby Flay a loss. Caribbean comfort food chef Justin Gaines and St. Louis barbecue tycoon Mike Johnson hope their plate packs the punch needed to get Ted and Anne’s vote. Premiering Thursday, November 17th at 10pm – “Thanks But No Thanksgiving” -THANKSGIVING EPISODE! It’s Thanksgiving, and the legendary Martha Stewart joins Chopped judge Scott Conant to ensure Bobby Flay gets the short end of the wishbone. Moroccan-born Omar Zerrei and former Iron Chef America sous chef Ed Cotton aim to send Bobby back to the kids’ table. Online, find out what it takes to beat Bobby when Food Network chefs reveal the skills and tactics needed to defeat him. Check out behind-the-scenes photos and videos, relive highlights, tour the set and much more. Join the conversation with #BeatBobbyFlay. Cake Wars Premiering Monday, November 7th at 8pm – “Monopoly” Who will pass “go” and collect $10,000 as Cake Wars celebrates the iconic board game, Monopoly? Four bakers will roll the dice before the judges and hope to have their cake be the centerpiece at a party celebrating everyone’s favorite board game. Rebecca Hollander, director of the Monopoly brand at Hasbro, joins host Jonathan Bennett and judges Waylynn Lucas and Richard Ruskell to help choose the winner. Premiering Monday, November 7th at 9pm – “Space Jam” Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck and the Looney Tunes gang are headed to Cake Wars to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the classic basketball movie, Space Jam. Four bakers will battle to have their amazing cake creation at the center of the party, but only one baker will be able to make a slam dunk and win $10,000. Bill Farmer, the voice actor behind Sylvester and Yosemite Sam, joins host Jonathan Bennett and judges Waylynn Lucas and Richard Ruskell. Online, check out the images and recipes of the winning cake artists’ magical creations, hilarious behind-the-scenes videos of Jonathan and the judges on set and more. Plus, weigh in on your favorites on Twitter using #CakeWars. Cake Wars: Christmas – Premiering Monday, November 14th at 9pm – SEASON PREMIERE! ‘Tis the season for delicious holiday cheer, as Cake Wars: Christmas returns! Hosted by Jonathan Bennett, seven teams of cake artists, sugar sculptors and master food carvers go to battle to create mind-blowing Christmas fantasy creations, taking on everything from the Nutcracker to the Grinch to a modern makeover for Santa Claus. Their creations will be judged by holiday crafter extraordinaire Charles Phoenix and pastry chef Sherry Yard, who will eliminate a team every episode until there is just one team left standing to be declared Cake Wars: Christmas champions and win $50,000. Premiering Monday, November 14th at 9pm – “Christmas: Santa’s Makeover” Cake Wars kicks off the first of six Christmas-themed battles, as seven teams composed of a cake artist, sugar sculptor and master food carver take to the kitchen. In the first round, they’ll have to tackle the worst gift under the Christmas tree. Then, in round two, they’ll give Santa Claus the first makeover he’s seen in centuries. At the end of the battle, one team will be eliminated, and the rest will move on to compete for $50,000. Singer-songwriter Megan Nicole joins host Jonathan Bennett and judges Charles Phoenix and Sherry Yard. Premiering Monday, November 21st at 9pm – “Christmas: How the Grinch Stole Christmas” The six remaining teams made up of a cake artist, sugar sculptor and master food carver return to battle to celebrate the 50th anniversary of How the Grinch Stole Christmas. In the first round, they’ll create a modern twist on How the Grinch Stole Christmas. Then, in the second round, they’ll have to lend the Grinch’s lair some holiday spirit fit for Dr. Seuss. At the end of the battle, one team will be eliminated with help from guest judge Susan Brandt, President of Dr. Seuss Enterprises and host Jonathan Bennett and judges Charles Phoenix and Sherry Yard. Premiering Monday, November 28th at 9pm – “Christmas: The Nutcracker” Five remaining teams made up of an expert cake artist, sugar sculptor and master food carver return to battle to create mind-blowing Christmas fantasy creations, and in the first round, they’ll be challenged to show how Santa’s elves get in shape. Then, the teams must give the Nutcracker a modern twist. Special guest judge Tamera Mowry-Housley, host of The Real and avid holiday crafter and baker, will help host Jonathan Bennett and judges Charles Phoenix and Sherry Yard determine which team is eliminated. Online, get in the sweet spirit with photos highlighting the seasonal creations, exclusive tours of the set, funny and festive behind-the-scenes videos and more. Join the conversation with #CakeWars. Chopped Premiering Tuesday, November 1st at 10pm – “Cheap Eats” The chefs are surprised with some thrifty, yet uniquely yummy finds in the baskets, like pork buns and Mexican street corn in the first round. The competitors must pair a pickled product with a fair favorite in their entrées, then some delectable little cakes and an odd sauce make an appearance in the last basket. Host: Ted Allen Judges: Amanda Freitag, Alex Guarnaschelli, Aarón Sánchez Premiering Tuesday, November 8th at 10pm – “Chaudin Chow” The chefs unveil a Cajun specialty in the first basket that is “offal-y” special. A prized protein adds some porky flavor to the chefs’ fish entrées. And a drink that you have to chew is certainly the oddest mystery ingredient in the final basket. Host: Ted Allen Judges: Amanda Freitag, Marc Murphy, Chris Santos Premiering Monday, November 14th at 8pm – “Turkey Day Heroes” -THANKSGIVING EPISODE! Four chefs who cook in soup kitchens come to the Chopped kitchen to face off in this special competition. In the appetizer round, they get creative with some fun bread and orange sauce. Turkey is a given in the entrée round, but they also face an epic cake which defies description and is more than meets the eye! Some items in the dessert basket sound pretty healthy, like yogurt and fruit, but will the finalists’ Thanksgiving desserts be nutritious or decadent? Host: Ted Allen Judges: Maneet Chauhan, Scott Conant, Marc Murphy Premiering Thursday, November 17th at 9pm – “Battle of the Butchers” Chopped brings butchers to the stoves to show what practiced protein pros can do! In the appetizer round, the butchers direct their cleavers at a beautiful cut of pork as one of the competitors passes around whiskey shots. A big bird and an unfortunately-named radish mingle in the entrée basket, then in the dessert basket, the finalists find an ice cream that only a butcher could love. Host: Ted Allen Judges: Scott Conant, Aarón Sánchez, Chris Santos Premiering Tuesday, November 22nd at 10pm – “Beast Feast” The competitors face off in a protein-packed battle, even featuring some fierce ingredients that are too big for the baskets. In a fast and loud appetizer round, the blenders are booming as the chefs try to make meaty appetizers with a creative touch. Then, the chefs get to choose what part of an imposing whole animal to use in their second dish. The final chefs must rise to the challenge in order to make marvelously piggy desserts. Host: Ted Allen Judges: Maneet Chauhan, Scott Conant, Alex Guarnaschelli Premiering Thursday, November 24th at 10pm – “Million Dollar Baskets” No expense has been spared with these top-notch, top-dollar basket ingredients! The chefs get to work with caviar and a very pricey seafood in the first round. The second million dollar basket features something lavishly sweet and something deliciously rare. And a $100 breakfast item is one of the prize ingredients that the finalists discover in the last basket. Host: Ted Allen Judges: Maneet Chauhan, Alex Guarnaschelli, Marcus Samuelsson Premiering Tuesday, November 29th at 10pm – “Back in Time” The baskets are filled with retro ingredients, which have the competitors and the judges thinking back on bygone eras and savoring flavor memories. In the first basket, a familiar can and a space-age beverage are two of the foods that transport them back in time. Something frozen in time and something nostalgically spherical are part of the challenge in round two, and a refreshment named for a movie legend is one of the throwback ingredients in the dessert basket. Host: Ted Allen Judges: Amanda Freitag, Alex Guarnaschelli, Aarón Sánchez Online, check out photo and video highlights and compete like a Chopped champion for a chance to win prizes. Get culinary inspiration from the Chopped experts and learn the tricks contestants have successfully deployed to transform exotic ingredients, international spices and even wintry leftovers into winning dishes. Join the action with #Chopped. Chopped: Beat Bobby Flay Premiering Thursday, November 3rd at 9pm – “Chopped: Beat Bobby Flay, Part 3” A set of twins is among the returning Chopped winners striving for the opportunity to Beat Bobby Flay. In the first round, a cold soup and a stuffed lobster challenge the champs, and keeping track of all four ingredients proves problematic for some. The entrée basket includes a giant piece of meat and some tasty little dried fruits. Then, nobody knows how to pronounce the name of a Swedish cookie in the final basket, but will the two chefs who are making dessert know what to do with it? Host: Ted Allen Judges: Bobby Flay, Alex Guarnaschelli, Aarón Sánchez Premiering Thursday, November 10th at 9pm – “Chopped: Beat Bobby Flay, Finale” – TOURNAMENT FINALE! The $40,000 title fight finale is here! Ferocious repeat champs return to the Chopped kitchen to bring all they’ve got to the first two rounds to see who gets to face Bobby Flay! The group of three undefeated champs must make appetizers with a strange sauce, and the level of difficulty in the entrée round is off the charts. The one contender who survives to compete in the highly-anticipated Bobby Flay bonus round has the advantage of making their own signature dish, but using ingredients from a Chopped basket! Host: Ted Allen Judges: Amanda Freitag, Alex Guarnaschelli, Chris Santos Online, get more insight on the Chopped: Beat Bobby Flay tournament, where you’ll uncover photo and video highlights. Relive top moments and hear from the winning contenders, and join in on the conversation using #Chopped. Chopped Junior Premiering Tuesday, November 1st at 8pm – “Bug Bites” Creepy-crawly kabobs in the first basket kick things off on an adventurous note — will the junior chefs find a good way to incorporate the bites of crunchy protein? In the entrée round, the kids are happy to get fish fillets and a colorful cereal. Then, the young cooks must find creative ways to use some little sprinkles and a giant egg in their desserts. Host: Ted Allen Judges: David Arquette, Scott Conant, Jake Smollett Premiering Tuesday, November 8th at 8pm – “S’more Determination” Chefs are on hand to judge this round of junior chefs, who must first deal with a peculiar hot dog pasta in their appetizer baskets. The odd combos continue in the second round with s’mores French fries, plus a difficult-to-prepare protein that is definitely new to the young cooks. Then, some adorable dumplings and some fancy fruit are two of the ingredients in the mix for dessert. Host: Ted Allen Judges: Tiffany Derry, Alex Guarnaschelli, Jennette McCurdy Premiering Tuesday, November 15th at 8pm – “Thanks Kidding” -THANKSGIVING EPISODE! Four confident young cooks set out to make judges a spectacular Thanksgiving meal. Pumpkin pie comes first as one of the mystery ingredients for the appetizer round. There’s no turkey in the entrée basket, but there are a lot of other traditional flavors. Then, some adorable cupcakes are at the center of a goody-filled final basket. Host: Ted Allen Judges: Alex Guarnaschelli, Sandra Lee, Laura Vitale Premiering Tuesday, November 22nd at 8pm – “Basket Brawl” A new round of talented young cooks storms the kitchen to win over the judges. First, they find some unusual gifts from the sea in the appetizer basket, and in the entrée round, something sweet and something bitter in the basket make for a flavor-balancing act. Then, chocolate ravioli desserts prove to be a challenge in a hectic final round. Host: Ted Allen Judges: Roble Ali, Rachel Hollis, Marcus Samuelsson Premiering Tuesday, November 29th at 8pm – “Fries Wise” Ground beef and curly fries are familiar enough appetizer ingredients, but can the kid cooks stay focused enough to make creative choices and technically-excellent dishes? The junior chefs see seafood inside the second basket, then a cookie cup stuffed with something surprising must be incorporated in desserts. Host: Ted Allen Judges: Justine “iJustine” Ezarik, Alison Roman, Marcus Samuelsson. Online, super fans can find a huge treat with entertaining behind-the-scenes footage of the talented kid chefs and all their antics in between takes. Additionally, hear from the amazing panel of judges in interviews captured on set and upgrade your brown-bag lunch with ideas captured from the competition. Join the conversation on Twitter using #ChoppedJunior. Christmas Cookie Challenge – Premiering November 28th at 8pm – SPECIAL PREMIERE! Holiday cookies are more than mere sweets: they are gifts, mementos of childhood, and most certainly made with pride. In Christmas Cookie Challenge hosted by Alison Sweeney, five confident and daring bakers compete to prove their holiday cookie-making skills. The winner will go home with the $10,000 grand prize! Join the conversation with #ChristmasCookieChallenge. Clash of the Grandmas – Premiering Sunday, November 13th at 10pm – SERIES PREMIERE! Four grandmas enter, but only one will emerge as champion in Clash of the Grandmas! Whatever grandma says or does is culinary law, and in this granny showdown, hosted by Cameron Mathison, these grandma super-cooks will prove they have what it takes to put together the most delicious meal imaginable. A rotating panel of judges, including Monti Carlo, Nancy Fuller, Eddie Jackson, Brandi Milloy, Jamika Pessoa, Aarti Sequeira and Jake Smollett, will determine which granny’s comfort food is worth $10,000. Premiering Sunday, November 13th at 10pm – “Thanksgiving at Grandmas” -THANKSGIVING EPISODE! It’s an epic Thanksgiving throwdown, and four grandmas are out to prove they’ve got game. First, they must dress up traditional stuffing ingredients to make a side dish that is anything but stuffing. In their second clash, the grannies have to transform Thanksgiving leftovers into a tempting Italian dish. Finally, it’s grandmas gone trendy as the remaining two contestants vie for the $10,000 prize by making their best Thanksgiving pie — on a stick! Host: Cameron Mathison Judges: Monti Carlo, Nancy Fuller, Eddie Jackson Premiering Sunday, November 20th at 10pm – “Home Sweet Grandma” First, the four grannies create handheld versions of mac and cheese to hold the family over until dinner. Next, they have only 30 minutes to make meatloaf for unexpected guests, with the help of unexpected sous chefs: the grandpas! Then, the final two grandmas try to freeze out the competition by producing an ice cream sandwich worthy of the $10,000 prize using liquid nitrogen. Host: Cameron Mathison Judges: Eddie Jackson, Brandi Milloy, Jamika Pessoa Premiering Sunday, November 27th at 10pm – “Granny Family Food Fight” Three generations join forces in a special family edition, and first, the four grandmas must cook up a pot pie that reflects their heritage with help from their son or daughter. Next, they must make a brilliant brunch featuring the colors selected by their grandkids via video message. Then, the final two grandmas must turn peanut butter and jelly flavors into a family-pleasing dessert worthy of the $10,000 prize. Host: Cameron Mathison Judges: Sharone Hakman, Aarti Sequeira, Jake Smollett Online, fans can catch highlights after the grandmas battle to become a champion and join the conversation using #ClashoftheGrandmas. Cooks vs. Cons – Premiering Wednesday, November 23rd at 9pm – SEASON PREMIERE! Geoffrey Zakarian hosts the next generation of cooking competition, a battle which asks the ultimate question: could a talented home cook beat a pro, or does a true professional have skills that no amateur could match? With a level playing field, and no one knowing which cook is which, only a blind taste test will prove who has the best dish. If the professional is victorious, they’ll take home $10,000, but if an amateur can beat the odds and take down the pro, they’ll walk away with $15,000! Online, after incognito home cooks battle undercover culinary pros, fans can catch highlights and quizzes to find out if you could pose as a pro chef. Join the conversation with #CooksVsCons. Cutthroat Kitchen Premiering Wednesday, November 2nd at 11pm – “Obi-Wan Cannoli” The chefs play freeze tag in the kitchen as they make grilled cheese and tomato soup, then one chef must wear a moose head as they make moussaka. Finally, one chef has to crawl through a giant cannoli as they make a cannoli. Host: Alton Brown Judge: Richard Blais Premiering Wednesday, November 9th at 11pm – “I Ain’t Afraid of No Toast” Three chefs have to make a toast while making a toast dish, then two chefs have to battle it out with giant shish kebabs for their choice of shish kebab meat. Finally, one chef has to hopscotch around the kitchen as they make a butterscotch dessert. Host: Alton Brown Judge: Jet Tila Premiering Wednesday, November 16th 11pm – “Fowl Play” -THANKSGIVING EPISODE! In a special Thanksgiving episode, three family teams have to make their Thanksgiving dinner in a crowded kitchen. Then, one team has to make a leftover turkey dish with ingredients from a giant cranberry mold. Finally, one team has to keep balloon floats from flying away as they make their pumpkin pie. Host: Alton Brown Judges: Jazmin Blais, Richard Blais Premiering Wednesday, November 23rd at 11pm – “Currywurst. Episode. Ever” Three chefs have to prep their tortas on a giant sombrero, then two chefs have to cook each other’s currywurst dishes as they stand on opposite sides of the Berlin Wall. Finally, one chef has to mix and cook their blueberry muffins in cardboard blueberry containers. Host: Alton Brown Judge: Antonia Lofaso Premiering Wednesday, November 30th at 11pm – “Mission Impastable” As they make breakfast to go, two chefs have to prep on a table that’s moving around the kitchen. Then, one chef has to crawl through a laser maze as they make baked pasta. Finally, one chef has to ride around on a chairlift as they make linzer cookies. Host: Alton Brown Judge: Simon Majumdar Online, get an extra taste of eviliciousness with FoodNetwork.com’s original digital series. In Alton’s After Show, Alton reveals the sabotages to the judges, who discuss the cutthroat tasks. Follow the mischief and strategy on Twitter using #CutthroatKitchen. Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives Premiering Friday, November 4th at 9pm – “From Port to Port” This trip, Guy Fieri is going from Portsmouth, New Hampshire to Portland, Oregon, for righteous coast-to-coast flavor. In Oregon, there is a Spanish spot serving outrageous octopus and an homage to the chef’s childhood. Plus, he stops at a multitasking market sandwiching polenta and cooking up grandma’s take on biscuits and gravy. And in New Hampshire, Guy finds a modern cantina putting out the pork, from belly tacos to a pig’s head platter. Premiering Friday, November 18th at 9pm – “Turkey-Giving” -THANKSGIVING EPISODE! This trip, Guy Fieri is dishing out the spirit of Thanksgiving! In Princeton, New Jersey, Rev Run jumps in at a crepe place serving their take on a turkey club and a 20-layer cake. Plus, in Somersworth, New Hampshire, there is a cafe-bakery cooking up terrific turkey meatloaf and a killer haddock sandwich. And in Portland, Oregon, he finds a spot dishing out rock star food to the community, with a “pay-what-you-can” mission. Premiering Friday, November 25th at 9pm – “Incredible Italian” This trip, Guy Fieri is eating up all kinds of incredible Italian. From Boston to San Francisco, Ohio to Omaha, plates are piled with favorites like pasta, polenta, piccata and pizza. Plus, in Arizona, there is a real-deal deli where prosciutto is made the months-long, old-school way, and it wouldn’t be Italian without a trip to Italy, where they’re serving up fresh, regional specialties in the town of Pinocchio. Online, go behind-the-scenes with Guy, check out full recipes and scan the best diners, drive-ins and dives across the country. Hop along for the ride on Twitter with #DDD. Guy’s Grocery Games Premiering Sunday, November 6th at 8pm – “Cooking Channel Cook Off” Four of Cooking Channel’s favorites, Josh Elkin, Kelsey Nixon, Dan Pashman and Jazz Smollett, are taking on Guy Fieri’s twisted games. First, the chefs try to fit all the ingredients for their signature dish into the world’s smallest grocery bags. Next, they bowl for the ingredients they must put in an international favorite. Finally, the remaining two hosts have to make a delicious lasagna with one small catch: traditional lasagna ingredients are off-limits! Host: Guy Fieri Judges: Richard Blais, Aarti Sequeira, Justin Warner Premiering Sunday, November 13th at 8pm – “Thanksgiving in Flavortown” -THANKSGIVING EPISODE! Four chefs are fixing for a Thanksgiving in Flavortown. First, they must make a regional Thanksgiving dinner using only seven pounds of ingredients. Next, in a GGG first, the chefs have only 15 minutes to whip up a party plate for unexpected houseguests. Then, the final two chefs have just two minutes to shop for an upscale Thanksgiving dinner, because Guy Fieri’s closing up early in honor of Turkey Day. Host: Guy Fieri Judges: Aaron May, Damaris Phillips, Marc Summers Premiering Sunday, November 20th at 8pm – “Guys’ Unforgettable Chefs” Four of Triple G’s most unforgettable chefs are back to compete in two challenges jam-packed with unexpected turns. First, the deck is stacked against them as they create a memorable meal in a game of Wild Cards. Then, in the second and final game, the chefs shop for a Sunday family dinner with some back-breaking restrictions. Host: Guy Fieri Judges: Beau MacMillan, Catherine McCord, Reno Henriques Premiering Monday, November 21st at 8pm – “Joy to the Judges” – HOLIDAY EPISODE! Some of the favorite Triple G judges, Duskie Estes, Troy Johnson, Carl Ruiz, Aarti Sequeira, are decking the shopping aisles for a holiday showdown. First, they must make a wintertime favorite with only eight items or less. Next, the judges must make a holiday dessert on a Scrooge-like budget. Finally, the judges have to spin the Holiday Food Wheel to determine which mandatory ingredients will end up in their holiday family favorite. Host: Guy Fieri Judges: Catherine McCord, Damaris Phillips, Justin Warner Premiering Sunday, November 27th at 8pm – “Culinary Saved My Life 2” Four chefs who turned their lives around with cooking battle it out for a chance at a life-changing shopping spree. First, they must flip the ingredients of sweet carrot cake into a lunch. Next, after bowling to determine which aisles they can shop, they must make a family favorite. Finally, the top two chefs make an inspirational dinner featuring items chosen by a roll of the dice. Host: Guy Fieri Judges: Duskie Estes, Beau MacMillan, Carl Ruiz Online, fans can relive the top moments of the tournament, test their supermarket trivia smarts, collect shopping and cooking tips from the judges, and much more. Join the conversation on Twitter using #GroceryGames. Holiday Baking Championship – Premiering Sunday, November 6th at 9pm – SEASON PREMIERE! Holiday Baking Championship is back to celebrate all the special holiday moments and so much more, as nine of the best bakers in America come together to bake their way to the title of Holiday Baking Champion and a cool $50,000. Host Bobby Deen and tough-love judges Nancy Fuller, Duff Goldman and Lorraine Pascale oversee the festivities. Premiering Sunday, November 6th at 9pm – “Signs of the Season” Bobby Deen challenges the nine bakers to take seasonal hot beverages like hot chocolate and apple cider a step further by turning them into desserts. Then, in the main heat, these culinary artisans show off their decorating skills by creating a filled bundt cake wreath. Premiering Sunday, November 13th at 9pm – “Grandma’s Thanksgiving Favorites” -THANKSGIVING EPISODE! When it comes to Thanksgiving, nobody can compete with grandma’s signature recipes, so Clash of the Grandmas’ Norma Zager joins Bobby Deen to lend her expertise. For the pre-heat, the remaining eight bakers must whip up two types of cookies, with one inspired by dear old grandma. In the main heat, the bakers compete to create the best pie by hand — no appliances — just like grandma used to! Premiering Sunday, November 20th at 9pm – “Thanksgiving Joy” -THANKSGIVING EPISODE! In the pre-heat, the remaining seven bakers must combine all of their favorite Thanksgiving desserts into one by creating elegant trifles. Then, the bakers must produce Thanksgiving imposter cupcakes that will make everyone do a double take. Premiering Sunday, November 27th at 9pm – “Hearth and Home” Nothing says the holidays like a crisp fire on a snowy day, so in the pre-heat, the remaining six bakers are tested to make a dessert featuring toasted marshmallows. For the main heat, the bakers get the chance to put a fresh spin on an old holiday classic – the yule log. Online, fans can keep up with the series with photo and video highlights, complementary holiday baking content and much more. Join the conversation using #HolidayBakingChampionship. As a judge on the series, Duff Goldman brings insight, humor and holiday warmth all his own. Head online for Duff’s Sweet Spot, where he takes on the competition’s sweet challenges. In this digital series, he offers tips and recipes so that home cooks can try his magical desserts at home. Kids Sweets Showdown – Premiering Wednesday, November 30th at 8pm – SPECIAL PREMIERE! Kids Sweets Showdown, headed by Alison Sweeney and alternating co-hosts Sharone Hakman and Harley Morenstein, gives teams of two kid competitors the chance to bake their way to the top! Through a main showdown challenge and two spur-of-the-moment “sugar rushes,” each team pulls out all the stops for the chance to take home the $10,000 grand prize! Premiering Wednesday, November 30th at 8pm – “Extreme Cake Adventures” Hosts Sharone Hakman and Alison Sweeney task baking teams with creating a cupcake cake to illustrate an adventure theme: wild jungle, undersea adventures or space odyssey. First, the kids must turn cupcakes into mini layer cakes, then they must use their sculpting skills to make a fondant friend to add to their cupcake cake. One team will claim the $10,000 prize. Join the conversation on social media with #KidsSweetsShowdown. Star Plates Premiering Tuesday, November 1st at 11pm – “Minka Kelly” – SEASON FINALE! Actress Minka Kelly tries to learn how to make one of her favorite dishes, the Bittersweet Chocolate Molten Soufflé from Chef Geoffrey Zakarian at Georgie in Beverly Hills. Minka must rise to the occasion, or her dreams of soufflé may sink under the pressure. Online, get more on the celebrities in the kitchen. Join the conversation on Twitter with #StarPlates. Worst Bakers in America Premiering Sunday, November 6th at 10pm – “Bakery Battle” – SEASON FINALE! The final two recruits face the ultimate challenge: to take over a bakery and bake for a panel of experts including, Zac Young (Cooking Channel’s Unique Sweets), Raiza Costa (YouTube’s Dulce Delight) and Alison Roman (cookbook author). Duff Goldman and Lorraine Pascale coach their recruits as they are tested on all the skills they have learned over the past six weeks in boot camp. Only one recruit will be named the winner and take home $25,000. Online, go behind-the-scenes of the competition and relive the worst baking moments. Plus, join the conversation on Twitter using #WorstBakers. Worst Cooks in America: Celebrity Edition Premiering Wednesday, November 2nd at 9pm – “Celebrity: The Final Showdown” – SEASON FINALE! The final two recruits face their final, ultimate challenge – cook a restaurant quality meal for a panel of culinary experts: Sara Gore, Akhtar Nawab and Laura Vitale. Anne Burrell and Rachael Ray coach their recruits, but all the skills the celebs have learned are put to the test. One recruit will be named the winner and awarded $50,000 for their charity. Online, find more content from this epic culinary boot camp, see photo highlights and catch behind-the-scenes moments. Watch videos and hear from mentors Anne and Rachael and the kitchen-challenged celebs. Join the conversation with #WorstCooks. Worst Cooks in America – SPECIAL EPISODES! Premiering Wednesday, November 9th at 9pm – “Best of the Worst” Worst Cooks in America revisits some of the craziest, messiest, “worst cookiest” moments in the show’s history! Mentors face a serious challenge as they do their best to make experts out of seemingly hopeless cases. Premiering Wednesday, November 16th at 9pm – “Holiday House Call” – HOLIDAY EPISODE! What could be more terrifying for a pair of hopeless home cooks than hosting their entire extended family for a holiday dinner? Chefs Anne Burrell and Tyler Florence are coming to the rescue of two of the worst cooks in America, sisters Brittany and Lesley. They want to continue their late grandmother’s tradition, but the fire department always shows up when they are in the kitchen! Can the chefs help two culinary failures conquer their fears and create an unbelievably delicious family feast in just two days? Online, find more content from this epic culinary boot camp, see photo highlights and catch behind-the-scenes moments. Join the conversation with #WorstCooks. DAYTIME PREMIERE EPISODES Ayesha’s Homemade Premiering Saturday, November 5th at 12pm – “Date Night” Date nights are a great way for Ayesha Curry and her husband, Stephen, to get together with their friends. This date night, they’re switching things up by using new and interesting ingredients in recipes like Saffron Crème Brulee and Spiced Tea Mojitos! Ayesha’s friend, interior designer Parisa O’Connell, offers to spice up the tablescape while Ayesha finishes off the dinner with Crispy Rice and Chicken and Beef Kabobs. Premiering Saturday, November 12th at 12pm – “Double Trouble” -THANKSGIVING EPISODE! Thanksgiving meals have always been important to Ayesha Curry and her husband Stephen, so their parents are at their California home to celebrate. When Ayesha’s dad, John, and father-in-law, Dell Curry, want to join Ayesha in the kitchen, she agrees and lets them help with the cheesiest Mac and Cheese, a secret timesaver for fast Creamed Cornbread, and of course, Southern Mustard Greens. But when it comes to the Turkey, will it be double the trouble, or double the fun? Premiering Saturday, November 19th at 12pm – “New Traditions” Traditions are big in Ayesha Curry’s house, and she wants to start some new food traditions in honor of her family’s move to the West Coast. Ayesha gears up for the day by making PB&J French Toast with her sister, Maria, and a Healthy Green Juice for her husband, Stephen. Then, she makes her show-stopping Easy Pan Steaks and Pasta Primavera and shares the time-saving secret to her Cast Iron Fruit Cake. Premiering Saturday, November 26th at 12pm – “Godfather” Ayesha Curry prepares a big Italian meal as she and her husband, Stephen, entertain his best friend from college, Bryant, and his wife Brittany, who also happen to be the godparents of her daughter, Riley. She whips up Fresh Egg Pasta, a Caesar Salad, and Stephen’s favorite, Chicken Parm, for the party. To finish off this classic Italian meal, they make a light and sweet Tiramisu together. Online, discover Ayesha’s favorite recipes and learn more about her cooking influences and family. Join in on the conversation on Twitter using #AyeshasHomemade. Barefoot Contessa Premiering Sunday, November 6th at 10:30am – “Cooking for Jeffrey: It Must Be Friday” It’s Friday, and that means two things: Jeffrey’s coming home and chicken for dinner! Ina Garten is shaking things up, making Skillet-Roasted Lemon Chicken and serving it with amped-up Roasted Broccolini on the side. For dessert, it’s Raspberry Rhubarb Crostata with ice cream. Premiering Sunday, November 13th at 10:30am – “Cooking for Jeffrey: Back to School Surprise” Jeffrey is going back to school after a long vacation, so Ina Garten prepares an alfresco dinner. There’s Moroccan Grilled Lamb Chops, Couscous with Pine Nuts and Mint and Roasted Vine Tomatoes, as well as a gorgeous Greek Mezze Platter with Marinated Herbed Feta, Pita Chips and store-bought goodies. Premiering Sunday, November 27th at 10:30am – “Cooking for Jeffrey: Dinner Party 101” Ina Garten is teaching Dinner Party 101 to her great friend, actress Debra Monk. The foolproof meal plan includes Roast Chicken with Bread and Arugula Salad, a stunning Easy Cheese Board, Tri-Berry Crumbles and a table-setting tutorial. Online, let Ina inspire your own menu. Find recipes served on the show, plus browse photos of memorable scenes. Tell us which ones are your favorites on Twitter using #BarefootContessa. Brunch @ Bobby’s Premiering Sunday, November 13th at 12:30pm – “Almost Home for Thanksgiving” -THANKSGIVING EPISODE! Bobby Flay’s daughter Sophie is headed home for after-Thanksgiving brunch. While he waits, Bobby bakes Chocolate Pumpkin Swirl Bread with Marmalade and reinvents the holiday dinner with Waffle Cornbread Stuffing Sandwiches with Turkey, Cheddar, Bacon and Cranberry Dijon Gravy Dipping Sauce. And to celebrate, he pours a Bourbon Apple Hot Toddy. Premiering Sunday, November 27th at 12:30pm – “Preaking Out” Bobby Flay is throwing a brunch party for the Preakness with Maryland-inspired dishes. The star of the menu is a Tempura Fried Soft Shell Crab Sandwich with Tartar Sauce Slaw and a side of Crispy Old Bay Chips. Then he brings Southern style to the plate with Savory Roasted Peaches with City Ham and a Wild Arugula Salad with Burrata and Sorghum Vinaigrette. He pours Black-Eyed Susan Spritzers for toasting and crosses the finish line with Banana Pudding. Online, find Bobby’s brunch recipes and build a better brunch, Bobby Flay Style. Farmhouse Rules Premiering Sunday, November 6th at 11:30am – “Motorcycle Mama” Nancy Fuller is trading in her apron for a leather jacket and her wooden spoon for a Hog! She’s been chairing her local hospice’s charity motorcycle rally for 25 years, and she’s putting together a brown bag lunch for the whole gang. From an epic “Whole Hog” Hoagie with Parmesan and Herb Dusted Sweet Potato Chips to Big Slab Chocolate and Cherry Cookie Bars with Virgin Apple Cider Sangria, this is a menu sure to fill those hungry biker bellies and raise some funds for a great cause. Premiering Sunday, November 13th at 11:30am – “Gigi’s Thanksgiving” -THANKSGIVING EPISODE! Nancy Fuller’s family is gathering at the farmhouse for another Fuller Thanksgiving, but this year the kids are in charge of everything from the centerpieces to the place settings. Nancy prepares a Thanksgiving feast featuring a Roasted and Braised Turkey with Cognac Gravy, Root Vegetable Mash with Thyme Brown Butter, Pull Apart Butter Rolls with Everything Seasoning, Pecan Pie and, for the grownups, Bourbon Cranberry Cocktails. Premiering Sunday, November 27th at 11:30am – “Canvas and Cocktails” Nancy Fuller’s good friend is teaching a canvas and cocktails class, so she’s promised to teach Nancy to paint in exchange for drinks. Nancy goes all in with a full-on meal that includes Lemon and Oregano Chicken, Orzo Pilaf Salad with Mustard Greens and Dried Cherries, Winter Citrus Tart with Shortbread Almond Crust for dessert and, most importantly, Moscow Mules to get everyone’s creative juices flowing. Online, get a taste of the Hudson Valley. There you can find Nancy’s farm-fresh recipes, take a tour of her upstate farm and much more. Giada’s Holiday Handbook Premiering Sunday, November 6th at 12pm – “Happy Hour” The holiday season is near, and Giada De Laurentiis hosts a swanky, vintage-inspired cocktail party. The festive and fun menu includes throwback recipes with a modern twist like Bacon Onion Dip, a Spiked Gelatin Mold and a Korean Shrimp Cocktail. Premiering Sunday, November 13th at 12pm – “Thanksgiving Feast” -THANKSGIVING EPISODE! It’s the big Thanksgiving dinner, and this year it’s all about keeping it simple. Giada De Laurentiis asks her guests to each bring something that can be added to a large antipasti platter as an afternoon appetizer. Then, the big meal includes a Spicy Turkey Breast Cacciatore, Smokey Candied Carrots and Walnut Gremolata, Simple Wilted Greens and Chocolate Chunk Hazelnut Pie. Premiering Sunday, November 20th at 12pm – “Thanksgiving Brunch” -THANKSGIVING EPISODE! It’s the morning after Thanksgiving, and Giada De Laurentiis has a house full of guests and a fridge filled with leftovers! The solution is a casual Thanksgiving brunch that incorporates the flavors of the holiday with a new and exciting twist. The menu gives holiday leftovers new life with Crispy Turkey Bites, Cheesy Root Vegetable Bake, Sweet Potato Puffs and Rye-Spiked Chai Lattes. Premiering Sunday, November 27th at 12pm – “Christmas Sing-A-Long” – CHRISTMAS EPISODE! Giada De Laurentiis hosts a pre-Christmas party that focuses on the kids, but the grown-ups are invited too! Festivities focus around a kids’ holiday sing-along and kid-friendly menu including Cheesy Chicken Flautas, Veggie Noodle Salad, Chocolate-Covered Chips and Apple Pie Soda a la Mode. Online, make it the most-festive season ever with Giada’s expertise. Access Giada’s collection of holiday recipes, entertaining tips and much more. Join the conversation on Twitter using #HolidayHandbook. Guy’s Big Bite Premiering Sunday, November 6th at 9am – “Old School Remix” Guy Fieri is shaking up comfort food classics, starting with his Andouille Stuffed Brisket Meatloaf and Smashed Fingerlings with BBQ Sauce. To drink, Guy stirs up a Maple Pig Cocktail, with cherries, whiskey and bacon. Yep, you gotta see how he makes that one! Premiering Sunday, November 13th at 9am – “Wham Bam Thank You Lamb” -THANKSGIVING EPISODE! At the Fieri house, it’s Thanksgiving tradition to be untraditional! Guy gives thanks with his Balsamic Braised Leg of Lamb cooked in a pressure cooker for maximum tenderness, Sweet Potato Gnocchi tossed in a Parmesan butter sauce, and Peas and Prosciutto. Premiering Sunday, November 27th at 9am – “Al Pastor All Day” Guy Fieri is hosting taco night, so he prepares an all-time favorite, Al Pastor Tacos, filled with roasted pork and topped with Pineapple Jalapeno Salsa. For dessert, he turns down the heat with Mexican Chocolate Avocado Mousse with Mezcal Whipped Cream. Online, turn up your meals with Guy’s biggest and boldest dishes. Find his recipes, watch highlights from the show and get to know more about Guy. And join the conversation on Twitter using #BigBite. The Kitchen – Premiering Saturdays at 11am Spend a fun and food-filled morning in The Kitchen with hosts Sunny Anderson, Katie Lee, Jeff Mauro, Marcela Valladolid and Geoffrey Zakarian. These five talented food experts will bring fun conversation and delicious recipes into your kitchen every week. From simple supper ideas to the latest food trends, they will cover all things fun in food. Pull up a stool at the counter and join them in The Kitchen. Online, access all of the co-hosts’ cooking short-cuts, recipes and tips. Whether you need menu inspiration for an upcoming party or want to remake the ingredients already stowed in your pantry, FoodNetwork.com has you covered. Also, bookmark new recipes and advice, browse behind-the-scenes photos, take audience polls and much more. Join the conversation in #TheKitchen. The Pioneer Woman Premiering Saturday, November 5th at 10am – “Good Ol’ Days” While Ree Drummond’s husband, Ladd, and his father, Chuck, dismantle a historic old cattle feed storehouse on the ranch, she cooks them a lunch of juicy Steak and Eggs Benedict piled high onto Garlic Butter English Muffins and drizzled in a Spicy Hollandaise Sauce. To drink, there’s a pitcher of Chuck’s Cherry Limeade and a delicious Pineapple Upside-Down Cake as a take-home gift. Premiering Saturday, November 12th at 10am – “Frontier Friendsgiving” -THANKSGIVING EPISODE! It’s a frontier-style Friendsgiving celebration with Ree Drummond’s two closest friends and she’s having some serious fun with the recipes. There’s a stunning Turkey Roulade rolled around Sausage Stuffing, then a Leek and Potato Casserole instead of mashed potatoes. She also gets adventurous with the sides, Roasted Brussels Sprouts and Kale, Boozy Gravy, and Festive Goat Cheese, plus a seasonal Pomegranate Champagne Cocktail. Premiering Saturday, November 26th at 10am – “The Eleventh Hour” Ree Drummond is throwing a cocktail bash for the crew helping to open her store in town. There’s a delicious line up of make-ahead portable canapes on the menu: juicy Asian Beef Skewers, retro Ham Salad in Endive Cups, simple Salami Roll Ups, a no-cook Crudite Platter and divine Tiny Tomato Tarts. There are sweet treats too — decadent Black and White Brownies and chewy Caramel Nut Truffles — plus a Pawhuska Prohibition Punch to toast the team. Online, find all of Ree’s recipes, watch exclusive video tours of the Drummond ranch and town, peek inside her kitchen and watch full episodes. Join the conversation with #PioneerWoman. Trisha’s Southern Kitchen Premiering Saturday, November 12th at 10:30am – “Giving Thanks” -THANKSGIVING EPISODE! Trisha Yearwood and her sister, Beth, celebrate Thanksgiving by giving back. They deliver turkeys and donate canned foods to the YWCA of Nashville and cook a portable Thanksgiving meal for Trisha’s niece, Ashley, who’s a nurse at the local hospital. The hearty spread consists of Sweet Potato Pudding, Slow Cooker Pulled Turkey, Buttermilk Cornbread and Cran-Apple Crisp. Premiering Saturday, November 26th at 10:30am – “Sunday Funday” Trisha Yearwood prepares for a fun-filled day with fabulous friends by making Buffalo Wing Dip and Chili Mac. After fueling up, they head out for Prosecco Cocktails on a party bike. Then, they go bowling and end the day with Marbled Chocolate Brownies. Online, find all Trisha’s southern-style recipes, watch highlights from the show, tour her Nashville kitchen and go behind the scenes. Join the conversation on Twitter using #SouthernKitchen. Valerie’s Home Cooking Premiering Saturday, November 5th at 12:30pm – “Oh, The Weather Outside is Frightful” Bad weather outside is perfect for snuggling inside, so Valerie Bertinelli and her husband, Tom, make comforting stay-at-home recipes like Shrimp Scampi with Herb Breadcrumbs, Pull-Apart Garlic Bread with Asiago, Helen’s Orange and Fennel Salad, Crispy Chocolate-Mint Cookies and a lovely Hot Chai with Spiced Rum. Premiering Saturday, November 12th at 12:30pm – “Thankful for Family” -THANKSGIVING EPISODE! When it comes to Thanksgiving, Valerie Bertinelli really knows how to bring the people she loves together. She and her husband, Tom, will host both of their families for a Thanksgiving feast to remember. The holiday spread will include Fennel and Citrus Roasted Turkey with Gravy, Cinnamon Raisin Bread Stuffing with Sausage, Mom’s Waldorf Salad and, for dessert, delicious Cranberry Pomegranate Crumb Bars. Premiering Saturday, November 26th at 12:30pm – “The Days Grow Shorter and the Nights Grow Longer” On one of the shortest days of the year, Valerie Bertinelli and her husband, Tom, are entertaining two of their good pals and heating up the fun with Valerie’s Slow Cooker Mulled Wine, Fried Chickpeas with Sage and Parmesan, and the very comforting Turkey Sausage with Fennel Sauerkraut. For dessert, they’ll enjoy Rosemary-Lemon Shortbread. Online, discover Valerie’s family-inspired recipes, go behind the scenes and learn more about the host’s cooking influences, family and even rescue dog in photo and video exclusives. Join the conversation with #HomeCooking. ON-AIR THEME WEEKS & WEEKENDS Thanksgiving Week – Sunday, November 13th – Saturday, November 19th 8-11pm Food Network celebrates the countdown to Thanksgiving. Premiere episodes include: Premiering Sunday, November 13th at 8pm – Guy’s Grocery Games – “Thanksgiving in Flavortown” Premiering Sunday, November 13th at 9pm – Holiday Baking Championship – “Grandma’s Thanksgiving Favorites” Premiering Sunday, November 13th at 10pm – Clash of the Grandmas – “Thanksgiving at Grandmas” Premiering Monday, November 14th at 8pm – Chopped – “Turkey Day Heroes” Premiering Tuesday, November 15th at 8pm – Chopped Junior – “Thanks Kidding” Premiering Wednesday, November 16th at 9pm – Worst Cooks in America – “Holiday House Call” Premiering Wednesday, November 16th at 11pm – Cutthroat Kitchen – “Fowl Play” Premiering Thursday, November 17th at 10pm – Beat Bobby Flay – “Thanks But No Thanksgiving” Premiering Friday, November 18th at 9pm – Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives – “Turkey-Giving” Thanksgiving Weekend – Saturday, November 12th 7am-1pm and Sunday, November 13th 7am-2pm For all your turkey time needs, make Food Network’s weekend cooking blocks your one stop shop for holiday info. Premiere episodes include: Premiering Saturday, November 12th at 10am – The Pioneer Woman – “Frontier Thanksgiving” Premiering Saturday, November 12th at 10:30am – Trisha’s Southern Kitchen- “Giving Thanks” Premiering Saturday, November 12th at 11am -The Kitchen Premiering Saturday, November 12th at 12pm – Ayesha’s Homemade – “Double Trouble” Premiering Saturday, November 12th at 12:30pm – Valerie’s Home Cooking – “Thankful for Family” Premiering Sunday, November 13th at 9am – Guy’s Big Bite – “Wham Bam Thank You Lamb” Premiering Sunday, November 13th at 11:30pm -Farmhouse Rules – “Gigi’s Thanksgiving” Premiering Sunday, November 13th at 12pm – Giada’s Holiday Handbook – “Thanksgiving Feast” Premiering Sunday, November 13th at 12:30pm – Brunch @ Bobby’s – “Almost Home for Thanksgiving” Entertaining and Parties Weekend – Saturday, November 26th 7am-1pm and Sunday, November 27th 7am-2pm Where you are throwing a big bash or an intimate small gathering, Food Network’s all-star cast of chefs will share the top tips of preparing for a party. Premiere episodes include: Premiering Saturday, November 26th at 10am – The Pioneer Woman – “The Eleventh Hour” Premiering Saturday, November 26th at 10:30am – Trisha’s Southern Kitchen – “Sunday Funday” Premiering Saturday, November 26th at 11am – The Kitchen Premiering Saturday, November 26th at 12pm – Ayesha’s Homemade – “Godfather” Premiering Saturday, November 26th at 12:30pm – Valerie’s Home Cooking – “The Days Grow Shorter and the Nights Grow Longer” Premiering Sunday, November 27th at 9am – Guy’s Big Bite – “Al Pastor All Day” Premiering Sunday, November 27th at 10:30am – Barefoot Contessa – “Cooking for Jeffrey: Dinner Party 101” Premiering Sunday, November 27th at 11:30am – Farmhouse Rules – “Canvas and Cocktails” Premiering Sunday, November 27th at 12pm – Giada’s Holiday Handbook – “Christmas Sing-A-Long” Premiering Sunday, November 27th at 12:30pm – Brunch @ Bobby’s ­- “Preaking Out” DIGITAL CONTENT Thanksgiving 2016 Turkey Turkey day is all about the bird. FoodNetwork.com has the most popular turkey recipes, like Alton Brown’s Good Eats Roast Turkey, Ree Drummond’s Roasted Thanksgiving Turkey, Tyler Florence’s Bacon-Covered Turkey, and for those serving a smaller crowd, recipes for turkey breast and turkey roulade. Stuffing No bird stands alone, so FoodNetwork.com is gathering a mix of the best stuffing recipes you could ever want – from traditional takes like the ones Grandma used to make to stove-top cheats to dressings with a modern spin and fun extras added in. Sides Sidesmake the meal and FoodNetwork.com has over 300 side dishes including green bean casserole, roasted Brussels sprouts, mac & cheese, broccoli casserole, creamed spinach, Brussels sprouts gratin, plus 20+ ways to make cranberry sauce and bread-basket favorites like cornbread, hush puppies and biscuits. Desserts No feast is complete without a full spread of Thanksgiving desserts! FoodNetwork.com has recipes for the Thanksgiving must-have: pie! Choose from Ree Drummond’s classic Pecan Pie, Bobby Flay’s Pumpkin Pie, Ina Garten’s Deep-Dish Apple Pie, plus peanut butter pie, lemon meringue pie sweet potato pie and chocolate cream pie. Beyond pie, find pumpkin bars, apple tarts, cranberry-orange quick bread, apple crisp, pumpkin cheesecake and kid-friendly Thanksgiving cookies. Leftovers What to do with all those leftovers? FoodNetwork.com has the scoop on sandwiches, soups, stews, casseroles and more. Too much turkey? Make turkey soup, turkey chili, turkey casserole, turkey pot pie or a turkey sandwich. Stuffing surplus? Make Sunny Anderson’s Fried Stuffing Bites. Entertaining FoodNetwork.com has inspiring tablescapes and party-planning ideas, must-have tools to help prepare the meal, hostess gift ideas and easy centerpieces the kids can help with. Plus find recipes for appetizers and dishes that travel well, as well as recipes that feed a crowd. If you’re entertaining guests on special diets, find tips for dealing with food allergies, as well as gluten-free dishes and vegetarian favorites. Cocktails Bottoms up! FoodNetwork.com has festive fall cocktails, kid-friendly punches and dessert-inspired sweet drinks sure to make Thanksgiving dinner a delight. Try recipes for mulled wines, Tyler Florence’s Champagne Cocktail or get wine tips from our experts. If you need to mix for a big crowd, check out easy recipes for drinks by the pitcher or punch bowl. How-Tos Whether it’s your first time making Thanksgiving dinner or you’ve been at this for years, learn new skills or brush up on rusty ones with expert tips and step-by-step photo and video how-tos on topics like how to make perfect mashed potatoes, how to make homemade crunchy onions, how to make real whipped cream, how to make butternut squash and how to mince onions. Plus don’t miss 6 common mashed potato mistakes and how to fix them. On TV FoodNetwork.com’s On TV section highlights clips from Food Network’s best Thanksgiving-themed episodes, plus videos and behind-the-scenes photos from our convergent priorities. Everything Fall Fall Entertaining Guide Entertain with ease this season with chefs’ best dinner-party recipes using comforting fall ingredients. Fall Produce Guide Apples, butternut and acorn squash, pears, carrots and cauliflower are in season; rely on our guide to find the best recipes and tips for using up in-season produce. Fall Weeknight Dinners Get dinner on the table fast with FoodNetwork.com’s top fall recipes ready in under an hour! Game Day Parties FoodNetwork.com has got game day covered all season with Food Network chefs’ best recipes for hot dips, wings, nachos, meatballs and chili. 10 Unique Tailgating Traditions from Around the Country 7 Super-Stuffed Garbage Breads How to Make a Sweets Stadium The Most Incredible Tailgating Party in the South Plus special new web series: Eddie Jackson’s Game Day Playbook Eddie Jackson is here to make your next game day party on point. His playbook uses tips and tricks to help you plan for simple game-day dishes like Spicy Pesto Wings, Barbecue Nuts and Kicked-Up Guac. Cooking with Dad Don’t miss the FoodNetwork.com series Cooking with Dad, which follows James Briscione and his daughter navigating the culinary world together. Check out episodes including “Pizza Party” where James and his daughter make individual pizzas on a rainy day and “After-School Snacks” where James whips up an after-school power ball snack for his daughter Parker that’s packed with energy for her tap dance rehearsal. Plus catch new kid-friendly weeknight dinners, recipes kids can make, family weekends, snacks, back to school and more. FOOD NETWORK (www.foodnetwork.com) is a unique lifestyle network, website and magazine that connects viewers to the power and joy of food. The network strives to be viewers’ best friend in food and is committed to leading by teaching, inspiring, empowering and entertaining through its talent and expertise. Food Network is distributed to more than 100 million U.S. households and up to 35 million unique web users monthly. Since launching in 2009, Food Network Magazine’s rate base has grown 13 times and is now the third largest monthly magazine on the newsstand, with over 12.4 million readers. Headquartered in New York, Food Network has a growing international presence with programming in more than 150 countries, including 24-hour networks in the United Kingdom, Asia, and the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region. Scripps Networks Interactive (NASDAQ: SNI), which also owns and operates Cooking Channel (www.cookingchanneltv.com), HGTV (www.hgtv.com), DIY Network (www.diynetwork.com), Travel Channel (www.travelchannel.com) and Great American Country (www.gactv.com), is the manager and general partner. (h/t From Vals Kitchen)

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