Before your clocks spring ahead, spend this weekend with some of your favorite Food Network chefs who are sharing their recipes for easy, time-saving and make-ahead meals. On Saturday morning, Ree Drummond is whipping up a make-ahead dinner centered around her rich and savory Shepherd’s Pie. Then, the co-hosts on The Kitchen are sharing their best time-saving tips and tricks in the kitchen. And Valerie Bertinelli makes a menu packed with the tastes of Chicago.
On Sunday evening, it’s the first of a five-part tournament where past Triple G winners are back to take a second stab at the games of Flavortown Market. Then, it’s the two-episode premiere of Spring Baking Championship where some of the best bakers in America are tasked with making desserts inspired by Easter treats and spring vacations.
The Pioneer Woman: Dinner’s All Done – Saturday, March. 11 at 10a|9c
Ree’s driving to town, but dinner’s all ready to go when she gets home. There’s a great Shepherd’s Pie (pictured) made from a hearty beef stew with beer and paprika, covered in a thick layer of horseradish mashed potatoes. To serve on the side, there’s a kit for Roasted Carrots with Vinaigrette, and for dessert, a stunning Raspberry Cream Pie.
The Kitchen: Easy Does It – Saturday, March. 11 at 11a|10c
The Kitchen is sharing tips and tricks to save time in the kitchen, starting with Geoffrey Zakarian’s simple Salmon and Vegetable “Stir-Fry Cheat Sheet.” Then, the hosts test kitchen tools to see if they really save you time. Chef Jordan Andino stops by to share his easy, flavor-packed Chicken Adobo Tacos. Plus, there’s Sunny Anderson’s Easy Mushroom, Peas and Pasta with 1-2-3 Alfredo Sauce (pictured) , Katie Lee’s Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Bread using boxed cake mix, and Jeff Mauro’s Banana Bread Biscotti.
Valerie’s Home Cooking: My Kind of Town: Chicago – Saturday, March. 11 at 12|11c
One of Valerie’s good friends is a recent Chicago transplant, living in Los Angeles but always extolling the virtues of his hometown eats. She invites him and another recent transplant over for a taste of their hometown, including Deep-Dish Sausage Pizza (pictured), Cheese and Caramel Popcorn, an Italian Pizzeria Salad and Chocolate Hazelnut Pull-Apart Bread.
Guy’s Grocery Games: Supermarket Masters Tournament: Part 1 – Sunday, March. 12 at 9|10c
Sixteen chefs who have mastered and won Guy’s Grocery Games are back to compete in an epic five-week event: the Supermarket Masters Tournament. Four amazing GGG winners kick things off by making an upscale dinner that turns into an uphill battle when they discover the ingredients have to start with the same letter. Next, making a tricked-out pizza turns even trickier when Guy Fieri gives them a $12 budget. Then, the final two chefs have to serve up Asian takeout that includes high-priced and low-priced items chosen by a wheel of chance.
Spring Baking Championship: Easter Treats – Sunday, March. 11 10|9c
Nine of the best bakers in America embrace the spirit of the Spring Baking season by creating Easter egg desserts and bunny cakes.
Spring Baking Championship: Sweet Vacations – Sunday, March. 11 at 11|10c
For the eight remaining bakers, spring vacations inspire tropical desserts and destination doughnuts based on locations such as a poolside resort, a spring cruise and a Vegas getaway.