SEASON SIX

THE KITCHEN

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CELEBRATE MOM

EPISODE 1

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Celebrate Mother's Day with the easy but fancy brunch dish, baked eggs with green chilies. Make mom a last-minute gift with candy, plus a foolproof guide to making the perfect chocolate chip cookie. There's unexpected ways to use a cupcake tray to make quick dinners and two ways to use pesto. Finally, a cocktail mom will love.


DECK PARTY

EPISODE 2

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We're revealing our new deck and showing you how to grill the perfect steak. Create a colorful pasta salad with seasonal vegetables and learn two recipes with jarred and fresh artichokes. There's compound butter to spice up your meals and ideas for what to make with the last scoop in the jar. Plus, a gin punch.


MEMORIAL DAY BASH

EPISODE 3

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For your first summer barbecue, there's a great new recipe for a killer burger and barbecue ribs. Discover some unique fries with sweet and savory dips. There are timesaving tricks for food prep and actor David Burtka shares the secrets for great homemade ice cream sandwiches. Plus, poolside snacks and a classic Long Island Ice Tea.


BACKYARD COOKOUT

EPISODE 4

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Fire up the grill for a delicious Alabama White Sauce Chicken recipe and then see how to doctor up store-bought barbecue sauce. Geoffrey Zakarian shows how to grill a lobster and Katie Lee has a colorful quinoa side salad. Plus, tips to set up the perfect barbecue buffet, grill trends, answers to your most common grill questions, and a Tequila Sunrise.


MUST-HAVE MEALS

EPISODE 5

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Geoffrey Zakarian kicks off the show with a braised chicken with caramelized lemons, dates and pine nuts. Then, recipes using the pita and celebrate summer with a strawberry shortcake. Dr. Travis Stork shows us how to cure common summer ailments with food. Plus, three ingredients you have to try, tipsy treats, and a strawberry smash cocktail.


RECIPES FOR SUCCESS

EPISODE 6

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The day starts with a no-fail technique for juicy grilled pork chops and pineapple salsa, then learn how to use seasonal fruits and vegetables in a grilled summer salad. Cookbook author and blogger Shauna Sever serves up a Honeyed Yogurt Cheesecake. The hosts offer up easy substitutions when you're missing an ingredient and find out just how bad your kitchen habits are. Plus, a unique way to blend a Strawberry Daiquiri.


FATHER'S DAY FEAST

EPISODE 7

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Celebrate dad with smoked Italian Sausage Hoagies, and a Flank Steak Fajita with Chimichurri and Drunken Peppers. There are simple suggestions on how to take pretzels and chips to the next level, and how to make a homemade banana split ice cream cake. Plus, a special dad edition of Tool Takedown, kitchen-themed Father's Day gifts and toast dad with a classic Whiskey Sour.


SUMMER CELEBRATION

EPISODE 8

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The Kitchen's throwing a summer party, starting with a Grilled Butterflied Chicken with Macaroni Salad. Bobby and Jamie Deen stop by with a Molasses Marinated London Broil and Grilled Summer Salad. Plus, three dips your guests will love, planning the perfect party, ideas for edible crafts, and a cool cocktail for a crowd — Watermelon Margarita.


A TASTE OF SUMMER

EPISODE 9

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Kick off summer with a Diablo Stuffed Burger, plus two takes on potato salad. Kathie Lee Gifford stops by to make Peach and Rhubarb Crostata. There are simple recipes using ingredients in your pantry and learn how to spruce up your supermarket flower bouquet. Enjoy the Perfect Pina Cocktail and The Kitchen's beach bag must-haves.


SUMMER STAPLES

EPISODE 10

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Marcela Valladolid is back, cooking Steamed Clams with Chorizo and Tequila. Then, put old kitchen tools to use in new clever ways and take condiments up a notch with a flavor bomb. Southern at Heart host Damaris Phillips shows us how to make a Buffalo Chicken Pasta Salad. Plus, new and interesting uses for pineapple, a new spin on summer s'mores, and enjoy a Rum Rickie.


SUMMER SEAFOOD

EPISODE 11

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Geoffrey Zakarian's Paella will impress family and friends. There's two summer salad recipes, new ideas on dressing different lettuces, and a guide to grilling fish. Nate Berkus brings a pop-up party for those unexpected guests. Then, the hosts share how they're keeping cool this summer and enjoy a Royal Blush cocktail.


POOL PARTY

EPISODE 12

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Learn how to make an easy El Pastor-style pork tenderloin. Then, food hacks are put to the test, and two delicious tomato summer side dishes. Actress Melissa Gilbert shares her fried chicken recipe and the Food Network Star finalists compete for the best poolside snack. Plus, tips for your next pool party and a summer twist on a Bloody Mary.


KID-FRIENDLY RECIPES

EPISODE 13

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The day starts with Chicken and Avocado Sliders, then tips on keeping your cool when cooking with kids, and new takes on ice cream sundaes. Restaurateur and author John Besh and his son make an easy school-night dinner. Plus, throwing a camping party for kids, a cocktail for parents to enjoy once the little ones go to bed, and hangover cures.


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