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Ina's show "Barefoot Contessa: Back to Basics" airs Sunday at 7:00 a.m. and 11:30 a.m., Monday at 12:30 p.m., Tuesday - Thursday at 12:30 p.m., 4:00 p.m., and 4:30 p.m., and Friday at 12:30 p.m. on Food Network (all times ET.)

Filmed in Ina's kitchen in East Hampton, New York, each 30-minute episode features recipes, menus, and serving ideas for stress-free cooking, baking, and entertaining.

Below are this week's programs. Just click on the name for the full recipe.



Food Network Schedule August 18 - August 24
Monday, 12:30pm/11:30c - Bouquets and BBQs
  •  Easy Gazpacho & Goat Cheese Croutons Barefoot Contessa Foolproof
  •  Mustard-Marinated Flank Steak Barefoot Contessa Foolproof
  •  Sicilian Grilled Swordfish Barefoot Contessa Foolproof


Monday 4:00pm/3:00c - Best of Barefoot Cheese
  •  Baked Brie
  •  Baked Fontina Barefoot Contessa How Easy is That?
  •  Endive & Gorgonzola
  •  Parmesan Crisps Barefoot Contessa Foolproof
  •  Spinach & Cheddar Souffle
  •  Straw & Hay with Gorgonzola Barefoot Contessa Foolproof
  •  Ultimate Grilled Cheese Barefoot Contessa Foolproof


Monday 4:30pm/3:30c - The Big Chill
Its back to basics on the big chill - in other words, great make-ahead food. Ina is stocking her friends up after their trip away with incredible fridge friendly food. There’s everyone’s favurite comfort food with the volume turned up - Truffled Mac and Cheese -and for desser,t a Fresh Lemon Mousse decorated with whipped cream. Then for breakfast, Cinnamon Honey Butter to serve on warm toast. Who wouldn’t want to come home to that? Ina's friend Michael helps set up the house so everything is ready for a back to basics, happy welcome home.
  •  Cinnamon Honey Butter Barefoot Contessa Parties!
  •  Fresh Lemon Mousse Barefoot Contessa Back to Basics
  •  Truffle Mac & Cheese


Tuesday, 12:30pm/11:30c - Perfect Day in East Hampton
  •  Winter Minestrone Soup & Garlic Bruschetta Barefoot Contessa Foolproof
  •  Striped Bass and Preserved Lemon Dressing with Grilled Carrots
  •  Preserved Lemon Dressing
  •  Grilled Carrots
  •  Strawberry Muffins


Tuesday, 4:00pm/3:00c - Pizza Party
It’s back to basics on recipes that both kids and adults love. Ina whips up White Pizzas with Arugula and Garlic Oil, along with a Double Fudge Cake with Buttercream Frosting that's sure to please everyone.
  •  White Pizzas with Arugula Barefoot Contessa Back to Basics
  •  Garlic Oil
  •  Double Fudge Cake with Chocolate Buttercream


Tuesday, 4:30pm/3:30c - Cooking with Tess
  •  Celery Root Remoulade Barefoot in Paris
  •  Crab Cakes The Barefoot Contessa Cookbook
  •  Lemon Meringue Tart Barefoot in Paris


Wednesday, 12:30pm/11:30c - Training Day Dinner
  •  Grilled Bread with Prosciutto Barefoot Contessa How Easy is That?
  •  Pear and Cranberry Crostata
  •  Sandy's Potato Salad
  •  Townline BBQ Pork Ribs
  •  Townline BBQ Rub
  •  Townline BBQ Sauce
  •  Townline BBQ Texas Mop Base


Wednesday, 4:00pm/3:00c - Easy Desserts
This is all about easy desserts. There’s a fruit filled cranberry and apple cake and a dessert master class from Patisserie chef Claudia Fleming who shares her recipe for Lemon cream napoleon and her rules for plating up restaurant style. Then its desserts 911 in Ask Ina.
  •  Lemon Cream Fillo Napoleon
  •  Bittersweet Chocolate Ganache, 2 Ways
  •  Chocolate Dipped Strawberries
  •  Easy Cranberry and Apple Cake Barefoot Contessa How Easy is That?
  •  Plated Brownies - Two Ways


Wednesday, 4:30pm/3:00c - Good Catch
  •  Parker's Fish & Chips Barefoot Contessa Family Style
  •  Tartar Sauce
  •  Chopped Pickles
  •  Summer Fruit Crostata Barefoot Contessa at Home


Thursday, 12:30pm/11:30c - Feature Flavor
  •  Roasted Butternut Squash Soup and Curry Condiments Barefoot Contessa Back to Basics
  •  Lemon Pasta with Roasted Shrimp
  •  Maple Oatmeal Scones The Barefoot Contessa Cookbook


Thursday, 4:00pm/3:00c - Old School Retro Mix
  •  Smoked Salmon Deviled Eggs Barefoot Contessa How Easy is That?
  •  1770 House Meatloaf
  •  Classic Mashed Potatoes
  •  Mocha Chocolate Icebox Cake Barefoot Contessa How Easy is That?


Thursday, 4:30pm/3:30c - Long Island Food
  •  Beef and Horseradish Sauce Sandwich
  •  Montauk Seafood Salad Barefoot Contessa Family Style
  •  Plum Raspberry Crumble Barefoot in Paris


Friday, 12:30pm/11:00c - Pack and Go Party
  •  Pita Stuffed with Tabbouleh & Feta
  •  Roasted Shrimp Salad
  •  Ultimate Ginger Cookie Barefoot Contessa at Home


Sunday 7:30am/6:30c - School Today
  •  Blueberry Muffins
  •  Old-Fashioned Banana Cake Barefoot Contessa How Easy is That?
  •  Spun Sugar


Sunday 10:00a.m./9:00c - Potluck Party
  •  Wheatberry & Farro Salad
  •  Lemon Chicken with Broccoli & Bow Ties
  •  Easy Tomato Soup & Grilled Cheese Croutons Barefoot Contessa Foolproof