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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 July 28 - August 3
Monday, 12:30pm/11:30c - Cocktails & Cookies
  •  Blood Orange Cosmos
  •  Breakfast Ricotta with Berries & Maple Syrup
  •  Jalapeño Cheddar Crackers Barefoot Contessa Foolproof
  •  Fresh Homemade Ricotta
  •  Whole Wheat & Peanut Butter Dog Biscuits


Monday 4:00pm/3:00c - Easy as Pie
  •  Perfect Pie Crusts Barefoot Contessa Foolproof
  •  Strawberry Rhubarb Pie
  •  Fresh Blueberry Pie
  •  Raspberry Corn Muffins The Barefoot Contessa Cookbook


Monday 4:30pm/3:30c - Farmstand Food
  •  Scalloped Tomatoes
  •  Zucchini Pancakes Barefoot Contessa at Home
  •  Cape Cod Chopped Salad Barefoot Contessa Back to Basics


Tuesday, 12:30pm/11:30c - International Pasta
  •  Conchiglie Al Forno with Mushrooms and Radicchio
  •  Szechuan Noodles with Chicken and Broccoli
  •  Noodle Kugel Barefoot Contessa Parties!


Tuesday, 4:00pm/3:00c - Birthday Breakfast BBQ
  •  Slow-Cooked Scrambled Eggs with Goat Cheese
  •  Country Hashed Browns
  •  Grilled Tomato Kebabs
  •  Mustard Mayo
  •  Corn Muffins


Tuesday, 4:30pm/3:30c - Thank you Dinner
  •  Provencal Vegetable Soup Barefoot in Paris
  •  Seafood Platter Barefoot in Paris
  •  Coconut Madeleines Barefoot in Paris


Wednesday, 12:30pm/11:30c - Going Local
  •  Roasted Eggplant Caponata Barefoot Contessa How Easy is That?
  •  Caesar Roasted Fish
  •  Sauteed Broccolini and Garlic
  •  Fresh Peach Cake Barefoot Contessa How Easy is That?
  •  Toasted Pita Triangles


Wednesday, 4:00pm/3:00c - Drill Dinner
  •  Scott Elley's Sloppy Joes
  •  Stilton Dressing
  •  Caramel Pecan Sundaes Barefoot Contessa at Home
  •  Rich Beef Barley Soup Barefoot Contessa How Easy is That?


Wednesday, 4:30pm/3:00c - Back for the Weekend
When you're stocking up the fridge for the weekend with one batch of food, why not make double for a friend? Ina creates weekend meals for her and Jeffrey and at the same time makes a set to give to TR. While Ina makes Chicken Pot Pie, Wheatberry Salad and Split Pea Soup, TR shops for extra weekend food in the city. While on his foody errands, he picks up a surprise gift of heirloom tomatoes for Ina which she later transforms into a tasty Tomato and Basil Mayo Sandwiches.
  •  Chicken Pot Pie
  •  Parker's Split Pea Soup The Barefoot Contessa Cookbook
  •  Tomato Sandwich with Basil Mayonnaise
  •  Wheatberry Salad Barefoot Contessa Family Style


Thursday, 12:30pm/11:30c - Breakfast Party
It’s back to basics on breakfast. Ina gives us the low-down on how to throw the perfect breakfast party and persuades a friend that this is the way forward for easy entertaining. She has a plan and a perfect menu. There’s make ahead Buttermilk Cheddar Biscuits and home made Strawberry Jam, a fun cocktail called Juice of a Few Flowers and Slow-Cooked Scrambled Eggs with Green Herbs. (Guest : Stephen Drucker Editor House Beautiful)
  •  Buttermilk Cheddar Biscuits Barefoot Contessa Back to Basics
  •  Easy Strawberry Jam Barefoot Contessa Back to Basics
  •  Slow-Cooked Scrambled Eggs with Green Herbs
  •  Juice of a Few Flowers Barefoot Contessa Back to Basics


Thursday, 4:00pm/3:00c - Herb Story
  •  Greek Lamb with Yogurt Mint Sauce Barefoot Contessa How Easy is That?
  •  Heirloom Tomatoes with Tarragon
  •  Oregano, Feta and Tomato Salad


Thursday, 4:30pm/3:30c - Girl's Day Off
  •  Sour Cream Coffee Cake Barefoot Contessa Parties!
  •  Sunrise Smoothies Barefoot Contessa Back to Basics
  •  Salad with Warm Goat Cheese Barefoot Contessa Parties!
  •  Grilled Peaches with Amaretto