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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 October 20 - October 26
Monday, 12:30pm/11:30c - Wedding Anniversary 2014
  •  Chocolate Peanut Butter Globs Barefoot Contessa Foolproof
  •  Creamy Cheddar Grits Barefoot Contessa Back to Basics
  •  Crispy Mustard-Roasted Chicken Barefoot Contessa Foolproof
  •  Crispy Roasted Kale Barefoot Contessa Foolproof


Monday 4:00pm/3:00c - Birthday Boat Party
  •  Carrot Cake with Ginger Mascarpone Frosting Barefoot Contessa Foolproof
  •  Hot Smoked Salmon Barefoot Contessa Foolproof
  •  Fresh Dill Sauce Barefoot Contessa Foolproof


Monday 4:30pm/3:30c - Ladies Lunch
All season the volunteers have been manning the museums of the East Hampton Historical Society and now it’s time for them to put their feet up and be rewarded for all their hard work. It’s a delicious thank you lunch hosted by Ina and two friends- Frank Newbold, who is a trustee, and local shopkeeper Valerie Smith. They get to set the scene while Ina cooks a fabulous lunch of Swordfish Steaks in Tomato Caper Sauce, Saffron and Zucchini Couscous followed by Individual Chocolate Puddings.
  •  Saffron Zucchini and Herb Couscous
  •  Swordfish with Tomatoes & Capers The Barefoot Contessa Cookbook
  •  Double Chocolate Pudding Barefoot Contessa Parties!


Tuesday, 12:30pm/11:30c - Tex Mex Fiesta
Ina makes the perfect Tex Mex meal with the help of her friend Devon Fredericks, who shares her award winning chilli recipe. Plus, she and Ina put together the perfect Tex Mex table setting and fantastic chilli side ideas. And since no day is complete without "Ask Ina," Ina answers everyone’s questions on Tex Mex cooking at home.
  •  Devon's Award Winning Chili
  •  La Fondita Fish Taco
  •  Tequila Lime Chicken Barefoot Contessa Family Style
  •  Guacamole The Barefoot Contessa Cookbook
  •  Pink Grapefruit Margaritas


Tuesday, 4:00pm/3:00c - Cooking with Rice
Ina goes back to basics on cooking with rice and has incredible recipes for sweet and savory rice dishes. From a jambalaya master class from her friend Amelia Durand to the classic rice pudding with the volume tuned up. Then Ina tackles everyone’s rice problems in Ask Ina.
  •  Shrimp & Sausage Jambalaya
  •  Wild Rice Pilaf Barefoot Contessa Family Style
  •  Maple Pecan Rice Pudding


Tuesday, 4:30pm/3:30c - Comfort and Company
It's back to basics on comfort food for company. If you are having people over for dinner, the shortcut to making them feel right at home is to serve comfort food. It’s warming, delicious, totally unexpected. Ina makes a comfort dinner to go for a friend who is renovating her kitchen. On the menu are Company Pot Roast and Baked Potatoes with Yogurt and Sour Cream dressing. This is comfort food for company with the volume turned up.
  •  Company Pot Roast Barefoot Contessa Back to Basics
  •  Baked Potatoes with Yogurt & Sour Cream Barefoot Contessa Back to Basics


Wednesday, 12:30pm/11:30c - Fruit All Ways
This sweet and savory episode is fruit all the way - and anything goes. Ina is pushing the boundaries by shaking up the classics, getting the scoop on fruit desserts from local Chef Laura Donnelly and finding interesting new ways to cook with fruit.
  •  Apple Chutney
  •  French Nougatine
  •  Wild Rice Salad Barefoot Contessa How Easy is That?


Wednesday, 4:00pm/3:00c - Eat Like a Local
The Barefoot Contessa’s on vacation in Napa and a trip to the local St. Helena Farmer’s Market inspires a fabulous lunch of Tomato Crostini and Whipped Feta. Then it’s Thomas Keller-style take out – Ina’s getting Buttermilk Fried Chicken from his restaurant Ad Hoc, plus the secret recipe from the chef. As the sun sets, it’s cocktail hour in California, complete with Ina’s thyme Roasted Marcona Almonds and a cocktail master class with top mixologist Jon Gasparini - Basil Gimlet or Napa Spritz anyone?
  •  Buttermilk Fried Chicken
  •  Basil Gimlet
  •  Napa Spritz
  •  Tomato Crostini with Whipped Feta Barefoot Contessa Foolproof
  •  Thyme-Roasted Marcona Almonds Barefoot Contessa Foolproof


Wednesday, 4:30pm/3:00c - Baking Basics
It’s back to basics on baking. There’s a cookie master class from local baker Kathleen King of Tates Bakeshop who shares her recipe for Double Chocolate Almond Cookies, an easy bake Irish Soda Bread and a great shortcut appetizer, Savory Palmiers. Finally, Ina takes a crack at everyone’s baking dilemmas in "Ask Ina."
  •  Double Chocolate Almond Cookies
  •  Irish Soda Bread Barefoot Contessa at Home
  •  Savory Palmiers Barefoot Contessa Back to Basics
  •  Homemade Pesto Barefoot Contessa Back to Basics
  •  Perfect Pie Crust Barefoot Contessa Family Style


Thursday, 12:30pm/11:30c - What are Friends For?
For a dazzling after-work meal that’s sure to impress her friend's colleagues- it’s Ina to the rescue. After all, what are friends for!
  •  Greek Panzanella
  •  Herb-Marinated Pork Tenderloins
  •  Plum Crunch Barefoot Contessa Back to Basics


Thursday, 4:00pm/3:00c - Perfect Cocktail Party
Ina shares her foolproof formula for the perfect cocktail party. There are Canapés – home made, store bought and assembled-- cocktails with the help of cocktail expert and friend Glenn Laughton, from Red Bar, and tips on setting up a cocktail bar at home. Then its time for cocktail hour in Ask Ina, as she tackles everyone’s cocktail party dilemmas.
  •  Turkey Tea Sandwiches The Barefoot Contessa Cookbook
  •  Grilled Lemon Chicken The Barefoot Contessa Cookbook
  •  Parmesan & Thyme Crackers Barefoot Contessa Back to Basics
  •  Juice of a Few Flowers Barefoot Contessa Back to Basics
  •  Ina-Tini
  •  Shrimp Skewers
  •  Shrimp with Russian Dressing
  •  Blinis with Creme Fraiche and Smoked Salmon


Thursday, 4:30pm/3:30c - Barn Warming
Ina holds a party for the team that helped create her dream barn. This is a farm-stand inspired food table with delicious platters of Smoked Salmon with Herbed Butter, a huge steaming pot of Ribollita, delicious Open-Faced Mozzarella, Pesto and Basil Sandwiches and Pear, Apple and Cranberry Crisps.
  •  Ribolitta Barefoot Contessa at Home
  •  Smoked Salmon & Herb Butter
  •  Open-Face Tomato, Mozzarella & Basil Sandwich
  •  Pear, Apple & Cranberry Crisp Barefoot Contessa at Home


Friday, 12:30pm/11:30c - Italian Every Time
It’s back to basics on elegant easy entertaining. The answer is cook Italian. When people are expecting something fancy - whether it’s a party over the holidays or another special occasion - make it simple and surprise them. On the menu are a fabulous Baked Shrimp Scampi and Roasted Artichoke Salad, then a no cook Fruit Salad with Limoncello and Honey Lemon Yogurt. Plus tips on choosing wine, a great table setting and an antipasti master class with friends.
  •  Roasted Artichoke Salad
  •  Baked Shrimp Scampi Barefoot Contessa Back to Basics
  •  Fruit Salad with Limoncello Barefoot Contessa Back to Basics


Sunday 8:00a.m./7:00c - Halloween for Grownups
  •  Espresso Martini
  •  Homemade Applesauce
  •  Loin of Pork with Fennel and Garlic
  •  String Beans with Garlic
  •  Chocolate Buttercream Cake


Sunday 10:00a.m./9:00c - Best of Barefoot Desserts
  •  French Apple Galettes
  •  Eton Mess Barefoot Contessa How Easy is That?
  •  Frozen Mocha Mousse
  •  Fruit Salad with Limoncello Barefoot Contessa Back to Basics
  •  Red Velvet Cupcakes Barefoot Contessa How Easy is That?
  •  Skillet Brownies
  •  Strawberries with Balsamic Vinegar