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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 January 19 - January 25
Monday, 1:30pm/12:30c - Surprise Italian Party
  •  Balsamic Roasted Beef Barefoot Contessa How Easy is That?
  •  Limoncello with Ice Cream and Biscotti
  •  Parmesan Crisps Barefoot Contessa Foolproof
  •  Parmesan Fennel Gratin Barefoot Contessa Foolproof
  •  Rossinis Barefoot Contessa Foolproof
  •  White Bean and Arugula Salad Barefoot Contessa Foolproof


Monday 4:00pm/3:00c - Potluck Party
  •  Wheatberry & Farro Salad
  •  Lemon Chicken with Broccoli & Bow Ties
  •  Easy Tomato Soup & Grilled Cheese Croutons Barefoot Contessa Foolproof


Monday, 4:30pm/3:30c - Supper in a Box
  •  Lobster Cobb Salad Rolls
  •  Brown Rice, Tomatoes & Basil Barefoot Contessa Family Style
  •  Mini Orange Chocolate Chunk Cakes


Tuesday, 1:30pm/12:30c - Cook Like a Pro
  •  Baked Fontina Barefoot Contessa How Easy is That?
  •  Lemon Chicken Breasts Barefoot Contessa How Easy is That?
  •  Daniel Boulud's Light Mayonnaise
  •  Sticky Toffee Date Cake


Tuesday, 4:00pm/3:00c - 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


Tuesday, 4:30pm/3:30c - Cookbook Party
  •  Lamb Kebabs
  •  Tomato Feta Salad Barefoot Contessa at Home
  •  Black & White Angel Food Cake Barefoot Contessa at Home


Wednesday, 1:30pm/12:30c - Herb Story
  •  Greek Lamb with Yogurt Mint Sauce Barefoot Contessa How Easy is That?
  •  Heirloom Tomatoes with Tarragon
  •  Oregano, Feta and Tomato Salad


Wednesday, 4:00pm/3:00c - 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


Wednesday, 4:30pm/3:30c - Breakfast In, Breakfast Out
It’s a tale of two breakfasts as Ina cooks up an Omelette for Two and Chunky Banana Bran Muffins for a working breakfast at home. Then it’s breakfast out - a breakfast basket of Peach Raspberry Yogurt & Bagels with Vegetable Cream Cheese and Smoked Salmon to take to a friend.
  •  Chunky Banana Bran Muffins Barefoot Contessa at Home
  •  Omelet for Two Barefoot Contessa at Home
  •  Smoked Salmon and Vegetable Cream Cheese Bagels
  •  Peach & Raspberry Almond Swirls


Thursday, 1:30pm/12:30c - 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?


Thursday, 4:00pm/3:00c - Library Inaugural Drinks
  •  Fig & Fennel Caponata Barefoot Contessa Foolproof
  •  Tuscan Mashed Chickpeas Barefoot Contessa Foolproof
  •  Mussels with Saffron Mayonnaise Barefoot Contessa Foolproof
  •  Antipasto Platter
  •  Bruschetta


Thursday, 4:30pm/3:30c - 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


Sunday 8:00a.m./7:00c - Game Plan
Ina's got the low-down on how to pull off a perfect dinner party. From creating a time-line, sharing cheats and shortcuts, to cooking up easy, delicious dishes, this is effortless entertaining at its very best.
  •  Slow-Roasted Filet of Beef & Basil Parmesan Mayonnaise Barefoot Contessa Foolproof
  •  Basil Parmesan Mayonnaise Barefoot Contessa Foolproof
  •  Balsamic Roasted Brussels Sprouts Barefoot Contessa Foolproof
  •  Truffled Mashed Potatoes Barefoot Contessa Foolproof
  •  Chili Tortilla Chips Barefoot Contessa Foolproof