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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 April 13 - April 19
Monday, 1:30pm/12:30c - What's Cooking in Brooklyn
  •  Bien Cuit Baguettes
  •  Grits, Country Ham, & Red-Eye Gravy
  •  Snap Peas with Pancetta and Parmesan
  •  Spicy Pimento Cheese


Monday 4:00pm/3:00c - 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 4:30pm/3:30c - Pot Luck Dinner
It's competition time - and battle of the taste buds - as Ina and her friends Eli Zabar and David Ziff plan a pot luck dinner. They each take a course with a Mediterranean theme. But before the cooking begins, they discuss their plan at Ina’s, over a breakfast of delicious Tri-Berry Pancakes.
  •  Scott's Short Ribs Barefoot Contessa Family Style
  •  Stewed Fresh Berries
  •  Cheddar Dill Cornbread


Tuesday, 1:30pm/12:30c - Bread Winner
It’s back to basics on bread. Ina’s friend is writing an article about interesting ways to use bread so Ina’s volunteered to test out three recipes which all use bread in different ways - and then there will be a taste test to vote for a winner. The contenders are - delicious Salmon Cakes that use white breadcrumbs, a bubbling golden bread with PanettoneBread Pudding and a great hearty tomato soup Pappa al Pomodoro that’s got bread in it and on it.
  •  Pappa al Pomodoro Barefoot Contessa Back to Basics
  •  Salmon Cakes
  •  Panettone Bread Pudding


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


Tuesday, 4:30pm/3:30c - Long Distance Dinner
After weeks and weeks of exams and eating chips and dips - it’s Ina to the rescue with a wonderful long distance dinner for a young medical student. Ina’s cooking a deeply flavoured Fillet Boeuf Bourgignon, with a Cheesy Zucchini Gratin, and for dessert- a wonderful Plum Tart with Crumble Topping. She’s packing it up and sending it up to the city, where her young friend can warm it up and host a celebration party.
  •  Filet of Beef Bourguignon The Barefoot Contessa Cookbook
  •  Zucchini Gratin Barefoot in Paris
  •  Plum Tart Barefoot Contessa Parties!


Wednesday, 1:30pm/12:30c - Go Greek
A Greek inspired menu made from everyday store ingredients. It’s a perfect party meal for a surprise housewarming for Ina’s friends Frank and Laura Greenwald.
  •  Easy Tzatziki with Toasted Pita Crisps
  •  Dinner Spanakopitas Barefoot Contessa Back to Basics
  •  Marinated Lamb Kebabs Barefoot Contessa at Home
  •  Greek Salad


Wednesday, 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


Wednesday, 4:30pm/3:00c - Housewarming Party
Ina’s friend Valerie has just moved to the neighborhood and Ina is cooking for her housewarming party. While Ina prepares delicious Rack of Roast Pork, Herbed New Potatoes and Roasted Asparagus, Valerie’s other guests dig in to an appetizer of Ina’s light and fluffy Cheesy Puffs while they celebrate the occasion.
  •  Cheese Puffs Barefoot in Paris
  •  Real Margaritas Barefoot Contessa Parties!
  •  Loin of Pork with Green Peppercorns Barefoot in Paris
  •  Herbed New Potatoes Barefoot in Paris
  •  Roasted Asparagus
  •  Apple Cake Tatin


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


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


Thursday, 4:30pm/3:30c - Barefoot Reunion
  •  Barbecued Ribs
  •  Blue Cheese Coleslaw Barefoot Contessa at Home
  •  Chocolate Ganache Cupcakes
  •  New Potato Salad


Friday, 1:30pm/12:30c - Home Comforts
One of Ina’s friends has just moved to a new house, and to celebrate, Ina and her friend Allison Belmore come up with the idea of a "settling in" dinner. On the menu are the most comforting dishes of all time – Mac and Cheese and Peach and Raspberry Shortcakes filled with Vanilla Whipped Cream.
  •  Creamy Vinaigrette
  •  Grown Up Mac and Cheese
  •  Mussels in White Wine Barefoot in Paris
  •  Lemon Curd Tart


Sunday 8:00a.m./7:00c - 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?