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Ina's show "Barefoot Contessa" airs six days a week on Food Network.

Below are this week's programs and air times (all times EST.) Just click on the name for the full recipe. Recipes shown on Barefoot Contessa are only available online during the week the episode airs.

Food Network Schedule November 30 - December 6
Monday, 1:30pm/12:30c - Birthday Gift Dinner
It’s Ina’s friend Robert Stillin's birthday, and she’s making him a special birthday gift dinner. This is special occasion food- Rack of Lamb Pissaldiere, Potato and Fennel Gratin, Sautéed Carrots and Coeur a La Crème with Orange and Raspberry Sauce sauce. This is a perfect gift for the man who has everything- Robert will never want to eat out on his birthday again!
  •  French Martini
  •  Rack of Lamb Persillade Barefoot in Paris
  •  Potato-Fennel Gratin The Barefoot Contessa Cookbook
  •  Sauteed Carrots Barefoot Contessa Family Style
  •  Coeur a la Creme with Raspberry Sauce

Monday 4:00pm/3:00c - Cocktails for a Crowd
Ina's serving up cocktails and hors d'oeuvres in the garden for the East Hampton Historical Society. There's decadent Caramelized Bacon, Marcona Almonds with Sea Salt, Potato Basil Frittata Squares, and Roasted Shrimp Cocktail....with plenty of Champagne Cocktails to wash everything down.
  •  Caramelized Bacon Barefoot Contessa Foolproof
  •  Champagne Cocktails
  •  Marcona Almonds with Sea Salt
  •  Potato Basil Frittata Squares
  •  Roasted Shrimp Cocktail with Green Goddess Dressing

Monday, 4:30pm/3:30c - Cocktail Hour
It’s back to basics on cocktail parties. Ina is writing a plan and showing her friend Jack how to throw the perfect foolproof cocktail party. There are both appetizers to buy - olives & marcona almonds and Salami and hot house cucumbers and appetizers to make - delicious Roasted Shrimp Cocktail, Blue Cheese and Walnut Crackers, and Ham and Cheese in Puff Pastry.
  •  Roasted Shrimp Cocktail Barefoot Contessa Back to Basics
  •  Ham and Cheese in Puff Pastry
  •  Blue Cheese & Walnut Crackers

Tuesday, 1:30pm/12:30c - Night Before Dinner
  •  Cauliflower Gratin Barefoot in Paris
  •  Green Green Spring Vegetables Barefoot Contessa at Home
  •  Loin of Pork with Fennel Barefoot Contessa at Home
  •  Pumpkin Mousse Parfait Barefoot Contessa at Home

Tuesday, 4:00pm/3:00c - Jeffrey's Birthday Popup
Ina surprises Jeffrey with a birthday lunch at a surprise location, the historic building ‘Home Sweet Home”. There’s a Greek platter with Spinach Pie, Hummus, olives, feta and Stuffed Grape Leaves. And, instead of birthday cake- individual Raspberry Orange Trifles!
  •  Hummus The Barefoot Contessa Cookbook
  •  Orange Cream Barefoot Contessa Family Style
  •  Orange Pound Cake Barefoot Contessa Family Style
  •  Raspberry Orange Trifle Barefoot Contessa Family Style
  •  Spinach Pie The Barefoot Contessa Cookbook
  •  Greek Platter

Tuesday, 4:30pm/3:30c - Turning up the Volume
Ina’s taking everyday favorites and giving them the star treatment by adding one special ingredient. This is the ordinary made extraordinary – Deeply Chocolate Gelato, Lobster Pot Pie, served with a green salad coated with the perfect vinaigrette.
  •  Lobster Potpies The Barefoot Contessa Cookbook
  •  Vinaigrette for Green Salad
  •  Deeply Chocolate Gelato

Wednesday, 1:30pm/12:30c - High Wire Egg Dishes
Chef Terry Harwood of Vine Street Café (Vine Street Cafe) gives Ina an omelet master class!
  •  Fines Herbs Omelet
  •  Hard Boiled Eggs
  •  Roasted Asparagus with Hollandaise
  •  Spinach & Cheddar Souffle

Wednesday, 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

Wednesday, 4:30pm/3:00c - Cooking for a Crowd
It’s back to basics on cooking for a crowd as Ina throws a party for theatrical friends. She’s sharing her party rules and know-how to demonstrate how to throw big bashes-- completely stress free. On the menu are Lobster Corn Chowder, then Marmalade Baked Ham and Fruitcake Cookies. (Guests: Cast of Young Frankenstein & Susan Stroman)
  •  Lobster Corn Chowder Barefoot Contessa Back to Basics
  •  Orange Baked Ham
  •  Dried Fruit Cookies

Thursday, 1:30pm/12:30c - Say Cheese
Ina’s shaking up her top five everyday cheeses and experimenting with new ideas that really think outside the box. Goat Cheese and Parmesan get baked in a mouth-watering Tomato and Goat Cheese Tart, cream cheese gets a savory makeover in Coeur a la Crème doused in chutney, Brie gets baked on a stylish cheese board, and blue cheese plays the starring role roasted with pears and baked in a port sauce... and Jeffrey has the enviable task of being chief cheese taster!
  •  Tomato & Goat Cheese Tart Barefoot Contessa Back to Basics
  •  Savory Coeur a la Creme
  •  Baked Brie
  •  Roasted Pears with Blue Cheese Barefoot Contessa Back to Basics

Thursday, 4:00pm/3:00c - Baby's First Bash
Ina makes dinner to celebrate the arrival of her friend's newborn son. There's a delicious nursery food menu and an incredible setting to match. There's Truffled Popcorn with drinks followed by Spicy Turkey Meatballs, Strawberry Rhubarb Crisp and S'mores around the fire pit. The whole meal is served outside under incredible garden lights designed by Ina's friend Greg Yale, who is transforming the garden into a fantastic lighting grotto for the occasion.
  •  S'mores
  •  Spicy Turkey Meatballs & Spaghetti Barefoot Contessa How Easy is That?
  •  Strawberry Rhubarb Crisp Barefoot Contessa How Easy is That?
  •  Truffled Popcorn Barefoot Contessa How Easy is That?

Thursday, 4:30pm/3:30c - Stress Free Dinner Party
How do you host a perfect dinner party with fantastic food without spending the entire night in the kitchen? Ina has the solution: be prepared and make everything the day before so when the guests arrive all that’s left to do is turn on the oven and party. Chicken Stew and Biscuits followed by Summer Pudding with Rum Whipped Cream is on the menu. Ina even has time to make herself a delicious lunch of Chicken with Herbed Goat Cheese, with Zucchini and Parmesan on the side.
  •  Zucchini with Parmesan Barefoot Contessa Family Style
  •  Chicken Stew with Biscuits Barefoot Contessa Family Style
  •  Summer Pudding with Rum Whipped Cream Barefoot Contessa Family Style
  •  Chicken with Herbed Goat Cheese

Friday, 1:30pm/12:30c - Wedding Anniversary
40 years ago, Ina would travel hours to deliver parcels of chocolate brownies to a young man attending Dartmouth college, Jeffrey Garten. Five years later Jeffrey graduated and Ina Rosenberg became Ina Garten. Time has flown! They're now celebrating their 35th wedding anniversary at their home in the Hamptons, and we find Ina planning a nostalgic meal for two based on their wedding feast.
  •  Shrimp with Cocktail Sauce
  •  Steak with Bearnaise Sauce Barefoot in Paris
  •  Rosemary Roasted Potatoes
  •  String Beans with Shallots Barefoot Contessa Family Style

Sunday 8:00a.m./7:00c - Perfect Holiday Dinner
  •  Tagliarelle with Truffle Butter Barefoot Contessa Back to Basics
  •  Chicken with Goat Cheese and Sun-Dried Tomato
  •  Roasted Parsnips and Carrots Barefoot Contessa Back to Basics
  •  Plain Pound Cake
  •  Cognac Cream
  •  Red Berry Trifle