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“Nailed It!” Host Nicole Byer Stepped Into the Kitchen and “Sleighed It!” [REVIEW]

This week on the holiday spinoff Sleighed It!, Netflix‘s Nailed It! host-comedian Nicole Byer partners up with Sugar Rush Christmas host Hunter March to go against world renowned pastry chef Adriano Zumbo. Finally, we get to see Nicole get in the kitchen, just how much has co-host Jacques Torres taught her? Apparently, a lot… “Sleighed It!” Episode […]

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“Nailed It!” Holiday Spinoff “Sleighed It!”: Kiernan Shipka & “Let It Snow” Cast’s Gingerbread House Should Be Condemned [REVIEW]

This week on a disastrous, hedonistic new episode of online holiday spinoff Sleighed It!, Netflix‘s Nailed It! host-comedian Nicole Byer and co-host Jacques Torres invited Let It Snow stars Kiernan Shipka, Isabela Merced, and Jacob Batalon to obliterate the Nailed It! kitchen and give the judges their “best” gingerbread waffle houses. Don’t believe me? Check it out for yourselves […]


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“Holiday Baking Championship” Episode 4 “Trendsetting Turkey Day”: Someone Woke Up on the Wrong Side of the Judges’ Table… [SPOILER REVIEW]

This week on Food Network‘s Holiday Baking Championship, host Jesse Palmer challenged the remaining 7 contestants to create mini pies from brie and homemade jam and incorporate uninspiring prepared ingredients in to delicious cakes.   While Palmer enjoyed his brie a little too much, the judges Nancy Fuller, Duff Goldman and Lorraine Pascale were in some […]

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“Ultimate Thanksgiving Challenge” Episode 4 “$25,000 Thanksgiving” Vibes with South Creole Flavor [SPOILER REVIEW]

The final episode of Food Network‘s Ultimate Thanksgiving Challenge had the remaining three contestants expressing touching moments of inspiration and creating intricately beautiful meals to represent their family Thanksgiving.  Host Giada De Laurentiis tasked them to use squash as their muse and all three created meals that made my mouth water. Judges Alex Guarnaschelli, Carla […]

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“Nailed It!” Holiday Spinoff “Sleighed It!”: One Looks Promising – The Other, Like “Rave Gandalf” Trippin’ on Acid [REVIEW]

Netflix‘s Nailed It! host/comedian Nicole Byer and co-host Jacques Torres invite Ashley Tisdale and Brent Morin from Merry Happy Whatever to compete in Sleighed It!, a new online holiday spinoff original where stars from the streaming service showcase their baking disasters in the Nailed It! kitchen. A hilarious undertaking which resembles a DIY demolition more […]

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“Ultimate Thanksgiving Challenge” Episode 3 “Thanksgiving Week”: Friends with (Culinary) Benefits [SPOILER REVIEW]

This week on Food Network‘s Ultimate Thanksgiving Challenge, the four remaining competitors were tasked with working together to create the best “Friendsgiving Dinner”, a perfect dish highlighting goose and hen.  One team conveniently coined themselves “Batman & Robin” and they were a “dynamic duo”, working exceptionally well together. Things did get a smidge out of […]

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“Holiday Baking Championship” Episode 3 “Thanksgiving It My All”: Our Contestants Were on a “Roll” This Week [SPOILER REVIEW]

This week on Food Network‘s Holiday Baking Championship, host Jesse Palmer challenged our remaining eight contestants to impress judges Nancy Fuller, Duff Goldman, and Lorraine Pascale with apple cider donuts wrapped in fall themes, and decadent thanksgiving roll cakes. As is the theme this season, during “Pre Heat”, contestants really took the challenge to the […]

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“Ultimate Thanksgiving Challenge” E02 “Untraditional Thanksgiving”: Turkeys? Where We’re Going, We Don’t Need Turkeys [SPOILER REVIEW]

This week on Food Network‘s Ultimate Thanksgiving Challenge, the remaining five competitors were challenged with thinking outside the box using some nontraditional food items and transforming them into Thanksgiving comfort food.  Host Giada De Laurentiis encouraged them to express their creativity to reinvent items like pizza, lasagna, and tacos 0 while judges Alex Guarnaschelli, Carla […]

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“Holiday Baking Championship” E02 “Filling Grateful”: Hard Nipples, Spiced Nuts & Whipped Cream – Food Network or Cinemax? [SPOILER REVIEW]

This week on Food Network‘s Holiday Baking Championship, host Jesse Palmer challenged the remaining nine contestants to show off their pie baking skills using holiday spiced nuts and harvest ingredients. What I wasn’t expecting out of this episode was the contestants and myself getting hot flashes as we indulged in watching Palmer’s hard nipples as […]




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“Halloween Wars” Episode 5 “Scary Tales II” Had Us Wishing for “Stranger Things” Than What Was Served Up [SPOILER REVIEW]

The season finale of Food Network‘s Halloween Wars “Scary Tales II” had great concepts but struggled in execution – especially in the first round. Both “Small Scare” and “Spine Chiller” forced the contestants to think outside the box and they really (theoretically) got into the Halloween spirit.  In reality, some of the ideas didn’t translate […]