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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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“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 […]


“Halloween Baking Championship” Episode 5 “Gravely Delicious Desserts”: Where’s the “Halloween” in Their “Baking”? [SPOILER REVIEW]

This week’s episode of Food Network‘s Halloween Baking Championship offered up one of my favorite themes, Grave Robbing. “Gravely Delicious Desserts” had the contestants digging through dirt for… vegetables?  Not exactly where I thought that was going: limbs, insects possibly, but not carrots, fennel, beats and sweet potatoes.  Were they grave robbing or digging in […]

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“Halloween Wars” Episode 4 “Other Holiday Mascots Go Trick-or-Treating” Proves Jekyll/Hyde Outing [SPOILER REVIEW]

This week’s episode of Food Network‘s Halloween Wars “Other Holiday Mascots Go Trick-or-Treating” definitely didn’t bring down the house in the “Small Scare” round. Given a task like “Vampire Makeover,” contestants created sculptures that ended up needing makeovers of their own. Contestants did step up their game in “Spine Chiller,” impressing host Jonathan Bennett as […]

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“Freakshow Cakes” Episode 3 “Misfortune Teller”: Mishaps, Mayhem & Time Management Madness [SPOILER REVIEW]

To its credit, Cooking Channel‘s Freakshow Cakes continues to impress with mind-blowing horrific concepts.  The contestant’s creativity just gets better with every episode, although this week some might have bit off a little more than they can chew and struggled with time management. This week’s episode “Misfortune Teller” had the competitors create “Mistress of the […]