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SARA'S WEEKNIGHT MEALS

Saturday, February 23rd

1:00pm on
Runtime: 00:26:46
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Pasta in a Pan

Two of our favorite things come together in this episode - pasta and one-pan meals. First, slow cooking expert Michele Scicolone shows how to make a delicious pork ragu with broken lasagna in the slow cooker. Then Sara makes a pear couscous with shellfish, and explains what pans are essential to stock a kitchen. Recipes: Pork ragu with broken lasagna; Pearl couscous with shellfish.

Monday, February 25th

7:30pm on
Runtime: 00:26:46
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On The Table In 20

No time to cook? No problem. Sara's got great recipes to help you get food on the table fast. First up: Indian scrambled eggs with the crunch of the Indian flatbread papadum. On Ask Sara, Sara answers a viewer's question about eggs; especially how to hard boil them without that ugly green ring around the yolk. She also visits a dairy where every cow is a lady and is treated like one, down to a daily shampoo of her tail. Finally, Sara's brother Peter joins her to make steak and butter. And they really are making butter. It's easy! Recipes: Indian scrambled eggs with paapadum Steak and butter.

Friday, March 1st

7:30pm on
Runtime: 00:26:46
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Fruit and Meat

They say opposites attract. There's something sensational about the sweetness of fruit with the savory taste of meat. Grilled pork tenderloin is a fantastic summer meal with a dressing of watermelon and cucumber. And Sara's son Sam joins her to make a family favorite, chicken with lemon and capers. It's easy and delicious. And on Ask Sara, Sara answers viewer questions on cutting herbs quickly and storing vanilla beans. Recipes: Grilled pork with watermelon cucumber salsa Chicken with lemon and capers.

Saturday, March 2nd

1:00pm on
Runtime: 00:26:46
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On The Table In 20

No time to cook? No problem. Sara's got great recipes to help you get food on the table fast. First up: Indian scrambled eggs with the crunch of the Indian flatbread papadum. On Ask Sara, Sara answers a viewer's question about eggs; especially how to hard boil them without that ugly green ring around the yolk. She also visits a dairy where every cow is a lady and is treated like one, down to a daily shampoo of her tail. Finally, Sara's brother Peter joins her to make steak and butter. And they really are making butter. It's easy! Recipes: Indian scrambled eggs with paapadum Steak and butter.

Monday, March 4th

7:30pm on
Runtime: 00:26:46
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Holiday Sides

The winter is full of big family meals where you really have to be on your game to get food on the table all at once. Sara shows a little love to the unsung heroes of the big meal, the sides. She's got delicious winter vegetables like shredded butternut squash with dates, Brussels sprouts with panko breadcrumbs and a creamy tahini sauce, plus a creamy root vegetable soup that can stand on its own as a main course or serve as a first course. And for the hungry cook: apple nutmeg bites to tide you over until dinnertime. Recipes: Root vegetable soup with pita crisps; Shredded butternut squash with dates; Brussels sprouts with panko; Apple nutmeg bites 3.

Friday, March 8th

7:30pm on
Runtime: 00:26:46
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Honey Be Good

It's a well-known fact that honeybees are a precious resource for pollinating the food we eat, but they are mysteriously dying off. Sara joins a beekeeper in Savannah, Georgia to discover the secrets of bees and beekeeping. Then they make a honey centered dish that's pure Georgia - rosemary honey and Georgia peach chutney burgers. Next, she travels to Napa, California to gather ingredients at a farm and cook with chef Joey Altman. His grilled duck breast with honey roasted carrots, farro-herb salad and cider jus is easier than it sounds, and delicious as well. Recipes: Rosemary honey and Georgia peach chutney burgers; Grilled duck breast, honey roasted carrots, farro-herb salad and cider jus.

Saturday, March 9th

1:00pm on
Runtime: 00:26:46
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Holiday Sides

The winter is full of big family meals where you really have to be on your game to get food on the table all at once. Sara shows a little love to the unsung heroes of the big meal, the sides. She's got delicious winter vegetables like shredded butternut squash with dates, Brussels sprouts with panko breadcrumbs and a creamy tahini sauce, plus a creamy root vegetable soup that can stand on its own as a main course or serve as a first course. And for the hungry cook: apple nutmeg bites to tide you over until dinnertime. Recipes: Root vegetable soup with pita crisps; Shredded butternut squash with dates; Brussels sprouts with panko; Apple nutmeg bites 3.

Monday, March 11th

7:30pm on
Runtime: 00:26:46
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Super Bowls of Soup (Super Bowl Stunt)

The big game and a cold night are both perfect times to enjoy a heart bowl of soup, like Sara's take on traditional New England chowder, her smoky fish chowder, made even more delicious with bacon. On Ask Sara, she shows ways to pack for a tailgate, including safely transporting hot soups. Then she joins Brazilian chef Leticia Moreinos Schwartz on a shopping trip to a Brazilian market before they make Leticia's chicken, shrimp, peanut and cashew stew. Soups on! Recipes: Smoky fish chowder; Chicken shrimp, peanut and cashew stew.

Friday, March 15th

7:30pm on
Runtime: 00:26:46
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Between The Bread

A sandwich might be the ultimate weeknight meal - hearty, portable and easy enough for anyone to make. Sara's got two great ones: her picadillo sloppy Joe with the terrific counterpoint of prunes and green olives. Surprisingly, she shows how to grind your own meat. Roasted vegetable and fresh ricotta sandwiches are another winning combo and Sara even shows how to make the ricotta. She also visits a worth bakery for bread lovers - Hot Bread Kitchen. This non-profit food incubator helps struggling women get a leg up by teaching them baking skills so they may move on to jobs at other bakeries. They sample some of their delicious bread. Recipes: Picadillo sloppy Joes; Roasted vegetable and fresh ricotta sandwiches 4.

Saturday, March 16th

1:00pm on
Runtime: 00:26:46
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Super Bowls of Soup (Super Bowl Stunt)

The big game and a cold night are both perfect times to enjoy a heart bowl of soup, like Sara's take on traditional New England chowder, her smoky fish chowder, made even more delicious with bacon. On Ask Sara, she shows ways to pack for a tailgate, including safely transporting hot soups. Then she joins Brazilian chef Leticia Moreinos Schwartz on a shopping trip to a Brazilian market before they make Leticia's chicken, shrimp, peanut and cashew stew. Soups on! Recipes: Smoky fish chowder; Chicken shrimp, peanut and cashew stew.

Monday, March 18th

7:30pm on
Runtime: 00:26:46
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Soul of the South

Sara travels to Charleston, South Carolina to learn the secrets to the legendary fried chicken of Martha Lou Gadsden of Martha Lou's Kitchen. Then she travels to Boone Plantation to learn how African American cooks have shaped Southern cooking since the days of slavery. Back in Sara's kitchen, she makes her version of a Southern classic, red beans and rice soup. Recipes: Martha Lou's southern fried chicken; Red beans and rice soup.

Friday, March 22nd

7:30pm on
Runtime: 00:26:46
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Girlpower: Hot Young Female Chefs

Sara is all about empowering women in the kitchen, whether it's at home or in a restaurant. In this show she visits two up and coming female chefs who are changing their worlds. First, Mashama Baily of Savannah's The Grey, a hot new restaurant in that city's former Greyhound Station. They cook together, and Mashama takes Sara on a cook's tour of Savannah. Back in Sara's kitchen, Amanda Cohen of New York's Dirt Candy stops by to cook her zucchini and Pasta noodles with garlicky yogurt sauce. On the side, her Kentucky lemonade spiked with a good dose of bourbon and beet juice for color. Recipes: Zucchini and pasta noodles with garlicky yogurt sauce; Kentucky lemonade.

Saturday, March 23rd

1:00pm on
Runtime: 00:26:46
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Soul of the South

Sara travels to Charleston, South Carolina to learn the secrets to the legendary fried chicken of Martha Lou Gadsden of Martha Lou's Kitchen. Then she travels to Boone Plantation to learn how African American cooks have shaped Southern cooking since the days of slavery. Back in Sara's kitchen, she makes her version of a Southern classic, red beans and rice soup. Recipes: Martha Lou's southern fried chicken; Red beans and rice soup.

Monday, March 25th

7:30pm on
Runtime: 00:26:46
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Best of Summer

There is nothing like the height of summer for delicious produce, simply prepared. Sara's friends stop by to celebrate the season starting with Top Chef winner Hung Huynh. His grilled shrimp in lettuce wraps is delicious, portable and light in calories. Then Sara's buddy Giuseppe Fanelli makes a gorgeous lamb dish dressed with fresh heirloom tomatoes - agnello scottadito. And on Ask Sara, she answers a viewer's question about avocados. Recipes: Grilled shrimp in lettuce wraps; Agnello scottadito with heirloom tomatoes.

Friday, March 29th

7:30pm on
Runtime: 00:26:46
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Jewish Holidays

Sara celebrates the Jewish holidays with two traditional dishes that are often tricky to prepare. She takes viewers through the process, step by step, starting with wine braised brisket. On the side, her husband's Aunt Rifka's recipe for matzo balls they call 'flying discs'. Next, Sara and her nephew visit Stone Barns, the farm and food incubator in Westchester, New York to get fresh winter vegetables for her root vegetable latkes, Sara's version of the traditional Hanukkah dish. Recipes: Braised brisket with flying disks; Root vegetable latkes.

Saturday, March 30th

9:30am on
Runtime: 00:26:46
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Winter Comfort Food

Sara gets tons of winter veggies from a farm where her nephew works and learns how they are grown in the winter months. And she uses them for Root Vegetable Latkes paired with Smoked Fish Chowder - perfect for a cold and rainy day.

1:00pm on
Runtime: 00:26:46
Widescreen

Best of Summer

There is nothing like the height of summer for delicious produce, simply prepared. Sara's friends stop by to celebrate the season starting with Top Chef winner Hung Huynh. His grilled shrimp in lettuce wraps is delicious, portable and light in calories. Then Sara's buddy Giuseppe Fanelli makes a gorgeous lamb dish dressed with fresh heirloom tomatoes - agnello scottadito. And on Ask Sara, she answers a viewer's question about avocados. Recipes: Grilled shrimp in lettuce wraps; Agnello scottadito with heirloom tomatoes.

9:30pm on
Runtime: 00:26:46
Widescreen

Winter Comfort Food

Sara gets tons of winter veggies from a farm where her nephew works and learns how they are grown in the winter months. And she uses them for Root Vegetable Latkes paired with Smoked Fish Chowder - perfect for a cold and rainy day.

Sunday, March 31st

3:30pm on
Runtime: 00:26:46
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Winter Comfort Food

Sara gets tons of winter veggies from a farm where her nephew works and learns how they are grown in the winter months. And she uses them for Root Vegetable Latkes paired with Smoked Fish Chowder - perfect for a cold and rainy day.