Sara has two kids of her own, so she's always found ways to please finicky palates with food adults love too. Take her easy weeknight mini meatloaves baked in a muffin tin that kids love to make themselves. We have two kids helping Sarah in the kitchen to prove it. There's also Odd Lots mac and cheese, a homemade dish using leftovers from the fridge. Sara tops that off with a cool and refreshing creamsicle drink for dessert. Speaking of cheese, we also visit a Benedictine nun who is the world's foremost expert on raw cheeses.
Plain old pasta it's not, but it's just as simple to make as your weeknight favorites. That's the story with Sara's spicy greens ravioli, sophisticated enough for your next dinner party and easy to make. Then guest David Pasternack of New York's Esca and Eataly shows his flair with fish with a rock shrimp fettuccine. And, in Ask Sara, Sara answers viewer questions about pizza dough and ricotta cheese.
Bivalves are the name of the game today when Sara makes a flavorful mussels and bok choy dish with a side of tea pilaf. And it's down to Chinatown with Chef Dale Talde to get the ingredients for a unique oyster and bacon pad thai. Speaking of oysters, we'll discover how they are harvested when we take to the sea with an oysterman.
There has to be one day to kick back and enjoy cooking and that's Sunday. Sara has satisfying meals for a family gathering, like a hearty roast duck with a side of duck fat popovers. Then a British favorite deviled bones. In Ask Sara she answers viewer questions about that Sunday favorite mashed potatoes.
Turn the day upside down by having breakfast for dinner. Savory waffles Benedict is perfect and perfectly filling as is Sara's take on the classic spaghetti with bacon, eggs and toasted bread crumbs! We'll also visit a smokehouse to see how bacon gets the flavor we all crave.