Summer Entertaining Week on Cooking Channel

By: Kelsey Vala
Related To:
CCWST_RedWhiteGrill_120503_369.jpg

CCWST_RedWhiteGrill_120503_369.jpg

Elizabeth Karmel's Butterflied Grilled Duck w/ Spicy Watermelon Glaze as she and Roger Mooking cook at the Michelson home in Lockhart, TX, as seen on Cooking Channel's Red, White, and Grill special featuring Williams-Sonoma.

Photo by: JENNIFER WHITNEY ©2012, Cooking Channel, LLC. All Rights Reserved. , 2012, Cooking Channel, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

JENNIFER WHITNEY, 2012, Cooking Channel, LLC. All Rights Reserved. , 2012, Cooking Channel, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

Late summer is a great time for entertaining guests, and nothing brings people together better than good food. When produce is this good, and when the weather is perfect for grilling, there’s really no better time for summer entertaining.

Start tonight, August 18, at 8pm ET with a special episode of Unwrapped as Marc Summers takes you on an exploration of America’s favorite summertime treats. Then start thinking outside the grill, so to speak, on Tuesday, August 20, as Chef Roger Mooking teams up with grilling expert, Chef Elizabeth Karmel to create a smoky, fire-kissed menu featuring Grilled Duck with Spicy Watermelon Glaze ( pictured above), Buffalo Burgers, Baked Bean Bruschetta, Grilled Garden Greens and much more. On Wednesday, August 21, Kelsey Nixon turns to the slow cooker for an easy summer menu that won’t leave you tied up in the kitchen while trying to entertain guests.

On Friday, August 23, catch the premiere of Dean and Tori’s Backyard Bash with recipes from Dean McDermott as he throws an impromptu dinner party. Inspired by colorful produce at a local farmstand, his menu features summery, produce-filled recipes, such as Fava Bean Crostini and Orecchiette with Radish, Asparagus and Pickled Peaches.

Get inspiration this week on Cooking Channel for warm-weather entertaining, and pull together a seasonal menu for your next backyard barbecue or potluck.

Can't wait to get started? Check out Cooking Channel's Guide to Summer Parties and Entertaining.

Keep Reading

Next Up

6 Dutch Oven and Slow Cooker Meals for Summer

It may seem foolish to break out these heavy-duty pots that normally turn out hearty, cold-weather meals, but there really is no better time to put these pots to use for an easy-to-prep, summery spread.

Full Episodes of Cooking Channel Shows Online Will Help You Plan the Perfect Summer Party

Stream full summer-themed episodes of Cooking Channel shows like Kelsey's Essentials, Extra Virgin, Everyday Italian and more.

Summer Preview: Haylie's America, Sugar Showdown Season 2 and More

Find out what new shows are premiering on Cooking Channel with our summer TV preview, including a new Haylie Duff show, Big Bad BBQ Brawl and more.

Summer Fest: Savory Watermelon Recipes

While simply slicing up your melon and eating it straight from the rind is one of the staple desserts of summer, watermelon is a great option for savory recipes as well.

Stick to Your Ribs with 5 Recipes for Any Summer Occasion

Barbecue ribs recipes for backyard grilling, Asian take out at home or summer parties.

5 Peachy-Keen Savory Summer Dishes

Get savory peach recipes for summer grilling and side dishes like salads, chicken, pork and more on Cooking Channel.

Summer Fest: A Perfect Pairing of Figs and Pizza Dough

Figs are only in season for a few short weeks at the end of summer and the beginning of fall. Their sweetness is great solo or in a dessert, but it is also amazing when paired with savory ingredients like pizza dough.

On TV

Unwrapped 2.0

10am | 9c

Unwrapped 2.0

10:30am | 9:30c

Food: Fact or Fiction?

11:30am | 10:30c

Food: Fact or Fiction?

12:30pm | 11:30c

Food: Fact or Fiction?

1:30pm | 12:30c

Good Eats

2pm | 1c

Good Eats

2:30pm | 1:30c

Burgers, Brew & 'Que

3:30pm | 2:30c

Burgers, Brew & 'Que

4:30pm | 3:30c

Man Fire Food

5:30pm | 4:30c

Man Fire Food

6:30pm | 5:30c

Man Fire Food

7:30pm | 6:30c
On Tonight
On Tonight

Man Fire Food

8pm | 7c

Man Fire Food

8:30pm | 7:30c

Man Fire Food

9:30pm | 8:30c

Cheap Eats

10pm | 9c

Cheap Eats

10:30pm | 9:30c

Good Eats

11pm | 10c

Good Eats

11:30pm | 10:30c

Man Fire Food

12am | 11c

Man Fire Food

12:30am | 11:30c

Man Fire Food

1am | 12c

Man Fire Food

1:30am | 12:30c

Cheap Eats

2am | 1c

Cheap Eats

2:30am | 1:30c

Good Eats

3am | 2c

Good Eats

3:30am | 2:30c
What's Hot
What's Hot

Cheap Eats

New Episodes Wednesdays 10|9c

So Much Pretty Food Here