WITH HAYLIE DUFF
Haylie's a true Texas girl at heart, and her recipes are inspired by her Southern roots.
With the surprising delivery of her dad's old meat smoker and meat rub, Haylie Duff decides to throw a good ol' Texas barbecue for her friends, but only after tricking her guy friends into thinking they're eating her healthy "girl food" first.
Haylie Duff's friends Jimmy and Kurt challenge Haylie to make a life-changing burger. Never saying no to a challenge, Haylie goes to great lengths to learn the skills of Plan Check burger making. In the end, Haylie rises to the occasion and proves to be a true grillmaster!
While peddling to create their own salted caramel ice cream at Peddler's Creamery, Haylie and her friend Kurt challenge each other to a sandwich cooking competition, in addition to their monthly co-ed softball game. Who will win the big hoagie showdown ... and the softball game.
Haylie and her sister love to pull fast ones over on their mom, Susan Duff. And this year, the joke revolves around "Mama Suz's" birthday dinner, with Suz thinking that Haylie won't be able to attend. Little does Suz know, Haylie actually has the evening planned out to a T: a perfect Spanish themed feast, right down to a home made Dulce de Leche cake with Ace of Cakes, Duff Goldman. To catch her mother off guard, Haylie and Suz cook a stellar birthday breakfast of Farro Cakes and Strawberry Crostinis. Operation: Delicious Birthday Surprise is in full swing!
Haylie loves a friendly card game, so tonight, she and her friends are getting down and dirty with some Texas Hold 'Em. But you can't throw a Texas night without a little Lone Star grub, so Haylie takes some old classics - Creamed Kale, Ribeye with Gorgonzola Butter and Zesty White Macaroni and Cheese - and gives them a new Duff twist. Haylie knows she can win in the kitchen, but is her poker face as solid as her cooking?
What comes to mind when you think of your mom's cooking? For Haylie, it's Texas chili and cornbread. So for "Yo Mama's Potluck," where Haylie and her friends cook their childhood favorites, Haylie puts her mother and grandmother's recipes to the test (with her own spin on them of course). With the help of "Suz" Duff, Haylie whips up her finest Turkey Chili, and Beer, Bacon and Cheese Cornbread before helping her friends prepare their Yaya's Greek Meatballs. Around a table full of friends and a delicious dinner tasting like childhood, everyone raises a glass to mom.
Haylie has been asked to do a cooking demo at this year's South Beach Food and Wine Festival in Miami, in front of hundreds of foodies and famous chefs. It's intimidating, to say the least. With the help of friend, Arielle Kebbel, Haylie tests two recipes for the demo: Green Chicken Enchiladas and Kale and Pea Pesto Linguine with Pancetta and Grilled Shrimp. Armed with a private demo lesson from famed chef, Jet Tila, Haylie is ready to take on Miami! But will she win over this gourmet crowd?
Lauren Conrad and Hannah Skvarla, The Little Market creators, have just returned from the Mediterranean, bringing back with them a bevy of beautiful hand-painted pottery created by local artisans. Inspired by the designs, Haylie and her friends create perfect meals for the unique dishware to feature on The Little Market blog - a tradition-supporting cross-collaboration. With Hannah's help in the kitchen, a visit to the local spice store and the opportunity to bring hand-made designs to light, Haylie gets to work on her Mediterranean mission.
Haylie retreats to Mailbu for some much needed R&R with her sister, Hilary, and friends. While the detox weekend begins with cooking green smoothies and salads and even an intense Piloxing workout, Haylie and the girls can't help but head to the beach to indulge in pizza, wine, and a tasty bonfire banana boat dessert by the end.
Haylie is in New York City for an appearance on Larry King Now to talk about her cookbook, The Real Girl's Kitchen. Haylie wants to make something delicious for Larry and the crew, but due to Larry's picky palate and the restrictions of cooking in a hotel-room kitchen, she faces quite a challenge. Haylie butters up the crew with deviled eggs, but will she impress Larry with her asparagus and prosciutto crescent rolls?
It's Haylie's turn to host the traditional Duff family crab boil, with a little help from her sister and mom. Over cooking, the sisters trade food stories of growing up in Texas, reliving memories of throwing live lobsters in their swimming pool in Texas. Not this year - the crab boil is serious business - so the girls get down and dirty making it the best crab boil their family and friends yet.
It's shower time! Baby shower, that is. And Haylie is throwing one for her good friend Beverley Mitchell, whose ever-changing appetite goes from salty to sweet in a matter of minutes. The adventure starts with candy making, when Haylie designs and makes her own custom goodies at Sweet! in Hollywood. In the kitchen, it's Olive Tapenade and Chicken and Waffles with a Maple Mustard sauce. It's a menu meant to celebrate babies, but one that suits any sort of party.
Haylie and her girlfriends decide to have a brunch with a spread that even the pickiest and most exclusive Los Angeles appetites can indulge in.