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Year: 2008 | 2009 | 2010 | 2011


Season 1


Season 1, Episode 0: Noshin N'Awlins

2008
A New Orleans-inspired menu includes sweet-and-spicy shrimp pot pie; French toast with caramelized pecans; strawberries and cream.

Sunny Anderson ... Herself - Hostess

Season 1, Episode 1: Carolina on My Mind

13 April 2008


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Season 1, Episode 2: Mexin' It Up

20 April 2008
Tex-Mex dishes are made, including huevos rancheros with black-bean puree; homemade churros; Mexican street corn.

Sunny Anderson ... Herself - Hostess

Season 1, Episode 3: Bistro Night In

27 April 2008
A bistro-inspired menu features grilled chicken in a white-wine mushroom sauce; garlic-hasselback potatoes with herbed sour cream.

Sunny Anderson ... Herself - Hostess

Season 1, Episode 4: Germany Is Wonder-Veal

11 May 2008
A German feast includes veal jaegerschnitzel, a traditional hunter's dish, served with southern cheese grits and honey-glazed carrots.

Sunny Anderson ... Herself - Hostess

Season 1, Episode 5: Real Comfort, Real Good

2008
A comfort-food menu is prepared, including meatloaf; macaroni-and-cheese.

Sunny Anderson ... Herself - Hostess

Season 1, Episode 6: It's Sunny-Time and the Living Is Easy

6 July 2008
Recipes include cider-brined fried chicken, red-cabbage slaw, sweet iced tea and party popcorn.

Sunny Anderson ... Herself - Hostess

Season 1, Episode 7: Let the Sun Shine In

27 July 2008
A kid-inspired breakfast includes PB&J pancakes and green eggs and ham.

Sunny Anderson ... Herself - Hostess

Season 1, Episode 8: Pizza Pizza

3 August 2008
A recipe for homemade pizza is featured. Also: Caesar salad; chocolate pudding and pretzels.

Sunny Anderson ... Herself - Hostess

Season 1, Episode 9: Masterpiece Burger

10 August 2008
Pork burgers are topped with spicy ketchup and served with homemade root-veggie fries. Also: a peaches-and-cream dessert is prepared.

Sunny Anderson ... Herself - Hostess

Season 1, Episode 10: Italian Ice, Ice Baby

17 August 2008
Sunny prepares chicken-sausage rigatoni in a spicy vodka sauce and serves it alongside crispy cauliflower florets with citrus salt.

Sunny Anderson ... Herself - Hostess

Season 1, Episode 11: Keepin It Quick

24 August 2008
A speedy meal includes mango salmon, zucchini hash, garlic red-bliss mashed potatoes and an open-faced plum tart.

Sunny Anderson ... Herself - Hostess

Season 1, Episode 12: Classic Rockin' Oxtail

31 August 2008
A fail-proof recipe for oxtail stew is featured.

Sunny Anderson ... Herself - Hostess

Season 1, Episode 13: Southern Square Meal

2008
A Southern dinner, featuring apple-cider sautéed chicken, upside-down cornbread cake, pan-roasted Brussels sprouts and a spiced apple toddy.

Sunny Anderson ... Herself - Hostess

Season 1, Episode 14: Sunday in the Park with Sunny

2008
A fresh, easy picnic lunch is made, including a recipe for hard lemonade.

Sunny Anderson ... Herself - Hostess

Season 1, Episode 15: Gone Shuckin'

7 September 2008
Oyster po'boys, peel-and-eat shrimp, and orange-lime meringue pie are prepared.

Sunny Anderson ... Herself - Hostess

Season 1, Episode 16: Caribbean Getaway

21 September 2008
A Caribbean-inspired meal features spiced chicken wings, mango-and-avocado salad, and cucumber juice.

Sunny Anderson ... Herself - Hostess

Season 1, Episode 17: Talkin' Turkey

15 November 2008


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Season 1, Episode 18: No Ho-Hum Holiday

6 December 2008


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Season 1, Episode 19: The Big Easy

13 December 2008
On the menu: spicy pork roast, served with rosemary potatoes, garlic-green-bean salad and a quick pear tart.

Sunny Anderson ... Herself - Hostess

Season 1, Episode 20: Tex Mex Two Step

2008
A recipe for Tex-Mex fish tacos, using crispy beer-battered fish, is featured.

Sunny Anderson ... Herself - Hostess

Season 2


Season 2, Episode 1: Far East Eats

3 January 2009
On the menu: lomi-lomi salmon; chicken skewers with peanut sauce; chilled Asian noodles.

Sunny Anderson ... Herself - Hostess

Season 2, Episode 2: Wings 3.0

10 January 2009
Three sauces for chicken wings are prepared.

Sunny Anderson ... Herself - Hostess

Season 2, Episode 3: Best of Both Worlds

17 January 2009
Menu includes maniladas with white-cheese and roasted-tomatillo sauces; fried donut holes.

Sunny Anderson ... Herself - Hostess

Season 2, Episode 4: First Down, Ten to Feed

24 January 2009
Game-day grub is featured.

Sunny Anderson ... Herself - Hostess

Season 2, Episode 5: Tequila Sunrise

31 January 2009
Breakfast enchiladas with red sauce, refried beans and a tequila-sunrise sangria are made.

Sunny Anderson ... Herself - Hostess

Season 2, Episode 6: Beefed Up Dinner

7 February 2009
Beef wellington is prepared.

Sunny Anderson ... Herself - Hostess

Season 2, Episode 7: Dinner on a Dime

14 February 2009
An inexpensive meal is made.

Sunny Anderson ... Herself - Hostess

Season 2, Episode 8: Dinner by Request

21 February 2009
A Caribbean-inspired chicken dish is made.

Sunny Anderson ... Herself - Hostess

Season 2, Episode 9: Wednesday Dinner Date

7 February 2009
A romantic meal is planned, including chocolate custards.

Sunny Anderson ... Herself - Hostess

Season 2, Episode 10: Spring Forward, Fall Back

2009
A recipe for roast beef with fresh herbs and horseradish sauce.

Sunny Anderson ... Herself - Hostess

Season 2, Episode 11: A Literally Good Meal

2009
Pasta, pancetta and peas.

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Season 2, Episode 12: Brunch Worthy Breakfast

2009
Breakfast dishes are featured.

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Season 2, Episode 13: Child's Play

27 June 2009
Sunny reinvents childhood favorites, including catfish sticks with cocktail sauce; strawberry-apple sauce; pasta and cheese.

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Season 2, Episode 14: Recipes Are Made to Be Broken

4 April 2009
Latin lasagna, a spring salad and pomegranate margaritas are prepared.

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Season 3


Season 3, Episode 1: Cheesesteak Infatuation

7 March 2009
Cheesesteaks are made, along with fried onion strips and fruit salad.

Sunny Anderson ... Herself - Hostess

Season 3, Episode 2: Flavored Nations

14 March 2009
Internationally inspired dishes are prepared.

Sunny Anderson ... Herself - Hostess

Season 3, Episode 3: Finger Food

23 May 2009
Finger foods, including Gouda-jalapeño-chorizo poppers; dill hummus with toasted pita wedges.

Sunny Anderson ... Herself - Hostess

Season 3, Episode 4: Deep in the Hearth of Texas

2 May 2009
Sunny celebrates her Texas roots with recipes for flank-steak fajitas, drunken peppers and Lone Star cheesecake.

Sunny Anderson ... Herself - Hostess

Season 3, Episode 5: Irish Eyes Smiling

9 May 2009
Lamb chops, braised fennel and a spiked Irish cream dessert are made.

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Season 3, Episode 6: One Dish Meal

16 May 2009
Shepherd's pie and strawberry floats are made.

Sunny Anderson ... Herself - Hostess

Season 3, Episode 11: West Indian Love Letter

28 February 2009
Dishes from the West Indies are featured, including codfish hush puppies; sans souci punch.

Sunny Anderson ... Herself - Hostess

Season 4


Season 4, Episode 2: Easy Elegance

11 April 2009
An elegant and affordable dinner menu features a recipe for coq au vin.

Sunny Anderson ... Herself - Hostess

Season 4, Episode 3: Southern Hospitality

18 April 2009
Creamy chicken, crispy okra strips and buttery succotash complete a Southern meal.

Sunny Anderson ... Herself - Hostess

Season 4, Episode 9: Girls That Grill

30 May 2009
BBQ bacon shrimp, grilled fruit salad with honey yogurt dressing, and coconut flan are made.

Sunny Anderson ... Herself - Hostess

Season 4, Episode 10: I Want Mussels

27 March 2010


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Season 4, Episode 11: Brunch Approved

3 April 2010

Season 4, Episode 12: Easy Is as Easy Does

10 April 2010

Season 4, Episode 13: Warm and Fuzzy Spring

17 April 2010

Season 4, Episode 14: San Juan and Beyond

24 April 2010

Season 4, Episode 15: Yummy Impressions

1 May 2010

Season 4, Episode 16: Hungry and Healthy

8 May 2010
Chicken meatballs and linguine with collard-green pesto complete a nutritious meal. Also: blackberry gin fizz float.

Sunny Anderson ... Herself - Hostess

Season 5


Season 5, Episode 1: Burger Bash

2009
Stuffed cheeseburgers, plantain chips and a bananas foster shake are on the menu.

Sunny Anderson ... Herself - Hostess

Season 5, Episode 2: Slow 'N' Low

11 July 2009
North Carolina ribs are served with vinegar dipping sauce and fruit slaw. Also: snow cones.

Sunny Anderson ... Herself - Hostess

Season 5, Episode 3: Clean Bowl Club

18 July 2009
Cream-of-asparagus soup, herbed flatbread and balsamic-glazed apricots.

Sunny Anderson ... Herself - Hostess

Season 5, Episode 4: East Made Easy

2009
Asian lettuce wraps; Korean yaki-mandu (fried dumplings); ginger-pear tea.

Sunny Anderson ... Herself - Hostess

Season 5, Episode 5: Italian Inspiration

2009
Al dente pasta with homemade pesto, topped with garlic-sautéed shrimp. Also: antipasto salad and cherry-bomb cocktails.

Sunny Anderson ... Herself - Hostess

Season 5, Episode 7: Lunch Date

8 August 2009
Dill chicken sandwiches, a mixed-greens salad with goat cheese and grilled corn, and watermelon mojitos are served for lunch.

Sunny Anderson ... Herself - Hostess

Season 5, Episode 8: Eat with the Fishes

15 August 2009
Dishes include Southwest quesadillas; seviche; and Mexican mango-on-a-stick.

Sunny Anderson ... Herself - Hostess

Season 5, Episode 9: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

22 August 2009
Salmon is topped with a blackberry-ginger glaze and served with wild grains. Also: PB&J sundaes.

Sunny Anderson ... Herself - Hostess

Season 5, Episode 10: Opa!

29 August 2009
A Greek meal, featuring ground-lamb skewers with tzatziki sauce; shepherd's salad; and bite-sized baklava.

Sunny Anderson ... Herself - Hostess

Season 5, Episode 12: Ordering In

19 September 2009
Chinese takeout favorites, including General's Tso's chicken, are reinterpreted.

Sunny Anderson ... Herself - Hostess

Season 6


Season 6, Episode 1: Goin' Back to Cali, Kinda

3 October 2009
Chicken and waffles; sweet-and-sour collards.

Sunny Anderson ... Herself - Hostess

Season 6, Episode 2: Those Were the Days

10 October 2009
Monte cristo sandwiches and roasted-tomato soup are served.

Sunny Anderson ... Herself - Hostess

Season 6, Episode 3: Ribs and Chips

17 October 2009
Ribs are prepared. Also: chocolate-butterscotch pie.

Sunny Anderson ... Herself - Hostess

Season 6, Episode 4: Are We There Yet?

24 October 2009
Chicken and dumplings are made, along with strawberry-and-chocolate-fluff pie.

Sunny Anderson ... Herself - Hostess

Season 6, Episode 5: Easy Peasy Party

31 October 2009
Split-pea soup, pimento-cheese spread and chopped salad are made.

Sunny Anderson ... Herself - Hostess

Season 6, Episode 6: Fry-Day Fish Fry

7 November 2009
Catfish sandwiches, mac and cheese, and fresh fruit juice complete a kid-friendly menu.

Sunny Anderson ... Herself - Hostess

Season 6, Episode 7: Thanks-Livin'

14 November 2009
Stuffed turkey breast and a healthful Brussels-sprout salad are made.

Sunny Anderson ... Herself - Hostess

Season 6, Episode 8: Hand Delivered

28 November 2009
Finger foods are prepared for a cocktail party, including beef empanadas; chicken-stuffed potato puffs; ancho-chili dipping sauce.

Sunny Anderson ... Herself - Hostess

Season 6, Episode 9: Aloha Dinner

5 December 2009
A Hawaiian-inspired meal, featuring roast pork tenderloin over greens sautéed with pineapple. Also: scallion biscuits.

Sunny Anderson ... Herself - Hostess

Season 6, Episode 10: Fresh and Flavorful

2 January 2010
Cooking with fresh winter produce. On the menu: homemade ravioli with spinach, pesto and hazelnuts; sweet-and-spicy winter squash; and sangria.

Sunny Anderson ... Herself - Hostess

Season 6, Episode 11: Comfy and Cozy

16 January 2010
Comfort foods are made, including chicken casserole with wild rice, mushrooms and Gruyere cheese; and apple pound cake.

Sunny Anderson ... Herself - Hostess

Season 6, Episode 12: Pots of Gold

6 February 2010
Prepared: braised chicken with pumpkin seeds and ancho chilies; molten-chocolate cake.

Sunny Anderson ... Herself - Hostess

Season 6, Episode 13: Sticky Bones, Empty Plate

27 February 2010
Chicken-fried steak, served with diced-potato gravy and cheesy creamed spinach.

Sunny Anderson ... Herself - Hostess

Season 7


Season 7, Episode 1: Say Hello to Easy Flavor

2010

Season 7, Episode 9: Eating on Easy Street

15 May 2010


Sunny Anderson ... Herself - Hostess

Season 7, Episode 12: Easy Grillin'

5 June 2010
Grilled burgers and sweet-and-smoky onion rings are prepared.

Sunny Anderson ... Herself - Hostess

Season 8


Season 8, Episode 1: Chow Down

2010

Season 8, Episode 2: I Have an App for That

2 October 2010
Appetizers are made, including shrimp in garlic-pepperoni sauce, pizza bites and one-bite s'mores.

Sunny Anderson ... Herself - Hostess

Season 8, Episode 3: Wonton Be Startin'

9 October 2010


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Season 8, Episode 4: Chile Chile Bang Bang

16 October 2010
Prepared: chili-lime fried chicken; bacon-and-green-chili cornbread; and Brooklyn iced tea.

Sunny Anderson ... Herself - Hostess

Season 8, Episode 5: High on the Lamb

23 October 2010

Season 8, Episode 6: First Date Spaghetti

1 November 2010

Season 8, Episode 7: After School Special

6 November 2010
Chicken-chorizo patty melts topped with jicama salsa and red-velvet brownies are made.

Sunny Anderson ... Herself - Hostess

Season 8, Episode 8: Game Changing

13 November 2010
Turkey with quick pan gravy is made, along with cherry-lemon relish and parsnip puree.

Sunny Anderson ... Herself - Hostess

Season 8, Episode 9: Pot Luck

27 November 2010
A cheesy enchilada casserole is made, along with an easy salad with roasted-tomatillo dressing.

Sunny Anderson ... Herself - Hostess

Season 8, Episode 10: Brewed Awakening

4 December 2010
Prepared: a rib roast with a coffee-herb crust; braised greens; and sage-potatoes au gratin.

Sunny Anderson ... Herself - Hostess

Season 8, Episode 11: Phonin' in Flavor

16 January 2011


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Season 8, Episode 12: Borrowing from the South

23 January 2011
A Southern-inspired meal, featuring hoppin' John (rice and beans); sautéed mustard greens; and sweet hoecakes.

Sunny Anderson ... Herself - Hostess

Season 8, Episode 13: Gamer's Gathering

30 January 2011
A game-day spread, featuring spicy boiled peanuts; "grown-up" bologna sandwiches; nachos blancos with roasted-jalapeño salsa and homemade chips; and beer punch.

Sunny Anderson ... Herself - Hostess

Season 9


Season 9, Episode 1: Cookin' It Old School

13 March 2011
On the menu: beef-and-barley stew with root vegetables and a red-wine broth; strawberry-arugula salad with sweet lime vinaigrette.

Sunny Anderson ... Herself - Hostess

Season 9, Episode 2: Easier Than It Looks

20 March 2011
Sweet-glazed butterflied chicken and a tater-asparagus toss are made.

Sunny Anderson ... Herself - Hostess

Season 9, Episode 3: Diner Breakfast

27 March 2011
Scrambled eggs, grilled rosemary steak and glazed cinnamon buns complete a diner-inspired breakfast.

Sunny Anderson ... Herself - Hostess

Season 9, Episode 4: TV Dinner Deluxe

3 April 2011
Prepared: chicken potpie; sweet corn with sour cream, thyme and cayenne; apple compote.

Sunny Anderson ... Herself - Hostess

Season 9, Episode 5: Comforting Classics

10 April 2011
On the menu: meatloaf with two types of meat; baked purple mash; string beans and onions.

Sunny Anderson ... Herself - Hostess

Season 9, Episode 6: Don't Scrimp on Scampi

17 April 2011


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Season 9, Episode 7: Much Ado About Stuffing and Pork

24 April 2011


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Season 9, Episode 8: It Takes Two to Salsa

1 May 2011
Curry-coconut chicken breasts, mango-peach salsa and rice pulao with black-eyed peas.

Sunny Anderson ... Herself - Hostess

Season 9, Episode 9: Fish and Grits

8 May 2011
Catfish nuggets, cheesy grits filled with mozzarella and cheddar, and blueberry-apple pie are on the menu.

Sunny Anderson ... Herself - Hostess

Season 9, Episode 10: The Cod Father

15 May 2011
Baked cod in a coconut-lime sauce, saffron basmati rice and cauliflower in a curry cream sauce are prepared.

Sunny Anderson ... Herself - Hostess

Season 9, Episode 11: Piling It On

22 May 2011
Spice-rubbed rib-eye steaks, served with twice-baked potatoes and tomato sauce in a red-wine vinaigrette.

Sunny Anderson ... Herself - Hostess

Season 9, Episode 12: Smother, Cover and Hover!

29 May 2011
Smothered Cornish hens, paired with sweet-potato hash.

Sunny Anderson ... Herself - Hostess

Season 10


Season 10, Episode 1: Taking My Lumps

9 July 2011
Crab cakes are served, alongside cherry celery-root remoulade and apple-sweet-potato soup.

Sunny Anderson ... Herself - Hostess

Season 10, Episode 2: Oldies, But Goodies

16 July 2011


Sunny Anderson ... Herself - Hostess
Anthony Scotto Jr. ... Himself
John Scotto ... Himself

Rosanna Scotto ... Herself

Season 10, Episode 3: Family Reunion Feast

30 July 2011
For her family reunion, Sunny prepares BBQ chopped pork; apple raisin cole slaw; and baked beans.

Sunny Anderson ... Herself - Hostess

Season 10, Episode 4: Curry on Baggage

6 August 2011
Curry lamb shanks, served with twice-fried-and-mashed green plantains, and chocolate-chai milk shakes.

Sunny Anderson ... Herself - Hostess

Season 10, Episode 5: Filling Up with Fish

13 August 2011
Fish-and-fennel stew, served with goat-cheese-and-thyme crackers and fruit salad in a creamy coconut-yogurt dressing.

Sunny Anderson ... Herself - Hostess

Season 10, Episode 6: Beefin' with Pork

20 August 2011
Oven-barbecued short ribs, creamy potato-and-prosciutto salad, and bacon-cheddar biscuits are served.

Sunny Anderson ... Herself - Hostess

Season 10, Episode 7: Quick and Easy

27 August 2011
Prepared: grilled grapefruit chicken, served with baked zucchini and grilled sweet-potato wedges with maple butter.

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Season 10, Episode 8: Fun with the Fam

3 September 2011
Prepared: chicken wings; peas-and-pasta salad.

Sunny Anderson ... Herself - Hostess

Season 10, Episode 9: T.G.I.S

10 September 2011
A diner-inspired breakfast menu, featuring open-faced breakfast sandwiches; sweet-and-spicy breakfast sausage; and hash browns.

Sunny Anderson ... Herself - Hostess

Season 10, Episode 10: Seeing Red

17 September 2011
Prepared: red wine and pomegranate hanger steak; radish salad.

Sunny Anderson ... Herself - Hostess

Season 10, Episode 11: Taco Dinner, Taco Lunch

2011
Ground chicken tacos with creamy salsa and pantry bars are prepared.

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Season 10, Episode 12: Traditions with a Twist

2011
On the menu: tuna noodle casserole; lime and lychee gelatin parfait.

Sunny Anderson ... Herself - Hostess

Season 10, Episode 13: Easy Flavor

2011
Grilled pork chops, grilled fennel with jalapeño sauce and minted couscous are on the menu.

Sunny Anderson ... Herself - Hostess

Season 10, Episode 14: Carving Out Some Fun

2011

Season 10, Episode 15: Sugar, Pumpkin Spice and Everything Nice

3 December 2011
Spiced holiday ham, served with string-bean salad and double-chocolate bread pudding with bourbon whipped cream.

Sunny Anderson ... Herself - Hostess

Unknown Season


Feeding Your Friends

22 May 2010
Smoked turkey leg is prepared.

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Hot Island Flavors

29 May 2010
A Caribbean-inspired meal.

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Mother's Day

27 April 2009

North of the Border

20 June 2009
Chicken flautas with avocado cream, corn soufflé, and lime soda complete a Mexican-inspired meal.

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Speed Dating

6 June 2009
Sunny makes a date-night dinner, including baked lemon sole with sautéed Swiss chard, artichoke salad and baked grapefruit with meringue.

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When in Sunset Park

3 July 2010

Working Man's Meal

2009
Steak soup & homemade chocolate bars are prepared.

Sunny Anderson ... Herself - Hostess

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