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If We Controlled Your Remote… 11/30/15

Have you ever been at a loss as to what to watch? Too many shows to pick from? We’re here to give you our opinions on what we feel is worth watching. Check it out and then let us know in the comments below what you’re choosing for tonight!

Jenny’s Choice

greatholidaybakingshowsmallI love cooking competition shows – that’s no shocker. One of my favorites is The Great British Baking Show and its various “sister shows.” We’ve seen a version of it in the US already, but tonight is the series premiere of The Great Holiday Baking Show on ABC. Six home bakers will compete in three challenges, with one baker being sent home, each week. The judges for this series are Mary Berry (England’s “Royal Queen of Baking,” author and television personality), who judges the British versions, and James Beard Award-Winning pastry chef and author, Johnny Iuzzini. And hosting this series are husband and wife duo Nia Vardalos (My Big Fat Greek Wedding) & Ian Gomez (Cougar Town).

I’ve seen the premiere, and I gotta say I love all the hosts and judges. I adore Nia and Ian, who I’ve enjoyed watching on a few episodes of Celebrity Name Game), and Mary and Johnny are fun judges. As always, this is going to be a fun four weeks of great baking!

On tonight’s episode, “Cookie Week,” the bakers compete in three challenges: Signature Bake, showcasing their family recipes as they create two sets of Christmas cookies that are both delicious and unique; Technical Bake, a surprise recipe where they must demonstrate precision and technique; and finally, the Showstopper Bake, where the bakers are asked to create elaborate flavorful gingerbread houses.

See the fun and flavorful cookies the bakers bake tonight on ABC at 10/9c.

I’ll also be watching/DVRing Guy’s Grocery Games, Cake Wars, Major Crimes, Guilty Pleasures, Superstore, & Top 5 Restaurants.
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