Create Marathons


Settle in each weekend to watch your favorite shows in one binge-worthy format. Each Saturday and Sunday, Create airs a programming marathon centered around a theme — a holiday, a country, a particular food, even a single show. All the excitement of a marathon without leaving your couch!

May 13 & 14

Very Berry

This weekend, Create chefs incorporate fresh spring berries into decadent desserts and drinks. Vivian Howard develops a recipe for coconut cornbread strawberry shortcake. Jacques Pepin tops off his cheesecake with an apricot and blueberry sauce. Ellie Krieger helps a multi-tasking mom with breakfast with blueberry-chia overnight oats. Martha Stewart bakes a lofty spelt layer cake (pictured) topped with whipped cream and berries. And P. Allen Smith fashions a “deckscape” with a blueberry theme.

May 20 & 21

Pedal Along

Join Create's intrepid travelers as they see the sights from the seat of a bike. Rick Steves rides along Rome's iconic Appian Way; Darley Newman (pictured) takes a two-wheeled trip through northeastern France, Rudy Maxa bicycles to Amsterdam's great art museums; and A Craftsman’s Legacy host Eric Gorges learns the tricks of the trade from a master bicycle-maker.

May 27 & 28

Red, White & BBQ

This Memorial Day weekend, Create's resident grill guru Steven Raichlen ushers in the unofficial start of summer with six hours of mouthwatering barbecue dishes from his series, Project Smoke Impress your guests with his sure-fire BBQ recipes for wood-grilled beef tomahawk with blue cheese butter, Nashville hot wings, inside-out cheeseburgers, maple sriracha-smoked chicken legs, Yankee porchetta (“pork and beans”), and ember-roasted salsa with grilled tortillas.

June 3 & 4

Backyard Makeover

Learn to turn your backyard into an outdoor oasis with the help of Create's home and garden experts. For Your Home's Vicki Payne outfits her deck with a hot tub and outdoor kitchen. The Ask This Old House team creates a backyard sanctuary with a patio and granite fire pit. And P. Allen Smith (pictured) transforms his outdoor living space into one worthy of a “staycation” — complete with chickens!

June 10 & 11

Dining Al Fresco

It’s time to take the party outside and soak up the joys of summertime. Plan your backyard picnic or intimate dinner with the help of Create’s lifestyle experts. Dine al fresco with creative recipes and outdoor entertaining ideas from Lidia Bastianich, Sara Moulton, Pete Evans, Pati Jinich, Annabel Langbein (pictured), George Hirsch, The Jazzy Vegetarian and Katie Brown.

June 17 & 18

Veggie Supreme

In this veggie-friendly marathon, Create chefs craft healthy and satisfying meatless dishes. America’s Test Kitchen cooks pair cheese and tomato lasagna with homemade garlic bread. Pati Jinich shares an Oaxacan-style sweet potato and black bean tamales. Sara Moulton whips up zucchini pasta and mu shu vegetables wrapped in homemade crepes. And Taste the Islands’ Chef Thia creates a menu of accra fritters, Haitian eggplant legume, and a refreshing pear and chayote salad.

June 24 & 25

Create Mash-up

Double your pleasure this weekend as Create chefs crash each other’s shows. Ming Tsai welcomes Jacques Pepin, Lidia Bastianich, Rick Bayless and Andreas Viestad into his kitchen. Then, Ming visits his old friend Sara Moulton to share his recipe for scallops with black beans and zucchini. Jacques Pepin also hosts Rick Bayless to make a Mexican-themed menu. And Martha Stewart and Julia Child join forces to bake a three-tiered wedding cake.

July 1 & 2

Patriotic Pitmasters

Make your Fourth of July sizzle with the help of Create’s grilling gurus Steven Raichlen, Sara Moulton, Pati Jinich, Rick Bayless, Annabel Langbein and the Cook’s Country team. Impress your guests with their sure-fire recipes for thick-cut smoked pork chops (pictured), backyard barbeque beans, date-glazed lamb chops, char-grilled corn on the cob, scallop, basil and prosciutto kebabs, Texas barbeque brisket and more!