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Food Blogger Molly Yeh Announces Her New Food Network Show, 'Girl Meets Farm'

Food blogger and cookbook author Molly Yeh has a new cooking show on the Food Network called Girl Meets Farm that celebrates unique recipes inspired by her Jewish and Chinese heritage and a taste of the Midwest. It's a seven-episode series (and we're already hoping there's a second round of shows) that premieres on Sunday, June 24 at 11 a.m. ET/PT.

Girl Meets Farm showcases Yeh's love for country life in her farmhouse on the Minnesota/North Dakota border. Yeh started her blog my name is yeh after she relocated with her husband to a sugar beet farm in the upper Midwest; the blog quickly gained popularity and has since been recognized by publications including the New York Times, Food & Wine, New York Magazine, Saveur ("Blog of the Year"), and Yahoo ("Food Blog of the Year").

"Molly is full of life and her unlikely journey from the big city to a food-centered life on a Midwest farm is fascinating," said Courtney White, executive vice president, programming for Food Network and HGTV. "Her passion for food, her family and farm life are front and center in all of her recipes, which are truly written from the heart."

In the premiere episode of Girl Meets Farm, Molly makes a delicious buffet for her sister-in-law's baby shower where the recipes include Fish Tacos with Crunchy Cabbage Slaw and Cilantro Dressing, Pigs in a Blanket with Harissa Ketchup and Honey Mustard, Meatball Sliders with a Twist, and Baked Donuts with Rhubarb, Blood Orange and Blueberry Glaze. Upcoming episode themes include family visits, girl's brunch, farm supper, and a special anniversary celebration, along with Molly's recipes for Garlic and Onion Challah, Dark Chocolate Scone Loaf with Marzipan and Scallion Pancakes with Maple Carrot Slaw.

Yeh is the author of the International Association of Culinary Professionals award-winning cookbook, Molly on the Range, in which she talks about growing up in the Chicago suburbs with a Chinese father and Jewish mother, followed by a post-high school life in New York City studying percussion at Juilliard, and then her transition to farm life with her husband. She is also the author of "Short Stack Yogurt."

Food Network has video exclusives with Yeh, including cake decorating tips and how to make your favorite childhood snacks.

1. Funfetti Pony Piñata Cake

It's a cake with candy inside (because piñata) and a pony on top. The best thing about this delightful cake — besides it being a cake anyone from ages 8 to 80 would appreciate — is that Yeh is so clear and thoughtful in her instructions, making this a treat that anyone can make.

Get the recipe here.

2. Classic Tater Tot Hotdish

ketchup and hotdish, bffs forever

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Hotdish is the classic Midwestern food, and Yeh's tater tot version is fun and tasty. If you've never made hotdish before and are looking for a place to start, here you go.

Get the recipe here.

3. Pretzel Challah Bagel Dogs

No matter the game, this grown up riff on pigs in a blanket is perfect. You can switch up what goes inside the pretzel challah blanket (hot dogs, sausage, veggie dogs) to suit your crowd, too.

Get the recipe here.

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