Down Home With the Neelys

Food Network (ended 2012)
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  • Episode Guide
  • S 11 : Ep 13

    Slimmer Supper

    Aired 3/31/12

  • S 11 : Ep 12

    Simple Classics

    Aired 3/24/12

  • S 11 : Ep 11

    Afternoon Delights

    Aired 3/17/12

  • S 11 : Ep 10

    Big Brunchin'

    Aired 3/10/12

  • S 11 : Ep 9


    Aired 3/3/12

  • Cast & Crew
  • Gina Neely


  • Pat Neely


  • Jean Ervin


  • James Morgan (II)


  • Gaelin Neely


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  • show Description
  • "We're Gina and Pat Neely. Memphis barbecue is our family business, and when we met, honey, it was love at first bite!"Gina and Pat Neely own a successful chain of BBQ joints in Tennessee, but when they get home from work they want to eat something different. Together, from their family home in Memphis, the Neelys present tasty recipes that everyone can enjoy, and you never know when family or friends will drop by to add their own spice to the mix.Broadcast History (All times E/P):Season 11 - Saturday 9:00 amSeason 10, Episodes 10-13 - Saturday 9:00 amSeason 10, Episodes 1-9 - Saturday 11:30 amSeason 9, Episodes 9-13 - Saturday 11:30 amSeason 9, Episodes 1-8 - Sunday 1:00 pmSeason 8, Episode 13 - Sunday 1:00 pmSeason 8, Episodes 1-12 - Saturday 11:00 amSeason 1- 7 - Saturday 11:00 ammoreless

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  • Quotes (233)

    • Pat: There is a moment, during most Christmases, when I find a nice corner and I gaze across our den, our dining room. You look around at this beautiful family and you say, "You know what? We're all pretty lucky to have family that's so close."

    • (Tony frosts the cupcakes.)
      Gina: Tony, mound it up a little bit. Don't put it so flat – put a top on it.
      Tony: (swirls more frosting on the cupcake) How's that, darlin'?
      Gina: Look like a man doing a cupcake wrong.

    • (Discussing the meringue powder in the edible ornaments)
      Gina: Now see how it looks, like, kinda sticky?
      Shelbi: Mm-hmm.
      Gina: That's what that powder does. It's almost like an edible glue, but it's gonna make our candies stick together to make our ornaments.
      Shelbi: Yeah. That would be the idea of glue.
      (Gina looks at her deadpan, and then speaks to the camera)
      Gina: Ah, she kinda like her daddy. (Shelbi laughs)

    • (Pat interrupts Gina to steal a kiss.)
      Pat: I love Christmas, because, you know what? There's a mistletoe always somewhere around our house.
      Gina: ...And we're gonna add in one teaspoon of baking powder -– better be a present around this house with something good in it -– and a half a teaspoon of baking soda…

    • (About the Neelys) Gina: They didn't all embrace me right away. I knew I had to come in, but I didn't want to just come in and be noted as Pat's wife. I wanted to come in and make a difference, earn my respect and show them what I had to bring to the table. And that's why I think they all love me and respect me now, because I threw balls down with them. I went toe-to-toe.

    • Pat: (applying dry rub to the ribs) We want to turn her over and we want to massage this into her, all right? Gina: Are we still talking about the meat? 'Cause I'm about to get on the table.

    • Gina: This strawberry shortcut cake is a recipe that my mother-in-law made for my husband all the time growing up. It took me two years and a Gucci purse to get it, but I got it!

    • Gina: Cooking is like a family affair. That's sort of our quiet time, to kind of reflect, talk about our day. Pat: Family and food, they're so interlocked that it's hard to pull the two of 'em apart.

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    Notes (58)

    • Also Featured:
      > Tammie – Gina's Niece
      > Eric – Gina's Nephew

    • Crew Clarification: Brianna Beaudry (Culinary Producer)

    • Also Featured: Morgan – Gina and Pat's Friend James – Gina and Pat's Friend Judy – Gina's Sister-in-Law

    • Brianna Beaudry joins the crew as Culinary Producer with this episode.

    • Food Network originally titled this episode "Pizza Party". Sometime in the week after broadcast they updated their title to match all other listing services.

    • Aimee Rosen moves from supervising producer to executive producer with this episode. Sara Porter leaves as associate producer, and will not be seen again until the beginning of season four.

    • This episode aired near the end of Food Network's "Thrill of the Grill Week with Bobby Flay," a week of barbecue-themed shows that ran from Sunday, May 25 to Sunday, June 1 2008.

    • Although six episodes into the season, this episode was billed as a "New Season Sneak Peek" in advertisements. It aired on a Sunday night at 11 pm following a new episode of the Next Food Network Star. The episode then re-aired in its home time slot of Saturdays at 11 am on June 14, 2008.

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    Trivia (5)

    • Continuity: Gina says that they're using potatoes they've already baked, and that they've been cooling at room temperature. Almost immediately Pat says the potatoes are leftover from a steak and potatoes dinner he and Gina had the night before. It's impossible to tell whether this is an actual goof, or caused by splicing parts of the absent home fries dish preparation in with the pork croquette segment.

    • Pat and Gina talk about visiting a guy in Vermont and seeing his giant apple corer. This visit was part of their other Food Network show, Road Tasted with the Neelys, and referred to Bill Suhr from "Thanksgiving".

    • Some of tonight's pictures during the romance comment came from Pat and Gina's other Food Network series, Road Tasted with the Neelys.

    • Pat's reminisces about picking strawberries and strolling in flower gardens in San Diego, all activities that occurred in Road Tasted with the Neelys "San Diego: Sun-Sational"

    • Gina talks about visiting Utah and a business of which she can't remember the name while she and Pat prepare the mascarpone for the grilled nectarines. The place she can't remember is Beehive Cheese, and she would have been speaking to either Pat Ford or Tim Welsh, the co-owners. This was part of their Road Tasted with the Neelys show, seen in "Salt Lake City."

    Allusions (1)

    • Gina: I told you he was good with his hands. Remember that? This is referencing one of the promo spots the couple taped for the show. It starts out with the camera on their upper bodies and then it pans down as Gina says the line suggestively… to Pat's hands working the dry-rub into a cut of meat.

  • Fan Reviews (6)
  • homemade banana pudding

    By eleanorisom, Mar 20, 2013

  • By RML

    By rosehymanlawr, Mar 06, 2013

  • I enjoy watching the Neely's and trying new recipes from them, I only hope Food Network will stop changing their time schedule.

    By 1lovelyone, Oct 08, 2011

  • The show is great! It has a twist of real down home cooking and family recipes all intertwined into one show. It also brings love and fun, to the kitchen. It is refreshing, to see a couple have fun cooking and to also put some pizzaz into it!!

    By emaxwell2, Mar 23, 2008

  • Down Home With The Neelys combines good eating with family values. They only way you can top Pat and Gina for cuteness and genuine likability is to find you a kitten, y'all!

    By phainopepla95, Feb 19, 2011

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