Home Cooked! With Julie Goodwin is the second show to come from a former MasterChef Australia contestant, following season one runner-up's Poh Ling Yeow's foray into the over-saturated cooking show market with Poh's Kitchen on the ABC.
"I have been so encouraged by the number of people who have told me they've rediscovered a passion for cooking. For me there's nothing more important and enjoyable than bringing family and friends together for a home-cooked meal," Julie said.
With recipes ranging from those passed down through generations to dishes designed for working parents with time constraints, each episode will follow a theme in keeping with Goodwin's focus on simple, yet delicious home-cooked meals.
"We're all so busy these days that people don't feel they have the time to cook. So I really want to show the audience how quick and easy meals can be fun to make and delicious to eat," Julie said.
Each episode will also feature a celebrity guest who will be given tips and tricks for creating their own meals at home. Some of the names already announced include Steve Waugh, Amanda Keller, Ricki-Lee Coulter and Gyton Grantley.
Grantley (Underbelly, 30 Seconds) will appear in the first episode of the show, which includes thick chicken noodle soup, slow-cooked lamb shanks, crispy pork belly with Julie's secret to crispy crackling, and chocolate fondant, which is aptly-named Winter Warmers.
Home Cooked! With Julie Goodwin premieres 5:30pm August 7 on Nine.