Recipes from Today’s Show: Italian Comfort Food

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TODAY on MHTV: To me, there are few things more comforting than the Italian meals I grew up with. My friend Randi Harris, a new mother, is stopping by to learn a few of my favorites: a cozy chicken livornese, braised in a rich stew of olives, capers, and plum tomatoes, and served with my… View Article

Recipes from Today’s Show: Vegetarian Italian Dinner

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TODAY on MHTV: I came home to find some beautiful fresh eggplants on the counter, so those are going into one of my recent inventions — eggplant Parm stacks. Think of it as deconstructed eggplant Parmesan, ready in half the time with twice the flavor. I’m rounding out my Italian vegetarian dinner with ricotta bruschetta,… View Article

Recipes from Today’s Show: Busy-Day Breakfast

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TODAY on MHTV: In the morning rush of to-dos, breakfast is often the first thing dropped from the list. But it doesn’t take more than a few minutes to whip up my nutritious “milk and cookies” smoothie, swirled with crushed English biscuits and peanut butter. My creamy spiced oatmeal is ready in 15, and if… View Article

Recipes from Today’s Show: Simple Entertaining

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TODAY on MHTV: Whenever someone asks for an entertaining idea that’s simple, sophisticated, and budget-friendly, I usually think mussels. My brother David is here and we’re baking the dark-blue mollusks inside a parchment pocket with white wine and a tomato-parsley sauce. Eggplant dip with warm flatbread and crisp veggies is a no-fail appetizer, and fresh… View Article

Recipes from Today’s Show: Season Premiere: American Classics

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TODAY on MHTV: One of the perks of my job is traveling and tasting the local specialties. But nothing beats a good old-fashioned road trip with my family — or good old-fashioned road food. Today, Calder, Luca, and I are re-creating some of our faves: crispy onion rings, chocolate malts, and warm, melty French dip sandwiches… View Article
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Recipes from Today’s Show: Steak House Supper

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TODAY on MHTV: When the weather gets cooler, I start to crave hearty, meaty dishes like this Latin-style skirt steak marinated with garlic and lime, grilled onions and peppers, a watercress-radish salad, and two no-cook sides: smashed tomatoes and deconstructed guacamole. More from the Show. Get the recipes: Grilled Latin-Style Skirt Steak Grilled Onions and… View Article

Recipes from Today’s Show: Light and Easy Recipes

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TODAY on MHTV: My quick-cooking chicken paillard has layers and layers of flavor: garlic, lemon, thyme, and pepper. Pair it with a crisp arugula-and-radicchio salad, and you’ve got yourself a light and healthy dinner — with plenty of room for dessert! For something sweet, I’m making homemade raspberry sauce to pour over store-bought Italian ices. More… View Article

Recipes from Today’s Show: Meatless Dinner: Fritters and Stew

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TODAY on MHTV: There’s no better time than now to try a new vegetarian dish, and you won’t miss the meat one bit in this hearty pumpkin vegetable curry stew. On the side, coconut milk and minced chili pepper add a little sugar and spice to cornmeal fritters. More from the show. Get the recipes from… View Article

Recipes from Today’s Show: Italian Comfort Food

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TODAY on MHTV: I’m sharing a recipe for Italian meat loaf, aka polpette. This version has a few secret ingredients that add tremendous depth of flavor. Chunky ricotta mashed potatoes and steamed spinach make no-fail sides, and my Great-Aunt Carolina’s taralli cookies have a touch of Marsala wine and a light lemon glaze. It’s comfort food… View Article

Recipes from Today’s Show: Roasted Chicken Dinner

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TODAY on MHTV: I’m always on the lookout for new ways to prepare roast chicken, and this lemon-herb version is one of my all-time favorites. On the side, I’m making collard greens with bacon and my husband’s specialty, rice and noodle pilaf. For dessert, broiled grapefruit halves with a touch of brown sugar are the… View Article
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