Recipes From Today’s Show: Restaurant Food at Home

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TODAY on MHTV: I’m creating a restaurant-worthy meal at home.  Herbed butter, spread on a cut baguette and popped in the oven is great on its own but also makes a great dipper for leftover sauce from my simple but delicious shrimp scampi. To add some green to the dinner table, I go for a favorite… View Article

Recipes From Today’s Show: Kid Friendly Menu

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Today on MHTV: Cooking for kids isn’t always easy, they can be picky, fussy and downright hard to please. They do, though, love eating with their hands so today I’m going to make some finger friendly foods that both the kids and adults can agree on. My turkey tacos are a great one-pot dish; all the ingredients… View Article

Recipes From Today’s Show: Easy Pantry Recipes

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TODAY on MHTV: There’s a few things I always like to keep in the pantry- pasta, oils and dried herbs- to name a few. If you’ve got pasta, try it with tuna and tomato; it’s a favorite of Calder’s and comes together in minutes. A quick and simple side salad gets lots of flavor from… View Article

Recipes from Today’s Show: Chicken Fricassee

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TODAY on MHTV I’m taking the classic cream-based Chicken Fricassee and giving it some Jamaican flavor with scotch bonnet peppers, onions and tomatoes.  I like to serve it over rice to soak up the extra juice and with a side of healthy sautéed greens, like spinach and cabbage. Get the recipes from this episode: Chicken Fricassee Mixed Greens… View Article

Recipes From Today’s Show: Stuffed Pasta Shells

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TODAY on MHTV:  I love making Stuffed Shells; it’s a dish that can easily be made ahead of time and can be dressed up or dressed down for any occasion. When I prepare them I make two trays; one to go in the oven for dinner that night and one to go in the freezer… View Article

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 easy arborio rice…. View Article

Recipes From Today’s Show: Make-Ahead Strategies

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TODAY on MHTV: I’m always on the lookout for creative ways to stretch one meal into two … or three, and I’ve found I can build almost a week’s worth of meals from one roast turkey breast. I add lime to the pan drippings to make a dressing for my turkey and corn salad. My… View Article

Recipes From Today’s Show: Rustic Italian

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TODAY on MHTV: All “rustic” Italian cooking means is that the food is fresh, simple and delicious. A no-cook tomato sauce can not only be made in advance, it’s also really easy—just rip the tomatoes and basil with your hands! Tuna steaks topped with mint sauce are a light main course and a great meal… View Article

Recipes From Today’s Show: Elegant Weeknight Meal

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TODAY on MHTV: My easy yet elegant vinegar-glossed chicken is great for entertaining guests or a weeknight family dinner and is always a big hit. I use a marinade of red-wine vinegar, rosemary, and garlic to add flavor and create a beautiful gloss on the meat, and then serve the chicken with a side of… View Article

Recipes From Today’s Show: Simple Japanese Restaurant Menu

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TODAY on MHTV: The flavors of Japanese cuisine are a big culinary inspiration for me, and today I’m sharing three of my favorite authentic recipes. Crispy pork tonkatsu (a breaded and deep-fried pork chop) is sliced and drizzled with a sweet and fresh dashi-mirin sauce. On the side: simple and light cabbage salad and my warm soba salad… View Article

Recipes From Today’s Show: Cast-Iron Skillet Recipes

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TODAY on MHTV: Anyone that knows me knows how much I love my cast iron pans. Today I’m dedicating a whole show to these awesome and versatile pans.  After I show you how to clean and season a cast-iron pan, I’m going to make a perfect fried egg, hearty steak pizzaiola and a beautiful old-fashioned… View Article

Good to Grill: Recipes Made for BBQs and Grilling

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With warmer weather upon is, it’s officially the kickoff of grilling season! Here’s some of our favorite Mad Hungry recipes that were made for warm summer days by the grill. Drinks Cucumber Mint Gin and Tonic Limeade Michelada Beer Cocktail Pineappleade Tarragon Lemonade Grapefruit  Thyme Cocktail Sides & Salads California Cobb Salad Classic Coleslaw Chilled… View Article

Recipes From Today’s Show: Company’s Coming

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TODAY on MHTV: Make something that will impress your guests without driving you crazy in the process. Pork tenderloin and roasted vegetables are cooked in the same pan and topped with a fig chutney. On the side, a beautiful tomato and roasted beet salad is topped with shredded mint, and an open-faced plum cake for… View Article

Recipes From Today’s Show: Simple French Cooking

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TODAY on MHTV: With a few basic techniques, French food is easy to recreate at home. Pan-sauteed sole cooks over high heat with just a little fat, really showcasing the fish’s delicate, flakey texture. Tournéd steamed potatoes and barely touched spinach are elegant and easy sides, while coconut topped meringues for dessert couldn’t be simpler…or… View Article

Recipes From Today’s Show: Classic Mediterranean Dishes

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TODAY on MHTV:  My mom, Rose, joins me in the kitchen to make a Mediterranean feast that’s a lot simpler than it sounds. Roast leg of lamb, stuffed artichokes, and a healthy tabbouleh salad. Plus, you can turn the leftovers into an easy weeknight meal. Get the recipes from this episode: Roast Leg of Lamb… View Article

Recipes From Today’s Show: Chicken Chili Menu

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TODAY on MHTV: A pot of hearty chicken chili will be a big hit with the fam, especially when each serving is topped with corn muffin croutons. If you have leftovers, pile the chili on tortilla chips for homemade nachos with some serious flavor. More from the show. Get the recipes from this episode: Chicken… View Article

Recipes From Today’s Show: Southern Cooking

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TODAY on MHTV: My Louisiana-based brother Jim is here to help me serve up food with some serious Southern hospitality. Golden and crispy chicken fried steak with gravy, brown sugar-coated candied sweet potatoes and collard greens cooked with smoked bacon. Get the recipes from this episode: Chicken Fried Steak Candied Sweet Potatoes Collard Greens Get… View Article

Recipes From Today’s Show: Breakfast for Dinner

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TODAY on MHTV: “Brinner”- breakfast for dinner- is never met with a complaint in my household. I created these recipes with breakfast in mind, but they work for dinner too — especially on those days when there’s nothing in the house to eat, since most of the ingredients are basic pantry items. Burritos stuffed with… View Article

Recipes From Today’s Show: American Classics

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TODAY on MHTV: One of the perks of my job is that I’m able to travel and taste the dank local specialties. But nothing beats a good old-fashioned road trip  — or road food–with my family. Today, Calder, Luca, and I are re-creating some of our faves: crispy onion rings, chocolate malts, and warm, melty French… View Article

Recipes From Today’s Show: Hot Sauce

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Today on MHTV: We love hot sauce in my family, and with good reason! It’s a great addition to meals that easily adds flavor. Today’s show is all about the Quinn family’s favorite condiment: New-Orleans style beans, crunchy sesame chicken wings and my own easy-to-make hot sauce. For the hot-sauce weary: although my boys love… View Article