WHILE-YOU-ARE-SLEEPING-TOMATO SAUCE

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One night last week, before traveling on a trip destined for a ski house populated with ten people, I decided to get ahead of the meal game. So, just before bedtime, I put a pork roast on one rack and this pan of tomatoes, shallots, garlic, thyme, olive oil, salt and pepper on another rack…. View Article

STIR FRYING

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Quick Stir-Fry Recipes Make a nutritious and delicious meal in no time with tasty stir-fry recipes for shrimp and scallions and honey-ginger chicken with peppers and white rice from “Everyday Food Every Wednesday” and Lucinda Scala Quinn. Plus, Martha’s crafting a plant stand with Broadway star Victor Garber (“Present Laughter”). Watch the Preview Today on… View Article
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EGG ON RICE

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Basically fried egg on any leftover works for this boys breakfast. The fried egg technique in Mad Hungry works like a charm to avoid a gooby, runny top and overcooked bottom. Seems like a big duh but have heard from a few folks who claim to have finally fried the perfect egg.
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BREAKFAST SANDWICH

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It seems so basic, almost like a, duh–but, creating a breakfast sandwich with some soul takes a some thoughtful technique. Now I’m not saying MH’s is the only way–it’s just that after quite a few years I know it rocks hard every time. If you’re interested in the exact method I use, check the video… View Article

THANKSGIVING LEFT-OVERS ROLLED UP

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ยจ I got the idea from my interview with The Washington Post (see clip on right side). I had fun up there making crepes for a stroy on MH which ran a week ago Weds and justifiably needed a Thanksgiving angle. The reporter Bonnie had a great idea to make the crepes and use them… View Article

THE T-GIVING BIRD

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http://www.youtube.com/get_player I am having a blast preparing the turkey. Weber-grilling is the path I take in order to keep the ovens free for everything else. Above shows the grill prep and then–a 360 of the beauty while cooking. Recipe in Mad Hungry. Happy Thanksgiving all.
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TAG TEAMING

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For those that have at least one able bodied moderately semi-adult human in their house, it is good to cultivate the tag teaming approach (as I’ve been saying in my cross country raps). Case in point here. I took some ribs out of the freezer and suggested (asked) first born son who was home to… View Article
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FAUX APPLE PIE

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I was really headed toward an old fashioned apple pie. The apple varieties in the farmers markets are peaking right now so I purchased a combo of sweet and tart apples (love the Black Twig). Plans had it for dessert Saturday after butternut squash risotto, roast pork loin and green salad but I pooped out… View Article
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THE PIG IS HERE

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Here’s the thing as many of you know–if you start with kick ass ingredients there is not much to be done. Just show some restraint, pick a few flavors to add and get the heck out of the way. About 6 months ago, a friend who raises pigs, brought us some pork chops from the… View Article

HANDMADE CAPPUCCINO

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After years of machines, battery operated foamers and overpriced coffee house coffee, we’ve perfected the handmade cappuccino which I’ve come to love more than most (except perhaps one in an Italian cafe but that’s another story). As for the actual coffee, many kinds of beans are good but few are as consistent Illy: dark roast… View Article
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BACK TO SALAD

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Here’s that crunchy, dry, cold lettuce I’m talking about (see 9/24/09 post): at the ready in the fridge. Green Goddess Dressing from MH cookbook, served in spears for dipping. Just when I think the tomatoes are history, a few more ripen on the vine. Once again and this time with feeling, what else?, meat and… View Article
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SWISS CHARD STEMS A LA AL DI LA

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The indirect grill set-up for the ribs (I used 2 small Webers). Just stack as many racks as you need side by side like playing cards, cover and open vents. Cook about an hour plus, rotating periodically. But, enough about the ribs. On the side was sauteed swiss chard and red onions AND, grilled chard… View Article
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BREAKFAST CEREAL AND MUNCHIE FOOD

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For anyone who doesn’t know, breakfast must be eaten by emerging beings, especially the boy variety. If you make it they will come. When they eat it they will know: functionality improves. It took years of crappy cereal buying to realize the value of homemade granola. Ingredients can be controlled and slightly varied for weekly… View Article
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DINNER ORGANIZED

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If you have your food shopping act together life is so much easier meaning–if the fridge is full, get up in the morning, throw the meat in a marinade and forget about dinner until its time to cook. This am–put 2 3lb chix (backbones removed by cutting up both sides of it with kitchen shears)… View Article
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TAKE OUT

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Speed cooking before work, have 40 min-why? I relented and ordered in last night: yuk and expensive! So, coffee for me (duh) oatmeal for us and pork chops, collards and rice for them–a nice light summer meal, lol.
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