Beer, Bourbon & BBQ

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Yup, that’s the name of the this traveling eatdrink circus.  Today was the first 2014 tour stop in NYC at the Tunnel on 11th Ave and 28th.  It’s really a great, well-curated round up of bourbons & ryes & beers & hot sauce & cravaeable eats. Festival founder Greg and the awesome food/drinks curator Monica… View Article
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Mad Hungry Fourth of July

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No matter what my plans are for the Fourth of July, I always make sure they involve some of my favorite summer recipes. For me, the best way to relax and celebrate is with good food, family, and friends. If you’re looking for some inspiration for this Thursday, here are some recipes made for warm… View Article

Recipes from Today’s Show: Indoor BBQ, Autumn Comfort, Improvisational Pantry, Cast Iron Pans

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At 10AM TODAY on MHTV: Indoor BBQ. Summer may be over, but that doesn’t mean you have to say goodbye to BBQ. Get the recipes: Pulled Pork North Carolina BBQ Sauce Classic Coleslaw Black Tea and Citrus Pitcher Simple Grilled Peaches At 10:30AM TODAY on MHTV: Autumn Comfort.When that first hint of fall hits the… View Article

Recipes From Today’s Show: Easy BBQ Menu

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TODAY on MHTV: My family loves BBQ and with a little make ahead prep, it’s perfect for a weeknight meal. I marinate pork shoulder chops in garlic, sage and some beer for a flavorful marinade that will keep them juicy, then brush them with a tangy BBQ sauce before I toss them on the grill…. 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: Easy BBQ Menu

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TODAY on MHTV: My family loves BBQ—really, who doesn’t?—with a little make ahead prep, it’s perfect for a weeknight meal. I soak pork shoulder chops in a flavorful beer-infused marinade to keep them juicy, then brush them with a tangy BBQ sauce before I toss them on the grill. For some green, a crunchy kale slaw drizzled… View Article

Recipes from Today’s Show: Indoor BBQ

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TODAY on MHTV: Summer may be over, but that doesn’t mean you have to say goodbye to BBQ. My pulled pork starts with a rub of brown sugar, cumin, and paprika. Then I braise it in Guinness beer until it’s so tender it pulls apart at the slightest touch. I serve it with my tangy… View Article

Recipes from Today’s Show: Richie’s Famous Ribs

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  TODAY on MHTV: My husband, Richie, makes the best baby back ribs. Not one to write down his recipes, I had to follow him around the kitchen to get the details on the dry rub. The result is a perfect balance of salt, sweet, and spice. To round out the meal, slow-cooked baked beans… View Article
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Recipes from Today’s Show: Indoor BBQ Recipes

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  TODAY on MHTV: Whenever I see gray clouds rolling in the morning of a planned cookout, I put my no-fail backup plan into action. Even though they’re oven-roasted, my St. Louis-style ribs are full of smoky flavor — the secret is in the dry rub of brown sugar and spices. And whether I’m indoors… View Article
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Recipes from Today’s Show: July 4th BBQ

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TODAY on MHTV: July 4th is this weekend and we are ready to celebrate! I’m basting grilled chicken with my homemade figgy bbq sauce—it’s a little sweet and a little sour and tastes great on all kinds of meat, not just chicken.  A from-scratch mayonnaise is an easy, all-purpose mix-in for potato salads, coleslaws, and… View Article
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Fourth of July Celebration

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[picasa username=”lsq713″ albumname=”FourthofJuly”] For me, Memorial day marks the beginning of summer and is celebrated with the grill. Come 4th of July, I take a break from the hot coals and hit the coast. My mom lives by the beach in Massachusetts & my brothers and I try to descend on “Glousta” at least once… View Article
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Recipes from Today’s Show: July 4th BBQ

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TODAY on MHTV: We’re celebrating the 4th in style! Grilled chicken is basted with a homemade sweet-and-sour figgy bbq sauce made of black Mission figs and balsamic vinegar. Then, I add crunchy cornichons and peppadew peppers to an all-purpose, from-scratch mayo (think potato salad, coleslaw, etc.) Finally, a patriotic red, white, and blue icebox cake… View Article
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Recipes from Today’s Show: Richie’s Famous Ribs

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TODAY on MHTV: Hands down, the best baby back ribs are made by my husband, Richie. He doesn’t use a recipe though, so I had to follow him around until I got everything down. The ribs are rubbed down with a homemade mix of salty, spicy and sweet and then basted with bbq sauce that… View Article
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Recipes from Today’s Show: New Orleans Menu

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TODAY on MHTV: There’s nothing like the food you’ll find in New Orleans with its mix of Cajun, Creole and Southern flavors. My brother Jim lives in Louisiana and he’s nailed how to make the best “barbecued” shrimp, a staple in that part of the country. On the side, string beans tossed with 3 kinds… View Article

Recipes From Today’s Show: Easy BBQ Menu

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TODAY on MHTV: My family loves BBQ—really, who doesn’t?—with a little make ahead prep, it’s perfect for a weeknight meal. I soak pork shoulder chops in a flavorful beer-infused marinade to keep them juicy, then brush them with a tangy BBQ sauce before I toss them on the grill. For some green, a crunchy kale… View Article
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Recipes From Today’s Show: Indoor BBQ Recipes

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TODAY on MHTV @ 11:30 a.m. ET: Everybody loves BBQ and today CQ and I are making it in the kitchen instead of on the grill. Grilling inside doesn’t mean you sacrifice the flavor when there’s no real smoke and fire. Instead, we build flavor; St. Louis-style ribs get a dry rub of brown sugar,… View Article
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Recipes From Today’s Show: Indoor BBQ Recipes

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TODAY on MHTV: It’s January; not exactly outdoor grilling weather in most parts of the country but that doesn’t mean you can’t have bbq anyway. Calder is helping make my St. Louis style ribs—they taste just as good in the oven as they do on the grill and served up with tangy coleslaw and potato… View Article
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Recipes from Today’s Show: Indoor BBQ Recipes

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TODAY on MHTV: Calder joins me in the kitchen along with several great BBQ recipes. We’re making St. Louis style baby back ribs coated in BBQ sauce, cooked until they’re fall-off-the-bone tender…WITHOUT an outdoor grill. We’ll also be whipping up two great sides; potato salad and a sweet, tangy coleslaw. More from the show. Get… View Article

GUEST BLOGGER: A SON’S FRIEND

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[picasa username=”lsq713″ albumname=”GuestBloggerSonSFriendBBQ”] I received this meal recap from one of my sons friends about his grilling adventures this weekend. This guy has spent many a barbecue at my home over the years and I am the friend he refers to who he called for how-to reco’s. The story is really funny. He writes of… View Article
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Rib Dinner

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[picasa username=”lsq713″ albumname=”RibDinner510″] Here was the deal. I’d get ribs–enough for everyone, meaning one rack per person (an investment). That’s all I had to deal with shopping-wise. In this house you don’t even want to cook ribs unless you’re SURE they’ll be enough.
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