Meat-Filled Monday

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  While I aspire to a more meatless meal time (sort of), I remain surrounded by a group of young men (and their pops) who really want to eat meat at mealtime. It doesn’t mean they don’t love the veggies nestled up next to the meat—it just means that meat tends to be the main… View Article

Epic Fried Chicken Situation

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While many of my brethren and sistren are doing January cleanse and clean-up routines, I find myself sinking into a comfort food vibe. It doesn’t seem like smoothie weather to me—I want deep hearty soups, fluffy pancakes and homemade bread. As for the ‘health’ part, I just make sure to eat lots of fruits, vegetables and… View Article

Recipes from Today’s Show: Italian Comfort Food

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TODAY on MHTV: The traditional Italian recipes I grew up with will always rank high on my list of the most comforting meals to make my own family and friends. 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… 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: State Fair

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TODAY on MHTV: The food at state fairs is always filled with nostalgia and comfort, and today I’m recreating some of those delicious dishes at home — sweet and savory corn dogs coated in a cornbread batter and fried, colorful candied apples, and funnel cake. Get the recipes from this episode: Corn Dog Funnel Cake… View Article

Recipes from Today’s Show: Autumn Comfort Food

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TODAY on MHTV: When that first hint of fall hits the air, my stomach responds in a big way. Today, I’ve got a serious craving for a warm bowl of farmhouse chicken chowder and some savory cheddar drop biscuits. I’m spiking a pear and sparkling-cider cocktail with warming bourbon — the perfect accompaniment to curling… 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: Mushroom Pasta Dinner

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  TODAY on MHTV: When I’m in the mood for some quick comfort food, I think pasta. I’ve been trying to go meatless once a week, so I’m making a nutty, golden mushroom sauce with cremini mushrooms, Parmesan, cream, and a little white wine. Pomodoro salad is a longtime family favorite; preparing it reminds me… View Article