Recipes From Today’s Show: Fuss-Free Party

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Today on MHTV: Having a party doesn’t have to mean long-to-prepare, high-mainetence food; today I’m making recipes that are all “fuss free”.  Finger foods like Lemon-Parsley Gougeres and Bacon-Wrapped Dates are easy to pick up and prepare while my Green Apple Martinis and Blood Orange Punch can be prepped ahead of the party. The star… View Article
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Recipes from Today’s Show: Holiday Cocktail Party

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During the holidays, we all find ourselves floating from party to party and with such busy schedules, I try to entertain easily with fun bite-sized food. Today, I’m going to show you how to shrink down popular dinner dishes into perfect bites.  That way, your guests can keep their drink in hand while still munching… View Article

Recipes from Today’s Show: Holiday Brunch

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With the holidays, comes A LOT of entertaining.  I love sit down, formal dinners but sometimes, a fun, casual brunch is the better way to go.  With a big buffet-style brunch, you’re not waking up at the crack of dawn to get everything on the table.  Instead, you can make plenty in advance and sleep… View Article

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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Happy Mother’s Day

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Hey mama’s: I hope you get to chill with your own mom or at least with the spirit of her momness. I’ll be soccer mom-ing it today—with pleasure. And—I’ve dropped enough of my own hints as to what might make me happy today foodwise all of which involve being with my boys and enjoying a… View Article
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Recipes from Today’s Show: Mother’s Day Menu

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TODAY on MHTV: Mother’s Day is a big day for me for lots of reasons. Of course, being a mom myself makes it special but I always want to honor my own mom, Rosemary, too. I’m making a menu that is worthy of a celebration but won’t take all day to prepare, so I can… View Article
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Recipes from Today’s Show: Easter Feast

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TODAY on MHTV: Every year my family and I enjoy a big spread for Easter that’s full of seasonal ingredients, and this year I’m using two of my favorites: lamb and artichokes. I’m roasting a leg of lamb that’s been butterflied and rolled up with a filling of savory artichoke hearts, pancetta, and Parmesan cheese… View Article
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Recipes From Today’s Show: Fuss-Free Party Ideas

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TODAY on MHTV: Don’t stress about putting together a fun cocktail party—I’ll show you how to set up a casual, buffet-style bash in just a couple hours. With great cocktails like blood orange punch and a few easy finger foods (bacon-wrapped dates and cheese balls 3 ways) you’ll be on your way to a great… View Article
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