When Is Chicken Parm not Parm?

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  When you realize there isn’t any Parmesan cheese or mozzarella in the fridge BUT, you thought that there was. The Burrata, brought home from a catering job by Miles just looked like mozz. I remembered a tub of store-bought preshredded Romano cheese languishing in the back of the fridge. And here’s the thing about… 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: Vegetarian Italian Dinner

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TODAY on MHTV: I came home to find some beautiful fresh eggplants on the counter, so those are going into one of my recent inventions — eggplant Parm stacks. Think of it as deconstructed eggplant Parmesan, ready in half the time with twice the flavor. I’m rounding out my Italian vegetarian dinner with ricotta bruschetta, salad, and… View Article

Recipes From Today’s Show: Chicken Milanese

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TODAY on MHTV: Chicken Milanese is one of our family’s favorite dishes, especially CQ (who’s on the show today). Butterflying the chicken breast before breading and frying helps to keep the chicken tender and juicy—it makes all the difference. Round out the meal with simple and healthy spinach with lemon and homestyle spaghetti pomodoro. Get… View Article

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: 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: 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: A Taste of Italy

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Today on MHTV: I love Italian food for it’s simple ingredients and delicious flavors that take minimal effort; it’s one of my favorite cuisines to cook in the kitchen, so today is my take on a “taste of Italy”. Fresh tuna steak with capers and onions gets tossed with frisee and served over chiocciole, a… View Article

Recipes from Today’s Show: My Son’s Italian Food Cravings

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TODAY on MHTV: Luca’s been craving hearty Italian dishes, so I’m giving into his stomach’s requests. I add some protein to my creamy fettuccini Alfredo with chicken and for some added green to the plate, I’m serving up sauteed asparagus and crudities with an Italian-style vinaigrette. And for the sweet ending? An amaretti cookie parfait…. View Article

Recipes from Today’s Show: Italian Osso Buco

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TODAY on MHTV: Osso Buco is a classic Italian dish of braised veal shank, and one that I love to make. Just so happens the hubs picked up some veal shanks at the store. It’s typically served with risotto Milanese, which is flavored with saffron. If I have any leftover risotto, I chill it, form… View Article
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Recipes from Today’s Show: Favorite Italian Recipes

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TODAY on MHTV @ 11:30 am ET: Growing up, my Italian family cooked a lot. There’s so many dishes I love, but I have a few that are hands-down my favorites. Linguine with clams, garlic, and chile is pretty close to the top of the list, then fish fillets with rosemary and olives aren’t far… View Article
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Recipes from Today’s Show: Italian Comfort Food

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TODAY on MHTV: Some of my favorite foods are family recipes. My husband’s recipe for Italian meatloaf, polpette, has a secret ingredient that gives it a major flavor boost. On the side, chunky ricotta mashed potatoes and steamed spinach are a snap, and for dessert, my Aunt Lina’s wine taralli cookies. More from the show…. View Article
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Recipes from Today’s Show: Quick, Impatient Pasta

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TODAY on MHTV: Keep hungry family members in check with a quick-cook appetizer of grilled calamari while you work on the main course: spaghetti amatraciana. For dessert, a smooth Italian custard, zabaglione, spooned over raspberries is absolutely heavenly. More from the show. Get the recipes from this episode: Grilled Calamari Spaghetti Amatraciana Zabaglione Get the… View Article
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Recipes from Today’s Show: Chicken Parmesan Menu

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TODAY on MHTV @ 11:30 am ET: Chicken Parmesan–lightly fried chicken breasts, tomato sauce, and cheese–is a great make-ahead dinner, plus a quick side of blanched spinach and creamy lemon souffle pudding for dessert. More from the show. Get the recipes from this episode: Chicken Parmesan Blanched Spinach Lemon Souffle Pudding Watch ”Mad Hungry with… View Article
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Recipes from Today’s Show: Eggplant Rollatini

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TODAY on MHTV: Some of you might remember when I went to visit the 4th grade class in Garden City, NY who are big MH fans. I had such a great experience that I invited their teacher, John Contratti, to come on the show and cook his favorite dishes. We’re making eggplant rollatini, an Italian-American… View Article
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Recipes From Today’s Show: Burger Night

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TODAY on MHTV: I’m in the kitchen CQ and Alec and we’re gearing up for the weekend with homemade burgers. A build-your-own-burger bar is a fun way to let everyone top their burgers and on the side, I’m serving Italian fries baked in the oven with cheese and herbs. More from the show. Get the… View Article
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Recipes from Today’s Show: Burger Night

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TODAY on MHTV: It’s Friday and after a long week there’s nothing better than a fun, relaxing meal. Start off with an easy hamburger recipe and build-your-own-burger bar so everyone can top their burgers any way they like. But, a burger is nothing without a side of fries; our Italian fries are baked in the… View Article
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