Recipes from Today’s Show: Stuffed Pasta Shells

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TODAY on MHTV: This stuffed shell recipe, courtesy of my brother David, is creamy and full of flavor thanks to ingredients like prosciutto and radicchio. Make it in advance and store it in the freezer for the next time you’re expecting a big crowd. On the side, broccoli rabe is simmered until it’s tender and… View Article

Recipes from Today’s Show: Restaurant Food at Home

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TODAY on MHTV: We all have our fave go-to spots for dining out—for me it’s anything Italian—but sometimes you just want to have that delicious restaurant meal in your own home. To get things going, toasted herb-buttered bread; use it to soak up the sauce from succulent shrimp scampi. Serve it with a creamy egg-based… View Article

MAD Hungry MY Way: Desperation Frittata

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One of the keys to feeding a mad hungry family is finding random ingredients in the pantry or fridge and turning them into a full-fledged meal. We got an email from Gigi Williams who gave us a peak inside her cupboard and her “Desperation Frittata”. Check out her amazing dinner and how it came to… View Article

Recipes from Today’s Show: Rustic Italian

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TODAY on MHTV: These recipes all use simple, fresh ingredients and can be made anytime for any occasion. A no-cook tomato sauce can be prepared in advance and tossed in pasta when you’re ready to eat. Serve the pasta as a first course followed by seared tuna steaks with mint sauce and slow-cooked Neapolitan-style green… View Article
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Pizza, Pasta and Polpette

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[picasa username=”lsq713″ albumname=”MaialinoMotorino”] Decided to pretend we were on vacation in our own town for a few days. NYC is a dream on holiday weekends in the summer. You can get into restaurants, movies etc etc–all those things ordinarily so crowded. Always on the pizza quest, we are– with best ones rotating in and out… View Article
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Cozy Winter August Meal

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I know I know–I shouldn’t look a gift cook in the mouth, but–I’m just saying….
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When You Think THere’s No Food in The House to Cook

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[picasa username=”lsq713″ albumname=”NothingInTheHouseToCookRedCabbagePasta”] It happens to all of us. We get home-from work or whatever. You think you have no food , no plans but its 7:00, there are hungry people around you and even if you order pizza or Chinese, it’ll take too long. The guys were defeated and I almost too but I… View Article
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Techno-Glitch and More

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[picasa username=”lsq713″ albumname=”TechnoGlitchSpaghetti510″] Somehow–the last blog post was a strangely cut off review from Stephanie about Mad hungry which I attempted to post because I loved it. Here is the actual link http://www.thegoodtastereview.com/. Sorry for any frustrations. Meanwhile–here at a Thursday, post-meal rest after a long work week are a couple of things. First off–in… View Article
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Sun is Setting, The Weather is Sweet

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[picasa username=”lsq713″ albumname=”SunIsSettingTheWeatherIsSweet”] Change of plans. Brought home some fresh seafood from Lobster Place at Chelsea Market after the Save The Children event. I thought I’d grill everything but pooped out before the grill could get fired. Fish cook son wanted to cook everything anyway–his way. My contribution? The cocktails: Rum and Ginga. Ice, bitters,… View Article

LAME BIRTHDAY DINNER

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After the whole soccer day extravaganza, I arrived home at 6:00–the dogs unwalked and a whole sink full of dishes (natch–the dishwasher and drainer was full of clean dishes) which means–no one could ever possibly put them away without an instruction manual. Needless to say, I was quite cranky AND poor hubby–it WAS his birthday…. View Article
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