Recipes from Today’s Show: Taco Night

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TODAY on MHTV: Tacos are a great weeknight meal since many of the components can be prepared in advance. Carnitas, slow-cooked pork browned in its own fat, make for a tender and crispy taco filling. Try topping the carnitas tacos with salsa cruda and set up a DIY taco bar with your other fav ingredients…. View Article
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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

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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DOGS, BOYS AND BREAKFAST

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Am missing this boy child terribly given his canceled flight home due to this horrendous NYC weather. This boy doggie misses him too–stalking me in the bedroom, kitchen, living room–another incorrigible yearling who needs more than this ladies exercise routine! Still–there is a household of other males who seem to evade the dog walking but… View Article
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PERNIL

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Bone-in pork shoulder (Pernil) is an awesome cut of meat. It’s where value + flavor= feeds a large crowd. Marinating in a combo of or single citrus (grapefruit, orange, lime), oregano, garlic, hot pepper, olive oil, salt and back pepper. Best after 2 days of marinating but I’ll be cooking this today and it’ll still… View Article

PRE SOCCER BREAKFAST

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Yes folks: sausage, bacon, baked beans, toast, egg and griddled tomato. Yes, this was eaten by a teenage boy several hours before his soccer tournament. (The foolproof fried egg technique from Mad Hungry was not followed by him). I wanted to add mushrooms too but he was like, no thanks. And, here’s the thing–it was… View Article
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WHILE-YOU-ARE-SLEEPING-TOMATO SAUCE

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One night last week, before traveling on a trip destined for a ski house populated with ten people, I decided to get ahead of the meal game. So, just before bedtime, I put a pork roast on one rack and this pan of tomatoes, shallots, garlic, thyme, olive oil, salt and pepper on another rack…. View Article

THE PIG IS HERE

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Here’s the thing as many of you know–if you start with kick ass ingredients there is not much to be done. Just show some restraint, pick a few flavors to add and get the heck out of the way. About 6 months ago, a friend who raises pigs, brought us some pork chops from the… View Article

ST. LOUIS AND BOOK GIVEAWAY

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From Portland, Maine (above with my family–mom Rose in black) last Friday until now–getting to St. Louis from Minneapolis was the only nightmare travel experience of the whole week. A series of 5-minute-too late events meant a missed flight/mad turbulence once we did get airborne and a general anxt-ridden morning which began at 5:00 am…. View Article
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