Recipe’s From Today’s Show: Easy Indian Menu

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TODAY on MHTV: This meal is full of flavor and truly easy to put together. I slow-cook chicken in an Indian-spiced sauce and on side, serve up vegetable biryani (think rice pilaf). For dessert, a no-cook bowl of macerated oranges and dates. More from the show. Get the recipes from this episode: Indian-Spiced Chicken Vegetable… View Article

Recipes From Today’s Show: Seafood Paella Dinner

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TODAY on MHTV: One of the best things you can do if you’re having company is focus on one really awesome dish, and it’s even better if you can make it all in the same pan. Seafood paella is one of those dishes and in my version I use fresh clams, halibut and spicy Portuguese… View Article

Recipes from Today’s Show: Improvisational Pantry

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TODAY on MHTV: Some days you’ve just got to make do with what’s on hand. Today, I’m turning ordinary pantry items into dishes that sing. I’m seasoning black beans with garlic and cumin, preparing a tomato and chickpea sauce for pasta, and giving popcorn a pop with chili powder and lime. Finally, I’m whipping up… View Article

Recipes from Today’s Show: New Twist on Flat-Roast Chicken

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TODAY on MHTV: You’re all pretty familiar with my flat-roasted, or spatchcocked, chicken. This is the same approach except this time I’m giving it a boost with Asian flavors.  I’m roasting the bird with citrus, soy, and garlic and serving it with a side of coconut rice and a beet and watercress salad. More from… View Article
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Recipes from Today’s Show: Easy Indian Meal

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TODAY on MHTV: This meal is full of flavor and truly easy to put together. I slow-cook chicken in an Indian-spiced sauce and on side, serve up vegetable biryani (think rice pilaf). For dessert, a no-cook bowl of macerated oranges and dates. More from the show. Get the recipes from this episode: Indian-Spiced Chicken Vegetable… View Article
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Recipes from Today’s Show: Rice Two Ways

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TODAY on MHTV: Calder and Luca are both home and I’m showing them how to make their favorite rice recipes, using regular leftover rice. First up, I shred tangy-sweet poached salmon into rice with pine nuts, raisins, and mint. Then something totally different: Thai-style fried rice with seared strips of pork loin and spicy green… View Article
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Recipe’s from Today’s Show: Weeknight Dinner Challenge Winner

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TODAY on MHTV: It’s finally here: I’m making the winning recipe from our Weeknight Dinner Challenge! Pam Glynn sent in an easy, delicious, hearty recipe that won us over instantly. This one-pan dinner has got it all: flavorful marinated chicken, healthy garbanzo beans, and juicy tomatoes. Then, everything is roasted until its golden and caramelized… View Article
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Recipes from Today’s Show: Easy Indian

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TODAY on MHTV: I came up with this menu after riffing on some delicious food Luca and I had at an Indian restaurant in the city. To make it easy on myself at home, I decided to braise chicken thighs in a rich tomato sauce and serve it with a side of vegetable biryani; similar… View Article
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Recipes from Today’s Show: Calder’s Birthday

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TODAY on MHTV: It’s CQ’s birthday! We’re not having a big party but we are celebrating, so I’m turning to my pantry to help me prepare for this impromptu shindig. Clusters of tagliatelle noodles are nestled into cooked Arborio rice and buttery sautéed mushrooms for a side dish that works well with my orange caramelized… View Article
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Recipes from Today’s Show: Twist on Flat Roasted Chicken

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TODAY on MHTV: Flat roasted (spatchcocked) chicken is one of my go-to recipes it cooks quickly but the meat stays moist and the skin gets crispy. This time I’m changing things up and putting an Asian spin on it with a citrus, soy sauce, garlic marinade. On the side, coconut rice is a sweet complement… View Article

Recipes from Today’s Show: Rice Two Ways

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TODAY on MHTV: Leftovers never go to waste in our home and today I’m showing Calder and Luca how to make the most of some leftover rice with a few fresh ingredients. Anything you can make in advance is a bonus, so poaching & chilling salmon so it can be flaked into a cold rice… View Article
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Recipes From Today’s Show: Indian Vegetarian Dinner

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TODAY on MHTV: Indian cuisine can seem intimidating if you’ve never made it before but today’s vegetarian feast is a great introduction. Served together as a meal or separately as sides, dishes like cucumber yogurt salad and chickpeas spiced with cinnamon, cumin and coriander really bring out the flavors of Indian cooking and are guaranteed… View Article

Recipes From Today’s Show: Chicken and Dumplings

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TODAY on MHTV: Fluffy, herb-flecked dumplings are added to a pot of tender chicken and broth—it’s the perfect one-pot meal to cozy up to in the cold weather. Something I like to include in this dish is vegetables that don’t get enough love—turnips, rutabagas, and parsnips. They’re delicious, good for you and good for adding… View Article

Recipes from Today’s Show: Roasted Chicken Dinner

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TODAY on MHTV: I probably make roast chicken once a week; the juicy, golden brown birds (I make 2 chickens at a time to make sure I have enough for everyone plus extra for sandwiches the next day) are rubbed with herbs and lemons. On the side, braised collard greens with bacon and my husband… View Article

Week Night Dinner

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How happy I was to come home to dinner tonight–shopped for and cooked by hubs. Served and cleaned up for by first born son. SOmetimes–SOMEtimes things work out how you hoped and prayed they might. All that training, and I do mean good home training pays off now and then. THanks boyzzz. All recipes from… View Article
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STEAK DINNER

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[picasa username=”lsq713″ albumname=”SteakDinner810″] I took one whole week off of blog/facebook/twitter etc. No special reason–just a little vacation from the techno-frontlines because I want these activities to stay fun–not burdensome. And, this is the first time all year that–with sons all out of town, hubs and I ate out four whole nights which is very… View Article
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BUT THERE’S NOTHING IN THE HOUSE TO EAT

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Once again, it’s dinner time. No one can figure out what to eat ’cause, well–“there’s nothing in the house.” So the inertia builds until I come home from work and try not to get irritated because there’s ALWAYS something to be made. Even a heel of cheese and some tortillas can be whipped up in… View Article
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THAI FRIED RICE

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It is impossible to describe what it means for me to have a new stove. All of you must think I have the latest and the greatest of all appliances in my home. Truth is, I have the oldest, the worst, the last legs-until-there’s-nothing -left appliances. All these boys of mine: their education, athletics, medical… View Article
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Pork Chop Dinner: The Full Story

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[picasa username=”lsq713″ albumname=”PorkChopDinnerTheFullStory”] The laziest and loveliest of weekends this is—no agenda, the most freeing of plans. The wind never let up but my will to barbecue did so this dinner–destined for the grill turned out really good cooked in my broiler (the most basic and worst performing broilers you can imagine). On a dog… View Article
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RICE AND BEANS

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So we eat a lot of beans and rice in our family–different types: red, black, pinto, chick peas etc. The most economical way to healthfully feed a group is to start with the dried beans–just a couple bucks for a bag which will feed a group of 6-8–total protein. Still-a couple cans of organic beans… View Article
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