Our Best Recipes to Keep Cool With

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 [picasa username=”madhungrylsq” albumname=”heatwaverecipes”] We loved hearing your best tips and recipes for the heat wave this week! Inspired by all of your suggestions, we went through the Mad Hungry archives and picked some of our own hot weather favorites. Here are some MH recipes to help you stay cool all summer long: Papaya Ginger Smoothies… View Article

Good to Grill: Recipes Made for BBQs and Grilling

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With warmer weather upon is, it’s officially the kickoff of grilling season! Here’s some of our favorite Mad Hungry recipes that were made for warm summer days by the grill. Drinks Cucumber Mint Gin and Tonic Limeade Michelada Beer Cocktail Pineappleade Tarragon Lemonade Grapefruit  Thyme Cocktail Sides & Salads California Cobb Salad Classic Coleslaw Chilled… View Article

Recipes from Today’s Show: Steak House Supper

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TODAY on Mad Hungry: One of the best things about a steak house dinner—besides the steak, of course—is all of the great sides that come with it. Make your kitchen prep easy with two no-cook sides: smashed tomatoes and deconstructed guacamole.  And even though the juicy, grilled Latin-style steak is a showstopper, a crunchy and… View Article

Recipes From Today’s Show: Chicken Three Ways

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TODAY on MHTV: Poaching a chicken is a great way to get lots of meat out of it and stretch it into a few different dishes. I’m making chicken enchiladas, chicken soup and rice and of course, chicken salad sandwiches. More from the show. Get the recipes from this episode. Chicken Enchiladas Chicken Soup and… View Article
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Recipes From Today’s Show: Bacon Recipes

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TODAY on MHTV: Adding bacon to a dish really amps up the flavor; a couple great examples are NY deli-style BEC and spaghetti carbonara. Bacon is also staple in my pantry bistro salad. More from the show. Get the recipes from this episode: Spaghetti Carbonara NY Deli-Style Bacon, Egg and Cheese Sandwich Pantry Bistro Salad… View Article

Recipe’s From Today’s Show: Easy Exotic Entertaining

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Today on MHTV: Exotic doesn’t have to mean scary; this bold and brightly-flavored Asian-inspired menu is all about making exotic easy.  Seared sirloin sits on a bed of scallions and arugula with my Thai Beef salad while my Clams with Lemongrass and Chilies make a great, quick app. For a balance of hot and sweet,… View Article

Recipes from Today’s Show: Packable Lunches to Go

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TODAY on MHTV: I’m making three hearty grain salads that are great for dinner and make awesome packed lunches the next day. Carrots and celery add crunch to my barley, mushroom, and dill salad; my farro, feta, and mint salad is packed with protein-rich chickpeas; and my super-simple brown rice and chicken salad is topped with sesame seeds…. 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,… View Article

Recipes from Today’s Show: Easy Chicken Menu

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TODAY on MHTV: In honor of back-to-school season, CQ is here to demonstrate his crispy baked chicken with a honey-mustard glaze that he came up with while in college. A light salad and giant hash brown drizzled with pan drippings from the chicken are served on the side in this simple, budget-friendly meal that gets… View Article

Recipes from Today’s Show: Easy Pantry Recipes

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TODAY on MHTV: When there’s “nothing in the house to eat,” I turn to my pantry. With some pantry staples, meals can be put on the table in minutes, no take out or grocery shopping needed — and that’s what this meal is all about. A few cans of tuna and tomatoes make this excellent… View Article

Recipes from Today’s Show: Sunday’s Brunch, Monday’s Lunch

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  TODAY on MHTV at 11:30 am ET: Sundays are always my breather from a busy week, and I love to take the extra time to cook up a great meal and enjoy it with the fam. My savory spinach and ham pie, with a deliciously flaky crust, is not only irresistible for brunch, but… View Article
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Recipes from Today’s Show: Classic Mediterranean Dishes

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TODAY on MHTV: We’re making a Mediterranean feast that’s a lot simpler than it sounds. Roast leg of lamb, stuffed artichokes, and a healthy tabbouleh salad. Plus, you can turn the leftovers into an easy weeknight meal. More from the show. Get the recipes from this episode: Roast Leg of Lamb with Lemon, Garlic, and… View Article
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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: All-American Recipes

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TODAY on MHTV: Every part of the U.S. is known for a particular kind of food, and today I’m making a few classics. Chicago dogs, a hot dog with everything on it (a.k.a. “dragged through the garden”) is a staple of the windy city. Then, the California cobb salad was created at the Brown Derby… View Article
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Recipes from Today’s Show: Mexican-Style Turkey Dinner

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TODAY on MHTV: Chile-citrus marinade packs a lot of flavor into a slow-roasted turkey breast. On the side, tomato salad with avocado and spicy creamed corn with jalapenos wrap up this Mexican-inspired feast. More from the show. Get the recipes from this episode: Chile-Citrus Turkey Breast Tomato Salad Creamed Corn with Jalapenos Get the recipes… View Article
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Recipes from Today’s Show: Romantic Dinner

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TODAY on MHTV: Enjoying a night without the kids and making dinner for two! Seared black peppercorn steak, endive wedges with blue cheese, and sinfully good chocolate pots de crème for dessert. More from the show. Get the recipes from this episode: Broiled Black Pepper Sirloin Steak Endive Wedges with Blue Cheese Vinaigrette Chocolate Pots… View Article
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Recipes from Today’s Show: The Perfect Chicken Dinner

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TODAY on MHTV: One of the more important kitchen skills you can have is knowing how to properly roast a chicken. I’m showing CQ how to whip this up along with a side of vege-bread salad. More from the show. Get the recipes from this episode: Lemon Tarragon Roast Chicken Vege-Bread Salad Watch ”Mad Hungry… View Article
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Recipes from Today’s Show: Salty-Sweet Meal

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TODAY on MHTV: Sweet pears play off the flavors of a savory spice-rubbed pork loin that’s braised with carrots and parsnip and, a cranberry-almond side salad with honey-mustard dressing rounds out this simple, elegant meal. More from the show. Get the recipes from this episode: Braised Pork Loin with Pears Cranberry-Almond Salad with Honey-Mustard Dressing… View Article
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Recipes from Today’s Show: Al Fresco Dinner

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TODAY on MHTV: Summer is a great time to eat outdoors—between the gorgeous weather and the amazing produce, a meal outside is the perfect way to enjoy the season. My brined and fried chicken is super flavorful and can be eaten out on the patio or packed up for a picnic and served cold. It… View Article
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Charity Cooking Class

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Recently CQ and I hosted a cooking class for the Zajciw family. Rachelle, her husband Paul and their two boys Paul and Nicholas traveled all the way from Michigan to cook up some good eats with us. They were the prize-winners of the class, which was auctioned off at a benefit for Mount Sinai hospital…. View Article
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