Fish Dinner

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I love to eat fresh fish but I’m afraid it’s a less welcome dinner choice (than meat) for the guys in my life. Every time I make it I try to gussy it up a bit, so someone says, “that’s actually tastes really, really good!” I buy fish when it’s fresh, affordable and reasonably close to the… View Article
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Recipes From Today’s Show: Holiday Cocktail Party

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TODAY on MHTV: Keep a holiday party simple by serving informal versions of normally fancy dishes. Dijon baby lamp chops and mini Asian crab cakes make the perfect finger foods. Have your guests wash down these easy-to-prepare apps with lemon drop-champagne punch. More from the show. Get the recipes from this episode: Dijon Baby Lamb… View Article

Recipes from Today’s Show: Busy-Day Breakfast

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TODAY on MHTV: In the morning rush of to-dos, breakfast is often the first thing dropped from the list. But it doesn’t take more than a few minutes to whip up my nutritious “milk and cookies” smoothie, swirled with crushed English biscuits and peanut butter. My creamy spiced oatmeal is ready in 15, and if… View Article

Recipes from Today’s Show: Simple Japanese Restaurant Menu

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  TODAY on MHTV: I had an aha! moment at a Japanese restaurant years ago while watching my kids inhale a cold spinach appetizer as if it were some kind of salty, addictive snack. This simple menu of spinach oshitashi, steamed edamame, and seared Arctic char is inspired by the dynamite flavors of traditional Japanese… View Article
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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: 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: 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: Albanian Family Recipes

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TODAY on MHTV: Have you ever eaten something and HAD to have the recipe? That’s what happened when my friend, Milot, shared a slice of spinach pie with me. Called Byrek Mi Spinaq in Albanian, it’s stuffed with a creamy spinach filling and layered between sheets of buttery phyllo dough— it’s super easy to make;… View Article

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

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TODAY on MHTV: I love to cook on Sundays because I have a little more time to spend in the kitchen, plus, I can make a few extra things to have for the week. For a hearty Sunday brunch I like to make a cheesy spinach and ham pie with a flakey cream cheese crust…. View Article
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Recipes from Today’s Show: Japanese Restaurant Menu

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TODAY on MHTV: Why go out when you can stay in? My rendition of a few Japanese restaurant classics will make you happy you stayed put. Steamed edamame (protein-packed soy beans) sprinkled with sesame-sea salt are not only a super addictive app, they’re healthy too. Seared Arctic Char with a sesame-soy glaze is simple to… View Article

Recipes from Today’s Show: Simple French Cooking

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TODAY on MHTV @ 11:30 a.m. ET: With a few basic techniques, French food is easy to recreate at home. Pan-sauteed sole cooks over high heat with just a little fat, really showcasing the fish’s delicate, flakey texture. Tournéd steamed potatoes and barely touched spinach are elegant and easy sides, while coconut topped meringues for… View Article
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Recipes From Today’s Show: Chicken Parmesan Menu

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TODAY on MHTV: Chicken Parmesan is a great meal for a bunch of different reasons. It’s hearty, delicious and best of all you can make all of its parts in advance then simply bake it off when you’re ready to eat. Blanching spinach is a fast, easy way to cook this leafy green and to… View Article

Recipes From Today’s Show: Italian Comfort Food

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TODAY on MHTV: My hubs, Ritchie, is the expert meatloaf-maker in our family, and when we make Italian-style meatloaf (polpette), we like to serve it with chunky ricotta mashed potatoes and steamed spinach. For an easy dessert, I’m making my Aunt Lina’s taralli cookies; they’re made with marsala wine and have a sweet, lemony glaze…. 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 healthy sides of homestyle spaghetti pomodoro and spinach with lemon. More… View Article
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Recipes From Today’s Show: Holiday Cocktail Party

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TODAY on MHTV: A fancy holiday meal can easily become a menu for a casual, buffet-style party. I’m taking a whole rack of lamb and slicing it into individual chops –it makes the perfect finger food. I’m also serving spinach and watercress dip with crunchy lettuce leaves instead of chips and a lemon drop-champagne punch… View Article

Recipes From Today’s Show: Italian Comfort Food

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TODAY on MHTV: Thanksgiving was great but it’s time for a break from the turkey. I’m making some of my favorite comfort foods including polpette (Italian meatloaf), a simple and healthy side of steamed spinach and chunky mashed potatoes mixed with ricotta cheese for extra flavor. My great Aunt Carolina’s wine taralli cookies get a… View Article

Recipes from Today’s Show: Chicken Parmesan

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TODAY on MHTV: Chicken Parmesan is one of my favorite things to make for Sunday dinner; I prep everything in the morning and then assemble and bake it right before we’re about to eat.  The chicken is breaded in homemade breadcrumbs—they’re really easy, fast and add a lot more flavor than the store-bought stuff. To… View Article

Recipes from Today’s Show: Steak Night Menu

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TODAY on MHTV: You can’t really go wrong with steak and potatoes; it’s a delicious, hearty meal that can be put together in a snap. Get the most bang for your buck by using an inexpensive cut of meat like hanger steak (save the more pricey cuts for date night) and marinate it in red… View Article

Recipes from Today’s Show: Chicken Milanese

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TODAY on MHTV: Calder is here to help me make a classic Italian dish—tender and juicy Chicken Milanese. I like to serve this with Spaghetti Pomodoro; Pomodoro is a very basic sauce that really focuses on using just a few (but the best) ingredients and can be applied to just about anything that requires a… View Article

MAD Hungry MY Way: Chicken and Dumplings

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This MAD Hungry MY Way entry comes from a Facebook post from Robert Dorsey. He whipped up MAD Hungry Chicken and Dumplings with beets and spinach; looks pretty delicious from here!
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