Recipes from Today’s Show: Kid-Friendly Menu

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TODAY on MHTV: My nieces Callie and Bella Scala will be helping me in the kitchen with a meal that’s great as an easy dinner before you take the kids out trick-or-treating this weekend. Pasta wheels and cheese spooned into paper cups are great on-the-go and a healthy helping of chicken tenders with herb-buttermilk dressing… View Article

Recipes from Today’s Show: Spaghetti and Meatballs

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TODAY on MHTV: Spaghetti and meatballs is a timeless dish, and one that everybody prepares their own way. My meatballs are a combo of beef and pork, but you can use any type of ground meat you like.  Since this is a hearty meal, on the side we’ve got a light, crisp romaine salad full… View Article

Recipes from Today’s Show: Chinese Takeout

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TODAY on MHTV: Like most families, we occasionally order Chinese takeout for dinner and I’ve got my own versions of some of my family’s favorite dishes. Great as a main course, my home-style stir-fried chicken is loaded with peanuts, Chinese red peppers and scallions. Simple and quick, cold sesame noodles and a unique celery, cilantro… View Article

VOTE: The BEC Challenge

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The BEC Challenge is coming to a close and we want you to vote! This Sunday, October 31, is the LAST day you can participate, so make sure you select your pick for the best breakfast sandwich. The winner will receive a MH Prize Pack complete with a MH t-shirt, cookbook and pot scraper and… View Article
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Recipes from Today’s Show: Easy Pantry Recipes

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TODAY on MHTV: Keeping your cupboard stocked with a few staples will spare you from having to take a trip to the grocery store after a busy day. My son Calder’s go-to dish when there’s “nothing in the house” is tuna tomato pasta. Serve it with a simple side salad of tomato, avocado, and basil… View Article
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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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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: Indoor BBQ Recipes

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TODAY on MHTV: Calder joins me in the kitchen along with several great BBQ recipes. We’re making St. Louis style baby back ribs coated in BBQ sauce, cooked until they’re fall-off-the-bone tender…WITHOUT an outdoor grill. We’ll also be whipping up two great sides; potato salad and a sweet, tangy coleslaw. More from the show. Get… View Article

Recipes from Today’s Show: Classic Mediterranean Dishes

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[picasa username=”lsq713″ albumname=”ClassicMediterraneanDishes”] TODAY on MHTV: Many Mediterranean style foods make it onto our family’s table for dinner. Some dishes, like roasted leg of lamb and stuffed artichokes, are holiday staples. My mother Rosemary, who is on the show today, made stuffed artichokes for my brothers and I every Christmas. Other recipes are easy to… View Article

BECS Challenge: Semi-Finalists

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Just a reminder of what the BEC options are. Cast your vote.  And, I’m really psyched for the next challenge we have cooked up too! My son Calder and the MAD Hungry Testing Team went through all of the entries and narrowed it down to 5 semi-finalists. A BIG thank-you to everyone who submitted a… 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

Recipes from Today’s Show: Chicken & Dumplings

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Today on MHTV: It’s starting to get cool here in NY and a hearty dinner is the perfect antidote for coming in from the cold. Starting off the meal is a soup so filling that it’s on its way to being a stew; it’s full of tender chicken and fluffy herb dumplings. Follow that up… View Article

Recipes from Today’s Show: Italian Comfort Food

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TODAY on MHTV: Comfort food comes in many forms and these recipes are staples in my family. I like to serve tender Italian meatloaf, polpette, with buttery, ricotta mashed potatoes and a healthy side of steamed spinach. Traditionally savory Italian cookies, taralli, are sweetened up with Marsala wine and a lemon icing glaze thanks to… View Article

Eating with my eyes…

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I’m posting this not because I made it but because I WANT it: spicy laksa from Pok Pok in Portland, Oregon. Emerging from a sickness haze, where boiling water, honey, lemon and ginger plus emergen-C and mushroom pills have been my meals–I think I may have beaten back that bluesy bummer of a cold/flu. But–now… View Article
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Recipes from Today’s Show: Company’s Coming

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TODAY on MHTV: Make entertaining easy on yourself and prepare the meal before any guests arrive. Juicy pork tenderloin with fig chutney can be eaten hot, cold or at room temperature and is served with a roasted beet and tomato salad. An open-faced plum cake for dessert is easy to bake and will impress the… View Article
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Recipes from Today’s Show: Fall Feast

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TODAY on MHTV: During a trip to Germany, we encountered sausages, sauerkraut and every kind of “wurst” you can imagine. This Oktoberfest-inspired dinner has all the earthy flavors and hearty foods of fall. Boiled potatoes with parsley and dill are a simple yet mouthwatering side dish alongside German sausages with apples, onions and sauerkraut. Any… View Article
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Recipes from Today’s Show: Lunch on the Go

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TODAY on MHTV: If you and the fam are planning on a busy day full of running around, pack up a delicious homemade lunch the night before to avoid not-so-healthy fast food restaurants. Two kinds of pressed sandwiches, one meat and one veggie, will satisfy everyone. Fill up a thermos with cold tomato buttermilk soup… View Article

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

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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