Wings Challenge Winner Announcement

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Congratulations to Marshall Woods on winning the MH Wings Challenge! We totally dug his wings and we hope he’s enjoying his MS turkey. You might be wondering what happened to that other turkey we mentioned… After going through every entry (many were missing important pieces which disqualified them) the MH team determined that only one… View Article

Recipes From Today’s Show: Classic Mediterranean Dishes

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TODAY on MHTV: The Mediterranean is known for great food and today, my mom, Rose, is on the show and we’re making a couple family specialties that have lots of big, Mediterranean flavors. Roasted leg of lamb marinates in lemon, garlic and rosemary and stuffed artichokes bring back memories of my childhood—my mother used to… View Article

MH My Way Monday: No-Bake Rice Krispy Squares

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We love Regan Burns! Here’s her riff on MH’s no-bake peanut butter rice krispy squares: “It’s been so hot, I don’t want to turn on the oven to bake, so I made these easy, practically heat-free treats.” Check out Regan’s blog, The Creamline, for step-by-step instructions of her version of these sweet treats.

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

MAD Hungry Gift Guide

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With the food coma of yesterday’s meal subsiding and Black Friday in full swing, check out some of my favorite kitchen gadgets in Rue Magazine’s newest issue (pg 88-89):
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Recipes from Today’s Show: Fondue Night

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TODAY on MHTV: Making a fondue spread is a great way to entertain since most of the work is buying all the ingredients, leaving you time to hang out with your guests. Miles is here to help me make my lighter version of Fondue Bourginnone: pan-seared cubes of beefs served with 3 no-cook dipping sauces…. View Article

Grilled Turkey

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Brining and oven-roasting are great ways to prepare your turkey. We like to grill ours, too. Check page 138 in the MH cookbook to get the scoop on grilling your bird. Here’s how we do it:
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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

Today’s Show: Traditional Thanksgiving Dinner…Again

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TODAY on MHTV: In case you missed it last week, here’s your big chance to catch up on the MH Thanksgiving episode. Get some turkey 101 with tips and tricks for brining and roasting your bird (great for beginners) plus all the trimmings that go with along with it. For a twist on classic stuffing,… View Article

Recipes from Today’s Show: Freezable Make-Ahead Recipes

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TODAY on MHTV: When there’s a little extra time during the week, it’s a great opportunity make meals in advance. Chicken pocket pies are loaded with flavor and go straight from freezer to oven—they’re an awesome alternative to the store-bought version that is overpriced and full of preservatives. Pot sticker dumplings take just a few… View Article

MH My Way Monday: Roasted Broccoli and Cauliflower

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This MH My Way recipe riff comes from Whitney and she’s got mad love for roasted veggies. For the whole story, check out Whitney’s blog here. “I recently caught the end of one of your shows and I love it! I haven’t found the recipe on here yet but I made a variation of it… 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

Your daily greens…

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It occurred to me today as I was making quick fried cabbage (the prep shown here; ginger, garlic, tomato, cabbage) that we are a green-a-day family. Dark leafy greens like kale, Swiss chard, spinach, collards, cabbage (napa, savoy, red), escarole, bok choy, calaloo etc are some of the most nutrient-dense foods available on the planet… View Article
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Recipes from Today’s Show: Holiday Leftovers

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TODAY on MHTV: After a big holiday meal there’s always lots of extra food—Miles is visiting and we’re turning those leftovers into brand new meals. Start the morning after right with crepes—my boys loves these—they can be stuffed with just about any filling you want, sweet or savory. They can also be made ahead of… View Article

Recipes from Today’s Show: Traditional Thanksgiving Dinner

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TODAY on MHTV: Thanksgiving is only a week away and Calder is here to help me share our family’s recipes with you, so that you might share them with your family. We’re making a brined and oven-roasted turkey—it’s juicy on the inside, golden brown on the outside and great for a beginner in the kitchen… View Article

Recipes from Today’s Show: Thanksgiving Sides

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TODAY on MHTV: Even though the turkey gets all the glory on Thanksgiving, this holiday dinner would be nothing without great side dishes. My mother’s recipe for baked artichoke hearts is amazing and great for feeding a big crowd and side of braised red cabbage with apples is simple and has a great sweet and… View Article

MH MY Way: Scott Hargrove

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BEC Challenge winner, Scott Hargrove, sent us a really nice letter. And we mean really, really nice: “Dear Lucinda and MH Team, I just returned from a brief trip out to the Oregon coast (sourcing great local seafood to serve to my friends and clients) and was so happy to see your package in my… View Article

Recipes from Today’s Show: Homemade Soup Recipes

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TODAY on MHTV: Nothing beats cozying up to bowl of warm soup during the cold, winter months…except, maybe, a bowl of warm soup that is super easy to prepare and today we’re making 3 of my favorites. After receiving some heirloom beans from a friend, I developed this Cannellini bean soup recipe to showcase the… View Article
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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

Calder, Maritime history and culinary anthropology

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[picasa username=”lsq713″ albumname=”MaritimeCulinaryAnthropologyFromTheBritishEmpire”] Ever since he was a little boy, Calder ‘s been a voracious reader over a wide range of subjects. But, his latest obsession is pretty funny to me. He’s immersed in a series of books (historical fiction) by Patrick O’Brian on British maritime history.  There are about 22 books in the series… View Article
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