Recipes from Today’s Show: Do-Ahead Brunch

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TODAY on MHTV: I’m having some company over for brunch, but I don’t want to be running around while everyone is here, so I prepped all my dishes last night. Genius, right? A hearty breakfast strata has layers of ham, shredded cheddar cheese, scallions and chunks of bread; the whole thing marinates in Dijon mustard-spiked… View Article
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Recipes from Today’s Show: Shepherd’s Pie

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TODAY on MHTV: Get ready for a different kind of British Invasion that is guaranteed to rock hard. I got inspired to make my own version of shepherd’s pie after reading Keith Richard’s autobiography, where he talks in detail about this classic dish. I start with ground lamb mixed with spices, then layer it with… View Article
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Recipes from Today’s Show: Improvising in the Kitchen

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TODAY on MHTV: Don’t let it get you down if you feel like there’s nothing in the house—this is the best time to experiment with new recipes. Penne is mixed with a rich sauce of sautéed cabbage, bacon and currants and a savory twist on couers a la crème using 3 cheeses is served with… View Article
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Recipes from Today’s Show: Pork Schnitzel Dinner

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TODAY on MHTV: When I was a kid, my mom used to make this dish in a bunch of different ways, and now I’m making my own version. I’m using pork tenderloin sliced into medallions and coating them in eggs mixed with Dijon mustard and bread crumbs. I fry them up and serve them alongside… View Article
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Recipes from Today’s Show: Quick Shrimp Masala

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TODAY on MHTV @ 11:30: Tonight’s dinner is one where I’m going meat-free, so I’m making shrimp masala, or my “curry in a hurry”. A blend of Indian spices and sweet coconut milk, this easy, fast dinner takes no time to put together. To make things even easier on myself, I’m using shrimp and okra… View Article
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Spring Has Sprung Challenge

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It’s finally starting to feel like spring and I’m inspired to use all the fresh ingredients of the season in the kitchen. When the weather starts to warm up, I love to grab lamb, artichokes, asparagus, peas and salmon; with these five items, the opportunities for good eats are endless. So here’s the challenge: pick… View Article
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Recipes from Today’s Show: Easter Feast

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TODAY on MHTV: Every year my family and I enjoy a big spread for Easter that’s full of seasonal ingredients, and this year I’m using two of my favorites: lamb and artichokes. I’m roasting a leg of lamb that’s been butterflied and rolled up with a filling of savory artichoke hearts, pancetta, and Parmesan cheese… View Article
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Recipes from Today’s Show: Boy Salads

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TODAY on MHTV: My boys don’t like “wimpy” salads; they’ve got to be big, hearty, and satisfying. Sausage and pepper salad is filled with two kinds of Italian sausage—sweet and spicy—and is tossed with sautéed vegetables and buttery slices of garlic crostini. Then for something quick and simple, but still filling, crisp Iceberg lettuce wedges… View Article
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Recipes from Today’s Show: Freezer Friendly Cannelloni

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TODAY on MHTV: Meals that can go from the freezer straight into the oven are a huge bonus for busy people. I’m using my light “man crepes” recipe instead of pasta in this dish and filling it with ricotta and Parmesan cheeses; it’ll bake until it’s golden, bubbly and irresistible. A simple but satisfying side… View Article

Recipes from Today’s Show: Summer-Inspired Menu

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TODAY on MHTV: The weather in NY is getting warmer and I can’t wait for summer, so I decided to make a light, healthy meal to welcome the season. Chicken paillards (thin slices of chicken breast) are topped with crispy lettuce, beans and a salty/savory pan sauce. For dessert, I’m making a yogurt-based cake flavored… View Article
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Recipes from Today’s Show: Cuban-Style Pork Roast

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TODAY on MHTV @ 11:30: When Calder turned 21, we threw him a birthday party and this pork roast was on the menu. Pork shoulder is an inexpensive cut of meat and is great for feeding a big crowd. I cook it low and slow until it’s so tender, it just melts in your mouth…. View Article
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Behind-the-Scenes at MHTV

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Check out me and the crew workin’ hard on the set of MHTV! http://vimeo.com/22358684
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Recipes from Today’s Show: Date Night Dinner

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TODAY on MHTV: Recently I overheard CQ and his friend Milot debating what to do about dinner with their dates for the night; and when they said take-out I had to step in. I’m showing them a really easy, guy-friendly menu that the ladies will love too. A simple grilled strip steak topped with a… View Article

Recipes from Today’s Show: Indulgent Breakfast

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TODAY on MHTV: Most of the week I eat a healthy breakfast of oatmeal with fruit but other days I like to splurge a little. Apples caramelized in butter and maple syrup make the perfect topping for thick, fluffy slices of French toast, and a hearty cast iron skillet full of hashbrowns topped with runny,… View Article
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Recipes from Today’s Show: Pans 101

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TODAY on MHTV: You don’t need every type of pan under the sun to make great food, but you do need a couple basics. My friend Erika is here and I’m showing her how to make the most of her kitchen pans. A braising pan, or deep skillet, is great for something like chicken cacciatore… View Article
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Recipes from Today’s Show: Easy Exotic Entertaining

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TODAY on MHTV: A few of my friends are coming over, so I’m making a couple  quick Asian-inspired dishes that pair well with one of my favorite wines: Rose. I’ve got a wine bar set up so everyone can just help themselves while you get started on a fast app of clams with lemongrass and… View Article
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Recipes from Today’s Show: Portobello Mushroom Steaks

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TODAY on MHTV @ 11:30 am ET: Thick, hearty mushrooms, like portobellos, are a great alternative to steak. Marinating them in olive oil and herbs keeps them tender and juicy while grilling, and taste great served With maple-thyme roasted carrots. For another simple side, I add goat cheese to polenta to make it extra creamy… View Article
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Weeknight Dinner Challenge Winner

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Congrats to Pam Glynn and her ‘Winner Winner Chicken Dinner’ recipe! This dish totally blew us away—not only did it taste GREAT but it was easy to prepare, which is something we’re always looking for. I’ll be developing 2 dishes to complement Pam’s recipe and they will appear on an upcoming episode of MHTV—stay tuned!… View Article
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Recipes from Today’s Show: All About Pork

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TODAY on MHTV: It’s no secret the Quinns love pork. I mean, really, really, love pork so I’m always trying to put a new spin on it. My friend Matt Rahnik is here today to show me how to make his amazing green chili and tomatillo pork stew. It’s got some spice from the chili… View Article
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Recipes from Today’s Show: Osso Buco

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TODAY on MHTV: Sundays are one of my favorite days to lounge around the house with the fam and cook a delicious, relaxing dinner. My husband brought home beautiful veal shanks and asked me to make osso buco; a classic Italian dish where the veal is braised until it’s super tender: Sooo good! It’s traditionally… View Article
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