Recipes from Today’s Show: Summer Grilling

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TODAY on MHTV: I’m kicking off the summer grilling season with a few twists on a traditional bbq. I’m serving lamb burgers drizzled with tzatziki (cucumber/yogurt sauce) in a pita with a crunchy parsley salad for a lighter main course. Salty-sweet oven-roasted carrot and parsnip fries are a satisfying side and my refreshing cucumber-mint gin… 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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EASY PARTY DRINK: GIN AND TONIC

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Lucinda’s sharing her recipe for one of her favorite summer cocktails; gin and tonic with a club soda twist. Watch the latest “How-to with LSQ” to see Lucinda mix up a cold glass of G&T, plus learn a few great tips for making dynamite drinks:
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Recipes from Today’s Show: Authentic Southern Dishes

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TODAY on MHTV: Who better to make a Southern menu with than someone from the South? My friend Virginia Willis, a true Southerner and chef, is here to show me how to make a few classic dishes. We’re taking deviled eggs to the next level by adding butter to the mix, making them extra creamy… View Article

Recipes From Today’s Show: Julia Child Redux

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TODAY on MHTV: I learned a lot about cooking from Julia Child, and I’m making a few recipes in her honor. For my spin on Coq au Vin, a classic French chicken dish, I’m turning it into a casserole: chicken thighs braised in white wine sauce then baked with egg noodles, Muenster cheese, and a… View Article
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Recipes from Today’s Show: Movie Night

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TODAY on MHTV: Whenever we have movie night, we always abandon sitting at the table for feasting on the couch. I oven-roast marinated hot cherry peppers stuffed with fresh herbs and cheese, and serve them with crusty bread for the ultimate finger food. Then, I punch up an ordinary pesto sauce by swapping out the… View Article
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Recipes from Today’s Show: Easy Weeknight Entertaining

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TODAY on MHTV: If you’ve got a party falling somewhere between Monday and Friday, don’t go crazy trying to pull it together. All you need is a few easy, make-ahead appetizers and you’re set. Gravlax—wild salmon cured in a fennel-infused mix—can be made up to a day or two in advance. Then I’m making shrimp… View Article
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Recipe’s from Today’s Show: Weeknight Dinner Challenge Winner

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TODAY on MHTV: It’s finally here: I’m making the winning recipe from our Weeknight Dinner Challenge! Pam Glynn sent in an easy, delicious, hearty recipe that won us over instantly. This one-pan dinner has got it all: flavorful marinated chicken, healthy garbanzo beans, and juicy tomatoes. Then, everything is roasted until its golden and caramelized… View Article
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WeekNight Dinner Challenge Episode Preview

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Coming up tomorrow is the episode featuring the winning recipe of the Week Night Dinner Challenge. Check out the promo video for a sneak peak at tomorrow’s show! And, since we got so many great entries for this contest, here are three of our picks for honorable mentions: Faux Vietnamese Pho from Heather Scholten: For… View Article
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Inspiration for Weeknight Meals

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Juggling a job, family, and life in general can sometimes be hectic but that doesn’t mean that your dinner has to suffer. Even with a busy schedule you can make and enjoy easy meals that are affordable and delicious! Check out the gallery below for some of  my weeknight go-to dishes: [picasa username=”lsq713″ albumname=”LucindasMealsforBusyWeekNights”] Get… View Article
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Recipes From Today’s Show: Put an Egg On It

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TODAY on MHTV: I love eggs because you can include them in just about any meal. CQ’s here and we’re making 3 dishes (for breakfast, lunch, and dinner) that all have eggs! I’m topping fluffy pecan pancakes with a poached egg (plus a side of bacon, natch). Then for lunch, we’re making the ultimate grilled… View Article
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Recipes from Today’s Show: Eggplant Rollatini

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TODAY on MHTV: Some of you might remember when I went to visit the 4th grade class in Garden City, NY who are big MH fans. I had such a great experience that I invited their teacher, John Contratti, to come on the show and cook his favorite dishes. We’re making eggplant rollatini, an Italian-American… View Article
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Winner: “Spring Has Sprung” Challenge

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Congratulations to Gina Flansbury! Her recipe for Grilled Salmon with Tarragon Butter and Lemons was light, fresh, and full of spring-time flavors. We’ll be sending her a special gift basket from NYC chocolatier, Chocolat Moderne, which is one of my favorite chocolate shops. Thanks to everyone who submitted a recipe and stay tuned for more… View Article
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Recipes from Today’s Show: Spring Pastas

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TODAY on MHTV: Simple pasta dishes are a great way to incorporate fresh spring produce into your meals, plus they’re quick and easy to put together. I take campanelle (tiny, fluted pasta) and toss it with a no-cook tomato and basil sauce with some fresh peas. Then shrimp scampi over small pasta shells is even… View Article
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Recipes from Today’s Show: Make-Ahead Family Meal

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TODAY on MHTV: My brother and nieces are coming to visit so I’m prepping a couple dishes that I can make in advance and that are also kid-friendly. My deep-dish pizza dough comes together in a snap and rises overnight to guarantee a perfect crust every time. I use this to make focaccia topped with… View Article
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Recipes from Today’s Show: Dinner for Two

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TODAY on MHTV: It’s just me and the hubs tonight—no kids—and I want to make something nice for the two of us, but also keep it quick and simple. Chicken piccata is a delicious quick-cook main course flavored with lemon and white wine; it tastes great with sides of creamy mascarpone mashed potatoes and steamed… View Article

Recipes from Today’s Show: Easy Indian

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TODAY on MHTV: I came up with this menu after riffing on some delicious food Luca and I had at an Indian restaurant in the city. To make it easy on myself at home, I decided to braise chicken thighs in a rich tomato sauce and serve it with a side of vegetable biryani; similar… View Article
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Recipes from Today’s Show: Calder’s Birthday

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TODAY on MHTV: It’s CQ’s birthday! We’re not having a big party but we are celebrating, so I’m turning to my pantry to help me prepare for this impromptu shindig. Clusters of tagliatelle noodles are nestled into cooked Arborio rice and buttery sautéed mushrooms for a side dish that works well with my orange caramelized… View Article
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Happy Mother’s Day

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Hey mama’s: I hope you get to chill with your own mom or at least with the spirit of her momness. I’ll be soccer mom-ing it today—with pleasure. And—I’ve dropped enough of my own hints as to what might make me happy today foodwise all of which involve being with my boys and enjoying a… View Article
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Recipes from Today’s Show: LSQ’s Favorites

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TODAY on MHTV: Even though I love to cook for others, every once in a while I want to make something that’s just for me. When I was a kid my mom used to prepare stracciatella soup for me and it’s still one of my favorite comfort foods. Eggs and Parmesan cheese are whisked into… View Article
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