Recipes from Today’s Show: Easy Pantry Recipes

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TODAY on MHTV: When there’s “nothing in the house to eat,” I turn to my pantry. With some pantry staples, meals can be put on the table in minutes, no take out or grocery shopping needed — and that’s what this meal is all about. A few cans of tuna and tomatoes make this excellent… View Article

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

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  TODAY on MHTV at 11:30: Say goodbye to the supermarket freezer aisle. With a little planning, your freezer can be your BFF in getting dinner on the table in a flash. Today, I’m making dishes that can go straight from freezer to oven — and when I make my version of those frozen meals,… View Article

Recipes from Today’s Show: Spaghetti Bolognese

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  TODAY on MHTV: Spaghetti bolognese is one of those “Sunday supper” meals — it takes forever to slowly cook and is delicious when finished. Not wanting to give up my favorite dish when the craving called on weeknight, I took it upon myself to make a Bolognese that takes a fraction of the time… View Article
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Recipes from Today’s Show: Authentic Albanian Family Recipes

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  TODAY on MHTV: My friend Milot’s mom, Maggie, makes the most amazing spinach pie I’ve ever tasted. She uses homemade phyllo dough (!) in her version, but she’s letting me simplify the recipe with store-bought dough. We’re also making kadaif, a sweet dessert of shredded phyllo dough and lemon syrup, and addictive Turkish coffee…. 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: Quick Shrimp Masala

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  TODAY on MHTV: My shrimp masala is so quick, I call it my “curry in a hurry.” I usually include okra, but if you have green beans in the freezer, that’s a good substitute. On the side, I’m making a fresh, no-cook coconut cilantro chutney and creamy yogurt pistachio smoothies. More from the show…. View Article
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Recipes from Today’s Show: Chinese Takeout

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  TODAY on MHTV at 11:30: Sure, picking up Chinese takeout is convenient, but making the same dishes at home is a lot easier than you think — not to mention healthier and cheaper. Cold sesame noodles, a simple celery salad with chili oil and cilantro & my home-style version of kung pao chicken with… View Article

Recipes from Today’s Show: Breakfast Favorites

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  TODAY on MHTV: Many homemade breakfast foods are so much better than store-bought ones. My healthier, cheaper versions of these recipes will help start your day on the right note, from my from-scratch granola, which is what I grab most mornings, to one of my favorite meals, sausage patties and pancakes. More from the… View Article
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Recipes from Today’s Show: Taco Night

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  TODAY on MHTV: Whether it’s party time or an everyday dinner in your home, I have a menu that will make it easy on you: tacos! Start with juicy, slow-cooked pork wrapped in corn tortillas, fresh homemade salsa, and offer up a spread of toppings so that there’s something for everyone. DIY the bevvies… View Article
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Recipes from Today’s Show: Spaghetti and Meatballs

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  TODAY on MHTV: For a classic dinner that the whole family will love, you can’t beat spaghetti and meatballs. In my family, meatball-making techniques vary but my moist and delicious meatballs in an easy tomato sauce with spaghetti is a hearty and satisfying dish. Serve up a light salad and easy no-cook dessert, and… View Article

Recipes from Today’s Show: Indulgent Breakfast

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  TODAY on MHTV: There are those days when I’m in the mood to put aside my healthy breakfast of oatmeal or a smoothie in favor of more fat and flavorful breakfasts — French toast with caramelized apples, blueberry granola parfait, and hash browns topped with egg. They can sure hit the salty, sweet, and… View Article

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: Breakfast for Dinner

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TODAY on MHTV: I created these recipes with breakfast in mind, but they work for dinner too — especially on those days when there’s nothing in the house to eat, since most of the ingredients are basic pantry items. Burritos stuffed with chorizo, eggs, and melted Monterey Jack; eggs poached in tomato sauce, and fluffy… View Article

Recipes from Today’s Show: New Orleans Menu

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  TODAY on MHTV: The food of New Orleans is a mouthwatering mix of Cajun, Creole, and Southern flavors that I crave. Lucky for me, my brother Jim lives in Louisiana and shared his recipe for his Big Easy-style barbecued shrimp. I’m pairing it with peppery string beans and my three-spice bloody Mary, made with… View Article

Recipes from Today’s Show: Southern Cooking

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  TODAY on MHTV: I love hearty Southern food and my longtime friend and colleague, Sarah, is here to create some of our down-home favorites. First, we whip up a pitcher of spearmint juleps, allowing the mint to steep in the bourbon. For flavorful fried chicken without all the fat and mess, I’m making mine… View Article

Recipes from Today’s Show: Richie’s Famous Ribs

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  TODAY on MHTV: My husband, Richie, makes the best baby back ribs. Not one to write down his recipes, I had to follow him around the kitchen to get the details on the dry rub. The result is a perfect balance of salt, sweet, and spice. To round out the meal, slow-cooked baked beans… View Article
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Recipes from Today’s Show: Shepherd’s Pie

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  TODAY on MHTV at 11:30 am ET: Looking for some savory satisfaction? Try my shepherd’s pie, inspired by the Rolling Stones’ Keith Richards. A description of his twist on the classic dish in his autobiography left me hungry — I couldn’t wait to try his technique of layering raw onions between the lamb mixture… View Article

Recipes from Today’s Show: Indoor BBQ Recipes

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  TODAY on MHTV: Whenever I see gray clouds rolling in the morning of a planned cookout, I put my no-fail backup plan into action. Even though they’re oven-roasted, my St. Louis-style ribs are full of smoky flavor — the secret is in the dry rub of brown sugar and spices. And whether I’m indoors… View Article
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Recipes from Today’s Show: Between-Meal Snacks

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  TODAY on MHTV: I’m a three-meals-a-day kind of gal, but my boys love their between-meal eating. You won’t find greasy bags of potato chips in the cupboards, but when hunger hits we’ve got snacks to satisfy the craving. For a bit of protein to hold them over for dinner, I like to whip up… View Article
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Recipes from Today’s Show: Mushroom Pasta Dinner

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  TODAY on MHTV: When I’m in the mood for some quick comfort food, I think pasta. I’ve been trying to go meatless once a week, so I’m making a nutty, golden mushroom sauce with cremini mushrooms, Parmesan, cream, and a little white wine. Pomodoro salad is a longtime family favorite; preparing it reminds me… View Article