Mad Hungry MY WAY: Nicolas & Sofia Make Garlic Toast

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I get tons of feedback on here and on facebook about people making the Mad Hungry recipes or their riffs on them so on Mondays, we’d like to start posting  Mad Hungry MY Way Mondays, a part of the mad hungry blog where we show YOUR Mad Hungry Meals. This week’s Mad Hungry my Way… View Article
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Recipes from Today’s Show: New York Street Carts

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TODAY on MHTV: Living in New York, my boys and I are spoiled with the ability to get good eats in a New York minute. Some of the best food in New York City comes straight from the carts, so today I’m sharing some of my “local” favorites: the famous New York hot dog smothered… View Article
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Recipes from Today’s Show: New York Diner Food

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TODAY on MHTV: My son Calder and I are big fans of New York City diners, and today we’re taking inspiration from them with some no-fuss, diner-style staples of our own. Our chicken club is stacked high with layers of fixings, homemade Dijon mayo, and a pickle on top. Of course, we’re baking a New… View Article

Recipes from Today’s Show: Thai Takeout

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TODAY on MHTV: Step away from the carryout menus. Today, I’m transforming my kitchen into a local takeout joint and creating some delicious, homemade versions of Thai restaurant favorites. First up, a savory and filling shrimp pad thai. Next, easy-as-can-be beef skewers served with a rich and creamy peanut dipping sauce. Get the recipes from… View Article

Recipes from Today’s Show: Autumn Brunch

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TODAY on MHTV: I love lingering over a lazy fall brunch with my family and friends, but when the boys were young, the weekends were always a bit hectic. Over the years, I’ve developed some great go-to recipes that can be made ahead — homemade chicken-sage sausage patties and a rich maple Bundt cake, leaving… View Article
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Recipes from Today’s Show: Mad Healthy

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TODAY on MHTV: We’re waist-deep into comfort-food season — which can do a number on the waistline. While I love hearty casseroles and stews, right now I’m craving something light and my halibut steamed on a bed of herbs with bok choy and a squeeze of lime hits the spot. For a seasonal side, I’m… View Article
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Recipes from Today’s Show: College Chow

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TODAY on MHTV: I still cringe at the thought of all those greasy, late-night feasts my son Calder would make while he was away at college. He’s here today, and we’re re-creating some of his favorites — jiggle shots, honey-glazed hot wings, and potato skins topped with cheese, sour cream, and chives — with good, healthy ingredients…. View Article

Recipes from Today’s Show: Hungry Boys

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TODAY on MHTV: I can’t count how many times I’ve heard, “I’m starving, and there’s nothing in the house to eat!” Nine times out of 10, I can prove that theory wrong with some simple pantry ingenuity. First, I’m making mac and cheese with pasta and leftover cheese. For a quick side, I’m drizzling lemon… View Article

Recipes from Today’s Show: Autumn Comfort Food

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TODAY on MHTV: When that first hint of fall hits the air, my stomach responds in a big way. Today, I’ve got a serious craving for a warm bowl of farmhouse chicken chowder and some savory cheddar drop biscuits. I’m spiking a pear and sparkling-cider cocktail with warming bourbon — the perfect accompaniment to curling… View Article

Recipes from Today’s Show: Freezer Friendly

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TODAY on MHTV: The freezer is your friend on busy nights when you want a home-cooked meal but are tight on time. Today, I’m creating a tasty side dish of sauteed corn and edamame with icebox ingredients, and stocking up on a few containers of my savory sausage meat sauce and make-ahead chocolate-peanut cookie dough… View Article

Recipes from Today’s Show: Indoor BBQ

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TODAY on MHTV: Summer may be over, but that doesn’t mean you have to say goodbye to BBQ. My pulled pork starts with a rub of brown sugar, cumin, and paprika. Then I braise it in Guinness beer until it’s so tender it pulls apart at the slightest touch. I serve it with my tangy… View Article

Recipes from Today’s Show: Roadhouse Dinner

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TODAY on MHTV: When my bothers and I were younger and lived along the Detroit River in Windsor, Ontario, we spent many a meal, and have many fond memories of, the Midwestern roadhouses. Today my brother Jim is here to help me create a meal inspired by those roadhouses. We’re frying fresh perch and creating… View Article

Recipes from Today’s Show: Improvisational Pantry

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TODAY on MHTV: Some days you’ve just got to make do with what’s on hand. Today, I’m turning ordinary pantry items into dishes that sing. I’m seasoning black beans with garlic and cumin, preparing a tomato and chickpea sauce for pasta, and giving popcorn a pop with chili powder and lime. Finally, I’m whipping up… View Article

Recipes from Today’s Show: Healthy Burger Shack

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TODAY on MHTV: My son Calder loves burgers, shakes, fries, and all the other bad-for-you goodies found at typical fast-food joints. Today he’s helping me turn these guilty pleasures into healthy revelations. We’re spiking chicken burgers with chives for extra flavor, baking potato poppers for the french fry fans, and washing it all down with… View Article

Recipes from Today’s Show: Japanese Night

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TODAY on MHTV: The flavors of Japanese cuisine are a big culinary inspiration for me, and today I’m sharing three of my favorite authentic recipes. Crispy pork tonkatsu (a breaded and deep-fried pork chop) is sliced and drizzled with a sweet and fresh dashi-mirin sauce. On the side: simple and light cabbage salad and my… View Article

Recipes from Today’s Show: Easy Make-Ahead Strategies

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TODAY on MHTV: I’m always on the lookout for creative ways to stretch one meal into two … or three, and I’ve found I can build almost a week’s worth of meals from one roast turkey breast. I add lime to the pan drippings to make a dressing for my turkey and corn salad. My… View Article

Recipes from Today’s Show: Wontons Three Ways

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TODAY on MHTV: Whether they’re boiled, deep-fried, or chilled, wontons are just about as much fun to make as they are to eat. I’m creating a trio of dishes that really showcase the versatility of this fun dumpling: ravioli soup, an Italian take on traditional wonton soup; stir-fried pork and ginger wontons; and chocolate-hazelnut wontons… View Article

Recipes from Today’s Show: Healthy Breakfast

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TODAY on MHTV: Some mornings you just know you’re going to need an extra boost to make it through ’til lunchtime. A bagel with yogurt spread (skip the fatty cream cheese) and topped with tomato, onion, and lettuce usually does the trick. If you really need to wake up your senses, try my papaya-ginger smoothie…. View Article

Recipes from Today’s Show: Packable Lunches to Go

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TODAY on MHTV: I’m making three hearty grain salads that are great for dinner and make awesome packed lunches the next day. Carrots and celery add crunch to my barley, mushroom, and dill salad; my farro, feta, and mint salad is packed with protein-rich chickpeas; and my super-simple brown rice and chicken salad is topped with sesame seeds…. View Article

Recipes from Today’s Show: Easy Exotic Entertaining

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TODAY on MHTV: Living in NYC, I’m lucky enough to have my choice of international eats any night of the week. Today’s cocktail party menu is inspired by New York’s diversity. Malaysian mussels steamed in coconut milk, Vietnamese-style grilled shrimp with cilantro, lime, and peanuts; and sauteed bananas with coconut sorbet for dessert. To drink, “my”… View Article