Recipes From Today’s Show: Italian Comfort Food

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TODAY on MHTV: To me, there are few things more comforting than the Italian meals I grew up with. My friend Randi Harris, a new mother, is stopping by to learn a few of my favorites: a cozy chicken livornese, braised in a rich stew of olives, capers, and plum tomatoes, and served with my easy arborio rice…. View Article

Recipes From Today’s Show: 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: Rustic Italian

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TODAY on MHTV: All “rustic” Italian cooking means is that the food is fresh, simple and delicious. A no-cook tomato sauce can not only be made in advance, it’s also really easy—just rip the tomatoes and basil with your hands! Tuna steaks topped with mint sauce are a light main course and a great meal… View Article

Mad Hungry MY Way: Roasted Veggies

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We 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. Send your Mad Hungry My Way… View Article

Recipes From Today’s Show: Elegant Weeknight Meal

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TODAY on MHTV: My easy yet elegant vinegar-glossed chicken is great for entertaining guests or a weeknight family dinner and is always a big hit. I use a marinade of red-wine vinegar, rosemary, and garlic to add flavor and create a beautiful gloss on the meat, and then serve the chicken with a side of… View Article

Recipes From Today’s Show: Simple Japanese Restaurant Menu

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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 warm soba salad… View Article

Recipes From Today’s Show: Cast-Iron Skillet Recipes

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TODAY on MHTV: Anyone that knows me knows how much I love my cast iron pans. Today I’m dedicating a whole show to these awesome and versatile pans.  After I show you how to clean and season a cast-iron pan, I’m going to make a perfect fried egg, hearty steak pizzaiola and a beautiful old-fashioned… View Article

Good to Grill: Recipes Made for BBQs and Grilling

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With warmer weather upon is, it’s officially the kickoff of grilling season! Here’s some of our favorite Mad Hungry recipes that were made for warm summer days by the grill. Drinks Cucumber Mint Gin and Tonic Limeade Michelada Beer Cocktail Pineappleade Tarragon Lemonade Grapefruit  Thyme Cocktail Sides & Salads California Cobb Salad Classic Coleslaw Chilled… View Article

Recipes From Today’s Show: Company’s Coming

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TODAY on MHTV: Make something that will impress your guests without driving you crazy in the process. Pork tenderloin and roasted vegetables are cooked in the same pan and topped with a fig chutney. On the side, a beautiful tomato and roasted beet salad is topped with shredded mint, and an open-faced plum cake for… View Article

Recipes From Today’s Show: Simple French Cooking

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TODAY on MHTV: With a few basic techniques, French food is easy to recreate at home. Pan-sauteed sole cooks over high heat with just a little fat, really showcasing the fish’s delicate, flakey texture. Tournéd steamed potatoes and barely touched spinach are elegant and easy sides, while coconut topped meringues for dessert couldn’t be simpler…or… View Article

Recipes From Today’s Show: Classic Mediterranean Dishes

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TODAY on MHTV:  My mom, Rose, joins me in the kitchen to make a Mediterranean feast that’s a lot simpler than it sounds. Roast leg of lamb, stuffed artichokes, and a healthy tabbouleh salad. Plus, you can turn the leftovers into an easy weeknight meal. Get the recipes from this episode: Roast Leg of Lamb… View Article

Recipes From Today’s Show: Chicken Chili Menu

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TODAY on MHTV: A pot of hearty chicken chili will be a big hit with the fam, especially when each serving is topped with corn muffin croutons. If you have leftovers, pile the chili on tortilla chips for homemade nachos with some serious flavor. More from the show. Get the recipes from this episode: Chicken… View Article

Recipes From Today’s Show: Southern Cooking

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TODAY on MHTV: My Louisiana-based brother Jim is here to help me serve up food with some serious Southern hospitality. Golden and crispy chicken fried steak with gravy, brown sugar-coated candied sweet potatoes and collard greens cooked with smoked bacon. Get the recipes from this episode: Chicken Fried Steak Candied Sweet Potatoes Collard Greens Get… View Article

Mad Hungry MY Way: Dawn’s Spaghetti Carbonara

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Recipes From Today’s Show: Breakfast for Dinner

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TODAY on MHTV: “Brinner”- breakfast for dinner- is never met with a complaint in my household. 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… View Article

Food Revolution Day

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I was really happy to learn that Jamie Oliver was appearing at the today show the same day I was.  Jamie is a force of nature–truly committed to the good work of food as well as just plain good food. What he is here talking about is the work he does to change the way… View Article

Recipes From Today’s Show: American Classics

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TODAY on MHTV: One of the perks of my job is that I’m able to travel and taste the dank local specialties. But nothing beats a good old-fashioned road trip  — or road food–with my family. Today, Calder, Luca, and I are re-creating some of our faves: crispy onion rings, chocolate malts, and warm, melty French… View Article

Recipes From Today’s Show: Hot Sauce

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Today on MHTV: We love hot sauce in my family, and with good reason! It’s a great addition to meals that easily adds flavor. Today’s show is all about the Quinn family’s favorite condiment: New-Orleans style beans, crunchy sesame chicken wings and my own easy-to-make hot sauce. For the hot-sauce weary: although my boys love… View Article

Recipes From Today’s Show: A Taste of Italy

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Today on MHTV: I love Italian food for it’s simple ingredients and delicious flavors that take minimal effort; it’s one of my favorite cuisines to cook in the kitchen, so today is my take on a “taste of Italy”. Fresh tuna steak with capers and onions gets tossed with frisee and served over chiocciole, a… View Article

Recipes From Today’s Show: Simple Entertaining

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TODAY on MHTV: Whenever someone asks for an entertaining idea that’s simple, sophisticated, and budget-friendly, I usually think mussels. My brother David is here and we’re baking the dark-blue mollusks inside a parchment pocket with white wine and a tomato-parsley sauce. Eggplant dip with warm flatbread and crisp veggies is a no-fail appetizer, and fresh… View Article