Recipes from Today’s Show: Summer Grilling

TODAY on MHTV: In the midst of summer grilling season I decided to whip up a spin on the traditional burger and fry combo. For a light but filling main course, I’m serving lamb burgers drizzled with creamy tzatziki (cucumber/yogurt sauce) in a pita with a crunchy parsley salad. Salty and sweet oven-roasted carrot and… View Article

Recipes from Today’s Show: New Orleans Menu

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 pepper vodka, that packs its… View Article

Recipes from Today’s Show: Romantic Dinner

TODAY on MHTV: Even with a busy schedule, I still try to find time for date night a few times a month. For a quiet dinner for two at home, I prepare black pepper-crusted, broiled sirloin, topped with a caramelized onion pan sauce.  A simple endive wedge salad drizzled with blue cheese vinaigrette is a… View Article

Recipes from Today’s Show: Alfresco Dinner

TODAY on MHTV: A lunchtime picnic or twilight patio dinner is one of the best things summer weather brings. My brined and fried chicken is crunchy and super flavorful and can be eaten warm or cold. With the bounty of fresh seasonal produce, pair this with a side of simple, no-cook, crisp corn salad. For… View Article

Recipes from Today’s Show: Summer Inspired Menu

TODAY on MHTV: Summer has officially arrived, as have the high temperatures – so, I decided to make a refreshing, light meal to cool off. 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 with orange juice and… View Article

Recipes From Today’s Show: The Perfect Burger

TODAY on MHTV: At CQ’s college graduation party we served the best turkey burgers (check out the pics above) and today he’s coming by to help me recreate them. I’ve got a couple tricks to keeping these burgers moist and juicy (pickle juice is one), and a whole bunch of condiments to add on top like homemade… View Article

Recipes From Today’s Show: Girls’ Movie Night In

Today on MHTV: With a house full of men, sometimes I just need a little girl time! When I have the girls over for movie night, I love making finger foods we can share. Sweet and sticky teriyaki-glazed wings get served up with crudites, while my shredded chicken and black bean nachos are piled high with Monetary… View Article

Recipes From Today’s Show: Cast Iron

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 with recipe like steak pizzaiola, pineapple upside-down cake and the perfect fried egg. Get the recipes from this episode: The Perfect Fried Egg Steak Pizzaiola Pineapple Upside-Down… View Article

Recipes From Today’s Show: Roasted Chicken Dinner

TODAY on MHTV: I’m always on the lookout for new ways to prepare roast chicken, and this lemon-herb version is one of my all-time favorites. On the side, I’m making collard greens with bacon and my husband’s specialty, rice and noodle pilaf. For dessert, broiled grapefruit halves with a touch of brown sugar are the perfect blend of tangy and… View Article

Recipes From Today’s Show: Seafood Paella Dinner

TODAY on MHTV: One of the best things you can do if you’re having company is focus on one really awesome dish, and it’s even better if you can make it all in the same pan. Seafood paella is one of those dishes and in my version I use fresh clams, halibut and spicy Portuguese… View Article

Recipes From Today’s Show: Indian Vegetarian

TODAY on MHTV: Indian cuisine can seem intimidating if you’ve never made it before but today’s vegetarian dinner is a great introduction. Served together as a meal or separately as sides, dishes like cucumber yogurt salad and chickpeas spiced with cinnamon, cumin and coriander really bring out the flavors of Indian cooking and are guaranteed to be… View Article

Recipes From Today’s Show: Southern Cooking

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 in… View Article

Recipes From Today’s Show: Japanese Night

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: Greek Night

Today on MHTV: Whenever I have Greek food, I am instantly brought back to my childhood in Detroit when I would visit Greek Town to get authentic and delicious dishes. Today, I’m making a menu inspired by those childhood memories. Colorful Greek salad is topped with feta and dressed with a red wine vinaigrette. Essentially… View Article

Recipes From Today’s Show: Father’s Day Dinner

TODAY on MHTV: Father’s day dinner is one meal where we give my husband, Richie, whatever he wants. And he always wants meat, meat, and more meat! Calder and I are grilling juicy steak and veggie kebabs and topping them with a fresh and simple chimichurri sauce.  Then, I’m making a Michelada beer cocktail (beer,… View Article

Recipes From Today’s Show: Game Day

TODAY on MHTV: Football season may be over but that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy some good game grub. MQ is here helping me with the chili made with rehydrated ancho chilies that add a little heat but a lot of flavor. CQ is here too making our house staple, cheesy popcorn snacks. I’ve also got my… View Article

Recipes From Today’s Show: Kid-Friendly Menu

TODAY on MHTV: Fast and fun meals are a great way to get kids to eat- and help make- dinner and today, my nieces Callie and Bella are here today to help me out in the kitchen. For a healthy alternative to “fried fingers”, my baked herb-buttermilk chicken tenders are the answer and if you’re… View Article

Recipes From Today’s Show: Light & Easy Recipes

TODAY on MHTV: With summer almost upon us, make dinner light and easy. My quick-cooking chicken paillard has layers and layers of flavor: garlic, lemon, thyme, and pepper. Pair it with a crisp arugula-and-radicchio salad, and you’ve got yourself a light and healthy dinner — with plenty of room for dessert! For something sweet, I’m making homemade raspberry… View Article

Recipes From Today’s Show: The Freezer is Your Friend

TODAY on MHTV: I’m making freezer friendly recipes that save time without sacrificing flavor. With little effort in preparation and a basic tomato sauce, you can have hearty lasagna that goes from freezer to oven, a quick lentil vegetable soup and a coffee cake that only gets better with freezing. With dishes like these in… View Article

Recipes From Today’s Show: Chicken Milanese

TODAY on MHTV: Chicken Milanese is one of our family’s favorite dishes, especially CQ (who’s on the show today). Butterflying the chicken breast before breading and frying helps to keep the chicken tender and juicy—it makes all the difference. Round out the meal with simple and healthy spinach with lemon and homestyle spaghetti pomodoro. Get… View Article