Boys, soccer and cooking skills

In New York City, Martin Luther King High School have been the reigning champs of boys high school soccer for fifteen years.  The MLK team, year after year is so skilled that often the bench is as talented as the starting line-up. Yesterday, I got the chance to see the lads from Beacon high school… View Article
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MH My Way Monday: Chicken

Spatchcocked Chicken from Ami. Gets ‘em every time. Check out her blog, From the Bookshelf, for a step-by-step. Here is my MH My Way: Flat Roasted Chicken. Absolutely fabulous!

Speaking of Wings…

Wings have a special place on my table and in my stomach- in MAD Hungry, I wax poetic on how much I love crunching on the wing tips. They’re an anytime meal- dinner, lunch, snack and are perfect when sitting down and watching some football. Juicy, spicy and flavorful- it’s hard to eat just one…. View Article

wings and things….

Yesterday we made my second favorite chicken wing recipe. The first is Crunchy Sesame Chicken wings from MH. This one is sweet and spicy and a little crispy–a little gooey. You’ll see that recipe soon on MHTV. After we finished filming, Calder sat in the living room to scarf down a plate full of them…. View Article
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Recipes from Today’s Show: Short Ribs Menu

TODAY on MHTV: My method for oven-braised short ribs eliminates browning the meat and lets the oven do all the work. While the ribs hang out in the oven (add potatoes to make it a one-pan meal), you’ve got time to make a side of caramelized cauliflower that is sweet and salty with a crunchy… View Article

Recipes from Today’s Show: Southern Cooking

TODAY on MHTV: Even though I’m from up North, I’m a big fan of Southern food and was inspired to whip up this down-home menu of fried chicken and hearty sides. It’s a pretty classic Southern spread starting out with ice cold spearmint juleps and pimento cheese and crackers, except my fried chicken isn’t fried… View Article

BEC Challenge Winner Announcement

The numbers are in, you voted and now we’ve got a new BEC champ in town. My NY deli style breakfast sandwich was given new life with Scott Hargrove’s sausage, gravy biscuit BEC. Congrats Scott! Big thank you to everyone who participated and voted— your BECS were delish and we’ve certainly got a few new… View Article
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Recipes from Today’s Show: Light and Easy

Today on MHTV: Sometimes you just want something light for dinner and don’t want to be trapped in the kitchen all night. Healthy and fast—no joke, it takes less than 5 min to cook—my lemon-thyme chicken paillards get their great flavor from a basic marinade. I like to serve it with an arugula salad that… View Article

Recipes from Today’s Show: Asian-Inspired Dishes

TODAY on MHTV: My family loves Asian food, so I try to keep a couple of dishes in our dinner rotation. With a few pantry staples, Asian-inspired meals are easy. Broiled salmon teriyaki is made with a simple mix of soy sauce and honey- if you’re not sure on what kind of salmon to buy,… View Article
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MH My Way Monday: Pancakes

MH pancakes take new shape with Sarah Hortman’s spooky riff: “Hello! I thought I would share how wonderful your pancake recipe is from your “Mad Hungry” book. I tried it for the first time on Halloween using festively shaped molds and served it with my homemade pumpkin butter. Our four boys, myself and my husband… View Article
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Recipes from Today’s Show: Chicken Milanese

TODAY on MHTV: Calder is here to help me make a classic Italian dish—tender and juicy Chicken Milanese. I like to serve this with Spaghetti Pomodoro; Pomodoro is a very basic sauce that really focuses on using just a few (but the best) ingredients and can be applied to just about anything that requires a… View Article