Recipes From Today’s Show: Christmas Morning

Today on MHTV: Is there anything better than Christmas morning? Now that my boys are older, we don’t have to wake up at the crack of dawn. Instead we sleep in a bit, take our time opening presents and sit down for a leisurely brunch together. Today, Calder’s here to help me make a brunch… View Article

Recipes From Today’s Show: Cocktail Party

Today on MHTV:  Today I’ve got my cousin Paul in the kitchen with me to help me get ready to put on a stylish and fun cocktail party. Sangria is a great serve-yourself party drink that’s great if you don’t want to get stuck behind a bar. Ours is made with Rose wine, brandy, fresh… View Article

Mad Hungry MY Way: Thanksgiving Turkey

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. Send your Mad Hungry My Way… View Article

Recipes From Today’s Show: Restaurant Renditions

Today on MHTV: Sometimes you just don’t feel like getting dressed up and going out to eat but  that doesn’t mean you can’t bring the restaurant right to your own table. Today I want to show you how you can make those “fancy schmancy” dishes right at home. Duck a L’Orange is a classic French dish… View Article

Recipes From Today’s Show: Weekend Cook

Today on MHTV: Mexican food is a Quinn family favorite so today a I’m cooking up a feast. In order to make really down-home Mexican food, you really have to put the time in. The husks need a good soak and then, I make the tamale dough; it’s the perfect “weekend kitchen project” so I’m… View Article

Happy Thanksgiving! One More Leftover Recipe

Hi Everyone, Happy Thanksgiving! As your turkey is cooking (or grilling, like mine is), here’s a peak at what will become of my leftovers. You have my man crepes and my pressed turkey sandwiches but here’s a recipe to help make some of your leftovers new again: Sweet Potato Bread Pudding. I use my leftover… View Article

Recipes From Today’s Show: a Taste of Italy

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: Fuss-Free Entertaining

Today on MHTV: I love throwing a good party and know that entertaining doesn’t have to be stressful. Sometimes an impromptu cocktail party or dinner can bring friends together and be a blast. Today’s menu is all about easy hor d’ouevres that are so good, no one will believe how fast they were put together. Chicken… View Article

Recipes From Today’s Show: Vietnamese Take-Out

Today on MHTV: Vietnamese food is filled with simple ingredients and lots flavor and today I have Calder in the kitchen to help me recreate some of our favorite take-out dishes at home. Summer rolls are so easy to make at home and impart many of the same flavors of spring rolls but aren’t fried!… View Article

Recipes From Today’s Show: Girl’s Movie Night

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… View Article

Recipes from Today’s Show: Thanksgiving

Today on MHTV: A really important part of Thanksgiving is the tradition of sitting down with those that you love and sharing dishes you look forward to every year — without getting stuck in the kitchen! This menu is all about having a flavorful but fuss-free holiday. Turkey easily gets extra flavor when stuffed with… View Article

Recipes from Today’s Show: Lone Star Steak Night

Today on MHTV: The lone star state is one of my favorite places to visit and today, I’m doing some cowboy cookery. For some “make-ahead,” black-eyed peas soak overnight before being slow-cooked with a ham hock while, for maximum flavor, grilled rib-eye steak marinates in a smokey-sweet dry rub. Simmered mustard greens get a hint… View Article

Recipes from Today’s Show: Game Day

TODAY on MHTV:If it’s one thing my boys love, it’s football! Calder’s here today to help make some grub for the game. If beer isn’t your thing, my take on a tequila sunrise is a perfect “sub” that tastes as good as it looks. Stageline chili gets a hit of Jamaican heat from scotch bonnet… View Article

Recipes from Today’s Show: Sunday Cook

TODAY on MHTV: Sundays are the day where I can do a bit of relaxing — no soccer practice, no rushing to work or school — so I like to do some more leisurely cooking. Today my friend Gloria joins me in the kitchen to make some of our favorite Sunday recipes. My creamy spinach… View Article

Recipes from Today’s Show: Brazilian Feast

TODAY on MHTV: Brazilian food offers some seriously flavorful dishes and today I’ve got my friend Michelli here to show me how to cook up a traditional Brazilian feast. We start by making the national dish, Feijoda, a slow-cooking hearty stew filled with beans and pork. Farofa, a dish similar to polenta, is perfect to… View Article

Recipes from Today’s Show: My First Job

TODAY on MHTV: Everyone remembers their first job; mine was at a little restaurant in Connecticut called Bon Appetit. As a teenager, I started out on “prep,” cleaning and cutting piles of vegetables for service, and ended up learning and moving my way up the line to actual cook. Today’s show is a homage to… View Article

Recipes from Today’s Show: Cast-Iron Pans

TODAY on MHTV: I’ve spoken many times about how my cast-iron pans are some of my most beloved kitchen essentials. Today my brother David is here, and we’ve got recipes that will give you a few more reasons to love your cast iron! Seared scallops have the perfect outside crisp and are balanced with a… View Article

Recipes from Today’s Show: Fuss-Free Weeknight Dinner

TODAY on MHTV: When in doubt, rely on your pantry to help get good food on the table! With a well-stocked pantry, you can pull dinner together with ease and that’s exactly what I’m doing today. A nod to the canned soup I ate as a kid, I recreate a classic tomato soup and top… View Article

Recipes from Today’s Show: Southern Cooking

TODAY on MHTV: My Louisiana-based brother Jim and I are serving 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 Watch ”Mad Hungry… View Article

Recipes from Today’s Show: Chinese Take-Out

TODAY on MHTV: My family loves Chinese food but takeout has a tendency to make your wallet lighter with your waistband tighter. Today Calder and I are making healthier versions some of our favorite Chinese takeout dishes, saving unnecessary calories and a few bucks: sweet and crunchy sesame chicken, pork fried rice and for some… View Article