Recipes From Today’s Show: Christmas Eve Dinner Menu

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TODAY on MHTV: My brother David is here and we’re making some of our family’s favorite dishes including beef braciola and  homemade gnocchi. Since it’s a meal for a special occasion, we’re also making an easy but impressive dessert of elegant salt-roasted pears with caramel sauce. More from the show.

Get the recipes from this episode:

Beef Braciola

Homemade Gnocchi

Salt-Roasted Pears with Caramel Sauce

Get the recipes from the 11:30 episode of MH, Fuss-Free Party Recipes.

Watch ”Mad Hungry with Lucinda Scala Quinn” weekdays at 11 a.m. /10 a.m. CT on Hallmark Channel. Bonus episode airs weekdays at 11:30 a.m./10:30 a.m. CT.

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  • Anne Stone December 23, 2010 at 12:22 pm

    Please learn to pronouce “bracciola”. It’s a word that shouldn’t be Americanized. Just ask anyone with an Italian background. No problem, it was good for a chuckle.

  • Tom Ford December 23, 2010 at 12:47 pm

    Watching you make the Bracciola reminded me of a dish my grandmother and my mother use to make that was so good, and with their passing, sadly lost forever. They called it “spadini”. The beef thin, the same as you did, but, then cut into strips about 1 1/2″ wide and 3″ long. Then the breadcrumb mix basically the same, but, with tomatoe sauce mixed in, to make like a paste. The filling applied to the beef just like yours, then put on a scuier, like a mini shiscabab, with a slice of onion between each roll. Then they are broiled.
    I’m no chef, but, I love to cook, and am very good following recepies, and would really love to see a recepie for “Spadini” that I could pass down, and keep this tradition going in my family.
    thank you.
    Tom Ford

  • Cindy Eddy December 26, 2010 at 3:11 pm

    Worst website ever. Get a new person to help. I just want reciepes. Have a search engine!

  • Denise Henderson December 27, 2010 at 10:46 am

    I made the bracciola and gnocchi for Christmas Eve dinner. Delicious!! Easier and quicker than I thought. Wonderful recipes!

  • Liz Dutton December 29, 2010 at 12:22 pm

    I consistently use your recipes and they are always a hit–but this beef bracciolli was the BEST–although even the butcher at my local supermarket didn’t know what I meant when i asked for “top round sirloin” We substituted so a thin cut “sandwich steak” It was delicious, smelled amazing, the sauce was to die for.
    And making gnocchi together is sure to be a new Christmas tradition with my grandsons from henceforth.
    We had so much FUN!

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