The Best Grilling Secret You’ve Never Cooked

Ok folks if you haven’t tried skirt steak–this is your new jump off–affordable, and with the most amazing chewy (yet tender texture). Here I’ve coped an awesome “a-ha” technique from my fellow Artisan author Adam Perry Lang. Make a grilling sauce–any sauce (I used a ChimiChurri). When your hot meat, fish, or chicken comes right… View Article

Recipes from Today’s Show: Indoor BBQ, Autumn Comfort, Improvisational Pantry, Cast Iron Pans

At 10AM TODAY on MHTV: Indoor BBQ. Summer may be over, but that doesn’t mean you have to say goodbye to BBQ. Get the recipes: Pulled Pork North Carolina BBQ Sauce Classic Coleslaw Black Tea and Citrus Pitcher Simple Grilled Peaches At 10:30AM TODAY on MHTV: Autumn Comfort.When that first hint of fall hits the… View Article

Recipes From Today’s Show: Healthy Burger Shack

TODAY on MHTV: My son Calder loves burgers, shakes, fries, and all the other bad-for-you goodies found at typical fast-food joints. Today he’s helping me turn these guilty pleasures into healthy revelations. We’re spiking chicken burgers with chives for extra flavor, baking potato poppers for the french fry fans, and washing it all down with strawberry-buttermilk shakes. More from the… View Article

Recipes From Today’s Show: Steak House Supper

TODAY on Mad Hungry: One of the best things about a steak house dinner—besides the steak, of course—is all of the great sides that come with it! Make your kitchen prep easy with two no-cook sides: smashed tomatoes and deconstructed guacamole.  And even though the juicy, grilled Latin-style steak is a showstopper, a crunchy and… 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

Good to Grill: Recipes Made for BBQs and Grilling

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


I leaned this from a chef friend-Michael who lives and works in Los Angeles at the restaurant Providence. Good fresh fish like salmon needs just to be salt and pepperered for flavor BUT–to grill it so it won’t stick on the grill? Lightly brush mayonaise on it to form a film before grilling. It’s not… View Article
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[picasa username=”lsq713″ albumname=”GuestBloggerSonSFriendBBQ”] I received this meal recap from one of my sons friends about his grilling adventures this weekend. This guy has spent many a barbecue at my home over the years and I am the friend he refers to who he called for how-to reco’s. The story is really funny. He writes of… View Article
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Red Hot Wings

[picasa username=”lsq713″ albumname=”RedHotWings510″] Such a fantastic extended family weekend. So many meals to cook, so many great cooks in the house and so little time! Here baby bro mans the grill for his hot wings, a double dipping situation in which the wings slow smoke for a while, then are dipped in a hot sauce,… View Article

Rib Dinner

[picasa username=”lsq713″ albumname=”RibDinner510″] Here was the deal. I’d get ribs–enough for everyone, meaning one rack per person (an investment). That’s all I had to deal with shopping-wise. In this house you don’t even want to cook ribs unless you’re SURE they’ll be enough.
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Extra Large Big Green Egg

[picasa username=”lsq713″ albumname=”XLBigGreenEgg”] I’m afraid I’ll be harping on a lot this summer about this extra large big green egg. I know–I’m late to the green egg party. Many folks I know have been using them for years. BUT–that still doesn’t take away from my absolute glee at the awesomeness–its efficiency, workability and ability to… View Article
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Taco Time

[picasa username=”lsq713″ albumname=”TacoBar510″] Was craving the fresh vegetal, spice of green chilies so, I went with a taco bar for dinner. Made fish tacos on MARTHA this week  which reminded me how beloved this dinner is in our house–an awesome one because you can just assemble a bunch of ingredients–according to taste or what you… View Article
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[picasa username=”lsq713″ albumname=”ReallyGoodFriday”] One week back from vacation and the vibe continues a la early spring. Fresh Pat LaFreida provolone sausages, barbecued and piled into a baguette, lined with sweet pickles, and slathered with mustard. Press it down and slice in pieces–a great casual way to get lots of servings with little fuss. Sweet potatoes,… View Article
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THE T-GIVING BIRD I am having a blast preparing the turkey. Weber-grilling is the path I take in order to keep the ovens free for everything else. Above shows the grill prep and then–a 360 of the beauty while cooking. Recipe in Mad Hungry. Happy Thanksgiving all.
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The indirect grill set-up for the ribs (I used 2 small Webers). Just stack as many racks as you need side by side like playing cards, cover and open vents. Cook about an hour plus, rotating periodically. But, enough about the ribs. On the side was sauteed swiss chard and red onions AND, grilled chard… View Article
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If you have your food shopping act together life is so much easier meaning–if the fridge is full, get up in the morning, throw the meat in a marinade and forget about dinner until its time to cook. This am–put 2 3lb chix (backbones removed by cutting up both sides of it with kitchen shears)… View Article
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