This Week on Mad Hungry


Cuban-Style Pork Roast: Pork shoulder is an inexpensive cut of meat and is great for feeding a big crowd. I cook it low and slow until it’s so tender, it just melts in your mouth.

Cuban-Style Roasted Pork Shoulder

Cuban Sandwiches

Yucca with Mojo Sauce


Weeknight Seafood Feast:   Fish is a fast, flavorful meal and these three recipes are no exception.

Shrimp with Kale and White Beans

Trout Almandine

Broiled Oysters
Improvising in the Kitchen: Don’t let it get you down if you feel like there’s nothing in the house—this is the best time to experiment with new recipes

Penne with Cabbage, Bacon, and Currant Sauce

Savory Couers a la Crème

Grapefruit-Campari Cocktail


Weeknight Meatless Dinner Mushroom Pasta: When I’m in the mood for some quick comfort food, I think pasta.

Pasta with Sauteed Mushrooms

Pomodoro Salad

Dark Chocolate with Toasted Almonds and Golden Raisins

Portobello Mushroom Steak Dinner: Thick, hearty mushrooms, like portobellos, are a great alternative to steak. Marinating them in olive oil and herbs keeps them tender and juicy while grilling.

Grilled Portobello Mushroom Steaks

Maple-Thyme Roasted Carrots

Creamy Polenta

Crispy Polenta Squares


Improvisational Pantry: Some days you’ve just got to make do with what’s on hand. Today, I’m turning ordinary pantry items into dishes that sing

Black Beans and Rice

Dark Chocolate-Peanut Butter Bars

Pasta with Chickpea-Tomato Sauce

Chili-Lime Popcorn

Happy Accidents: Just when you think you’ve got leftovers and random ingredients that you can’t figure out what to do with, stop and think again—there’s always a way to use something.

Fried Pasta
Burger Salad
Banana Chocolate Chip Cookies
Limoncello Spritzer


Get Ready for the Week Beef Patties: One of the best ways to save time during the week is having something you c n just throw right in the oven from the freezer, but it’s even better if it’s homemade.

Beef Patties

Rum-Ginger Drink

Freezer Friendly: The freezer is your friend on busy nights when you want a home-cooked meal but are tight on time.

Sauteed Corn and Edamame

Sausage Meat Sauce

Chunky Peanut, Chocolate, and Cinnamon Cookies