Celebrate a patriotic holiday or a returning soldier with this all American outdoor summer meal. It’s got grilled red wine burgers, creamy white potato salad and fresh blue blackberry tart in a menu that does everything but stand up and salute the flag!
Michael's planning an old-fashioned ice cream social with the best summer desserts and your favorite lawn games to keep everyone busy.
Who says you have to go to a fancy restaurant to put together your favorite brunch? Guests at this party get to build their own omelets served alongside a cocktail with a kick. Recipes: Build-your-own omelets with Michael's Classic Omelet Technique and omelet fillings: Mariano's Caponata Agridolce, Spinaci alla Padella, Grilled Red Onion, Salami Bits, Artisan Cheese Board, Strawberry Stove-Top Preserves with toast, Espresso Martini.
Michael's step-by-step guide for the novice cook and first-time dinner party host, with clever tips for cooking with few pans and even less money. It's both easy and elegant. Recipes: Tri-Color Salad With Fricco Crackers and Caesar "Vinaigrette," "Lunch Bag" Swordfish With Mediterranean Tomato Sauce and Linguini, Panna Cotta With Honey.
Take a trip to the islands with a Caribbean-inspired meal of jerk chicken and other tropical delicacies. Recipes: Grilled Mahi Mahi with Jerk Spice, Island-style Rice and Beans, Papaya and Avocado Salad, Batido Colada.
What's more glamorous than a summer night party around the pool? Especially when you serve scrumptious grilled hors d'oeuvres like grilled asparagus and sizzling shrimp cocktail.
It’s a heart healthy, slim-down menu that’s so good, no one will feel deprived--not with a creamy yogurt soup and a big plate of pasta loaded with veggies. Good, and good for you.
In the '70s and early '80s, Northern California spawned a new wave in cooking fresh, regional ingredients, and Michael was part of the movement making it happen. He treats us to a meal featuring California classic ingredients like goat cheese and heirloom tomatoes.
A grill-your-own party as Michael sets out the fixings for his famous spiedini. We even skewer fresh fruit on cinnamon flavored sticks.
When friends gather at the last minute, Michael still has what it takes to put on a fabulous party. He stages a pantry raid. Using just what's on hand in the cupboards, he throws together a meal with lots of flavor and no fuss!
Celebrate the Season with a gift wrapping party and come away with a gift you can make yourself. Michael cooks an easy lunch for his guests that includes an easy food gift. Wrap up the holidays in style!
When it’s cold outside, warm up inside with a comfort meal of lemon pork and creamy apple sauce. The perfect warm dinner on a blustery day.
Classic American comfort food comes with an Italian accent when Michael makes his versions of home-style favorites such as meatloaf, mashed potatoes and pancakes.