Celebrate everyone’s favorite sweet treat with the ultimate celebration for chocoholics everywhere. Pudding, cookies, cocktails — it’s all chocolate, all the time at this special party. Recipes include Chocolate Risotto Pudding, Piedmontese "No Bake" Chocolate Amaretto Cookies, Chocolate "Soup" with Raspberry Salad and a Chocolate Espresso Martini.
Feed the fans at your next Little League game with these easy to prepare and transport crowd favorites. Kids love hot dogs and the adults will love these tasty ones even more. It's a home run.
Friends gather in the sand for a game of Beach Volleyball and the surfer's favorite dinner - fish tacos. Michael rounds out this Southern California beach meal with a special slaw and a cool custard dessert.
Comforting pub favorites like onion soup and Shepherd’s Pie get updated with Michael’s special touch. A pint of Guinness and a dart board and you’ve got yourself a party.
Well loved American home-style recipes from the 40's and 50's - like glazed ham and pineapple upside down cake - are dusted off and given a makeover by Michael.
Get your friends together in their best clothes to watch the annual awards ceremony with this easy and elegant cocktail party. Recipes include White Bean and Corn Cannoli, Puff Pastry Pinwheels with Sun-dried tomatoes and Pesto, Smoked Salmon Beggars Purses and Prosecco Gold Rush.
The '60s favorite is back. Fondue stations throughout the house mix up the crowd and get everyone talking. Michael shows easy ways to present cheese, meat and dessert fondues, with or without a fondue pot.
A day of horse-riding in Napa Valley ends in a cowboy-style picnic. Michael dishes up grilled Italian sandwiches, hearty meatballs with smoky BBQ flavor and rustic side dishes.
The ultimate potluck dinner foods--all in one meal. Each easy dish Michael makes can be brought to another party. He gives tips on moving food and keeping it warm.
First comes love, and then comes...the engagement party. Throw an easy bash for the happy couple with romantic treats everyone will enjoy.
You provide the energy; Michael provides the fuel with a backpack friendly meal.
Michael and fellow chef Jan Birnbaum face off again in a contest to see who can grill the best steak. Michael brings a classic Italian steakhouse side dish to this big meat showdown.
For this party, Michael's friends gather to play a favorite summer lawn game and enjoy an Italian inspired meal. With these dishes, you can eat and play at the same time and not miss a minute of the game.