Mad Hungry with Lucinda Scala Quinn

Recipes from Today's Show: Fall Feast

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TODAY on MHTV: During a trip to Germany, we encountered sausages, sauerkraut and every kind of "wurst" you can imagine. This Oktoberfest-inspired dinner has all the earthy flavors and hearty foods of fall. Boiled potatoes with parsley and dill are a simple yet mouthwatering side dish alongside German sausages with apples, onions and sauerkraut. Any extra apples in the house get used up to make an easy, but delicious, German apple cake. More from the show.

Get the recipes from this episode:

Boiled Potatoes with Parsley and Dill

German Sausages with Apples, Onions and Sauerkraut

German Apple Cake


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.

Comments (47)

  • BEST new show on TV, love it.
    Truly, more fun than Martha's show.
    Thank you for great "normal" food recipes.

  • I've really enjoy the show the recipes look easy,hope it stays on the air good luck

  • What a great show....simple and to the point...she cooks like me...using a fork or a wisk and not loaded down by electrical appliances....

    Common sense cooking....

  • Would like the recipes for the potatoes fixed in the

    oven that you showed today 10/14/10. Sure looked good

    Love the show-you make it really friendly. Love

    that it is down to earth recipes.

  • Author Comment:

    Hey Marilyn,

    Here's the potato recipe from today's show:

    Happy cooking!

  • Hi Lucinda! I LOVE your show! At last, simple and healthy recipes that I can make in a snap! Can't wait to try this one!!

  • Author Comment:

    TK, KW, C, M:
    Normal, simple friendly is what we have to offer viewers along with BIG taste.
    Thank-you for taking the time to write and send your support.

  • Here is my blog post from last fall including a recipe for *City Chicken*

    LOVING your program on Hallmark and hope they continue to show it in primetime (for us working outside the home homemakers).

    Gail Prather

  • Lucinda!
    I absolutely LOVE, LOVE, LOVE your show! Where have you been hiding all these years? Your recipes are amazing & just cry out to be tried. Love the shows when your boys are on. We also have a family that cooks together, in fact whoever helped Dad in the kitchen was called the "gopher"...go for this, go for that..haha.
    Making your carnitas for dinner tomorrow...can't wait.

  • Just found your show and love it. Aside from your relaxed demeanor and great recipes, I like the fact that there is no hype from screaming and clapping audiences.

  • The potato recipe I wanted was the ones she fixed like

    french fries. I don't know the spices that she put on


  • I truly enjoy the Mad Hungry program, and try
    never to miss it. Such doable, practical recipes
    and wonderful instructions!

  • I just watched this show this morning for the first time and have fallen in love with it. I am not a experienced cook/baker but looks like the recipes come across simple and fast something that I could do.

  • I love this show! The recipes are fun and easy to follow. I made the Octoberfest last night and my husband and I both loved it. Lucinda, you are doing a GREAT job and you are fun to watch!

  • I can't wait to try the sausage-onion-apple-sauerkraut recipe! What a wonderful Fall comfort dish. Serving it with Schwarzwalder dark rye on the side. You know, that might make a great sandwich later! The dishes you make are so ordinary-cook-friendly! I really like your show.

  • Marilyn,

    The french fry recipe you wanted was the Italian Fries recipe. I found it when I did a search on Mad Hungry for Burger Night or Burger Bar which is what else they did on the show the dad. The video and recipe came up when I did that search.

  • Marilyn - Here is the Italian Fries recipe:

    Serves 6 (if you are very lucky)

    6 or 7 Idaho potatoes, peeled and sliced into 1/3-inch-thick French fry-style strips, soaked in cold water
    4 tablespoons (1/4 cup) extra-virgin olive oil
    1 tablespoon dried Italian herbs or some combo of dried oregano, thyme, marjoram, and basil
    2 cups freshly grated Romano cheese
    1/4 cup parsley leaves, finely chopped
    4 tablespoons (1/2 stick) salted butter, cut into 6 cubes
    Coarse salt and freshly ground black pepper
    1.Preheat the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
    2.Drain the potatoes and pat dry with paper towels. Spread 1 tablespoon of the olive oil on each of 2 rimmed baking sheets and spread out the potatoes. Overlapping is fine.
    3.Sprinkle the dried herbs evenly over the potatoes. Liberally spread the cheese and parsley on top. Drizzle the remaining 2 tablespoons of olive oil over the cheese. Scatter the cubed butter around the pans.
    4.Potato Prep: For a French-fry cut, peel the potatoes and slice lengthwise into 1/3-inch-thick slices. Stack the slices on top of one another, a few at a time, and slice lengthwise into 1/3-inch-thick strips. Peeled and sliced potatoes can turn brown pretty quickly. To avoid this, try floating the peeled, cut pieces in cold, salted water. When you're ready to cook, drain them and pat dry.
    5.Bake until the potatoes are golden brown, rotating the pans after 30 minutes, for 45 to 50 minutes total. Use a spatula to lift off the potatoes with all the crusty cheese adhered to them. Sprinkle with salt and pepper to taste. Serve hot.
    From Mad Hungry, October 2010.

    Read more at Italian Fries - Martha Stewart Recipes

  • My try with your Apple Cake seen on the Octoberfest show did not work. i must have not written the correct steps

  • I love your show. Your recipes give me so many excellent ideas of what else to serve. I try to cook along with you because you're so inspiring. Thank you Hallmark channel.

  • I love the show. Real food for real people. I've made a couple of the show meals already. Question: what is the pan you used to make the sausages. It's enameled an off white color. I want one!

  • I love Mad Hungry!! I record the show daily. Lucinda has become like a friend sharing her secrets for bringing my family to the table running. So far my favorite recipe has been Veg. lentil soup (I love soups!!) I always try new recipies I find out on my sister. We couldn't pull ourselves away form the soup pot. I'm excited to try more recipies. I am asking Santa for the Mad Hungry cookbook!! Thanks for such a fun show, it is one of my favorites.

  • I just had to tell someone that I LOVE THIS SHOW!!!!!!!! It is especially wonderful when here sons are there - love the interaction! Thank you so much! Kate

  • please email me your recipe for the pork tenderloin and the plum dessert shown on the November 23rd show at 11:30am.

  • I just watched your show and I love it. Could you e-mail me your recipe for the Pork Tendloin and Plum Pudding shown on the November 23 show at 11:30 AM As I cannot find it listed.

  • Could you please E mail your recipe for the Pork Tenderloin and Plum dessert shown on the November 23show at 11:30 AM . I'm desparate to have this recipe for Pork Tenderloin but cannot find it anywhere!!
    thank you so much!!!

  • Hi Lucinda, I love watching your show with my grams. I watched it today and you prepared Hangar steak, french fries, pudding, spinach. Could you tell me where I can find that recipe? Happy cooking!

  • I made the sausage & apple recipe this last weekend like I said I was going to do. My husband looked at the dish & said "that looks like Martha made it!" I said close -- it was Lucinda. :-) He loved it & so did I. So glad to have your show & some new recipes that work. I didn't recall you putting pickles in the recipe on the show & didn't put them in mine either but I used a lil apple cider vinegar instead of apple cider. Yum!

  • Lucinda, I can't tell you how much I LOVE your show! I watched you on Everyday Food and was so happy when your show came on the air. I too have 3 growing boys, who are always hungry and I am always cooking, your recipes are soooo good and so healthy and best of all easy! Thank you so much for giving me the skills to cook and I hope your show does great!!
    Denise Smith, Calif

  • I love your roasted cauliflower w/raisins,capers,garlic,and parsley. My husband said this is the only way he wants to eat cauliflower from now on. Love your recipes and Caulder.

  • I find this show very delightful,healthy, and so entertaining! I look forward to this show everyday!
    I was so disappointed because I wasn't able to get the fall recipes! From a devoted watcher!

  • Hi Lucinda I really enjoy your Madhungry show.
    I made your Lentil soup today. It was excellent and I dont like beams. My husband passed away 4/18/10. He really would have like your soup. Your
    boys are really handsome. You should be on 2 hours.
    God Bless

  • Hi Lucinda
    I love your show. I TiVo it and watch it everyday
    I need a pork shoulder recipe. Could you send me one
    look forward to watching your show everyday.
    Happy New Year! Sharon G

  • Hope the 11am slot with martha's baking does not cancel out mad hungry??????// it is the best cooking show i have ever watched, please say u have moved to another time slot.

  • I like collecting various kinds of recipes. Your recipes seems delicious.......have a chance to test it...

  • Why do I watch a show on TV today, Jan.25, 2011, and would like to see the recipes. On the show I was encouraged to go to I did and what I see is a picture and program from Oct, 2010.
    Todays show was about spaghetti, etc and the web site is featuring something about a trip to Germany and sausage and sauerkraut which was shown 4 months ago.
    Are you that slow?????
    I was very disappointed and confused.
    Oh, well!!

  • This is the very best meal preparation show at present. Love watching the show when the sons or nieces are helping Lucinda prepare meals. Where is this show moving when Martha takes over the 11:00 cooking hour???? Can't live without Lucinda's interesting & informative show!!!!

  • Okay Lucinda....I so love every episode! Thank you! The recipe i keep thinking about, and especially now for Super Bowl Sunday, is the "pressed sandwich". If I REmember correctly, you mentioned someone you know that has her guest sit on the sandwich to flatten it, before serving it! I love the "make ahead" quality of this casual main course. Can I please have the recipe!!

  • Mariyln, the Italian Fries recipe that you were looking for is magnificent! I made them the day the show aired and my guest loved them..... so did I!

  • Really enjoy your program; makes me enthused about cooking something different. Saw your taco day but didn't get the recipes, especially the pork one cooked I think on top of the stove. Could you EMail it to me? Am very limited on the computer. Thanks so much.

  • I really do enjoy your show. Happened on it accidentally and am so happy I found you! Don't normally watch cooking shows, but you are like a friend just giving me one of your recipes, over coffee. So nice that I usually always have the ingredients on hand.
    After I watch your show in the morning, I know what I'm having for dinner that night! My husband has loved everything I've made.

    Thanks so much.

  • I just watched the episode "Meal between snakes". Calder's idea of done up Ramen noodle is brilliant. Being Chinese myself and I had so many Ramen noodles, I have never thought of making peanut noodle so quick and so easy.
    My family and myself do what he does exactly, eat from the pot or serve from the pot to wash less dishes. We do not use dishwasher in China !!
    Thank you for showing this to the audience.

  • We love your show!
    My 4 year-old daughter and I watch it together and then she helps me cook. She also plays "cooking show" on her little kitchen. We've made a couple of your recipes and my husband and three children loved them. Keep up the great work!

  • This is the best cooking show on television. All the recipes are perfect for the family to make
    and they are easy and delicious. I love the way
    she explains how to make recipes and the way they
    turn out on the show. I love this program.


  • I have searched all thru your archives, and can't find any thing on your 'special large pan cookie' my wife made it today, but is not sure she coppied it down right, and would like to get the recipe if possible. I though it was very good, and not to change anything, but she wants it to be correct. thanks anyway, love your show.

  • I'm trying to find the recipe for making home made burger and italian french that aired in 2010 e.p. 20
    this was my first that i saw the show. it also showed how to make root beer flots. i would appreciate if you could e mail to me. that you for your time.


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