Shrimp Scampi Versatility

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It’s handy to have a few dishes up your sleeve that can be prepared in several different ways depending on how you are feeling, or more importantly, how your fridge, freezer, or pantry are stocked at that very moment. Shrimp scampi is one of those dishes. The recipe brings a few ingredients together to create a deeply familiar and deeply… View Article

Stir-Fry Strategy

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  I make this type of meal at least once a week. It’s not the same type of stir-fry my  mom made in the 70’s with leftovers from last night’s dinner. No disrespect, because I loved that dish (often based around leftover teriyaki pork). But over my last few decades of professional cooking, I’ve learned a lot… View Article

Potato Salad for Easter

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When I arrived at my mom’s for Easter, she’d been combing through all my books to find her potato salad recipe, but with no luck. It was a bit of a surprise, as there are very few of her gems that haven’t been published. After a little digging we realized that it wasn’t in one… View Article
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Rose’s Tuna Salad

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A reader wrote to ask for my mom’s tuna salad recipe (which I couldn’t help but mention in this description of Rose). Today, once again, a Quinn said, “there’s nothing in the house to eat.” Looking beyond the near-empty fridge, the crisper and pantry held a few secrets and about-to-go-sour ingredients. Surely, a tuna salad was well… View Article

EASY PARTY DRINK: GIN AND TONIC

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Lucinda’s sharing her recipe for one of her favorite summer cocktails; gin and tonic with a club soda twist. Watch the latest “How-to with LSQ” to see Lucinda mix up a cold glass of G&T, plus learn a few great tips for making dynamite drinks:
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Inspiration for Weeknight Meals

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Juggling a job, family, and life in general can sometimes be hectic but that doesn’t mean that your dinner has to suffer. Even with a busy schedule you can make and enjoy easy meals that are affordable and delicious! Check out the gallery below for some of  my weeknight go-to dishes: [picasa username=”lsq713″ albumname=”LucindasMealsforBusyWeekNights”] Get… View Article
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Pork Jowl….B than b!

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[picasa username=”lsq713″ albumname=”PorkJowl”] Have you ever had it? OMG it’s like bacon only better. Is that even possible???–YES. Meanwhile, we’re getting ready for Mad Hungry TV to launch THIS Monday at 12/11c. CCQ and I will be visiting Martha’s show live at 10am that morning with a new super simple recipe using our favorite ingredient–… View Article
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A FISH GRILLING TECHNIQUE

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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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Roasted Red Peppers For Days

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[picasa username=”lsq713″ albumname=”RoastedRedPeppersForDays”] If you take some time, about half an hour to roast 5-6 red peppers, peel, cut into strips, saute lightly in olive oil with sliced garlic then you will have a gift in your fridge that just keeps giving. Here is but one three day plan. The main thing to remember is… View Article
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Spring Dinner

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[picasa username=”lsq713″ albumname=”SpringDinnerFishEnPapillote510″] Classic, classic us: thinking its another utterly free and unplanned day–I ride up to the Colombia farmers market to see what’s there and the bounty is great. THe fish from Long Island is the freshest and only what’s come from those waters. I picked a couple pounds of fluke and a couple… View Article