Mad Hungry with Lucinda Scala Quinn

Potato Salad: Send Us Your Technique!

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When the topic of potato salad came up today on MH Radio, we were blown away by the enthusiastic response. At the first mention of this dish, phone calls, emails, and comments about favorite recipes started pouring in. We can’t wait to try out all of the suggestions from today. If you have a favorite secret ingredient, technique, or piece of advice for making potato salad please send it our way to madhungrylsq@gmail.com or leave a comment on this post. We’ll be testing out potato salad recipes over the next few weeks and featuring them on the blog. Thank you!

Best,

LSQ & The MH Team

Simple Summer Desserts

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It’s time to kick back, relax, and celebrate summer! With the Fourth of July behind us we still have the whole weekend to enjoy the warm weather. One of my favorite ways to upgrade a simple dinner into something a bit more special is serving a fun dessert. Treat yourself this weekend by trying one of these summer-inspired Mad Hungry dessert recipes:

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Chocolate Cake with Whipped Cream and Berries

 Peach Shortcake

Vanilla Ice Cream with Berry Sauce

Strawberry Vanilla Ice Cream Cake

 Frozen Melon Margarita Pops

The Best Grilling Secret You've Never Cooked

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Ok folks if you haven't tried skirt steak--this is your new jump off--affordable, and with the most amazing chewy (yet tender texture).

Here I've coped an awesome "a-ha" technique from my fellow Artisan author Adam Perry Lang. Make a grilling sauce--any sauce (I used a ChimiChurri). When your hot meat, fish, or chicken comes right off the grill, drag it through the sauce immediately post-grilling; when the meat is still that hot, it'll actually absorb the sauce and add flavor to your dish like nothing else!

The accompanying zucchini and red onions grilled are dipped with Labne (or thick yogurt) that's mixed with chopped fresh dill. The whole dish is then topped with toasted pistachios or almonds-- it's SICK!! And the best thing is with the Big Green Egg--the grill is going with the enough room for the cast iron skillet to do its thing.

And if that isn't enough--we threw on some whole mangoes while we were eating and scooped out the juicy hot mango sauce onto vanilla ice-cream. WHAT!!! Happy Independence Day folks. Liberate yourself from the norm!
Best,
LSQ

 

Mad Hungry Fourth of July

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No matter what my plans are for the Fourth of July, I always make sure they involve some of my favorite summer recipes. For me, the best way to relax and celebrate is with good food, family, and friends. If you’re looking for some inspiration for this Thursday, here are some recipes made for warm summer afternoons. It doesn't matter if you're grilling, on the road, or picnicking, we've got you covered with menus that aim to please.

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If for nothing else, try our All-American Icebox cake, an upgrade on those old-school flag cakes that can be made ahead.

Spurtlemania Contest: Winners Revealed!

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Hi Everyone,

Thanks again for all of the fantastic spurtlemania entries! As our contestants have shown, there is so much you can do with your spurtle: stir, spread, mix, fold— it really is a total upgrade on all of your kitchen utensils.

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We loved how Christopher Gomez brings his spurtle everywhere! According to him, he only had “three ‘must haves’ for a trip down to Costa Rica in January: 1) my spurtle, 2) diamond crystal kosher salt, and 3) sunscreen.”

1 We loved how Christopher Gomez brings his spurtle everywhere! According to him, he only had “three ‘must haves’ for a trip down to Costa Rica in January: 1) my spurtle, 2) diamond crystal kosher salt, and 3) sunscreen.”

We hope a new set of spurtles will help Tina Knezevic who showed us her melted spatula and damaged pan, which she described as “burned, scraped, and cut.”

2 We hope a new set of spurtles will help Tina Knezevic who showed us her melted spatula and damaged pan, which she described as “burned, scraped, and cut.”

With a spurtle in every pot, Chrissy Abercrombie Warren says she’s “constantly washing in order to use the two I have!” We know she’ll put her new spurtle set to good use!

3 With a spurtle in every pot, Chrissy Abercrombie Warren says she’s “constantly washing in order to use the two I have!” We know she’ll put her new spurtle set to good use!

Lisa Hoyle helped her mom, Cindy, win a new spurtle set by showing us her “leaky ‘potato pan’ with several dents and dings.”

4 Lisa Hoyle helped her mom, Cindy, win a new spurtle set by showing us her “leaky ‘potato pan’ with several dents and dings.”

Don’t forget to tune in tomorrow night! LSQ will be selling her beloved spurtles tomorrow at 8PM EST on QVC's In the Kitchen With David. They are the must-have tool in every cook's kitchen.

Plus: Lucinda will help David judge a culinary showdown on his new show, David's Food Court after her segment! The behind-the-scenes webcast starts at 9PM on QVC.Com and will air on QVC at 10PM.

Best,

LSQ & The MH Team