Mad Hungry with Lucinda Scala Quinn

Today Show 3/28

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Hi Everyone,

Just a note on tomorrow morning's CRAVING-centric TODAY Show segment:

I'm so excited to be on air talking about Mad Hungry Cravings. The Today Show is a great supporter of Mad Hungry and are people I have been working with for years, so I'm always excited to take a trip back there.

Before I go back on the road to Florida,  I'll be on TOMORROW in the 9AM EST hour (although they say segment time is closer to 9:40AM at this point) demo-ing a few recipes from the book.

As you can see above, we're having a laugh about our childhood favorite guilty pleasures, which many of the recipes in the book came from (both me and my sons' cravings).  I'll be getting nostalgic tomorrow with the Today Show hosts and making Chicken Chive Burgers, Potato Poppers and Orange Creamsicle Floats.

Tune in to NBC at the 9AM EST hour to check it out!


Greetings from Texas: a Tex-Mex Meal

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A Tex-Mex Meal

Hi Folks,

CQ and I are in Texas, kicking off the Mad Hungry Cravings tour. I've spent the last week or so putting myself through iPhone video 101 and wanted to do some video blogging while on tour. Check out the video above for one of our many awesome meals we've had throughout this trip and stay tuned for more.

And to the Lone Staters that came out and showed the Mad Hungry love so far-- thanks for coming out, it was such a pleasure meeting all of you!


St. Patrick's Day Menus

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With St. Patrick's Day on Sunday, there seems to be two camps of people: Corned Beef and Cabbage folks and the non-Corned Beef folks. Luckily, We've got menus for both parties. Check out our two menus below to celebrate!

(Un)Corned Beef Menu: All the flavor of homemade corned beef but without the 3 days of curing. Plus, a mad good way to eat up the leftovers.

Uncorned Beef and Cabbage

Faux Reuben Sandwich

Salmon Menu: For those that don't love corned beef, I serve salmon. With some herbed mashed potatoes and green beans, it's a meal that's full of comfort.

Salmon with Lemon-Tangerine Hollandaise 

Creamy Chive Mashed Potatoes

Crispy Yet Steamed Green Beans

and a drink that goes with everything? I love Magner's Hard Cider.

MH Guest Post: Calder Quinn

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I am honored and thrilled to have the opportunity to post on Mrs. Lucinda Scala Quinn's (otherwise known as 'mom') blog this afternoon. The reason for this unexpected (and I must say flattering) appearance?  Announcing the first leg of LSQ's book tour for the soon to be released (March 19th) Mad Hungry Cravings.

Our destination?  The fabulous Central Markets that dot the larger of the only two states that used to be their own countries, Texas: Austin March 19thDallas March 20thFort Worth March 21st, and Southlake March 22nd, for four cooking demonstrations to be held at 6:30 pm.

We are beyond excited for this opening leg of the book tour. Me, because I managed to finagle my way onto the trip--I've been dying to visit Texas since I read about Davy Crocket at the Alamo when I was 5 years old; I can't think of a state that offers more to American culture, can you?

Furthermore, my mother will be hosting a radio show at 1 pm on Monday, March 18th, for the Martha Live show on Sirius XM Radio's Stars channel 107 to talk about the imminent release of her book and whatever else strikes her fancy.  The guests? Myself, and the true woman behind the scenes, the inimitable Lauren T.  We will be doing a simultaneous live facebook and twitter chat so please call in with questions at 888-410-2102. We will also be giving away, via Facebook/Twitter, 4 signed copies of Lucinda's Mad Hungry Cravings Galleys (some pre-published swag).

We look forward to hearing from all you Mad Hungrers!

Until next time,


From The Mad Hungry Cooking Lab

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Most of you know the MH background. When faced with a squad of hungry boy children-- Some strategies emerged for our parental survival....It’s all written about in the first MH cookbook if you need a few tips. Meanwhile, it makes me happy to no end to see these boys and their friends become their own everyday cooks.

One such distinguishable character, John Dennison, was Calder's roommate in college. As far as I could tell when we met—he had a propensity for packaged foods with an odd sidebar cooking repertoire, which consisted of Borscht and Angel food cake. One one visit to that apartment, I noticed a new addition to his act—noted through the demolition of a (handed down to Calder) Le Creuset pot.

Turned on to a Quinn breakfast staple of fried eggs over rice—John ran with it—making daily pots of rice for those eggs. And, just for the record—as impressive as his emerging cooking skills were—his cleaning up skills needed MAD help.Its is this very John I refer to on paragraph 2, page 12 of MH (just saying).

But judging from his photo he sent me today—three years since that college apartment-- he’s added sausage and peppers to his meal time, uses the spurtle on the regular and appears to have acquired a few cleaning skillz along the way too.