Lucinda Scala Quinn Teaches Us How She Cooks for Her ‘Mad Hungry Family’ [REVIEW]

Lucinda Scala Quinn

Lucinda Scala Quinn is a longtime crusader for the family meal. (Photo courtesy madhungrylsq, YouTube)

We are firm believers in the old adage that food is love. It is one of the reasons that we are such huge fans of Lucinda Scala Quinn. She’s been preaching about the importance of cooking for your family for years now. As a mom, she realizes this is not always an easy feat, but after raising three sons, she knows that it is possible, and that is why her Mad Hungry trilogy of cookbooks should be a staple in every family’s kitchen. Each volume is not only packed full of recipes that will satisfy growing teens, but they are also filled with cooking principles which make the family meal the bedrock we can all build upon. The third book chronicling her culinary journey, Mad Hungry Family, is the capstone on this epic quest to bring families together.  Read more of this post

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Lucinda Scala Quinn’s Mad Hungry Shepherd’s Pie [RECIPE]

Shepherd's Pie

Lucinda Scala Quinn’s Mad Hungry Shepherd’s Pie (Photo by Jonathan Lovekin)

In his autobiography, Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards tells of cooking two things at home: bangers and mash (sausage and mashed potatoes), and shepherd’s pie. Here, I have co-opted his idea of doubling up on the onions by adding a bonus layer of chopped, raw onions between the cooked onion–meat mixture and the potatoes. Save on dishes by sautéing the meat mixture in the same oven-safe, deep skillet you will bake the pie in. Alternatively, sauté the meat in a skillet and assemble the pie in a separate casserole dish. Read more of this post