Recipes from Mad Hungry: Feeding Men and Boys

Mad Hungry by Lucinda Scala Quinn

When first published in 2009, Lucinda Scala Quinn’s Mad Hungry met with critical acclaim, but it wasn’t just the media that fell hard for this book–it was mothers everywhere, who embraced her message to bring back the family meal and loved the ease, simplicity, and robust goodness of her recipes. The book went on to launch a TV series (Mad Hungry with Lucinda Scala Quinn) and now, with over 65,000 copies sold, it is available in a paperback edition that will reach a yet wider audience.

In Mad Hungry, Scala Quinn shares winning strategies for how to sate the seemingly insatiable, trade food for talk, and get men to manage in the kitchen. She provides recipes for single-skillet meals, dinners that yield fabulous leftovers, and dishes that are a cinch to stretch fore extra guests. Her grab-and-run breakfasts will help kids start the day right, and her healthful drinks make it easier for guys to say no to soda. Along with her techniques that help make homemade meals second nature, nourishing both diner and cook, Scala Quinn offers empowering advice on how to feed one’s family’s spirits as well as fill their bellies.

White bowl of beef chili with grated cheese, tortilla chips, and lime wedges on wood

Beef Chili

A chili that you can dress up or down, whether you need something really impressive for game day or relatively inexpensive for Tuesday night dinner.

  • (1)
  • 30 M
  • 1 H, 20 M
  • 3
Cheddar Cornbread

Cheddar Cornbread

Serve this cheddar cornbread with chili or ribs. The whole corn kernels and jalapenos make the bread’s texture way more interesting. Use a snappy Cheddar.

  • (4)
  • 10 M
  • 55 M
  • 7
Chicken pieces in a sauce of vinegar, garlic, rosemary in a white plate, knife and fork on the side

Vinegar-Glossed Chicken

When the vinegar is splashed to the pan of chicken, magic occurs. The vinegar deglazes the brown bits and permeates the chicken with a sweet/sour flavor.

  • (3)
  • 45 M
  • 1 H, 5 M
  • 17