About Lucinda Scala Quinn

Lucinda Scala Quinn

Lucinda Scala Quinn was born a food enthusiast. Growing up in a hungry Italian family inspired her lifelong appreciation for home cooking and her desire to share good food with others. She is the Executive Director of Food and Entertaining at Martha Stewart Living, host of multiple radio and tv shows, including MAD Hungry with Lucinda Scala Quinn, and the author of several cookbooks on cuisines ranging from Italian to Jamaican.

Two cardboard cups filled with lemon ice, one with a wooden spoon with of heap of ice on it

Lemon Ice

Much as we love ice cream, sometimes it’s just too darn hot and humid for something so sweet and sticky. Enter the lemon icey.

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  • 7 H, 30 M
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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.

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  • 1 H, 20 M
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A nonstick skillet filled with scrambled eggs topped with chopped chives

Scrambled Eggs

Scrambled eggs. They may seem so simple as to defy a recipe. And yet sometimes a precise technique makes all the difference. Here’s how to make the best budget breakfast, lunch, dinner, midnight nosh ever.

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Grilled Eggplant Parmesan

Grilled Eggplant Parmesan

This eggplant Parmesan isn’t exactly traditional, and we consider that a darn good thing. We defy you to try it and not like it.

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  • 1 H, 15 M
  • 7
Chicago Hot Dog

Chicago Hot Dogs

Say hello to the irrepressible and, some say, irresistible taste of a Chicago-style dog. Ketchup not permitted.

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  • 20 M
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Perfect Fried Egg

The Perfect Fried Egg

This is, inarguably, the perfect egg fried up, boasting a white that’s neither chewy nor gooey and a yolk that’s justifiably jiggly. We dare you to disagree.

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  • 12
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.

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  • 55 M
  • 5
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.

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  • 1 H, 5 M
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