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Mad Hungry Cravings by Lucinda Scala Quinn

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  • Blueberry buttermilk pancakes

    • okmosa on February 18, 2019

      Different-than-usual wet+dry ingredients combining method, sort of like making pasta (one bowl!). I added the cinnamon which was noticed but not the lemon as I didn’t add the blueberries. This recipe didn’t succeed 110% for me because the batter seemed a little too thick and I think it needs a little more salt but I’ll try it again.

  • Spinach pesto fusilli

    • Christine on September 05, 2014

      Made the pesto only using regular spinach (stems and all) from our CSA. Haven't served it with pasta yet since I was freezing it for future use (in ice cube trays), but tasted it and it is very good and flavorful. I only used half the amount of oil because the sauce was already quite thinned out before I even added a drop. I think the moisture content of my spinach may have been higher than for baby spinach, so use your judgement depending on what kind of spinach you use and what consistency you like your pesto.

  • Classic coleslaw

    • swegener on January 30, 2015

      Very good--I used homemade mayo and added a carrot. It got rave reviews. It did make a ton of slaw!

  • Greek yogurt cake

    • gamulholland on June 24, 2017

      Despite the name, this is now "honey cake" in our house because our 4-year-old wanted cake with honey. I added about an extra teaspoon of honey so that there was no doubt it was in there. Light and delicious, and just as good the second day.

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Reviews about this book

  • Serious Eats

    Mad Hungry cravings is the rare book that maintains its enthusiasm from start to finish, with the savory recipes packing as much oomph as the sweet.

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Reviews about Recipes in this Book

  • Lemon icey

    • Leite's Culinaria

      Enter this tartly lovely sorbet, still an indulgence but with just enough sugar to appease your sweet tooth and enough lively acidity to keep you from feeling bogged down. No wonder it’s a classic.

      Full review
  • Boston cream pie

    • Serious Eats

      If you want to make the cream filling and cake a day in advance, that's fine, but make sure the individual ingredients have come to at least room temperature before assembling.

      Full review
  • Date walnut muffins

    • Serious Eats

      Whole wheat flour makes them filling, dates make them sweet. Add walnuts for crunch and you're good to go. Allot a little time for the coffee-date mixture to cool...

      Full review
  • Banana chocolate chip cookies

    • Serious Eats

      But adding banana makes these crispy, chocolate-studded treats from Mad Hungry Cravings something special. If you're the kind who adds chocolate chips to your banana bread, this is the cookie for you.

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  • Greek yogurt cake

    • Serious Eats

      With a moist crumb owing to its namesake, and a sweetness enhanced with honey, Mad Hungry Cravings Greek yogurt cake is pleasant and simple, suited for breakfast, bake sales, and events in between.

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  • ISBN 10 1579655416
  • ISBN 13 9781579655419
  • Published Mar 19 2013
  • Format eBook
  • Language English
  • Countries United States
  • Publisher Artisan Publishers
  • Imprint Artisan Publishers

Publishers Text

Your family has a hankering--a yen for chicken tikka masala or queso fundido, for shrimp pad Thai or a Philly cheesesteak--and they want it bad. So you decide to eat out at a local ethnic or roadside restaurant, or do take-out. It's expedient, but is the food really that good? Really really good? Because Lucinda Scala Quinn's versions of all those dishes families crave will knock your socks off and prove beyond a doubt that the foods you love can be made better, faster, tastier, cheaper, and more healthfully at home.

Lucinda Scala Quinn is all about smart strategies that simplify and make for great taste, so why outsource feeding our families when it takes less time, money, and effort to cook these favorite comfort foods ourselves? And why miss out on the untold gifts of sitting at home with your family around the dining room table? So next time there's a request for pulled pork or deep-dish pizza or chicken fettuccine Alfredo, or cold soba noodles or fried rice, forget about soggy takeout and overpriced restaurants--just crack open this book and you'll find simple recipes for all those dishes your family wants to eat, right now.

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