Mad Hungry Fourth of July

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No matter what my plans are for the Fourth of July, I always make sure they involve some of my favorite summer recipes. For me, the best way to relax and celebrate is with good food, family, and friends. If you’re looking for some inspiration for this Thursday, here are some recipes made for warm summer afternoons. It doesn’t matter if you’re grilling, on the road, or picnicking, we’ve got you covered with menus that aim to please.

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If for nothing else, try our All-American Icebox cake, an upgrade on those old-school flag cakes that can be made ahead.
  • Edie July 2, 2013 at 2:30 pm

    Lets hope there just as many posts on here as there are on Facebook.


  • Frances July 2, 2013 at 2:31 pm

    Happy 4th of July to you and your family, Lucinda.


  • Jennifer July 2, 2013 at 2:52 pm

    MH Team,

    Reading your comments, from the June 25 post, lets hope MH does the right thing when new videos are shot that John Contratti is back cooking something new with Lucinda. Mad Hungry fans are big fans of his and we’ve been asking for a very long time.


  • Angie July 2, 2013 at 3:20 pm

    Love the cake !! Angie

  • Mike July 2, 2013 at 3:24 pm

    Just saw the Pride Day photos. Very cool !!


  • Mallory July 2, 2013 at 3:38 pm

    Glad to see the blog is getting more attention. Remember this is where it all started.


  • Eric July 2, 2013 at 3:46 pm

    MH Team,

    I agree with Jennifer. Mr. Contratti has also been making Top 10 Food Blogs of 2013.

    He should have been brought back to Mad Hungry a very long time ago,


  • Connie July 2, 2013 at 3:47 pm

    Hi Lucinda,

    Thank you for all the 4th of July ideas.


  • Teresa July 2, 2013 at 4:04 pm


    Where’s the red dress from in those photos?


  • Patty July 2, 2013 at 4:25 pm

    What’s a good drink for the 4th of July?


  • Ethan July 2, 2013 at 5:46 pm

    Were you in NYC in those photos? When can we expect new video recipes?

  • Vivian July 2, 2013 at 7:23 pm

    Love the 4th of July suggestions. Terrific comments on Eric’s link to the Top 10 Food Blogs of 2013. Very obvious that Mr. Contratti’s fans are Mad Hungry fans too,

  • Marilyn Bernson July 3, 2013 at 6:34 am

    Glad you love Chicago style hot dogs…not biased that I am from Chicago

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