Recipes From Today’s Show: Improvisational Pantry

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TODAY on MHTV:Some days you’ve just got to make do with what’s on hand. Today, I’m turning ordinary pantry items into dishes that sing. I’m seasoning black beans with garlic and cumin, preparing a tomato and chickpea sauce for pasta, and giving popcorn a pop with chili powder and lime. Finally, I’m whipping up a batch of irresistible dark chocolate-peanut butter barsMore from the show.

Get the recipes from this episode:

Black Beans and Rice

Dark Chocolate-Peanut Butter Bars

Pasta with Chickpea-Tomato Sauce

Chili-Lime Popcorn

Watch ”Mad Hungry with Lucinda Scala Quinn” Mondays through Fridays at 11 a.m. ET/10 p.m. CT on Hallmark Channel.  Tuesday through Fridays, there is a bonus episode at 11:30am ET / 10:30 CT!

Get the recipes from the bonus episode, Happy Accidents

  • Anne Catanzarite March 22, 2012 at 2:27 pm

    Watching Lucinda make Pasta with Chickpes-Tomato sauce reminds me of my grandmother, Catherine (Caterina). This was a staple in our house especially on Fridays which were meatless when I was growing up!! It continues to be a staple for me and always reminds me of grandma….plus it is delicious!!!We called it Ceci and pasta!

  • Denise March 22, 2012 at 8:54 pm

    Love the recipes back. Black beans and rice are on the menu this weekend.


  • Ellie March 22, 2012 at 8:57 pm

    I’m thinking of adding nuts to the dark chocolate peanut butter bars. Very yummy.


  • Paul March 22, 2012 at 9:47 pm

    Hi Lucinda,

    So glad to see bloggers comments again. To Ellie, I’m adding walnuts to the bars. My kids will love them.


  • Sara March 23, 2012 at 5:46 am

    Love all of these recipes. So glad to see the communication of bloggers.


  • Serena March 23, 2012 at 10:06 am

    Wow that looks amazing! We would love it if you could share that with our foodie community on Momtrends!

  • Lori Aubry March 31, 2012 at 3:35 pm

    I love your show. I stopped watching food network. You and your sons are very charming and real. Huge fan.

  • Karen Thompson July 23, 2012 at 4:36 pm

    Lucinda, your show is a highlight of my day. Your recipes are simple, uncomplicated, and I love the relaxed, user-friendly way you present them… I feel like I am right there in the kitchen with you. I have learned so much and you’ve inspired me to truly cook again. We’ve enjoyed everything that I’ve tried. Very fresh and healthy, not to mention delicious. I especially enjoy the family Italian recipes you’ve shared, and even more so when you cook with Calder — he’s a natural, both on TV and in the kitchen! By the way, I’m a Detroit native and have also loved eating in Greektown, as well as some of the wonderful Middle Eastern restaurants that now abound in the Detroit area — I get a kick when you mention places that I also know there and in Windsor, Ontario. Thanks for a great show… I hope you stay on TV for a long, long time!

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