The Hungry Hoosier - Scott Hutcheson

Family traditions are passed on from generation to generation. But sometimes they jump to another family through marriage.

Scott Hutcheson says he married into a good one with a dish known as Glorified Steak.

Glorified Steak

For some Americans, the 4th of July is the pinnacle of summer. A day off from work, great weather (hopefully), and time with family and friends.

To Scott Hutcheson, the 4th is all about community.

Baked Grits with Cheddar and Roasted Jalapeño

Hand-me-downs can cause delight or dread, depending on what the item is.

Scott Hutcheson has had a range of emotions accepting some of his parent's possessions. One in particular was excepted with open arms and caused culinary creativity.

Coffee and Doughnut Ice Cream

Think about summer and food. What comes to mind?

Maybe it's watermelon, or burgers and brats on the grill.

For Scott Hutcheson, it's the strawberry.

Strawberry Granita

Memorial Day kicks off the summer season for most of us, although that doesn't mean the same thing to all people.

Scott Hutcheson thinks no matter your circumstances when it comes to the warm-weather months, cooking is pretty much the same to everyone.

Chili Mango Salsa

Barbecue Chicken Salad

In the opening line of the song Margaritaville, Jimmy Buffett sings of "nibblin' on sponge cake."

While Scott Hutcheson has the Margaritaville attitude, he also has another cake suggestion for you to get into that island state of mind.

Tequila Cake 


  • 1 18-1/2 ounce yellow cake mix
  • 1 1-3/4 ounce (4-serving size) instant vanilla pudding mix
  • 4 eggs
  • 1/2 cup cold milk
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup tequila

Lime Glaze

March Madness is about more than just basketball wins and losses, or if you picked the winning bracket.

Scott Hutcheson argues it's about the stories that come out over the course of the games.

Game-Time Spanakopita

“Life expectancy would grow by leaps and bounds if green vegetables smelled as good as bacon.” That quote comes from Olympic Gold Medalist Doug Larson (1902-1981).

While Scott Hutcheson might not go that far, he has seen what the power of bacon has done to his wife.

Bacon with Sriracha and Brown Sugar

Running out of ideas for a good Valentine's Day gift? Think a teddy bear or other stuffed animal is too childish? Don't have the money for a jewelry purchase? What about food?

Scott Hutcheson says he's turned to some tasty and sentimental dishes for his sweetheart.

Chili Oil