Articles By: Lindsey Young

This will make you “patty” yourself on the back for a dinner well done

This will make you “patty” yourself on the back for a dinner well done

A few weeks ago, I was a bridesmaid in a good friend’s socially distanced wedding, and in preparation for the big day, I did something I have never done before: get a manicure. I opted for French tips—a layer of very light pink on the bottom and white for the ends of each nail. It ended up being a pretty […]

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Bread perfect for leftover that was driving me nuts

Bread perfect for leftover that was driving me nuts

I have had this block of leftover almond paste just sitting in the back of my refrigerator for weeks. Every time I would open the fridge, I would just stare at the container, knowing I needed to use it up but not being 100-percent sure how. But then there were beautiful, fresh blueberries sitting in the produce department at the […]

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Butter cookies have toddler tickled pink

Butter cookies have toddler tickled pink

My folks recently invited all of us over for hot dogs and hamburgers on a Saturday afternoon. We hadn’t all been in the same room since the stay-at-home orders began, and with things opening up and gathering sizes expanded, it seemed like a good time for the seven of us to socialize just a bit. As I have been doing […]

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Have dinner ‘tortellini’ figured out this week

Have dinner ‘tortellini’ figured out this week

Over the course of our marriage, Joey and I have developed a special ritual, where each of us tries to be the first one to ask, “What do you want to eat?” before every meal, as though the person who asks first is absolved from having to do any choosing. I mean, the answer is nearly always, “I don’t know,” […]

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Banana cookies extend past partisan’chip

Banana cookies extend past partisan’chip

Joey and I were watching TV once, early in our marriage, and an advertisement for a brownie pan that would let you have all edges brownies came on. I reacted to it by laughing. “Who would want only edge brownies,” I said. “The middle brownies are the best ones.” Joey looked at me like I was crazy. “No, the crispy […]

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This soup is clearly the best way to start a meal

This soup is clearly the best way to start a meal

The National Museum of American History notes that Americans started looking for different ways to enjoy outdoor grilling after World War II. Part of the craze was impacted by people who traveled around the world and discovered they enjoyed the tropical flavors of the Caribbean and of Southeast Asia, which meant that the hibachi grill came into vogue, with some […]

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For dinner tonight, choose to go with the grain

For dinner tonight, choose to go with the grain

  Over the years, I have to confess that I have tended to order off of the side dishes part of the menu for a lot of my meals. Particularly at Chinese restaurants, I’ve been known to just buy an order of fried rice for lunch and skip over the entrees completely. It’s one of my favorite things. According to […]

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Orange chicken for dinner makes for happy ‘peelings’

Orange chicken for dinner makes for happy ‘peelings’

Baked orange chicken can be made from scratch at home to create the same awesome flavors as the classic takeout dish. My normal mode for making dinner is to keep it simple. If I find a recipe that takes too many steps or too much waiting in between steps, I skip right over it. What I do tend to do […]

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This will make you come around to a new cut of steak

  A few months ago, we bought a meat bundle from our local butcher, and since we’ve been stuck at home, it’s been nice to enjoy. We’ve made roasts and steaks and dinners with ground beef, but I still had a few packages of tenderized round steak that I decided I needed to be creative with—mostly because I haven’t worked […]

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Parsnips can help keep your pot roast rooted

Parsnips can help keep your pot roast rooted

Pot roast is a versatile dinner. This roast was made using parsnips instead of potatoes and carrots due to quarantine shortages. At the start of the stay-at-home order, Joey and I made our normal trip to the grocery store, planning to get ingredients for some meals that would yield plenty of leftovers for our freezer and keep us out of […]

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