Articles By: Lindsey Young

Don’t be a goober; make candied peanuts

We have a tradition of hosting a number of our friends on the first weekend of the NFL playoffs. We yell at the TV together, share snacks and always have a great time. This past weekend was especially fun as we watched the Chiefs advance to the next round, and we’re planning on repeating the festivities this weekend for their […]

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Easy bars can help you have a ‘berry’ Christmas

I bought a very large bag of fresh cranberries recently. This led to a lot of Internet searching to decide how to incorporate all of them into several delicious recipes. The one I’m sharing with you this week for cranberry bars was requested by Joey, who said he thinks bars are an underappreciated dessert medium. I agree. After all, it’s […]

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Subbing applesauce in pumpkin bread is very ‘gourd’

My mom always likes to say that bread baked after midnight tastes the best. I think that’s just her way of making herself feel better about getting stuck in the kitchen way too many times on late nights during the holidays. As an adult, the smell of cooling loaves of pumpkin bread and cinnamon wafting through the house makes me […]

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Overnight potatoes will create breakfast of your dreams

With all the excitement in our lives lately, Joey and I have had no time for a lazy weekend in quite awhile. This past weekend, despite all the work we still needed to do, we decided it was high time to have a bit of one. For me, one of the best parts of a sleep in day is waking […]

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Shrimp-y recipe still packs big flavor

Last week, I called Joey on my drive home and told him I’d take care of dinner that evening. I had no idea what dinner was going to be, so I performed my normal ritual of aimlessly walking the aisles at the grocery store until I was inspired. As I meandered through the meat department, I spotted a big bag […]

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You’ll wonder where this recipe’s ‘bean’ all your life

You’ll wonder where this recipe’s ‘bean’ all your life

Last week, I shared a recipe for tostones, or fried plantains, with you and noted that I would have the perfect main dish to go with that recipe this week. Well, not being one to disappoint, I’m sharing a delicious dinner that we paired with our tostones for dinner. If the fried plantains are a bit scary to you, this […]

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Sugar-free dessert will be the apple of your ‘pie’

Growing up with food allergies, I have a lot of sympathy for people who have food intolerances or have to give up or limit some of their favorite foods. Luckily for me, none of my allergies are severe enough to force me to give up my favorite things altogether—just limit my intake—but I can tell you from experience that a […]

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Chicken and noodles over potatoes a great mush up

I can’t believe school enrollment is already beginning. This summer just flew by for me. While talking about school, the subject of favorite lunches came up recently, and I started craving a big bowl of mashed potatoes smothered in chicken and thick noodles. I’ve made chicken noodle soup plenty of times, but there’s something very different about the kind of […]

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Get ready to try your ‘skillet’ Japanese cooking

Awhile back, we were planning to go see a movie with some friends of ours, and they suggested a sushi place for dinner beforehand. Joey and I were a bit nervous, because we hadn’t ever delved into the world of sushi before, but we trusted our friends, so we decided to give it a try. For me, I’m not a […]

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An easy cake recipe will make summer just peachy

I can’t believe it’s already time for the produce section to be full of beautiful, juicy peaches. I get excited for this moment every year, and the first day I saw some fresh peaches at my local grocery store, I immediately tossed some in my shopping basket before I was even sure what I was going to do with them. […]

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