Articles By: Lindsey Young

Leftover potato soup a f‘root’ful experiment

I know that we’re quickly moving out of what most people would consider “soup weather,” but I tend to like it no matter what time of year it is. I especially like to have containers full of it in my deep freeze at all times for evenings when Joey and I are far too busy (or tired) to make a […]

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Make cookies almost too cute to bear

Make cookies almost too cute to bear

It might be a side effect of becoming an aunt, but my eyes seem to be drawn to all kinds of cute things lately. The cookie recipe I’m sharing with you this week was one of those cute items I found online and just had to try. I then immediately messaged my sister with a photo, noting that they’d be […]

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Can’t stop thinking ‘gumbout’ N’Orleans dish

Sometimes I let my fridge do the talking when I’m trying to figure out what to make for dinner, so when I had several leftover stalks of celery, most of an onion and lots of diced bell peppers at my disposal, I took to the Internet for a solution. Much to Joey’s delight, I decided to try a recipe for […]

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You’ll love this from the bottom of your ‘tart’

There’s something intimidating about pastry. It’s hard to roll out perfect circles or to put it into pie pans without it cracking. Plus, there are too many people online who are true artists with dough, and that is extremely intimidating when I start hunting for new recipes. The recipe I tried this week, though, is meant to look a little […]

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It’s time to sprinkle in some sugar cookies

I have a bad habit of skipping over steps in recipes when I look over them, trying to decide whether or not I should give them a try. More than once, I’ve started baking something, only to realize halfway through that I have to stop and chill an ingredient for an hour or overnight before moving on to the next […]

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Just ‘fry’ to resist these scrumptious potatoes

When I was younger, I knew it was going to be a great supper if I saw my mom’s electric skillet sitting out on the counter. That meant we were having fried potatoes as our side dish for dinner. I can still smell them cooking when I think about that skillet. It was one of my favorite things. Mom would […]

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(Pe)can’t miss out on German chocolate icing

Until I married Joey, German chocolate cake was a dessert I was vaguely aware of but not one I’d eaten very often. But it’s Joey’s absolute favorite—the flavor he chose for his groom’s cake at our wedding, in fact—so it’s become something I’ve had more often over the years. Since Joey recently celebrated a birthday, I decided to bake him […]

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Chicken recipe will get you a ‘lada’ accolades

I hate cooking chicken. I think it’s all the scare tactics people use when talking about salmonella and separate cutting boards. It’s also the slimy factor when I remove the skin or trim off extra fat. I would use ground meat for every recipe if I could. Despite my hatred for cooking it, I do enjoy eating chicken, so I […]

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Come to the dark side…of chocolate

One summer, when I was volunteering at camp, I was recruited to be in a skit where the actors had to do whatever the narrator said. It was silly, and the kids loved watching us all make fools of ourselves while we were directed to crawl around and say weird phrases. My character had to eat chocolate—lots of it. The […]

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Vintage recipe will be ‘raisin’ spirits in no time

Recently, I scrolled through Pinterest—as I often do—looking for recipes that I could try. A picture of a well-worn, yellowed piece of paper caught my eye. It was a handwritten recipe with the words “War Cake” written in a beautiful script across the top of the page. I was intrigued by it and clicked on the link. There, on a […]

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