Articles By: Lindsey Young

Chicken penne bake makes a tubular dinner

I have been completely, head-over-heels in love with the warm weather. If I wouldn?t melt down into asthmatic wheezing due to the remnant cough from a cold I had last week, I would be spending half my time whirling around, Julie Andrews style, in a field somewhere. With that said, I?ve had little interest in being stuck in the kitchen […]

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Get a kick out of some spicy brownies

Teachers? loun?ges?much like break rooms everywhere, I suspect?are the perfect place to deposit any food you want to get rid of. In a matter of a few hours, the only memory of whatever treat your Tupper?ware held will be a few errant crumbs. At the high school, we often share food with one another, so during our most recent planned […]

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Easy cheeseburger pie makes a filling meal

At some point before I began teaching at Haven High School, the annual debate and forensics tournaments became known for serving pie at their concessions stand. Now, don?t get me wrong, I love pie. I just hate planning concessions stands, and they?re made even more complicated when you have to pick up more than a dozen fresh pies the morning […]

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New mac & cheese recipe isn?t Greek to me

I imagine that years ago there was a person standing in a kitchen, trying to figure out what to feed the family for dinner. This person noticed that the pantry contained a lot of pasta and a lot of cheese but not much else. It was on this fateful day that macaroni and cheese was born. It sounds like such […]

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Try this nutty idea for decadent cookies

?Are you spreading peanut butter on those peanut butter cookies?? ?Yes. And then I?m going to dip them in melted chocolate.? ?Why? Are you going over to the dark side?? ?Yes.? Sometimes Joey is both impressed and appalled by my exploits in the kitchen. This week was no exception. I have a great peanut butter cookie recipe that only uses […]

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Lemon cookies can fix any sour mood

On a rare even?ing where Joey and I were sitting at home in front of the TV, we found ourselves watching an episode of ?Lidia?s Italy? on PBS?s Create channel. After watching host Lidia Bastian?ich make a batch of lemon ricotta cookies, I could feel Joey?s eyes on me. ?Would you please make those,? he asked, trying hard to give […]

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Cauliflower soup is good for more winter

If you missed it, let me fill you in on one of the current health-food crazes sweeping the Internet: cauliflower. Food blogs and Pinterest boards will yield recipes for everything from mashed cauliflower that the author swears your kids will think is mashed potatoes to baked cauliflower pizza crusts. I?d read enough posts extolling me that I wouldn?t be able […]

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Get your fill with homemade pierogies

I am often intrigued by traditional foods that I didn?t get to experience during my childhood. My first taste of pierogies, for example, was during a meal with my parents-in-law, and I was immediately interested in how to make the delicious little dumplings. According to the website ?Tasting Poland,? pierogies are traditional to the country, but our Americanized way of […]

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Party time? Wing it with Buffalo chicken dip

January is wrapping up, which means the Super Bowl (or, as a friend of mine put it, ?More like the ?Couldn?t Beat the Chiefs? Bowl.?) is just around the corner. At our house, the Super Bowl is a major event that we normally spend with friends and family, yelling at the TV and enjoying good snacks. My only issue with […]

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Sweet potato dish: a path to cloud nine

Just before Christmas, I got the chance to do some cooking with the daughters of some of our good friends. Their dad and Joey were busy watching a basketball game, so the girls wandered into the kitchen to help. (I?m going to use that term loosely.) In addition to learning how to roll peppernuts and how to use a vegetable […]

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