Articles By: Lindsey Young

These banana breakfast cookies have appeal for most

There I was in my all-too-familiar predicament. I was looking at a couple extremely ripe bananas sitting sadly on the counter, crying out to me to create something delicious out of them. Not being in the mood to churn out a loaf of bread, I went to the Internet for some inspiration and was intrigued by something I didn?t know […]

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?Choc? up new friendships

Between working as a teacher and being a part of the community newspaper scene, I have been a spectator at more than my fair share of graduation ceremonies over the years. After watching so many, I can tell you that ?Pomp and Circumstance? is a must, school choirs will inevitably sing a song that will get the graduates all misty-eyed, […]

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A pasta salad can pop up from your bountiful garden

Now that summer is upon us, I?m super excited about getting to spend some time outside. Just like every summer, I?ll be attempting to garden a bit, by which I mean I?ll be watering a bunch of tomato plants that won?t give me any tomatoes and some flowers that will be lucky to thrive through July. To be fair, I […]

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Single-pan recipe is simply too im-?pasta?-ble to resist

The last week of school is tough on teachers. It?s at this point in the school year that students suddenly seem to care about their grades and remember out of the blue to turn in piles of late work that should have been turned in weeks ago. As a teacher, you suddenly find yourself with a massive stack of papers […]

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Cowboy lasagna is worth a hot kitchen

A public service announcement: Would the person who stole our spring weather and moved us straight into summer please return our property? I?m already tired of sweating. I suppose the hot temperatures are what I get for complaining about how cold I was all winter, but I would definitely enjoy getting to experience some mild days for a little while. […]

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One way to sweeten the deal

If you want a good reason to become a decent baker, I will reveal to you the No. 1 secret purpose in developing the skill: bribery. Good, old-fashioned, wholesome bribery, of course, but bribery nonetheless. It?s amazing what people will do to help you out if you offer them baked goods in return. It?s such an effective strategy that I?ve […]

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Cornbread recipe more tasteful than swai nuggets

I love a good sale. This has often been to my benefit?a formal dress I own cost me a whopping $10?and it has often been to my detriment. Recently, my keen eye for bargains got me into trouble when I bought a big container of swai nuggets. If you?re wondering what swai nuggets are, to be honest, I?m still pondering […]

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This special treat can help earn brownie points

Years ago, I remember walking into my husband (then boyfriend) Joey?s house and nervously meeting his parents for the very first time. I really wanted to make a good first impression, and I had to give myself a mini pep talk on the way to their home. Don?t get me wrong, there?s absolutely nothing scary about Joey?s folks. They?re great […]

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