Articles By: Lindsey Young

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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Ice cream cake is ‘fried’ and true recipe

Ice cream cake is ‘fried’ and true recipe

Fried ice cream cake features cinnamon and toasted cornflakes to mimic the flavors of the classic Mexican dessert. One of our family traditions is that when one of us has a birthday, it’s that person’s job to choose a dinner spot to celebrate. A few years ago, I chose a favorite Mexican restaurant my parents hadn’t been to yet, and […]

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I ‘Congo’ on and on about these great cookie bars

I’m always on the hunt for easy recipes to feed a crowd, and as I mentioned a couple of weeks ago, I found a great cookie bar recipe that fit the bill. And then I forgot to take a photo before my crowd inhaled every last one. So, with the Super Bowl in my sights, I whipped up this recipe […]

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Get shakin’ with salted caramel brownies

  Salted caramel brownies have a hint of saltiness and lots of sweet caramel and chocolate flavors. I have been on a popcorn kick lately when I’m in the mood for a snack. Really, to be accurate, I should say that both I and our schnauzer, K.C., have been on a popcorn kick lately, since I never eat a bowl […]

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