Articles By: Lindsey Young

Time to treat yourself with cheesecake

For the five summers following my high school graduation, I worked at Camp Mennoscah, a great spot just outside of Murdock. (If you’re wondering on pronunciation, just know it’s a camp founded by Menno­nites on the Nin­nescah River.) Mennoscah is my happy place, and now that I’m too old to be a cool summer staffer, I have been lucky enough […]

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Potato salad says may‘no’ to mayonnaise

If there was such a thing as the anti-mayonnaise lobby, Joey would be its president. Actually, it’s probably dangerous for me to even mention it. He might be getting T-shirts made up as I write this. I don’t mind mayo in the right application, and this time of year, I especially love it in a creamy potato salad—a dish Joey […]

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Everyone will chip in to eat these brownies

If I had to identify one problem with my pantry (and I doubt I’m alone in this), it’s that I have these bags and containers of partially used ingredients from new recipes I tried that didn’t call for an entire package of whatever special item that particular kitchen experiment needed. Recently, I found myself with just a bit more dark […]

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This pancake recipe really stacks up

One of my favorite dinners as a child was when my mom would whip up big, fluffy pancakes. We’d have them with homemade syrup, made with warmed brown sugar and water, and over-easy eggs and bacon. I love breakfast foods, and I’ll gladly eat them any time of day. When Joey and I were dating, I decided to make him […]

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Here’s a dessert for your own a‘mousse’ment

When it comes to chocolate, I’m generally of the opinion that you can’t overdo it. This weekend, I enjoyed a Saturday brunch of biscuits and chocolate gravy, which sounds super disgusting, but it’s really a warm chocolate sauce poured over biscuits. I’d never heard of chocolate gravy until I became a Young and learned about the southern dish from my […]

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Your freezer is a good source for a hot dinner

I find myself looking at the ideas people post on Pinterest quite often, and one idea that I’ve noticed that’s popped up over and over the past few years is preparing a bunch of meals all at once, freezing them, and then thawing them out on busy nights when there’s no time to cook dinner. With Joey and I being […]

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You ‘Cotta’ try this ‘whey’ of making cheese

You’d think that after being married to me for nearly seven years, Joey would stop making quizzical faces at me when I announce my plans for my next culinary experiment, but I got the look again this week when I told him that I was planning to make homemade ricotta cheese. He was intrigued, stopping by the kitchen every 10 […]

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Make some chicken to ‘braise’ the roof

It wasn’t until quite recently—thanks to the recipe I’m going to share with you—that I realized I had no idea what the word “braise” actually means. In my head, braising meat had something to do with tossing it into a pan and searing it. So when I found a recipe for braised chicken made in the crockpot, I knew either […]

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Tortellini sure to push your (belly)buttons

Apparently, tortellini was invented by a peeping tom. I made a great recipe featuring tortellini this week and decided to see when and where it was first made. According to National Public Radio, the legend of tortellini says that it was created when the goddess of love, Venus, stayed at an inn, and the innkeeper decided to peek through the […]

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Your freezer is a good source for a hot dinner

I find myself looking at the ideas people post on Pinterest quite often, and one idea that I’ve noticed that’s popped up over and over the past few years is preparing a bunch of meals all at once, freezing them, and then thawing them out on busy nights when there’s no time to cook dinner. With Joey and I being […]

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