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Linda A. Thompson-Ditch
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Attended Brigham Young University
Lives in Topeka, Kansas
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The Fun Ship Special
A funny thing happens when March arrives: This
winter-loving writer’s mind switches to spring. Once we reach the year’s third
month, my affair with winter is over. The weather can get warmer (but not too
warm) and the snow can cease for another year. Of cou...
A funny thing happens when March arrives: This winter-loving writer’s mind switches to spring. Once we reach the year’s third month, my affair with winter is over. The weather can get warmer (but not too warm) and the snow ca...
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Pastitsio
Ever since I first tasted Pastitsio while writing about a
Greek festival in Manchester , New
Hampshire years ago, I've wanted to make this dish. Also
known as Greek lasagna, Pastitsio gets its name from the Italian dish pasticcio,
a savory pie with a past...
Ever since I first tasted Pastitsio while writing about a Greek festival in Manchester, New Hampshire years ago, I've wanted to make this dish. Also known as Greek lasagna, Pastitsio gets its name from the Italian dish pastic...
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The Woo Woo Cocktail and Cheesy Spinach Artichoke Dip
I am a football fanatic and the Super Bowl is my holiday. On
the surface, I suppose it’s unusual for a woman to be such a rabid football
fan, but I come from a long line of females who enjoy spending a Sunday
afternoon yelling at the TV. Dad would toss the ...
I am a football fanatic and the Super Bowl is my holiday. On the surface, I suppose it’s unusual for a woman to be such a rabid football fan, but I come from a long line of females who enjoy spending a Sunday afternoon yellin...
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Quick, easy and tasty weeknight meal option...
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Fudgey Brownies in a Jar
I begin this post with a disclaimer: I’m not a craft person, which I’m sure is evident by this photo. Cooking I can do. Dressing up
gifts? Not so much. Trust me, anyone who receives this gift of Fudgey Brownies
in a Jar won’t care how the packaging looks on...
I begin this post with a disclaimer: I’m not a craft person, which I’m sure is evident by this photo. Cooking I can do. Dressing up gifts? Not so much. Trust me, anyone who receives this gift of Fudgey Brownies in a Jar wo...
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Mushroom Cappuccino and a Winter Break
I know many of you are suffering the winter blahs,
especially those of you buried under snow in the Northeast. So I thought I’d
give you a break from all of the whiteness with a few photos from my trip on
the Carnival Magic to Mexico ’s Yucatan Peninsula . ...
I know many of you are suffering the winter blahs, especially those of you buried under snow in the Northeast. So I thought I’d give you a break from all of the whiteness with a few photos from my trip on the Carnival Magic t...
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I am a football fanatic and the Super Bowl is my holiday. On the surface, I suppose it’s unusual for a woman to be such a rabid football fan, but I come from a long line of females who enjoy spending a Sunday afternoon yellin...
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A great weekend dessert from the Master, Julia Child. 
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Killer hot chocolate to beat the January blues.
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New Year Mac and Cheese
Happy 2015! I was so ready to see the old year go, and I
have high hopes for this new one. To celebrate, how about a warm dish of comfort—homemade
macaroni and cheese! I know for those of you with weight-loss resolutions this might
not be the recipe to star...
Happy 2015! I was so ready to see the old year go, and I have high hopes for this new one. To celebrate, how about a warm dish of comfort—homemade macaroni and cheese! I know for those of you with weight-loss resolutions ...
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Spiced Tea Mix from the Family Recipe Box
Recently, I was looking in my Mamaw’s recipe box for a favorite Christmas recipe when I came across this one for her Spiced Tea Mix. I thought,
“What a great, old-fashioned Christmas gift alternative to hot chocolate mix.” According to the note Mamaw made o...
Recently, I was looking in my Mamaw’s recipe box for a favorite Christmas recipe when I came across this one for her Spiced Tea Mix. I thought, “What a great, old-fashioned Christmas gift alternative to hot chocolate mix.” ...
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    freelance writer, present
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For more than a decade I have been a freelance writer. With more than 1,000 articles in print, my work has appeared in the Boston Globe, Topeka Capital-Journal, Concord Monitor, Around Concord, Hippo entertainment newspaper, Dallas Morning News, CatFancy, New Hampshire Home, Best of Burlington, Upper Valley Image, Woodstock Magazine, Better Nutrition, Great Life, Let’s Live, and American Airlines Custom Publishing. And I love to cook! I credit the women from my childhood for introducing me to the kitchen. My mother taught me how to sift ingredients for Tollhouse cookies and acted as my consultant while, at ten years of age, I fixed my first roast beef dinner. Grandma made homemade noodles that were so coated in flour that the chicken broth they boiled in became thick, rich gravy. And Mamaw created delicious meals in Missouri farmhouse kitchen that was the heart of her home. (And she actually hated to cook.) But my education in the finer points of good food came from television chefs such as Graham Kerr, Jeff Smith, Jacques Pépin, and, of course, Julia Child. She taught me to not be afraid of the most complicated dish thanks to her easy-going attitude about food.
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  • Brigham Young University
    1988
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