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Linda A. Thompson-Ditch
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Attended Brigham Young University
Lives in Topeka, Kansas
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Penne alla Vodka
For some reason, this Penne alla Vodka dish makes me think
of spring. It must be the peas. I developed this recipe years ago, inspired by two different
versions. One was from my favorite Italian restaurant in New
Hampshire , and the other was a recipe in ...
For some reason, this Penne alla Vodka dish makes me think of spring. It must be the peas. I developed this recipe years ago, inspired by two different versions. One was from my favorite Italian restaurant in New H...
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Sweet Potato Shepherd’s Pie
“May you always be blessed with walls for the wind, a roof
for the rain, a warm cup of tea by the fire, laughter to cheer you, those you
love near you, and all that your heart might desire.” A traditional Irish toast. I had so many people comment about my S...
“May you always be blessed with walls for the wind, a roof for the rain, a warm cup of tea by the fire, laughter to cheer you, those you love near you, and all that your heart might desire.” A traditional Irish toast. ...
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Chocolate Melting Cake
For years, I was told glowing accounts of the Chocolate
Melting Cake served on Carnival Cruise ships. Members of the Ditch family raved
about the rich, luscious dessert, some of them ordering more than one at a
time. They were right. This dish is amazing. O...
For years, I was told glowing accounts of the Chocolate Melting Cake served on Carnival Cruise ships. Members of the Ditch family raved about the rich, luscious dessert, some of them ordering more than one at a time. T...
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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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Cheese and Potato Frittata
Because it’s spring… Because everyone prefers to be outside enjoying warmer
weather than spending a lot of time in the kitchen… Because simple, inexpensive, and tasty recipes are always
good to have on hand… I present my Cheese and Potato Frittata recipe, a...
Because it’s spring… Because everyone prefers to be outside enjoying warmer weather than spending a lot of time in the kitchen… Because simple, inexpensive, and tasty reci...
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Details for my new spring creative writing workshops in Topeka! #writing   #writingtips   #Topeka  
Information and updates on my writing workshops available in Topeka, Kansas. These workshops are...
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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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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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