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Linda A. Thompson-Ditch
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Attended Brigham Young University
Lives in Topeka, Kansas
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Hot Toddy for a Cold Winter
It’s cold and snowy here in Kansas , which is perfect weather for a Hot Toddy. This warm beverage is one I’ve heard of my whole life, usually in books where a ski lodge is the setting. I also think of it as a feel-better drink when you have a cold or are de...
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Life’s Curve Balls
An autumn sunrise over Topeka. Sorry I haven’t posted in a while. Believe me, I wanted to!
I have all kinds of recipes lined up and restaurant experiences I want to
share. Unfortunately, life pitched a curve ball to The Picky Eater’s
family. Do you remember...
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Ham and Tortellini Toss
With the start of autumn, and in spite of today’s 80-plus
temperature, my dinner thoughts turn to hearty dishes that ease the evening
chill. However, the recipe must be one compatible with busy fall schedules. This Ham and Tortellini Toss is perfect. The ri...
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Preserving Apples: Apple Jam and Pie Filling
I love apple season. When I lived in New England ,
I made regular trips to Apple Hill Farm throughout autumn to get the
freshest apples and all the goodies made with them. (I loved their apple pie!)  Here in Topeka ,
I like to head just outside of town to R...
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Pink-Lemonade Thumbprint Cookies
This past weekend, I had a chance to visit with The Picky
Eater, Jr. when he came into town for the family’s fantasy football draft. He
and his doctor-wife are busy with their lives in Wichita ,
so I look forward to any opportunity to catch up. He has start...
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To Change, Not Forget
A few weeks ago I had an epiphany. Okay, it wasn’t the caliber
of a biblical enlightenment, but it did open my eyes. My laptop started acting up, which was a big deal
considering as a writer my computer is key to my emotional stability. If my computer is on...
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German Pancake for One
What does it take to inspire a busy food writer to post on her blog? For me, it was the windfall of new kitchen items I received for Christmas, thanks to my wonderful mom who shopped via my Amazon wish list. I picked these items based on their rankings by t...
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Baking Sheet Supper for One
I was intrigued from the first moment I saw it. While scrolling thought my Facebook feed early one autumn
morning, I game across a post from BBC Good Food titled “10 Meals Worth Being Alone For.”  Since I cook for one now, I was curious. When I clicked thro...
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Apple Cider Crisp Ice Cream
Is it just me, or are we being inundated by everything
pumpkin? Television commercials, social media posts, and magazine pages are full of
pumpkin-spice everywhere. Don’t get me wrong. I like pumpkin. But what happened
to apples? It is apple season, too. Wh...
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Homemade Blue Cheese Dressing
Last night I gathered with a few friends and fellow fantasy football league members to watch the first game of the NFL season featuring
the New England Patriots playing the Pittsburgh Steelers. My brother-in-law,
Don, wore his Steelers jersey. I wore my Pat...
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This is my writing space. My new blog post tells how it went from "his" desk to "our" desk. #change   #grief   #writing  
http://www.thereandbackagainfood.com/2015/09/to-change-not-forget.html
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Labor Day Morsels
I love Labor Day weekend! Some of the reasons for this adoration have changed through the years. In the past, it was the time to celebrate a
final cookout or camping trip with friends. Now, it means fantasy football
draft weekend! However, one reason has al...
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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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