• Jackson, now 18-months, has discovered chocolate. This morning, Jared brought him from his crib to our bed where I was still sleeping. Jackson pushe...
    “You’re My Main Squeeze”...
    By Rachel Randolph
    February 12th, 2015

    We Laugh, We Cry, We Cook
  • Jackson, now 18-months, has discovered chocolate. This morning, Jared brought him from his crib to our bed where I was still sleeping. Jackson pushed ...
    “You’re My Main Squeeze”...
    By Rachel Randolph
    February 09th, 2017

    We Laugh, We Cry, We Cook
  • In early November, Greg and I  arrived in sunny Southern California for a week of much longed-for and needed vacation.  I took no time in shimmyin...
    30 Minute AMAZING Lemon Pepper...
    By Becky Johnson
    April 09th, 2015

    We Laugh, We Cry, We Cook
  • If your life is like my life, t-i-m-e is at a premium.  And even when you carve out time for concentrated tasks, or cooking a great meal, there are l...
    5 Minute Apricot Thai Chili Ch...
    By Becky Johnson
    August 18th, 2016

    We Laugh, We Cry, We Cook
  • I have no idea if you’ve noticed this, as I have, but it is HOT out there. The thing is, Colorado can very tricky when it comes to heat.  In Tex...
    90% Fruit Soft Serve “Ice Cr...
    By Becky Johnson
    July 21st, 2016

    We Laugh, We Cry, We Cook
  • My sister and my nieces, Whitney and Tori, age 9 and 11, are here this weekend and we are enjoying them so much!  The youngest one, Whitney,  is qui...
    Avocado Cucumber Sesame Salad
    By Becky Johnson
    June 02nd, 2016

    We Laugh, We Cry, We Cook
  • These Baked Zucchini Fries have started making a regular appearance on our family’s menu . When they cook, the zucchini gets soft and almost buttery...
    Baked Zucchini Fries (Vegan)
    By Rachel Randolph
    May 07th, 2015

    We Laugh, We Cry, We Cook
  • I do believe that if my husband Greg were to choose foods that make up his “dream meal,” it would no doubt have Kettle potato chips on the plate. ...
    Balsamic Blistery Potato Chips
    By Becky Johnson
    May 12th, 2016

    We Laugh, We Cry, We Cook
  • Jackson is 22 months old now and at that stage where he’s learning new words every day and starting to string together words to make phrases and sen...
    Banana Nut Soft Serve [Two Ing...
    By Rachel Randolph
    July 30th, 2015

    We Laugh, We Cry, We Cook
  • I gave my mom and dad the DVDs  to Downton Abbey, which they apparently enjoyed as much as Greg and I did.  (Though she calls it Downtown Abbey,...
    BBQ Tenderloin Steaks with Gre...
    By Becky Johnson
    October 20th, 2016

    We Laugh, We Cry, We Cook
  • In a couple of weeks we’re headed to family vacation in Neskowin, Oregon. I’m truly looking forward to it; however, this is one of those vacation...
    Better-than-Restaurant Chicken...
    By Becky Johnson
    December 08th, 2016

    We Laugh, We Cry, We Cook
  • “……even if you don’t know anybody, and you don’t know what’s gonna happen next, you should have your box of chocolates with you. You sho...
    Black Forest Greek Yogurt Parf...
    By Becky Johnson
    November 05th, 2015

    We Laugh, We Cry, We Cook
  • “……even if you don’t know anybody, and you don’t know what’s gonna happen next, you should have your box of chocolates with you. You shoul...
    Black Forest Greek Yogurt Parf...
    By Becky Johnson
    January 26th, 2017

    We Laugh, We Cry, We Cook
  • Originally posted in August 2012So much to learn, so many creative foods and wines to try, so many wonderful chefs, photographers and food bloggers to...
    Broiled Fresh Peaches with Gor...
    By Becky Johnson
    May 05th, 2016

    We Laugh, We Cry, We Cook
  • This post was originally published in July 2012.  It’s summer and many of us, either married to school teachers or with school age children, have ...
    Build-Your-Own-Gourmet-Sandwic...
    By Rachel Randolph
    August 25th, 2016

    We Laugh, We Cry, We Cook
  • I bought three pounds of fresh prunes. I’ve never bought a single fresh prune, let alone three pounds of them. What was I thinking? Well, I was t...
    Buttery Tofu and Vegetables wi...
    By Rachel Randolph
    April 14th, 2016

    We Laugh, We Cry, We Cook
  • On Monday, I got to go up to the mountains to babysit two of my grandsons, Nate (age 6) and Titus (almost 4).  Upon arrival, Nate informed they had a...
    Caramelized Garlic Butter Scal...
    By Becky Johnson
    July 14th, 2016

    We Laugh, We Cry, We Cook
  • What fun  Rachel and I are having hearing back from readers enjoying We Laugh, We Cry, We Cook. Here’s one I got a kick out of today from Linda...
    Cheesy Garlic, Fresh Tomato Br...
    By Becky Johnson
    June 18th, 2015

    We Laugh, We Cry, We Cook
  • “What WERE those things?” my friend Ingrid asked.  “They were aaaamzing.”What those “things” were is my new favorite super easy “cook...
    Chewy Oatmeal Peanut Butter Ba...
    By Becky Johnson
    March 26th, 2015

    We Laugh, We Cry, We Cook
  • Greg and I are in Neskowin, Oregon this week — a tiny little beach town with impossibly cute houses surrounded by brilliantly colored flowers, some ...
    Chicken Tortilla Soup
    By Becky Johnson
    September 15th, 2016

    We Laugh, We Cry, We Cook
  • I think I've made a batch of this chickpea salad almost every week for two months straight now. I can't quit it. It is so easy...and so delicious. To me...
    Chickpea "Chicken" Salad
    By Rachel Randolph
    April 27th, 2017

    We Laugh, We Cry, We Cook
  • As the story in our family goes, one day my father took my little brother David and my little sister Rachel out to the bank of a lake to cast a line a...
    Chili Lime Southern-Style Catf...
    By Becky Johnson
    June 16th, 2016

    We Laugh, We Cry, We Cook
  • About 11 years ago now, one of my dearest writing friends, Lindsey O’Connor, gave birth to her fifth child, a little girl named Caroline.  That hap...
    Chipotle Chili, A Charm Bracel...
    By Becky Johnson
    May 14th, 2015

    We Laugh, We Cry, We Cook
  • I think much of my passion for good tasting healthy food comes from my Grannie. For most of my life, she’s been a real health nut. She and I can tal...
    Chocolate Avocado Pudding
    By Rachel Randolph
    October 27th, 2016

    We Laugh, We Cry, We Cook
  • Like many of you, I am preparing dinner today for a bunch of family!  Here's a recipe that is as easy and tasty as it is beautiful on a Christmas tabl...
    Christmas Wreath Salad & a 2-F...

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  • There is, of course, the Martha Stewart way to make Christmas cookies with your kids when they are home from school this coming week for Christmas bre...
    Cinnamon Crisps (Easy to Make ...
    By Becky Johnson
    December 11th, 2014

    We Laugh, We Cry, We Cook
  • It is the small things you do with small people that you and they will look back on and cherish. I hope and pray you get a little bonding time in the ...
    Cinnamon Crisps (Easy to Make ...
    By Becky Johnson
    December 22nd, 2016

    We Laugh, We Cry, We Cook
  • Sometimes the easiest recipes are the ones we use the most. My grandson Georgie bellies up to the kitchen bar at least once or twice a day and asks ...
    Clementine & Cheese Stick “P...

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  • Today was a gorgeous day, a two-park kind of day. Jackson and I started our morning with a walk to the little park in our neighborhood. He was happil...
    Creamy Mushroom Soup and Tople...
    By Rachel Randolph
    March 24th, 2016

    We Laugh, We Cry, We Cook
  • About a year and a half ago my daughter Rachel was in town, pregnant, and craving Tomato Basil Soup. The trick was to find a place that served a vegan...
    Creamy Tomato Basil Soup (Vega...
    By Becky Johnson
    April 07th, 2016

    We Laugh, We Cry, We Cook
  • Once upon a time, there was a girl who didn’t like mushrooms. She took much care to avoid them until one day, her restaurant manager made her tast...
    Crispy Eggplant Marsala (Vegan...
    By Rachel Randolph
    February 16th, 2017

    We Laugh, We Cry, We Cook
  • I just returned home to Denver after a fabulous road trip with my husband Greg, to visit my daughter (co-author, co-blogger, co-conspirator), Rachel a...
    Crispy, Nutty Cocoa Energy Bar...
    By Becky Johnson
    July 02nd, 2015

    We Laugh, We Cry, We Cook
  • I don’t know exactly when it happened, but at some point Sunday nights became our traditional Breakfast-for-Dinner Night.  In addition, when so...
    Crunchy Amaretto French Toast
    By Becky Johnson
    July 16th, 2015

    We Laugh, We Cry, We Cook
  • Food memoirist Alyssa Shelasky described her mother as being a strict health-nut (who’d never eat anything that would “tick off Michael Pollan”)...
    Double Chocolate Berry Muffins
    By Becky Johnson
    January 05th, 2017

    We Laugh, We Cry, We Cook
  • Food memoirist Alyssa Shelasky described her mother as being a strict health-nut (who’d never eat anything that would “tick off Michael Pollan...
    Double Chocolate Berry Nut Muf...
    By Becky Johnson
    November 26th, 2015

    We Laugh, We Cry, We Cook
  • Yes, you can have your moist, dark, chocolate cake-bread, and enjoy your health, too!This recipe began stewing in my mind when my sister-in-law Gai...
    Double Chocolate Veggie Nut Br...
    By Becky Johnson
    October 29th, 2015

    We Laugh, We Cry, We Cook