• When my grandson Georgie met Greg’s sister’s granddaughter Jena last week at our family beach vacation in Oregon, it was like at first sight. They...
    Spinach, Feta & Sun-dried Toma...
    By Becky Johnson
    August 04th, 2016

    We Laugh, We Cry, We Cook
  • We just finished up week one of drinking a green smoothie every day and it has quickly become a fun morning ritual. I’ve been following my friend an...
    Tropical Green Smoothies
    By Rachel Randolph
    July 28th, 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
  • 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
  • If you saw our first post on this blog, you know that I’m famous for burning food. I am a good cook, but I just get distracted easily. So the smok...
    Vodka Sauce with Chicken, Ital...
    By Becky Johnson
    July 07th, 2016

    We Laugh, We Cry, We Cook
  • This weekend we had Jackson’s first birthday party. I made a great big salad bar with every whole-foods, plant-based topping under the sun, plus pas...
    Tri-Colored Pasta Salad
    By Rachel Randolph
    June 30th, 2016

    We Laugh, We Cry, We Cook
  • Yesterday I heard a loud thump followed by a yell outside my kitchen window. I rushed out to see my husband Greg lying on the patio, telling me he twi...
    Fiesta Tortilla “Flower” P...
    By Becky Johnson
    June 23rd, 2016

    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
  • “Now, that’s a good meatball,” my husband said as he took a bite of these amazingly moist Asian meatballs. Quick. Name the scene and the movie ...
    Sweet n’ Savory Asian Meatba...
    By Becky Johnson
    June 09th, 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
  • There’s this cake my mom used to make. You’ve probably had a version of it. It has a shortbread crust, a layer of chocolate pudding and whipped cr...
    Powerhouse Chocolate Pudding P...
    By Rachel Randolph
    May 26th, 2016

    We Laugh, We Cry, We Cook
  • After returning from a recent trip where I travelled without Greg (“The Other Half of my Heart and Brain”), we paused and took inventory of all th...
    Healthy Skillet Apple Crisp
    By Becky Johnson
    May 19th, 2016

    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
  • 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
  • I used to be organized. My house used to be clean. I used to be prompt. I loved those things about me. I was that girl, that girl that appeared to h...
    Raspberry Mocha Pudding
    By Rachel Randolph
    April 28th, 2016

    We Laugh, We Cry, We Cook
  • Cooking or contemplating new recipes has always, for me, been the perfect Angst-Free Zone. I started copying and collecting recipes from my mother an...
    Roasted Cabbage & Sausage with...
    By Becky Johnson
    April 21st, 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
  • 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
  • Yesterday I went on a wild cooking spree, working as I do, at top speed,  to get several dishes prepared.  Then once the kitchen looked like it had...
    Pesto Ricotta & Eggplant “La...
    By Becky Johnson
    March 31st, 2016

    We Laugh, We Cry, We Cook
  • 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
  • I was famished after a gym workout this week, and decided to grab a bite to eat on my way home. Cruising through the drive-through lane at Taco Bell, ...
    Pesto Parmesan Chicken
    By Becky Johnson
    March 17th, 2016

    We Laugh, We Cry, We Cook
  • This weekend we had our first family stomach virus, a true milestone in parenting. Jackson woke up on Saturday morning sick. Sunday night, I went to b...
    Italian Chickpea Bread Cassero...
    By Rachel Randolph
    March 03rd, 2016

    We Laugh, We Cry, We Cook
  • Sometimes the simplest things really are the best.  I call this recipe Vacation Sopapillas because I usually have the ingredients lying around the co...
    Honey & Lime Tortilla-Sopapill...
    By Becky Johnson
    February 25th, 2016

    We Laugh, We Cry, We Cook
  • Jackson’s favorite breakfast is oatmeal. He eats a bowl every single morning. To save time, I make a big batch with thick-cut rolled oats, chia seed...
    Healthy Cinnamon Raisin Oatmea...
    By Rachel Randolph
    February 18th, 2016

    We Laugh, We Cry, We Cook
  • I was faced with a true dilemma. We were packing up to vacate our vacation the next morning, our condo cupboards were almost bare and I still had to...
    French Toast PB Sandwich with ...
    By Becky Johnson
    January 28th, 2016

    We Laugh, We Cry, We Cook
  • My mother, Ruthie, went from loving her sugary desserts (a la last week’s Honey Slice cookierecipe) to a diet almost completely without sugar a c...
    Oat Nut Fruit Gems
    By Becky Johnson
    January 21st, 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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  • I cannot seem to get enough snap peas lately. Since I started working out again, I’ve craved something cool and quick after I exercise. A handful ...
    Sweet and Spicy Snap Peas in a...
    By Rachel Randolph
    January 07th, 2016

    We Laugh, We Cry, We Cook
  • When I was a kid, a staple quick dinner in our house was Mexican Salad. You know, chopped ice berg or romaine lettuce, Ranch Style Beans, tomatoes, ...
    Honey Chipotle Mexican Salad
    By Rachel Randolph
    December 31st, 2015

    We Laugh, We Cry, We Cook
  • This is our second week of condo living in regions of the U.S. where the sun is shining, the grass is green, the birds are singing and this week, in...
    Quick Buttery Coffee Cake (mad...
    By Becky Johnson
    December 24th, 2015

    We Laugh, We Cry, We Cook
  • The first time I created and served this recipe for a patio party, guests kept saying, “Oh my goodness, what IS this yummy stuff?” I struggled t...
    Roasted Eggplant & Red Pepper ...
    By Becky Johnson
    December 17th, 2015

    We Laugh, We Cry, We Cook
  • *Update: This is our MOST popular recipe on this site!  Thanks so much for making it so!  Be sure to also check out a new and awesome recipe for j...
    Marinated, MOIST, Grilled Turk...
    By Becky Johnson
    December 10th, 2015

    We Laugh, We Cry, We Cook
  • If you are wondering what the heck to do with that big pot of leftover black-eyed peas, try this recipe for Lucky Black-Eyed Pea Veggie Burgers. The...
    Lucky Black-Eyed Pea Sliders
    By Rachel Randolph
    December 03rd, 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 Nut Muf...
    By Becky Johnson
    November 26th, 2015

    We Laugh, We Cry, We Cook
  • As long as I can remember I have wanted to be Italian. I look Italian. I FEEL the inner, fiery passions of an Italian. I love the way every little w...
    Marinated Portobello Pizzas
    By Becky Johnson
    November 19th, 2015

    We Laugh, We Cry, We Cook
  • So, this is the story of how I ended up eating an ENTIRE CAN of garbanzo beans (chickpeas) in one sitting yesterday.My daughter’s slow and steady v...
    Golden Parmesan Chickpeas & Ga...
    By Becky Johnson
    November 12th, 2015

    We Laugh, We Cry, We Cook