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    Moist Chocolate Cake with Butt...
    By Becky Johnson
    August 13th, 2014

    We Laugh, We Cry, We Cook
  • My husband Greg is CEO of FaithHappenings and the love of my life!  HIs mother, Shirley, made him Shepherd's Pie when he was a boy growing up in Orego...
    Rustic Shepherd's Pie in a Skil...
    By Becky Johnson
    August 21st, 2014

    We Laugh, We Cry, We Cook
  • A little painting I made for my daughter Rachel to celebrate the two books we’ve been privileged to write together. (Nourished comes out Jan. 2015.)...
    Growing Up in a Nest of Writer...
    By Becky Johnson
    September 04th, 2014

    We Laugh, We Cry, We Cook
  • Greg and I went road trippin’ this August driving from Denver to Oregon to visit friends and family.   We alternately brainstormed business and ...
    Juicy, Grilled Lime Margarita ...
    By Becky Johnson
    October 02nd, 2014

    We Laugh, We Cry, We Cook
  • Yesterday, Colorado was cool, misty and alive with Fall color.  I snapped this picture out my upstairs bedroom window . Through the window pane and t...
    Ultimate, Moist Pumpkin Bread ...
    By Becky Johnson
    October 16th, 2014

    We Laugh, We Cry, We Cook
  •  Autumn. Nip in the air.  Pumpkin Lattes and Pies. Crisp sweet apples. Back-to-School…..I was thinking today about the days when my children we...
    Pumpkin Pie Dip with “Autumn...
    By Becky Johnson
    November 06th, 2014

    We Laugh, We Cry, We Cook
  • “What is Sue making for dinner?” I asked Greg on the way to our friend’s home for a patio supper.“I think she said turkey tenderloins,” Gr...
    Marinated, MOIST, Grilled Turk...
    By Becky Johnson
    November 13th, 2014

    We Laugh, We Cry, We Cook
  • So what do you call someone who makes vegetables the “Star of the Show,”  and doesn’t eat meat — but also doesn’t get nervous if a ham hock...
    Roasted Brussels Sprouts & Swe...
    By Becky Johnson
    November 20th, 2014

    We Laugh, We Cry, We Cook
  • Greg and I just spent two days on a road trip, driving from snow-covered Denver to the blue skies, hot air balloons, rusty-red mountains, green grass,...
    Super Healthy Almond Kale Sala...
    By Becky Johnson
    November 27th, 2014

    We Laugh, We Cry, We Cook
  • My daughter Rachel and I need T-Shirts saying, “We Survived Thanksgiving Camp Week.”Together we made umpteen meals for 8 to 14 people (includin...
    Granny’s Chewy Honey Nut Sli...
    By Becky Johnson
    December 04th, 2014

    We Laugh, We Cry, We Cook
  • I love it when a plan comes together, when a dish in your imagination turns out as delicious as the actual experiment. This is one such meal.Last nigh...
    Shrimp in Alfredo Sauce over C...
    By Becky Johnson
    January 01st, 2015

    We Laugh, We Cry, We Cook
  • 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
  • Rachel and I have some exciting news! Our publisher Zondervan is generously offering a fabulous “two-fer” deal. If you somehow missed out on our f...
    Pre-Order “Nourished,” Get...
    By Becky Johnson
    December 18th, 2014

    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...

    We Laugh, We Cry, We Cook
  • (Nourishing Smiles, by Becky Johnson)Sometimes words just get in the way, especially when pictures tell their own story so well. Here is a series of s...
    Laughter: The Key to Any Child...
    By Becky Johnson
    January 08th, 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 wor...
    Marinated Portobello Pizzas
    By Becky Johnson
    January 15th, 2015

    We Laugh, We Cry, We Cook
  • If you have not figured it out by now,  I have ADD.  More specifically, I have what my friend and pioneer brain doctor, Dr. Daniel Amen, diagnosed...
    Fresh Apple Nut Cake with Citr...
    By Becky Johnson
    February 05th, 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 pushe...
    “You’re My Main Squeeze”...
    By Rachel Randolph
    February 12th, 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
  • You know those times when you want “just a little somethin’-somethin’’” to tide you over to until the next meal, or give your foggy brain ...
    Skinny Deli Veggie Roll Ups (N...
    By Becky Johnson
    April 02nd, 2015

    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 there was one dish I loved more than any other as a child, it would be my mother’s homemade waffles.  Life was good when that enormous waffle ...
    Light, Airy, Crispy Bacon Waff...
    By Becky Johnson
    March 12th, 2015

    We Laugh, We Cry, We Cook
  • Although it is raining today,  just a few days ago this was the view from my backyard porch swing in Denver Colorado.And yes, that probably is a yel...
    Juicy, Grilled Pineapple Teriy...
    By Becky Johnson
    March 19th, 2015

    We Laugh, We Cry, We Cook
  • I have recently been singing the praises of hemp seeds (“the new flax”), and telling everyone about their health benefits. Of course, every time...
    Super Food Hemp Chocolate Trea...
    By Becky Johnson
    February 19th, 2015

    We Laugh, We Cry, We Cook
  • When my daughter Rachel was about three or four,  I jotted down some of the adorable phrases and words that I loved to hear her say.  “Tears...
    Strawberries Romanoff
    By Becky Johnson
    February 26th, 2015

    We Laugh, We Cry, We Cook
  • One of my longtime friends and I share private joke between us: “I’ll bring the meatloaf.”It all began when a major crisis dropped into my frie...
    Sweet & Spicy Mini Meat Loaves
    By Becky Johnson
    March 05th, 2015

    We Laugh, We Cry, We Cook
  • Today I brought lunch to a bunch of hungry men, including two of my sons, who took a Saturday to pull their considerable talents and muscle together t...
    Easy Crock Pot Bar-B-Que Pulle...
    By Becky Johnson
    April 16th, 2015

    We Laugh, We Cry, We Cook
  • What is it about being snowed in that turns even makes even the most anti-cooking folks fire up the oven and don an apron? Here’s a recipe that is n...
    Easy, Scrumptious Apple Dumpli...
    By Becky Johnson
    April 23rd, 2015

    We Laugh, We Cry, We Cook
  • I just returned from bringing this simple cobbler to my pastor Hugh Halter’s new ranch house for a pot luck lunch on the back porch.  It is mid-J...
    Easy Rustic Cherry Blueberry P...
    By Becky Johnson
    April 30th, 2015

    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
  • 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
  • People often ask me how I cook with Jackson around. In We Laugh, We Cry, We Cook, I wrote about how cooking with him was kind of like cooking on an ...
    Roasted Butternut Squash Mole ...
    By Rachel Randolph
    May 21st, 2015

    We Laugh, We Cry, We Cook
  • This week marked our wedding anniversary. I asked my six-year-old grandson George if he’d like to help me make an “Anniversary Pie” for his Popp...
    Mint Chocolate Ice Cream Pie w...
    By Becky Johnson
    May 28th, 2015

    We Laugh, We Cry, We Cook
  • “Come, let’s be a comfortable couple and take care of each other! How glad we shall be, that we have somebody we are fond of always, to talk to an...
    Easy Moo Shu Veggie or Chicken...
    By Becky Johnson
    June 04th, 2015

    We Laugh, We Cry, We Cook
  • A funny thing happened on the way to making this recipe for gooey, delicious S’more Kisses this morning. My 6 year-old grandson Georgie and I did a ...
    S’more Kisses
    By Becky Johnson
    June 11th, 2015

    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