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Bubble Tea Blows Up

Bubble Tea Blows Up

Kathryn Rekas, Contributing Writer

November 4, 2019

Over the past few years, bubble (boba) tea has become a popular staple in the food industry. From traditional black milk tea with tapioca pearls to extravagantly-flavored syrups and multi-flavored tapioca mixes, bubble tea has become a crowd pleaser in the food industry. This Asian beverage has even ea...

Gluten, Nut Free Apple Recipes

Julia Lucas and Scott Kleinfelter

November 4, 2019

Both of these recipes are gluten-free and nut-free, which is a fun twist, but probably helpful since we all know people with allergies, and they probably like apple-themed desserts too. Since both of us have allergies, finding fall desserts that we can both eat can be difficult. We had also never ma...

Gluten Free Apple Crisp

Gluten Free Apple Crisp

Julia Lucas and Scott Kleinfelter

November 4, 2019

Apple crisp is a fall staple, and easier than pie, so this recipe was perfect. We spent a LOT of time cutting and peeling apples, but otherwise making this recipe was pretty straightforward. Our rendition of apple crisp got rave reviews from Scott’s family, so this recipe is verifiably good. If you have...

Apple Pie Blondies

Apple Pie Blondies

Julia Lucas and Scott Kleinfelter

November 4, 2019

(We did this one without the glaze that it calls for in the original recipe because they already tasted good.) The apple blondie is an unexpected spin on a classic fall theme. If you’re looking for an alternative to apple pie or apple crisp, look no further. These blondies were surprisingly easy...

Chicken and Waffles: Revival’s Got It Down

Chicken and Waffles: Revival’s Got It Down

Zachary Slavitt, Sports Editor

November 4, 2019

When I first walked into the crowded restaurant I had heard so much about, I immediately realized that all of the hype for Revival was warranted. I could tell from the smell of the restaurant and the appearance of the food on other customers’ faces, that this would become a restaurant among my favorites...

Sipping Cider: New Flavors

Sipping Cider: New Flavors

Emily Anderson, Staff Writer

November 4, 2019

In the months of autumn, Apple Cider reaches its peak of popularity during as it starts to get colder outside, and people want a seasonal drink to sip as they enjoy the fall and prepare for winter. Although apple cider is at its seasonal peak, it is not the easiest to find. Most restaurants don’t...

Apple Pie Tour of Minneapolis

Apple Pie Tour of Minneapolis

Carly Shoemate and Jackie Weyerhaeuser

November 4, 2019

As the leaves change and whispers of the winter cold creep in, it’s good to indulge in the trademarks of fall at its peak. In the spirit of the season, we toured a few Minneapolis pie hotspots to identify the best places to buy this fall treat.  Our first stop was McDonald’s where we ordered an apple pie an...

Classic Gyros Offer Striking Flavors

Catherine Barry, Sports Edior

October 9, 2019

After trying Falafel King’s gyro, I was disappointed as to probably be expected from ordering a gyro from a falafel place. At first glance it looked like your standard, universal gyro including shaved lamb meat, raw onions, tomato and tzatziki drizzled on top, all inside a pita. However, this gyro...

Golden Graham Treats

Golden Graham Treats

Sara Richardson, Opinions Editor

May 13, 2019

Ingredients: 6 tablespoons butter 1 1/2 cups chocolate chips 1 bag of mini marshmallows 1 teaspoon vanilla 1 12-ounce box of Golden Grahams cereal Directions: Set one cup of the mini marshmallows aside. Melt the butter, chocolate chips, mini marshmallows, and vanilla in a large pot over me...

Cap’n Crunch Bars

Cap’n Crunch Bars

Sara Richardson, Opinions Editor

May 13, 2019

These peanut butter cereal treats give a new, flavoral twist to the traditional rice crispy bar. These bars only take 20 minutes to create, and it makes the perfect afterschool snacks. Ingredients: 30 large marshmallows 3 tablespoons butter 1 tablespoon peanut butter 6 cups Peanut Butter Cap'...

Review: Tori Ramen

Review: Tori Ramen

Wyatt Dayhoff, Contributing Writer

February 1, 2019

Tori Ramen 161 Victoria St St Paul, MN 55104

Classic Cookie Bake-off Recipes

Classic Cookie Bake-off Recipes

Emily Rotenberg and Margaret Walker

December 21, 2018

The run-down: The classic melt-in-your-mouth, Toll House original chocolate chip cookie is a delicious treat that has been an American staple for decades. This cookie was created in 1938 by Ruth Graves Wakefield an American chef and author. Although Toll House is known for their classic chocolate ...

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