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Easy, Delicious Banana Bread

Easy, Delicious Banana Bread

Nora Fox, Arts & Culture Editor

April 2, 2020

In my free time, I love to bake! One of my favorite foods to bake is banana bread. Not only is it tasty and satisfying, but it’s also a great way to use old or mushy bananas that would otherwise be thrown away. My favorite banana bread recipe comes from the Madeline Island Historical Cookbook and ...

Small Batch of Cookies, Don’t Waste Key Ingredients

Small Batch of Cookies, Don’t Waste Key Ingredients

Noor Naseer, Sports Editor

April 2, 2020

My go to cookie recipe is the one on the back of the Nestle Tollhouse Chocolate Chip bag. I live and die by this recipe; it has never turned out badly for me, but it makes about 60 cookies. I usually freeze some of the dough, but making that much dough can be a lot of work, and right now especially ...

Favorite Ethnic Dishes from Students’ Diverse Backgrounds

Favorite Ethnic Dishes from Students’ Diverse Backgrounds

Nya Manneh, Staff Writer

March 9, 2020

With countless ethnicities and backgrounds represented in the Blake School, it’s nice to know more about them. Specifically, from Asia, some Blake Students represent nations such as the Philippines, China, Japan, India, Thailand, Cambodia, Nepal, Pakistan, Laos, and many others. Favorite Asian foo...

Chocolate Lovers’ Double Chocolate Crinkle Cookies

Chocolate Lovers’ Double Chocolate Crinkle Cookies

Anisa Thompson, Staff Writer

February 7, 2020

Ingredients: 1 cup all-purpose flour 1/2 cup + 2 tbsp unsweetened natural cocoa powder 1 tsp of baking soda 1/8 tsp salt 1 stick unsalted butter, softened to room temperature 1/2 cup granulated sugar 1/2 cup packed light or dark brown sugar (I like dark best) 1 large egg, at room temperature 1 ts...

Chocolate Covered Strawberries with White Chocolate Drizzle Recipe

Chocolate Covered Strawberries with White Chocolate Drizzle Recipe

Maggie Seidel, Features Editor

February 7, 2020

Ingredients: 1 package Driscollís Strawberries 1 bag Ghirardelli Dark Chocolate Flavored Melting Wafers (Any chocolate will do) 1 cup of White Chocolate Baking Morsels 1 tbsp 'Rose Mix' Sprinkles Directions: 1. Melt the dark or milk chocolate in a microwave. (I used Ghirardelli Melting Wafers...

Food Features Meets Minnesota State Fair

Sage Marmet, Creative Director

December 12, 2019

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...

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