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Capellos GF Pizza Crust Provides Comfort

Capello’s GF Pizza Crust Provides Comfort

Sage Marmet, Co-Editor-in-Chief March 19, 2021

If you like easy-to-make, fancy-tasting pizza… let me put you on a fabulous discovery: Capello’s Gluten Free Pizza Crust. If you like popovers, this crust tastes eerily similar to a popover, however,...

Casado is a traditional Costa Rican dish usually featuring some form of meat, Gallo pinto (rice with beans, vegetables, and citrus), sweet fried plantains, and greens.

Change Up Usual, Cook Casado

Sage Marmet, Co-Editor-in-Chief January 27, 2021

Ingredients for the chicken: 1 whole chicken (I used a rotisserie chicken which made the recipe not take as long) Cooking oil (I used avocado oil) Chipotle Sauce 1/2 Medium onion 1/2 Red bell pepper Salt...

A bowl of reindeer chow after being broken up into individual pieces.

Fun Ways to Spice Up Your Holiday Treats

Charlotte Opp, Contributing Writer December 16, 2020

With coronavirus circulating throughout Minnesota and colder weather coming, Minnesotans are spending a lot of time inside. We can all take advantage of this time by making memories with family and friends...

The latkes fry in a skillet with oil.

Latke Recipe

Nora Fox December 16, 2020

Ingredients: 1 pound potatoes 1/2 cup finely chopped onion 1 large egg, lightly beaten 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 to 3/4 cup olive oil Accompaniments: sour cream and applesauce Preheat...

A plate of iced gingerbread cookies.

Gingerbread Cookie Recipe

Emily Rotenberg December 15, 2020

Once the calendar changes to December 1, the holiday spirit begins. I love seeing all of the Christmas decorations, holiday ads on tv, and most importantly eating all of the festive Christmas cookies....

Arugula Caprese flatbread topped with avocado and balsamic glaze.

Homemade Pizza’s Taste Wows

Catherine Barry, Sci-Tech Editor November 9, 2020

Ingredients: 1 package of flatbread dough 1 package of shredded mozzarella cheese 1 small container of cherry tomatoes 1/4 cup basil (fresh or dried) 3 large handfuls of arugula 1 avocado 1/4 cup...

The finished cut and cooked pasta mixed with pesto.

Making Homemade Pasta and Pesto Proves to be Laborious yet Rewarding

Jackie Weyerhaeuser, Staff Writer May 17, 2020

I’ve never made homemade pasta before, so this was a very interesting experience. It was going well until it came time to roll out the pasta. I don’t have a pasta roller, so I had to do it by hand....

Maggie Seidels 22 smoothie  (bottom left) with the ingredients she used (top left) and Sara Richardsons  21 smoothie (top right) and the ingredients she used (bottom right)

Some of the Spectrum Staff’s Favorite Smoothie Recipes to Try

Sara Richardson and Maggie Seidel May 9, 2020

In an attempt to brighten our morning and begin our days with a nice breakfast, certain members of the Spectrum Staff have been perfecting their personal smoothie recipes to share.  Maggie’s Recipe:  ...

Matcha has numerous health benefits, including having a much smaller caffeine concentration than coffee.

Making Matcha at Home

Nora Fox, Arts and Culture Editor April 23, 2020

Matcha is definitely my go-to drink. It’s creamy, a tiny bit sweet (depending on your taste), and refreshing. It’s also high in antioxidants and has numerous other health benefits, which, I think,...

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...

The cookies after they had cooled

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...

Anisa Thompson 22 altered the original cookie recipe from Sallys Baking Addiction to what she thought would taste best.

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...

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