Time to celebrate

Cinco de Mayo! Ole! Mexican Chocolate Butter Cookies Ingredients ½ cup sliced almonds 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper 2 ½ sticks unsalted butter (softened to room temperature) ½ ...
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Chocolate covered toffee matzah

Satisfy your sweet tooth during Passover with this holiday-friendly dessert. Ingredients: 1/2 pound matzos1/2 cup butter1 cup brown sugar8 oz. chocolate chips Directions: 1. Line a cookie sheet with foi...
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Matzah Brie (Fried Matzah)

If you were not aware, the Jewish holiday of Passover is currently being celebrated. Passover started at sunset this past Saturday (April 19) and lasts until nightfall on April 27. During Pesach you remove all ...

Top 5 places to have a picnic

Frat Park Nestled between various frat houses and apartment complexes (between Third and Second Streets and Daniel and Chalmers Streets) this large open field is a great spot to lay down a blanket and enjoy a ...

Adhere to the grilling season

Warm spring-like weather has finally decided to make its way over to Champaign-Urbana and that means it is time for grilling season! Play some bags, grab a beer and try these delicious recipes next time you gri...
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Grown-Up Grilled Cheese

Nothing is better than grilled cheese p on a rainy day. This version of the classic recipe has a more grown-up flavor but will still leave you feeling satisfied for your favorite comfort food from your childhoo...
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Chicago Style Pizza

Is anyone else as excited as I am that the new season of Top Chef is finally back and that this season takes place in Chicago?!?! How cool is that? For the first Quickfire Challenge the contestants had to make ...
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Ice cream dessert

Embark on wishful thinking for warm weather and cold treats by satisfyin your sweet tooth with this ice cream dessert. Ingredients: 1 15 oz. package Oreo cookies1/3 cup melted butter1/2 gallon vanilla i...
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Turkey meatballs (in tomato sauce)

This recipe comes from Giada De Laurentiis’s Everyday Italian cookbook (she also hosts a show by the same name on The Food Network). I was skeptical at first to see if her food would taste as good as it looks o...
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Setting the V-Day dinner table

Valentine’s Day Tomato Basil Pasta Ingredients4 Tbs. dried basil1Tbs. minced pine nuts1 Tbs. olive oil3 oz. sun-dried tomatoes1/8 cup olive oil3 cloves garlic, minced8 oz. fresh mushrooms, sliced½ tsp. salt1 t...