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Chocolate chip cookies you wish were yours. And now can be!

So long, summer! Celebrate the conclusion of the cookie countdown

Ian Hilton, News Editor // October 23, 2021

Every autumn, my heart lifts a bit higher. I don’t like being cold or rained on, the days turning darker are depressing and rounding up gifts for the holidays is a stressor. However, this is the season...

Chimichurri on cornflour empanada

End boring meals with cheap Chico chimichurri

Shae Pastrana, Reporter // October 12, 2021

The best things in life take time. They can also make a mess. But if that mess is a kitchen creation that makes every sandwich, pizza and taco burst with flavor, it’s worth thanking the community for...

Grilled hanger steak marinated as carne asada. Photo by Ian Hilton.

Hooked on hanger steak

Ian Hilton, News Editor // October 9, 2021

For college students, food must be affordable. Help from CalFresh is undeniably beneficial, however  stretching that dollar is a necessity for us. Once in a while, we need to treat ourselves. If...

Chilaquiles ready to eat.

¡Viva chilaquiles for Mexican Independence Day!

Javier Hernandez, Reporter // September 16, 2021

More than 200 years ago, Mexicans started their journey for independence against Spain. After countless years of allowing Spain to be in charge, the Mexican people were tired of the corruption. Now on...

Honey mustard, bacon, pickle and provalone crispy chicken sandwich with fruit salad. Photo by Ian Hilton, 9/8/2021.

Crispy chicken in a bun: crunchy, salty and honey mustard sweet

Ian Hilton, News Editor // September 10, 2021

KFC does it, McDonald’s does it, Wendy’s, Popeye’s, Chick-fil-A and even Taco Bell does it. Corporate food chains have capitalized on what Americans have craved since time immemorial: the crispy...

Sesame, herb and parmesan breaded cod, corn salsa and steamed green beans.

Breading better

Ian Hilton, News Editor // September 3, 2021

Welcome back, Wildcats! Transitioning back to in-person classes has been a challenge, so let’s simplify a versatile kitchen technique – breading. By “breading,” we’re talking about coating...

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