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Readers, Digest: Chocolate Easter egg nests

Celebrate Easter with chocolate egg nests. Photo credit: Christina Saschin

Christina Saschin

April 20, 2014

The joy of Easter can be shared with everyone. In my house, any holiday is an excuse to make some themed treats. I made some chocolate Easter nests using pretzels and adding some chocolate eggs to celebrate.Total Time: 30 minutesYield: 4 nestsIngredients:1 cup pretzels3/4 cup melting chocolate12 mini c...

Readers, Digest: Grilled corn salad

A grilled corn and black eyed-pea salad is perfect for dinner after Thursday Night Market. Photo credit: Christina Saschin

Christina Saschin

April 12, 2014

The evenings are getting warmer, which makes it possible to cook and eat outside. Most of these ingredients can be found at the farmers market and incorporated into this recipe. You can eat this salad as a main dish or as side dish with grilled chicken or meat patties. Black-eyed peas are high in fiber,...

Readers, Digest: Simple spicy stir-fry

Saute a medley of vegetables for a simple stir-fry.Photo credit: Christina Saschin

Christina Saschin

February 21, 2014

Between studying for tests, going to the Wildcat Recreation Center and spending time with friends, having to make dinner can be daunting. After coming home from a late class, I like to make a simple dinner that is still as flavorful and delicious as something I would order at a restaurant. Eggplant is...

Healthy apple cinnamon bars spice up school days

Apple cinnamon bars make a great snack for students on the go when school starts.Photo credit: Christina Saschin

Christina Saschin

January 17, 2014

2014 has arrived, and with that comes a new semester. Even though I am looking forward to this spring semester, the realization that my afternoons will no longer be filled with ice skating, watching "Elf", and drinking hot chocolate is settling in. Time is suddenly getting shorter and there is much to do including finding where my new classes...

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