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banana mozzarella toast on plate with bananas in background a bag of cheese and cinnamon

Banana mozzarella toast

Molly Myers, News Editor // October 2, 2022

Toasted bread, mashed banana, melted cheese and cinnamon sounds disgusting but is a surprisingly delicious combo. While one of my roommates has refused to try it, even shaming and bullying me for eating...

student wearing a sick mac miller shirt while holding a tray of fresh baked challah. Students head is not in pic, cropped out

Challah pronounced ‘Holla!’

Molly Myers, News Editor // September 24, 2022

Challah is a traditional Jewish bread served every Friday during Shabbat and every Rosh Hashanah. Rosh Hashanah — or Jewish New Year — begins Sunday, making it the perfect time to try this recipe. This...

Pasta is just one of many dishes that can be made using items from the Hungry Wildcat Food Pantry.

Hungry Wildcat Food Pantry provides plenty of meal possibilities!

Connor McPherson and Ian Hilton // November 17, 2021

Chico State students run into many obstacles when leaving home and going to school for the first time. Being away from your family can be hard on its own. It’s made tougher when you have to pay rent,...

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...

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...

Baking and cooking from scratch can be inconvenient but it saves money, lasts longer and provides an amazing sense of accomplishment.

Resorting to kitchen basics in trying times

Erin Holve, Staff Writer // May 10, 2020

Frustration is rampant in the kitchen.  The Facebook video made it look so easy to bake bread. Follow a few quick instructions and voila, you’re a baker. Instead, my mother is in a panic, hands...

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A quick and delicious chili dog

Guillermo Felix-Alvor // May 4, 2018

Hot dogs topped with chili and cheddar cheese are worth enjoying. They're perfect for those barbecue summer days that are ahead of us. And the best part? They do not take a lot of time to make. Items...

Grilled chicken tacos are great to for a spring snack by the pool. Photo credit: Guillermo Felix-Alvor

How to make chicken tacos

Guillermo Felix-Alvor // April 19, 2018

It's grilling season and there is nothing better than easy, healthy grilled chicken tacos. These tacos are simple, delicious and inexpensive to make. Below are the items you will need and how to make.How...

Pesto toast makes a great snack

Pesto toast makes a great snack

Grant Schmieding // April 16, 2018

Everyone loves a person who shows up to social occasions bearing snacks. Quick, easy and cheap to make — pesto toast works great as a quick snack or an appetizer to share. Follow these five simple...

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Taquitos make great quick, delicious meal

Guillermo Felix-Alvor // April 2, 2018

Chicken taquitos is a great dish to make when you don't have a lot of time to prep, but need something tasty and easy to make. Here is what you need and instructions on how to make these taquitos. Instructions: 1....

This mash also makes a great midnight snack. Photo credit: Grant Schmieding

Start the day off right with this crispy, gold breakfast mash

Grant Schmieding // February 27, 2018

In the words of Ralph Waldo Emerson, “Tomorrow is a new day. You shall begin it serenely.” Without breakfast, my head feels fogged up and I can’t concentrate over the appalling and embarrassing...

Nicte created Tostada de pollo to share with The Orion. Photo credit: Nicte Hernandez

Easy quick recipe for students on a budget: tostadas de pollo

Nicte Hernandez // February 15, 2018

College can be rough, from balancing relationships, social life and classes on top of trying to stay healthy and not eating out every day. Cooking can be time-consuming but, here at The Orion, we feel...

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