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Resorting to kitchen basics in trying times

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

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 filled with a hunk of sticky dough.  This is exactly how I expected the endeavor to tur...

A quick and delicious chili dog

Photo credit: Diego Ramirez

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 needed: Hot dog buns Wieners Can of chili Bag of shredded cheese Butter Olive...

How to make chicken tacos

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

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 to make:First, preheat grill to 300° to 350° (medium) heat.Cut oranges and use them to ...

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 steps for a finger food that will disappear in a crowd faster than Hannibal Lecter at the end of “The...

Taquitos make great quick, delicious meal

Photo credit: Diego Ramirez

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. First, preheat the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. 2. Then in a bowl, debone the chicken and...

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

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

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 sounds of my own stomach. I like to do myself a favor each morning and start the day off with...

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

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

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 that healthy eating should not be seen as a hassle. Here is a recipe to follow in order to save money...

Celebratory peanut butter pizookies

Photo credit: Nicole Henson

Nicole Henson

May 13, 2017

With finals out of the way and the chance to celebrate the end of the semester, Dairy-Free peanut butter pizookies are the perfect treat to celebrate. Ingredients 1⅓ cups all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking powder 1¼ teaspoons ground cinnamon ½ teaspoon salt 2 cups oats (quick cooki...

Shrimp alfredo pasta recipe for two

Photo credit: Brandi Gualco

Brandi Gualco

May 9, 2017

Having to make a dinner date meal for two with little cooking experience can be stressful. Having to do so for a carnivore as a vegetarian can be much more challenging.This week, I made Shrimp Alfredo Pasta inspired from Damn Delicious that modified both our diets and didn't burn the house down.Ingr...

Vegan banana nut bread to satisfy sweet cravings

Photo credit: Sophia Robledo-Borowy

Sophia Robledo-Borowy

April 7, 2017

It can be difficult to find inexpensive vegan desserts. Bananas are a sweet, cheap, and nutritional choice to make a delicious treat out of. Try making this healthy dessert next time you have a sweet tooth. Here’s what I used:   Ingredients 5 Bananas ¼ cup Syrup 1 cup...

Vegan carrot cake recipe made simple

Two vegan carrot cakes with cream cheese frosting on them. Photo credit: Sophia Robledo-Borowy

Sophia Robledo-Borowy

March 5, 2017

After receiving an abundance of absurdly sized carrots from the Pop-Up Pantry in the BMU, something delicious had to be created.Being a dessert fanatic, vegan carrot cake was the best option.On a college student budget, I tried to pick the recipe that required to least amount of ingredients and time, while also being a delectable treat.Ingredients2͕...

Spread holiday cheer with homemade cookies

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December 3, 2015

Holidays mean time off from school spent lounging by the television and gorging on sweets. In this guide, you will find the recipes for gingerbread cookies and frosted peppermint brownie cookies.First, the classic gingerbread cookies. Use either cookie cutouts to form gingerbread men and women or form the dough ...

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