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No Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Crunch Bars

No Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Crunch Bars

Claire Burkett, Reporter

April 12, 2018


Filed under Front Page, Recipes and Crafts

Ingredients 3 cups of rice crispy cereal 1 ½  cups of semi sweet chocolate chips 1 cups of Peanut Butter ½ cup of maple syrup ¼ cup coconut oil   Instructions Line an 8 x 8-inch baking dish or deep baking tray of choice with parchment paper and set aside. Add crispy rice c...

Cinnamon Sugar Knots

Cinnamon Sugar Knots

Claire Burkett, Reporter

February 20, 2018


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Ingredients Cinnamon Sugar Knots 1/4 cup butter 1 cup milk 2 tablespoon instant yeast* 2 tablespoons honey** 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 large egg 3-3 ½ cups all-purpose flour*** Butter and Sugar 1/4 cup butter , melted 1 cup granulated sugar 1 heaping tablesp...

Oatmeal Energy Bites Two Ways

Oatmeal Energy Bites Two Ways

Miranda Downe, Managing Editor

February 2, 2018


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As the new year drags on, so do new year's resolutions— many of which include starting a healthier lifestyle. It's easy to cheat on healthy eating and pick up a bag of chips or candy. However, these quick and easy no-bake oatmeal balls can curb an appetite for sweets and junk and provide a healthy...

Christmas M&M Cookie Bars

Christmas M&M Cookie Bars

Claire Burkett, Reporter

December 15, 2017


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Ingredients 2 sticks of butter, at room temperature 1 cup of granulated sugar 1 cup of firmly packed golden brown sugar 3 large eggs 1 1/2 teaspoons of pure vanilla extract 3 cups of all-purpose flour 3/4 teaspoon of baking soda 3/4 teaspoon of salt 1 1/2 cups of Christmas M&...

Apple Pie Bites

Apple Pie Bites

Claire Burkett, Reporter

November 7, 2017


Filed under Front Page, Recipes and Crafts

Ingredients -  1/3 Cup of Brown Sugar -  2 Teaspoons of Ground Cinnamon -  3 Table spoons of Butter, melted -  1/3 cup of chopped walnuts or pecans -  1 Granny Smith apple, cored apple sliced into 8 slices (half an inch) -  1 (8 ounce) can of Pillsbury crescent rolls Instruc...

Pumpkin Cheesecake Snickerdoodles

Pumpkin Cheesecake Snickerdoodles

Miranda Downe, Managing Editor

September 15, 2017


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Fall is only a few days away and these cookies are perfect to get into the spirit of the season of changing leaves, crisper air, and everything pumpkin spice! Yields: 24 Total Time: 42 min Ingredients 3 3/4 cups all-purpose flour 1 1/2 tsp. baking powder 1/2 tsp. salt 1/2 tsp. ground ci...

Caramel Brownies Make for Sweet Valentines Day

Caramel Brownies Make for  Sweet Valentines Day

Miranda Downe, Junior Writing Editor

February 14, 2017


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This delicious recipe is perfect for a Valentine's Day dessert for two or simply a sweet treat for a love-filled holiday. Yields 9 small brownies. Prep Time: 15 min Cook Time: 25 min Ingredients 10 tablespoons unsalted butter, diced 1 1/4 cup granulated sugar 3/4 cup + 2 tablespoons unswe...

Quick Breakfast Recipes to Start the Day Right

Quick Breakfast Recipes to Start the Day Right

Miranda Downe, Junior Writing Editor

January 20, 2017


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Sunshine Toast A warm breakfast that only takes about 10 minutes to prepare, sunshine toast is the perfect breakfast to give you energy for the day. Ingredients: 2 tablespoons butter 1 slice bread 1 egg salt and pepper to taste Directions: Melt one tablespoon butter in a small skillet over medium heat. Using a...

Gingerbread Men

Gingerbread Men

Miranda Downe, Junior Writing Editor

December 7, 2016


Filed under Front Page, Recipes and Crafts

With Christmas break right around the corner, many holiday parties filled with good food and friends are in store. These homemade gingerbread men are super fun to bake together and deliver as gifts or simply enjoy with a holiday movie and a glass of eggnog. Ingredients 10 Tablespoons (145g) unsalted butter,...

Hershey Pie Recipe

Hershey Pie Recipe

Faith Stapleton, Photography Editor

November 11, 2016


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For a quick and easy dessert that everyone will love, try this delicious Hershey pie recipe. Ingredients: 1 8 oz. container of cool whip 6 original Hershey bars 1 graham crust   Directions: Open one of the Hershey bars and break off a piece. Put this piece off to the side. Get out a...

Banana Bread

Banana Bread

Miranda Downe, Junior Writing Editor

October 25, 2016


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This banana bread recipe is perfect for any occasion, especially cold fall mornings with a nice hot cup of coffee. Ingredients 1/2 cup Crisco shortening 1 1/4 cup sugar 2 to 3 smashed bananas 2 eggs, separated 5 tbs buttermilk 1 1/2 cups flour 1 tsp. baking soda 1 tsp. baking ...

Caramel Apple Cupcakes

Caramel Apple Cupcakes

Miranda Downe, Junior Writing Editor

October 4, 2016


Filed under Front Page, Recipes and Crafts

As the weather starts to get colder and Halloween and Thanksgiving draw near, fall recipes are in dire need. These scrumptious cupcakes made with apple spice cakes and caramel icing will be sure to fill your fall cravings and are perfect for any fall gathering. Yields about 22-24 cupcakes. Ingredients: Apple Spice Cupcak...

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