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Vampire Bite Shirley Temple

Vampire Bite Shirley Temple

Katy Atkins, Craft and Recipe Specialist

October 31, 2019

This spin on the classic Shirley Temple will keep your Halloween season from "sucking."   Ingredients: Lemon-Lime Soda Grenadine Cherries Plastic Vampire Teeth Straw or Dropper (recommended) Steps: Use a dropper or straw to fill the bottom set of teeth with the grenadine solution until it reaches the to...

Macaron Madness

Macaron Madness

Jaclyn Harris, Director of Web and Print

October 18, 2019

Our staff is head over heels for macarons. Unfortunately, the only shops that sell macarons are either too expensive or too far of a drive, so three staff members, Ashlynn Roberts, Andrew Fritz and Jaclyn Harris, decided to make our own. Join us as we attempt to make the perfect salted caramel macaron....

Summer Snack: All-Natural Popsicles

Summer Snack: All-Natural Popsicles

Karina Navarro, Reporter

May 29, 2019

Want something cold and refreshing to eat on a hot Texas day? These all-natural popsicles will definitely help you beat the heat. All you need is: Spinach Green Apple Pineapple Watermelon Mango Water Ice Blender Strainer Popsicle Molds This first Popsicle is ca...

Samoa Bundt Cake

Samoa Bundt Cake

Claire Burkett, Reporter

March 26, 2019

Ingredients - Butter, for pan - All-purpose flour, for pan - 1 box vanilla cake mix, plus ingredients called for on box - 1 c. caramel, warmed slightly and divided - 2 c. heavy cream - 16 oz. semisweet chocolate chips - 4 c. shredded coconut, toasted Steps Preheat oven to 350°. Gene...

Strawberry Oatmeal Bars

Strawberry Oatmeal Bars

Claire Burkett, Reporter

February 28, 2019

Ingredients 1 3/4 sticks salted butter, cut into pieces, plus more for greasing pan 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour 1 1/2 cup oats 1 cup packed brown sugar 1 teaspoon baking powder 1/2 teaspoon salt One 10 to 12-ounce jar strawberry preserves Steps Preheat the oven to 350 degrees...

Red Velvet Cake Bites

Red Velvet Cake Bites

Claire Burkett, Senior Reporter

January 30, 2019

Ingredients 1 (15.25 ounce) box red velvet cake mix 1 1/4 cups water (listed on cake box) 3 eggs (listed on cake box) 1/2 cup vegetable oil (listed on cake box) 1 (16 ounce) package cream cheese frosting  1 pound almond bark 15 Red candy melts (optional for red stripes on top) Instruc...

Triple Layer Holiday Brookies

Triple Layer Holiday Brookies

Claire Burkett, Senior Reporter

December 12, 2018

Ingredients 1 pouch (17.5 oz) Betty Crocker™ sugar cookie mix 1 tablespoon unsweetened baking cocoa 1/2 cup butter, softened  2 teaspoons Betty Crocker™ red gel food color 1 egg 1 tablespoon water 24 Golden Oreo™ sandwich cookies 1 box (18.3 oz) Betty Crocker™ fudge brownie mix 1 cup...

Cinnamon and Sugar Pumpkin Spice Doughnut Holes

Cinnamon and Sugar Pumpkin Spice Doughnut Holes

Claire Burkett, Reporter

October 25, 2018

Ingredients Pumpkin Doughnut Holes 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour 1/2 cup granulated sugar 1 tsp baking powder 1/2 tsp salt 1 tsp ground cinnamon* 1/2 tsp ground nutmeg* 1/4 tsp ground ginger* 1/4 tsp ground allspice* 1/4 tsp ground cloves* 1 egg 1/3 cup buttermilk 1 tsp...

No Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Crunch Bars

No Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Crunch Bars

Claire Burkett, Reporter

April 12, 2018

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

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

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

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&...

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