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Summer Snack: All-Natural Popsicles

Summer Snack: All-Natural Popsicles

Karina Navarro, Reporter

May 29, 2019


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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


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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

March 1, 2019


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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


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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


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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


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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


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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


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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...

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