What’s Cook’n Q&A With The Caf Staff

They feed us everyday, in appreciation to them, we love our cafeteria staff. Find out more about them.

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Turkey… again?

When people think of Thanksgiving, the first thing that comes to mind is food. Roasted turkeys with stuffing and sides are the center piece of this holiday, and there are always leftovers as everyone walks away from the table to slip into their food comas. For days after the feast, adults are trying different dishes […]

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Thanksgiving is just around the corner

Each year, Americans celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday on the fourth Thursday of November. Most families follow traditions originating on first Thanksgiving, but many have their own traditions that they follow each year. “The Wednesday before Thanksgiving my family comes to my house and we play a ton of games together,” senior Olivia Saldivar said. “It’s […]

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Offbeat Bites: Kitchen Safety

Summer is right around the corner, and the long break is always a great time to sharpen your skills in the kitchen. However, one should always keep safety in mind when working in the kitchen. It should come as no surprise that most household accidents occur in the kitchen: the room is filled with cool […]

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Offbeat Bites: Messy Summer Strawberry Pie

Chef’s note: This refreshing dessert is perfect on a hot summer day, and makes the best of berry-picking season. The pie is held together by a soft-set, almost creamy, gelatin that clings to the strawberries, allowing it to be sliced, but loses composure on a plate. The berries are crucial to this recipe, so get […]

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Offbeat Bites: Goat Cheese Tartlets

Chef’s note: These delectable yet easy appetizers are great to serve to a crowd as glorified finger-food, and can be easily modified by using different sauces or cheeses to suit differing tastes. This particular combination is spicy-sweet and pleases most, but feel free to play around with different flavors. Check out these other easy puff […]

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Offbeat Bites: Miniature Cherry Pies

Chef’s note: This recipe is cute, easy, and delicious, with flavorful cherries and rich cream cheese. These adorable little pies taste far better than any fast food version, and make a great gift to your friends. The crust can be made beforehand, or simply store bought, though nothing compares to homemade pie crust. (Check out […]

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Offbeat Bites: Easy No-Churn “Ice Cream”

Chef’s note: This “ice cream” is actually a semifreddo, which is basically a frozen mousse. Therefore it resembles an ice cream, but has a lighter texture and flavor, and requires no churning. The dish originates from Italy, and literally translates to “half-cold”, a fitting name. This particular recipe is simple in flavoring, but other variations […]

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Offbeat Bites: Fat Fluffy Pretzels

Chef’s note: This recipe calls to mind those classic mall pretzels, drenched in hot butter and sprinkled with a good amount of salt. Yet these are fatter and tastier, balanced with a fluffy white interior and a golden-crisp, crunchy-but-chewy exterior. These are delicious when served when served alongside classic German mustard and sauerbraten. For a […]

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Offbeat Bites: Popovers

Chef’s note: Popovers are a miracle in the baking world. Their batter contains no leaveners, yet they manage to “pop over” the sides of the mold, hence their name. The answer to this mystery lies in the power of steam – the inside of the perfect popover is basically one huge steam bubble. The batter […]

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