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14 Random Things You Should Be Putting in Your Chocolate Milk, and 5 That You Shouldn't

(0) Comments | Posted September 4, 2015 | 12:28 PM

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Chocolate milk is probably the best drink out there -- I would take a glass of chocolate milk over a glass of wine any day (okay, almost any day). But is it possible for chocolate milk to be even better?

I decided to...

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If 10 Famous College Football Players Were Food

(0) Comments | Posted September 3, 2015 | 8:44 PM

There's no doubt that one of the best parts about going back to school is knowing that college football is finally here (and not just for the after parties... wink, wink). When it comes to football there are three types of people: People that can actually watch the entire game,...

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3 Things You Didn't Know You Could Do With Coffee

(0) Comments | Posted September 2, 2015 | 11:57 AM

Coffee is basically the glue that keeps us college kids together. Whether we're trying to finish that paper we procrastinated on, or trying to stay awake during that 8 a.m., coffee is there to help.

Check out these 6 coffee hacks that will make you an even bigger coffee addict then you already are.

Ice Cubes

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If you're basic and like your iced coffee from Starbucks, but you're running low in the money department, its time to make your own cold brew.

Honestly, coffee ice cubes? I don't understand why everyone isn't doing this.

Cool Whip

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Whip it right in with your coffee. It adds creamy sweet goodness to your coffee that milk just can't do.

Coffee Grounds for Eye Bags

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Because in college we don't get enough sleep and this little hack will keep you lookin' fresh for that 8 am. Just spread a bit of your leftover coffee grounds under your eyes and let it sit for about 15 minutes.

For the rest of the coffee hacks, click here.

Original post by Isabelle Smith for Spoon University.

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How to Make 3-Ingredient Bacon and Egg Toast Cups

(0) Comments | Posted August 27, 2015 | 1:30 PM

Do you like bacon? Duh. What about eggs? Obviously. And toast? Who doesn't. Enjoy all three of these breakfast staples in a 2-bite breakfast cup that are great for on-the-go. These are really simple and quick so you can make a bunch and impress your friends. All you need is...

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5 Simple Yoga Poses to Help You Feel Less Bloated

(1) Comments | Posted August 20, 2015 | 3:30 PM

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Yoga is a great way to get in touch with your mind, body, and spirit. It is great for releasing anxiety and tension, stretching and strengthening, and self-reflection. However, we can also use yoga to help us think about different areas of our...

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Make 5-Ingredient Peanut Butter Fudge in the Freezer

(0) Comments | Posted August 18, 2015 | 1:53 PM

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When I think of fudge, my mouth immediately waters.

Unfortunately, those little symmetrical squares of happiness are often laden with sugar and other processed ingredients. What if I told you that you can make your own fudge, in your apartment or dorm, with...

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5 Snacks You Can Make Only Using a Microwave or Freezer

(0) Comments | Posted August 13, 2015 | 1:10 PM

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3 Two-Ingredient Treats Anyone Can Make

(0) Comments | Posted August 12, 2015 | 3:34 PM

Cooking tasty food can be time consuming, but it doesn't have to be. Check out some of our favorite recipes that only require two ingredients. That's right, TWO.

It doesn't get much easier than this.

Bacon Egg Cups

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Ingredients:
5 slices of bacon
5 eggs

Directions:
1. Preheat oven to 400°F.
2. Wrap a strip of bacon around the diameter of a muffin cup, laying the end of the strip across the bottom of the cup.
3. Crack an egg into the cup. Season with salt and pepper. Repeat these steps with as many bacon and egg cups as you would like.
4. Bake for 12-15 minutes for runny eggs, 15-20 minutes for a fully cooked egg.

Banana Pancakes

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Ingredients:
1 banana
2 eggs

Directions:
1. In a small bowl, mash banana with a fork.
2. Add eggs and mix until eggs and banana are incorporated.
3. Heat a skillet over medium heat and spray with nonstick spray.
4. Drop ¼ cup batter onto center of skillet.
5. When edges start to brown, flip and cook the other side.
6. Serve with syrup and sliced bananas.

Chocolate Truffles

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Ingredients:
8-ounce package cream cheese
2 packages melting chocolate

Directions:
1. In a large bowl, whip cream cheese with an electric mixer.
2. Melt one package of chocolate in the microwave according to directions on packaging.
3. Add melted chocolate to cream cheese and mix until well-combined.
4. Scoop spoonfuls of chocolate mixture onto plates or a pan lined with wax paper and refrigerate for about an hour.
5. When truffles have fully cooled, melt the second package of chocolate, shape truffles into balls and dip into newly melted chocolate.
6. Top with sea salt for a gourmet touch.

For three more 2-ingredient treats, click here.

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How to Make Your Very Own Milk and Cookie Shot

(0) Comments | Posted August 10, 2015 | 2:37 PM

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Last year on March 14th, Dominique Ansel (the genius behind the Cronut) shattered our perception of milk and cookies by unveiling the chocolate chip cookie shot, a shot glass made of chocolate chip cookie and filled with milk. Since then, multiple...

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10 Things You Didn't Know About Cucumbers

(71) Comments | Posted August 6, 2015 | 8:33 PM

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Well, we know who has replaced Panacea, Greek goddess of universal remedy: the cucumber. They're delicious, yes, but cucumbers are so much more than just taste. Here are ten things that the supernatural cucumber does.

1. Is there more to cucumbers than just...

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21 Restaurant Rewards Programs You Wish You Knew About Sooner

(8) Comments | Posted August 6, 2015 | 3:12 PM

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One of the best things in the world for a poor college student is free food. Everyone knows about the Starbucks app, but did you know there are tons of restaurants that offer lesser known customer rewards programs?

Spoon has your back with...

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What You Should Actually Be Putting on Your Toast Instead of Avocado

(2) Comments | Posted July 31, 2015 | 2:09 PM

BREAKING NEWS: Our dear friend avocado toast (in all of its salt-and-pepper, hot sauce, pomegranate seed, goat cheese topped glory) has officially been Instagrammed, Pinned, hashtagged, tweeted and eaten to death. He's been overused, overexposed, and is quite frankly just getting old.

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9 Food Hacks That'll Make Your Life Exponentially Better

(1) Comments | Posted July 30, 2015 | 10:41 AM

Okay, we've all been there: 3 hours of searching #lifehacks on Pinterest just to save a couple minutes of our time. Let us spare your precious time by avoiding the mindless searching. Here are some food hacks that are a combination of weird and brilliant:

1. Use Your...

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50 Things You Need to Eat in LA Before You Die

(0) Comments | Posted July 29, 2015 | 1:28 PM

Los Angeles is undoubtedly one of the best foodie cities in the country. From Mexican, to Vietnamese, to food truck fare, they've got it all and it's all sooooo good.

Since you can't possibly get to every restaurant in the area, I narrowed it down to the top...

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How to Make Magnolia Bakery's Famous Banana Pudding at Home

(0) Comments | Posted July 23, 2015 | 11:44 AM

If you can't make it to NYC to get a taste of the world renowned banana pudding at Magnolia Bakery, here's something that's pretty darn close.

The recipe: EASY. The result: CRAY. This pudding is a dessert game changer. You're welcome.

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Magnolia Banana Pudding

Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 4-24 hours (chillin')
Total Time: 5-24 hours

Servings: 12

Ingredients:
1 1/2 cups water
2/3 cups vanilla pudding mix
1 14-oz. can condensed milk
3 cups heavy cream
1 12-oz. box vanilla wafers
4 bananas, sliced

Directions:
1. Mix together water, pudding mix, and sweetened condensed milk in a medium bowl until smooth.

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2. Place it in the fridge for at least 4 hours.

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FOR THE FULL RECIPE, CLICK HERE.

Original post by Isabelle Smith for Spoon University.

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These Bacon Mashed Potato Cheese Bombs Will Change Your Life

(0) Comments | Posted July 22, 2015 | 11:05 PM

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We all love bacon and we all love cheese. Add some mashed potatoes, batter and a little love and what do you have? A bomb full of cheesy, greasy, bacon-y, potato-y goodness that your taste buds will...

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5 Things to Drink This Summer If You Hate Beer

(0) Comments | Posted July 21, 2015 | 3:36 PM

If you're anything like me, sitting by the pool with a drink in your hand is the perfect remedy to a hot summer day. Yes, there's nothing like a Corona and lime (especially when paired with tacos), but not everyone likes a beer straight out of the bottle....

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5 Genius Ways to Use a Muffin Tin

(1) Comments | Posted July 13, 2015 | 8:45 PM

Muffin tins are the superheroes of our generation. You may just see a plain old cooking tin on the outside, but muffin tins have a secret identity. There's no kryptonite here, only the epic idea of flipping a tin upside down and making a bowl made of cookies. BAM.

Below are some of your muffin tin's super powers you never knew existed. Even if you're not a baker, jack Mom's muffin tin and get cookin'.

Frozen PB&J Cups

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Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 4 hours
Total Time: 4 hours 20 minutes

Servings: 6

Ingredients:
1.5 cups strawberries
1 tablespoon honey
6 tablespoons evaporated milk
1/3 cups creamy peanut butter

Directions:
1. Slice up the strawberries and add to blender.

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2. Add the honey to the blender.

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3. Blend until smooth.

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4. In a separate bowl, whisk together the peanut butter, vanilla and evaporated milk until smooth.

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5. Pour the peanut butter mixture in a muffin tin and top with the strawberry puree.

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6. Freeze for about 4 hours.

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Condiments Holder

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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 0 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

Servings: Varies

Ingredients:
Condiments of your choice

Directions:
1. Add any condiments of your choosing to a muffin tin.

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2. Serve with your meal and give everyone easy access to condiments.

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FOR 3 MORE HACKS, CLICK HERE.

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6 Things You Didn't Know You Could Do With Straws

(1) Comments | Posted July 13, 2015 | 5:15 PM

Ketchup clogged? Cork floating in your wine? Need a quick and painless way to put cherries? All these problems can be solved with the simplest of culinary instruments: the drinking straw.

These hacks prove that straws are good for more than making annoying noises when you get to the bottom...

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7 Cheese Recipes That Are Better Than a Significant Other

(0) Comments | Posted July 9, 2015 | 9:18 AM

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Let's be real -- cheese is the best food ever. Yes, even better than bacon. Grilled cheese sandwiches and instant mac & cheese got you through childhood and college, and it'll get you through the rest...
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