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The 39 Most Iconic College Town Food Joints Across North America

(16) Comments | Posted March 26, 2015 | 10:18 AM

Anyone who has ever attended college can tell you that each institution has its own unique vibe and culture. The specific school that you call your alma mater can also say scores about you, too. And we strongly believe that few things strike the core of a college's essence than...

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5 Waffle Iron Hacks You Wish You Knew Sooner

(17) Comments | Posted March 24, 2015 | 11:41 AM

I love waffles almost as much as Leslie Knope. I try to eat them at least once every week. Recently though, I've been branching out on what I cook in my waffle iron.


Then, I discovered that my waffle iron is literally the...

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10-Minute DIY McDonald's Shamrock Shake

(0) Comments | Posted March 17, 2015 | 10:06 AM

The controversial Shamrock Shake returned to McDonald's on February 17 and will be available until today. Now, I've long been a shameless supporter of this beverage and make a point of getting one every year.

However, after a bit of research, I discovered the

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Bacon Espresso Pudding Shots

(0) Comments | Posted March 12, 2015 | 3:44 PM

Sometimes you find yourself lost in a daydream pondering the ideal world. More often than not, that ideal world is full of bacon. Sometimes, depending on the day or your workload, it involves a drink or two. Occasionally, you have the wherewithal to act upon this...

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15 Ramen Hacks That Are Borderline Genius

(7) Comments | Posted March 10, 2015 | 4:27 PM

Some poetry is universal: we all know the Robert Frost poem about the road not taken; Shel Silverstein was a straight-up guru; Dr. Seuss was either a genius or tripping on acid or both; and chances are you're familiar with good ol' William Shakespeare, even if you hated...

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The Nutella-Stuffed Brown Butter Blondie Pie With Major Sex Appeal

(0) Comments | Posted March 5, 2015 | 2:30 PM

Imagine a giant jar of Nutella.
Now, imagine a pie.
Not just any pie, a brown butter blondie pie.
Look at your lonely jar of Nutella. Now back to the pie. Now back to the jar.

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15 Easy Dinners You Can Make in Under 30 Minutes

(0) Comments | Posted March 3, 2015 | 8:44 AM

Everyone has those busy days when you have to grab a protein bar for a breakfast on the go and you skip lunch because you have too much work. By the time you get home at the end of the day, you're tired, you're hungry and

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How to Make Tomato, Onion & Basil Pasta With Just One Pan

(0) Comments | Posted February 27, 2015 | 3:40 PM

One pan means there's no hassle to pre-sauté your onions, no need to roast your tomatoes and no need to drain your pasta. Say what? Pasta that doesn't need to be drained? That's right. As the pasta cooks, it absorbs the water as well as all...

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7 New Ways to Get Your Avocado Fix

(0) Comments | Posted February 24, 2015 | 11:03 AM

Avocados are, like, so hot right now. They've been sweeping breakfasts across the country with avocado toast while holding up its reputation as the crowd-pleasing guac. But it's time to really put this bad boy to work. Check out these different ways to eat...

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The 15-Minute Sushi Burrito Hybrid You Can Make at Home

(0) Comments | Posted February 23, 2015 | 11:20 AM

Hybrid foods have exploded in popularity in the past few years: cronuts, the ramen burger, and Doritos Locos Tacos. In fact, we even declared hybrid foods as one of seven food trends we're excited to leave in 2014, but we'd happily make an exception for the...

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17 Melty Paninis You Should Eat for Lunch Every Day

(1) Comments | Posted February 20, 2015 | 9:56 AM

At first glance, the panini is a pretty basic creation. It's essentially a sandwich, but grilled on a panini press that toasts the slices of bread and warms the ingredients within. But the panini has a certain je ne sais quoi that the boring old...

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20 Things You Should Do With a Chocolate Chip Cookie

(0) Comments | Posted August 4, 2014 | 5:22 PM

There's nothing more satisfying than a warm, fresh out-of-the-oven chocolate chip cookie. When you lift it off the tray and it's oozing with gooey, melted chocolate, there's nothing on Earth that can give you more joy than that simply decadent cookie. National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day only rolls around once...

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23 Frosty Recipes for Die-Hard Ice Cream Fans

(0) Comments | Posted July 25, 2014 | 2:23 PM

Say hello to your definitive guide to everything ice cream. Indulge in savory flavors that are all the rage like avocado or bacon ice cream, since vanilla is so passé. Or, if you're a huge fan of boozy concoctions, cool down while sipping on...

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13 Reasons Homemade Pizza Is Way Better Than Delivery

(7) Comments | Posted July 17, 2014 | 1:22 PM

Late nights always leave you itching to order in pizza from Pizza Hut, Papa John's, or your favorite local pizza shop. But in reality, by making your own pizza, you wind up saving some money and you end up with a finished product that tastes so much better...

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The Ultimate Fourth Of July Party Snacks

(0) Comments | Posted July 1, 2014 | 5:13 PM

Fourth of July might be just around the corner, but as college kids, we don't plan anything until the day-of anyway. So in classic timely fashion, we're bringing you just about the easiest recipes ever so you can be the host of a century or the life of your friend's...

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28 Foolproof Recipes Using Five Ingredients or Less

(0) Comments | Posted June 25, 2014 | 4:16 PM

Just because you don't have a lot of food in your fridge doesn't mean your belly has to suffer.

1. 1-Ingredient Banana Ice Cream
Chunky Monkey better watch its back. Learn how to make it here.

2. Argo Tea's...

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The New Chipotle Is Here, in Pasta Form

(2) Comments | Posted June 24, 2014 | 5:42 PM

Meet the brains behind Pasta Flyer, the new gluten-free pasta restaurant. Mark Ladner is the executive chef at Del Posto in Manhattan, but he's got a side project that just might change college eating forever. His concept, Pasta Flyer, is gathering the support of college students across the...

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17 Ways to Celebrate National Candy Month

(0) Comments | Posted June 17, 2014 | 2:50 PM

June is National Candy Month, which means all the more reason to indulge in your favorite guilty pleasure.

1. Milky Way Midnight Mischievous Milkshake

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Just because it's candy, doesn't mean you can't drink it. Here's how.

2. Candy Caramel Apples

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Why You Should Eat These Smelly Foods

(0) Comments | Posted June 12, 2014 | 2:36 PM

No one likes to eat foods that smell like feet, and especially foods that cause bad breath. But research has shown that people took smaller bites when their food had stronger aromas. These foods have a bunch of health benefits that you never saw coming. But proceed with caution and try...

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The Science Behind Why Bacon Smells So Good

(0) Comments | Posted June 6, 2014 | 6:04 PM

Bacon. It's the all-American breakfast staple. A simple food, but one that's enjoyed by people across the world. Its versatility is undeniable. It can be used in desserts, in traditional breakfast foods and even in quinoa. We could eat...

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