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How to Make Authentic Shakshuka at Home

(0) Comments | Posted October 6, 2015 | 5:07 PM

Photo by Ashley Manning

Everyone loves breakfast food disguised as lunch or dinner. But fried eggs can get old fast, despite racking up insane amounts of likes on Instagram. That's why there's shakshuka--a spicy, Middle Eastern...

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How to Make Massive Ice Cream Cones out of Cereal and Marshmallows

(0) Comments | Posted October 1, 2015 | 4:36 PM

Imagine taking your favorite cereal and combining it with marshmallows to create an epic and extremely impressive cone. Yeah, that's exactly what we did.

We crushed up Van's new Blissfully Berry and Cocoa Sensation gluten free cereals and added some butter and marshmallows to 'em, shaping our creation into the ultimate ice cream cone... Made out of cereal. #yasss

We filled one cone with Greek yogurt and fruit so you can take it on the go for breakfast.


We filled the other with ice cream (classic).


The result was literal art.


Marshmallow Cereal Ice Cream Cone

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings: 1 cone

2 cups Van's Strawberry Bliss or Cocoa Sensation Gluten Free Cereal
3 cups mini marshmallows
2 tablespoons butter

1. In a saucepan over a medium heat, melt butter.
#SpoonTip: You can also melt butter in the microwave for 15 seconds.


2. Add marshmallows to butter and mix until melted. Then, turn off the heat.
#SpoonTip: You can also melt the marshmallows in the microwave for 3-5 minutes.


3. Place cereal in a plastic bag and crush with a textbook. BAM.


4. Add cereal to marshmallow mixture and mix.


For the full recipe, click here.

GIFs by Max Bartick.

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Make Chocolate Bacon Bark Only Using 3 Ingredients

(0) Comments | Posted October 1, 2015 | 8:44 AM


I made one of those mistakes on Facebook where you like too many pages and your news feed suddenly becomes articles on articles instead of your friends' statuses. So I recently read on one of these "news publications" (definitely in quotes because if...

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4 Food Myths You Need to Stop Believing

(0) Comments | Posted September 28, 2015 | 7:59 PM

Over the years, we've heard many myths and misconceptions about food. To make matters worse, we end up believing them and then ruin the reputation of our favorite foods. We resist them out of fear of scary diseases, weird notions and sometimes, innovative conspiracy theories (you never know...).

But as...

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15 of the Most Popular College Bars Across North America

(2) Comments | Posted September 24, 2015 | 11:32 AM

College and drinking are basically synonymous -- after all, what else do college students do on Friday nights? There's no doubt that every college is different, each with its own vibe and culture. And since students students spend so much of their time at bars, their bar of choice says...

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11 Struggles of Living Gluten Free, as Told by Ross Geller

(0) Comments | Posted September 23, 2015 | 5:21 PM


If you're like me and have been told by the doctor that gluten is your worst enemy, then you know the pain of being gluten free is real. Ross Geller is here to tell you he gets your pain too.

I'm not talking...

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The 10 Stages of the Yom Kippur Fast, as Told by Amy Schumer

(2) Comments | Posted September 21, 2015 | 5:12 PM

The Yom Kippur fast is a sneaky one. The Jewish people were smart and decided to ease us into it by celebrating Rosh Hashanah the week prior. It's almost like they assumed the more food they could provide us with during that holiday, the less painful the lurking fast would...

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어떤 음식을 먹으면 '소리 없지만 치명적인' 방귀를 뀔까?

(0) Comments | Posted September 21, 2015 | 12:58 AM

Photo by Laura Palladino

당신과 나, 그리고 방귀 사이에는 하나의 공통점이 있다. 바로 모두 특별하고 다르다는 것. 그래서 다양한 방귀의 종류를 모아봤다. 무엇을 먹느냐에 따라 방귀도 달라진다는 사실!

1. 조용하지만 치명적인



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Farts Characterized by What You Eat

(0) Comments | Posted September 17, 2015 | 4:50 PM

Photo by Laura Palladino

You, me and farts all have one thing in common: we're all unique and different. So we've made a list to help you understand your farts' characteristics and how they're formed.

1. The Silent But Deadly

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9 Baltimore Restaurants You Need to Visit From Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives

(1) Comments | Posted September 17, 2015 | 10:50 AM

Ah Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives, the program that showcases some of the most ridiculous and delicious eateries in America. Though Guy Fieri features behemoth creations from all across the country, there are certain cities for which he seems to have an affinity. Baltimore is definitely one of them.

Fieri visits...

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This No-Bake Peanut Butter Chocolate Pie Tastes Better Than Reese's

(3) Comments | Posted September 16, 2015 | 12:32 PM


If you love peanut butter and chocolate, you will love this pie. It tastes like a frozen Reese's peanut butter cup and is even shaped like one. Oh, and it's super easy to make. There are only seven ingredients -- three of which...

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7 Things You Probably Didn't Know About Pineapple

(0) Comments | Posted September 11, 2015 | 12:43 PM

Photo by Alex Shapiro

Who lives in a pineapple under the sea? No one, because pineapples don't grow underwater. Well, I guess Spongebob does live in a pineapple under the sea, and if you want to consider him a person...

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These 4-Ingredient Pizza Pockets Beat Delivery Every Time

(1) Comments | Posted September 9, 2015 | 4:42 PM

Ordering pizza is so overrated. Where's the fun in telling the Domino's guy you want 3 extra large pizzas (for you and "all your friends") and passing out before he shows up?

Next time you've got a craving for some cheesy goodness, practice your culinary skills instead with this simple pizza pockets recipe. You can forget those booty calls to Papa John's -- Pillsbury Dough Boy's gotcha covered.

Photo by Dylan Barth

Pizza Pockets

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 18-20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 8

4 Pillsbury biscuits
1 egg, beaten
8 slices cheese
16 slices pepperoni
2 cups marinara sauce
Oregano (optional)
Parmesan (optional)

1. Preheat oven to 425°F.

2. Cut biscuits into halves.

3. Flatten biscuits.


Add pepperoni.


Add cheese.


Add more pepperoni.


Fold each side into the middle and pinch dough together to form a bundle of cheese and pepperoni.


GIFs by Kirby Barth

For the full recipe, click here.

Original post by Dylan Barth for Spoon University.

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27 Annoying Food Packaging Quirks Anyone Who Eats Food Understands

(7) Comments | Posted September 9, 2015 | 2:53 PM

Food packaging is the worst.

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Okay, yes, sometimes I understand when it's meant to make the food last longer, especially if it's produce and you can't add preservatives to its shelf life. But when you put a plastic...

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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


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


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


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


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.

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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


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


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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