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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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This Pizza Mac and Cheese Changes the Game

(0) Comments | Posted May 29, 2014 | 5:52 PM

We all have those days where we are stuck choosing between eating a slice of pizza or enjoying a bowl of mac and cheese. Yet, the day has finally come where there is no need to choose between both. This time, you can have the best...

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7 Brain Foods to Help You Power Through Finals

(0) Comments | Posted May 22, 2014 | 12:11 PM

When the sun finally comes out, the last thing you want to do is spend endless hours in the library studying for finals. Ah, college. Unfortunately, you don't have much of a choice (if you want to pass your exams, that is) so let's make the best of the situation...

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20 Reasons Why Peanut Butter Is Better Than Your Significant Other

(5) Comments | Posted May 15, 2014 | 5:16 PM

They get along nicely with your BFF, bacon.

Get the recipe here


They don't get jealous when you hang out with other people, because they understand that, sometimes, more is merrier.

Yes, PB Oreos exist.

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11 Smoothies to Get You in Shape for Summer

(0) Comments | Posted May 14, 2014 | 10:45 AM

The sun's finally out and farmers' markets are back, and this only means one thing: smoothie season. There's nothing more refreshing than a freshly blended smoothie, and certain combos will keep your skin glowing and figure fit for the summer. So dust off your blender and get to work:

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28 Creative Ways to Eat Bacon for Every Meal

(24) Comments | Posted May 6, 2014 | 3:12 PM

You might think bacon is a special reward, a savory indulgence for lazy Saturday mornings, but we think the opposite. Bacon is good for breakfast, lunch, dinner and dessert (and, well, Saturday mornings work too). See how many of the following 28 dishes you can make:

Bacon fat biscuits.

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The Coolest and Easiest Way to Separate Egg Whites

(0) Comments | Posted April 29, 2014 | 12:39 AM

Many recipes call for just egg whites, (like these dank coconut macaroons), but separating eggs can sometimes be a hassle. There's always the traditional way, which is effective, but can seem a little intimidating for cooking newbies. You could just scrap the whole thing and fry an egg with

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7 Dishes That Are Way Better With a Fried Egg

(0) Comments | Posted April 24, 2014 | 4:50 PM

Once you've mastered the art of frying an egg, you should put it on pretty much everything. Here are 7 recipes to get you started:

Avocado egg toast.
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The Super Easy Trick to Making the Perfect Fried Egg, Every Time

(1) Comments | Posted April 23, 2014 | 12:42 PM

Forget everything you know about frying eggs. The quickest and easiest way to fry an egg with flawless results every single time doesn't even require watching the egg or flipping it. We're not going to be that guy and tell you that you're doing it wrong, but we...

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Personal Apple Pie Cups for When You Don't Want to Share

(0) Comments | Posted April 22, 2014 | 9:52 PM

Original post and photos by Susanna Tuan on Spoon University - UChicago.


This recipe will fulfill your craving for apple pie without the effort and commitment (or the budget) of making the whole pie. An apple pie cup consists...

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The Best Regional Food Destinations in the U.S.

(0) Comments | Posted April 17, 2014 | 10:44 AM

Original post by Caroline Michelman on Spoon University.

With spring finally here and summer fast approaching, road trip season is upon us. Right alongside blasting music with the windows down and singing loudly with a car full of friends, the stops to eat along the way...

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The Only Matzo Toffee Recipe You'll Ever Need

(0) Comments | Posted April 15, 2014 | 5:01 PM

Original post by Nina Lincoff on Spoon University - Northwestern.

As I've learned, almost all non-Jews love Matzo. I, being non-Jewish, absolutely love matzo. It's a giant tablewater cracker just waiting for a smear of cream cheese, maybe a little lox. It's the perfect neutral...

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