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The arrival of spring brings with it the perfect weather for planting. Regardless of where you live – in a house or an apartment – your options aren’t limited to just flowers. Even the most space challenged can grow a salad garden. All you need is a large container, or several smaller containers, potting soil for the containers and the plants.Read More →

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As a student, you spend a lot of time indoors. Many days you never see sunlight, especially prior to mid-terms and finals. Periods of time like this can leave you in a low mood and just a little on the cranky side. It would be easy to blame the work load, but the culprit may really be a Vitamin D deficiency.Read More →

shepheard pie

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A couple of years ago, we took a coastal road trip down Highway 1 and ended up at Monterey Bay, California, where I re-discovered Shepherd Pie at a local British pub.  I had it once when I was young, but Shepherd Pie was not something I had on a regular basis growing up and, for the most part, I forgot it even existed until I saw it on that menu.  Now Shepherd Pie makes a regular appearance in our dinner rotation, specifically when it’s my turn to cook.Read More →

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Stress is something that everybody deals with whether the situation is good or bad. Studying throughout the term, work and other household obligations makes for one very stressed person. How we deal with that stress is important. The fun way to deal with stress is to color. There are numerous ways to get your hands on these coloring pages, some can cost a few dollars while others only a few cents. In the crisis center previously used as the Riverhawk Bistro at the student center students can walk in and sit down at one of tables to color, or even talk to the councilor thatRead More →

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UCC’s ski/snowboard class was canceled in previous years due to lack of snow, but with record snowfall nearly in our backyard, now might be the time to dust off your boards or skis and smash some gnarly powder. Willamette Pass offers different packages including group packages. Students interested in starting a UCC ski club or just getting some friends together could take advantage of group pricing with 15 or more members. With your group package you get discounts on lift tickets and rentals. Every group package at Willamette Pass also comes with one free lift ticket. Snowboarding classes, a full service rental shop, and Wi-FiRead More →

wings

Getting ready for football with Ramen fried chicken wings Chicken wings and football have become synonymous. And so will chicken wings and ramen after your taste buds experience this simple twist on the fried delicacy. With the football season coming to an end and parties being planned, this sure fire hit needs to be part of your party menu.Read More →

potato skins

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Fall is here. The days are shorter, and it seems like there is never enough time in our busy day. I find myself enjoying the convenience of a fast food drive through, but I still miss the feeling and taste of a home cooked meal. So, I thought why not combine the two and create a home cooked version of one of my favorites: chicken nuggets and fries. I came up with the menu of Baked Parmesan Chicken Nuggets and Potato Skins as an adult version of my fast food favorite.Read More →