College Cookbook: Sweet, sweet graduation

Originally published in The Northern Light. Celebrate your favorite graduate by making something sweet. This fun, sprinkle-smothered cake is rich chocolate with a cream cheese frosting. You’ll need two cake pans that are the same size. You can use either a box cake or a homemade cake recipe. For simplicity’s sake I used a box. … Continue reading College Cookbook: Sweet, sweet graduation

College Cookbook: Hot and sour soup

Originally published in The Northern Light.  It’s starting to feel like summer, but it’s still a little chilly outside. Warm yourself up with this quick and easy-to-make soup. It’s the perfect meal if you’re feeling under the weather, orif you’re just in the mood for a soup that isn’t everyday chicken noodle. I’ve made this … Continue reading College Cookbook: Hot and sour soup

College Cookbook: Easter bread

Originally published in The Northern Light. Some people have just recently celebrated Easter, but for many Alaskans who are Russian Orthodox, Easter comes on April 8. Since the 1700s, Russians have been intertwined with Alaskan culture. Since Russian America was established, missionaries made impressions on native people from all over the state. Many Russians immigrated … Continue reading College Cookbook: Easter bread

College Cookbook: Cornish pasties for the busy student

Originally published on The Northern Light. In Alaska, I’ve seen three places that sell pasties: A Pie Stop, Talkeetna Roadhouse and Butcher Block 9. Pasties were a staple food in my house growing up. My great-grandfather brought the recipe for Cornish pasties back to America with him, after his mission in England. We’ve been eating … Continue reading College Cookbook: Cornish pasties for the busy student

College Cookbook: New Orleans’ most famous cocktails to celebrate Mardi Gras

Originally published in The Northern Light  Although Carnival season is in full swing, Mardi Gras hasn’t even begun yet. Shrove Tuesday, Fat Tuesday or the day before Ash Wednesday, is the beginning of Mardi Gras. Fat Tuesday marks the last day of debauchery and rich, fatty foods before practicing Catholics recognize ritual fasting for the … Continue reading College Cookbook: New Orleans’ most famous cocktails to celebrate Mardi Gras

College Cookbook: Café Du Monde beignets at home

Originally published in The Northern Light Over break, I toured America’s southeast, from Washington D.C. to the Big Easy, New Orleans. I waited in a long line for the famous French doughnut offered at Café Du Monde. Their beignets are known worldwide and New Orleans has been serving them in the French Quarter since 1862. To … Continue reading College Cookbook: Café Du Monde beignets at home