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Elevate your culinary skills with this masterful sage brown butter pasta recipe

Justin Lee September 6, 2023
The viral sage brown butter sauce rightfully took the internet by storm several years ago. In this recipe, we suggest implementing a restaurant-style approach to elevate this dish into being a gourmet-menu-level experience.
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College Gal Cooking: Coca-Cola Chocolate Cake

Emily Clute September 23, 2018
When I came back this semester to see that Stony Brook had switched to being a Coca-Cola campus, I was beyond excited — not for the soda itself, but for one of my favorite desserts — Coca-Cola chocolate cake.
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Popcorn toffee bars can be made a few days in advance and stored in an airtight container at room temperature. (KRYSTEN MASSA / THE STATESMAN)

College Gal Cooking: Popcorn Toffee Crack Bars

Krysten Massa April 29, 2015
College Gal’s rendition of a popcorn toffee crack bar is the perfect combination of salty and sweet that will be good for any occasion.
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Filet mignon is the most tender of the cuts of beef. According to CNN iReports, the term first appeared in author O. Henrys book The Four Million, written in 1906. GISELLE BARKLEY / THE STATESMAN

College Gal Cooking: balsamic filet mignon with sautéed potatoes and green beans

Giselle Barkley February 4, 2015
Steak, especially filet mignon, is one the more expensive proteins, but when seasoned and cooked right, it is well worth the cost.
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College gal cooking: Despicable Me birthday cupcakes

College gal cooking: “Despicable Me” birthday cupcakes

Nicole Bansen April 21, 2014
Celebrating a friend’s birthday on a college campus can often be difficult. Sure you can buy that person a gift and decorate the room with whatever, but when it comes to a cake, if you don’t make it yourself, you’re out of luck.
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College gal cooking: Wings with a kick

Nicole Bansen April 2, 2014
Just because football season is over doesn’t mean you can’t still enjoy eating wings. For this recipe, I added a little extra spice, so if you can’t handle the heat, you may want to exclude hot sauce from this recipe.
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College Gal Cooking: Brats cooked in beer

Nicole Bansen March 10, 2014
In honor of The Statesman having its first ever "Alcohol Issue" this week's dish has been specially picked and includes alcohol in the recipe. Although there is not enough alcohol to intoxicate you in this dish, The Statesman does not encourage those under 21 to obtain alcohol illegally, even for this recipe.
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College gal cooking: Tilapia with breadcrumbs

Nicole Bansen February 26, 2014
If you’re like me and like daydreaming about the beach, I unfortunately can’t send you there, but I can do the next best thing and teach you my recipe for Panko-crusted tilapia.
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College gal cooking: a healthy and filling pasta salad

Nicole Bansen February 17, 2014
If only there was a healthy and filling snack that college students could eat in between meals to keep the cravings away. But wait, there is! For all the pasta lovers, I’ve decided to make a healthy macaroni salad.
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College Gal Cooking: three cheese tortellini with chicken

Nicole Bansen January 27, 2014
It is no secret that college students are less than healthy when it comes to the food they eat. Foods like Easy Mac and ramen are appealing to the average college student's budget as well as to those who do not want to wait around for dinner to cook. But are they good for you? Heck no! I do not know about you, but after a while, I grow sick of that food and look for something with more flavor and nutrients. So, if you are ready to take that step away from typical college food, this dish may be exactly what you need.
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College gal cooking: Thanksgiving roast turkey

Emily McTavish November 4, 2013
Learn how to make a full, healthy meal of turkey and autumn vegetables, which will also make your kitchen smell a lot more like home.
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College gal cooking: miniature apple pies

Emily McTavish October 21, 2013
It is beginning to feel much more like autumn here on Long Island, and this means apple season: the perfect time to make miniature apple pies right there in your dorm.
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