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Frozen blueberry smoothie

By David Jia | Aug. 5, 2006, midnight | In Drinks »

It's summertime and the heat is unbearable. Who knew a cool refreshment is in reach? These blueberry smoothies are sure to chill you out, and even better, it's a snap to make. So, if you find yourself at home with nothing to do and you simply can't stand the heat, try out this healthy, delicious snack.

Potato Skillet

By Simon Kanter | June 1, 2006, midnight | In Entrées »

Have you ever noticed how restaurants offer "breakfast all day" as a good thing? Well now you can have that same luxury, right in the comfort of your own home! At the risk of sounding like every other recipe posted on Silver Chips, this dish is a relatively simple way to make a monstrously enjoyable meal all in one skillet. While it probably takes too long to make before school (we already get up early enough), this is a great meal to enjoy while watching the Saturday morning cartoons or on weeknights when your parents decide they have something more important to do than cook dinner. Enjoy!

Sweetness of Halva

By Hokuma Karimova | March 30, 2006, midnight | In Desserts »

If you want a taste of mouth-melting cuisine, here is your chance. Halva, which is literally translated as "sweet meat," is a dessert that originated in the Mediterranean. It is very delicious and very easy to make.

String beans and eggs

By Hokuma Karimova | March 30, 2006, midnight | In Sides »

What do you get when you mix string beans with eggs? The string beans and eggs dish, which is pretty straight forward to cook and will fill you up quickly.

Spinach delight

By Hokuma Karimova | March 30, 2006, midnight | In Sides »

Although not many people enjoy eating spinach, this dish has the power to change minds. Rich with vitamins and minerals, along with other good-for-you ingredients, this plate will make your taste buds tingle. In addition, the fried onions and eggs make the dish much tastier than you ever though it could be.

Easy and cheesy

By Natasha Prados | March 18, 2006, midnight | In Entrées »

A staple of Mexican cooking popular throughout the Americas, quesadillas are quick to make but also hearty and filling. Personalizing this recipe is easy - you can add chicken, beef, onion, tomatoes or any other ingredients that strike your fancy. Quesadillas are perfect for lunch, dinner or an after-school snack.

Greek Chicken Salad

By Bridget Egan | March 16, 2006, midnight | In Sides »

While going to Greece for lunch may be preferable, making this Greek Chicken salad is a savory substitute for a Grecian meal and much easier than going half way around the world. This dish encompasses the taste of Greece and is simple to make, as well as a delicious addition to any meal. People will be impressed when you walk in carrying this fantastic dish instead of bringing your normal potato salad to a dinner party.

Homemade ginger-ale

By Alexis Egan | March 7, 2006, midnight | In Drinks »

Tired of wandering around the house late at night, desperately looking for some soda to drink? Well, now that search is over. Homemade ginger ale tastes as good as the store-bought variety and is easier to obtain. With a strong taste and a sugary flavor, homemade ginger ale is a surprisingly good treat for all Blazers.

The best chocolate chunk cookies

By Mary Donahue | March 1, 2006, midnight | In Desserts »

When it comes to chocolate cookies, certain recipes set the standard for what can be called "great." This ultimate chocolate fix leaves all these cookies in the dust — even the original chocolate chip cookie. Not only are they easy to make, but the taste will astound even the most hesitant chocolate lover. Though they require a lot of ingredients considering the number of cookies you end up with, they are undoubtedly worth it.

Fruit dippin' delicious

By Zoe Norvell | Feb. 17, 2006, midnight | In Sides »

Simple apple slices are boring and bland in today's changing world. Introducing the ranch dip of fruit: Joy's Fruit Dip. This tasty dipping spread for fruit is the perfect addition to any lunch or dinner table for something new. It's sweet but healthy and enjoyable for all ages.

Mashed Potato Candy

By Alexis Egan | Feb. 15, 2006, midnight | In Desserts »

Who would have thought that mashed potatoes and candy could be used in the same recipe, or even the same sentence? But don't be fooled by the strange mix of ingredients; this dessert is truly tasty. Mashed potato candy has a uniquely smooth and creamy texture that is absolutely sensational.

Tropical iced teas

By Alex Hyder | Feb. 13, 2006, midnight | In Drinks »

It may be the middle of winter, but it's never too early to dream of life in more southerly climes, of palms swaying in the warm breeze, of deep blue waters lapping the white shoals of some dot on the map nestled between the famed paralles of Cancer and Capricorn. And although the realities of daily life may prevent you from hopping a jet to Hawaii, these quick iced teas will have you ready to break out the shades and SPF-45. Forget about wind-chill; these iced teas are all about chillin' out and hanging loose. Impress your friends or just relax on the front porch with these authentic Hawaiian recipes.

Chocolate crinkle cups

By Mary Donahue | Feb. 13, 2006, midnight | In Desserts »

This showy dessert is just one of those extra little details that makes your baked goods stand out from the rest. Lemon sherbet, any ice cream that blends well with chocolate, whipped cream, custard and mousse are all examples are very good fillings. The success of this recipe depends on using semisweet chocolate as indicated with no substitutions.

Classic chocolate mousse

By Mary Donahue | Feb. 13, 2006, midnight | In Desserts »

This delicious, traditional chocolate dessert is easy to make, but the time commitment that it requires limits mass production. So instead, invite a few of your closest friends over and show them that you care with individual chocolate crinkle cups filled with this creamy, delicious chocolate treat.


By Meaghan Mallari | Feb. 13, 2006, midnight | In Entrées »

Handed down from generation to generation, this Greek family recipe is home cooking at its finest. This dish is not only easy to make, but is sure to please everyone at the table with its hearty meat sauce and distinct egg flavoring. Spaghetti-in-the-oven can almost be a meal in and of itself. Just serve this alongside a crisp Caesar salad and you'll have a dinner (not to mention leftovers) fit for the Greek gods themselves.

French chocolate cake

By Mary Donahue | Feb. 12, 2006, midnight | In Desserts »

This cake is simple enough to whip up in a moment, but decadent enough to please even your toughest critics. Try it with a thin chocolate glaze instead of traditional icings. Fresh fruit makes a perfect garnish to juxtapose the almost overwhelmingly chocolate experience.

The traditional apple pie

By Mary Donahue | Feb. 12, 2006, midnight | In Desserts »

Many things are associated with America: the American flag, baseball, Chevrolet and the apple pie. Whether it is for a Fourth of July picnic or to warm up the house in the middle of winter, this apple pie will be the star of the dessert table.

Thin chocolate glaze

By Mary Donahue | Feb. 12, 2006, midnight | In Desserts »

This glaze makes the perfect addition to any cake that is strong enough to stand on its own. The glaze goes great with the French Chocolate Cake.

Salt and spice

By Natasha Prados | Feb. 9, 2006, midnight | In Entrées »

Picadillo (pronounced pee-kah-dee-yoh) is a Cuban dish enjoyed throughout Latin America. This dish is economical to make, easy to prepare and oh-so-good to eat! Picadillo involves three major components, which are prepared separately and then combined: rice, beans and meat.

Traditional treats

By Lois Bangiolo | Feb. 7, 2006, midnight | In Desserts »

These chocolate chip cookies are good for any occasion. Be it a birthday, potluck, class party or a combination of all three, chocolate chip cookies are always a favorite. Easy to make and even easier to enjoy, these cookies are the ideal sweet.

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