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Hey. My name is Caden and I'm from the Chicagoland area.  I'm currently going into my 3rd year at NMU.  I'm a multimedia production major with a double minor in journalism and criminal justice. For as...

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The North Wind is an independent student publication serving the Northern Michigan University community. It is partially funded by the Student Activity Fee. The North Wind digital paper is published daily during the fall and winter semesters except on university holidays and during exam weeks. The North Wind Board of Directors is composed of representatives of the student body, faculty, administration and area media.

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College Cooking: Quick, Easy & Cheap Favorites

White Chicken Chili

1 pkg. McCormick® White Chicken
Chili Seasoning Mix
1 tbsp. oil
1 lb. boneless skinless chicken
breasts, cut into ½-inch cubes
1 cup water
1 cup corn kernels
1 can (15 to 16 oz.) white beans,
Optional: Shredded Cheese, Sliced Avocado, Chopped Cilantro, Sour Cream

Heat oil in large skillet on medium heat. Add chicken; cook and stir 3 to 5 minutes or until no longer pink. Then, stir in Seasoning Mix, water, beans and corn. Bring to boil; cover. Reduce heat and simmer 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Serve with toppings, if desired.

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Makes 4 servings
Approximate Cost: $8

Coffee Pot Pasta Salad

1 tsp black pepper
1 tsp sea salt
2 tsp oregano
2 tsp Italian seasoning
4 oz summer sausage, cubed
4 oz white cheese, cubed
¼ red onion, cubed
½ green pepper, cubed
1 stalk celery, chopped
2 oz balsamic vinaigrette
6 oz rotini noodle
-non vegetable

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Fill a coffee maker with enough water for 4 cups (of coffee). Mix spices in a coffee filter and place filter inside machine; turn the coffee pot on. After water is done going through the machine, add noodles and let sit until cooked––stirring every 2-3 minutes. Drain water from pot and remove the cooked noodles. Mix in onion and green pepper and let mixture chill in a refrigerator for 2-3 hours. Once chilled, add summer sausage, cheese and vinaigrette. Shake until well mixed.

Presto Pesto Chicken

4 boneless skinless chicken breast halves
1/2 cup mozzarella cheese, shredded
2 -3 tomatoes, sliced
1/2 cup basil pesto

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
Line baking sheet with heavy-duty foil.
Place chicken and pesto in medium bowl; toss to coat.
Place chicken on prepared baking sheet.
Bake for 20-25 minutes or until chicken is no longer pink in center.
Remove from oven; top with tomatoes and cheese.
Bake for an additional 3-5 minutes or until cheese is melted.

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