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The North Wind

The North Wind

CARROT FLOWERS — A great way to decorate your carrot cake are with sliced raw carrots. For a sweeter design, you can also boil some carrots in a sugar syrup and bake them to make candied carrots.

Cooking with Kata — Spontaneous carrot cupcakes

Katarina Rothhorn and Hayden Bruzewski November 28, 2022

Picture this: my friend and I sitting under a tree on the academic mall, trying to do homework while enjoying one of the last sunny days of the year.  Hayden (friend) says, “Dining hall had carrot...

FIRST TIME AIR FRYING — After compulsively buying an air fryer one evening, the first thing I decided to make was this air fryer orange tofu. It exceeded all my expectations and gained my friends approval as well.

Cooking with Kata — Air fryer orange tofu and broccoli

Katarina Rothhorn October 21, 2022

After going down a rabbit hole of air fryer TikTok recipes, I had a moment of weakness at 9 p.m. one evening and bought the cheapest air fryer I could find. It arrived four days later and the first thing...

SHOP AND SIP — I discovered the fun drink phenomenon while searching for a FitAid at a local grocery store in Marquette. To ensure my shopping trip is not a bore or a chore, I now select a “fun drink” to enjoy while checking off my grocery list.

Opinion — The fun drink phenomenon

Andie Balenger, Opinion Editor September 27, 2022

I refuse to believe that I am the only person who hates grocery shopping. The thought of driving across Marquette to the nearest grocery store, getting overwhelmed by prices and lugging around a basket...

BUILD YOUR OWN — Homemade pan pizzas are super easy to make and you can add whatever combination of toppings you want. I made mine with peppers and spinach to feel like I was eating more veggies.

Cooking with Kata — Pan pizza

Katarina Rothhorn, Editor-in-chief September 21, 2022

This is a recipe that might seem somewhat complicated and yes, it does take some planning ahead, but most of the time spent on this recipe is waiting for the dough to rise. You could easily work this recipe...

You can cook up your gnocchi any way you like, but I recommend frying them in a pan with some butter and herbs. Frying them will add more flavor and a crispier exterior.

Cooking with Kata — Carrot gnocchi

Katarina Rothhorn, Editor-in-chief September 8, 2022

When making the decision to move out of the dorms, one of the biggest deciding factors for me was having access to my own kitchen. Cooking my own meals is not only a way for me to have complete control...

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Cooking with Maggie—Homemade baked apple cider donuts

Maggie Duly November 3, 2020

When I think of fall, I think of apple cider, donuts, pumpkins and romping around my favorite cider mill. Unfortunately, as many of you may know there are no cider mills near or around Marquette, and...

spaghetti squash bowls

Cooking with Maggie: Preparing spaghetti squash bowls

Maggie Duly October 12, 2020

Scrap the pasta noodles and the ceramic bowls, this dish has everything all wrapped up in one vegetable.  Spaghetti squash is a seasonal vegetable that is most popular and accessible in the fall...

cookies lit by candles

Cooking with Maggie: Fun, festive fall fare

Maggie Duly September 21, 2020

As the temperature begins to drop and the leaves start to sport their crimson, it’s evident that fall will be knocking on your door for its brief stay. Autumn is by far the best time of year for candle...

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