Molasses cookies

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 As a kid, my favorite cookies were the Trader Joe’s Gingerbread Molasses Cookies. While it may no longer be fall (a season filled with spices) or winter (a season filled with gingerbread), I thought it would be fun to revisit my childhood and take a crack at making my favorite
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Pillsbury dough creations

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Pillsbury is arguably one of the most memorable and beloved staples of our childhoods. I remember my mom baking Pillsbury holiday sugar cookies each season: Christmas trees in the winter, pink Easter bunnies, shamrocks and hearts in the spring and pumpkins and ghosts in the fall. But where have those cookies
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5 ways to spruce up your ramen

As broke, hungry and busy college kids, we all know the struggle of trying to feed ourselves without breaking the bank. That’s probably why ramen was invented. And yeah, ramen might be decent tasting and all for the first few weeks or so, but those same super-salty, monotonous beef and
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Lub dub

I’m at risk. I inherited this. I sure as heck didn’t ask for it. But then again, I don’t think anyone did — no one ever does. My dad didn’t. My mom didn’t. My uncle didn’t. My brother didn’t. My grandmother didn’t. It’s in your control to a certain extent,
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Maca(swo)on

Here at the Clog, we’re sharing the tips and tricks of making fabulous deserts. After extensive research, we’ve discovered the magic recipe for the infamous French macaron that’ll have you drooling all the way to down Bancroft. What you’ll need: For the macaron shells: 120 g almond meal/flour 170 g
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Almond citrus olive oil cake

My sister and I watched our mom try the olive oil cake we had just made. We held our breath as our mom looked up and stopped chewing. Worried that it didn’t turn out well, we waited for the verdict. My mom, however, broke into a big smile and exclaimed,
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What kind of greens are you?

With Tender Greens opening up in Downtown Berkeley and Sweetgreen around the corner, the salad fiends of Berkeley are going to be torn. We’re expecting the biggest split since the Twilight fandom — we’re talking “Team Edward,” “Team Jacob” status. If you want to know which greens team to join, take the
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Homemade pizza

Several years ago, my mom, sister and I used to watch “The Next Food Network Star” on occasion. We found one of the winners, Aarti, and her recipes relatable because of her Indian-American heritage. On one of the last episodes, she made a pizza using naan, an Indian flatbread, in place of
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