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Halloween candy alternatives

The two-for-$5 deals for Halloween candy at Safeway and Walgreens are so appealing. The candy is conveniently right by the register, which is dangerous for the impulse shopper. This year, don’t go to Walgreens with the intention of grabbing paper towels and DayQuil and end up leaving with those items plus
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Life is short, eat dessert first

Oct. 14. is National Dessert Day, which, in our opinion, should be considered a holiday right up there with some of the greatest. If you see desserts as a guilty pleasure, treat yourself today! Or if you’re like us and see desserts as a staple, then be sure to add
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blueberry cake

Blueberry date bait cake

Berry season is finally here, which means we at Eating Berkeley are ready to bombard you with berries. Blueberries are filled with antioxidants, low in calories and rich in energy and nutrients, so why not stuff them in a cake? Our recipe for blueberry date bait cake is so good
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caramel apple crisp

Caramel apple crisp bars

We at the Clog think it is pretty safe to say that the seasons of pumpkin and peppermint have officially come and gone. And as much as we loved both, we are excited to start cooking up some brand new recipes to ring in the new year and this new
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Your guide to UC Berkeley-themed holiday cookies

Without a doubt, the best part of the holiday season is the wonderful excuse to eat ungodly amounts of delicious, delicious food. The holidays would not be the holidays without the chocolates, the candy canes, the cakes, the fudge and — possibly our favorite — the cookies. Whether you are
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Everything pumpkin: Trader Joe’s edition

The air is full of Halloween spirit this week. In the midst of the crisp and chilly holiday season, we invite you to cuddle up with pumpkins this week. We’ve rounded up six autumn-inspired, limited edition goodies from Trader Joe’s. Check them out! 1. Pumpkin Waffles Frozen waffles are perfect for
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The dry, the desolate and the delicious

A few weeks ago, I attended a beauty pageant hosted by student organizations. The contestants were asked to name three things they would bring if they were stranded on a desert island. Simple, right? The responses were witty and entertaining. More importantly, I was pleasantly surprised that the contestants understood
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Blood orange and cardamom gelato at Lush Gelato

Tucked-away novelties at Lush Gelato

I never thought that I could find another Ici in Berkeley that was closer to where I lived, but it’s possible. Walking around the Gourmet Ghetto last weekend, I decided to check out that small food-courtlike area, where I’d been before but somehow failed to notice the gelato shop in
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In search of the Bay Area’s best macarons

One of my favorite food groups is macarons even though they are neither healthy nor an actual food group. Because they are so near and dear to my heart, I went on a trip around the Bay Area to sample macarons, a trip that yielded some delicious and some not-so-delicious
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