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Meatless Wednesdays

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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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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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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Pasta primavera with spaghetti sauce

There are so many ways to get creative with pasta, but one of my go-to dishes is pasta primavera. After trying to cook in college, I’ve realized that the dish is convenient to make and also a great way to incorporate a lot of vegetables into your meal. I’ve also
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Nostalgic sugar cookies

It was Christmas Eve, and my sister and I hadn’t done any baking whatsoever, causing us to go into a frenzy: How can a holiday season possibly go by without baking? Since we were simultaneously eager to bake something and hesitant, given our previous homemade sugar cookie fiascos, we searched
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Non-alcoholic eggnog

With the weather finally cooling down, ’tis the season to enjoy some decadent eggnog. This rich drink is traditionally served cold, but we at the Clog prefer a warmer brew to get us through the chilly nights. Feel free to upgrade this non-alcoholic eggnog by adding a 1/2 cup of rum,
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Greek salad

Dining commons salads can get boring really fast, as can plain salads that you can find anywhere you go. This Greek salad is a modification of one my mom makes at home, and I love this dish because it’s a nice change from a normal garden salad. Ingredients like the tangy tahini
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Ghirardelli brownies from scratch

The beginning of the holiday season is the best excuse to begin feverishly baking desserts at home. Whether you’re eagerly waiting to watch the Gilmore Girls revival, wanting to cozy up in a blanket with a good book to read, or trying to get in some studying while everyone else is relaxing, it’s an
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Holiday gingerbread waffles

Now that Thanksgiving is over, it’s officially “socially acceptable” to start celebrating the holiday season. What breakfast is more festive than gingerbread waffles? The holiday spices are just what you need to have a wintry and festive morning. What you’ll need: 3 cups flour 1/4 cup brown sugar 1/8 cup pearl
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Virgin sangria recipe

Do you ever want to enjoy a drink but don’t feel like having it with alcohol? Sangrias are delicious, but they don’t always have to be alcoholic in order to be good. This recipe is perfect to pair with sandwiches and other picnic foods, especially on Game Days. What you’ll need
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