Food & Culture

RISE AND SHOUT!

RISE AND SHOUT!

By: Kaytee Johnson   “When football ended, I didn’t realize the hole it left in my heart until the baseball season started! Going to sporting events again has made me less stressed about my classes and given me joy thinking about our Cougs going out […]

BYU Passover Seder

BYU Passover Seder

By: Kaytee Johnson Did you know that BYU has held a Passover Seder service every year for over 40 years? And that it’s one of the biggest in the western United States?   Dr. Jeffrey Chadwick (a professor of Religious Education at BYU and the […]

Making Dinner Great Again: The Ingredients for a Politically Palatable Dinner Conversation

Making Dinner Great Again: The Ingredients for a Politically Palatable Dinner Conversation

by: Jamie Bjazevich Without any explanation needed, almost everyone knows the taboos of family dinner conversations.Eating together can be a bonding and unifying experience so naturally we avoid topics that could be sources of dispute—politics included. While we might still have a bad taste in […]

Día de los Muertos

Día de los Muertos

My parents tell me that Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) is a dying tradition in their small hometowns of Coeneo and Tunguitiro in Michoacán, México. As a family, we do some symbolic traditions here in America to represent my parents’ culture from […]

Killer Recipes: Cake Mix Cookies

Killer Recipes: Cake Mix Cookies

Ingredients:  One package plain Devil’s Food cake mix*  1/3 cup water  4 tablespoons melted butter  1 large egg  1 bag (12 oz) semisweet chocolate chips  1/2 cup walnuts, pecans, or hazelnuts (optional) Preheat oven to 350°F 1. Lightly grease 2 […]

Killer Recipes: Homemade Pizza Crust

Killer Recipes: Homemade Pizza Crust

You know that feeling on a lazy Friday night, when you don’t feel like doing anything but watching TV and eating some of your favorite comfort food? I know I do, and while I have many comfort foods I love, pizza has always been a […]

Killer Recipes: Amy’s Famous Cheesecake

Killer Recipes: Amy’s Famous Cheesecake

Ingredients Graham cracker crust: 1 1/2 C graham cracker crumbs 1/2 C sugar 6 T melted butter 1 tsp cinnamon Mix graham cracker crumbs, sugar, and cinnamon together. Add in melted butter and mix until mixture is sticky enough to put into a pie plate. […]

Vintage Ice Cream vs. Modern Ice Cream

Vintage Ice Cream vs. Modern Ice Cream

Ice cream is a beloved treat all across the world. Nowadays, it seems that most ice cream shops are in a buffet set up, either where you make it yourself or the store puts it together for you. I absolutely love these places because I […]

Killer Recipes: Texas Sheet Cake

Killer Recipes: Texas Sheet Cake

Alright y’all, I’m about to share my favorite food secret: Texas Sheet Cake. Being from Texas I feel it is a must to know how to make, and since being in college it has been my go-to for most events. It’s perfect for a party, […]

Killer Recipes: Fixed-Up Cake from a Box

Killer Recipes: Fixed-Up Cake from a Box

This is a super easy and cheap recipe that will impress anyone! Be creative with flavors and frostings; you can even throw in marshmallow fluff or Nutella. Professional cake without the effort, just don’t tell anyone (it will be your secret that it is box […]