Spook Troop Cookies

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November 9, 2015

By Shannon Moloney Suggested song to play while cooking: Time Warp, from the Rocky Horror Picture Show Like many others out there, Halloween is one of my favorite holidays. Once a year, you can literally be anything. A person, a thing, a pun. What an opportunity to really express your creativity, either outright or subtly. I love the costumes, the debauchery, the mystery, and the candy. To get my coworkers…

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Colombian Independence Day Ajiaco

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July 21, 2015

Quick history lesson before you eat: on July 20, 1810, the discontented citizens of New Granada, South America — now the region known as Colombia — rebelled against Spanish rule and negotiated a temporary independence from their Spanish overlords, which eventually evolved into a permanent secession from the Spaniards and a right to rule their own country. I was fortunate to spend a few weeks during winter break in the…

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Ramadan Kareem

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June 18, 2015

Last night was the start of Ramadan. And for those of you who were suddenly confused about that word, Ramadan is a month-long fast in Islam that is designed to allow for spiritual reflection and increased devotion. Now, when I was a young kid I thought this meant that Muslims starved themselves for an entire month. I was completely mystified. But then I grew up and started to understand the…

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Cinco de Mayo Chicken Enchiladas

It is almost Cinco de Mayo weekend! Why? Because one day is just not enough! I guess it should be called Dos-Cinco de Mayo! But that just doesn’t have the same ring to it, does it? To avoid alcohol poisoning you need a dish to pair with your Jose Cuervo. Why not try to make something this year? I have the perfect recipe to make your fiesta fantastico! These are…

May 4, 2015
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Baked Brownies, Colorado-Style

Get ready to celebrate 4/20 Colorado style! That is, if you are fortunate enough to live in this most awesome of states. Our previous articles taught you how to make brownies and oil from scratch! Fantastic and something you should definitely have in your repertoire! As I am fortunate enough to live in Colorado, however, I don’t have to work nearly so hard. I can go to my neighborhood dispensary…

April 20, 2015
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A Matzo Meal

This year, as I was shopping for Passover, I found myself facing a rather paltry selection of kosher foods. How was I supposed to make Matzo Ball Soup without matzo meal? I was reminded of a time I found myself in a similar situation a few years ago, when I was in college. In my small college town of Walla Walla, the grocery store within walking distance had, in my…

April 4, 2015
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Julius Caesar Salad Dressing

The Ides of March have come, but not gone. That’s why you should be watching your back today—who knows when one of your friends (or perhaps a well-organized group of sixty) will conspire to screw you over. We at Silver Spork News are accustomed to hostile homicide attempts from people who find our attractiveness and talent too intimidating to tolerate, so we know a thing or two about whipping up…

March 15, 2015
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Mardi Gras King Cake

Today is Mardi Gras. And while everyone celebrates with colored beads, boobs, and booze, it seemed like a good time to provide a little primer on the holiday that typically helps us get over Valentine’s Day and holds us over until St. Patrick’s. For the uninitiated, uninformed, and uneducated, here are just a few tidbits about Mardi Gras: Mardi Gras is the last day of Carnival Carnival begins on Epiphany (this is the day…

February 17, 2015
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