Food

Creamy Mac & Cheese

Ellie M., 6
Middle North

This is my mother's recipe for homemade mac & cheese. I say it's her recipe, but she actually got it out of Cooking Light magazine. Now, don't jump to conclusions because you see butternut squash. You don't even taste it, and it makes it amazingly creamy. When I asked my mom for the difficulty of the recipe, She said, "It's definitely not the hardest recipe, but I wouldn't suggest it for a person who is just learning to cook." I haven't met a single person who has tried it and didn't like it.


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Snikering Witch Cookies

By: Daniel Lebovitz, Grade 8,
Middle South

1/2 Cup softened butter, 3/4 cup granulated sugar, 1 egg, 1 1/4 cup of flour plus 2 tablespoons, 1 teaspoon cream of tartar, 1/2 teaspoon baking soda, dash of salt, 4 1/2 teaspoons granulated sugar, and 1 1/2 teaspoons of cinnamon.

This cookie recipe is great for the holidays. It doesn't consist of any witches. Ha ha! This treat is easy to make in less than 8- 10 minutes. Say your late to a party on halloween and you have to bring something to eat. What do you? I'll tell you, you grab the ingredients and get cooking with Daniel.


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Brownies, Sandwiches, Pastries Galore

Kristen Guglielmi, Grade 7
Middle South

Who doesn’t love the delicious, wonderful world of tasty treats? If you happen to be one of these people that don’t, then you might just have a change of mind. There’s a new bakery in town and it’s called Green Prairie, located at the intersection of Route 45 and Evergreen in Vernon Hills. Once someone steps into this magical store, they feel like they just stepped into paradise.


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Food at Hawthorn Middle School North

By Robbie W., grade 7
Middle North
I think we all remember how we used to bring lunch and a snack to school at Townline, North, Aspen, or wherever you went through grades K-5. But it seemed like you didn't get snacks anymore in middle school. In 6th grade, you weren't supposed to have them. But in 7th grade, most of my teachers allow snacks! Take for example Mr. McKenzie, the new Social Studies teacher. He allows snacks at all times, except during tests and quizzes. Mrs Brickman does the same, with the exception of labs, tests, and quizzes. Mr. Reid, my Language Arts teacher, allows food with the same exceptions as Mr. McKenzie. The question remains: Should you bring a snack of some sort to school? If you really want to, then you can, but check with your teacher first!


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Spit Out Your Gum

Spit Out Your Gum!
Kaitlin Gramins Grade Seven, Hawthorn South

Hear that often? If so here are some facts and opinions of why gum isn't allowed at MSS, and should be allowed.

Why It Isn't Allowed...
-Teachers cannot stand gum on the desks, floors, doors, you name it. Gum is a sticky mess and when kids spit it out all over the building the teachers and janitors don't get very happy.


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Simply Eating

JinJoo Chung, Gr. 6 & Riah Lee, Gr. 6
Middle North

Simply Eating
Everyone loves to eat goods.
These simple and quick steps will show you new recipes and how to make tasty snacks.
Quick Fudge Brownies
INGREDIENTS:
4- 1oz. bars Hershey’s baking chocolate
3/4 cup of butter
2 cups of white sugar


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Simply Eating

Simply Eating By: JinJoo Chung & Riah Lee
Everyone loves to eat goods.
These simple and quick steps will show you new recipes and how to make tasty snacks.

Quick Fudge Brownies
INGREDIENTS:
4- 1oz. bars Hershey’s baking chocolate
3/4 cup of butter
2 cups of white sugar
3 eggs


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Irish Flag Cookies

Irish Flag Cookies

(Recipe from: http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Irish-Flag-Cookies/Detail.aspx)

INGREDIENTS (Nutrition)
1 cup butter
1 1/2 cups confectioners' sugar
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon cream of tartar


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Carrot Cake!

By Jennifer Cheng, Grade 6
Middle School North

Don't you just LOVE cake? Normally, when you eat cake, you may feel a bit guilty, but now there's a cake that's healthy and delicious!

Makes 10 servings
Ingredients:

1/3 of a cup of oil
2 eggs
1 Tbsp. hot water
1/2 cup grated raw carrots
3/4 cup flour
3/4 cup sugar
1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/8 tsp. salt
a pinch of cinnamon


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How to roast pumpkin seeds

By Amanda O’Malley, Grade 6
Middle North

Pumpkins are a symbol of fall. Some people even eat the seeds. So if your hungry for more recipes, here is one for you.
1)Rinse pumpkin seeds under cold water and pick out the pulp.
2)Place the pumpkin seeds in a single layer on an oiled baking sheet.
3)Sprinkle with salt and bake at 325 degrees F, for about 25 minutes. Stir them 10 minutes after you take them out of the oven.


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