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Recipe: Uncrustable alternative

Recipe: Uncrustable alternative

Caroline Monaghan

January 18, 2018


Filed under Food

My mother has been a Costco gold-star member since I knew how to walk through those sliding warehouse doors. But it wasn’t until 2015 that she purchased what would be my favorite lunch to this day:  Uncrustables. Since the day she came home with the hefty 24-count box, I have grown to love the...

Recipe: Quick and easy brownies

Recipe: Quick and easy brownies

Sarah McNey

January 17, 2018


Filed under Food

Being a high school student with a busy schedule, I can never find the time to bake anymore. I missed having a steady supply of desserts on hand to satisfy my sweet tooth. I scoured the aisles of Shoprite for a quick chocolate fix, and pre-made brownie mix became my new best friend. Though it’s...

Recipe: Berry filled Hamantaschen

Recipe: Berry filled Hamantaschen

Phoebe Drummond

January 17, 2018


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My mom, who was raised Jewish, always stocks our cabinets with a few batches of delicious Hamantaschen, a traditional Jewish cookie. But this year, their sweet, buttery taste proved to be extremely versatile. My younger sister is currently a freshman at Red Bank Catholic High School. In her English...

Recipe: Belgian beauties

Recipe: Belgian beauties

Rebecca Rippon

January 17, 2018


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There is no better way to wake up on a bright Sunday morning than to the smell of homemade waffles. I have had a sweet tooth my entire life, and nothing satisfies my early morning sugar craving like a plate of golden brown waffles. This sweet treat has a very special place in my heart. One Christmas...

Recipe: California rolls

Recipe: California rolls

Marisa Harczuk

January 17, 2018


Filed under Food

Every Tuesday last season, my softball team and I went to Ginza, a restaurant in Ocean, to eat sushi. We wanted to get to know each other better. It was a cheap way to spend time together eating sushi, spring rolls, shumai and miso soup. And the best thing of all – it was all you can eat for $2...

Recipe: Gallo Guacamole

Recipe: Gallo Guacamole

Mia Gallo

January 17, 2018


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Living with a family who loves to entertain, chips and dip are a weekend staple in my house. Whether it’s a family party or just friends over, my house is always crowded. As the Costco bill kept climbing from the weekly guacamole buys, I decided to try my hand at making my own. Sometimes I doused it...

Recipe: Peanut butter sandwich cookies

Recipe: Peanut butter sandwich cookies

Bridget Woodrow

January 17, 2018


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As I walked through Whole Foods the other night, my sister excitedly showed me a display of peanut butter sandwich cookies. Immediately, we both were brought back to the days where we would spend hours baking and playing around in the kitchen with our mom. The cookies had been a family favorite for as...

Recipe: Funfetti cake

Recipe: Funfetti cake

Allie Beekman

January 17, 2018


Filed under Food

Michelle Beekman graduated from college over 20 years ago. She was baking cakes then, and she still bakes cakes now. Holiday and birthday cakes are her specialty. With tons of white icing and her Wilton decorating toolkit, she can get to work. Beekman has many fond memories of baking and decor...

Recipe: UnDunkin’ delicious croissants

Recipe: UnDunkin’ delicious croissants

Jessica Seldner

January 17, 2018


Filed under Food

I loved Dunkin’ Donuts, but their croissants are horrendous. My mom, hailing from China, made rice cakes and red bean tea for breakfast. I announced that I was going to seek an early morning meal elsewhere. On that blistery morning, I embarked on the day's journey in my cerulean blue Toyota Corolla...

Recipe: Duck Donuts

Recipe: Duck Donuts

Will Dean

January 17, 2018


Filed under Food

There’s no better way for me to start the morning than with a cup of coffee and a doughnut. The smell of coffee wafts through the kitchen every morning while I rub my eyes, still half asleep. I sit down at the table and snack on a doughnut as the coffee brews. At long last, the coffee finishes and...

A Higher Cost : How CHS students and alumni dealing with the price of a higher education

Andrew Wang

December 18, 2017


Filed under Features, In-Depth

For the average American, the issue of attending college is a matter of numbers. As reported by Forbes, for 44 million Americans as of February 2017, that number is $1.3 trillion, the total amount of student loan debt. For the graduating class of 2016, that number is $37,172, the average amount each...

Autumn activities fill Monmouth County

Autumn activities fill Monmouth County

Ainsley Vetter

December 18, 2017


Filed under Features

When summer ends and the leaves begin to change, new activities become popular among CHS students. There is a wide range of autumn-inspired activities to explore in Monmouth County. Sophomore Sidney Washington of Asbury Park said her favorite fall event is the Zombie Walk in Asbury Park. During the...

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