April 22, 2018

Author: Megan Senseney

As if quesadillas weren’t easy enough, these quesadillas were made with a clothes iron instead of a frying pan. PHOTO BY BRITTANY RUESS
Beat the heat this summer with a refreshingly cool chicken salad with yogurt, celery, and chopped red onions. PHOTO BY BRITTANY RUESS
Take any excess Easter candy and mix it with marshmallows and Rice Krispies to make this delicious Easter treat. PHOTO BY BRITTANY RUESS
Observing Lent does not have to mean a bland diet. Try this Salmon en Papillote, wrapped in parchment paper and cooked in a microwave, as a delicious alternative to eating fried fish and vegetables during Lent. PHOTO BY DAVID NASH
This easy recipe for fruit and yogurt with granola is a good option for breakfast on-the-go. The ingredients are inexpensive, and can be found lying around most kitchens. Try making this recipe with either bananas, raspberries or strawberries. Or, mix it up with honey and raisins drizzled on top. PHOTO BY BRITTANY RUESS
Try serving this easy microwaveable cupcake in-a-mug  to your significant other on Valentine’s Day
This New Year, staying healthy can be easy with this delicious pizza-pita recipe. PHOTO BY BRITTANY RUESS  /  THE JOURNAL
PHOTO BY BRITTANY RUESS / The Journal These M&M cookies are sure to be a hit at any holiday party. Or, give the dry mix as  an inexpensive and easy Christmas gift.
PHOTO BY BRITTANY RUESS / The Journal This no-bake pumpkin pie is an easy dessert for any Thanksgiving feast. After whisking and mixing, this pie will be ready to go.
Dave Caldwell, head brewer of Hat Trick Brewing, pours a sample of the brewing company’s beer. The two beers they sampled were “Branilla” and “Caldi’s Cream Dream Ale.” Hat Trick Brewery started last year in their garages. PHOTO BY GALE WHITEHEAD
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Vegan ramen soup with tofu requires only three ingredients. This recipe includes ramen noodles, tofu and vegetables. PHOTO BY VICTORIA CASWELL
PHOTO BY VICTORIA CASWELL
Sliced pineapple, cake mix, eggs, brown sugar and maraschino cherries combine to make pineapple upside down cake. PHOTO BY BRITTANY RUESS
Four-year-old Abby Monroe picks out a mini pumpkin at the Kirkwood Farmer’s Market on Monday, Sept. 12. Monroe and her mother also bought produce at the market. PHOTO BY BRITTANY RUESS/ The Journal