Cru Crunch: Thanksgiving edition
Nov13

Cru Crunch: Thanksgiving edition

Are you looking for some awesome recipes that can be made right in your dorm room or apartment? Look no further. Below are five recipes to get your Thanksgiving or Friendsgiving celebration started. 1. Pumpkin Pie Mug Cake 1/4 cup powdered sugar 1/4 cup pure pumpkin puree 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract 1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice 1 large egg 1. Add all ingredients to a microwave-safe mug and whisk together with a fork. 2. Microwave two – three minutes, until a toothpick or fork comes out clean. 3. Top with store-bought icing or powdered sugar and ENJOY! Recipe revised from: mamalovesfood.com 2. Garlic Mashed Potatoes 4 – 5 potatoes (the small yellowish ones) A big glob of butter Powdered garlic, as much as your heart desires A splash of milk Sour cream Potato masher (these are pretty cheap at H-E-B) 1. Rinse the potatoes. 2. Cut the potatoes into small squares. Put them in a pot and fill it with water to just cover the top (not so much that it starts spilling all over the stovetop* once it starts boiling). 3. Let the potatoes boil until you can slide a fork in them and they feel kind of mushy. Drain them in a colander (also inexpensive at H-E-B) and throw them back in the pan. Add butter. Let it melt. 4. Throw some milk in and pull out the potato masher. START SMASHING. If it’s not creamy enough, add some sour cream and keep smashing. 5. The potatoes will have gotten slightly cold at this point, so you might want to put the pan back on the stovetop* to warm them up. *substitute stovetop for microwave if you are in a dorm room. It may take a little longer for the water to boil, but it will ultimately result in the same yummy goodness. Recipe revised from: yuminthetum.com 3. Cheesy Broccoli Rice Casserole For One 1 serving of Minute® Ready to Serve Rice 2 tablespoons shredded cheddar cheese 4-5 frozen broccoli florets 1 tablespoon water 1. Prepare the rice in the microwave as instructed on the package. 2. In a separate bowl, add water, cheese and broccoli. 3. After rice is done cooking, heat the broccoli/cheese mixture for two minutes. 4. Remove from microwave and smash broccoli with fork. 5. Pour in the rice, mix together and serve. Recipe revised from: thetiptoefairy.com 4. Cinnamon Apples Apples (you choose amount) 2 tablespoons of butter (per 3 apples) 2 tablespoons of sugar for every 2 teaspoons of cinnamon 1. Cube desired amount of apples. 2. Next, cube some butter and put it in the mixing bowl with the apples....

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Showcasing students’ businesses
Sep12

Showcasing students’ businesses

College students often find themselves in need of a quick way to earn money. For some, their passions and talents drive them to create their own business. Several students here at the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor share how they built their businesses and give advice on how students can start their own. Matt Murray, a senior mathematics major, started Pedagon Education in June of this year. Pedagon Education, a combination of polygon and pedagogy, is a tutoring, mentorship and consultancy business that focuses on the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics area of education. They also work on consulting with prospective students by helping them build four-year plans. Pedagon Education serves students in the Belton, Temple, Killeen and Austin areas. Tutoring subscription rates start at 25 dollars for high school students and 35 dollars for college students. The first session is always free. “I had been wanting to start the business for a while, but found myself in need of a marketing representative,” Murray said. This is where Katie Scott, a senior marketing major, comes in. Katie focuses on the social side of the business. Murray believes you need to find someone to be able to approach others online and to get your name out there. Scott recommends that if someone is looking to start their own business they should network and use social media to get their name out there and build their brand. Murray agrees that you need to find someone to show off your skills. You can get in touch with them by email, katie.scott@pedagonedu.com and matt.murray@pedagonedu.com, or phone at 254-228-9609 and 817-600-6892. And check them out on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter @PedagonEdu. Danielle Demetria East, a senior studio art major, sells her artwork on the side of earning her degree. She is a talented sculptor and also makes handmade journals and mixed media collages. When East came to college she thought this would be a good way to “jump start her career” and make a little cash on the side. Her products range anywhere from 5 dollars to 300 dollars depending on the piece. East recommends that students speak up and meet new people to network with. She advises artists to know their work and its value and not to sell themselves short. Follow her on Instagram @danielledemetria or check out her website danielledemetria.portfoliobox.net. Megan Henefield, a freshman education major, specializes in portrait, group, and live-action photography. Her business started during her sophomore year of high school. She grew up in a family of photographers, so it was natural for her to choose this profession. “I grew up in front of a camera and gradually stepped...

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