Top Recipes of 2017

As the year draws to the end, I thought it would be fun to look back at my top five favorite recipes of 2017.

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Pecan Pie Bites

Once November rolls around my mind immediately turns to the holidays. I love Thanksgiving. Getting together with friends and family for a delicious home-cooked meal is such a wonderful way to end the season. This year I’m hosting a “Friendsgiving” for my housemates at college. It’s a potluck dinner so each of us are in charge of bringing a dish to the celebration. My contribution? The perfect fall dessert – these delicious pecan pie bites.

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3 Steps to Save Money and Graduate Early

As we all know, college is hella expensive: we’re talking buying a house expensive. In-state public colleges average out around $25k a year while private colleges end up costing nearly double, around $50k a year. That’s a lot of money to have invested in your education, especially if, like me, you intend to go on to graduate school.

Now there are a lot of articles out there for new students about how to apply for scholarships or increase your financial aid package, but this article is intended to help those who are already in school. I’ll talk about how you can graduate from college early, saving time and money. I’ve broken this process down into easy to follow steps to set yourself on the path to (early) graduation.

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So You Want to do a Field School?

If you are an anthropology or archaeology major, you have probably debated whether or not you should try to participate in a field school. This past summer I was lucky enough to participate in a field school through my university. Field schools can provide a lot of benefits, such as the opportunity to gain resume-boosting experience in the field. But they are also a significant investment of time and money. This article will follow my experience to help you decide if a field school is right for you.

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Coffee Cupcakes with Maple Buttercream

Okay, raise your hand if cupcakes are your favorite sweet treat. Me too! I love cupcakes and in general, I prefer them to their cake counterparts. Even when I use the exact same recipe, cupcakes beat cake every time. When I first experimented with this recipe a few years ago, I realized I had a winner on my hands. The first batch didn’t even last a day in my house and my family was begging me to make more. Since then it has become a favorite amongst my friends and family. My best friend even requests I make her cupcakes instead of buying her a birthday present. The cupcakes produced from this recipe are wonderfully rich and decadent making them the perfect guilty pleasure.

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