Candy graduation lei

Congratulate your graduate with a homemade candy lei

Simon and Seafort’s copycat key lime pie

Make this delicious citrus summer treat at home the easy way.

College Cookbook: The story I meant to write a long time ago

This is my final College Cookbook. I'll be moving to the Peninsula and am leaving The Northern Light behind. My three-plus years here have...

Swedish kladkaka for your soul

An elegant and rich dessert that's easy to make.

Thai salmon soup

A hearty, healthy soup fit for an Alaska winter day.

College Cookbook: Celebrate with a slice of jackfruit cassava cake

Whenever there was a celebration of some sort, my mother would make her famous jackfruit cassava cake. Before I lived in Anchorage, I spent...

Great-grandma’s gooseberry tart

Full of recipes that require gooseberries, my great-grandmother's cookbook is this weeks College Cookbook challenge.

Smoked salmon bloody mary

Use Alaskan-made smoked salmon vodka to add a distinctly Alaskan taste to your next bloody mary.

College Cookbook: Spam musubi

Growing up, my family would spend plenty of time in Hawaii visiting relatives during the summer. On days we would spend at the beach...

Blueberry pie bars

Make use of your frozen summer berry bounty with some delicious warm baked blueberry pie bars.

College Cookbook: My complicated relationship with cooking

You'd think that someone with a cooking column would love to cook, right?

College Cookbook: Thirty-minute chicken Marsala

All this elegant dish requires is a pan, a stove and wine.

College Cookbook: A sweet snack for summer days

My summer has started off typically spending my time with my grandparents after work. My grandfather had recently undergone surgery, and we had almost...

College Cookbook: One-pot pasta and cheese

Managing Editor Kathryn DuFresne takes over College Cookbook to share a favorite home-cooked meal

College Cookbook: Doughnuts your way

Craving a doughnut in light of a delayed shop opening, Victoria Petersen offers a family recipe for the mini version.

College Cookbook: Café Du Monde beignets at home

You can order their beignet mix online, or you can follow this copy-cat recipe I found through The Food Hacker.

The French five: Sauces made simple

How to incorporate French cuisine into your college student lifestyle

Sasha’s super simple savory salmon

Make room in your freezer by making up graduate Sasha Peterson's simple salmon recipe.

College Cookbook: Honey garlic ferment

This strong and sweet sauce would make a great addition to a stir-fry, or even hummus.

Macarons with Sweet Caribou

Sweet Caribou's executive pastry chef, Sam Wagner, shows me the art of making macarons.

College Cookbook: Creamy parmesan garlic mushroom chicken

Over the course of the month, I have graduated from cooking meals that consist of ramen, eggs and hot pockets to an adult meal...

College Cookbook: Three salads to distract you from Halloween candy

It's that time of the year again. Take a break from the cupcakes, cookies and candy. These tasty and healthy salads will keep your...

College Cookbook: Holler for challah

Challah is a Jewish bread typically served during the Sabbath and holidays like Hanukkah

Alaskan made wild rose water

Take advantage of the wild roses in abundance around Anchorage

New Orleans’ most famous cocktails to celebrate Mardi Gras

Fat Tuesday marks the last day of debauchery and rich, fatty foods before practicing Catholics recognize ritual fasting for the Lenten season. Here are three cocktails to try at your next Mardi Gras party.

Get tipsy with springtime spruce tips

Take advantage of the abundance of spruce tips this spring.

College Cookbook: Easter bread

Easter bread, or kulich, is a decadent, egg-rich bread that is traditionally baked in oversize coffee cans. The bread rises in the oven and typically pours over the top of the can, an act that is symbolic of Christ rising on the third day, and the celebration of Easter.

College Cookbook: Overnight oats

Too busy for breakfast? Start the night before with this recipe for overnight oats.

College Cookbook: Cornish pasties for the busy student

In Alaska, I’ve seen three places that sell pasties: A Pie Stop, Talkeetna Roadhouse and Butcher Block 9. Pasties were a staple food in...