The State Hornet

Ash Wednesday on campus marks 40 days of surrendering favorite habits until Easter

Monica Velez

February 19, 2015

The Newman Catholic Community Club at Sacramento State hosted two masses in observance of Ash Wednesday, the follow-up to Fat Tuesday, at the University Union.Ash Wednesday marks the start of lent, that requires Catholics to relinquish treasured pleasures for 40 days until Easter, from cookies to chocolate ...

Snickerdoodle cookies from your childhood


Once they have cooled, the snickerdoodles are ready to serve. One bite of these soft, cinnamon sugar cookies will leave you with a smile on your face.

Cristina Lule

May 1, 2013

Some of my best memories growing up are helping my mom bake large batches of cookies on the weekend. She would have me sit at the counter so I could watch her mix the ingredients - hoping I would learn how to make something in the kitchen. She attempted to teach me how to cook things like corn tortillas,...

Vegan peanut butter cookies like no others

Corn starch mixed with water is added to the peanut butter cookie batter as an egg replacement to make the vegan dessert.

Janice Daniels

November 28, 2012

I have experimented with veganizing nearly every cookie recipe in the book. From chocolate chip and snickerdoodle to gingerbread and sugar cookies – I have conquered them all. It wasn’t until last weekend, though, that I finally decided to take on the challenge of veganizing – and upgrading - one ...

Six tips for a solid tailgating experience

McClatchy Tribune

James Heck

August 29, 2012

There is excitement looming in the air in anticipation for the kickoff of the 2012 Sacramento State football season. As the Hornets look to expand on last season’s record of 4-7, students, alumni and fans alike can show their school spirit by tailgating. Tailgating offers a chance to show support fo...

Volunteers chip in at Girl Scouts’ cookie drop

Volunteers help load cookies in to vehicles Saturday at the 2012 cookie drop.

Mari Del Angel

February 22, 2012

More than 400 volunteers, including staff, alumni and students from Sacramento State, helped distribute more than 1 million packages of Girl Scouts cookies to local troops. Volunteers gathered at Graebel Movers in West Sacramento to help out with the annual “Mega Cookie Drop” event. Troop leaders picke...

‘Dessert’ the cholesterol

Janice Daniels

February 17, 2012

You must think I'm crazy. Actually, you probably think all vegans are crazy. When I say I'm vegan, you might think I'm a part of one of those cults that stand outside of Kentucky Fried Chicken with PETA picket signs; throwing paint on anyone who dares to walk by in a leather jacket. Not me. You also ...

Happily partying with healthy food

Janice Daniels

January 27, 2012

Last Friday I threw a “Happy Healthy Potluck Party” for my friends and me. My goal with this event was to get everyone to make a dish, preferably vegan or vegetarian, and bring it to share. I provided the main dishes - homemade vegan and vegetarian pizzas - topped with bell peppers, mushrooms, tomatoes,...

Vegan baking does not have to be boring

Daniels gingerly coats the tops of the vegan cookies with
granulated sugar.

Janice Daniels

October 5, 2011

What is a better way to start fall than with a nice fresh batch of ginger cookies - vegan ginger cookies, that is. The first day of fall was Sept. 23, so I decided to bake something special, especially since my brothers were in town for the weekend. I looked up a few recipes and came across a vegan ginge...