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Lemon blueberry Bundt cake

Ingredients:  For the cake:  2 cups (300 grams fresh) blueberries + 1 tablespoon (8 grams) all-purpose flour  2 and 3/4 cups (345 grams) all-purpose flour, spooned & leveled  1teaspoon baking powder  1/2 teaspoon baking soda  1 teaspoon salt  3/4 cup (170 grams) unsalted butter, softened to room temperature  4cups (400 …

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Pittsburg businesses donate 5,000 facemasks to local businesses

As businesses begin to slowly open back up in Pittsburg, the need to maintain safety measures and regulations is vital in maintaining a safe and healthy environment. Included in these measures are the use of protective facemasks for employees to wear.  Two Pittsburg businesses, Miller’s Professional Imaging and U.S. Awards, …

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Easy low-carb breakfast ideas

I have been using this quarantine to try and develop healthier habits. Included in this is eating healthier, and for me I am trying to cut down on my intake of carbohydrates. I’ve been trying the ketogenic diet, which is low-carb and high fat.   I’ve been trying to eat bigger …

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Braided “Challah” Egg Bread

Ingredients:  3-1/4 to 3-3/4 cups all-purpose flour  1 tablespoon sugar  1 package (1/4 ounce) active dry yeast  3/4 teaspoon salt  3/4 cup water  3 tablespoons canola oil  2 large eggs, room temperature  Topping:  1 large egg  1 teaspoon water  1/2 teaspoon poppy seeds  Instructions:  To begin, combine two to two …

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PSU student employee of the year announced, winner of statewide award

Each year, Pittsburg State University’s Office of Career Services announces their choice for the annual Student Employee of the Year award in an awards ceremony. The winner was chosen from the top 20 students nominated by their department.  “Our students make such a difference every day on our campus and it’s so important …

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Gourmet mushroom risotto

Ingredients:  6 cups chicken broth, divided  3 tablespoons olive oil, divided  1-pound Portobello mushrooms, thinly sliced  1-pound white mushrooms, thinly sliced  2 shallots, diced  1 1/2 cups white rice  1/2 cup dry white wine  Salt and pepper to taste  3 tablespoons chives, finely chopped  4 tablespoons butter  1/3 cup Parmesan cheese  Instructions:  …

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Everybody should study a second language

In today’s increasingly globalized world, it is important to learn the skills of cross-cultural communication. Additionally, not only is learning cross-cultural communication important, but so is the ability to speak a second language.   Today, approximately 1 in 5 Americans speak a second language other than English nationwide, according to the …

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Sticky pork over rice

Ingredients:  Pork rub:  2 tablespoons packed brown sugar  2 teaspoons five-spice powder  2 teaspoons ground ginger 1 teaspoon garlic powder 1 teaspoon dry mustard  2 teaspoons kosher salt  1 teaspoon black pepper  Pork and sticky sauce:  2 pounds boneless pork shoulder  1 tablespoon olive oil 1 tablespoon salted butter 1 cup low-sodium chicken stock  …

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PSU senior helps keep Spanish-speaking communities informed about COVID-19

Updates regarding the unprecedented Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic are circulated frequently, with news and updates daily. However, with the quick spread of information, some communities may be left out of the chain of communication. Vanessa Tapia, PSU senior in communication, is working with Spanish TV station Univision to keep Spanish-speaking communities …

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