Tag Archives: eats & treats

Eats ‘n’ Treats: Irish Soda Bread

By Richard Sanchez

Welcome back to the latest edition of Eats n Treats! Keeping the St Patty’s Day spirit throughout the month, today’s recipe is for IRISH SODA BREAD (If you’d like to look at more amazing recipes, please feel free to check out allrecipes.com).

•This recipe will take a total of 1 hour and 15 minutes, containing only 172 calories, 8 grams of fat, 23 grams of carbs, and 4 grams of protein.

•For today’s recipe you will need:

4 cups of flour, ½ cup of margarine (softened), 4 tablespoons of white sugar, 1 teaspoon of

baking soda, 1 tablespoon of baking powder, ½ teaspoon of salt, 1 cup of buttermilk, 1 egg;

•Separately, you need a brush mixture of  ¼ stick of melted butter and ¼ cup of buttermilk. In 4 easy steps you’ll have yourself a springy loaf waiting for you and your foodies to enjoy.


Lightly grease a large baking sheet and preheat your oven to 375 degrees F


Grab a large bowl and mix in the flour, softened margarine, sugar, baking soda, baking powder, and salt. Stir in 1 cup of buttermilk and egg. Take the dough out of the bowl. Create a lightly floured surface and knead slightly. Form the dough into a circle and place into your greased baking sheet.


Combine your separate ¼ cup of buttermilk with your melted butter in a separate small bow. Brush your loaf with the mixture then cut an X on top of your loaf.


Place the loaf in your preheated oven for 45 to 50 minutes, once the time is up let the round cool for 10 to 30 minutes. While the bread is baking you should use your mixture to brush over it while in the oven.

And voila! your tasty soda bread is done and you are ready for your St. Patrick’s Day festivities.

And with that I’ll see y’all in the next issue of The Shoemaker Bugle. Stay safe out there, people.

Top 10 Christmas Food & Treats

By Daniel Altamirano

These are the top ten Christmas foods and treats to eat this year, ranked down from #10 to #1. Click on each item in the list for links to great recipes from around the internet.

Merry Christmas everybody, and I hope you guys can enjoy some of these treats!

Eats & Treats: Homemade Cookies for the Holidays

By Destiny Padilla

With the holiday season approaching, the mouthwatering desserts catch my attention! Brownies, cookies, pies… the more the merrier! Here’s a delicious Christmas cookie recipe you can make at home.


For this recipe you will need…

  • 1 and ½ cups of flour
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 2 tsp cornstarch 
  • 1 cup red and green M&Ms
  • ½ cup room temperature butter
  • ¼ cup white sugar
  • ¾ cup brown sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 egg

Follow these quick and easy directions for the tasty cookies!

Step 1) In a bowl, cream together the sugars and room temperature butter until fluffy and light. 

Step 2) Next, mix in the vanilla extract and the egg. 

Step 3) Once everything is mixed, pour in the dry ingredients and the M&Ms, and mix until everything is combined. 

Step 4) When finished mixing, put portions of tablespoon sized cookie dough balls onto a baking pan and put them in the freezer for 10 minutes. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees while you are waiting.

Step 5) After 10 minutes, put the pan of cookie dough balls in the oven and bake at 350F for approximately 11 minutes.

Step 6) Eat the cookies and enjoy!