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The Blue & Gray Press | July 16, 2018

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Recipes and reviews: a new Netflix release viewing guide

September 13, 2017 |


Senior Writer

Death Note: Review

Death Note is a Netflix original that came out Aug. 25 this year. Based on the highly successful weekly shonen manga, Death Note, the movie revolves around a … Read More

ResHall Recipes: expert level Vocellis style pizza recipe

March 30, 2017 |


Pizza is the cheapest and most convenient meal out there. It’s flexible and you can pretty much add any toppings you like. Think of the dough as a blank canvas. If you add just anything and everything to a pizza, it might not come out tasty, but if you follow this recipe very closely you won’t be disappointed. At UMW there is no shortage of greasy Vocelli’s pizza, so this will be the same, but different since you made it yourself.Read More

Recipe: Gluten-free cookies

February 23, 2017 |


When I was little, I used to love the months leading up to Christmas because it was the time of year everyone undusted their baking supplies and made up enough sweets to last through the whole winter. While I never learned to bake things like gingerbread or rolled cakes, I jumped at the opportunity to make as many batches of chocolate chip cookies as my family and I could eat. They were one of my favorite parts of the season by far.Read More

ResHall Recipes: Valentine’s Day comfort food

February 16, 2017 |


Valentine’s Day is a national holiday for individuals of all ages who get to enjoy the delicious recipes that this holiday brings. However, one important group of individuals that shine in the kitchen are not star-crossed lovers, but instead the single hearts of Mary Washington. Read More

UC hacks: makeshift waffle cones, cereal, and homemade Blizzards

September 22, 2016 |


Since its opening, many students have complained about the choices at the dining hall in the University Center. To solve these problems I have created a list of tips for learning the ins and outs of the UC. Read More

S’mores to lasagna: food that reminds UMW students of home

September 15, 2016 |


We have now entered Week 3 and some of us are no doubt feeling homesick. With Family Weekend right around the corner, I have been thinking more and more about home. Whether it is a Thanksgiving meal or mom’s special grilled cheese sandwich, food is the very thing that reminds us of home.Read More

Sugar Shack receives warm welcome in downtown Fredericksburg

September 10, 2015 |


“These doughnuts must be something,” I thought, as I arrived at Sugar Shack, the new doughnut shop that opened on William Street on Sept. 4, to find that the parking lot at the front of the building full along with the three or four blocks adjacent to the building.Read More

Giant in Eagle Village to undergo renovations this fall

September 8, 2015 |


Construction in Fredericksburg, especially near the University of Mary Washington campus, is a big concern for some of the Eagle Landing residences, who lived through the building of both the Information Technology Convergence Center and the University Center.Read More

ResHall Recipes: Lasagna rolls

January 28, 2015 |


I love to plan and prepare meals for my family and for my boyfriend, but I’ll be honest – I’m not much of a cook. Instead of cooking, I love to bake anything and everything, so I … Read More

Vocelli’s delivers personality with pounds of pizza

March 20, 2013 |

“Someone put an XL cheese on!”
A flour-covered, apron-wearing, slightly exasperated employee scurries over to the pre-made extra-large cheese pizzas on the rack and places one on the lower oven.Read More

Area dietitian busts popular food myths

December 1, 2010 |


Does turkey really make you tired? Are sugary foods actually the cause of hyperactive kids? Is chocolate a cure for depression?

These are just a few of the countless misconceptions surrounding food in America.

Despite scientific research … Read More

New brewpub shines

December 1, 2010 |


Lee’s Retreat, the Blue and Gray Brewing Company’s brewpub, is a new restaurant in Fredericksburg that has gone relatively unnoticed since its opening in July 2010.

The B&G Brewery has been open for nearly nine years, but … Read More

All spiced up: fresh biscuits

November 10, 2010 |

By Danielle Rosenberg Sometimes it really just takes some comfort food to brighten your day.

After a day of internal breakdowns over the looming deadlines, I made these a few nights ago and had them with “apple spread,” which … Read More

Students eat and cook vegetarian

November 3, 2010 |

By Alyssa Dandrea

Junior Peter Hawes is a vegetarian.

He has been one since his freshman year, and said he has trouble finding things to eat on campus.

“The salads are good, but I feel like they are really the … Read More

All spiced up: stuffed squash

November 3, 2010 |

By Danielle Rosenberg

If you’re anything like me, leftovers present a serious problem: either you get really tired of eating them, or you get so excited about cooking other new, exciting things that you forget last Tuesday’s lunch is … Read More

All spiced up: amaranth porridge

October 20, 2010 |

By Danielle Rosenberg

Observing Breakfast:

Breakfast is the one meal per day for which I really go out of my way. I’ll sacrifice punctuality, hygiene, anything for that ever-important cup of freshly-pressed coffee and something to stifle my impatient … Read More

All spiced up: easy lentil soup

October 6, 2010 |

By Danielle Rosenberg

During the last stretch before fall break, many of us are starting to feel a little uncomfortable financially.

Maybe it’s due to the extensive retail therapy required to cope with the stress from midterms, or maybe … Read More

All spiced up: homemade bread

September 29, 2010 |

By Danielle Rosenberg

Kneading and baking fresh bread is one of the arts for which our culture has truly lost appreciation.

It has for the average person become an abstract concept, evoking the incredulous: “You make your own bread?”

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All spiced up: tofu stir-fry without the “tofu taste”

September 21, 2010 |

By Danielle Rosenberg

There are two kinds of people in this world: those who love tofu and those who simply turn their noses up at it, declaring that it has a distinct taste that  just can’t be reconciled no … Read More

All spiced up: fresh tilapia with matchstick vegetables and ginger-infused rice

September 15, 2010 |

By Danielle Rosenberg

Cooking fish can easily become the worst kitchen mistake of one’s life. Based upon personal experience, I advise all to remember that too short of an attention span can lead to an approximate one-mile radius of … Read More

All spiced up: lavender and grape salad with peppermint sun tea

September 8, 2010 |

By Danielle Rosenberg

One of the easiest, tastiest ways to be a better consumer is to take advantage of local farmer’s markets.

This dish is focused around farmer’s market finds—since autumn is fast-approaching—and uses only ingredients fresh from the market … Read More

All spiced up: squash pasta in a rosé butter sauce

September 1, 2010 |

By Danielle Rosenberg

A New Approach

At a certain point in every new adult’s life (yes, you are probably a new adult), he or she realizes every meal of the day should not and cannotconsist of cereal, macaroni and cheese, … Read More

Dining on a dime: oatmeal apple pie

April 21, 2010 |

This is a great, easy pie recipe that always turns out well. The best part is that you won’t have to buy many ingredients since it uses a lot of simple components that you probably already have lying around


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Dining on a dime: beef and veggie quesadillas

March 31, 2010 |


1 8-pack of soft flour tortillas

¼ pound ground beef 1 bag shredded cheddar cheese 1 onion 1 green pepper 1 tomato 2 small mushrooms 1 small container sour cream

1 container vegetable oil


1. Cook the … Read More

Dining on a dime: arroz con grandules

March 24, 2010 |

By Krystle Goldsworth

Grandules, or pigeonpeas are a type of beans very similar to black-eyed-peas. This dish offers a taste of Puerto Rican heritage, straight from the source.  The ingredient list is short and inexpensive, and the amount of culinary … Read More

The Reopened Underground Lacks Quality Students Were Anticipating

March 18, 2010 |

By LINDLEY ESTES Guest Columnist

Reopened to the University of Mary Washington community after closing for over two years for the renovation of Lee Hall, the Underground, once a staple of student life at the university, is experiencing a lackluster … Read More

New sports bar draws crowd

March 17, 2010 |

A new  sports bar, The Green Turtle Bar and Grille opened in December in the Spotsylvania Towne Center. Born in 1976 in Ocean City Maryland, the Green Turtle started out as a cozy bar where people could grab a bite … Read More

Dining on a dime: bailey’s brownies

March 17, 2010 |

Bailey’s and chocolate in the same dessert? There is nothing left to say.

Ingredients: 1 box Betty Crocker Fudge Brownie mix ¼ cup water 1/3 cup vegetable oil 2 eggs ½ cup Bailey’s Irish Cream or 1 to 2 50ml … Read More

Dining on a dime: spaghetti for four

January 27, 2010 |

Ingredients: 1 box of thin spaghetti noodles 2 jars of canned spaghetti sauce (Bertolli’s Olive Oil and Garlic works well) 1 pound ground beef or turkey 1 package fresh basil, crushed and cut into tiny pieces Italian spices/seasoning

Optional side … Read More