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EveryDAY Should be a SunDAE – Schmitt

How to Make an Ice Cream Sundae

A sweet frozen treat with a combination of your favorite ingredients.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ice cream sundaes never get old. They are the perfect frozen treat for any time of the year, and you can make one yourself with a few quick, easy steps. The best part is you can personalize your ice cream sundae however you’d like! That’s right…no ice cream sundae is the same. Choose your favorite flavor of ice cream or feel free to combine them, add toppings of your choice, and share your creation with friends and family. This recipe is entirely dependent on what you’re in the mood for or what happens to be in your pantry, but here’s my favorite combination of ingredients. And, let me tell you, I think it is better than ANY ice cream parlor around.

Follow along with my guide to make the sweetest, most sumptuous sundaes…in less than 3 minutes! Are you ready?!

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A Comedic Guide to a Basic Baseball Swing

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Baseball is one of the most popular sports in the world, and has often been known as “America’s Past-time”. Even though I don’t play the sport anymore, I’m still passionate about it, and love to watch it, write about it, and teach people more about it. It’s been a part of me for a long time, and I’m happy to make this video of what I learned to be the “Basic 3-Step Process” to having a good baseball swing. I learned this process at a camp I went to in St. Louis when I was in 6th grade. The camp was hosted by the St. Louis Cardinals, and I got the chance to learn from MLB Coach Don Mattingly, and the players on the Cardinals at that time. In this article, I’ll give you a few more detailed descriptions of each step!

Baseball is a game of finite measurements, so any little offset could end up bad in a big way during a swing! Though the process may seem very simple, if one thing is messed up in a certain way, your swing can be thrown off!

Let’s start the process.

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How To Make Vegan Banana Bread

 Even Non-Vegans Will Love It

Banana bread fresh out of the oven.

This is the only assignment all semester I was truly looking forward to, and actually enjoyed doing. I knew right away that I would do a recipe for my how-to…because who doesn’t love watching other people make food? I had no idea what recipe I would choose though.   Continue reading

It’s actually over: Jour 215, it’s been real.

img_0543(Me and Sharon Cooper, Sandra Bland’s sister after her visit to class)

 

Wow, Journalism 215 “Multimedia” is actually over. As I sit here writing this, it’s amazing to look back and realize that this semester has gone by so fast. Over the span of these 16 weeks, I can honestly say I’ve learned a lot including how to use a digital single lens reflex camera, (DSLR for short), how to create an audio package, and especially how to make a story out of limited resources. It means so much to me that I feel better prepared for my career as a broadcast journalist because of Dr. Collins’ class this fall. As you continue reading, you will get insight into what my experience was like this semester:

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“How To Get Buckets”

"James Boyd drives to the basket for the Romeoville Spartans."

“James Boyd drives to the basket for the Romeoville Spartans.”

In our last assignment before our group final project, Professor Collins had us make a “How To” video. I decided to make my how to video about basketball because it is my favorite sport. In “How To Get Buckets,” I break down the four essential steps of how to shoot a basketball. Continue reading

How to Shoot a Free Throw

For our How-to assignment, I decided to demonstrate how to shoot a free throw. There’s an outdoor basketball court near my dorm, and I thought a sports activity would be a good way to have a sequence shot. I tried to imitate the baseball clip we saw in class by having a shot of the ball in air. And at the end of the video, I added a comedic element by missing the shot a few times and having the “several hours later” showing with circus music.

At this point I feel a lot more comfortable using Adobe. But there are still tons of things about it that I don’t know about that I’m sure would help. I spent just about all of our 3 hour class editing this video, and I’m sure I could have done it faster and better if I knew more about the software. But overall I think I did well relative to my other projects. This is the first time I added music, and it turned out to be really easy. I just found a site that had sound which was royalty free, saved the sound I wanted, and imported the sound to Adobe.

How to Play Barre Chords on a Guitar

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For my how to video, I chose to show how to hold a barre chord on a guitar.

Barre chords are traditionally preferred to the regular way of holding chords because it is easy to transition between them quickly, and also because the barre chords offer a fuller sound.

Barre chords are typically what you learn once you have learned the basics of guitar and holding basic chords.

You can watch my video here.

This is a useful graphic that tells you how to play different bar chords.

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Here is a link to 4 essential barre chords.

Netflix and Chill or more?

Fall is here and what’s the best thing to do on a chilly day? Netflix and Chill. I know what you’re thinking.. and maybe you’re not far off.

A shortened version of the steps included in the video

I don’t know about you, but I believe a good movie night involves 10 steps. See what those steps are here..

This is my way of having a good movie night. What’s yours? Comment below with more ways to have a good night!!

 

 

How to make a vegetable smoothie

Sometimes it’s difficult to eat healthy, but it is important to get your daily servings of vegetables.  In order to do so, I put it all together in a smoothie so that I get my vegetables over with for the day, while I am still able to enjoy a refreshing smoothie. My smoothies consist of spinach, apples, tomatoes, carrots, celery and cucumbers.

Check out my video here!

This photo of two green smoothies is from thelifechest.org

This photo of two green smoothies is from thelifechest.org

 

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Yum! Walnut Chocolate Chip Cookies

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Fall is underway and we all love comfort food around the holidays. Why not make a spin on the infamous chocolate chips cookies by adding nuts to the mix. There are two different ways these delicious cookies can be prepared…one is for the simple a complete box mix and homemade cookies for the intermediate. Here’s my shot at making a batch of delicious cookies for you all to enjoy.

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