Holiday Cook-off

Meemaw’s Buckeyes

This incredible peanut butter treat brings back many nostalgic memories coming into the winter season. My grandma, also known as Meemaw, has been making this dessert for as long as I could remember. As some may know, Buckeyes are the mascot for the Ohio State football team. My grandma and my moms whole side of the family grew up in Ohio and Meemaw herself might be the biggest Ohio State fan of all time. She came up with this delicious recipe of these buckeye looking candies before I was born and it is a family tradition to always make them around the holidays. Meemaw just recently moved to California from Ohio just months ago and I had the honor of making these with her. It gives her a little taste of back home and are even better when she helps make them!

Buckeye Dessert Actual Buckeye


  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) margarine or butter
  • 1 box confectioners sugar
  • 2 cups peanut butter
  • 12 oz. semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 slab paraffin wax

Combine margarine/butter, sugar, & peanut butter. Shape into small balls. Chill for 1 hour. Melt chocolate chips and paraffin. Dip balls into melted chocolate using toothpicks. Place on waxed paper to set. (Makes approximately 40 Buckeyes)

This addicting treat is easy to make and are super fun to make with family!

Culture & Student Life

Ventura’s Greatest Attractions

The coastal city of Ventura is known for its beautiful beaches and weather, but there are lots of fun activities that are a must in this sunny town. A huge attraction in Ventura is the famous long wooden Ventura Pier. It is beautiful scenery where you can fish, bike ride, grab a bite to eat, or just walk around. Along with this prominent pier,  Ventura is also known for its surf spots. Lots of surfers love the waves that come in this beach town, and one of the biggest attractions is at Surfers Point. Adding onto the outdoorsy activities, the Ventura to Ojai paved bike path is a great way to get your exercise in while enjoying such beautiful scenery. The San Buenaventura city hall is also a captivating historical agricultural building to see. If you are looking for some yummy food, it is a must that you visit Tony’s Pizzaria, Aloha Steakhouse, and Cafe Noveau. Ventura is a fun and laid back city where you can always find amazing attractions and activities to do.