Archive for the ‘Cooking In College’ Category

Tofu Breakfast

It’s a well-known saying that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Despite this, many people skip breakfast for different reasons. Some may want a few extra minutes of sleep, while others skip breakfast believing it will help them lose weight.According to the Mayo Clinic, skipping breakfast has more bad consequences than good. […]

Eggs Benedict 2

Sunday brunch as easy as 1-2-3

I’m usually a very creative cook and enjoy trying new techniques and recipes, but between school and work lately, cooking has taken a back seat. During spring break, my best friend came over to the apartment, so I decided to cook for her and decided on brunch. Brunch is something I’ve had before on holidays […]


Reindeer Sausage easier than it looks

Pizza is a wildly addictive confection. But ordering pizza every time you get a craving can cost exorbitant amounts, only for the pizza to arrive cold and flavorless. A great solution to this dilemma is to make pizza at home the semi-homemade way. Contrary to popular belief, it is unnecessary to spend an arm and […]

Sushi rolls

Create sushi at home

Sushi is a delicate spectacle that balances presentation with delicate flavors. While quietly sitting at the bar of a sushi restaurant, one can watch the practice that goes into every plate. Sushi should be made by the masters of the craft.


Comfort food remix

Comfort food is wonderful for bitter winters, whether it is a heaping bowl of chocolate fudge brownie ice cream or a thick Philly cheesesteak sandwich. However, the problem becomes how to settle those cravings in a healthy way.

Alaska Family Medical Center suggests that small healthy changes today could lead to trimming of hundreds of calories each day.

Jalapeno Cheese Dip. Photo by Jenna! Roosdett.

Jalapeno cheese dip: A party for the mouth

Since it’s finals week and you’re probably too busy to cook up food right now, you might as well whip some jalapeno cheese dip together in order to get your snack on. If you’ve finished finals already, this is the best dip for your after-finals party.

Photo by Rebecca Siegel.

Spiced pumpkin bread

The snow has finally fallen and the daylight is short. For many, the winter can hit hard, but with the snow and chilly weather also comes the holidays. Holiday cooking fills the air with sweet familiar spices and bold seasonal flavors.


Hot tomato soup and grilled cheese, perfect for winter

With the cold Alaska winter of 2013 underway, hot foods are becoming more and more popular. One potent and simple winter classic is nice, hot soup. It’s delicious and warms the body in some of the most satisfying ways possible.


Groovy fondue titillates the senses

Love, sex, drugs and fondue were just some of the themes that bounced around in the ‘70s.

Keep Halloween goodies drug-free yet psychedelic with a colorful array of exotic fruits drenched in warm caramel fondue.

The final product. Photo by Tim Brown.

Bountiful breakfast baguettes

This one goes out to the breakfast hounds out there. The notion of slashing a baguettes into shiploads of breakfast ‘nom was foreign to me only until recently. Then this rendition of baked egg boats from the food blog Spoon Fork Bacon popped up on Tumblr.

Baked Pickles - Final Step, Photo by Jenna! Roosdett

Baked pickles, a crunchy delight

If you’ve ever tried the fried pickles from Buffalo Wild Wings, you know they’re amazingly delicious. Making them yourself is much cheaper and a fair amount more healthy, too! Pickle lovers be warned: You might want to make more if you plan on sharing a batch with more than two other people.

Photo by George Hyde

No-bakes: A classic oven-free snack

We all like cookies. At least, I hope we all do. Anyway, if you somehow have an irrational fear of ovens and bakeries but no fear of stovetops, have I got just the treat for you! Aptly named “no-bake” cookies, they’re well known but rarely seen, for some odd reason.

Photo by Tim Brown

Burger with pineapple

Burger and pineapple is a simple recipe for flavorful hamburgers with cooked fruit. Pineapple is a natural source of essential nutrients and an ideal addition to marinades.


Cooking in College: Banana-apple bread

Banana bread is always a good way to use old bananas lying around on the countertop. Finding a traditional recipe is quick and easy. It doesn’t take long to whip up, and it tastes great. The simplicity of this recipe makes it easy to add new ingredients. Like many dessert breads, you can add sour […]

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