Final exams. Holiday parties. End-of-semester ragers. Shopping, shopping, and more shopping. That last chance to hook up with the dude from Middle Eastern History, or your eagerly awaited reunion with your hometown honey. You get the picture: this time of year, there’s a lot on your plate.
The problem with veggie burgers is that they either a) don't taste anything like burgers or b) are packed with a lot of preservative filler (meaning you get less nutrition at an already sub-par taste). Neither of those conditions are the case with this week's Intro to Cooking recipe, which will crush any other bun-filler contender.
So it’s the Sunday after Thanksgiving, and somehow you’re still noshing on leftovers (straight out of the fridge...late at night). The only question more prevalent right now than “what do you want for Christmas?” is “what am I gonna do with all this damn turkey?”
Thanksgiving is a tricky holiday for college students. If you’re within commuting distance of home, you probably can’t wait to burst through your front door to wafting aromas of a decadent home-cooked meal. But if you’re one of the many students who opted to go to school out of state or far from Mom & Pops, you might find yourself stranded in College Town USA.
Nov 21, 2010
So, the new Harry Potter movie comes out this Friday, and if it's as good as the trailer makes it seem, I may or may not be catching a midnight showing. (If any of you ladies go to Brown and are donning your wizard robes with Emma Watson, I am totes jealous. Major girl crush here.)
Nov 14, 2010
As you're reading this, you're probably shifting back and forth between Internet Explorer and iTunes as you queue up another power hour for you and the girls, as you get ready for this blessed day of most outlandish makeup and dress, Halloween. However, tomorrow morning, reality will set in. It breaks my heart, but you will discover you are not actually Lady Gaga, and you do have a term paper due on Friday.
Oct 31, 2010
You’re probably acquainted with the certain level of poverty that comes with being a student—let’s face it, as collegians, we’re not exactly whipping up filet mignon each night. The rice and beans diet is a rite of passage among us (which, I might add, I actually enjoy a lot).
It may have been the vegetable non grata at your childhood dinner table, but now that you're a super-chic college chick there's no reason to balk at broccoli. Of all the greens with which to fill your plate, broccoli has a unique varied texture that soaks up yummy sauces, and is robust and filling, too. Now is the peak season for the veggie, so it's a great time to stock up on its calcium and folate.
For us real-life Italian Stallions, Columbus Day is as legit of a holiday as we're going to get). So, besides an extra night of shots at the bar, why not celebrate with an easy twist on an Italian favorite--sausage and peppers!
Though we've certainly celebrated our fair share of cupcake recipes here on Intro to Cooking, I hope the foodies out there can forgive me for serving up another cupcake creation. Hell, you should, because these babies combine the two most important culinary elements of college in one mind-blowing, gut-busting dessert: BEER. CUPCAKES.
Remember when going back-to-school meant a new box of crayons and a slammin’ new backpack (L.L. Bean. Initialed, obviously)? If you’re headed back to college this fall, no doubt this bit of nostalgia has probably crossed your head at some point or another. For collegians, a new year usually brings with it new housing, and more importantly, returning to the center of your social universe: friends, parties, and never-ending entertainment all a quad’s walk away.
Early fall yields the best crop of apples, so there is no better time than right now to go apple picking! If you're planning an orchard getaway with friends, here's your handy guide to some of the most popular types of apples and our foolproof recipe for sweet and crunchy apple crisp!
School's back in session and between prepping for homecoming, attending weekend socials, and—oh yeah!--class, you probably have barely enough time to catch up on CollegeCandy (LOL JK) let alone cook! simple solution to this problem would be to stock up on energy bars.
Though Labor Day has come and gone, it’s still officially summer until the autumn equinox on September 22. Or, if you measure seasons as I do, until summer produce is no longer ripe. There’s still time to fill up on fruit, as the peak time for melons usually lasts through September.
Sometimes all you need to spruce up a dull salad or your run-of-the-mill Wednesday dinner is an ingredient swap. If chicken caesar has lost its bite, and you simply can't look at another plate of turkey and veggies without yawning, say hello to my leetle friend (sorry, had to!): shrimp!