Aug 3, 2020

Baking, The Biggest New Stress Reliever

Since COVID 19 began and many of us have gone into hiding in our homes during the quarantine, there hasn’t...

Sep 9, 2012

Ginger Peach and Blueberry Crisp [Intro to Cooking]

Summer is officially coming to a close, and I will be spending my week mourning the end of the fresh produce season. Sure, the fall vegetables are on their way, but there is nothing like a summer tomato or a juicy Georgia peach.

Feb 29, 2012

8 Ways to Celebrate Your Snow Day Like an 8 Year Old

Here in NYC, we've had a strangely warm winter. For the most part, it's been pretty great. Who could complain about sunshine and temperatures in the 50s and 60s during winter? But there is one sad part – no snow. And even worse, there's rain. Few things are more depressing than cold winter rain.

41 Delicious Christmas Desserts

I always look forward to dessert, but I pay extra special attention on Christmas. Half of the fun is looking at all the different festive holiday creations and then drooling over the gooey goodness.

Dec 25, 2011

Hey, NBA Stars! Survive the Lock-Out Like a College Girl

Right now, America is experiencing economic hardships. Times so tough that even our multi-million dollar making, jump shot shooting, around-the-rim slam dunking NBA ballers can’t even catch a break! Diehard fans worst nightmare has officially come to fruition: the NBA lock-out is here.

Nov 3, 2011

Intro to Cooking: Peanut Butter Cheesecake Bars

Since we all snacked so healthily last week, I think we deserve a treat. And there is no better treat than cheesecake. Unless, of course, that cheesecake also involves peanut butter cookie dough. I know, right?

Dec 21, 2010

10 Things We’re Lovin’ About Winter [GALLERY]

HAPPY OFFICIAL FIRST DAY OF WINTER! It’s hard to remember when you're spending half of your day bundling up in the thickest, warmest, heaviest things you own just to walk outside to get the mail, but it's is the most wonderful time of the yearrrrrrrr! Yes, really.

Dec 6, 2010

Surviving Senior Year: Time for Some Rest and Relaxation

After months and months of bemoaning and belaboring senior year, the fall semester is almost complete. Half of my senior year is over. My lasts semester taking a full course load is over. It’s the end of an era, the beginning of something new. It’s what I’ve been counting down to since October.

Nov 29, 2010

The Weekly Ten: It’s Officially the Holiday Season

We’ve watched the parade. We’ve carved the turkey. We stuffed ourselves with stuffing and cranberry sauce and ate pumpkin pie until we wanted to puke. And then, when the feeling passed, we ate more. The holiday season is upon us. So I better just get in the spirit.

Oct 3, 2010

Intro to Cooking: Beer Cupcakes

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.

Apr 11, 2010

Intro To Cooking: Oven Fries

The edges are crispy and savory while the insides are soft and piping hot. They’re so much better than the fries you buy at the concession stand or a fast food restaurant, because they’re actually made from potatoes. They're easy to make and even easier to devour. Just writing this makes me want to whip up a batch and chow down. In my bed. While watching an ANTM marathon.

Apr 4, 2010

Intro To Cooking: Make Your Own Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups

Like Reese’s? Yeah, me too. Honestly, I'm not sure I can ever trust someone who doesn't. The problem is that a girl can’t subsist on peanut butter cups alone . . . but it’s fun to try. No, seriously, the problem is more that those things are crazy unhealthy.

Mar 14, 2010

Intro To Cooking: Simply Splendid Sugar Cookies

For some reason, sugar cookies make me think of Spring. Maybe because they’re light, sweet, and I could eat about seven. Alright. So that last thing has no coloration to Spring, but I can eat my own weight in sugar cookies.

Feb 21, 2010

Intro To Cooking: Easy Fudge Pudding Cake

Sometimes, when I’m really bored and don’t feel like dealing with the pile of work on my desk, I look up recipes for chocolate cake. In real life, I’m not much of a cook, but in my fantasy life (you know, where I’m married to Christian Bale and own a giant mansion and can ran a half-marathon in 4 inch heels?), I am a f&*cking fantastic baker.

Dec 8, 2009

Do It Yourself Tuesdays: Stained-Glass Cookies

Whether you leave cookies out for Santa or just like the excuse to indulge in the sweets this time of year, it's time to stop making the slice-and-bake BS and get a little fancy.