College Cooking

Mar 3, 2016

Dorm Room Food Hacks: Sweet Potato Chips Made In The Microwave

The perfect snack without leaving your dorm room.

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Sep 25, 2015

Anyone Can Cook: Easy 3 Ingredient Pancake Recipe

If you’re absolutely in love with pancakes but, are interested in finding a healthier alternative, this is the recipe for you!

Sep 18, 2015

Anyone Can Cook: Creamy Pizza Mac N Cheese

Two awesome comfort foods combined in one delicious dish.

Sep 13, 2015

You Can Now Make Campbell’s Soup With Your Keurig

The digital revolution has no limits. Now you can make Campbell’s® soups with your Keurig machine (because, obviously, the old,...

Sep 11, 2015

Anyone Can Cook: Delicious Pumpkin Spice Latte Muffins

A recipe great for the girl who’s obsessed with all things pumpkin spice but isn’t feeling all the calories that come with it.

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Anyone Can Cook: Easy Lo Mein

Chinese takeout is probably one of my favorite pastimes.

Aug 20, 2015

Anyone Can Cook: Healthy Strawberry Mango Breakfast Smoothie

Strawberries, bananas and mangoes! Is there really a better combo than this?

Aug 13, 2015

Anyone Can Cook: No-Bake Chocolate Cheesecake Truffles

If you love cheesecake and chocolate, this is the recipe for you!

Jul 30, 2015

Jul 23, 2015

Anyone Can Cook: One Pot Mexican Skillet Pasta

If you're sick and tired of having to wash a load of dishes anytime you cook anything, this recipe is perfect for you!

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Sep 23, 2012

Grilled Salmon with Summer Corn [Intro to Cooking]

By a stroke of luck, my days off this week allowed a visit home. To my parents home. Where I was well loved and well fed. My mother's cooking style has always been fairly by the seat of her pants, but always delicious. My parents have grown into quite healthy eaters, and their cooking usually features low-fat, high fiber and protein foods. Salmon is a favorite here, and this week is finished with a tangy maple and soy glaze. This meal came straight from her table.

Jul 1, 2012

4th of July Chocolate Covered Strawberries [Intro to Cooking]

The 4th of July is coming up, and that means parties and barbecues and lots of outdoors. Whether you're hosting or just bringing the treats along, it is definitely necessary to make something that will stand out, catch people's' eye, and of course, taste delicious!

Jun 28, 2012

Michael Ian Black Speaks Out Against Prejudice

Last week we discussed the very serious, ongoing issue of the ignorance of Miracle Whip, but the injustice continues.

Jun 24, 2012

Oatmeal and Wheat Flour Blueberry Pancakes [Intro to Cooking]

I know what you're thinking, "Oatmeal?? In my pancakes??" Might as well sit this one out. But no!

Jun 10, 2012

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Mug Cake [Intro to Cooking]

If there's anything worse than the guilt of indulgence, it's the annoyance of not having anything to indulge in!

May 27, 2012

Easy Deviled Eggs [Intro to Cooking]

I haven't always liked eggs, but I can't remember a time when I didn't love them deviled!

Apr 29, 2012

Grandma’s Chicken Noodle Soup [Intro to Cooking]

I've been stuck in bed for the past three days with a whole slew of symptoms (fever included), and I will admit that I've been a little homesick. I miss not having to deal with my roommates going in and out of the room for class.

Apr 22, 2012

Mom’s Sloppy Joes [Intro to Cooking]

We all have those recipes that remind us of our childhood. For me, that is this Sloppy Joe recipe. When I was little, my mom used to make this for my sisters and me every week. The flavors remind me of being home, something that I miss when I'm away at college for months at a time.

Jan 15, 2012

Intro to Cooking: Spanish Rice

Spanish rice is one of my absolute favorite quick meals -- you can cram tons of veggies and whole grains into your diet with one spicy dish. It's also super easy to add some chicken or tilapia for some extra protein. Either way, my recipe for Spanish rice will rapidly become one of your most-made dishes. I promise.

Dec 18, 2011

Our Yummiest Recipes from 2011

I really think my best moments during Intro to Cooking come when I'm trying to think up something to eat after getting home from work at 11 pm. Nothing inspires creativity quite like not going grocery shopping for two weeks and coming home to a house stocked with peanut butter, ramen noodles, and leftover chicken of questionable date. Let's review some of Intro to Cooking's best recipes -- the ones I'm most proud of saying that I cooked!

Oct 14, 2011

The Best Of Intro To Cooking

If you haven't been reading our Intro To Cooking series, you've seriously been missing out. Every Sunday, Intro To Cooking talks you through simple and delicious recipes that even the worst cook can master. You don't need to resort to Easy Mac or Ramen anymore. Most of the recipes are healthy, and they're all affordable. Why settle for subpar dining hall food when you can make something yummy and filling?

Sep 11, 2011

Intro to Cooking: Veggie Focaccia

The original recipe from the I Love Trader Joe's College Cookbook only had tomatoes and olive tapenade. it's a delicious recipe, which I highly recommend, but after I made it, I wondered what other items I could add to make it healthier, but also more delicious. I settled on the idea that if you pile a salad on top of something, you are allowed to call it healthy. Even if that thing is a deep-fried hamburger or something.

Sep 4, 2011

Intro to Cooking: Healthy Chicken Tacos

What's more relaxing than spending a cozy evening with your boyfriend (or your best girlfriends) enjoying homemade Mexican food and your favorite movies? After a long week, sometimes it's nice to spend a Friday night in. And you can enjoy tasty, comforting food without completely sabotaging your mission to eat healthy.

Aug 21, 2011

Intro to Cooking: Ravioli in Brown Butter Sauce

Ravioli is one of my favorite dishes, because it is comforting and warm. However, I’m not even going to pretend that this is a healthy recipe: several tablespoons of butter per serving, cheese stuffed inside delicious carbohydrates. That being said, this is a comforting, easy to make dish, so don’t discount it just because of the butter.

Aug 14, 2011

Intro to Cooking: Cheddar Biscuits

This recipe is one of my favorites. I like to make these biscuits for family gatherings or to give as gifts. They are flaky and completely decadent, the perfect addition to a family meal or even your favorite salad.

Aug 7, 2011

Intro to Cooking: The I Love Trader Joe’s College Cookbook Recipe Review

When I started college, I didn’t cook. I had never really had to. I was one of those lucky kids who always came home to a homeade family dinner every single night. I was also one of those kids who was shaken back into reality by college meal plans and the reality that food is kind of expensive.

Jul 31, 2011

Intro to Cooking: Chickpea Burgers

Making burgers out of beans certainly isn’t new. However, I’m proud that these chickpea burgers have minimal ingredients for the college girl. Plus, once they are made and cooked, they can be kept in the fridge for a quick snack – cut in half and rolled up in a tortilla with some tzatziki sauce, cut in pieces and tossed over a salad.

Jul 17, 2011

Intro to Cooking: Chicken and Gnocchi Soup

It sounds complicated, but I promise it's not. Chicken and gnocchi soup is one of my favorites to make when I don't have much time and I'm craving something that tastes homemade. Plus, this is a great soup to impress your friends with and it makes for great leftovers.

Jul 10, 2011

Intro to Cooking: Avocado Toast

Hello, my name is Michelle and I'm addicted to avocado. It started simply enough: guacamole. But it transformed, slowly, to an obsession with this fruit. I could eat it on anything: burgers, with french fries, grilled with a salad... It's delicious. It's green. It's one of the best sources of protein and good fat out there.

Jul 3, 2011

Intro to Cooking: Fourth of July Grilled Chicken

Hot dogs and potato salad taste delicious, but that bloated feeling afterwards? Not so delicious, that’s for sure. Convince your crew to make some of this grilled chicken instead. Why? One serving of chicken, about the size of the palm of your hand, contains 22 grams of protein. One serving only has between 100 and 130 calories, with very, very few of those coming from fat.

Jun 26, 2011

Intro to Cooking: Yummy Yogurt Parfait

I have a secret: it took me forever to fall in love with parfaits. I know! I know! For whatever reason, for a long time, I felt really opposed to mixing food... I was that person who kept everything on the plate from touching. Needless to say, discovering the deliciousness of yogurt parfaits was a groundbreaking day for me.

Jun 19, 2011

Intro to Cooking: Taco Burgers

You read that title right. Taco burgers. These are a few of my favorite things: juicy beef patties, chips and salsa, avocado on anything, rice and beans. I asked myself the other evening: why not combined these things? It could be… healthy.

Jun 12, 2011

Intro to Cooking: Nutella and Banana Smoothie

Guys, normally I try to write really healthy recipes for this column. Really, I do. From incorporating super food sweet potatoes into your picnic recipes to forcing grilled fruit on your family’s barbecue, I believe it is important to try to eat yummy, healthy food as much as possible.

Jun 5, 2011

Intro to Cooking: Mango Salsa with Cinnamon Sugar Tortilla Chips

Did you guys have a great Memorial Day weekend? I did. And by “I did,” I mean, I ate everything in sight. Just kidding, but it certainly feels like it. Nothing like a barbecue to remind you that it’s almost bikini season and you're not nearly ready to flash those abs.

May 29, 2011

Intro to Cooking: Sweet Potato Salad

Mmmm summer picnics. Is there anything more delightful than packing up your favorite foods and driving to the lake and having a picnic? I don’t think so. That’s what summer is about, my friends.