When I began this blog in January, all I knew was that I didn’t know how to blog and I didn’t know how to cook. Slowly I have been getting better over the course of the semester at both of these things. In the past few months, I have learned that this blog is about so much more than learning to cook.
In a world full of mac and cheese and ramen noodles, sometimes you just want to feel a little fancy. Unfortunately, that often means spending way too much money on a college budget. But, with my special fancy grilled cheese you don’t have to break the bank and you can pretend to be well established in your 30s and not crying over your lack of internship interviews!!
When I’m bored one of my favorite websites to waste time on is Pinterest. There are so many great cooking ideas on there and one particular recipe I saw was for mini Caprese Calzones. It seemed easy and didn’t have too many ingredients so I decided to give it a try.
What do you make when you have a package of chicken breasts and can’t decide what you want to do with it? For me, my go-to is now baked chicken parmesan! It was one of the easiest and most delicious recipes I have tried so far!
Normally I love to make fun of my cooking abilities but I have to admit that I am slightly better at cooking than I was just a few months ago. I have been branching out and trying new things, using some quality ingredients, and seeing some great results! This week I was a little daring and decided that I was in the mood for salmon.
Remember the memes making fun of the phrase “Bon Appetit”? If you aren’t familiar you can check out this Buzzfeed article explaining it all. Ever since that meme became popular I have been using “Bone Apple Tea” to make fun of my own cooking skills.
This week I decided to be ambitious by making cherry almond scones. And all I can say is… I tried.
This week my sorority, Sigma Delta Tau, held a sushi making event for sisters so I decided to make it the topic of this week! All of the sisters who attended had an amazing time and the sushi was super yummy!
Amo il cibo Italiano! For those of you who don’t speak Italian, I just said “I love Italian food!” I had an incredible opportunity last year to study abroad in Siena, Italy and learned all about their food culture. I love the Italian food culture because it is all about using quality ingredients and taking pride in the food you make.
As I have said before, I need to learn how to cook. One of my roommates, Sophie, happens to be quite talented in the kitchen. I decided to enlist her help with this week’s recipe!
Sophie is a huge fan of spaghetti squash so I asked her for her favorite spaghetti squash recipe. She sent it to me and it looked easy enough so I decided to give it a try. Read more
I am going to be honest, I once set pasta on fire. My spaghetti literally went up in flames. So understandably I have not been the biggest fan of cooking. Although I have mastered the art of making plain pasta since my…debacle… I have realized that at 21 years old I should be able to make some easy, healthy meals on a budget. Read more
People on Facebook love the Tasty videos on Buzzfeed. They look so satisfying and the meals look super simple and yummy. So for my first attempt at cooking I decided to try a chicken stir fry recipe from Tasty. I watched the video carefully, wrote down everything I needed to buy, and headed off to the grocery store. Read more
I am a huge snack fiend. I eat chips too often for my own good. I have always loved anything savory but of course all the best snacks are definitely not healthy. So I decided to try out zucchini chips. Read more