Aaron is a Co-Founder of TCC and has eagle-like eyesight. Challenge him to a game of I-spy sometime....you will lose. He likes fancy goblets, lingonberry jam, and showering people with Champagne at inappropriate times.
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Bubble Tea Bubble Tea is a novelty drink that is usually milk or tea based and that contains gummy tapioca balls which are sucked up through an enlarged straw. As a treat, it has gained immense popularity in the western world over the past decade and still enjoys huge popularity in the Asian world, and [...]
Every cook, college or otherwise, needs an arsenal of quick and easy dishes that they can pull out for dinner parties, date-nights in, potlucks, or any other random occurrence that might require food. Among the many options satisfying the basic criteria of quick, tasty and attractive, in my opinion few are better than caprese salad skewers. Not [...]
Everyone, quite literally EVERYONE, in America has had General Tso’s chicken from some local Chinese restaurant. Is it the most authentic dish? No, certainly not. NOW, most loved? It is entirely possible.
What people don’t realize is that as a dish it is not particularly hard to make, and is actually quite affordable as well. You can feed a rather large family (or a house full of college students) on nothing more than a few bucks. The following recipe is quite solid, which isn’t to say it can’t be improved upon (there are dozens and dozens of General T’s recipes out there), but I think it is the closest in nature to that of my local Chinese Take-Out destination. There are two components, the Sauce, and the Chicken.
Amaretto is originally an almond liqueur, and when mixed with cherry soda tastes a little bit like Dr. Pepper. BUT, this weeks drink is the Amaretto Sour. As it sounds, this drink is a little bit tart, but has a very intriguing and delicious flavor! WHAT YOU NEED Amaretto (Most Commonly Disaronno) Sour Mix (Usually [...]
Pico de Gallo is the fresh and simple salsa-type topping that most mexican restaurants use in their burritos and tacos. But, aside from that pico is great for dipping chips, on top of grilled chicken breast, and mixed in with salads. The following is a basic Pico de Gallo recipe. Enjoy! WHAT YOU NEED A [...]
OK, so it is not a new idea, but the amount of each ingredient used to bake certain items is often a precisely calculated amount through huge samples of trial and error, and it is important to take every ingredient into consideration. This is also NOT to say that every recipe is perfect which is [...]
Rainbow Cake is not only as delicious as regular cake, but it explodes in a jubilee of pigment to brighten your day and put a smile on your face. Enough said. INGREDIENTS Cake Mix of your Choice (Let’s be honest, most college students don’t bake from scratch.) 3 Eggs 1 1/4 Cups Water 1/3 Cup [...]
Hoisin Sauce is a sauce derived mainly from Sweet Potatoes. DO NOT let the content deter you, though, from what is maybe one of the most delicious sauces ever. The name Hoisin comes from the Cantonese pronunciation of the word “Seafood,” which makes it no surprise that Hoisin Sauce goes great with any stir-fried Seafood dish. The buck does not stop there, though. Hoisin goes great on dishes from a number of Asian Cuisines, and is a great way to add more exotic flair to simpler dishes.
Everyone has probably SEEN Sriracha Chili Sauce these days, unfortunately not enough people have actually tasted it. It is their loss really.
The simple fact is that Sriracha always ends up playing a “guest-role” when it comes to food. Maybe you glimpsed it in your peripherals at a restaurant, or perhaps it was on the shelf above the ketchup at the supermarket.——You know that sauce on the spicy-tuna rolls at your favorite Sushi restaurant? Yeah, that probably has Sriracha in it.