In honor of Halloween, and of the month of October in general, this week’s spotlight ingredient is pumpkin. Perhaps the most iconic symbol of the holiday, the round, orange variety of squash has long had a place in Americans’ hearts and bellies. Pumpkins, actually a fruit, are native to North America and were eaten by [...]
There are meals that are tangled inextricably with memories. Last spring, on a cloudless Sunday, one of my closest friends was trapped in her bed with an aching throat and a wicked cold. And Sundays were our days: in the afternoons we would linger over lunch and traipse down to the lawn behind our dorm [...]
Whether you are having a Halloween dinner party or just making food for yourself, there are some really cool recipes to choose from. You can make some really easy and cheap Halloween recipes that taste good and look much harder than they actually are.
Today, for the first time, Katie Greene and I are having a cook-off. We agreed upon a theme (cooking with canned goods) and an ingredient, (canned beans) and we’re taking off from there. Now I don’t know about you, but black beans make me think of one thing, and one thing only. In my freshman [...]
This means war! Samantha and I have decided to have our very own cook-off right here on our college campus. And it’s going to be up to you, the reader, to decide who remains victorious. While deciding on a theme, we thought to ourselves, “What is something most people have just lying around the house?” [...]
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 [...]
I wish I could take credit for this recipe, but I can’t. And it’s only right that I give credit where credit is due. This incredible recipe is one I found on what is probably my favorite recipe sharing website, allrecipes.com. And while I can’t pinpoint the exact origins of this recipe with 100 [...]
I came across this recipe after interviewing two former Peace Corps members about their dining experience in Yemen. Throughout the entire interview, they couldn’t help but go back to Al-Salta, which is the national dish of Yemen. Al-Salta is a chicken broth-based vegetable soup that is topped with a fenugreek mixture. It’s an extremely simple dish, but it’s also one that has a completely unique taste. It does not compare to any kind of soup I’ve ever tasted before, and I consider myself to be a bit of a soup aficionado.
I was sitting around the other day, thinking about cooking—don’t judge me—when I realized how lucky we are to have modern appliances. I mean, seriously, I would be lost without my microwave, I NEED coffee in the morning and how would I get my bagels to golden-brown perfection without a toaster? OK, so there are [...]
I have a secret. I have never cooked anything on a grill. I know, in theory, I can master it. I’ve watched my dad searing steaks since I was tall enough to see past his elbow; and during the summers he occasionally relinquishes control enough to let me tend to the coals on our little [...]