As a student I often used garlic powder to make garlic bread or bump up the flavor of a store-bought pasta sauce. The trouble is, if you mistakenly add too much garlic powder it'll make the entire dish taste like a clove of garlic. The great thing about cooking with fresh garlic is it's more … Continue reading Cooking 101: 4 Easy Ways to Peel Fresh Garlic
What's cooking? Hopefully it's something to keep you cozy and warm! I've been stirring together a lot of soup recipes this month in the cafe's kitchen and I've made some really good ones using canned soup. What I love about canned soup is you can easily turn it into a meal just by adding an extra … Continue reading 3 Ways to Turn Canned Soup into a Satisfying Meal: College Cooking Secret #5
What's cooking? Or is cooking the last thing on your mind right now? A better question is...what are you eating? Pizza? Yeah you can go that route. Of course there are other options. In fact you could be done eating one helluva tasty meal before the pizza people even start making the dough for your pizza … Continue reading The Secret to Quick Healthy Eats at College: College Cooking Secret #4
Pork Loin Chops are one of the best cuts of meat for a meatatarian on a tight budget. They're inexpensive and cook quickly. The downside is, if you overcook them they'll be dry and stiff as a Frisbee. So how do you brown pork loin chops on the outside and keep them moist and juicy on … Continue reading Cooking 101: How to Brown Pork Loin Chops in a Skillet
Once upon a time, a cooking class opened my eyes to a world where the messy seeds from a bell pepper could be removed in one piece without scattering around the cutting surface. Today at the cafe I'm serving the 2D version of the live 3D version I learned. It works well when you want … Continue reading Cooking 101: Remove Seeds from a Bell Pepper without a Mess.
There's leftover taco meat in your fridge now, right? Otherwise, why are you reading this? Now is the time to put it to use. Here are 10 tasty ideas for you to consider!