As a student I found it tricky to keep track of the food I had in the fridge. Much of it spoiled because I'd forgotten it was in there or simply didn't know what to make with it. If you find yourself drawing blanks about what to make with food you'd rather not waste, cook … Continue reading Look in the Fridge Friday: Hash Brown Frittata
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
Over the holidays I'd love to offer free hot chocolate to all you Cafe Culinarian's who regularly visit the cafe! I truly appreciate the support you've given in 2013! Of course since this cafe only exists online, handing you a cup of hot chocolate isn't possible. But I can still share how I'd make it … Continue reading Caramel Cream Hot Chocolate for the Holidays!
Level of Effort: Easy Cost of Ingredients: $5.56 Nutrition Info (1/4 of dip): 312 calories, 23.3 g fat, 13.1 g protein, 2.6 g fiber, 13.4 g carbs One thing I know about final exams is they can be crazy stressful. I wish I could share the secret to acing them with ease but I'm a virtual cafe … Continue reading Black Bean and Olive Nacho Cheese Dip ~ Weekend Eats
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
Sticking around campus this Thanksgiving? There's no reason you can't eat almost as well as those who will be travelling home. Turkey, stuffing and pumpkin pie recipes aren't our specialty here at the cafe but I've put together a few choice recipes from the menu that can be made quickly and enjoyed throughout the day. … Continue reading Thanksgiving Day Meal Plan for Students Sticking Around Campus