Baked Tamale Pie

Baked Tamale Pie

Collegiate Culinaire: Two-Bean Tamale Pie Again, my father and sister LOVED this recipe. I’m convinced it’s the oh-so tasty Krusteaz All-Natural Cornbread Mix I used, especially because this recipe didn’t call for enough beans and veggies on bottom, we thought—but … Continue reading

Broiled Chicken-and-Pineapple Kebabs

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Collegiate Culinaire: Easy, Broiled Kebabs This month’s issue of Real Simple’s “7 Easy Dinners” inspired this quick and easy meal. Why do we forget how easy it is to slide all of our favorite veggies and meats on a stick … Continue reading

Creamy Cajun Pasta

Creamy Cajun Pasta

Collegiate Culinaire: Creamy Cajun Shrimp Pasta The Lenten season encouraged a “switcheroo” from chicken to shrimp, but this tasty cajun recipe was right up my alley (and my sister and father’s, for whom I prepared it. The pictured version is bacon … Continue reading

Red Beans and Rice

Red Beans and Rice

Collegiate Culinaire: Red Beans and Rice An adaptation of the Black Beans and Rice recipe from Jillian Michaels’ Master Your Metabolism Cookbook. If you’re looking for a healthified soul food favorite, this one’s worth it. 1 cup of red beans, … Continue reading

You-Pick Granola Recipe

You-Pick Granola Recipe

Collegiate Culinaire: Fit-For-You Granola Balls I’ve had a bout of interest in making granola bars for some time, and the last issue of Hy-Vee Seasons gave me a recipe too simple to pass up:  1 cup grains 3/4 cup sweetener  1 … Continue reading