Cucumber Hors D’oeuvres

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Collegiate Culinaire: Spring Fresh Cucumber Hors D’Oeuvres “It’s like biting into a taste sensation!” Why, thank you… But before I give the recipe for these tasty rounds, I need to get something off my chest. It’s hard to call any … Continue reading

Carrot Cake Date for Two

Carrot Cake Date for Two

  It’s another delicious favorite from Chocolate-Covered Katie! I cooked this one “microwave style,” pouring the entire batter in a coffee mug (oops). It rose well over the top, but at least I wasn’t left craving more. Next time raisins … Continue reading

Chicken Vegetable Soup

Chicken Vegetable Soup

Collegiate Culinaire: Easy, Healthy, You-Pick Soup Oh, how I miss Kansas City this time of year and digging through tastebud magazine for fresh spring recipes. The march edition of this foodie mag featured another you-pick-the-pieces template recipe for soups, similar … Continue reading

Eggplant Parmigiana

Eggplant Parmigiana

Collegiate Culinaire: Eggplant Parmigiana  I’ve been craving eggplant parmigiana since I dined at Bella Vista in the North End, Boston’s Italian neighborhood, so I thought I’d try my hand at an Italian classic. It sure doesn’t look pretty, but it … Continue reading

Healthified Pumpkin Muffins

Healthified Pumpkin Muffins

Collegiate Culinaire: Dark Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Muffin for One A not-so-guilty confession: I’ve been making one of these for dessert almost every night. I’m addicted to all things made by the wonderful Chocolate-Covered Katie, and this single-serving treat is heaven … Continue reading

Banana Bread for One

Banana Bread for One

Collegiate Culinaire: Banana Bread for One Chocolate-Covered Katie’s healthy dessert blog could not hold a sweeter spot in my heart right now. I’ve raved about this delicious banana bread recipe to so many, so here’s my test-kitchen version complete with … Continue reading

Beef and Bean Chile Verde

Beef and Bean Chile Verde

Collegiate Culinaire: Beef (or Vension) & Bean Chile Verde In preparation for a Cinco de Mayo state of mind, I made this yummy Tex-Mex soup from Eating Well. Although it looks heavy in taste, it’s actually fairly light. …And by … Continue reading

Au Gratin Cauliflower

Au Gratin Cauliflower

Collegiate Culinaire: Au Gratin Cauliflower Skillet Guess who just had the yummiest, cheesiest dinner? This little dish from Eating Well was the perfect (healthy) comfort food for a cold and rainy night. I made half of what the recipe calls … Continue reading