Tag Archives: Dorm cooking

Meal Planning: a guide for the busy student

This time a year ago, I was twiddling my thumbs and obsessively refreshing my email inbox for the first indication of my housing assignment for the coming year at St Andrews. Unlike the rest of my W&M joint degree compatriots, I had applied for a room in Albany Park, a collection of blockish concrete, self-catered […]

Dorm Recipes: escape cafeteria food with these simple recipes

Don’t do it, don’t order the pizza. You can do much better, but how can you feed yourself in your ill-equipped and un-culinary dorm room? Here are some tasty and nutritious recipes that you can make with minimal ingredients and equipment! Oatmeal If I were to open a restaurant that sold just one thing, that […]

Life with a Side of Pancakes

As semester gets underway, the assignments pile up, due dates appear on the horizon,  and you might just need some pancakes.  The second half of my first year here at W&M has already proven to be a bit more demanding than the first half, which isn’t surprising since I am taking two more classes than […]

Ham and Cheese Pastry Pockets

With Thanksgiving behind us, now is the time to prepare for Christmas (and finals, but I prefer to look ahead to Christmas at the moment). Thanksgiving break was marvelous. I spent several days lounging around my grandmother’s house watching movies with my family, enjoying scrumptious food, and knitting, a lot. Per tradition, my family watches […]

Dorm Cooking: Pumpkin Chai Muffins

Trying to cook in a dorm is kitchen is quixotic at the best of times and absolutely absurd the rest of the time; but, somehow, it is worth trying anyway. If you have read the Series of Unfortunate Events, just think of the Baudelaires straining their pasta puttenesca with a window screen, and you will […]

Pumpkin Puree (For the Under-equipped Cook)

Rather than letting the pumpkin my parents bought me over fall break rot into a malodorous mush on my desk, I decided to put it to use in some tasty baked goods. Believe it or not, you can make your own pumpkin puree, even with nothing but and oven, a bowl, and a fork. When […]