6 Restaurant Meals To Make at Home

By Abby Humphreys

It goes without saying that restaurant food is typically better quality than anything we could ever hope to cook at home, but eating out daily is become an expensive habit to keep. However, compromising by making your favorite restaurant dishes with ingredients you already have at home saves money without sacrificing taste. Gain confidence in the kitchen by trying out a few of these “copycat” recipes below.

1. Broccoli Cheddar Soup (Panera Bread)


There are no magic ingredients—just broccoli, onion, chicken stock and sharp cheddar cheese. This recipe makes eight servings, so it can easily be saved for later and reheated for a quick lunch or dinner. Continue reading

YouTube Feature: Brothers Green Eats

By Abby Humphreys

Brothers Green Eats isn’t your average YouTube cooking channel. Instead of filming lengthy and difficult recipes no college student would ever bother making, brothers Josh and Mike Greenfield focus on creating easy, budget-friendly meals and teaching the skills necessary to survive four years in school without breaking the bank on mediocre and unhealthy food.


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Hatfields Offers New International Dishes

By Abby Humphreys

Dining halls are mostly known for offering comfort foods like mashed potatoes and macaroni and cheese, but this doesn’t mean they aren’t capable of stepping outside the box with their menus.

While most other dining halls use their action stations for omelets or hot subs, Hatfields has been dishing out many multicultural favorites instead. Recent menu additions include Malaysian beef curry, Korean grilled chicken, pork carnitas, chicken lo mein, shrimp fried rice and  Thai chicken curry.

Tastes are changing, and Hatfields is simply keeping up with the times.

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4 Simple Ways to Make Food Taste Better

By Abby Humphreys

We’ve all craved something tasty to eat after a long day of class, but spending money on takeout or delivery every night just isn’t possible on a college student budget.  However, with the right techniques, it’s easy to make something both simple and delicious at home in minutes.

1. Brining

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Photo from Formerchef.com

Brining is a helpful way to keep lean meats like chicken and turkey from losing their juiciness during cooking.  You can read about the science behind brining here, but the basic idea is that submerging the meat in a salted liquid for a certain length of time allows the meat proteins to denature, which leaves it more tender after cooking.

The brining process can’t be simpler.  Soak chicken breasts in this this 5-ingredient brine recipe  before heading to class in the morning and enjoy deliciously juicy chicken on top of rice or pasta for dinner.  (For extra flavor, try adding lemon slices or herbs to the brine before soaking.)

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