Author Archives: The College Gal

Peppermint Whoopie Pies

Whoopie pies. Haha. Funny, right? Maybe it is just my inner five-year-old coming out, but I must say that is a hilarious name for a cute dessert. Apparently, when this little treat first became popular on the East Coast, everyone … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving from The College Gal’s (Parents’) Kitchen

Thanksgiving is my absolute favorite holiday of the year. Fitting for a food-lover, no? Since my family moved when I was nine years old, we have had Thanksgiving at our house every year. I’m pretty sure the first year started … Continue reading

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Cream Cheese and Pesto Stuffed Chicken Breasts

Hey readers, thanks for sticking by me after last week’s trying kitchen disaster. It was a really tough time for me; I’m sure you can imagine. I mean, every time I looked in the refrigerator, that barely used, broken container  of … Continue reading

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That’s Not What Was Supposed To Happen

I love a recipe that not only has an amazing taste, but that has an amazing finished appearance as well. Presentation is key to a creative perfectionist like me. I mean, I drink tap water out of my prettiest mugs … Continue reading

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Egg with Potato, Pepper, and Onion Medley

Breakfast is by far my favorite meal of the day. Therefore, I don’t just eat it in the morning. That would be too normal. I’m definitely not normal. Breakfast dishes have been known to make their way onto my plate … Continue reading

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Friday’s Fun Food Fact: Milk with Dinner

I absolutely hate drinking milk with dinner. Pork with milk? Orange chicken with milk? Ew, no way. (Exceptions made when eating breakfast for dinner. But is that really dinner?) How do you feel about drinking milk during dinnertime? Do you … Continue reading

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My Kitchen Is Sponsored by Trader Joe’s

Ok, not really. But Trader Joe’s, if you’re reading, I’d be happy to assume this position immediately. On to the real, important matters. Readers, I feel the need to level with you. While you may have visions of me toiling … Continue reading

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Caramelized Asian Pork Chops

When I was little I was the definition of a picky eater. To the contrary, my younger brother ate anything, everything. My parents used to joke that the five foods I liked were the five foods he didn’t, causing many … Continue reading

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Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins

I’m not quite sure what possessed me to make these muffins when I first saw the recipe. Was it my complete aversion to the smell of canned pumpkin? My dodging of pumpkin pie every Thanksgiving since I can remember, despite … Continue reading

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Quesadilla Casserole

Welcome to this week’s installment of “It Looks Disgusting but Tastes Delicious” starring the one and only, Quesadilla Casserole. As I’ve mentioned before, I am a bit of a perfectionist. Food included, I like every project I complete to be … Continue reading

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Things My Family Taught Me

*Note: The College Gal is about to get a bit personal on you guys. But, don’t worry. There are definitely some invaluable cooking tips peppered in here somewhere. At every family get together we’ve ever had at my house, everyone … Continue reading

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Herb-Rubbed Grilled Chicken with Creamy Orzo

Food Network, you can quit the search for your next best, greatest, coolest, whatever food star. I’ve got you covered. Don’t fret that this was the first result of my many kitchen adventures that I dubbed hands-down restaurant-worthy like all … Continue reading

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Shrimp, Feta, and Herb Mac and Cheese

Dear Krafts’s Mac and Cheese, We’re practically BFF. I mean, you’ve always been there for me: throughout my picky eating years, at the end of a bad day, after my wisdom teeth operation. And I cherish all of those times, … Continue reading

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It Began With an Apron

It hit me. I needed to feed myself. My parents had been lovingly cooking me scrumptious meals up until I came to college. In return, I had fattened them up with my expertly baked goodies. Obviously, a completely fair and … Continue reading

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