Tess Masters, a blogger who goes by the nickname The Blender Girl, specializes in vegan and vegetarian blender recipes, but her expertise is not limited to blended food! Here she makes dinner in her rice cooker using just a few simple ingredients.
How to Make Bacon in Your Dorm Room
There's no better way to start your day than with some crisp, tasty bacon. (Just ask Michael Scott from The Office.) Boston University student and CHOW.com intern Austin Pohlen shows us how an investment in a grilling machine can vastly improve your breakfast prospects in the dorms. This special College Edition CHOW tip is part of a series aimed at helping students on a budget with food and entertaining while living away from home.
Cornbread is a Southern staple, and a must with chili. This version is moist all the way through, with a lightly crisped top and a touch of sweetness. Mix in cheese or jalapeños for extra flavor, and feel free to bake as muffins if you prefer.
Authentic Black Bean Recipe by Gregory
Perfectly tender and deeply seasoned with garlic, onions, peppers, and bay leaf, these authentic black beans take a while to cook, but are totally worth it.
Easy Philly Cheesesteaks
Philly cheesesteaks are delicious but divisive. This easy version has thin-sliced rib eye, sautéed peppers, onions, and optional mushrooms, and Provolone (sorry, Whiz fans).
Easy Spinach Lasagna
What's not to love about layers of pasta, gooey cheese, and rich tomato sauce? Lasagna is simply delicious, and this spinach and ricotta version (with Parmesan and mozzarella too) is as easy to make as it is to eat.