Soooo it's been a minute. Sometimes life gets crazy, sometimes you just get caught up in living life. It happens, right? In all the blissful craziness of the past few weeks, I've been making this pasta at an embarrassing frequency. It's so quick and easy, but every time I have it I still feel like … Continue reading Penne all’Arrabbiata
Bare with me here. Caramelized anything is amazing. Bucatini is amazing. This pasta is amazing. The acidity in the lemons balances out a creamier, lighter sauce, and the caramelization adds a great depth of flavor. So what I'm saying is it's hard to mess this dish up. It will always be a hit. I'm going … Continue reading Caramelized Lemon and Leek Bucatini
Welcome ladies and gents to the very first series on The Gourmet Dorm: 'On Pasta'. Over the next few weeks, I will be sharing ten different pasta recipes using ten different shapes of noodle. At the end of it all, I'll be posting a ranking of my favorite pasta shapes- and you all will have … Continue reading Spaghetti Aglio e Olio
If you know me you know I am a HUGE fan of spicy food. And that I am also a huge fan of making things from scratch. So of course I decided to adventure in making my own kimchi! Who could say no to yummy homemade kimchi? Before I get into the recipe, I want … Continue reading Simple Homemade Kimchi
I'll be honest- this dish isn't really nachos in the true form of the word. It's more of an 'it's 2:00am and I just had the best idea' type of dish. And that idea happens to have come in a form similar to chips. And it's just as great as you'd hope. The main 'nacho' … Continue reading Loaded Sweet Potato Nachos
Woohoo first recipe! And it's definitely a special one. I've always loved pasta dishes and making different noodles and sauces from scratch. But when I went vegan recently, I really missed making the creamy pink and white sauces I loved so much. So I decided to make my own vegan version! It took some experimenting, … Continue reading Creamy Tomato Basil Pasta
Hi everyone! My name is Christa, and welcome to my (new!) blog about my adventures cooking in a dorm room kitchen. I've always been really into cooking and experimenting in the kitchen, and when I went to college I was certain of one thing: I wanted to do better than dining hall food. From homemade … Continue reading Hey Hi Hello!!