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!!