Melissa Tovin

Melissa Tovin

Melissa Tovin is a junior at Brown University. At Brown, she is studying mechanical engineering but is about to jet off to Paris for the spring semester, where she will do nothing of the sort. Prior to coming to Brown she worked as a tour guide at Fenway Park and is still an extremely committed Red Sox fan.

Favorite Dining Hall Food: sweet potato fries

Favorite Healthful Food: Kale with lemon

Late-Night Indulgence: GIANT double chocolate cookies from Meeting Street Café in Providence

Tastiest Travel Experience: Breakfast overlooking the water on Santorini in the Greek islands, best meal and view of my life

Signature Cocktail: dirty martini straight up

Friday Recipe Roundup: Getting Cheesy

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Every week we’ll round up some of the best recipes, food writing, cooking tricks and drinking tips that every college student should know about.  Here’s what’s cooking in virtual kitchens around the web this week.

Thursday was national grilled cheese day so here are some creative recipes (that are super easy and budget friendly!) for those of you who are looking to celebrate.

— Melissa Tovin, Small Kitchen College Contributor

**SKC Picks**

You gotta have a classic with the classic accessory, tomato soup! Smitten kitchen just can’t be beat for this one.

Who says quesadillas aren’t grilled cheeses? They’ve got …

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Friday Recipe Roundup: Holiday Recipes and Budget-friendly Bites

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Every week we’ll round up some of the best recipes, food writing, cooking tricks and drinking tips that every college student should know about.  Here’s what’s cooking in virtual kitchens around the web this week.

It’s the final stretch of school, and with passover and easter this weekend, we have a mix of budget and holiday-friendly recipes for you this week! It’s true, we’ve thought of everything.

— Melissa Tovin, Small Kitchen College Contributor

**SKC Picks**

If your budget is dwindling towards the end of the school year check out this lasagna recipe that will hardly set you back.

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Friday Recipe Roundup: Cocktails For Spring

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Spring is in the air and what better way to celebrate springtime than with a cold drink in your hand !

—Melissa Tovin, Small Kitchen College Contributor

**SKC Picks**

Exotic flavors are a great way to kick off spring time, and the guava and coconut combo looks delicious in this guava cocktail.

The top ten bars in new orleans serve dark and stormys, so why can’t you? Grab some rum and ginger beer to make your own at home!

If you want a light and refreshing (and non alcoholic) drink, try making this strawberry key limeade that comes straight …

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Friday Recipe Roundup: Recipes From Around The World

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Every week we’ll round up some of the best recipes, food writing, cooking tricks and drinking tips that every college student should know about.  Here’s what’s cooking in virtual kitchens around the web this week.

If you can’t get out of the country because you’re too busy studying, your kitchen can take you around the world in no time. Here are some exotic recipes you can make right from home.

— Melissa Tovin, Small Kitchen College Contributor

**SKC Picks**

Shakshuka: the middle-eastern version of hangover brunch! This recipe does have a few steps, so if you’re feeling really hungover, you …

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Friday Recipe Round-up: Everything Goes with Guinness!

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Every week we’ll round up some of the best recipes, food writing, cooking tricks and drinking tips that every college student should know about.  Here’s what’s cooking in virtual kitchens around the web this week.

Here are a couple recipes that pair extremely well with some green beer, so get your cooking and baking on to celebrate St. Patty’s day this Saturday!

— Melissa Tovin, Small Kitchen College Contributor

**SKC Picks**

Chocolate and beer are already two of my favorite things so combining them and adding a little whiskey can’t hurt to make these Irish car bomb cupcakes.

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Friday Recipe Round-up: Springtime Preview

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Every week we’ll round up some of the best recipes, food writing, cooking tricks and drinking tips that every college student should know about.  Here’s what’s cooking in virtual kitchens around the web this week.

It’s starting to feel a little bit like springtime, so here are a few recipes that will put a little spring flavor into your cooking!

— Melissa Tovin, Small Kitchen College Contributor

**SKC Picks**

A delicious fruity salad is a great way to transition into springtime, so give this strawberry avocado salad a try!

I usually think that sweet potatoes are a winter food, but …

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Friday Recipe Round-Up: Winter Brunch

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Every week we’ll round up some of the best recipes, food writing, cooking tricks and drinking tips that every college student should know about.  Here’s what’s cooking in virtual kitchens around the web this week.

When it gets to be midwinter and chilly I can’t help never wanting to get out of bed, so here are a couple of yummy brunch recipes to make and then eat in bed!

— Melissa Tovin, Small Kitchen College Contributor

**SKC Picks**

I love the recommendation of preparing the ingredients in this kale frittata the night before, because then you can just hop out …

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Friday Recipe Round-up: Valentine’s Day Treats

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Every week we’ll round up some of the best recipes, food writing, cooking tricks and drinking tips that every college student should know about.  Here’s what’s cooking in virtual kitchens around the web this week.

Valentine’s Day is around the corner, so here are a few treats (some really simple ones for any non-bakers!) to make for your valentine!

— Melissa Tovin, Small Kitchen College Contributor

**SKC Picks**

Cake mix for a cookie recipe is the perfect way to cheat and make an absolutely adorable Valentine’s Day treat with no effort. Check out these Red Velvet Crinkle Cookies

Every cupcake …

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Friday Recipe Round-up: Superbowl Sunday

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Every week we’ll round up some of the best recipes, food writing, cooking tricks and drinking tips that every college student should know about.  Here’s what’s cooking in virtual kitchens around the web this week.

The Superbowl is not just a championship football game. Yes, for those who follow football it is the most important game of the season, but for those who do not, or are fair-weather fans, the Superbowl is the time to drink beer and eat delicious (and probably not nutritious) finger food. Here are some recipes to try out for this Superbowl Sunday!

— Melissa Tovin,

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Friday Recipe Round-up: Winter Staples

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Every week we’ll round up some of the best recipes, food writing, cooking tricks and drinking tips that every college student should know about.  Here’s what’s cooking in virtual kitchens around the web this week.

It’s back to school for the second semester so here are some staple recipes to start you off on a good note!

— Melissa Tovin, Small Kitchen College Contributor

**SKC Picks**

One staple every college student should know is how to make a great roasted chicken.

Soup is my favorite winter food, and these tips are perfect for you to create your own staple …

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