Sarah Cunningham

Sarah Cunningham

Sarah Cunningham is a 22-year old fashion student at the Savannah College of Art & Design. Originally from the Jersey Shore, Sarah now has tremendous love for all things Southern thanks to her new college home in Savannah. She’s into interior design, thrifting, carbohydrates (oops), and ‘cool uncle’ music like Wilco and the Replacements. You can usually find Sarah in her tiny old lady-ish apartment drinking too much iced coffee.

Greatest Kitchen Disaster: Burning soup! It basically turned black & lit on fire.

Tastiest Travel Experience: The first time I ever tried Indian food was in a tiny restaurant off the beaten path in Cannes, France. I fell in love with it.

Most viable hangover cure: A large fountain soda, chicken-rice soup & obviously a marathon of any Bravo TV show.

Favorite Healthful Food: Spinach

Daytime indulgence: Reading design blogs with a gigantic hazelnut or blueberry iced coffee by my side.

Look Ma, No Oven! Sweet Potato with Parmesan and Herb Butter

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A sweet potato is a regular potato’s sassy older sister. She wants to dye its hair orange, will throw a little bit of her opinion in everything anyone says or does, but she’s one of the coolest girls anyone has ever met. That’s a sweet potato. You can fill it up with delicious toppings and flavors, but its true personality always shows and it’s just a little bit different.

These orange spuds have a natural sweetness about them that makes cooking interesting. It’s best to keep your ingredients simple so the potato’s true flavor is still present and all of …

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Taco of the Week: Foxy Loxy Print Gallery & Cafe

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Dish: Soft shell chicken taco
Venue: Foxy Loxy Print Gallery & Cafe
Price Tag: $3.50

As I’m approaching my last weeks left of college, I am starting to realize that not only will I be leaving Savannah with a Bachelors of Fine Arts but also with an unofficial degree in ‘Coffee Shop Appreciation’. Isn’t that the most cliché college girl thing you have ever heard? Getting my work done is a million times better when I can do it settled into a cozy coffee shop, laptop charged, pen and paper nearby and fully stocked diverse food and beverage options …

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5 Albums That Make Cooking (even more) Fun

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Pressing ‘play’ on an iTunes playlist or even better, letting an entire album play as you chop, blend, sauté or even microwave, makes cooking feel fantastic and relaxing. Knee deep in the holiday season which is usually chockfull of dinner parties, get togethers and other festive events, what you’re going to need when you cook for either yourself or a large group of folks is a nice calming yet stimulating selection of music that will help your frazzled nerves.

Listening to great music also makes the kitchen feel more inviting so a solo cooking mission may turn …

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DIY: Festive Decor Ideas

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With the holidays right around the corner, there are plenty of excuses to throw cozy dinner parties at your home. As a host (and especially as a Small Kitchen College reader), I’m more than positive that you will have fantastic food and drink ideas to impress your guests — but don’t forget the decor! Set the mood right by using simple items that you most likely already own. Take a look around your apartment or dorm, especially your kitchen and see what needs a new burst of life injected into it. Isn’t it a wonderful feeling to know you’ve …

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Giveaway: True Citrus

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Everyone knows water is the best thing on earth for you.  It’s free, clean and easy (for most of us) to obtain. The real challenge that everyone faces is keeping water exciting and delicious while still maintaining the health-factor. When I drink water, I want it to be pure, but throwing in lemon juice or lime juice makes it even more refreshing. However, not everyone has fresh lemons or lime on hand at all times…so just go to the store and purchase a bottle of lemon juice. Easy, right? Well, not when it’s filled with weird unpronounceable preservatives that sound …

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Study Break Snacks: Sweet and Savory Tortilla Chips

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As students, we all know that studying is something that comes along with our everyday life. Once one test or project ends, another seems to begin. Hittin’ the books feels ten times better when you can take a little break and indulge in something tasty and energizing. Junky study break foods from the vending machine have a tendency to rule but reading the mysterious ingredient list can sometimes requires a break all in itself.

So take a couple steps back from your work, gather a couple key ingredients and heat up that oven of yours. These sweet and savory baked

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Table for Two: A Peppermint Coffee Date

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It seems that the best go-to first date option (not to mention the best way to study and entertain your friends) takes place at the coffee shop. After all, it is entirely too soon to invite your prospective date over to your place (especially if you still live with your parents), and let’s hope you don’t invite yourself over to their humble abode. While knowing what you want is always important, no one wants a bossy love interest.

Inviting that special someone to go grab some coffee is one of the most popular courting ideas for good reason. There …

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10 Best Ways to Liven Up Your Kitchen (For Under $10)

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Have you fallen into the ‘college kid decor’ trap? You know the kind. Bob Marley posters, a counter filled with Keystone Light cans, poorly strung Christmas lights or empty pizza boxes laying around after a hungry midnight study session?  Of course you haven’t! Just checking.

Maintaining a beautiful kitchen on a less than beautiful budget can be seen as impossible. But with a few simple steps, any kitchen can be brought to life, and for under ten dollars! With these tips, you can transform your college kitchen into your own little piece of design heaven acting as the perfect backdrop …

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Procrastination Cooking: Short Rib Tacos

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As college students, procrastination is a word that we all know very well. We’re either trying our best to avoid it or we’re hopelessly falling victim to it. Wanting to put real responsibilities on the back burner is inevitable, especially when you’ve got a huge project due in two days and Bravo or TLC decides to have a marathon of one of their (ahem…) thought provoking shows that you’ve already seen 10 times.

Sometimes that paper can wait, or that project can be put on hold for just one more day. However, after one too many episodes of “Hoarders” (crazy) …

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College Town Tours: The Best of Savannah, GA

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Savannah’s famous fountain located in Forsyth Park

When you arrive in Savannah, Georgia, it is impossible to ignore its unique Southern Charm. It is a steamy, hot, quirky and dreamy little city with an abundance of personality and beauty. While it may be easy to stereotype certain aspects of Savannah and its “southern-ness”, the City itself is in a league of its own. There is a specific strangeness that fills the streets and adds a tremendous amount of character, always keeping it interesting.

Savannah is a drinking town, an eating town, and a relaxing town. Everything is slow and thoughtful. …

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