Five Ingredient Feast: Decadent Spaghetti Squash

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What if I told you I knew of a magic vegetable? A vegetable high in beta carotene, calcium, phosphorus, magnesium, vitamin A, and potassium. A vegetable that could be popped in the oven for an hour, cut open, and devoured immediately.

What if I told you this vegetable is basically pasta? Filling, hearty, soothing and delicious.

Friends, meet the spaghetti squash. I had no idea this vegetable existed until a family dinner at Ruby Tuesday. I ordered the side of Roasted Spaghetti Squash, topped with marinara sauce. Little did I know I was in for a scrumptious bowl …

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Preserving the Harvest: Spicy (Plum) Chutney

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I recently moved back to New York City to finish my last semester of college (insert anxiety attack here). In order to maintain my farm-to-table eating habits as much as possible, I joined a fall CSA. At the first pickup, I was lucky enough to grab a big bag of plums. The farm was practically giving them away!

For a week I couldn’t decide how to use them. A plum crumble or cake? Perhaps a tart? Do I simply roast them in the oven and eat with some (dairy-free) yogurt? Or sit down and gorge myself on fresh …

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Five Ingredient Feast: Grilled Watermelon Salad

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A scorching late-August or early September day slowly fades into a balmy summer night, and the smell of grill residue lingers in the air. Your bathing suit is infinitely damp from spontaneous cannonballs in the pool and your stomach begins to growl after a full day of sun-soaked bliss. Grass clippings from the latest mow stick to your bare feet as you wander toward the picnic table in search of a snack. Dad just threw the burgers and hotdogs on the barbeque, you can hear them hissing against the hot metal grates. Your eyes dart past the cooler of ice …

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Hot Dog of the Week: Dat Dog

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Dish: Spicy Chipotle Veggie Dog with ketchup, sweet relish, and guacamole
Restaurant: Dat Dog, 5030 Freret Street, New Orleans, LA 70115
Price Tag: $7.50

There are few things more satisfying than a fully loaded hot dog when you’re hungry: the heat of the dog, the slightly crisp, doughy bun. The delightful blend of toppings. The way it just fills your gut when you need it most.

Then again, a hot dog can be a sad affair. Imagine a slimy tube of mystery meat inside a gummy white bun, topped with high-fructose corn syrup-laced ketchup. You’ll get your …

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Sweet Dreamin’: Crunchy Candy Scones

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Man oh man do I love scones. They’re like having a cookie and a slice of freshly baked bread for breakfast all in one. My favorite part about scones is when you break them open immediately post-oven, almost burning your fingers, to discover the perfect nooks and crannies upon which to lather butter, jelly, or honey. They take no time at all to make, and they’re pretty hard to screw up. Everyone should have a basic scone recipe on hand, for those days when oatmeal just won’t do. Or for when you discover four of your friends crashed in …

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This Week at College: Lessons to be Learned

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Every week we give you the latest in college news, trends, and lifestyle tips. If you have anything juicy, make sure to post it here on the Small Kitchen College facebook page, and we’ll include it in next week’s edition.

–Alexia Detweiler, Small Kitchen College Contributor.

**SKC Picks**

If you’ve never seen the sitcom How I Met Your Mother, you’re missing out on a lot of important life lessons. Like “the closer you live to the bar is directly correlated to the likelihood of getting someone to go home with you.” So, turn on the tube and start …

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Recipe Round Up: Apples

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Remember back in the day when you would bring an apple to your teacher as a gift? Neither do I. Maybe I just watched too many episodes of Wonder Years. Those were the days, though. When you could give a teacher an apple and she wouldn’t be worried about whether it was organically grown or genetically modified. Or whether it was locally grown or harvested on the other side of the world. When she didn’t question your motivation, and thought, “Oh, what a nice apple.”

SKC has left summer behind and embraced the fall fruit. We pulled together some …

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Struggles & Lessons from a College Foodie

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Dear Freshman Self,

Congrats. You’re about to enter fall term of what will be an exhilarating, fast-paced, but ultimately awesome first year of college. And guess what? Following that, you can look forward to a pretty cool three years. You’ll have your ups and downs, like anyone will. Dealing with that incredibly long distance relationship will be tough. You’ll have a close-knit, funny freshman floor (note: four years later, most of you will still spend a significant amount of time together) and the choice of classes you are now able to take will blow your mind.

Just wanted to let

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Dorm Room Bar: Blueberry Ginger Smash

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Though Labor Day has passed, I’m not ready to say goodbye to summer quite yet. The weather might be getting cooler, but I’m in denial. I’m still enjoying the corn, peaches, tomatoes, and warm summer evenings. As long as summer produce is still here, I see no need to start cooking with squash and apples. Instead, I’m taking advantage of late summer’s bounty by slow roasting tomatoes, devouring slices of watermelon, and snacking on raspberries. But my current favorite summer recipe is not a dish, but a cocktail.

A Blueberry Ginger Smash Cocktail contains freshly muddled …

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Money Mindful Meals: Eggplant Rollatini with Fresh Mozzarella and Goat Cheese

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Money saving tip of the week: Indoor herb pots.

Last week I was wandering around the produce section of Wholefoods in search of rosemary and stumbled upon a stand of bright green rosemary and basil plants. I was faced with the decision of buying a few rosemary springs in a plastic container for $1.99 or a bountiful rosemary plant for $3.99. Needless to say, I chose the rosemary plant. And I decided if I was going to be watering one plant, I might as well be watering two plants, so I decided to buy a basil plant too.

I didn’t …

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