Kitchen Experiences of a Student Blog at Allrecipes.com (11/2009)

Kitchen Experiences of a Student

 
Nov. 30, 2009 8:27 am 
Updated: Dec. 1, 2009 10:55 am
Almost in December... November FLEW by! Our shop this week was $65.77 – not exactly under $50 but we bought a bunch of Christmas wrap and some fancy new oils because we were out at home and decided to treat ourselves. Also I am planning on making Slow Cooker Buffalo Chicken Sandwiches so we… MORE
 
 
Nov. 24, 2009 4:16 pm 
Updated: Dec. 1, 2009 12:14 pm
My BF’s family, as I’ve mentioned in previous posts, is famous for their chili. They make vegan tofu chili now, but luckily my boyfriend learned how to make it the traditional way with ground beef before his mom and sister converted to veganism, and his brother went vegetarian.There’s really no… MORE
 
 
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Nov. 22, 2009 2:17 pm 
Updated: Nov. 24, 2009 12:43 pm
Just got back from the grocery store! Today we bought a new produce container and an 8x8 pan (I didn’t have one until today!), so it was a little higher than it might have been, BUT we used our points from the store’s credit card to get $20 off! All in all, the total came to $51.13 (Canadian)… MORE
 
 
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Nov. 20, 2009 7:16 am 
Updated: Nov. 20, 2009 12:24 pm
When I lived at home my mom always bought the large sized eggs, and when I went grocery shopping with her I could never understand why they even carried medium – who would buy those? I couldn’t find any recipe that called for medium eggs, it just seemed so odd to me that they would… MORE
 
 
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Nov. 17, 2009 10:30 am 
Updated: Nov. 19, 2009 12:07 pm
I'm Canadian so for me Thanksgiving has already passed, but I didn’t have a blog then and reading all these Thanksgiving menus have made want to write about it!This year, I had two Thanksgiving dinners. My own parents were out of town on Thanksgiving Monday, so they did their dinner a week… MORE
 
 
Nov. 15, 2009 8:52 pm 
Updated: Nov. 20, 2009 6:08 am
My boyfriend and I have been getting better and better at budgeting. I only work part time because I am a full time student, and though he has a full-time career with benefits and all that, he’s still paying back loans from college and is saving to buy a new car (even though he’s still in… MORE
 
 
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Nov. 14, 2009 9:39 am 
Updated: Nov. 17, 2009 1:55 pm
My mom has a huge cupboard full of her cookbooks, and several binders full of recipes she’s collected over the years (she’s a teacher, and is therefore very organized, and therefore colour codes all her recipes, glues them on to sheets of paper, and puts them in a binder in order of food type… MORE
 
 
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Nov. 12, 2009 9:12 am 
Updated: Nov. 17, 2009 1:56 pm
One of my family traditions is to have lasagna dinner at my great-aunt’s house on Christmas Eve. She lives alone and has a very small kitchen and a small fridge, so to save on prep time and ingredients that will just go bad, she just buys the frozen kind from M&M. This year, however, she… MORE
 
 
Nov. 11, 2009 9:36 am 
Updated: Nov. 14, 2009 6:11 pm
I just became a supporting member! I love reading everyone else's blogs and they gave me so many ideas to start my own, I couldn't resist!I'm a 21-year-old student in Canada. I live with my boyfriend in a (pretty tiny) apartment. He grew up learning to cook - I took Home Ec in junior high and… MORE
 
 
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PolkaDot

Home Town
Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Member Since
Sep. 2009

Cooking Level
Intermediate

Cooking Interests
Grilling & BBQ, Stir Frying, Mexican, Italian, Quick & Easy

Hobbies
Hiking/Camping, Camping, Boating, Biking, Walking, Reading Books, Music

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About Me
I'm a 22 year old novice cook - I live with my boyfriend in a small apartment with a teeny kitchen. Right now I'm trying to eat healthier and cut some meat out of my diet - I'm writing a blog about cooking my way through a vegetarian cookbook! I love trying new recipes, and adjusting them to suit my tastes.
My favorite things to cook
I love BBQing, making casseroles, and putting together any kind of soup. I'm also trying to get into baking - my kitchen is tiny so I have to use simple recipes, but I love making muffins and cookies to share.
My favorite family cooking traditions
When I was little my mom taught me how to make brown sugar syrup for our homemade pancakes - everytime she made pancakes at home, I would make the sauce to go with them.
My cooking triumphs
Lasagna Day - My first ever dinner party in my apartment, I made spinach salad, stuffed mushrooms, lasagna from scratch, and apple crisp. It was a hit with my friends, I got so many compliments!
My cooking tragedies
When I was in high school I decided to make some cinnamon buns, but the only recipe I could find was a huge batch, so I cut it in half. However, when I went to mix the ingredients, I found myself adding the full amount of some but only half of others, and I couldn't remember how much of each I'd already done. I tried cooking them anyways, but they were terrible!
 
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