As You Like It: Homemade Granola

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One of my favorite parts of cooking at home is having the freedom to make something taste exactly the way I want it to. I know precisely how rounded a spoonful of honey I like in my coffee and how thick a layer of peanut butter I want on my sandwich. I'm not ashamed to run back to the salt and pepper grinders several times to get the seasoning of my pasta sauce just right. I like my food to taste really good, so I'm always glad ...

Choices in a New Year: Roasted Nuts 3 Ways

I've never been in to celebrating the New Year. Sure, it's a great excuse to cook toothpick-able foods, stay up late watching Twilight Zone marathons, and renew my annual resolution to floss more often. Other than that, January 1 has always been just another day. Until this year. Yesterday, I started thinking about where I'll be and what I'll be doing one year from now. With college graduation just four and half months away, and no definite post-graduation plans, I wasn't able to envision my future self. ...

A Breakfast of Champions: Warm Cinnamon Quinoa

The only reasons I wake up before 7am are: 1.) I'm scheduled to work my coffeeshop job (Which is ok because there are approximately 14 minutes between my bed and an unlimited supply of caffeine.) 2.) I'm traveling somewhere (Also ok because my inner clock goes kaput the minute it knows we're en route) 3.) I have a final exam at 9:30am and managed to study Facebook and the contents of my fridge the night before instead of my textbooks. (Not ok) or, like this morning, my brother was leaving ...