College Survival Tip #2: Cream Cheese Pickapeppa Appetizer

This appetizer is ridiculously tasty for the minimal effort it takes to make it. It's perfect to bring to a last-minute get-together,  a Rose Bowl watch party, or to survive on for a week. All you need is: 1.) An 8 ounce block of cream cheese. Put this on a plate. 2.) A bottle of the Jamaican wonder, Pickapeppa Sauce. Pour this liberally over the cream cheese. 3.) A box of your favorite crackers. I like a Wisconsin favorite, Potter's Crackers. DIG IN. Your world of quick and easy ...

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. ...

College Survival Tip #1: Everything Soup

It's nearing the end of the semester here in colleglandia and business is hectic as ever. Between giving a presentations, preparing for final exams, wrapping up end-of-semester homework, going to classes and going to work, the only thing I've been able to do in my few spare minutes is wish the days were just a little longer. Needless to say my shelf in my apartment's fridge has been feeling quite lonely lately, stocked with little more than a two-month old jar of pesto and a ...