College is one of the best experiences of our lives. However, college food can sometimes be one of the worst. Being on a budget and starving can sometimes be a struggle. Here are three easy recipes that will satisfy your taste buds and save you money!
1. Mexican Hotdogs
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Take a flour tortilla and spread a spoonful of beans onto it. Sprinkle on some of your favorite cheese, place a hot dog in the middle, and roll it up. Microwave on high for 1-2 minutes. Afterwards top it off with salsa!
2. Potato Soup
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Add peeled and cubed potatoes to a saucepan. Add chopped celery and onions to the mix. Add water to bring the items to a boil, but make sure not to cover the veggies and potatoes fully with the water. Bring to a boil for about 25 minutes and then roughly mash up the potatoes. You want to coarsely mash up the potatoes so that you have chunks of it in the soup. Add 1/4 cup of milk to thicken up the sauce and flavor it with salt/pepper.
3. Peanut Butter Fudge with Vanilla Frosting
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Empty a full jar of peanut butter and a whole can of vanilla frosting into a microwave safe bowl. Mix well and microwave for 30 second to 1 minute, watch carefully not to over cook it! Afterwards, pour the mix out onto the bowl and let it set. After letting it cool, cut into squares and enjoy!
What is your go-to meal when you are on a budget?
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Do you have a sweet tooth? Want to satisfy your sugar cravings but don’t want to make large amounts of desserts? Here are some dessert ideas and recipes that are perfect for a single serving. Whether you’re living in a dorm or an apartment, these desserts are easy to make and your friends will love them too (if you feel like sharing that is). Don’t worry about having an oven, all you need is a microwave to make these delicious desserts – perfect for a typical college student!
1) Cake In a Mug
Recipe: Mix in 4 tablespoons of flour, 4 tablespoons of sugar, 1 tablespoon of unsweetened cocoa, and 3 tablespoons of milk into a mug. Whisk in 2 eggs, 3 tablespoons of oil, and 3 tablespoons of chocolate chips. Feel free to splash in flavoring such as vanilla, cinnamon, or peppermint! Mix it all together and pop it into the microwave for five minutes or less (make sure not to over-cook it).
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2) Chocolate Chip Cookie
Recipe: Melt 1 tablespoon of butter in a mug or small bowl in the microwave. Add 1 tablespoon of granulated white sugar, 1 tablespoon of firmly packed dark brown sugar, 3 drops of vanilla extract, and a small pinch of salt. Add in 1 egg and 1/4 cup of flour and mix until the dough is formed. Now stir in 2 tablespoons of semi-sweet chocolate chips. Sculpt the dough out of the bowl/mug and into a cookie shape. Place it on a small plate lined with a paper towel or parchment paper. Microwave it for about a minute, then let it cool and firm up before eating.
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3) Cocoa Puff Treat
Recipe: Put 1/2 cup of Cocoa Puffs and 2.5 cups marshmallows into a bowl that has been greased. Add in a teaspoon of mini chocolate chips and heat it up in the microwave for 45 seconds. Stir to coat the marshmallow and to shape it. Push it together so it gets all stuck together and enjoy!
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It is very possible that I have the largest sweet tooth in the world, especially when it comes to cookies. I love them. And I absolutely love this new recipe, and I have no doubt that you will love it to! This recipe is quite possibly the simplest cookie recipe you have yet to encounter.
- Lemon cake mix
- 2 eggs
- 2 cups of vegetable oil.
Now, you are probably thinking, what about the milk and butter? Sugar? Something?
There has to be more to it than that, right? Wrong!
- Preheat the oven to 450 degrees.
- Pour the cake mix into a mixing bowl.
- Add 2 cups of oil and add the two eggs. Mix until smooth
- Spray a cookie pan with non-stick spray
- Dollop up the cookies using a medium sized spoon.
- Place the cookies into the oven for 5-10 minutes. Cookies should be a little soft.
- Let them sit for a few minutes before you take them off the pan.
- Now pop one of them lemon bites into your mouth! Pretty amazing right?!
Best part about this recipe, you can change the flavor just by changing the cake mix! Not a lemon fan? Try strawberry! Vanilla and chocolate are pretty fantastic as well. The possibilities are endless with this one.
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Let me know what you all think of this recipe and throw me some of your favorites to try!
Bake on cookie lovers, bake on!
This is the third edition of Adventures in the Kitchen series
Santa will be coming soon and he will be expecting some delicious Christmas cookies. Thanks to the ingenious experiment done by a fellow employee, I have a new and creative cookie for all the Christmas and pumpkin lovers.
Muffin Top Pumpkin Christmas Cookies
- Spice Cake Mix
- 1 Can Of Pumpkin Pie Fillin
- Pumpkin Pie Spice
- Powdered Sugar
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
- Pour the spice cake mix into a mixing bowl.
- Add the can of pumpkin pie filling and mix until smooth.
- Add pumpkin pie spice to desired taste.
- Butter or spray the cookie sheet.
- Scoop the dough into a plastic bag
- Cut one of the bottom corners of the bag
- Squeeze the dough onto the cookie sheet.
- Bake cookies in the oven for 5-8 minutes.
- Sprinkle powdered sugar over cookies when done.
- Let cool – and enjoy!
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Take a big bite out of this delicious pumpkin treat and enjoy some Muffin Top Pumpkin cookies this Christmas. Santa will thank you.