Kitchenability Blog - dorm meals


College Snacks: “Nutty Mix” Trail Mix Recipe

Did you know today is National Trail Mix Day? I love to assemble different varieties of trail mix for easy and healthy grab-and-go snacks. I buy different nuts and treats and create different mixes to keep things interesting. One of my favorite mixes, which you can find in Kitchenability 101: The College Student’s Guide to Easy, Healthy and Delicious Food, has been dubbed “Nutty Mix.” […]

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Rice Cooker Recipe: Chicken Chili Recipe

One of my favorite fall/winter meals to make is this Chicken Chili recipe, which is super fast and easy to whip up. And, this was all cooked up in my rice cooker, so it’s an easy meal to prepare even in the smallest of kitchens or dorm rooms. Cook up a big batch to share, or fill up a mug with the leftovers for quick […]


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5 Quick and Easy Rice Cooker Recipes

Did you know you can use a rice cooker to cook much more than just rice? This tidbit becomes especially handy when you’re trying to cook in a dorm room or in a small kitchen without an oven or stove top. I am lucky enough to be cooking in a full kitchen now, but when I was in college (and when we were remodeling our […]

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Hampton Roads Show: Avocado Lettuce Wraps & Gazpacho Recipe

I was fortunate enough to be asked back to The Hampton Roads Show this week to film another cooking segment. So much fun! This time, I made two no-cook meals that are perfect for those hot summer days when you don’t want to turn on your oven. Or, perhaps some of you living in dorms (or small apartments) don’t have an oven. These recipes are […]

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Cooking in College: Top 5 Dorm Room Essentials

Cooking in college, even in a dorm room setting, is possible. All you need are a few dorm room essentials and then you’ll be prepped to make tons of your own, easy and healthy meals. In the video below, I share my “Top 5” items to get you cooking in college, right in your dorm room or small kitchen. Then, once you’re all set up […]

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