Dorm & Dine

Recipes, tips, and tricks for better cooking on campus

Author Archive: Lauren

The final page of the cookbook

The end of the semester is fast approaching, and with that comes the completion of this blog. Dorm and Dine started out as a project for my Online Journalism I class, but it grew into a way for me to learn more about what other students are cooking up on campus. I also gained a …

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The challenges of cooking on campus

When talking to college students about their dining habits, it’s common to hear about takeout food, dining hall horror stories, and microwavable soups. With a just a few simple recipes and a little determination, however, college students can cook delicious and healthy meals right in their own dorms. “Most people probably don’t prepare their own …

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Where to shop and save around Glassboro

I looked around the Glassboro NJ area to see where students at Rowan University could find the cheapest cooking essentials that they need for even the most basic of recipes. I decided on necessities by looking at what tools and ingredients I use in my own dorm kitchen, then narrowing that down based on how …

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Scenes from a college kitchen

When dorms don’t allow a toaster oven, sometimes students get crafty with what they have available.

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Top eight most important tools for dorm cooking

When cooking in a dorm room, the things you use to make dinner can be just as important as what is being cooked. Before making your next at home meal, be sure to stock up on these kitchen essentials. A microwave or micro fridge: Most colleges allow microwaves or rental micro fridges in dorm rooms. Having a …

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What’s coming up for Dorm and Dine

In the next month or so, I’m going to be adding quite a few new things on the blog. First, I plan on doing an audio Q and A with Rowan University students, asking them to share their best and worst cooking stories with me. Variety during mealtimes is important, especially if there are a …

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Easy recipe for a microwave apple snack

In college, most people might have grown accustomed to the grab and go culinary technique, where meals don’t take more than a few minutes at most. After getting used to eating light, however, going home for a weekend visit can be pretty strange. Suddenly, there’s cabinets of food to replace a  sparse breakfast granola bar, and …

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What’s cooking in the Rowan University dorms

It’s the eve of midterm week at Rowan University, and many of the students are cooped up in their dorms studying for a multitude of tests. When it comes to eating during these cram sessions, everyone has a different comfort food. I wandered around the apartments on campus around dinnertime, knocking on doors and seeing …

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Five Easy Mug and Microwave Desserts

With college midterms coming up in the next few weeks, sugar becomes absolutely necessary for getting through the all night study sessions. But before going to the store for a whole box of  brownies, take a peek at some of these single serve microwave dessert recipes. All that’s needed are a few ingredients, a microwave, …

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How not to boil food

A watched pot never boils but an unwatched pot boils until there’s no water and your food is burnt and cooking is a fail.  

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