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Seared and Roasted Pork Chops with Sage Butter

Cooking meat can be a daunting process, either taking too long with slow-roasting methods or accidentally overcooking to dryness. This recipe keeps pork chops simple by searing to develop a nice caramelized crust, then roasting in the oven for a few minutes.

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Quinoa “Fried Rice”

We all have those days. You get home late from the library and you have a nearly empty fridge and pretty much no desire make yourself dinner. Don’t worry — there’s a super easy and simple recipe for those kind of nights.

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Collegetown Cooking: Tuna Stir-Fry

The dish I’ve managed to develop with canned tuna is a basic stir-fry with onions, cabbage and canned tuna. It’s a versatile dish that pairs well with any type of grain staple.

Tasty Video Renditions

While scrolling aimlessly through Facebook feeds during 75-minute lectures, you’ve probably come across a Tasty video or two — yes, the beautiful time lapse masterpieces that condense the amount of time it would take to cook a full meal into a 30-second clip. From savory slow cooked ribs to sweet cake pops, these short videos whet any appetite. Onions appear to caramelize instantly; wet and dry ingredients form dough in just a second. Whether an aspiring chef, packaged ramen-making master or just a dining-hall-reliant student, these videos give the impression that anyone could make a delicious dish with almost no effort. After watching and watching these videos every day in lecture, I was inspired.

Noshin’ on Hamantashen

In making this recipe, your hamantashen may not taste or look like the traditional hamantashen you know and love, but at least you tried your hardest to make them have three sides and to continue a millennia-old practice. And in the end, it’s the thought that matters.

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Let Them Eat Scones: Strawberry Basil Edition

Scones may be the most silent, underrated baked good. And making the scone of your dreams — one that fits every possible descriptor you could want in a pastry — is surprisingly feasible. Here’s how to do it.

New Year, New Recipe

During Chinese New Year last week, the intoxicating smell of beer and the simmer of soy sauce brought me back to my childhood in Taiyuan, China. To celebrate the holiday, my grandma would make chicken in beer, a traditional dish originating from Jiangsu, China. Last week, she shared her recipe with me for a taste of home from 7,000 miles away.