We have all lusted after these hanging geometric room decorations that are all over stores like Anthropologie, Free People, Urban Outfitters. Here, I will show you how to make these yourself for less than $10 using bendy straws, thread, and metallic spray paint!
That title is quite a mouthful… but then again so is the cake so I guess it will suffice. There are a lot of flavors being packed into this one little mug, so hold on to your hats ladys and gents.
This cake is for perfect for the dark chocolate connoisseur. Easy to prepare and very little sugar, it is a great single serving dessert for if you are trying to watch what you eat. One of the keys to mug cakes I have begun to notice is the amount of egg you add. Whenever I add a whole egg to a single cake, it is too dense. Don’t add any egg (or egg substitute) and the texture doesn’t sit well with me. Meeting it halfway, I beat up an egg in a separate bowl and add half of it to get that perfect balance.
Flourless Banana Chocolate Peanut Butter Cake In a Mug
The crock pot is probably one of my favorite appliances to use in the dorm. It is small, versatile, and perfect if you want to have something ready for you when you come back after classes. For this particular meal, I was having several friends over for dinner and had to have something ready immediately after class. Crock pot for the win.
Usually when I try a recipe, I have to make it several times to tweak it into perfection, but not this time. First try, and it was spot on. I served this over rice along with asparagus and homemade bread with accompanying dipping oil. After eating cafeteria food for far too long, hot damn this was a five star meal.
Honey Garlic Slow Cooker Chicken
Everyone has those foods we can’t go a week without. Those ingredients that always make it back on our lists of things we need to pick up at the store on a monthly (if not weekly) basis. Although I don’t have as much space in my dorm for a ton of ingredients and food, I always have the basics. If I need something extra, I can go out and get the smallest container available so that it doesn’t go bad waiting to be used again. Here is my grocery list of must haves that get me through my week of tests, homework, classes, work, and late nights.
I am a cinnamon roll connoisseur. You can’t beat a warm sweet roll with the spice of cinnamon and enough icing to send you running to your insulin. That is exactly how I like them. Obviously I can’t have them all the time and I try to avoid buying the Pillsbury tubes because I know I will end up eating all of them in one sitting. That is where this recipe comes in.
Popcorn is a great snack to have if you are watching what you eat. Buying the popcorn that comes in a bag is fine, but air popping it from the plain kernels removes all of the extra fat and chemicals that can come with the fake butter and other flavorings. Plus, its way cheaper to buy a big bag of the kernels than the individual popping bags. If you don’t have an air popper, never fear. There is a very simple way to achieve this in a microwave.
I personally don’t understand how so many people are able to skip breakfast and function normally for the first half of the day. Ever since I was in high school, breakfast has been a necessary start to my day. If I don’t eat something before I leave for my classes, my morning feels thrown off and my stomach is loud as hell until I eat lunch.
Breakfasts and desserts always end up being the best “in a mug” recipes for me. One Sunday morning, I was trying to decide if I was willing to get my pans dirty and clean up the mess from a round of pancakes. My laziness won and I ended up just heating the batter in the microwave to see if the results were edible. A great idea was born that day. Continue reading