Rosemary-Pesto Bruschetta (Dining Hall)


With only 4 ingredients, this crispy bruschetta is easy to make at the dining hall and tastes delicious. The nutty taste of the pesto is more flavorful after its been heated since the taste infuses throughout the oil. The pockets within the rosemary bread soak up the creamy pesto, creating a beautiful color and providing flavor in every bite. In addition, the tomatoes add some freshness and color to this bruschetta. Top with a bit of shredded mozzarella cheese, bake in the oven for 60 seconds, and enjoy your meal made in under 5 minutes!

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Chocolate-Swirled Affogato (Dining Hall)


On cold winter days, all I crave is a warm affogato in my hands, reminiscent of my time in Italy. An affogato is quick and easy to make, and tastes delicious–if you have great-tasting coffee. Luckily for me and other Rutgers students, the dining hall supplies great coffee perfect for a latte, cappaccino, and of course an affogato.

Here’s what you’ll need to prepare your very own affogato:

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Margherita Pizza (Dining Hall)


Why spend your cash when you could simply use your meal swipe to eat a better-quality pizza? Lately I’ve been trying to recreate dishes at the dining hall that I’ve previously eaten at restaurants, seen on TV or even on Instagram. Yes, I know it sounds silly, but it’s a sort of challenge I’ve induced upon myself. So far it’s been fun and I’ve been surprised by the results!

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Sriracha-Mushroom Pasta (Dining Hall)


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Ever since the blizzard hit the northeast region, all I’ve been craving is spicy comfort food.

With about 16 inches of snow, the Rutgers campus comes quite close to looking like arctic tundra and convinced me to hibernate in my room…that is, until I realized I had no food left in my fridge. So I trekked to the dining hall today and decided to make a sriracha-mushroom pasta tossed with zucchini and spinach at my university’s dining hall. The sriracha sauce really hit the spot and I recommend this recipe to anyone battling the cold weather!

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Spicy Pesto Pasta (Home)

Pesto Pasta

Tired of constantly adding hot sauce to your pasta? Simply add a little heat to your sauce instead! This past weekend I worked on making a spicy pesto sauce, which sat perfectly on the ridges of rigatoni when baked in the oven and of course tasted delicious with some melted mozzarella cheese.

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