Preparing meals within the confines of a 12 x 12 cinderblock room is no easy feat, but that doesn't mean you have to surrender yourself to ramen noodle packets for the next four years. Not that there's anything wrong with indulging in the occasional ramen package, but it's completely possible to make delicious food in your dorm without a stove, oven, or full-size fridge. It just requires a little creativity. But you're a smart college student, so you'll do just fine.
If you're able to invest in a microwave, mini fridge, or other small appliances, a few ingredients and staples can go a long way. Here are some easy, affordable hacks to transform your dorm room meals into culinary masterpieces (or something close to it).