In 2014’s Ultimate Dining Hall Hacks (Storey Publishing), author Priya Krishna showed college students 75 ways to mix and match dining hall ingredients to concoct marvelous meals.
Once a lowly frozen convenience food, potpie is showing up in restaurants across the country—and with fillings that transcend chicken (think pheasant, oxtail, and pork).
It might seem crazy, but burger fans regularly wait in hour-plus lines for a taste ofShake Shack’s ShackBurger. Why? Because the burger is classic, unfussy, and pretty much gosh darn perfect. Trust us here, you’re going to want to try it for yourself when you have a chance.
A traditional cottage pie is made with ground beef and topped with mashed potatoes. We used potato slices, which saves time and looks good, too.
Elemental in its construction and primal in its comfort, grilled cheese is the sandwich that’s as easy to make as it is to love. But grilled cheese also knows how to take a sophisticated turn.
Photo credit: StockFood What more can we say about bacon ? Even vegetarians fall prey to its temptations at times . But for an ingredient so beloved, people muck it up way too often. We’re talking limp bacon.
Pizza, how do we love thee? We can count the ways — thy cheese, thy sauce, thy crust — but these elements hardly capture thy elemental charm. While a sad pinch of part-skim string cheese on a pita might scratch an itch (for now), it won’t deliver the hug-on-a-plate effect we crave in an honest slice. If you find yourself in need of a slightly less-crushing hug on a plate, give these healthier options a try.
It’s that salty-sweet flavor explosion that made us put bacon and maple syrup on the list. Get your bacon and maple fix from Maple-Pecan Sundaes with Candied Bacon or Bacon-Wrapped Maple Pork Loin. Like bacon and maple syrup, bacon and jam on toast satisfies all my salty-sweet cravings. Peanut butter is also a worthy pairing as evidenced by the Elvis sandwich, which always combines peanut butter and banana but often includes bacon;