07 Aug: 3 easy recipes for cooking at college

College living doesn’t have to be the start of a diet consisting of ramen and macaroni and cheese.

Whether you’re in an apartment or dorm room this year, I’m here to let you know as a recent grad myself, there are options. If you have a microwave, mini fridge, mug and a few ingredients, you can eat like the aspiring foodie you deserve to be.

To help, here are three of my favorite food hacks that take little effort but reap (tasty) benefits.

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04 May: Family recipes for your fiesta

My day job is being a web developer for the communications team at Best Buy. But at home, I love to cook — especially with the bold and spicy flavors of Mexico. So, when my team asked me to share some recipes from my family’s heritage in honor of Cinco de Mayo, I jumped at the chance.

Everything that has made me who I am I learned from my mother in the kitchen: patience, leadership, love and dedication. I was blessed to be born in to a large Mexican family, one where someone’s job promotion could turn in to an all-night fiesta with enough food to feed two full football teams.

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17 Apr: Magazine Dishes on Geek Squad Agent’s Cooking Skills

Norman Walker was drenched in sweat by the time the Thanksgiving meal was served. He had done 40 laps up and down the stairs that day. He wasn’t trying to burn calories — he was trying to save dinner.

The 12-year-old’s mother was sick and unable to leave her bed. So, she directed Norman through it all.

“I did the turkey, the stuffing, the green bean casserole. And I kept running to her room on the second floor to make sure I was doing it right,” he said.

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31 Jan: Gordon Ramsay’s Turkey Sliders Will Spice Up Your Big Game Gathering

It’s almost the day of the Big Game, so, yes, that means there will likely be buffalo wings and taco dip at your party.

But, if you’re looking to get creative this year, world-renowned chef Gordon Ramsay has shared some of his recipes that are worthy of the biggest football game of the season.

To make it easy on you, here’s an idea for turkey sliders and salad that will earn you an MVP award with the crowd that comes over to watch the game.