The Freshman Cook: October 2013

Today I made some cookies so you can start getting in the Halloween spirit! They are Chocolate Sandwich Cookies with an orange filling, and they are not only tasty but festive also! Chocolate Halloween Sandwich Cookies (loosely adapted from BH and G) 3 1/2 cups Flour 1/2 cup Cocoa Powder 1 teaspoon Baking Powder 1 … Read more

The Freshman Cook: February 2013

Today is reveal day for the Improv Cooking Challenge. This challenge is always fun, and this month the two ingredients we were required to use are Hearts and Flours! Aren’t they just perfect choices for the month of February?! I made these Meringue and Chocolate Surprise Cookies, and I think they are a great example … Read more

The Freshman Cook: January 2013

This recipe for Southwestern Egg Rolls (just like Chili’s) is the perfect appetizer for your Super Bowl Party! I rolled some of the spicy goodness in flour tortillas and some in egg rolls wrappers. Then I baked them instead of putting them in the fryer. They are better for you, taste great, and they don’t … Read more

The Freshman Cook: August 2012

Monday is the beginning of the new school year for students in our town. I don’t know about you, but I just love this time of year. Fall has always been my favorite season, and a new school year starting brings about excitement, anticipation, and the very best of intentions! Well, Tiny Prints wants to start … Read more

The Freshman Cook: July 2012

I love Italian food, so when I was assigned the blog, Cookin’ with Moxie, for this months Secret Recipe Club, I was thrilled. Cookin’ with Moxie is a wonderful blog written by Jamie, whose blog is stuffed as full as these pasta shells of delicious sounding and beautiful looking foods. What to make was a difficult decision, … Read more

The Freshman Cook: February 2017

Today I made these Chicken Enchiladas from the blog, Jane’s Adventures in Dinner. I am participating in a fun recipe swap called #FoodBloggerLove! I was assigned a blog and I was to pick a recipe to make from that blog and post about it here at The Freshman Cook!  Once I pulled up my assigned … Read more

The Freshman Cook: October 2010

I created this recipe for one reason and I love it. I love sandwiches. I love mayo on them. Now that I have high blood pressure,  mayo is no longer an option. I love avocados. I love them in any form. They are fantastic for fighting high blood pressure. So this recipe is my answer … Read more

The Freshman Cook: March 2012

A few weeks ago, a friend of a friend had an impromptu Birthday party. Since no one had given much thought to the Birthday Cake, my husband volunteered me! Now, don’t get me wrong, I love to bake. Anything, pretty much anytime. But I only had 2 hours to have it completely ready to go. … Read more

The Freshman Cook: February 2011

Today we are making Seafood Scampi for 2. This scampi is a mix of my husbands favorite seafood, shrimp, scallops, and crab.  Because these are his favorite, I thought this dish would make the perfect Valentine’s Day meal. When I went to buy the ingredients for this meal, I bought a little big. What I … Read more

The Freshman Cook: August 2010

Could there possibly be anything better than the pairing of peanut butter and chocolate? The correct answer is NO! It is the best combination ever, ever, ever! So what cookie could live up to the hype of the best combination ever? There is only 1. Peanut Butter Blossoms!!! The perfect combination of chocolate and peanut … Read more