Alyssa Krueger, CT, US
Until the past year, my style of cooking relied heavily on the microwave and break-and-bake cookies, but I've always loved food - especially desserts. My sweet tooth is my weakness! Lately, though, I've been trying to recreate my favorite dishes on my own so that I can have a bit of home with me when I go abroad for the fall semester. That endeavor opened up the world of cooking and baking for me. I realized how much better food can taste when you put in the effort to make it yourself. Something delicious can taste extraordinary because you took the time to perfect it - and to build up an appetite while doing so!
Bring home the taste of ice cream parlor ice cream with Nicole's recipe for strawberry-flavored ice cream.
Make this raspberry peach jam to try something new on your toast, pastries, or whatever your heart desires.
Try a smoky, grilled margarita to accompany your favorite grilled meals.
Keep the grill fired up and make a sweet dessert to go with all of your grilling masterpieces.
Bring home the flavor of your favorite Mexican restaurant with this recipe for steak tacos.
This turkey burger may just make a beef-lover stray away from the traditional burger.
Bring some class to your burgers with gourmet mushrooms.
Enjoy this grown-up version of the classic kid treat on a rainy day.
Bring home a little bit of Disneyland with Joy the Baker's homemade churro recipe.
Bring home the Indian restaurant experience with this recipe for mango lassi.
Enjoy a taste of Paris in your own kitchen.
This simple but delicious recipe may end my dislike of tomatoes.
The Comfort of Cooking blogger Georgia makes a traditional vegetable exciting and fun to eat.