Decorating My College Apartment Balcony

I’m currently sitting on my balcony soaking it all in… I’ve finally finished decorating my balcony! It only took about eleven months after moving in. It’s been really nice to have this little, relaxing space to turn to. This is where I go to read, work on my laptop, eat lunch, play Sims, and get…

Turns Out Homemade Pasta Sauce is Incredibly Easy and Delicious

If I had known I could make this dish in ten minutes, it would have been a staple dish during busy nights during the school year. It made for great leftovers too. I’ve made this sauce twice so far, once with penne and once with angel hair, and I’ve decided angel hair is my favorite…

I Tried The “Perfect Potato Soup Recipe”

Today was another stormy, icky day in Auburn so I was craving a warm, creamy bowl of potato soup. During the school year, I like to get a cup of Chicken Salad Chick’s loaded baked potato soup on cold or rainy days so I decided to give it a go in my kitchen. Ever since…

I Make The Best Chicken and Dumplings in The South

I’m here to apologize to y’all. And to y’alls mommas and grandmommas. Because I make the best chicken and dumplings in the south. My chicken and dumplings are so good that it’s almost July in Alabama and I still craved it hard enough to make. My chicken and dumplings are so good that one bowl…

Making Shrimp and Grits for the First Time

Shrimp and grits is a restaurant staple for me. Being from the Gulf Coast, I’ve had the pleasure of having it offered at many restaurants. Sometimes it’s amazing (The Fish House of Pensacola, keep doing you please) . . . and sometimes it’s just plain bad (Live Oaks of Auburn, you gotta fix that. Salt….

Shrimp, Tomato, and Spinach Pasta with Garlic Butter Sauce

Can you tell I’m trying to finish up my shrimp this week? Tonight, I made a shrimp, tomato, and spinach pasta in garlic butter sauce. I sautéed the shrimp in butter, olive oil, crushed red pepper, garlic, lemon juice, and lots of salt. Once the shrimp was done, I threw the spinach and halved grape…

Quick and easy! Honey Garlic Shrimp Over Jasmine Rice with Broccoli

Yesterday, I made honey garlic shrimp over jasmine rice with broccoli with just what I had in the cabinet and fridge already. I’m definitely going to make this again, because it was surprisingly simple and did not take long. I first marinated the shrimp in soy sauce, local honey, and garlic powder and then sautéed…

Strawberry Shrimp Bacon Salad: A Triple Threat

Auburn was getting a brush of tropical storm Alberto today, so I wanted to make something lively and full of color to counter the icky skies. My favorite thing about making salads is that you can take your sweet time making them exactly how you want it. I HATE feeling rushed when I’m cooking and…

Auburn for Bees: Spring Recap

Last Wednesday, Auburn for Bees had its last event of the semester. We were invited to participate in Auburn’s Earth Day on Cater Lawn. We brought our buttons, bracelets, and stickers, as well as pollen for students to taste, a beekeeper veil to try on, and a drone petting zoo for students to hold bees!…

Bracelets for Beeducation, the kickoff of our new program and fundraiser

This past month, Auburn for Bees (For The Bees) began a new fundraising campaign for our program called “Beeducation.” Within Beeducation, we meet with Auburn city schools children and talk to them about bees, led by our very own director of education Hannah Burke–we had our first session last week! Last Wednesday in the Student…