Hazelnut-Crusted Salmon

Hazelnut-Crusted Salmon

Hi Everyone! So this summer I’m taking my final courses here at school and since it’s a food and health-based program we do a lot of cooking. Today in food lab we made the most gorgeous salmon recipe and I took some pictures so I thought I’d share it on the blog. Anyway so here’s today’s story: we were in food lab and part of the meal was to make this salad that called for a jalapeño pepper. I really dislike spicy food at the best of times, but as I’m busy chopping up my green onions I look over and notice that my teammate has chopped up our pepper seeds and all. SEEDS.  Continue reading

Raspberry Honey Bread

Raspberry Honey BreadHey guys! I hope everyone had a happy Mothers’ Day (love you, Mom–it was nice to be home). I just finished up my semester so now I’ll finally have some time to do other things I enjoy. Predominantly Netflix, but hey I think I’ve earned it. After that, it’s back to classes for the rest of the summer. They asked me what size lab coat I wear so it must be super legit haha. I can pretend to be sciency with all the pre-medies.

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Maple Cookie Bark


Maple Sugar Cookie Bark

Hey guys. I’m alive. Hooray! Haha. In seriousness though, it’s been a crazy semester. I’ve officially been promoted to the ranks of second semester college senior! I know you’re probably thinking, hey wait a second, Rebecca weren’t you just a college junior like 2 weeks ago. If so then you would be correct! I’m graduating a year early. THANK YOU AP CREDITS. The registrar officially has me down as a graduating senior which means I can claim hardcore senioritis with complete legitimacy now. Let’s momentarily forget about the fact that I have a final exam and three more final papers as well as a summer program to complete before I can actually celebrate. Shh…I won’t tell my senioritis if you don’t haha.  Continue reading

Baked Tortilla Chips and Salsa

Chips and Salsa 1

I hate spicy food. I am a total wimp. Seriously, when I was a kid I couldn’t even eat peppermints because I thought they were ‘spicy’. Now that I’m older, I know that ‘strong’ is probably a better adjective, but as a kid all I could think about was the way my mouth felt after that and I was not happy. Then sometimes I would try my dad’s food at restaurants and as soon as my eyes started watering and nose started running I was done. Sometimes when Josh and I go out to eat now he’ll dare me to take a bit of whatever he ordered and then taunt me until I finally give in and try it. Isn’t it the definition of insanity to do the same thing over and over again, expecting different results? I guess I must be a huge masochist then since I always end up giving in to him and tasting some of his mouth-scorching food. He thinks it’s hilarious. Me, not so much.  Continue reading

Brown Sugar Blueberry Muffins

Brown Sugar Blueberry Muffins

I AM DONE BOSTON. I quit. I give up. I can’t handle any more of you and your stupid snow. When it takes me and my Wisconsonite fiancé (seriously they know how to handle their snow up there) an hour an a half and some borderline frostbite to dig my stupid car out of the snow that is where I draw the line. And then when I try to escape by driving home to NJ, you dump more snow on me while I’m driving. I’m BREAKING UP WITH YOU BOSTON. It’s not me. It’s definitely you. Plus you broke my windshield wiper. Jerk.  Continue reading

Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookie Pancakes

Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Pancakes

Ok let’s be honest. These pancakes are essentially dessert. Sure you can lie to yourself (I totally will) and say that they’re breakfast, but we all know that they’re not fooling anyone. Anyway since I’m snowed in, I decided that I should make dessert pancakes for lunch and eat them without any regrets. In reference to my dessertfast (sounds better than breakssert) intake, I actually have a hilarious story to share.  Continue reading

Barbecue Chicken Quesadillas

Barbecue Chicken Quesadillas

Who’s ready for Juno? Uh not me. You’d think that after three Boston winters and ten years of living on the east coast I’d be used to the winter and the snow, but it hasn’t happened yet. Josh makes fun of me since he’s from all the way up in Wisconsin so this stuff is nothing to him. Psh. Sometimes I think he just says things like that to annoy me. Anyway, so I’ve never understood why everyone goes to the market and stocks up on food like the apocalypse is coming. You know what I did? I filled my Brita pitcher and bought some granola bars. Come at me, Juno, I’m ready. Here’s to hoping my grandparents don’t read this post and have an aneurism. Seriously I remember when I was home alone during Sandy a few years back and my grandparents freaked and came over to buy me a zillion provisions. Given, Sandy was pretty awful, but I definitely didn’t need four cases of water.  Continue reading

Soft Chocolate Chip Shortbread Cookies

Chocolate Chip Shortbread


Omigosh you guys happy holidays!! I didn’t fall off the world again, although I was in backwoods Michigan for a while so that counts right? Haha only kidding, although it was quite an experience.

I hope everyone had a wonderful whatever December holiday you celebrate! I’m looking forward to the new year how about you? However, in preparation for the new year I would like to tell you another Rebecca’s College Adventures story in hopes that maybe this will be the last one and I can start being a grown up or something? Maybe? I’ll try my best!

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