Cheesy Spinach Artichoke Dip

I don’t know about you, but cooking is my favorite way to procrastinate. I made FOUR different kinds of pizza yesterday to distract myself from finishing my medical school applications. Okay… I also made four different kinds of pizza because I just couldn’t decide what toppings I wanted. Pesto sauce or tomato sauce, Canadian bacon or chicken, pineapple or artichoke. Sooo I just made different combinations of them all. Problem solved. Don’t worry, I shared my creations with the fam bam.

Today’s distraction features artichoke, spinach, cheese, crackers, and reruns of Laguna Beach and Gilmore Girls. Ahhh summer, I adore you.

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Brown Rice Pudding

Most of us take away invaluable lessons and memories from our college experiences. Outstanding professors, awesome adventures, night-long parties; indeed, higher education provides us with a variety of important times…

…like the introduction of rice pudding. And Warm Cookie Night (boy, did I love Tuesdays).

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Pumpkin Muffins with Millet and Chocolate Chips

This recipe adventure is actually an older one from the fall (hense the pumpkin, although who would really turn that down just because it’s summer?). I remember the day well: it began with an uncomfortably early rugby game, full of tight shorts, sweat and bruises the size of your mom (the sidelines are a tough place); then, I spent a few hours trying to coax my pilot light into wondrous flames (for, approximately, the eighth time); later, when I was filled with a need to recover from this strenuous day, I threw together these spectacular little hot cakes (correction, muffins) and shared them with fellow Writing Center nerd-friends over a semi-clean game of Scrabble.

Don’t feel bad if your life is less invigorating; mine is not meant to be a commonly traveled road. Pumpkin muffins, however, are on the path for all!

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