So long... But, just for a little while

I was in the middle of writing a post about these amazing little vegan treats I created, but I had a moment of realization about this here bloggy. In the past six months-ish, I've been putting this blog on the back burner to focus on more pressing academic and personal things. Truly, it's been difficult to post consistently because I'm not really doing any substantial cooking/baking.

Now, I'm about to head into a grueling week and a half of preparing/writing/studying/reading for finals, and then about 2 more months of intense studying for the most important exam of my undergraduate career. And I don't mean that in my usual joking candor.

That being said, I'm going to take a break from Cooking College Chick until February. It will give me a chance to focus on my studying and academic work.

And when I come back in February, I plan on blowing your mind with many tasty recipes, sweet treats, and even some surprises!

Thank you for faithfully reading Cooking College Chick, and I hope to see you again when I return in February. In the meantime, I'm going to highlight my favorite recipes of 2012!

Feel free to also check out my Recipe Archive, which lists nearly two years of recipes just in case there aren't enough here to fill your stomach and warm your soul ;)


Quinoa and White Bean Burgers

Moroccan Sweet Potato and Chickpea Tagine (v/gf)


Roasted Butternut Squash Soup (v/gf)

White Chocolate Espresso Cookies

Pesto Stuffed Chicken

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cheesecake Bars

Creamy Chicken and Rice with Mushrooms

Soft and Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies


Chocolate and Peanut Butter Brownie Crunch Bars

Roasted Pesto Vegetables and Quinoa

Baked Sweet Potato Falafel (v)

Gooey Cookies and Cream Bars


Armenian Nutmeg Cake

Creamy Orange Bars

Peanut Butter Pretzel Granola Bars with Chocolate Chips

Charoset (v/gf)

Cabbage Salad with Sesame-Ginger Vinaigrette, Roasted Almonds, and Cara Cara Oranges (v/gf)


Whole Wheat Challah Bread

Fudgy Chocolate Brownies with Peanut Butter Cups

Chocolate Cheesecake Truffles (gf)

Caramelized Mushroom and Vegetable Pot Pie with Parmesan Biscuits



Vegan Chocolate Mousse Pie (v/gf)

Old-Fashioned Gooey Butter Cake

Warm Apple Cinnamon Coffee Cake


Pita Bread (v)

Ice-Box Key Lime Pie

Mole-Style Red Beans and Cilantro-Green Chile Quinoa (v/gf)


Peanut Butter Sandwich Cookies

Caraway-Rye Corn Muffins



Maple Fluffernutter Bars

Homemade Pizza with Pumpkin Crust

Garlic Knots (v)

Super Chunky Granola (v/gf)

Triple Chocolate Oreo Brownies

Chickpea and Avocado Spread (v/gf)


Crock Pot Applesauce (v/gf)

Chocolate-Chocolate Breakfast Bread

Refried Bean and Portobello Mushroom Quesadilla (v/gf)

Thousand Seed Fig and Banana Muffins


Spiced Pumpkin Maple Beer Bread

Mini Pumpkin Cheesecakes with Gingersnap Crust, White Chocolate Cookie Dough, and Chocolate Ganache

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