On days when I need a quick and filling meal or I feel homesick and need something reminiscent of home, this fried rice comes in handy.
Though it’s often considered the most important meal of the day, breakfast can be a toss-up when you’re a college student. With places to be and sleep to catch up on, breakfast is sometimes—let’s be honest, usually—a no-go.
My fellow Heights editors changed my life more than they probably recognize. So, I wanted to craft a cocktail that would serve as a toast to each and every one of them.
Though this bread is delicious, the story behind it is why my family and I hold it so close to our hearts—the recipe has been passed down through five generations of women on my mom’s side of the family. Whenever I make this bread, I think of my beautiful nana who passed away. It reminds me that no matter where I am, she is still with me.
A few nights ago, I invited a few of my fellow Heights editors over for dinner to taste test the recipe to make sure it was good enough for my Homemade on The Heights segment. I am proud to say that it was a smash hit. With its creamy, cheesy sauce, this pasta recipe is perfect for any dinner party or college student looking for an easy, delicious meal.
For my family, this recipe’s simple ingredients and easy preparation make this dish the go-to dinner when nothing else is planned. The ear-shaped pasta combined with the earthy broccoli, the sharp olive oil, and sausage flavors create a burst of flavor in each bite.
In my version of the French 75—or as I call it, the Fraise 75—I decided to incorporate a sweet strawberry flavor. I used Beefeater Pink Strawberry Gin and macerated strawberries to add this spin that will leave you craving another sip. I think this cocktail is best served in a champagne flute, but feel free to modify the recipe to any style glass you like.