Stuff Nobody Tells you About Getting An Apartment.



This’ll cover the basics, such as financial expectation, rental history, what to bring for the application process, etc.

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Some other things to remember:

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Apple Crisp in a mug


I was having an apple crisp craving so my father helped me come up with a mug version!

- 1 small apple, finely chopped
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 2 tbsp oats
- 1 tbsp brown sugar
- 1 tbsp soft butter

Put apples in a mug, sprinkle with cinnamon and mix until apples are evenly coated.

In a separate bowl mix butter, brown sugar, and oats together. (I had to put my butter in the microwave for 15 seconds to soften it enough.) Add to mug.

Microwave for 2 minutes.

Stuff Nobody Tells You About Being An Adult: Food


You just moved out on your own.  You managed to get yourself some digs. Your wallet is empty and you’re hungry.  What do you do?

First off: Don’t be ashamed.  There’s nothing to be ashamed about.  Allow yourself to take advantage of these resources for as long as you need them, as often as you need them.  Remember to give back to your community as a way to be thankful.  Now, onward to the links and explanations.

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Chocolate LasagnaINGREDIENTS
1 package regular Oreo cookies (Not Double Stuff) – about 36 cookies
6 Tablespoon butter, melted
1- 8 ounce package cream cheese, softened
1/4 cup granulated sugar
2 Tablespoons cold milk
1- 12 ounce tub Cool Whip, divided
2 – 3.9 ounce packages Chocolate Instant Pudding.
3 1/4 cups cold milk
1 and 1/2 cups mini chocolate chips
Begin by crushing 36 Oreo cookies. I used my food processor for this, but you could also place them in a large ziplock bag and crush them with a rolling pin. When the Oreos have turned into fine crumbs, you are done.
Transfer the Oreo crumbs to a large bowl. Stir in 6 tablespoons melted butter and use a fork to incorporate the butter into the cookie crumbs. When the butter is distributed, transfer the mixture to a 9 x 13 inch baking dish. Press the crumbs into the bottom of the pan. Place the pan in the refrigerator while you work on the additional layers.
Mix the cream cheese with a mixer until light and fluffy. Add in 2 Tablespoons of milk, and sugar, and mix well. Stir in 1 and 1/4 cups Cool Whip. Spread this mixture over the crust.
In a bowl, combine chocolate instant pudding with 3 and 1/4 cups cold milk. Whisk for several minutes until the pudding starts to thicken. Use a spatula to spread the mixture over the previous cream cheese layer. Allow the dessert to rest for about 5 minutes so that the pudding can firm up further.
Spread the remaining Cool Whip over the top. Sprinkle mini chocolate chips evenly over the top. Place in the freezer for 1 hour, or the refrigerator for 4 hours before serving.

I have seen heaven and it is a beautiful place




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Smoked Paprika Red Potatoes and Egg Bake

Meat of your choosing - can be chicken, pork, beef, shrimp, or opt out for vegetarian.  If you do go veg, I would suggest adding edimame rather than tofu if you want to add a protein.  Be wary of too many soy products in your diet.
Onion of your choosing - can be a small bunch of greens, or either white or purple (or even sweet!).  Use as much onion as you like.
The smallest possible bag of coleslaw mix in your produce section.  Most of these coleslaw mixes include cabbage and carrot, but if you can get the ones that include broccoli then do!  The extra nutritional value is awesome.
Prepackaged yakisoba noodles.  You can find these in the same place you would typically find tofu in your grocery store.  They sometimes come with or without a seasoning packet.  If you get one with a seasoning packet, great!  All you need to do is add water and it’s all ready to go.  If you don’t get one with a seasoning packet, you can make your own seasoning sauce using 1 tablespoon each white wine (preferably sake; Japanese rice wine), ketchup, oyster sauce, and mirin (sweet cooking rice wine, found in the Asian section at your stores) added to 1.5 tblsp rice vinegar, 2 tblsp Worcestershire sauce, and 1/4 cup soy sauce.  Or, if you’re extra lazy, just mix teriyaki sauce, soy sauce, and Worcestershire sauce to your taste in a little bowl.
Any additional condiments you like.  Japanese mayo, bonito flake, pickled ginger, nori seaweed, chili sauce, whichever.  I like mine with a little bit of mayo, sriracha sauce, and toasted sesame seeds.
Optional additional ingredients.  This is a very simple recipe, but you can add just about anything to your yakisoba.  Just make sure everything is cut into bite-sized pieces, preferably on the diagonal so they get as much surface time with the skillet as possible.
Chop your onion in half and then slice.  By the end you should get thin half-rings of onion.  If using green onion, slice thin and add to coleslaw mix for later.
Chop your meat into bite-sized pieces.  If using pork or beef, try to slice it thin and on the diagonal.  You can get it pretty thin if you partially-freeze it first.
Turn your stove up as high as you can get it.  Add a glug of oil — sesame works best, for flavor.  Add meat, onion, then sprinkle with salt and pepper.  Stir fry with garlic if you have some  (fresh, paste, powder, whichever), then set aside.
Add a little more oil, then add your noodles.  Once they are lightly browned on one side, flip them over.  Add a couple tablespoons of water or wine to steam them slightly.
Push the noodles over to the side of your skillet, add a little more oil, then add your slaw mix and optional ingredients.  Stir fry until they begin to color, then mix noodles and veg.
Toss in your meat and onion, mix again, let it cook undisturbed for a few moments, then mix.  Repeat 2-3 times.
Add water to sauce in a small bowl, then add to your skillet full of delicious food.  Toss to incorporate.
Turn off the burner and serve piping hot.
Add condiments if desired.  Then put it in your mouth.
Make this noise: OMNOMNOMNOM.

2 tablespoons butter or margarine
2 tablespoons real maple syrup
1/4 cup packed brown sugar
1/4 teaspoon ground red pepper (cayenne)
6 slices bacon, crisply cooked, crumbled
2 cans (8 oz each) Pillsbury® refrigerated crescent dinner rolls or 2 cans (8 oz each) Pillsbury® Crescent Recipe Creations® refrigerated seamless dough sheet

Heat oven to 350°F. Spray 8x4-inch loaf pan with cooking spray.
In medium microwavable bowl, microwave butter and syrup uncovered on High 30 to 45 seconds or until hot. Stir in brown sugar and red pepper until dissolved. Stir in bacon. Evenly spoon mixture into pan.
Unroll each can of dough into 1 large rectangle; if using crescent roll dough, press perforations to seal. Cut each rectangle into 8 rows by 3 rows, to make 24 pieces per rectangle (48 pieces of dough total). Roll each piece of dough into a ball. Arrange balls over butter mixture in pan.
Bake 30 to 35 minutes or until golden brown. Cool in pan 5 minutes. Place heatproof serving plate over pan; carefully turn plate and pan over. Remove pan. Serve warm.

Potstickers are dumplings that are pan-fried on one side and steamed on the other. The dumpling dough is traditionally made from flour and hot water, but this recipe uses an egg and arrowroot powder mixture to create the wrapper. These make great appetizers, but I also like to make them for dinner and serve them with some steamed vegetables. Cooking the dumpling mixture takes a little practice. You want to have a thin pancake shaped dumpling, and you only want to cook them for a few seconds on each side, just long enough for them to retain their shape but not so long that they lose their stickiness. The folding of the dumpling takes a little practice as well. I have tried many methods of folding these dumplings. Sometimes the traditional way works (using your fingers to create multiple folds along the top), or using a dumpling press, but I find that pressing around the edges with a fork is a simple method that anyone can do. The key is to fold the dumpling right away after taking it out of the pan (when the dumpling dough is still tacky). This recipe takes time to prepare and cook, but it is worth it if you are craving dumplings!
Click here for the recipe. Takes about 1:45 to prepare, 30 minutes to cook.

California Grilled Chicken Avocado and Mango Salad
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This is bacon-mac and cheese pie. Here’s the recipe for when you’re done drooling.