Chef Elle’s Dorm Room Recipes

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In just a few short weeks, moms and dads will fight back tears as they wave good-bye to college bound students.

One less thing to worry about is what they’ll eat. Chef Elle returns with two recipes: one to start the day, and another for late-night studying.

Give both a try. They’re delicious and as always, she’s kept it fresh and easy. good food

Allie’s Oatmeal (courtesy of Chef Elle’s Mom)

1 2/3 c milk

3 T maple syrup

1/4 t nutmeg

1/4 t cinnamon

3/4 t sea salt

2 c oats

1 c apples (chopped)

1/4 c dates (chopped)


medium bowl, medium pot, measuring cups, measuring spoons, sharp knife, mixing spoon

Old School Translations

T = tablespoon; t = teaspoon; c = cup


Add milk, maple syrup, nutmeg, cinnamon, sea salt and vanilla to a heavy, medium saucepan and allow to boil. Add oats and stir over medium-high heat until oats are softened and very thick, about 5 minutes.

Reduce heat to low. Stir in chopped apples and dates. Cook for an additional 5 minutes and remove from stove.

(yields approximately 4 servings) Store unused portion in the refrigerator to be consumed later. If planning ahead, simply double or triple the ingredients and store in the refrigerator or freezer in an airtight container.


Homemade Pizza Rolls (courtesy of Chef Elle's Mom)

20 large wonton wrappers

20 pepperoni slices

10 T shredded mozzarella cheese

10 T marinara sauce

vegetable oil

Food Glue

3 T all-purpose flour

1/2 c water


heavy wide pot, measuring cups, measuring spoons, small bowl, slotted spoon, spoon, paper towels

Old School Translations

T = tablespoon; t = teaspoon; c = cup


Place flour and water in a small bowl. Stir until it becomes a smooth paste.

Stack 2 wonton wrappers on work surface. Brush all four sides with food glue. Place 1 tablespoon cheese in the center. Layer one tablespoon of marinara sauce and two pepperoni slices.

Fold each vertical side to the center, making sure they do not overlap. Fold the bottom wonton wrapper end to the center. Brush the top with food glue. Roll wonton wrapper closed. Set aside, seam side down. *See video tutorial.

Using a heavy-wide pot, heat 1 inch cooking oil to 350º F. Gently place 3-4 pizza rolls in oil and cook for 3 minutes or until brown.

Remove with a slotted spoon and transfer to a paper lined platter. Serve with additional marinara sauce for dipping.

(yields 10) To accommodate a larger crowd, simply double or triple ingredients.

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Easy Solutions: Allie's Oatmeal: Dates and apples can be replaced with fresh peaches or even apricots. Pizza Rolls: Sautee mushrooms, bell peppers and onions to offer vegetarian options. And for quality assurance and optimal results, Chef Elle suggests following the recipes as written and using products mentioned.

Live At 9 cooking segment is sponsored by Double Door Marketing and Whole Foods Market.

© 2014 Elle Green  All Rights Reserved. Chef Elle appears courtesy of Simple Conceptions. Recipes developed by Elle Green’s Mom. Credits: Food Styling: Chef Elle; Photography: Hillary Rosenberg; Copywriting: Hillary Rosenberg; Home Cook Recipe Testers: Hillary Rosenberg, Alice Maloney, Hillary Maloney, Sister Eddie Mae and Glenda Byars