25 Essential Dorm Room Cooking Hacks

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Cooking in college is tough, especially with all the restrictions on approved appliances in dorm rooms. Traditionally, dorm room food is confined to instant ramen, pb&js, and a side of bagged chips. Dining hall food too can be pretty much hit or miss, and if you don't have a lot of cash, eating out is tough.

This means sometimes college students have to get creative, and you'd be surprised what you can do with a microwave, a coffee pot, and an iron (yep, the same iron you use — or are supposed to use — to get the wrinkles out of your interview clothes).

Click here to see the full list of Essential Dorm Room Cooking Hacks (Slideshow)

If you don't believe me, come see for yourself Sunday July 24th at Macy's flagship store in Herald Square in New York City 3:00-5:00 pm. I'll be showing you how to make something special and give you a taste of just how great these awesome college dorm room cooking hacks are.

Macy's is celebrating heading off to college with a fun and informative special event in the home department section.  You'll have the opportunity to learn tips and tricks to master dorm life all while enjoying a live DJ, complimentary snacks and giveaways, and a photo booth. Also, customers who spend $50 of more in the home department will receive a special gift! Hope to see you there!

The Details:

Macy's College Lifestyle Event

Location: Macy's Herald Square, Home Department

Date: Sunday, July 24th

Event Time: 3:00pm – 5:00pm

Original article by Kristie Collado published in 2015 with revisions and updates by Rachael Pack, Cook Editor of the Daily Meal.