We have all been in the situation where it is late at night, and we look in our cupboards only to find that there nothing but miscellaneous items, so of course we’re going to mix them together to fulfill our midnight hunger.

As a semi-broke college student, I often find myself having to be resourceful in what I make in the kitchen, or I just have a weird craving where I mix together everything I want. Although the combinations I come up with sound weird and unconventional, they end up being strangely appetizing. Here are some of my most favorite “Food Hacks.”

WARNING: The following may make you question everything you thought you knew about food, but trust me your taste buds will thank you.


Dill Pickles and Peanut Butter:

This is hands down one of my favorite combinations of food I have ever tried. When I was first introduced to this idea last year in my freshmen dorm hall I was a bit hesitant, but with the persistence of my friends I broke down and tried it. I was pleasantly surprised! There is something about the tanginess of the dill pickle and the sweet nutty flavor of the peanut butter that makes you want more and more.

Chips and Ketchup:

I like to call this the poor man’s french fries because that is exactly what it tastes like. If you take a plain potato chip and just dip it in ketchup, you definitely won’t be able to have just one.


Ramen Noodles, Soy Sauce and… wait for it, Cinnamon:

After basically living on ramen, I of course got sick and tired of the same flavor over and over again. So, I decided to just start mixing in whatever I had available in my cabinet until I finally perfected my recipe. First you have to make sure that it is beef ramen then you add a generous amount of soy sauce, a couple dashes of cinnamon, nuke in the microwave and voila! You’ll have an interesting twist on a college staple.


            Bacon and Eggs with Syrup:

I have been doing this since as long as I could remember. I like anything that is salty and sweet and let’s face it, anything is delicious with bacon! With the scrambled eggs addition you have what I like to call a “balanced breakfast.”


These are just a few of the “weird” things that I like to mix together, and I definitely recommend that you try some of them. If you have some “Food Hacks” of your own, comment below.


Cailley Breckinridge is sophomore Telecommunications Major. This is her second semester writing for BUNow and she is currently the On-Campus Editor.