College dorm life: Cooking ideas for small kitchens and first apartments

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Whether you religiously DVR the Cooking Channel or you’re simply sick and tired of so-so pizza from a box, you can turn the tiniest space into a meal-producing wonder room. Dorm life doesn’t have to mean bad takeout. Read on for how to make the most of your dorm or apartment kitchen, as well as a whole host of cooking ideas for small kitchens.

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