Just a little teaser for tomorrow’s post… chocolate truffle brownies, cooling on the stove:

Full menu for tonight:

Oven-baked baby back ribs (recipe to follow)
Fresh garden salad (no recipe, just fresh greens from the local market)
Chocolate truffle brownies (recipe found here)

More details tomorrow, after my dinner guest and I have sampled the feast.


“Hey, you should start a blog…”

So I did.

Hello, world! Welcome to “Cooks With Class”, yet another one of the myriad of cooking blogs out there. Hopefully though, mine fills a niche. The goal of this little venture of mine is to cater to the demographic that people assume to be least likely to do their own cooking: college students.

I’m an undergrad at UC Santa Cruz, and I know how tough it can be to find the time and money to cook healthy, delicious meals for you and your friends. Food is a big part of my family’s culture, and it’s always been a central theme in my life.

Anyway, a little about me. Hi, I’m Ryn!

Go Slugs!

As I mentioned, I’m an undergrad at UC Santa Cruz (Kresge college, for any other Slugs out there). I’m double majoring in Linguistics and Computer Science, so believe me when I say I understand the challenge of finding time to cook!

Also, I’m a bit of a geek (okay, a lot of a geek), so expect the appropriate geeky references to pop up from time to time. Also featured here will probably be my gaming group, who meets at my apartment once a week. I usually feed them dinner– the catch is they get subjected to my culinary experiments. I’m hoping that I can make a weekly feature out of ’em.

Well, that’s about it. Welcome to Cooks With Class: Saving college students from malnutrition, one meal at a time!