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Camping Cuisine – S’mores!

No camping trip is complete without making s’mores. They are a huge hit with everyone and the kids love them. My husband is a pro marshmallow roaster so he is always put to work. The key to a good...

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Camping Cuisine – Pastrami and Swiss on Rye

I wanted to make something healthy yet hearty for lunch so I decided on Pastrami sandwiches on rye bread with Swiss cheese and tomato slices. I served it with hummus, crackers, carrots and left over pasta salad. It was...

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Camping Cuisine – Breakfast Sandwiches

One of the best things about camping is drinking your morning coffee around the campfire and eating a tasty breakfast. I always seem to have a huge appetite while camping, maybe it’s the fresh air, or all the activities...

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Camping Cuisine – Flank Steak with Caramelized Onions and Mushrooms alongside Asparagus and Tomatoes

Another great camping meal is flank steak and fresh vegetables. Steak is really easy to prepare ahead of time. I marinate the meat in a gallon size zip lock bag, it’s easy to store in the cooler and the...

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Camping Cuisine – Pasta Salad

We headed to the mountains this past weekend and spent four wonderful (rain free) days camping with our friends. I have gone camping my entire life and enjoy it immensely. I love everything about it… coming up with delicious...

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Chicken with Biscuits

I was craving something comforting and tasty so I started looking through my cookbooks for inspiration. I saw a recipe for a chicken pot pie but decided to change it a bit. This was a really great dinner and...

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Simply Roasted Tomatoes

We are big tomato fans in my house and I use them all the time in pasta, salads and sauces. I also love to roast them with different toppings to make the perfect side dish. This recipe is simple…...

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Orecchiette with Broccoli, Mushrooms and Roasted Garlic in a Light Lemon Butter Sauce

I was in the mood for a light and tasty vegetarian pasta dish for dinner. I decided to roast some garlic, caramelize a bit of onion and toast a few pine nuts to go with the steamed broccoli and...

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Chocolate Chip and Walnut Blondies

We had friends over for dinner and my daughter and I wanted to make a special dessert. Of course my (chocoholic) daughter wanted something with chocolate chips so we decided on blondies. These are very simple to make and...

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Tomato and Fresh Basil Crostini with Feta and Roasted Garlic Cheese Spread

This is a delightful appetizer that is easy to make and tastes so delicious. I use my wonderful neighbor Cheryl’s recipe for Roasted Garlic and Feta Dip (click here for link) and change it just a bit. The sliced...