Looking forward to a more open travel summer this year, I’ve been focusing on recipes for easy take-alongs. My last post MAKE AHEAD FREEZER OATMEAL COOKIES continues to be a big hit. And I expect this may be as well. When I’ve been on the road or out on the water all day, the last thing I feel like doing is cook…which gave way to this […]

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Comfort food in a jar is what F calls this. It was a rather chilly rainy time in the camper.  We had to fire up the heater to take all the humidity from the air it was so damp.  The day was spent mostly indoors….that day I made my Soldier Cookies, remember? Well, I had a little two-cup jar of Hamburger Helper mix that I […]

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CORN MUFFIN MIX – an update

Hi there folks.  I realize that I’ve been a wee bit absent lately.  I get that way sometimes, feeling my inspiration lacking but every time I start thinking about spring and what form it might take – specifically, picking up our little land trawler, RED II camper extrordinaire – I get motivated. Planning is my thing and at the moment I’m making lists of what […]

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Continuing on with simplifying my life in the kitchen/galley, I have a super fun recipe for you this week. Those who have been following along for a while, know how much I dislike commercial preparations, preferring instead to make my own whenever possible and practical. Growing up in a small farming community with a father who always preached ‘the closer to nature, the better’ and […]

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This was one of those ‘show stopper’ dinners.  Not at all a gourmet-ish type of meal, made with lowly ground beef and a simple gravy, yet somehow when we sat down to dine and took that first bite….wow!  The flavour of the gravy was amazing, the beef patties were surprisingly tender and that I had walked away four hours earlier to do other things made […]

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I’m not much for commercially prepared mixes but I do love the convenience of them. Part of my provisioning strategy is to prepare dry packets of our favourite ‘mixes’ so I can just add the liquids. Sometimes to save washing up, I even add the wet ingredients right in the bag. JIFFY CORNBREAD CLONE MIX 1 cup corn meal 1/2 cup all purpose flour 2 […]

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MSG and I don’t get along very well, so whenever I can I avoid packaged things. Taco Seasoning Mix 1 tablespoon Cornstarch 2 teaspoons Chili powder 1 teaspoon Salt 1 teaspoon Paprika 1 teaspoon Sugar 3/4 teaspoon MSG free chicken bouillon powder 1/2 teaspoon Onion powder 1/4 teaspoon Garlic powder 1/4 teaspoon Cayenne pepper 1/4 teaspoon Cumin Make 1 serving

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