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... snacks on the trail - imaginechildhood.com

... snacks on the trail - imaginechildhood.com
Sometimes having everything neatly wrapped up all in one place can be a great thing... especially when you have a 50lb bag on your back or just a couple of unhappy campers... ... that's why we can't live without these... ... wonderful chewy energy packed homemade cherry-coconut-almond (with a hint of lime) trail mix bars. ... simple and fun to bake (especially with kids!)... ... they'll make sure you and your band of merry explorers will never have to turn back early. Chewy Cherry-Coconut-Almond Trail Mix Bars: 2 Cups Rolled Oats 1/2 Cup Flour 1 Tsp. 1/2 Cup Brown Sugar 1/3 Cup Melted Butter 1/4 Cup Maple Syrup 1 Cup Sliced Almonds 1 Cup Dried Cherries 1/2 Cup Coconut Flakes plus some for topping (Sweetened or Non-Sweetened) A Dash of Lime Zest. Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Drizzle the butter/syrup mixture over the dry ingredients and toss with a fork until well incorporated. Bake at 325 for 10 to 15min or until golden brown. Let cool completely and cut into rectangles. Happy Trekking!

Correcting The Worlds Wrongs With Campfire&Bananas - Home - Burgh Baby "What are you doing?" my husband asked. He was staring at me as if I had eighteen heads, each with 20 piercings and Mike Tyson-esque tattoos. "Making Campfire Bananas," I said. In my head, his question was quite possibly the dumbest one I had ever heard him ask. "What are those?" ::blink::blink::blink:: ::blinkblinkblinkblinkblink:: "Are you serious?" "Yeah, what are they?" "You are a victim of child abuse," I told him in a bewildered tone. I turned to Twitter to report this crime against humanity. My memories of Campfire Bananas are wrapped in Girl Scout camp and fires by the lake and all sorts of . . . . hell, who really cares? Anyway, let me share with you how joy can be packaged in a banana peel. Campfire Bananas You'll need some bananas, chocolate chips, marshmallows, and I am a fan of throwing some peanut butter into the mix as well. Peel one strip from the banana and then cut a groove in the banana, kind of like how the Sandwich Artists at Subway used to cut the bread "boat style."

I'm Just Mad About Peach-and-Plum Saffron Almond Cake Hey there, Monday. Back so soon? I've got so many stories I'm dying to tell you. Like about this hysterically good dinner I had at the Fatty Crab on the UWS on Friday night. Awesome weekend, for sure, but I am SO tired. You start with peaches and sugar plums. These you'll grab and slice thickly (no baby slices allowed), and arrange all haphazardly into an absolutely heavenly batter. Picture a moist cake with ground almonds, a big shower of lemon zest, and (this is where it gets good)...saffron. Don't forget to wake up the saffron by simmering it in a little saucer of milk first. It will come out of the oven all sunshine yellow with fruit studding the cake like circle of stained glass. I was so in love with this cake by the time it came out of my oven that I practically kept it in my lap while it cooled, leaning down every few minutes just to inhale. I can't wait until you try this. *****Did you enjoy this post?

Culinary Thymes - Easy Recipes For Stylish Entertaining Make Your Own Ketchup, Mustard, Mayo … Why spend a lot of money this summer on condiments from the grocery store that are, in most cases, loaded with corn syrup, artificial flavors, and preservatives? It’s easy to make your own ketchup, mustard, mayonnaise, and more right at home with ingredients you probably already have. Here are a few simple recipes for these favorite summer cookout staples: Homemade Ketchup Ingredients: 1 (28-oz) can whole tomatoes in purée 1 medium onion, chopped 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 tablespoon tomato paste 2/3 cup packed dark brown sugar 1/2 cup cider vinegar 1/2 teaspoon salt Directions: Blend tomatoes and purée from the can in a blender until smooth. Homemade Mustard Ingredients: 1/2 cup dry mustard 1/2 cup cider vinegar 1/2 cup water 2 egg yolks 1 cup sugar 3 teaspoons cornstarch Directions: Dissolve mustard in vinegar. Directions: In a small bowl, beat together egg yolks, salt, mustard, sugar, pepper, and 1 teaspoon lemon juice, until very thick and pale yellow.

Dutch Oven Recipes Here it is - my dutch oven cook book with all the dutch oven recipes I could find. Everything from chicken recipes to dessert recipes for you to have a go at on your next camping trip. Dutch ovens let you get away with easy cooking so give these a try. I'd love to hear back from you on your results or if you have questions about any of these dutch oven recipes. I'm always looking for more to add, so drop me a recipe if you have one to share. For help with dutch oven temperatures and coal placement, see my Heat Settings page. If you want to cook a hearty chicken dinner or an easy dessert in your dutch oven, these recipes will help you create great food for your friends.

Nutella Cinnamon Rolls May 10, 2011 | Print | E-mail | Filed under bread, nutella There are some days that I just lose my appetite. It might be because of my mood, or that nothing sounds good, or that I’m in a food rut again and need to spice things up a bit. When my appetite comes back though, what I’m inevitably craving is some sort of comfort food. Yesterday happened to be one of those days, and by the end of the day all I could think about was a warm cinnamon roll fresh from the oven. Fortunately, over the weekend I whipped up a batch of my go-to recipe…only this time, I halved the recipe so that I’d only get 3 pans of rolls instead of 6. 2 cups whole milk1/2 cup vegetable oil1/2 cup sugar2 1/4 tsp active dry yeast5 1/2 cups flour, divided1/2 tsp baking powder1/2 tsp baking soda1/2 tsp salt1 stick butter1/2 cup nutellaCinnamon For the glaze (for three 8″ pans of rolls): 3 cups powdered sugar6 Tbsp milk In a large pot, whisk together the milk, vegetable oil, and sugar. Spray three 8? Leave a Reply

Crispy Potato Roast Recipe Hey Guys! So…it’s still really hot out…wtf! I’m totally ready for fall…forget this, “I just don’t want summer to end” BS…I’m OVER IT! Okay, I apologize for being aggressive right there, but man does this weather make me grumpy. There are a few things that get my mood up during weather like this: 1) My Dog (always) 2) Frequent Fro-Yo and Hawaiian Ice trips with the boyfriend 3) This Roasted Onion Dip. Remember when you were a kid and sleepovers were still the best thing ever? If you are willing to brave a hot kitchen for about an hour (woof, I know), this dip is totally worth it and a delicious treat to help keep you cool (once you’re sitting and enjoying it) and leave you feeling guilt-less afterwards! xx Jenny Roasted Onion Dip Serves 5 to 6 Ingredients: 2 large sweet onions, quartered 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil 2 tablespoons unsalted butter 1 yellow onion, thinly sliced 1 tablespoon light brown sugar 3 garlic cloves, minced 1 cup nonfat Greek yogurt 1/2 cup sour cream 1/2 teaspoon cumin

Pastry Affair - Home 15-Minute Camping Meals | family camping One of the things I really like about family camping is cooking. I don’t get to cook many meals during the week, so when we are camping, I like to make up for that by getting creative with our camping meals. Getting creative doesn’t mean spending a lot of time on meal preparation, though. Here are some great camping recipes that don’t take a lot of time to prepare. Fish Tacos Fish tacos (photo by Tammy Camp on Flickr) Usually, when you think of fish tacos, you think fried fish. 1 bag shredded cabbage 1 bag corn tortillas 1 lbs. of any firm fish Top with your favorite salsa or spicy tartar sauce Bonus tip: Squeeze a fresh lime over the cabbage and add an avocado slice, or two. Pizza Grilling pizzas on one of our camping trips, this summer I have talked about pizza before, because it’s one of our favorite camping meals and it’s really easy to make. Pizza crust, such as Boboli Tomato sauce Sliced pepperoni Favorite veggies, sliced at home and packed in a resealable bag BBQ Chicken Fajitas See also…

The yummiest French toast recipe… and it’s vegan! Animal-friendly French toast with maple syrup One of my favorite breakfast foods is French toast. Traditionally made by dipping slices of thick bread into a beaten egg and dairy mixture to coat, then frying the bread in a pan or griddle slathered in butter or oil, French toast is one of those dishes that you don’t have to “give up” when choosing to eat a meatless or vegetarian diet. In fact, even those following a strict plant-based or vegan diet can devour an awesome plate of French toast that is… dare I say… even better than the dairy/egg version. I make this claim because *I* think the recipe below is awesome and my meat-eating hubby called this recipe “the best French toast” he’s ever tasted. Do you have a favorite plant-based French toast recipe? The Yummiest French Toast !

No-Bake Chewy Cookies and Cream Bars Oh how I love a treat that can be whipped up in about 15 minutes. My boys and their buddies couldn’t get enough of these Chewy Oreo Bars we had as an after school snack this week. Sometimes my spontaneous recipe creations turn out to be the most fun, lol! Yes you use an entire package of Oreo Cookies, but what you get in return is a marshmallow-y Oreo treat that is worth every bite Surprise the kids (and yourself) with this one, they’ll be all smiles, Enjoy! 3 whole ingredients. Break out your Cookies! Place them all in the food processor or blender and mix until ground. Like so. Melt the butter and marshmallows into a large bowl until puffed. You’ll get a little something like this Working quickly, pour in your ground cookies. Mix, mix and mix You’ll get a gooey mess….that’s delish! Transfer to an 8×8 inch baking pan and let set for about 10 minutes. Cut into squares and indulge No-Bake Chewy Cookies and Cream Bars One 16 oz package of Oreo 5 cups Large Marshmallows 4 tablespoons butter 1.

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