Archive for make ahead

How to Make Dinner in Minutes

Start With a Slow Cooker

Red slow cooker

We are all busy with jobs, running the kids to events and practices, volunteering and maintaining a home. Everyone needs a “go to” weeknight meal that is fast, easy and inexpensive.

Getting a meal on the table is always easy when I use my slow cooker. I just get the seasonings together, chop any vegetables and store in containers the night before. Then toss them into the slow cooker the next morning and I’m off to work.

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Coconut Oil Uses

Coconut Oil Uses

coconut oil and fresh coconuts

I am sure you know about, heard about or read an article about coconut oil. The first time I purchased a jar I was surprised to see it was hard! This was not the “oil” I was thinking of for cooking.

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Make Your Own Stock

Make Your Own Stock

Cooking mushroom soup. Pouring and mixing vegetal broth

Cooking mushroom soup. Pouring and mixing vegetal broth

How often have you found a great looking recipe to find that you can use “stock”, “broth” or water? I found that using stock or broth makes the dish better tasting and appealing.

Buying canned or cartons of broth is not too expensive, but why buy it when you can make it? It is really easy and you can do other things while it is “cooking” on the stove; (stay in the house and check on it for safety reasons).

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Campfire Baking

Cooking over a campfire can be fun and easy.  Here are two recipes for bread your whole family will enjoy.  They will save you time and are delicious.

Skillet BreadCorn Bread in Cast Iron pan

Make 8 slices

If you are like me, I use my Cast Iron pans at home and when camping. Here you just need your skillet.

I prepare the bread dough at home so I have more time for sun and fun.

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Easy Camping Recipes

I love camping and the smell of a campfire. Here are some of my favorite, collected recipes to keep your family happy and satisfied.

Breakfast Burritosbreakfast burrito

I found these to be very easy to make at home and pack for the weekend. You can make completely ahead of time, or cook ingredients and put burritos together that morning. This feeds 4 hungry campers. Recipes doubles well.

 

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Soups to Warm You

Nothing warms the body better than warm comfort food. The coldcream of broccoli cheese soup weather makes this the perfect time to cook up a pot of soup. Whether you enjoy winter outside sports or prefer to stay in and grab a magazine and sit by the fire, soup makes a great meal.

 

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