Quick Pickled Red Onions

January 25, 2013 | 0 Comments

These tangy pickled onions are super easy to make and keep for up to a week in the fridge or a couple of days in a cooler. If you don’t like bitting into a stray (Read More)

Poblano, Corn, and Black Bean Soup

January 24, 2013 | 0 Comments

This is a great stick-to-your-ribs kind of soup because the cornmeal gives it the thick consistency of porridge. It’s a meal in itself when served with soft corn tortillas and sliced avocado on the side. (Read More)

Picnic Pico

December 4, 2012 | 0 Comments

Think of pico de gallo as a super-simple relish. You can use it anywhere you’d use salsa, only since it’s chunky and uncooked, it delivers a salad-like freshness to whatever it touches. A word about (Read More)

Chocolate-Molasses Crinkles

August 2, 2012 | 0 Comments

Recipe adapted from “SomethingWarm from the Oven” by Eileen Goudge (Harper Collins) This recipe is from my friend, novelist Eileen Goudge, one of the best bakers I’ve ever met. There were many perks working with (Read More)

Easy Roasted Garlic

July 25, 2012 | 0 Comments

Freshly roasted garlic is an instant flavor enhancer to campfire meals. Roasting brings out all of the sweetness and isn’t as pungent as raw garlic. Add it to pasta dishes, use it as a topping (Read More)

Crunchy Potato Chip Cookies

July 24, 2012 | 0 Comments

Salty and sweet—it doesn’t get any better than that. There are no eggs in this recipe, so they’re almost as dense as shortbread. The cookies can be stored in an airtight container for up to (Read More)

Negronis A-Go-Go

July 10, 2012 | 0 Comments

If you’re planning a little alfresco antipasto spread (you know, sliced salami and ham, olives, cheese, pickled peppers, maybe even some Bonfire Bruschetta), this is the cocktail. Nota bene: Negronis are molto forte. If you (Read More)

Great Outdoors Granola

June 28, 2012 | 0 Comments

Whole grains, nuts, and a hit of sugar give you plenty of fuel for a day of outdoor exploring. Sure, you can buy a bag or box of granola. But once you try making your (Read More)

Summer Couscous

May 10, 2012 | 0 Comments

Couscous is one of the easiest things to make while you’re camping, and all those carbs will leave you feeling nice and full. All you need to do is add boiling water with a dash (Read More)

Potato Salad with Anchovies

May 10, 2012 | 0 Comments

Anchovies tend to be divisive—people either adore them or run a mile at the thought. For those of us in the former camp (of which I am a proud, card-carrying member), this simple potato salad (Read More)