Hummus with Fiery Chili Oil

August 16, 2013 | 0 Comments

I don’t think we’ve ever gone camping without hummus, it’s our go-to snack for day hiking or to nibble on while the campfire gets going before dinner. It’s so easy to make fresh homemade hummus (Read More)


August 12, 2013 | 0 Comments

The secret to our version of this rich, creamy Greek spread is adding lots of crumbled feta. A stand mixer helps soften and disperse the feta, but if you don’t have a mixer, you can (Read More)

Homemade Pickled Vegetables

July 14, 2013 | 0 Comments

You don’t need to be a chemist to make your own pickled vegetables. This marinated mix (based on Italian giardiniera) is about as tough to put together a salad. And they will stay crisp through your (Read More)

Pepitas and Peanuts Mix

June 20, 2013 | 0 Comments

After a long day hiking, fishing, or swinging in a hammock, you need to recharge before lighting a fire and jumping on dinner. One of our favorite campsite snacks are these salty-spicy-sweet pumpkin seeds. But (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)

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)

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)