Lemonade Party Cake

A tasty, tart summertime cake for the barbeque, recipe courtesy of Betty Crocker.  When I make this again, I think I’ll double the amount of lemonade concentrate and powdered sugar that gets poured over the cake as I wanted more of that flavor and texture when eating it. 1 package lemon cake mix (plus ingredients … Continue reading

Pizza Pasta Salad #2

Bob’s sister Mary and her family are here visiting and we’re having a big barbeque tonight so I thought I’d try out this pasta salad recipe from “All You” magazine on them.  It looks and smells delicious! salt and pepper 1 pound short pasta such as bow ties, shells or penne (I used rotini) 1/4 … Continue reading

Sweet and Sour Chicken

On the last night of camp, we had this for dinner with rice.  I’ll try to record the recipe here but mostly I just kind of felt and tasted my way through this one.  The original recipe came from Bob’s Aunt Nancy (I think!). chicken breasts or thighs (for dinner at camp I used 2 … Continue reading

Easy Baked Beans

We had hamburgers and hot dogs for dinner one night so I adapted this recipe a bit for camping and made it to go along with the burgers and dogs, not sure where the original recipe came from. 2 (16 oz) cans baked beans, drained and rinsed well and carefully 1/4 cup chopped green bell … Continue reading

Campfire Cupcakes

Every night up at camp we had a bedtime treat and one night we made these, they are awesome!  Found this idea online in a couple of different ways so I just modified it to make it easy. 6 oranges box of muffin mix (I used Betty Crocker chocolate chip) plus ingredients needed to make … Continue reading

Chicken Salad with Walnuts and Grapes

We had this for lunch one day on croissants.  I made one batch with the nuts and grapes and one batch without to accommodate everyone’s taste buds!  Found this recipe online somewhere. 2 cups diced chicken (I used a can of Costco chicken) 1/3 – 1/2 cup mayonnaise 2 tablespoons sour cream 1 cup seedless … Continue reading

Pizza in a Pot

So I’ve been at Girls Camp all week as the cook so I thought I’d blog about what I made for them.  We made this up at camp but it would make a great, fun one pot meal at home too.  I found the recipe somewhere online while searching for camping food. 1 pound hamburger … Continue reading

Chocolate Chocolate Chip Muffins

I’m getting ready to go to Girls Camp on Tuesday where I will be the cook.  I just made 3 batches of these muffins for the girls for their Saturday morning sack breakfast for the bus ride home.  I’m going to put them in the freezer and have my friend Teresa bring them up on … Continue reading