Campfire Breakfasts: Smoky Peaches & Prosciutto

Campfire Breakfasts: Smoky Peaches & Prosciutto

One of my most vivid memories of learning the Italian language was trying a dish I’d never heard of called “prosciutto e melone.” Basically – it was a piece of cantaloupe wrapped in prosciutto, commonly served cold or room temperature as an appetizer. The sweet & salty notes of two foods I had never considered combining were incredible! That experience was one of two inspirations for this unique campfire breakfast idea! ………The other inspiration? BEARS. I don’t know about you, but when I wake up after sleeping in a tent, worrying about bears, deer, bugs, etc., (haha – just kidding) I am AS HUNGRY AS A BEAR. Sometimes I can hold out a little longer, but sometimes I gotta eat fast! This particular breakfast...

Colorful Fourth of July Drinks!

Colorful Fourth of July Drinks!

I saw this on the internet at some point, and decided to give it a try.  These are my findings. It’s a science experiment, patriotic lesson, and tasty treat all rolled into 1 recipe that might make a memory for kids AND adults alike! Use your creative bone make your own!   What You Need - 1. Pick 3 drinks (a clear or white, a red, a blue) that have 3 different levels of sugar. 2. Obviously, Clear Glasses or Plastic Cups & Ice (see “Ideas” below)   Pour in This Order: 1 Ice 2 Highest Sugar Drink 3 Medium Sugar Drink 4 Lowest or No Sugar Drink   What’s in My Experiment: (in pour order) ~Ice ~Cranberry Cocktail (juice section) ~A Blue Gatorade (Go for a lighter blue if you want; Must be less sugar than cranberry) ~Diet...

Campfire Quiche

Campfire Quiche

All you need are some non mutant peppers & some omelete-like ingredients. You probably think it’s an oximoron, but Campfire Quiche is classy AND rustic. (And not processed….) This has become one of the favorite breakfast item around the campfire.  It’s come in handy a few times, because it’s packed with nutrients you need for a hike or an active day around the camp site! Added bonus: It’s gluten-free. I served it with slices of watermelon & it really hit the spot. And……. you can do this at home in your oven if camping isn’t your thing!!!! What you need: ~Bell Peppers that can sit up in your grocery cart/buggy (it’s important they are level & not mutant situations) ~1-2 eggs per pepper ~hashbrowns...

Sonic’s Peanut Butter Bacon Milkshake!

Sonic’s Peanut Butter Bacon Milkshake!

If you don’t know already, Sonic’s “Summer of Shakes” is probably coming to an end soon.  They basically decided to offer a bunch of new flavors that aren’t on their regular shake menu.  This means my favorite – peanut butter – is back.  However, peanut butter lovers have a few more options….. Peanut Butter, Peanut Butter Fudge, Peanut Butter Cookie, Peanut Butter & Banana, Peanut Butter & Jelly…. and PEANUT BUTTER WITH BACON! I am a sucker for interesting flavors, and I already have tried many chocolate desserts that include bacon.  I decided to try it. My Impression:Overall – I would just get the peanut plain butter shake, because the bacon is virtually unnoticeable.  Bacon connoisseurs...

Whiskey Sour Popsicles

Whiskey Sour Popsicles

It’s “popsicle time” again, folks! It’s warming up out there, and everywhere I look there is a different popsicle recipe….so I am at it again.  However, it should have taken me a few moments to blog this recipe up for you, …….but I made the time consuming mistake of checking my spelling of “popsicle.” Much to my surprise….. This actually a recipe for a Whiskey Sour “Frozen Pop.” It turns out – POPSICLE is that colorful brand of frozen treat that has been around for a very long time – - – and folks have generically just called anything frozen on a stick – popsicle.   Other names for the cool concoction are Ice Pop, Freezer Pop, freeze pop, ice lolly, ice pole, icy pop,...

Feeding Children Cheap on Vacation

Feeding Children Cheap on Vacation

Maybe I went once or twice as a kid, but Golden Corral wasn’t at the top of our Favorite Restaurant list when we were growing up.  The first time I went to one as an adult was last year – on a trip – with kids. My mouth popped open as soon as I walked in.  I felt like as a child, I had been tricked – that this is really a land flowing with chocolate and cotton candy clouds & my mother didn’t take me here, because of all these wonderful things……… Truthfully, this utopia was in the Indiana & then another was in Kentucky – - – and they are not your average Golden Corrals. Usually, I try to eat at local, hole-in-the-wall places when I travel.  However, travelling with multiple screaming, picky...