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Thursday, July 21, 2016

Homemade Trail Mix for Pocket Fuel

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Kicky Corny Gorp
    This recipe is easy to double or quadruple to serve in big bowls at the party or around the campfire,  and it’s a perfect pick-me-up to carry in a pocket for the trail, commute or flight. 

 
4 cups plain popcorn
2 cups corn chips such as Fritos
2 cups corn puffs cereal
2 cups square corn cereal 
1 stick butter
1 teaspoon chili powder
½ teaspoon each garlic salt, ground cumin, onion salt and celery salt
2 cups candy corn


    Put popcorn and cereals in a large, clean container (such as a large cooking pot or  clean dishpan).  Melt butter and stir in herbs and spices. Slowly drizzle butter mixture over popcorn mixture, mixing gently.  When it’s completely cool, stir in candy corn.  Keep in a cool, dry place for up to one week. Makes 12 cups.

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Friday, July 15, 2016

Homemade Trail Mix for Hiking, Camping, Car Travel, Lunchbox






 Snack Recipes You Make at Home to Eat Anywhere

See my newest cookbook here. Survival Food Handbook is about provisioning with ordinary supermarket foods for camping, voyaging or home emergencies. Every recipe in the book is made with foods that can be stowed in your pantry.




Crunchy Cracker Gorp
    Make this recipe with almost any crackers in your pantry such as bite-size shredded wheat, Wheat Thins, original Goldfish or oyster crackers.
Be patient, allowing the oil and flavors to soak in.

2 boxes, about one pound each, bite-size crackers.
1 packet dry Ranch dressing mix
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 tablespoon dried dillweed
½ cup canola or corn oil


    Put crackers in a large, clean plastic bag. Add dry ingredients and shake gently to mix. Drizzle lightly with some oil, shake gently, drizzle again, shake again. Continue until all oil is used. Then jostle the bag every 5 minutes for about 30 minutes. Excess oil will be absorbed and crackers or cereal will be deliciously coated with flavor.
    Serve in a bowl or package it
by the cupful for travel . Makes 8 to 10 cups.  

See Janet Groene's recipes for camping at http://www.campandrvcook.blogspot.com

Friday, July 8, 2016

Hurray for Homemade Snacks

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Popgorp

    Start with tubs and tubs of economical, healthful popcorn, then use your imagination to turn them into gourmet snacks for parties or the trail. Here’s how:
8 cups popped corn


Spray lightly with butter flavor spray. This is important to make dry ingredients stick to the popcorn. Then put in a clean bag and shake gently with additional ingredients such as:


Apple Pie Gorp, add 1/3 cup brown sugar, pinch of salt and 1 teaspoon apple pie spice



Butterscotch Gorp: toss popcorn with 1 packet dry butterscotch pudding mix, 1 cup butterscotch chips and 1 cup pecan halves


Cheesy Corn Gorp: mix popcorn half and half with corn curls to get all the taste with half the salt and chemicals


Chocolate Lover’s Gorp: add 1/4 cup dry chocolate fudge pudding mix and 1 cup large chocolate chips. Toss and serve. 


Coco Loco Gorp: add ½ cup sweetened shredded coconut and 1 cup dried pineapple bits    


Hot ‘n Spicy Gorp: 1 cup wasabi peas, 1 teaspoon each ground ginger, garlic salt, onion salt


Mexipalooza Gorp: 1 tablespoon salt, 1 teaspoon smoked paprika, 1 teaspoon each dried cilantro and cumin


Peanuttiest Gorp: add 2 cups dry-toasted peanuts and 1 cup cut-up Reese’s peanut butter cups 


Range Rider Ranch Gorp: toss with 3 tablespoons dry ranch dressing mix


Sweet Lemon Gorp: toss popcorn with 1 package dry lemon gelatin dessert mix and ½ cup sifted powdered sugar


Vanilla Vampire Gorp: Toss popcorn with 1/4 cup dry instant French vanilla pudding mix,  1 cup white chocolate chips and ½ cup cinnamon redhots candies

Janet Groene's easy recipes for camping and RV travel are seen at http://www.campandrvcook.blogspot.com
   

Thursday, June 30, 2016

Homemade, Healthier Snack Recipes



Janet Groene’s new book is a guide to emergency meals made from shelf-stable supermarket foods, no costly survival foods required. Use it for camping, boating, stocking your vacation cabin  and for home emergencies such as power outages. Order Survival Food Handbook. 


 Shortcut Granola
    Start this sweet trail mix with your favorite cereal squares, preferably several flavors. (Can be organic, non-GMO, sugar-free, gluten-free or whatever your diet requires.) 

1/2 cup honey
1/3 cup brown sugar
6 cups square ready-to-eat cereal
1 cup shredded coconut
2 cups sliced almonds

    Line a jelly roll pan with nonstick foil. Spray foil with nonstick spray.  Spread cereal, nuts and coconut in an even layer.  Bring honey and sugar to a boil, stirring constantly to dissolve sugar. Remove from heat and drizzle slowly and evenly over cereal.
    Let cool completely without stirring. Break up and package by the half cup for dessert or the full cup for a breakfast gorp. Makes about 8 cups. 



See  recipes for camping and RV travel at http://www.campandrvcook.blogspot.com