There are also lots of instant-ish one-pot dinners you can make over a camp stove, if you can't wrangle a fire into flames in the rain. But here I'm going to try to offer you recipes here that might be useful even if you're not camping -- recipes that could be made at home during normal life, where every trip to bathroom is not an adventure in entomology and arachnophobia. Yay. Even if you are not camping (in the pouring rain), try cooking fish this way on your charcoal or gas grill: the fish absorbs some of the smoky flavor while remaining deliciously moist and tender. Also, try it with these easy Squash Packets – a perfect accompaniment.
Another delicious dinner! This is an absolute favorite summer meal. The chicken is so, so succulently excellent: tangy, herby, and mouth-watering. The pre-cooking marinade makes it delightfully tender and seasoned, but then the post-cooking marinade introduces all the fantastic and fragile flavor component -- the herbs and citrus zest and garlic -- that would have burned off on the grill. Also, since you slice up the grilled chicken, you maximize the flavor-absorbing surface area. You will be a hero to your family and dinner guests. Seriously.
Homemade Popsicles are an easy and inexpensive alternative to store-bought pops. Combining yogurt and fresh fruit makes delicious creamsicles.
Tabbouleh may seem like a complicated or time-consuming effort, but the truth is that this is one of those recipes that is so simple, you'll wonder why you didn't try it before. There is absolutely no cooking - so it works well on those too-hot-to-cook nights - and it's packed with vitamins and good carbs.
Winter squash is so good for you, and good tasting too, especially when stuffed with chicken apple sausage and brown rice. All you need to complete this meal is a green salad tossed in a simple vinaigrette. The squash can be stuffed ahead, and then baked later in the day to ease meal preparation.
When the weather chills, one of the first dishes I turn to is chili. This recipe gets a boost in flavor and nutrition with a surprising ingredient—butternut squash. The bright orange cubes are not only a striking contrast in this dark bowl of rich chili, but they also provide a hint of sweetness in an otherwise mildly spicy dish.
Every home cook needs a great roast chicken recipe up her sleeve. Not only is this one beautiful to look at, but it fills your home with the most amazing aroma of garlic, lemon and rosemary. Larger chickens typically have more flavor than the tiny broilers and often times you can get more than one meal out of them. Saving the carcass for making broth is also a great idea, if you are having a Martha moment. The garlic becomes tender and sweet and is wonderful spread on some crusty French bread.
Apples are the signature fruit of fall. Here's an easy recipe that makes the most of their fresh, crisp flavor. This fast snack can easily be made with organic ingredients for a sweet, healthful treat.
If you go apple picking this fall, there's nothing better than turning some of your haul into this amazing homemade applesauce. The easy recipe makes the most of the fruit's fresh, crisp flavor, and your junior chef can help.
Delicious smoothies make a quick, easy and nutritious summer dinner or dessert.