Paleo Crack-lin’ No Bran

I think who ever came up with the idea for Cracklin’ Oat Bran cereal must have been sitting there thinking, “Let’s make a cereal as addicting as crack.”  “Let’s call it Cracklin’ Oat Bran!”  I don’t know about you, but when this cereal came out, I could easily go through a whole box in one […]

Pumpkin Granola

Pumpkin Spice Granola

As promised, here is part two of my pumpkin spice redux: the granola version of the recipe. You can find part one HERE.  I wrote about how reposting the recipe here will allow it to show up on recipe searches (blog technical stuff). The original posting of this recipe is HERE. My Pumpkin Spice Granola […]

Pumpkin Spice Porridge

One of my first recipes published here was for my very favorite breakfast on the trail, Grain Free Pumpkin Spice Granola. The problem is, when I started this blog I wasn’t using the custom recipe posts.  This means that post doesn’t show up in the “recipe” section of my site when someone searches for those […]


Huckleberry Scones and the Backpacking Test

The July 4th weekend of 2016 will go down in history (my relationship history, anyway) as the “Backpacking Test.”  Duh, duh, duhhhhhh. Last summer I took a guy on a backpacking trip and he completely ghosted me afterwards (I know, hard to believe). My friends and I started saying that whoever I dated next would have to […]

Arroz con Leche (Coconut Rice Pudding)

Back in February, I was asked if I would like to contribute some recipes to an camp food eBook for a website Go Outdoors in the UK.  I can say it was a lot of fun putting a few together for them and then taking pictures that made them look more delicious than when they just sit […]


Get Lucky: Basil Sausage Egg Muffins

  I’m sure I am not the only one for whom the alarm goes off in the morning and it is snooze, snooze, snooze until the ABSOLUTE last minute when you jump out of bed and run around throwing yourself together to get out the door and headed to wherever the day’s adventures lie.  Even […]


Sweet Potato Staples

Growing up, my experiences with sweet potatoes were limited to Thanksgiving and that iconic pan of sticky sweet orange mush with Kraft Jet Puffed marshmallows oozing on top and that brown crust that I loved to pick off first.  At least two of my brothers still insist they don’t like sweet potatoes because of this […]