Make the Best Pumpkin Pie in Your RV

If you’re out on the road this Thanksgiving in your RV, that means that you can make an entire Thanksgiving meal in your RV’s kitchen. With just a bit of planning and preparation, cooking in your RV is no more difficult than cooking at home. When it comes time for dessert, try this pumpkin pie recipe. It’s the perfect end to the perfect Thanksgiving feast, no matter where you are!

You Will Need:

  • ¾ cup sugar
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • ½ tsp. ground ginger
  • ¼ tsp. ground cloves
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 15-ounce can pure pumpkin
  • 1 12-ounce can evaporated milk
  • 1 10-inch deep dish pie crust

Homemade Whipped Cream

Whip 2 pints of heavy cream until the soft peak stage. Add 1 tsp. vanilla and whip until the cream is stiff. Fold in confectioner’s sugar to taste, starting with ½ cup.

Instructions:

Preheat the oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit. Mix the sugar, salt, cinnamon, ginger and cloves in a small bowl. Beat the eggs in a large bowl. Stir in the pumpkin and the spice mixture until the mixture is well-mixed.

Add the evaporated milk a third of the can at a time, mixing well after each addition.

Place the pie shell on a cookie sheet lined with foil. Pour the mixture into the pie shell.

Bake the pumpkin pie at 425 degrees Fahrenheit for 15 minutes. Reduce the temperature to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Bake the pumpkin pie for 40 to 50 minutes or until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool the pie on a wire rack for at least 2 hours.

If the crust is browning too fast, cover just the crust with aluminum foil. About 10 minutes before the pie is finished check the crust. If you want it darker, remove the foil.

Garnish the pie with whipped cream.

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Easy Breakfast Camping Recipes

When you’re living life on the road, every day is an adventure, and every big adventure deserves a hearty (and healthy) breakfast. Whether you have a spacious or small RV kitchen, these simple breakfast recipes are sure to start your day off right.

Camper’s Breakfast Skillet (Serves two)

What You’ll Need:

  • 5 eggs
  • 2 medium potatoes (chopped)
  • 1/3 pound ground sausage
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 small onion (chopped)
  • 1 clove garlic (minced)
  • 2 teaspoons cooking oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Cooking Instructions:

  1. Warm the cooking oil in a large skillet over medium heat.
  2. Fry the potatoes in the skillet until they’re golden brown.
  3. Add the onions and garlic to the skillet and fry them until the onions are soft.
  4. Fry the sausage in the same skillet and break up the sausage pieces as it cooks.
  5. Crack the eggs into the skillet and break up the yolks as you mix everything together in the pan.
  6. Fry the entire mixture in the skillet until the eggs are fully cooked.
  7. Sprinkle cheddar cheese over the mixture, then cover the skillet until the cheese is melted.
  8. Divide into two servings and enjoy.

Breakfast Burritos

What You’ll Need:

  • 6 10-inch flour tortillas
  • 1 onion (chopped)
  • 1 green bell pepper (chopped)
  • 1 yellow bell pepper (chopped)
  • 1 red bell pepper (chopped)
  • 6 eggs
  • 1/2 pound ground sausage
  • 1 12-ounce jar of salsa
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese

Cooking Instructions:

  • Warm cooking oil in a large skillet over medium heat.
  • Fry the sausage until it’s golden brown and break it into small pieces as it cooks.
  • Add the onion and bell peppers into the skillet and fry them until they’re soft.
  • Break the eggs into the skillet and use a fork to beat the yolks as you stir them in. Cook eggs until they are firm.
  • Stir in the cheese and salsa, and cook until the cheese is melted.
  • Spoon into 10-inch tortillas, fold and serve.

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A Twist on the Classic S’more

If you love a classic s’more, give this slight twist on the classic recipe a try. You’ll especially love it if you like cookies ‘n cream flavor more than regular old chocolate.

Cookies ‘n Cream S’mores

Ingredients

  • Hershey’s Cookies ‘n’ Cream bars
  • Large marshmallows
  • Graham crackers

Directions

  • Simply pop your marshmallow on your roasting stick and roast over the fire, then add the cookies ‘n cream bars and graham crackers.
  • No fire? No problem! Just layer ½ graham cracker with Cookie’s ‘n’ Cream bars squares and 1 marshmallow.
  • Microwave for approximately 10 – 15 seconds.
  • Remove from microwave and add the top layer of graham cracker.

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Grilled French Toast Skewers

If you’re doing some campfire cooking as you travel in your RV, you’ve probably got a stable of tried and true recipes for any meal. But if you want to add some flair to breakfast, you need to try these french toast skewers. They’re on skewers that immediately remind you of roasting hotdogs or marshmallows and they’re easily customizable, letting you use the fruits and toppings that you like to use.

Grilled French Toast Skewers

Ingredients

  • 5 cups of 1″ crusty bread cubes, preferably stale and dry
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • skewers (either metal or bamboo that have been soaked in water)
  • Syrup, powdered sugar (icing sugar) or fruit to top skewers

Directions

  1. Preheat your grill or campfire grate to around 250 – 300 degrees.
  2. Brush grill with vegetable oil.
  3. Whisk together eggs, milk, vanilla, and cinnamon in a medium bowl.
  4. Take about 1/4 of the bread cubes and place them in the egg mixture stirring to coat.
  5. Thread on the skewers and place aside. Continue until all skewers are made.
  6. Place skewers on prepared grill. Cook for 4-5 minutes per side or until golden brown.
  7. Serve with syrup and fruit or powdered sugar.

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Peach Month Recipe for Your RV

If you’re in the mood for a refreshing, healthy recipe, just pick up a crate of peaches the next time you’re at a store or market. August is Peach Month and this recipe is perfect to close out the summer.

Peaches & Cream Pie

Prep – 30 mins. | Cook – 40 mins. | Ready in – 3 hrs. 30 mins.

Ingredients

•    3/4 cup all-purpose flour
•    1/2 teaspoon salt
•    1 teaspoon baking powder
•    1 (3 ounce) package non-instant vanilla pudding mix
•    3 tablespoons butter, softened
•    1 egg
•    1/2 cup milk Milk
•    1 (29 ounce) can sliced peaches, drained and syrup reserved
•    1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened
•    1/2 cup white sugar
•    1 tablespoon white sugar
•    1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease sides and bottom of a 10 inch deep-dish pie pan.
  2. In a medium mixing bowl, mix together flour, salt, baking powder and pudding mix. Mix in butter, egg and milk. Beat for 2 minutes. Pour mixture into pie pan. Arrange the peach slices on top of the pudding mixture.
  3. In a small mixing bowl, beat cream cheese until fluffy. Add 1/2 cup sugar and 3 tablespoons reserved peach syrup. Beat for 2 minutes. Spoon mixture over peaches to within 1 inch of pan edge. Mix together 1 tablespoon sugar and 1 teaspoon cinnamon, and sprinkle over top.
  4. Bake in preheated oven for 30 to 35 minutes, until golden brown. Chill before serving.

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Recipe by Debbi Borsick

This Simple One Pot Recipe will Make Your RV Life Easier

When you’re traveling in your RV, you don’t want to have to deal with a pile of dishes at the end of the night, yet you still want to feed all your hungry travel  mates and make use of your RV’s galley. What to do? Keep it all in one pot, of course. This one pot beef stroganoff is just the thing to feed a hungry crowd and keep the cleanup afterwards to a minimum.

One Pot Beef Stroganoff

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • ¾ lbs steak, cut into thin slices
  • salt and freshly cracked black pepper, to taste
  • 1 tablespoon + 3 tablespoons all purpose flour, divided
  • 1 cup cremini or white button mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 3 tablespoons flour
  • 3½ cups reduced sodium beef broth
  • 3 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tablespoon dried thyme
  • 6 ounces dried wide egg noodles
  • 4 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • ½ cup sour cream
  • freshly chopped parsley, for garnish

Directions

  1. Season the steak with salt, pepper and 1 tablespoon flour. Heat olive oil in a large (12 inch) skillet over medium high heat. Add the steak strips and let them cook undisturbed for 4-5 minutes so a brown crust forms. Add the mushrooms, onions and garlic and sauté until the onions are soft, about 4 minutes. Transfer the mixture to a large bowl or plate and set aside.
  2. Reduce the heat to medium and melt butter using the same pan. Whisk in 3 tablespoons of flour and cook the roux for 1-2 minutes. Slowly pour in the beef broth a little at a time while whisking continuously until smooth and thickened. Add the red wine vinegar, Worcestershire sauce and thyme. Scoop out ⅓ cup of sauce and reserve to pour over the steak at the end.
  3. Bring the mixture to a boil and then pour in the noodles. Stir to coat and reduce the heat to medium-low. Cook for about 10-14 minutes, stirring occasionally, and if needed add in an extra ⅓ cup broth or more as needed.
  4. Once the noodles are al dente, add the cream cheese and sour cream and stir until smooth and combined. Season additionally with salt, black pepper and Worcestershire sauce as needed.
  5. Add the steak and onions back in the pan and drizzle reserved sauce over the steak. Cook until heated through, about 1-2 minutes. Serve hot in individual bowls and garnish with parsley and freshly black pepper if desired.

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Try This Slow Cooker Recipe in Your RV

The best part of slow cooker meals in your RV is that you can have a delicious home cooked meal at the end of the day without all the work. Slow cookers allow you to enjoy your time out RVing. Want to go swimming, then hiking, then biking, and still have a hot meal for dinner? No problem.

Try this awesome recipe the next time you want the meal but you don’t want the fuss.

Crock-Pot Chicken Parmesan Pasta

Ingredients

  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 (28-ounce) cans crushed tomatoes
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 1 tablespoon dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes, optional
  • 1 pound penne pasta
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1/4 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley leaves

Directions

  1. Season chicken with salt and pepper, to taste. Place chicken into a 6-qt slow cooker.
  2. In a large bowl, combine crushed tomatoes, onion, basil, oregano, parsley and red pepper flakes, if using. Stir into the slow cooker and gently toss to combine. Cover and cook on low heat for 4 hours.
  3. Remove chicken from the slow cooker and shred, using two forks.
  4. In a large pot of boiling salted water, cook pasta according to package instructions; drain well.
  5. Stir pasta and chicken into the slow cooker; top with cheeses. Cover and cook on low heat for an additional 10-20 minutes, or until the cheeses have melted.
  6. Serve immediately, garnished with parsley, if desired.

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Italian Stuffed Peppers

Try this recipe for Italian Stuffed Peppers the next time you’re out on the road this summer. They’re great for lunch or dinner and as the main course or a side. You can also modify them to your heart’s desire, changing out the meat, cheese, and seasoning to suit your taste.

Italian Stuffed Peppers

Ingredients

  • 5 bell peppers
  • 2 TBSPs olive oil
  • 16 oz Italian Seasoned Ground Turkey
  • 8 oz microwave beef seasoned rice, cooked according to package instructions
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1/2 TBSP dried parsley
  • 1/2 TBSP dried basil
  • 1 1/2 cups pasta sauce
  • 2 cups mozzarella cheese, divided

Directions

  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Cut the tops off of the peppers, removed the ribs and seeds, and then dice the tops of the peppers.
  3. Heat a large skillet over medium heat, add olive oil. Add the chopped bell peppers, and saute until soft, about five minutes.
  4. Add the Italian Seasoned Ground Turkey, and break up as you cook it. Season with garlic powder, onion powder, dried parsley, and dried basil. Cook until the meat is no longer pink. Remove the skillet from heat.
  5. Stir in the cooked rice, pasta sauce, and one cup of the mozzarella cheese. Divide the mixture between the five hollowed out bell peppers. Top with the remaining cheese. Bake uncovered for 25 minutes. Serve immediately.

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Try This Easy Macaroni Salad Recipe in Your RV

Macaroni salad is a great summertime dish whether you serve it as a side or as a main dish. It’s light, cool, and refreshing, which is perfect for a hot day, especially around lunchtime when the sun is at its hottest.

Try this refreshing recipe the next time you’re at the RV park and the weather is heating up. It doesn’t take long to make, so you can whip it up fast and get back to doing what you love.

Classic Macaroni Salad

Ingredients

  • 8 oz. dry elbow macaroni
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup fat free or low fat plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp white wine vinegar
  • 2 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 2 tsp honey
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 steamed or hard boiled eggs, peeled and chopped
  • 1 cup diced red bell pepper
  • 1 cup matchstick carrots, roughly chopped
  • 3/4 cup diced celery
  • 1/4 cup diced red onion
  • 1 Tbsp minced fresh parsley

Directions

  1. Cook macaroni in salted water according to directions on package. Drain and rinse with cold water until completely cool. Let drain very well.
  2. In a medium mixing bowl stir together mayonnaise, Greek yogurt, vinegar, mustard, honey, and season with salt and pepper to taste.
  3. Add well drained macaroni to a large mixing bowl along with eggs, bell pepper, carrots, celery and onion. Pour dressing over top, add in parsley and toss mixture to evenly coat. Serve or store in refrigerator up to 1 day.

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Fresh Strawberry Pie in Your RV

This delicious strawberry pie recipe is perfect for summer. From a satisfying dessert after lunch to a late night treat, strawberry pie just screams “summer.” You can eat a slice by itself or dress it up with some whipped cream and a scoop of ice cream.

The best part is that you can make this strawberry pie in your RV’s kitchen without any issue. Try finding fresh strawberries while you’re out on the road traveling: summer is their season and many farms will allow you to go pick your own.

Fresh Strawberry Pie

Ingredients

  • 9 inch pie crust
  • 4-6 cups fresh strawberries, quartered and hulled
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 3oz. box of Strawberry Jell-O
  • 3 tablespoons of cornstarch

Directions

  1. Bake pie crust in 9 inch deep pie dish and set aside to cool.
  2. Put the water, sugar and cornstarch in a saucepan and bring to a boil.
  3. Whisk constantly until it become thick. For about 3 minutes.
  4. Then whisk in the Jell-O and cook for a minute longer.
  5. Remove from the heat and let cool for about 15min
  6. As the glaze cools, place strawberries straight into the pie crust.
  7. Pour the glaze over the strawberries.
  8. Refrigerate until set.

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