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Camping Oven

06/02/2017 6:00 am · 0 comments

by Tami

Camping Oven

Use this camping oven on your camping stove for cooking while camping. Great if the power goes out at home too.

Camping Oven

Coleman 2000016462 Camp Oven, 13.5 x 12.9 x 3.3 Inch

  • Bake up rolls, cinnamon rolls, corn bread and other treats at the campsite
  • Keep your cooking warm until your group gets back
  • Warms up over Coleman® camp stoves
  • 10 sq. in. (64.52 sq. cm) rack adjusts to three cooking heights
  • Folds flat for convenient, space-saving storage
  • Easy-to-read thermometer
  • Smooth and easy to clean, corrosion-resistant aluminized steel finish also resists scuffs
  • 13.5 in. x 12.9 in. x 3.3 in. (34.3 cm x 32.7 cm x 8.3 cm)
  • Not recommended for use on grills
  • 1-year limited warranty
  • Made in China

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French Crepes and filling recipes

Home made French Crepes and Filling Recipe

Ok it’s Matt and yes I can cook, and it was my “Random Act of Love” for the day.

I made Crepes, with tons of fillings and creams. It wasn’t my first time making the crepes, I have made them since high school, but the cream cheese fillings was new. First I started with a new Basic Crepe recipe.

  • 2 large eggs
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 cup flour
  • 3 tablespoons melted butter
  • 2 1/2 tbs sugar for sweet desert crepes, and 1 tsp vanilla extract (add in the blender)
  • or for savory crepes 1/4 tsb salt, and 1/4 cup chopped herbs, spinach or sun dry tomatoes  (add after blender)

Combine all of the ingredients into a blender. Mix for about 10 seconds and place in a bowl and then let set in the fridge for at least on hour to let the bubbles work out. Less bubbles means the crepes stay together and tear less.

Depending on the pan size you want to pour enough batter into the non-stick pan, with a bit of butter coating, so that when you swirl the batter around in the pan it barely coats the pan.

You want to let it sit there on medium heat for about 30 seconds. You can flick the edges up and peek  under it. You want a little browning.

You should be able to pick at it with your fingers and flip it over. Or if you have a bendable spatula you can get up under it and flip it.

For the creme filling I made the following amounts and split it 3 ways:

  • 12 ounces cream cheese, at room temperature
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup powdered sugar
  • one tsp vanilla extract

Combine all above in a mixing bowl. With a hand mixer blend the ingredients together till smooth. Then I split them into thirds.

On one third which was about a cup, I added about 1/4 cup of puree strawberries (or what ever fruit you want) I mixed the two and poured them into a bowl.

On another third I squeezed one lemon juice into a bowl, and scraped the zest into it. We actually do not have a zester so I used a serrated knife. Just be careful. I blended the creme filling with this lemon juice and zest and placed in a bowl.

On the last third I left as is, and used it as a filling along with what ever you would like. It was good along side the Apple and Pear Cinnamon filling as an idea.

There a few ways to fold crepes. I have always folded them into thirds. But you can fold them in half then half again. So it looks like a triangle.

To make them simply add the filling inside and fold. Or you can fold them and add the topping on top.

Some ideas are Chocolate syrup, Maple Syrup, whip cream, fruit of all sorts, cream fillings, caramel syrup, And for the savory crepes you can add meat, veggie’s, you name it. Crepes are like the French form of Burritos..  anything works… Have Fun!

Home made French Crepes and Filling Recipe
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French Crepes and filling recipes

Ingredients

  • 2 large eggs
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 cup flour
  • 3 tablespoons melted butter
  • 2 1/2 tbs sugar for sweet desert crepes and 1 tsp vanilla extract (add in the blender)
  • or for savory crepes 1/4 tsb salt and 1/4 cup chopped herbs, spinach or sun dry tomatoes (add after blender)

Instructions

  1. Combine all of the ingredients into a blender. Mix for about 10 seconds and place in a bowl and then let set in the fridge for at least on hour to let the bubbles work out. Less bubbles means the crepes stay together and tear less.
  2. Depending on the pan size you want to pour enough batter into the non-stick pan, with a bit of butter coating, so that when you swirl the batter around in the pan it barely coats the pan.
  3. You want to let it sit there on medium heat for about 30 seconds. You can flick the edges up and peek under it. You want a little browning.
  4. You should be able to pick at it with your fingers and flip it over. Or if you have a bendable spatula you can get up under it and flip it.
  5. For the creme filling I made the following amounts and split it 3 ways:
  6. ounces cream cheese, at room temperature
  7. /2 cup sour cream
  8. /4 cup sugar
  9. /4 cup powdered sugar
  10. one tsp vanilla extract
  11. Combine all above in a mixing bowl. With a hand mixer blend the ingredients together till smooth. Then I split them into thirds.
  12. On one third which was about a cup, I added about 1/4 cup of puree strawberries (or what ever fruit you want) I mixed the two and poured them into a bowl.
  13. On another third I squeezed one lemon juice into a bowl, and scraped the zest into it. We actually do not have a zester so I used a serrated knife. Just be careful. I blended the creme filling with this lemon juice and zest and placed in a bowl.
  14. On the last third I left as is, and used it as a filling along with what ever you would like. It was good along side the Apple and Pear Cinnamon filling as an idea.
  15. There a few ways to fold crepes. I have always folded them into thirds. But you can fold them in half then half again. So it looks like a triangle.
  16. To make them simply add the filling inside and fold. Or you can fold them and add the topping on top.
  17. Crepes go great with maple syrup, yogurt, fresh fruit, or even try savory crepes with meat, veggies or just about anything you feel like.

Bellow are links to more crepe ideas…

Strawberry-Buttercream-Frosting-quick-and-easy-recipe-ButterCream-Frosting-StrawberryChocolate Crepes with Fresh Strawberry Creme Filling 

Lemon Crepes with Lemon Cream filling

You can also go big time with this awesome Crepe Maker

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Vehicle emergency kit

05/24/2017 6:00 am · 0 comments

by Tami

Vehicle emergency kit

Now that traveling and road trip season is almost here, you want to be prepared to keep your family safe. A Vehicle emergency kit has the necessities in it in case you have an emergency.

Vehicle emergency kit

AAA 42 Piece Emergency Road Assistance Kit

  • Flashlight with batteries
  • Keep in your car
  • 8 gauge heavy duty booster cable
  • Compact storage bag with handles
  • Most trusted name in travel

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How to Make a White Castle Burger

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WHITE CASTLE BURGER COPYCAT RECIPE, BAKED IN THE OVEN SO EASY, White Castle sliders recipeHi everyone and welcome to our site. We created this post a few years ago it was not planned, we were making White Castle Burgers for dinner and decided to snap a few last minute photos on our phone.  But when I see this recipe photos I have to cringe a little… so I decided to keep the recipe as is, but I wanted to add a few updated photos. Yes I know it is a fast food recipe so who cares if it is pretty or not… but it just makes me feel better having a photo that is actually in focus, lol. Enjoy!

White Castle Burger Copycat recipeSo many grew up on the famous White Castle burgers. They are even know as the first chain restaurant! So how do you make a White Castle Burger or “Slider“? It is quite easy and I will even show you an easy way to cook them up too so you get the nice thin patty of meat! And the best part out side of taste is that they are cooked in the oven! Yes cook your hamburger in the oven in 20 mins! The patties come out so nice and flat and are cooked perfectly on the onions!

WHITE CASTLE BURGER COPYCAT RECIPE, BAKED IN THE OVEN SO EASY, White Castle sliders recipeIngredients:

  • 1 pound Hamburger – 80/20 is best
  • 2/3 cup Onion – finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • 1 teaspoon Black pepper
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 cup plain bread crumbs
  • 1 package Dinner Rolls

 white castle burger recipeMix hamburger in bowl with black pepper, bread crumbs and eggs.

Thoroughly mix meat. 

white castle burger recipe onionsFinely chop onion and spread evenly over 13×9 baking pan.

white castle burger recipe holesSpoon portions of hamburger on top of onions. Evenly spoon meat around top of onions. Pat meat evenly on top of onions to cover entire pan. Then with straws poke holes close and evenly over entire meat. This allows the onion juice to rise through the meat, just as they do at White Castle.

Place in pre-heated oven at 400 F (bake) for 20 mins

white castle burger recipe cheeseRemove to add cheese if you want it- Place back in oven till cheese is melted – about 1-2 mins
Remove and cut into squares the size of your rolls 

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White Castle Burger Copycat Recipe - Baked in the oven - so easy

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes

Ingredients

  • Ingredients:
  • 1 pound Hamburger - 80/20 is best
  • 2/3 cup Onion - finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • 1 teaspoon Black pepper
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 cup plain bread crumbs
  • 1 package Dinner Rolls

Instructions

  1. Mix hamburger in bowl with black pepper, bread crumbs and eggs.
  2. Thoroughly mix meat.
  3. Finely chop onion and spread evenly over 13x9 baking pan.
  4. Spoon portions of hamburger on top of onions. Evenly spoon meat around top of onions. Pat meat evenly on top of onions to cover entire pan. Then with straws poke holes close and evenly over entire meat. This allows the onion juice to rise through the meat, just as they do at White Castle.
  5. Place in pre-heated oven at 400 F (bake) for 20 mins
  6. Remove to add cheese if you want it- Place back in oven till cheese is melted - about 1-2 mins
  7. Remove and cut into squares the size of your rolls

Fun gift idea for a classic hamburger lover…. and the SLIDER SCENT is sure to make them smile, or gag a little lol. 

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