Mike Wendland: A journalist travels North America in an RV

Author Archives: Mary Jane Curry

Slow cooked beef short ribs

This recipe can be prepared in an Instant Pot, a Dutch Oven on the stovetop or in a Slowcooker and it is simple and tasty! The recipe that follows was…

Whip this up fast in the RV: Chef Salad

This salad can be put together quickly for lunch or dinner for vegans or those on an unrestricted eating program. Serves 2 Ingredients: 1 head of baby romaine lettuce 6…

Lemon Tarts

This lemon tart has a wonderful consistency and has a refreshing tangy taste.  You can bake these in advance or prepare them easily on the stovetop after you arrive at…

Meyer Lemon Macaroons

These coconut cookie mounds are easy to make, bake and enjoy as a snack or dessert! Makes 14 cookies Bake 325 degrees convection oven for 12 – 14 minutes Ingredients…

Enchilada Sauce

This sauce takes a little time but rich is the depth of flavor… it will reward you with a tasty sauce that is perfect when making homemade enchiladas. Ingredients 7 …

Instant Pot Corned Beef and Cabbage

  Corned Beef and Cabbage comes together nicely in an Instant Pot.  This recipe is for a 6 quart version of the Instant Pot.   Serves 6 Ingredients 4 lb….

Ball Jar Salad

Here is an easy way to have salads ready in advance of a camping trip.  When you are ready to serve, just shake the jar and pour the contents into…

Granola

This recipe is a good make ahead breakfast dish that fills a gallon ziptop size of granola. Preheat oven 275 degrees Bake time:  75 minutes Ingredients 3 1/2 cups rolled…

Easy Chocolate Truffles

Here is an easy way to make chocolate truffles with pantry ingredients!  I experimented with using evaporated milk in place of whipped cream to see if truffles could be made…

Chinese Chicken and Rice Instant Pot Meal

These ingredients combine well and make a delicious Instant Pot meal. Remember to use a minimum of 1 1/2 cups of liquid when using an Instant Pot regardless of the…

Instant Pot Beef Short Ribs and Potatoes

6 quart Instant Pot Serves 3 This is an Instant Pot recipe I came up with this week.  The sauce is delightful and the potatoes are perfect consistency when you…

Microwave Chocolate Cake

I received many great suggestions and requests this week for recipes and cooking method preferences individuals have while traveling in an RV.  This recipe is in response to a request…

Turkey Sausage Lasagna with Bechamel Sauce

This lasagna has an interesting twist using a creamy white Béchamel sauce rather than the typical ricotta style lasagna.  Although lasagna requires a few x-tra steps and ingredients to prepare,…

Fireball BBQ sauce

Fireball Whiskey BBQ Sauce A tangy sauce to have on hand to top your grilled Portobello mushrooms, flat iron steak or chicken! Ingredients 1/2            …

Jambalaya

This recipe was made in the 6 quart Instant Pot. Reduced all the ingredients by half when making this in a 3 quart Instant Pot. The recommended fill line for…

White Bean Tuscan Kale Soup

A cup of soup is a welcome light lunch or dinner when the weather is cold. This instant pot soup comes together quick and easy in a 6 quart Instant…

Chocolate Ganache with Orange Peel

Here is a New Years Eve dessert that will bring lots of smiles and it’s easy! Ingredients 8 oz.  chocolate cut in 1″ pieces 1 1/4 cups heavy cream Orange…

Wild Rice and Mango Salad

This dish is delicious and can be served cold as a salad or warm as a main entrée or as a side dish.  I made up the recipe using ingredients…