Cajun Beef with Cheese Grits

Whenever I have to sit in a lobby somewhere I always look through magazines for fun new recipes.  This one caught my eye, and even though my brother Vince from North Carolina says we don’t have enough humidity in Utah to cook grits, I thought I would give it a try.  I made a few modifications and […]

Peach Scones

Just when I thought these things couldn’t get any better, they did. I loved the banana scones I made with my daughter, but then we decided to make them with fresh peaches. Oh my goodness! With fresh peaches, these scones went to a new level of yumminess. Treat your taste buds to something special with […]

Butternut Squash Soup

I love soups! And if you are looking for easy then you need to try this one. It has such a rich, deep flavor. You have got to try it! Butternut Squash Soup  1 butternut squash, halved and seeded 3 T butter 1/4 c onion, chopped 1 qt. chicken broth 1 T brown sugar 8 […]

Shake ‘n Bake in the Sun

This is another one of those quick and easy things to come up with.  It’s Shake and Bake, and I helped! Shake ‘n Bake in the Sun 4 chicken thighs, or any pieces you would like Shake and Bake Set your solar oven out to pre heat. Place Shake and Bake into the bag that is […]

Too Easy Raisin Bread

I love raisin bread!  I love it with butter, toasted or made into French Toast.  I also love things that are easy.  This is a great combination of both. Too Easy Raisin Bread 2 loaves Rhode frozen bread dough Raisins Sugar Cinnamon Thaw the bread dough but don’t let it raise. Using a rolling pin, […]

Banana Scones

Cooking in a solar oven is so easy and fun. My daughter came over and we whipped up some banana scones for lunch. They baked up beautifully. Such a wonderful snack to share together, warm, moist, yummy banana scones with a cardamom kick. These were almost the texture of a short bread, I think you […]

Sun Lunch

I continue to enjoy playing with my solar oven.  Today I wanted something easy so I had soup and fresh, hot rolls.  It was my first time baking bread in my oven but it certainly will not be my last.  I love it, baking bread in the back yard! Sun Lunch Dried Soup Mix Frozen […]

Omelet Bowls

Few things are better outside than breakfast.  My neighbor Cindy recently posted a link to something that is easy to prepare and – Oh My – so very good (I made minor modifications).  These bowls are simple to throw together and everyone can customize their own.  So become a outdoor short-order chef and individualize these tasty little bowls […]

Pork Chops and Gravy

I am starting to get excited about my solar oven.  Think of it, cooking with nothing but the sun.  My house stays cooler and I just set it out in the back yard and keep working until lunch is ready.  I would really like to cook in my solar oven 3 – 4 times a […]

Stacked Cowboy Enchiladas

I have cooked in a lot of different pots and pans over the years, but for Christmas I got adventurous and bought my wife a solar oven.  I was amazed that in February on a 43 degree day I could heat my oven up to 325 degrees.  This summer I look forward to cooking in […]

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