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Road Food Tips, by Dennis Weaver

Winter Road Trip Food (1/21/07)

Mountain Meadow Picnic (8/27/06)

Make-Aheads (7/9/06)

Kids and Cookies on the Road (5/21/06)

Snackin' Better on the Road (1/15/06)

The Last Picnic of Fall (9/18/05)

The Greens Along the Road (8/14/05)

How to Make Steamed Breads (6/26/05)

Eatin' Good on the Road (5/1/05)

RoadTrip Recipes
  Featured Recipe

Grilled corn

How to Grill Corn on the Cob
Dennis Weaver, The Prepared Pantry

Sure, you can boil corn on the cob in a pan on the grill but you can also roast it. There are two ways to roast corn on the cob...[More] (7/1/07)


Chicken & Black Bean Chili

Chicken & Black Bean Chili
Dennis Weaver, The Prepared Pantry

This chili hits the spot on a cold winter day. It's made with canned beans so it's a snap to put together. Whether at home or in the RV, this should go together in about a half hour...[More] (1/21/07)


Whole Wheat Bread

100% Whole Wheat Bread
Dennis Weaver, The Prepared Pantry

The key to really great 100% whole wheat bread is to extract the best flavors from the whole wheat and temper the harsh tones that sometimes accompany whole wheat flour. Good whole wheat bread has an almost nutty taste without a bitter aftertaste...[More] (1/21/07)

Blackberry Rice Krispies Treats

Blackberry Rice Krispies Treats
Dennis Weaver, The Prepared Pantry

Once you have made these treats with jam, you'll never go back to the plain variety. The jam adds sweetness, color, and flavor to the cereal. Of course, you can use jams other than blackberry...[More] (8/27/06)


Mountain Meadow Salad

Mountain Meadow Salad
Dennis Weaver, The Prepared Pantry

This chicken, fruit, and spinach salad is perfect for a road trip picnic...[More] (8/27/06)


Chicken Fingers
Dennis Weaver, The Prepared Pantry

Chicken fingers are quick and easy to make, perfect for a picnic or that next road trip. You can make them the day before and store them in the refrigerator or cooler...[More] (7/9/06)

Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Bars

Cookies for the Road
Dennis Weaver, The Prepared Pantry

Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Bars and Vanilla and Chocolate Almond Cookies. (5/21/06)

Omelet in a Bag
Dennis Weaver, The Prepared Pantry

"That's weird," chorused my two daughters when I emerged with an omelet cooked in a plastic bag. "Why didn't you use a frying pan?" When you cook an egg in a bag, you're going to get some comments. But it works, it's slick, and it avoids the all-important clean up on your next road trip...[More]

Chicken, Bacon & Tomato Salad
Dennis Weaver, The Prepared Pantry

This salad recipe was inspired by the perennially favorite club sandwich. It boasts chicken, bacon, tomato, and mozzarella on a bed of spinach greens and is topped with a creamy vinaigrette.
The dressing can be made with either yogurt or mayonnaise -- whichever you prefer. It's made with equal parts lime juice and honey with just a bit of prepared mustard. If you prefer, use a commercial dressing...[More]

Turkey, Spinach & Feta Cheese Salad
Dennis Weaver, The Prepared Pantry

Those little bags of prepackaged salad greens that you can find at the supermarket are perfect for the road. They'll keep for several days in a cooler. If you mix the salad before you leave, the greens will get soggy. Package up the components and mix the salad on the road when you're ready to eat...[More]

A Muffin Built for the Road
Dennis Weaver, The Prepared Pantry

A good homemade muffin just seems to make the day go a little better -- but who has time to make muffins when you're getting ready for a road trip? Enter "The Refrigerator Muffin." With refrigerator muffins, you can make the batter ahead of time and store it in the refrigerator. Just before you pack the car...[More]

Mix and Match Granola
Dennis Weaver, The Prepared Pantry

I think back over our road trips, when the kids were still young. Every time we stopped, they wanted to buy a "treat". Sometimes we relented. When we relented, our road trips tended to turn into junk food trips. Now our kids are older... and we know about granola...[More]

ANZAC Biscuits
Dennis Weaver, The Prepared Pantry

During World War II, the citizenry of Australia came up with a cookie -- biscuits, they called them -- to supply the troops with something that would travel well, keep well, and provide lots of energy. Folks packaged them in tins by the thousands and sent them to the troops. Called ANZAC Biscuits, they became a national institution...[More]

Date Nut Bread with Butterscotch Sauce
Dennis Weaver, The Prepared Pantry

This recipe can really be anything that you want. Don't like dates? That's okay -- use raisins or dried apples. Think of it as method, not just a recipe. What really makes this unique is that it's made without an oven. You can take it backpacking, to the campground, or use it in your RV. Make it up as a mix before you leave home. You'll find this a convenient and tasty addition to your road food arsenal....[More]

Santa Fe Sopaipillas
Dennis Weaver, The Prepared Pantry

We're always up for fresh bread away from home and we like the versatility of these sopaipillas. They are great at home or in an RV -- as an accompaniment for meals, a vehicle for our favorite Mexican foods, or dipped in cinnamon and sugar and served as a snack for the kids. But they also work as camping food...[More]

Fred Worster, the MAINEiac Chef, traveled via modem with RoadTrip America for nearly a year before he passed away on April 26, 1997. His illness never dampened his zest for life and his love of good food. This collection of roadtrip recipes is dedicated to his memory. Click here for Fred Worster's recipe for authentic Indian Pudding.
Corn Pudding
Wilma Garnett
Chesterfield, Virginia

Artichoke Frittata
ulie Newman,
Torrington, Wyoming

Swiss Potato Burgers
Dick Miller,
Arapahoe, Wyoming

Pam's Pate
Pam Buesnell,
Sydney, Australia

Ron Gillentine's Urban Legend/Neiman Marcus Chocolate Chip Cookies
Ron Gillentine
Pasadena, California

New England Baked Indian Pudding
Fred Worster, The MAINEiac Chef
Manchester, Maine
Curried Lima Beans
Lois Harmsen
Cape Cod, Massachussetts

"When You Gotta Have 'Em Fast" Chocolate Chip Cookies
Christine Pasek,
Tonawanda, New York

Cinnamon Coffee
Edd & Nina Hendee,
Taste of Texas Restaurant,
Houston, Texas

Aunt Elizabeth's Mustard
Elizabeth Hantke
Oak Beach, New York

Lemon Sherbet
Ralph Brennesholtz
Titioute, Pennsylvania

Seed Cake
Libby Brennesholtz
Pleasantville, New York

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