Oatmeal Cranberry Cookies

These cookies are moist and their texture is chewy. Individually wrap each cookie in plastic wrap and store in a resealable plastic bag.  This will make the cookies easy to pack for lunches, where ever the lunch box happens to be. Enjoy.     1 package Spice Cake Mix 4 large egg whites 1 cup […]

Lunch Box Blues

The Outdoor Epicurean knows it is difficult to remain enthusiastic when it comes to take from home lunches or an office lunch.  As a former teacher, I would bring the leftover dinner from the night before and heat it in the teacher’s lounge.  Most students do not have this option. While we make our children’s […]

Zucchini Bread

Today continues with The Outdoor Epicurean’s second installment in our Preservation Kitchen with the thoughts of excess zucchini in the garden. In previous posts, we covered zucchini relish, donating your bumper crop to a food bank or meals on wheels, and zucchini chips. Zucchini bread with cranberries is one of the mysteries in the bread […]

Broccoli Salad

This could become your go-to salad because of its ease of preparation. It makes a great lunch of leftovers and is delicious.  I hope you enjoy it as much as my family does. The Best, Always, Margaret      

Shell Pasta Salad with Scallops

This recipe continues with The Outdoor Epicurean’s goal of providing you with easy to make and delicious pasta salads that can be enjoyed at a picnic or at home during a hot summer night.  The salad can  be made in advance and transported to the picnic in a chilled wide mouth thermos. The best always, […]

Easy Dinner Pasta Salad

The Outdoor Epicurean is beginning a series of pasta salad recipes that will make you life a lot easier. The beautiful of pasta salad is that it can be made and advance. If the recipe calls for fresh ingredients, they can be added at the last minute. Pasta salad can be beautiful as well as […]

What do you think we eat?

We have all heard the expression “You are what you eat.” For a person who painstakingly packs the lunchbox of their child, we know that we will never find out if your healthy lunch was traded for a bag of chips and a candy bar. That is unless you volunteer for lunch duty every day. […]

The Creative Lunch Box

This is first in a series in which I want to share with you easy, nutritious and inviting away-from-home meals that your children will enjoy. Home prepared lunches sends the message to your child that they are loved. It is unrealistic to think there won’t be days when your schedule does not permit the time […]

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