Author: Mary Zalmanek

Chocolate Truffle Cupcakes

Chocolate Truffle Cupcakes

Chocolate Truffle Cupcakes are delicious and gluten-free. They are even better when topped with raspberry sauce and lemon creme fraiche. To give them a fancy look, garnish with a mint leaf and a fresh raspberry. When I first started making this gluten-free dessert, I made it as a cake in […]

 
Date Nut Muffins

Date Nut Muffins

Date Nut Muffins have been one of my favorite foods for Christmas brunch for many years. I recently discovered that, according to HolidayInsights.com, December 22 is National Date Nut Bread Day. Yay! In the spirit of the season, this year we are having date nut bread on the 22nd and […]

 
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Yuma and Parker

This article about Yuma and Parker was originally published in the December 2018 issue of MotorHome magazine. Bordertown Beauties   Yuma and Parker: A Tale of Two Arizona Cities Pleasant temperatures, plenty of sunshine, outdoor recreation, tasty food, musical entertainment, local history, and natural and man-made wonders make Yuma and Parker, Arizona, […]

 
Grilled Caesar with Chicken

Grilled Caesar Salad with Chicken

Grilled Caesar Salad with Chicken is a variation of that beloved classic salad invented out of necessity so many years ago. Do you know the history behind Caesar salad? According to Wikipedia, on July 4, 1924, Caesar Cardini created this salad when his restaurant in Tijuana, Mexico ran out of ingredients […]

 
Mushroom and onion burgers

Mushroom and Onion Burgers

Mushroom and onion burgers — made from ground beef, bison, turkey or plant-based meat — are covered in sautéed mushrooms and caramelized onions. While this has been my go-to recipe for burgers for years, two movies we recently watched on Netflix made me feel even better about this dish. Fabulous […]

 
Orange Blossom Pie

Orange Blossom Pie

Orange and ginger lovers will gobble up this orange blossom pie. Make it vegan-friendly by using plant-based butter and cream cheese. Way back in the 1990s, someone brought an orange blossom pie to work for some sort of celebration. Everyone loved it, and I asked for the recipe. The crust […]

 
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Meal Planning

This Meal Planning article was originally published in the September 2020 issue of MotorHome Magazine.  Meal Planning to Make a Single Shopping Trip Last Two Weeks As an enthusiastic motorhome owner since 2002, I found that one of the things I love most about the RV lifestyle is creating great […]

 
Grapefruit Martinis

Grapefruit Martinis

If you like grapefruit juice for breakfast, you’ll love grapefruit martinis for happy hour. I’ve been a fan of grapefruit juice forever, but I’d never had a grapefruit martini until that fateful day. It all started with a broken refrigerator… At 6:40 a.m. on May 2, 2021, we were ready […]

 
Sausage Egg Muffins

Sausage Egg Muffins

On a recent motorhome trip to Arizona, not only did we park in our friends’ driveway for several days, but Edna and Coke fed us some delicious meals. One of my favorites was an sausage egg casserole. This post contains a recipe for the casserole, as well as an adaptation […]

 
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10 Must-Have Items for Your RV

Here’s a list of 10 must-have items for your RV, just in time for Amazon Prime Day! It’s actually two days — June 21 and 22 — of great deals. My husband, Jim, and I order a lot from Amazon, so it makes sense for us to be Amazon Prime […]