Friday, June 17, 2016

Recipe Weekend / Cookbook Review:150 Best Recipes in Foil: Ovens, BBQ, Camping by Marilyn Haugen

Disclosure / Disclaimer: I received this book free of charge,from Robert Rose Publishing, for blog posting purposes on this blog. No other compensation, monetary or in kind, has been received or implied for this post. Nor was I told how to post about it,  all opinions are my own.

here's a great book that Dad, the outdoor cook, will love too!

:150 Best Recipes in Foil: Ovens, BBQ, Camping cover


Whether you’re a camper, a backyard griller, a fan of tailgate parties or like to rely on your tried and true oven, these creative recipes are so fast and easy they’re bound to become part of your cooking repertoire.

The camping recipes range from breakfasts to entrées to desserts, and are designed for a 4- to 7-day camping trip, with perishable food items to be used up within the first few days and subsequent meals to rely on canned or dry-packed ingredients. Many of the staple ingredients can be used in multiple recipes, for minimal packing and easy storage.

The delicious grilling and oven recipes offer incredible convenience with minimal cleanup — a winning combination for busy home chefs. Many of the dishes can be made ahead of time and refrigerated or frozen for a speedy lunch, cocktail party, tailgate party, spontaneous weekend barbecue or no-fuss weeknight meal.

Most of the recipes are designed to serve four people, but they can easily be scaled down to serve one or two people, or scaled up to serve a crowd!


You might just find yourself making up these packets for easy Summer cooking, that doesn't heat up the house! You can cook them in the oven too! You'll LOVE the easy cleanup too! Recipes cover everything from breakfast to lunch, to dinner and desserts! The recipes are super easy to follow and there are side tip and notes included, to help you take the recipes up a notch, or to offer time saving advice. Which means Dad or kids learning to cook, can all follow along without Mom having to help (much). In fact, this book would be fun to help teach the kids math concepts over the Summer too! Ha, math ed while camping, you have to love that! The recipes are in black and white, but there are 16 pages in 2 color sections to show you what a good sample of the recipes should look like.

Here's  recipe that my mom used to make when we camped- it is SO easy! 
Beef-Stuffed Pepper Boats
Makes 6 servings
These Italian-seasoned stuffed pepper boats have a zesty, full-flavored taste that is very satisfying.
Beef-Stuffed Pepper Boats


6 sheets heavy-duty foil, sprayed with nonstick cooking spray

2 lbs 80/20 (lean) ground beef 

1 1/2 cups Water

12 cups instant brown rice

1 zucchini, chopped 

1/2 tsp dried Italian seasoning

2⁄3 cups spaghetti sauce, divided

1⁄2cups shredded mozzarella cheese, divided

3 large bell peppers (1 green, 1 red, 1 yellow), halved lengthwise and cored 3


Ahead of time:

1. In a large skillet, over medium-high heat, cook beef, breaking it up with a spoon, for 5 to 6 minutes or until no longer pink. Drain off fat.

2. Meanwhile, in a medium saucepan, bring 1 1/2 cups (375 mL) water to a boil over high heat. Stir in rice. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover and simmer for 5 minutes. Remove from heat and let stand for 5 minutes, then stir in beef, zucchini, Italian seasoning, 1 cup (250 mL) spaghetti sauce and 1 cup (250 mL) cheese.

3. Place a pepper half on each prepared foil sheet. Spoon beef mixture into pepper halves, dividing evenly, and top with the remaining sauce and cheese. Fold edges of foil up into a bowl shape around the pepper. Spoon 1 tbsp (15 mL) water into the bottom of each packet. Fold foil into tent-style packets and seal edges tightly. Refrigerate for up to 3 days.

At the Campsite

4. Prepare campfire coals. Place packets on hot coals and cook for 20 to 25 minutes or until filling is heated through and peppers are tender and the edges are crisp.

About the Author:

Marilyn Haugen is passionate about cooking and entertaining and has turned this passion into a successful cookbook career. Marilyn is the author of 150 Best Breakfast Sandwich Maker Recipes, designed to help busy moms, college students and people on-the-go make a quick, easy and nutritious breakfast sandwich, light meal or snack, as well as 150 Best Spiralizer Recipes, a fun and creative way to introduce more fruits and vegetables into your diet Visit her blog, for more info. Marilyn resides in Wisconsin.

1 comment:

  1. I do love stuffed peppers. These look good; I need to take a look at this cookbook.


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