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Friday, April 10, 2015

Secret Ingredient Makes This Snack Recipe


Crazy Mixed Up Gorp
    When cruising in a camper or boat and space is limited, I carry a few choice spice blends instead of a full spice rack. One of them is McCormick’s Salad Supreme. The other is  Jane’s Crazy Mixed Up Salt. I have no connection with either company.      

      Jane’s adds taste but not heat. I use it in cooked dishes and also set out small dishes of it  as a dip to go with platters of raw vegetables. This gorp uses one whole, small canister so it’s more economical to buy it in multi-packs
      If this brings you rave reviews in the campground, marina or poker nights at your house, adopt it as your signature snack recipe and keep my secret ingredient your secret too. 

Butter-flavor nonstick spray    
12 cups “lite” popcorn (3 one-quart microwave packets)
8 cups your favorite square cereals (two to four different varieties)
2 cups roasted whole roasted, unsalted almonds
2 cups roasted whole roasted, unsalted pecan halves
9.5-ounce canister of Jane’s Crazy Mixed Up Salt   
   
    As each batch of popcorn, cereal and nuts goes into a large, clean bag, spray lightly with butter-flavor, nonstick spray and sprinkle with some of the Jane’s salt.  Add any remaining Jane’s salt and shake bag gently to coat pieces evenly. Package by the cupful for travel or trail or serve it in big bowls. On the trail it’s great with cold water and an apple. At a party it’s perfect with longnecks. Makes 24 cups.

Friday, April 3, 2015

Homemade Snacks Save Money

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 Whether you're on the golf course, in your fishing boat, on the hiking trail or hit with the midnight hungries when you're tenting, these recipes will fill the bill.






  Smoky Stover Gorp
    This hearty gorp will see you through a pre-dawn vigil in a duck stand,  get you to the top of that yonder peak or stave off starvation while your delayed flight sits on the tarmac.

1 pound chunk of smoked gouda cheese
4 cups miniature cheese flavor rice cakes, broken in two or three pieces
2 cups whole walnut halves
4 cups unsalted plain popcorn
8 ounces pound low-fat, low-sodium turkey jerky,  cut in bite size
    Dice the cheese into a large bag, tossing with the other ingredients. Mix well.  Package by the cupful. Bring plenty of water and a piece of  fresh fruit to complete this pocket meal. Makes about 12 one-cup servings. 


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