Trail Cooking

Herb Beef with Mushroom Gravy Revisited

Herb Beef with Mushroom Gravy was an early recipe on Freezer Bag Cooking (which became TrailCooking). It's fun to come back to these old recipes that didn't have photos, and also upgrade the ingredients used. There are so many more choices with ingredients than there was 15 to 20 years ago. The recipe was a… Continue reading Herb Beef with Mushroom Gravy Revisited

Trail Cooking

Quick Beef Stroganoff Revisited

One of the first recipes that was put on the Freezer Bag Cooking website, (which predated TrailCooking) was this pasta dish. This was a long time ago, in the early years of developing and writing recipes. It was submitted by a reader, and to be honest, I never got it made - the recipe is… Continue reading Quick Beef Stroganoff Revisited

Trail Cooking

Chicken Egg Drop Soup

This recipe came out of finding a couple of boxes of soup mix in the prepper pantry that were close to their use by date. I thought about how to take a boring packet of soup and to make it filling. A perfect spot of soup on cold winter days, it packs a lot of… Continue reading Chicken Egg Drop Soup

Freeze Drying · Trail Cooking

Freeze-Drying Yogurt For The Trail

Freeze-dried yogurt is a great treat for the trail. Both adults and children enjoy it - and you can rehydrate it with cool water to make fresh yogurt as well. We made large ice cubes here, but you can make it into drops, for young children. They quickly melt that way in the mouth. It's… Continue reading Freeze-Drying Yogurt For The Trail

Local Adventures

Local Adventures: The Hunt For The Story of Chief Charlie Snakelum

Our hikes are not always just hiking, sometimes they blend into homeschooling and beyond. Walker, our middle child, is in 7th grade this year. 7th grade requires Washington State history to be taught (though isn't enough time spent on it in public school), and my goal is to teach all sides of history, not just… Continue reading Local Adventures: The Hunt For The Story of Chief Charlie Snakelum