Mary Jane Curry

Mary Jane Curry and husband Jeff love RVing and travel in a 2013 Roadtrek RS Adventurous motorhome. She is a Nurse Practitioner, Physician Assistant and Registered Nurse in Emergency and Occupational Medicine, and is nearing retirement and has great enthusiasm for the travels and adventures awaiting. Her love of food science and food presentation led her to pursue a secondary career about 10 years ago when she became a certified Personal Chef and owner of Custom Cuisine in Southern California. She received her training and certification through the United States Personal Chef Association, an organization with Personal Chef membership in both the US and Canada. She plans to share many recipes here for RVers!

Parmesan Tomatoes

Grilled Stuffed Tomatoes A quick tasty side dish that is simple to prepare. The tomato can serve as an edible bowl and filled with any one of a number of ingredients. Some ideas for tomato stuffing: cooked rice, couscous or a parmesan mayonnaise as listed below. Substitute the cheese and mayo for vegan friendly ingredients […]Read More

Baked Zucchini and Cheese

A simple side dish that tastes delicious!  We made this for the main dish and served with a side salad but you could easily have this as an appetizer or side dish. Want more recipes like this?  Check out my Leisure Adventure cookbook at: https://smallkitchenbigflavors.blog/   Serves: 2 Bake at 350 degrees in the oven or […]Read More

Crab Enchiladas

  Combine these ingredients together for a meal and like the results. Want more recipes like this?  Check out my Leisure Adventure cookbook at: https://smallkitchenbigflavors.blog/   Serves 4-5 Bake 350 degree oven or 325 degree Convection oven * note: total swiss cheese for recipe 1 1/2 cups. 5 flour tortillas 8 oz.  whipped (style) cream cheese […]Read More

Tangy Cole Slaw

Grilling is popular when preparing meals while traveling in your RV and/or camping. The recipe that follows is for an acidic cole slaw that provides a pleasant contrast of flavors, complimenting grilled/BBQ chicken or meat that has had a slathering of BBQ sauce applied during the final phases of grilling. Want more recipes like this?  […]Read More

Blueberry Sour Cream Buckle

A rustic style blueberry cake that is great for breakfast, a snack or dessert. Prepare this ‘quick bread' in on regular oven or convection oven.  Lowered the temperature to 350 degrees if using convection. Want more recipes like this?  Check out my Leisure Adventure cookbook at: https://smallkitchenbigflavors.blog/   Ingredients 1/2 cube of butter 3/4 cup sugar 1 […]Read More

Vegan Peanut Butter cookies

  Vegan gluten-free cookies that will easily store at room temperature in a ziplock bag. Prepare in advance of your RV trip or in a convection or traditional oven while camping. Want more recipes like this?  Check out my Leisure Adventure cookbook at: https://smallkitchenbigflavors.blog/ Makes 2 dozen cookies Ingredients 1 cup creamy or chunky peanut butter […]Read More

Grilled Trdelnik

One of the latest dessert crazes in Prague is Trdelnik, commonly known as Chimney Cake in North America. This concoction consisting of a grilled bread that is coated with chocolate and Nutella and then filled with a creamy custard or soft serve ice cream.  As if that is not amazing enough, the spiral layered pastry dough is dredged […]Read More

Watermelon Feta Salad

A delicious summer salad. Want more recipes like this?  Check out my Leisure Adventure cookbook at: https://smallkitchenbigflavors.blog/   Serves  6             Ingredients 3 cups seedless watermelon, cut into 1 1/2″ cubes 1 cup feta cheese, crumbled 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes coarse ground pepper to taste. Variation:  Add  1/2 thinly sliced red […]Read More

Strawberry Pecan Bread with Orange zest strawberry butter

A moist and delicious strawberry bread recipe.  You can use fresh diced strawberries or frozen strawberries that are drained and diced. Want more recipes like this?  Check out my Leisure Adventure cookbook at: https://smallkitchenbigflavors.blog/   Pre heat oven: 350   Baking time: 50 – 70 minutes   Makes: 2 loaf pans or 2 small rectangular pyrex pans Ingredients 3 cups […]Read More

Peanut butter cookies

Here is an easy delicious peanut butter cookie for a snack or dessert. It can be prepared in advance of your RV trip or in a convection oven while camping. Want more recipes like this?  Check out my Leisure Adventure cookbook at: https://smallkitchenbigflavors.blog/   Makes: 1 dozen cookies             Ingredients: 1 […]Read More

Grilled Fruit Pie

Fresh Fruit Grilled Pie… Grill a fruit pie on one of your RV camping adventures. You can convert your grill into an oven for many things just by inverting and elevating a heat friendly ‘metal pan' placed onto the grill.  Next place the pan with the food item to be baked on top of the inverted pan. […]Read More

Lemon Pecan Couscous Salad

A refreshing recipe for a side dish or a light lunch/dinner by adding diced leftover chicken, turkey, meat to the couscous.  As a substitute for meat add raw or a cooked diced vegetable or tofu. This recipe can be prepared with no cooking involved. When planning a menu for your camping or RV trip, consider adding the ingredients […]Read More

Grilled Pizza at your campsite

If you  pizza while you are camping?  Try my recipe for grill pizza that you can cook it on a grill at your campsite. Want more recipes like this?  Check out my Leisure Adventure cookbook at: https://smallkitchenbigflavors.blog/   Grilled Pizza Serves 4-6 Ingredients For the Dough 1 package of ready made pizza dough (Trader Joe's) OR […]Read More

Delicious Scones

Here is a recipe I came up with that  produces scones that are moist and have great texture. I baked these scones in a convection oven. Want more recipes like this?  Check out my Leisure Adventure cookbook at: https://smallkitchenbigflavors.blog/   Makes 6 large scones Ingredients 2 cups all purpose flour 1/4 cup almond flour 1/2 cup dark […]Read More

Grilled Salmon with soy sauce marinade

Preparing salmon on the grill is a favorite of many campers, due the firm texture of the fish and the high oil content that keeps the fish moist and flavorful.  The question some campers have is ‘when the best time is to turn the fish after it is on the grill to avoid the fish from sticking' […]Read More

St. Patrick’s Day Brownies

St. Patrick's Day inspired ‘guinness' brownies. These brownies were baked in a regular oven.  Suggest you wait 24 hours before cutting into these brownies to allow time for the Guinness to mingle with the chocolate and settle the flavors…really!!! Be patient, it is worth the wait  The brownies are very moist and after a day […]Read More

Skillet Cornbread on the Grill

Here's a skillet cornbread I developed that works out well for a side dish when traveling in your RV or camping. The recipe can be adapted to be vegan friendly and is a natural to compliment grilled/bbq entree's.  * see vegan substitute. Want more recipes like this?  Check out my Leisure Adventure cookbook at: https://smallkitchenbigflavors.blog/   […]Read More

Chicken and White Bean Chili

A pot of Chili can be the perfect one dish meal when planning food for camping. Want more recipes like this?  Check out my Leisure Adventure cookbook at: https://smallkitchenbigflavors.blog/     Good ‘ol comfort food… so versatile for lunch or dinner. You can easily change various ingredients to suit what you have on hand, including the […]Read More