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!

Heart Healthy Chili

This is a tasty chili that comes together quickly after chopping  some fresh vegetables. Want more recipes like this?  Check out my Leisure Adventure cookbook at: https://smallkitchenbigflavors.blog/   Chili simmering on the stove. Ingredients: 2 tablespoons x-tra virgin olive oil 1 cup onion, diced 1 jalapeno pepper, diced finely 3 cloves garlic, dice/mince finely 1/2 yellow, […]Read More

Red Raspberry Lemon Tart

Came up with this recipe to use up some things I had available.  Everyone loved it! Nice vibrant colors, a flaky crust, tangy lemon and the sweet sour bite of the fresh ripe raspberries! Bake in Convection oven at 400 degrees until golden brown less than 20 minutes usually. Want more recipes like this?  Check […]Read More

Microwave Cooking & Baking Tips for the RVer

The microwave is familiar to many RVers for quick re-heat of leftovers and warming up coffee or water. Listed below are some tips to make microwaving even more successful in preparing a snack or a meal. Want more recipes like this?  Check out my Leisure Adventure cookbook at: https://smallkitchenbigflavors.blog/   Starting temperature makes a Difference Microwave […]Read More

Microwave Muffins

Here is a muffin recipe inspired by a fellow Roadtreker's desire for quick microwave muffins in minutes!  This recipe is easy, tasty, fast and fresh and once you make the batter, you can store it in the fridge and use as you desire for one or more muffins at a time….anytime in the next 2 weeks.  […]Read More

Ball Jar Apple Tarts

These apple tarts are simple to make, easy to store and down home delicious and store nicely.  You can make these ahead of time or in the RV using the stovetop and convection oven. Want more recipes like this?  Check out my Leisure Adventure cookbook at: https://smallkitchenbigflavors.blog/   Ingredients 1 Pillsbury readymade refrigerated pie dough 5 […]Read More

Selecting Fresh Fruit

Farmers Markets in some areas are open year round while others are just opening for the start of their season. The fresh variety of delicious fruit and vegetables that are in season in the Spring is amazing. When traveling in your RV search out these open air produce markets and plan to get there early to select the […]Read More

Lemon Dill Salmon with Sauteed Spinach

Here is a simple tasty and healthy dinner that will be ready in less than 30 minutes. Want more recipes like this?  Check out my Leisure Adventure cookbook at: https://smallkitchenbigflavors.blog/   Serves: 2 Ingredients for sauteed salmon 2 salmon fresh or defrosted filets 1 lemon, sliced half of the lemon into thin cross cuts reserve the […]Read More

Vegan French Toast

This breakfast idea can be prepared easily on your stove top or in a skillet on the grill. Top the French toast with some fresh berries for a camp friendly breakfast. Want more recipes like this?  Check out my Leisure Adventure cookbook at: https://smallkitchenbigflavors.blog/   Serves 2 Ingredients: 2 slices of thick bread – Set aside […]Read More

Vegetarian Meatloaf

  A meatless meatloaf that can be put together quickly and in the same loaf pan you bake it in. Want more recipes like this?  Check out my Leisure Adventure cookbook at: https://smallkitchenbigflavors.blog/   Bake 350  Time 65 – 70 min. Serves 4-5 Ingredients: 16 ounces cottage cheese 4 eggs, beaten 4 oz. baby bella mushrooms, […]Read More

Chipolte Chicken

Easy grill recipe for spicy chicken. This tastes great with the watermelon feta salad. Want more recipes like this?  Check out my Leisure Adventure cookbook at: https://smallkitchenbigflavors.blog/   Serves 3-4             Ingredients: 1   7 oz. can chipolte chilies in adobo sauce 1 cup  tomato sauce 6-8 chicken thighs 2 lemons […]Read More

Homemade BBQ sauce

If you like BBQ sauce but are not a fan of the corn syrup laden selections in the grocery isle. Experiment with making a homemade sauce and keep the sauce in your fridge. Listed below is an easy sauce that is great on chicken, beef and Kansas City pork ribs. Want more recipes like this?  […]Read More

Bolognese Pizza

I made a significant amount of Bolognese sauce for spaghetti the other day so I served and re-served the same sauce for various meals over a few days.  Here is a Bolognese pizza I came up with that is simple and tasty. Want more recipes like this?  Check out my Leisure Adventure cookbook at: https://smallkitchenbigflavors.blog/   […]Read More

Grilled Steak

This steak is a crowd pleaser and waiting to be grilled when the time is right. Want more recipes like this?  Check out my Leisure Adventure cookbook at: https://smallkitchenbigflavors.blog/   Ingredients: 2    1  1/2″ frozen filet mignon or rib eye steak Salt and Pepper to taste Directions: For gas grill: For frozen steaks… Clean and lightly […]Read More

Crab Cakes

This recipe that can be prepared with a hand full of pantry items and some mayonnaise and still make an impressive main meal. Serves 4 Ingredients:  1 12 oz. can of lump crabmeat                                              […]Read More

Jambalaya

Here is a version of Jambalaya that I came up with using foods I had on hand in the fridge and pantry. Want more recipes like this?  Check out my Leisure Adventure cookbook at: https://smallkitchenbigflavors.blog/   Ingredients: 1 1/2 tablespoons vegetable oil 4 boneless skinless chicken thighs, cut into chunks or slices approx. 1/2″ by 2″ […]Read More