Bay Leaves in Flour

By Carolyn Shearlock © 2016 • all rights reserved

Putting a bay leaf in canisters of flour is great for keeping bugs out, but what about keeping the bay leaf out of your baking. Here’s a simple trick to solve that problem!

Moldy Bread

By Carolyn Shearlock © 2014 • all rights reserved

What do you do when the only bread aboard has a bit of mold? Can you go ahead and eat it?

How NOT To Fall For a Spray

By Carolyn Shearlock © 2013 • all rights reserved

Don’t have a serious injury from a stupid mistake! Take care when spraying pans . . .

Instant Read Thermometer Temperatures

By Carolyn Shearlock © 2013 • all rights reserved

Wonder if your burger is done? Or your steak? How about that loaf of bread? Never guess again — and never overcook things “just to be safe.”

Baking When It’s Hot?

By Carolyn Shearlock © 2013 • all rights reserved

I baked and “cooked as usual” all through the summer in the Sea of Cortez and Central America, even though it was plenty hot out. Here are a few tips on how I made it work.

Do You Love Making Cookies But Dread Washing Up?

By Carolyn Shearlock © 2013 • all rights reserved

The order that you measure ingredients can have a big impact on the clean up and how much water you’ll have to use!

Heating Tortillas

By Carolyn Shearlock © 2012 • all rights reserved

It takes just seconds to heat tortillas in a skillet and improves the taste SO much!

Bake a Delicious Coffee Cake on the Stove Top

By Carolyn Shearlock © 2012 • all rights reserved

My Streusel Coffee Cake recipe with step-by-step directions for baking it in the Omnia Stove Top Oven! Yes, you can have a special breakfast treat!

Faster Baking

By Carolyn Shearlock © 2012 • all rights reserved

An easy way to cut baking times in half or more, using less propane and putting less heat into the boat!

Grilled Garlic Bread

By Carolyn Shearlock © 2012 • all rights reserved

Aboard Que Tal, I often wanted just a couple of slices of garlic bread. I came up with a quick and easy way to do it — also great if you don’t have an oven.

Make a Better Pizza Crust

By Carolyn Shearlock © 2011 • all rights reserved

Try this method to make a wonderful pizzeria-style crispy and crunchy pizza crust aboard your boat!

Holiday Treats

By Carolyn Shearlock © 2011 • all rights reserved

Trying to do some holiday baking and frustrated by the lack of counter space, tiny oven and heat in the boat? Make it easier with this ideas!

Using Different Yeast Types

By Carolyn Shearlock © 2011 • all rights reserved

Stores carry a variety of types of yeast. What are the differences and which should you want to buy for making bread or pizza? Does it really matter? Can you substitute one for another?

When Do You Need to Preheat the Oven?

By Carolyn Shearlock © 2011 • all rights reserved

Some foods need a preheated oven; other don’t. Tips to help you know when you should preheat and when you can skip it.

Yeast Bread Making 101

By Carolyn Shearlock © 2011 • all rights reserved

Detailed, step-by-step directions for making great yeast bread by hand, with lots of photos and pointers to ensure that you have a great outcome!

Toast without a Toaster

By Carolyn Shearlock © 2011 • all rights reserved

4 ways to make toast if you don’t have a toaster — easy on a boat, RV or camping!

Bake Bread on the Grill

By Carolyn Shearlock © 2011 • all rights reserved

Bread baked on the grill is easy and keeps heat out of the boat galley or kitchen.

Baking Bread on the Stove Top: Yeast Breads

By Carolyn Shearlock © 2011 • all rights reserved

How to bake yeast breads on the stove top in a Dutch oven

Making Quick Breads Healthier

By Carolyn Shearlock © 2011 • all rights reserved

General guidelines for making your quick breads (ones made with baking powder) lower in calories without sacrificing flavor.

Baking on the Stove Top: Quick Breads

By Carolyn Shearlock © 2011 • all rights reserved

How to bake quick breads (made with baking powder) in a Dutch oven on the stove top.

Baking Powder: Tips and Substitutions

By Carolyn Shearlock © 2010 • all rights reserved

Two tips for making sure your baking powder is good and several substitutions if you’re out.

5 Tips for Baking Bread on a Boat

By Carolyn Shearlock © 2010 • all rights reserved

Baking bread from scratch isn’t all that difficult, and these 5 tips will make it even easier.

3 Keys to Easier Hand Mixing

By Carolyn Shearlock © 2010 • all rights reserved

If you’re going to use a mixing spoon to hand mix batter or dough, keep these 3 keys in mind!

Using a Glass Pan Instead of Metal

By Carolyn Shearlock © 2010 • all rights reserved

If recipe calls for a metal baking pan and you use a glass one, you need to make this important change in the baking temperature.

Changing the Pan Size

By Carolyn Shearlock © 2010 • all rights reserved

The key for successfully using a different size pan when baking, or when doubling a recipe.

Using a Galley Oven

By Carolyn Shearlock © 2010 • all rights reserved

5 things you need to know about using an oven on a boat

Using a Baking Stone

By Carolyn Shearlock © 2010 • all rights reserved

How to use a baking stone (also called a pizza stone) in a boat galley oven.