Grilling Veggies

By Carolyn Shearlock © 2015 • all rights reserved

Throwing your veggies on the grill is a great way to keep the heat out of the boat in the summer. Better yet, they’re delicious!

Bacon Cheddar Ranch Dip

By Carolyn Shearlock © 2015 • all rights reserved

YUM! A favorite recipe. Mary from Gimme Shelter shows how she makes it.

10 Great Meals When Underway

By Carolyn Shearlock © 2014 • all rights reserved

Ten of my “go-to” meals to prepare ahead of time when we’re going to be eating underway.

Vanilla Rum

By Carolyn Shearlock © 2014 • all rights reserved

Tired of the same old rum drinks? Try making Vanilla Rum! Warning: you have to plan ahead . . .

Green Beer

By Carolyn Shearlock © 2014 • all rights reserved

Not just beer, but lots of drinks can be made green for St. Patrick’s Day. And it’s a great excuse for getting together with friends!

Making Chili

By Carolyn Shearlock © 2014 • all rights reserved

Recipe and detailed tips on making chili, including substitutions, making sure it’s not too spicy for guests and more.

Making Beer Bread

By Carolyn Shearlock © 2014 • all rights reserved

Fast, easy recipe with lots of options. I tell the basic recipe and then how I changed it for a particular meal.

Cold Weather Favorites

By Carolyn Shearlock © 2013 • all rights reserved

Twelve of my favorite cold-weather recipes, guaranteed to warm you AND the boat up!

Sweet & Sour Cabbage and Bacon

By Carolyn Shearlock © 2013 • all rights reserved

Sounds strange, but this is a great tasting and fairly quick meal. Dave loves it!

Tuxedo Soup

By Carolyn Shearlock © 2013 • all rights reserved

As the weather is turning cooler in the Northern Hemisphere, I’ve gotten a request for more cold weather recipes. Here’s one of my favorites!

Dog Treats – DIY

By Carolyn Shearlock © 2013 • all rights reserved

The whole concept of “companion dog” is foreign in many places — there, dogs are for work and security. So it’s sometimes hard to find treats — or you may just want to know what they’re eating or avoid certain ingredients. It’s easy to make your own!

English Muffin Bread

By Carolyn Shearlock © 2013 • all rights reserved

What a special treat for breakfast . . . and not hard at all to make! Even if you’ve never made bread before, you can do it.

Coconut Macaroons

By Carolyn Shearlock © 2013 • all rights reserved

Super easy to make with just two ingredients and endless ways to decorate for any holiday — great for anyone and perfect for kids, even toddlers can “help”

Brownies in the Omnia Stove Top Oven

By Carolyn Shearlock © 2013 • all rights reserved

An easy boat-friendly brownie recipe, sized to fit the Omnia Stove Top Oven, with alternate instructions for baking in a conventional oven.

Mincemeat Cookies

By Carolyn Shearlock © 2012 • all rights reserved

Is mincemeat a traditional “holiday smell” for you? Instead of a pie, try making these cookies — they’re much easier on a boat and keep the tradition alive!

Sugar Cookies

By Carolyn Shearlock © 2012 • all rights reserved

A very boat-friendly and kid-friendly recipe . . . and good any time of the year, not just Christmas!

No-Bake Booze Balls

By Carolyn Shearlock © 2012 • all rights reserved

Here’s a wonderful and easy treat that doesn’t require a lot of counter space or even an oven . . . and everyone will love!

Biscuits in the Omnia Stove Top Baking Oven

By Carolyn Shearlock © 2012 • all rights reserved

Fresh hot biscuits — for breakfast or with dinner — are easy even without a conventional oven. Literally 15 minutes from start to eat!

Roast Veggies in the Omnia Oven

By Carolyn Shearlock © 2012 • all rights reserved

It’s easy to make great roast veggies even if you don’t have a conventional oven. The Omnia Stove Top Oven roasts them rather than steaming them as can happen with other methods.

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!

Pumpkin Squares

By Carolyn Shearlock © 2012 • all rights reserved

An easy holiday/fall/winter dessert — the traditional pumpkin taste, with a lot less work. An added bonus is that it doesn’t take any special storage!

Sea Water Bread

By Carolyn Shearlock © 2012 • all rights reserved

No, you can’t drink it . . . but you can get meals from the sea even when you’re offshore and nothing is even nibbling that line you’re dragging!

Cooking Kingfish

By Carolyn Shearlock © 2012 • all rights reserved

Kingfish (king mackerel) is usually smoked, particularly the larger ones. But you can turn it into “poor man’s lobster” very easily . . . and it’s even a boat-friendly recipe with no smoker needed!

Lin Pardey’s Mussel Chowder

By Carolyn Shearlock © 2012 • all rights reserved

Lin Pardey shares a great mussel chowder recipe with TBG readers.

Sami’s Shrimp Tacos

By Carolyn Shearlock © 2012 • all rights reserved

Shrimp and mango tacos . . . a little bit spicy, a little bit sweet . . . and totally wonderful!

Cucumber Dressing or Dip

By Carolyn Shearlock © 2012 • all rights reserved

Simple, easy and delicious! Works well as a salad dressing, dip (with vegetables, crackers or chips) or as salsa-ish topping on tacos, chicken or anything else!

My Favorite Pork Chops

By Carolyn Shearlock © 2012 • all rights reserved

Growing up, I LOVED the pork chops at The Embers restaurant in Mt. Pleasant, Michigan. They even gave away the recipe! Here, I’ve modified it a bit to make a smaller portion, reduce the sodium some and make it a tad more “boat friendly” — but with all the flavor of the original!!

Spicy Canned Corn

By Carolyn Shearlock © 2012 • all rights reserved

Instead of just heating up a can of corn, spend just a couple extra minutes to add flavor and interest!

Drew’s Jambalaya

By Carolyn Shearlock © 2012 • all rights reserved

Looking for a a great one-pot make-ahead-and-reheat meal? Whether for a weekend on the boat, heading out on a passage, or a hearty meal on a cool day, jambalaya is great. Add some friends, music and cold beer and you’ve got a party!!

Mexican Layered Dip

By Carolyn Shearlock © 2012 • all rights reserved

Looking for a “special” appetizer? Mexican Layered Dip is great when appetizers will stand in for a meal, such as an extended happy hour or while watching a sports event!

Barbecue Sauce

By Carolyn Shearlock © 2012 • all rights reserved

Can’t get BBQ sauce where you are? Or out? It’s easy to make your own!

Fish or Chicken Tacos

By Carolyn Shearlock © 2012 • all rights reserved

Baja-style fish tacos are a fantastic treat! This recipe is adapted to be a little more boat-friendly that the true deep-fried fish tacos that you find in Mexico while retaining the same flavor. Make them as spicy as you like with your choice of toppings!

Make Your Own Taco Seasoning

By Carolyn Shearlock © 2012 • all rights reserved

Make your own taco seasoning: you control how spicy or mild it is, naturally low sodium and much cheaper than buying packets. And I prefer the flavor!

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.

Quick Biscuits

By Carolyn Shearlock © 2012 • all rights reserved

Drop biscuits are both a lot faster and a lot less messy to clean up than rolled biscuits — and they taste great!

Spinach & Tomatoes

By Carolyn Shearlock © 2011 • all rights reserved

Who knew canned spinach could actually taste good? It does, with this recipe!

Turtle Brownies

By Carolyn Shearlock © 2011 • all rights reserved

A wonderful treat for a special occasion — with a variation in case you can’t get a German Chocolate cake mix.

Maple Granola

By Carolyn Shearlock © 2011 • all rights reserved

It’s easy to make your own granola and the ingredient list can be flexible to accomodate your tastes — and what you have available!

Gingerbread Cake

By Carolyn Shearlock © 2011 • all rights reserved

Like the idea of gingerbread men but not the work? Make a gingerbread cake and decorate it with a gingerbread man theme!

Cajun Seasoning

By Carolyn Shearlock © 2011 • all rights reserved

Make your own Cajun seasoning blend with far less sodium than most commercial blends and fantastic taste. Use it not just in Cajun cooking, but on rice, eggs, burgers and more to give lots of flavor!

Shrimp & Artichokes

By Carolyn Shearlock © 2011 • all rights reserved

A wonderful, simple and elegant dinner — and if you don’t have shrimp, substitute chicken or a fish fillet.

No-Knead Bread

By Carolyn Shearlock © 2011 • all rights reserved

No-Knead Bread is incredibly simple to make and a real treat to eat. Here’s a basic recipe, along with some tips for making it on a boat and ways to hurry it up.

Almost Hot Apple Cider

By Carolyn Shearlock © 2011 • all rights reserved

Craving hot apple cider but can’t get cider where you are? Try this tasty alternative!

Maple Pecan Chicken Casserole

By Carolyn Shearlock © 2011 • all rights reserved

A wonderful recipe, adapted for use with canned chicken — no refrigeration needed!

Omelet in a Bag

By Carolyn Shearlock © 2011 • all rights reserved

A great breakfast or brunch option for a crowd, where everyone gets to have just what they want. Adults love the choices, kids love the making!

Pork Chops in Cider

By Carolyn Shearlock © 2011 • all rights reserved

Whether you are looking for a great main dish recipe for a pressure cooker or a skillet, these pork chops are fantastic — always moist and incredibly easy!

Mexican Chicken Casserole

By Carolyn Shearlock © 2011 • all rights reserved

Easy and delicious Mexican-inspired chicken casserole, using canned chicken . . . lots of variations for whatever ingredients you have, and a stovetop version.

Happy Birthday Cake

By Carolyn Shearlock © 2011 • all rights reserved

A wonderful spice cake, made with oatmeal and a brown sugar-coconut-nut topping. Easy to make by hand — no beater required!

Crab Cakes Recipe

By Carolyn Shearlock © 2011 • all rights reserved

Easy, no-refrigeration-required recipe for crab cakes, with variations for lots of other canned or fresh meat . . . and they taste great!

Shrimp

By Carolyn Shearlock © 2011 • all rights reserved

How to clean, prepare and cook shrimp for a quick and easy cool dinner