Arizona RVing Recipes

Travel Snacks for Your Pets

dogs treats for campingTraveling with your fur-kids can make the whole trip even more enjoyable. They love to see new sights and meet new people just as much as you do. New foods, however, can be hard on their little tummies so bringing their favorites along with you is your best bet for a successful trip.

You can begin by carrying bottled water for your pets. Each area you visit will have different water quality and can be one of the first things to upset their stomachs. Having water of consistent quality will keep their stomachs settled.

Some healthy, natural treats that you can bring along are brown rice (you can pack it in ice cube trays and freeze – they will love it on a hot day), Sweet red peppers, slices of cooked pumpkin or sweet potato (try making them on the grill and you’ll love them too), apples that have been cored and the seeds removed, carrots, cauliflower, and mild cheese chunks are a big hit, too.

Bring enough of their regular pet food to feed them for the duration of your trip. You won’t have to switch their food or try to find their brand in an unfamiliar area. All of the treats can be packed in a nice little box especially for them. We’ve seen people use all types of containers, even plastic lidded tackle boxes which work well due to the multiple small sections to hold their treats.

You can make your own dog treats by using some of the recipes at 12 Recipes for Homemade Dog Treats. There, you’ll find a broad variety of flavors your pets will enjoy; even the picky eaters of the bunch. Hopefully, these ideas will give you all you need for keeping your pet happy, healthy, and having a memorable trip with the family.

November 11, 2017 / by / in Arizona Camping, Arizona Camping Recipes, Arizona RVing Recipes, AZ camping with pets, Pet Friendly RV Park AZ, RV Tips, Uncategorized
Some Favorite Arizona Recipes For You To Love

southwest recipes camping in AZOne of the most unique things about camping and RVing in Arizona is its memorable flavor profile. If you’re coming from an eastern state you will certainly experience new flavors while you are here. In case you would like to make this fabulous southwestern food yourself, we’re providing some popular recipes for Arizona favorites for you to try.

Fry Bread Tacos
These will haunt you once you get a chance to experience them and you’ll find yourself yearning for more. They bring the old-style taco to a whole new level by replacing the traditional flour tortilla with the most heavenly fry-bread you’ve ever had. They are filling, though, so plan to take leftovers with you if you’re eating out. If you’re cooking them in the RV, we’d even have them for breakfast. Yum!!

You’ll need a few simple ingredients such as pinto beans, shredded cheese, picante sauce, taco seasoning mix, ground beef, flour, baking powder, salt, and some milk. You’ll fry up the bread and then top it with your taco fixin’s. Make extra – you really are going to be raiding the fridge tonight!

You can see the recipe at Allrecipes’ Fry Bread Tacos II

Sweet Onion Pie
This savory onion delight is encased in a buttery crust and crammed with sweet onions. I pairs especially well with pork. The crust is easy. You’ll be crumbling up some Ritz type crackers in butter and pressing it into a pie pan. The filling is a fragrant blend of onions sauted in butter and garlic. Add some beaten eggs, whole milk, chives and sprinkle with cheese and paprika. The whole neighborhood will be making excuses to stop by.

You can get the recipe at Allrecipes’ Sweet Onion Pie

This is a favorite in the southwest for something sweet after a deliciouls meal. They can be served with honey or cinnamon & sugar, or both! You’ll need flour, baking powder, salt, shortening, water, and some oil for frying. Once you make the dough and drop it into the hot oil, you can watch it turn golden brown and begin to puff up into little pastries. So, so, so good!

You can get the recipe at Allrecipes’ Sopapillas

If you’d like to make some of our other culinary treasures, you’ll find plenty of ideas at Allrecipes’ Arizona Recipes

You’re going to love the food in Arizona while you explore in your RV. Here’s your chance to make these memorable southwest meals for yourself and your family along the way.


September 16, 2017 / by / in Arizona Camping, Arizona Camping Recipes, Arizona RVing, Arizona RVing Recipes
Tasty Fall Pumpkin Recipes for Camping Treats

pumpkin treats for campingIt’s Fall in Arizona and even though some parts of the state are still quite warm that doesn’t mean we don’t love pumpkin flavored everything this month. There’s just something about pumpkin in the autumn months that makes people feel cozy.

And when it comes to camping treats for the family, there are some really delicious recipes you can make ahead and bring with you. This benefits you by saving you time cooking at the campsite and gives you plenty of snacks to have available for your hungry camping kids. Found some delicious recipes you might like to try.

Pumpkin Spice Latte Mug Cakes
These are fast to make and they are delicious. You can make individual servings which keeps things simple because you know it’s rare when everyone is hungry at the same time. To make this treat in a coffee mug. You’ll need some Bisquick mix, sugar, some coffee, melted butter, pumpkin pie spice, salt, and whipped cream and ground cinnamon for topping. You simply mixed this together and pour it into two microwavable motives and then microwave it for about two minutes. Then you can top up with the whipped cream and a sprinkle of cinnamon and have a little bit of heaven as you sit around the campfire.

Mini Pumpkin Pies
These pumpkin pies are perfect because they are a sweet treat and finger food all rolled into one. You’ll use canned pumpkin, some Bisquick, sugar, evaporated milk, pumpkin pie spice, vanilla, eggs, and Cool Whip. Once you blend us all together you ported muffin cups and bake. You can make these ahead and pop them in the freezer and bring them with you when you come camping.

Gluten-free Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies
So many people are eating gluten-free these days that we wanted to be sure and give you a recipe for them. These cookies are fast to put together and they bake into soft and chewy bits of yummyness. You use canned pumpkin, butter, vanilla, egg, gluten-free chocolate chip cookie mix, raisins, cinnamon, and powdered sugar if you want to dust the tops. They bake up quickly and can be made at home to bring with you on your camping trip.

You can find the recipes and directions for all of these and more at 13 No Fail Pumpkin Desserts.

We we hope you thoroughly enjoy your full camping in Arizona and if you haven’t made your reservation yet be sure to do so soon. We look forward to seeing you.

September 9, 2017 / by / in Arizona Camping, Arizona Camping Recipes, Arizona RVing Recipes, RV Tips, Uncategorized
Hot Chocolate Recipes You Have to Taste to Believe

Hot chocolateOne of the best part of the winter months is that it means hot chocolate season has come back for a visit. It’s the time to snuggle up with a warm cup of creamy chocolate goodness whether you’re in Phoenix or Flagstaff, you’ll still enjoy the experience. You can jazz up the traditional recipe if you’re feeling adventurous and some of these just may become a new family favorite.

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Peppermint Hot Chocolate – We’re passed the holiday season but our mouths don’t know it and will welcome the taste of peppermint and chocolate. You’ll be using cream, sugar, milk, vanilla, cocoa, chocolate chips, and peppermint chips. Oh, so good!

Red Velvet Hot Chocolate with Cream Cheese Whipped Cream – Oh, my, can you even imagine? You’ll need whole milk, chocolate chips, sugar, red food coloring, heavy whipping cream, and whipped cream cheese at room temp. It will all come together pretty quickly and you’ll be enjoying a little bit of heaven in no time.

You can find more recipes at 16 Sinful Hot Chocolate Recipes You Have to Try. Go ahead and check them out. You can thank us later.

August 19, 2017 / by / in Arizona Camping, Arizona Camping Recipes, Arizona RVing, Arizona RVing Recipes, RV Tips, RV Tips for Arizona Camping, Uncategorized
Hearty Slow Cooker Overnight Breakfast Casserole

Overnight breakfast casseroleIf you’re camping in an RV or fifth wheel and you bring a crockpot with you, you’ll definitely want this overnight breakfast casserole recipe.  It makes a delicious traditional breakfast bake while you sleep, and who doesn’t like waking up to eggs, bacon, sausage, cheese and hash browns?  All you have to do is brew your coffee and you’re ready for breakfast!

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Hearty Slowcooker Overnight Breakfast Casserole


1 2 lb. package frozen shredded hash brown potatoes
1 lb. ground sausage, browned and drained
1 lb. bacon, cooked and chopped
2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
1 small onion, diced
1 green pepper, diced
1 red pepper, diced
12 eggs
1/2 cup milk
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper


Grease a large 6 quart slow cooker with cooking spray.

Layer one third the hash browns in the bottom of the slow cooker.

Top with one third of the sausage, bacon, cheese, onions, green pepper, and red pepper. Repeat layers with the remaining ingredients.

Whisk together eggs, milk, salt, pepper.

Pour egg mixture over the top of the potato cheese layers.

Cook on low for 6-8 hours on low or 4 hours on high.

Serves up to 8 people.

Notes:  If your family is partial to more cheese, increase the amount of cheese between layers, and add a generous amount to the top as well.

If you prefer to cook this casserole overnight, do it on the low setting to prevent burnt edges and bottoms.  Not all slow cookers are created equal and some get hotter than others.

August 12, 2017 / by / in Arizona Camping, Arizona Camping Recipes, Arizona RVing, Arizona RVing Recipes, RV Tips for Arizona Camping, Uncategorized
Light, Summer Salads You’ll Love

pasta summer saladThis is the time of year when we look for food to help us beat the heat. We want something fresh and cool, yet filling and satisfying. These delicious summer salads will do the trick.  Below, you will find two favorite light summer salads to try on your next camping trip.

Summertime Strawberry Jello Salad

Ingredients: 1 15 oz. can of crushed pineapple
1 packet of strawberry jello
1 small tub of Cool Whip
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
16 OZ cottage cheese
Drain the pineapple in a colander until the liquid is gone.
In a large bowl, place the cottage cheese, and sprinkle the jello over it.
Add the cottage cheese, cool whip and pineapple, and mix thoroughly.
Stir in the walnuts, and you’re done
Let set in the refrigerator for one hour.
Put in a covered bowl, or individual covered containers, and keep in a cooler. This salad also makes a great salad you can serve as a meal course, or a sweet dessert.
Summer Pasta Salad

Ingredients: 1 Package rainbow rotini pasta, cooked according to package instructions.
1 package drained cooked broccoli
1/4 pound of salami, cubed
1/4 pound of provolone cheese, cubed
1/4 cup sliced black olives
1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese
1 packet Zesty Italian Dressing, prepared according to package instructions.

Mix all ingredients in a large bowl, and pour the dressing over the salad. Mix everything together for a light, tangy pasta salad that goes well with anything.

These are just two of many wonderful summer salads. Try them, you and your fellow campers can relieve yourself from the heat while enjoying a delicious meal together. You will be coming back for seconds!

June 17, 2017 / by / in Arizona Camping, Arizona Camping Recipes, Arizona RVing, Arizona RVing Recipes, RV Tips for Arizona Camping, Uncategorized