Van Life Meals

Cooking for van life is similar to camping, but has its own unique challenges. The van we rented had a very small fridge (you can read more about the experience here), so we had to choose our refrigerated items with care. Below, I’m featuring the four dinners we made in the van. They were all… Read more »

Our Week of Van Life

Here at Dirty Dish Club, we love the outdoors. A lot of our best food has been inspired by our adventures. Like many of you, big adventures got put on pause due to the pandemic. With the ability for our adults to get vaccinated though, the possibilities began to open up again and we began… Read more »

Dish Details May and June

Hello! It’s been awhile since we’ve done one of these posts. We’ve been busy with then end of school and then busy with all things summer. Here are some of the highlights of things we’ve eaten these last two months. This has been a season of quick meals hardly worth mentioning and celebratory gatherings (thanks,… Read more »

Dish Details 5/10/21

Let’s start this meal recap with something good: Pizza

Dish Details 4/23/21

It’s about time I did another meal round-up. Here are some of the things we’ve eaten recently.

Last Week’s Dish Details – 4/8/21

This week we’ve got the whole gamut: traditional Easter dinner complete with ham, veggie burgers, epic s’mores, and a vegan dinner.

Dish Details – Backpacking Trip to Canyonlands

I am so excited that it’s getting warm enough to camp again! Below are the meals we ate for our most recent backpacking trip – a three day, two night affair in Canyonlands.

Dish Details – End of March

We start the next dish details round-up with a meal you’ve already seen here before. (Full disclosure, I am eating a microwaved chimichanga from the freezer section while I type this. Not all our meals are well-rounded or glamorous.)

Dish Details – 3/18/21

Here’s what we ate this week:

Agua Dulce Tea

Back in February of 2020, we went on a spectacular trip to Costa Rica. I’ve thought about that trip a lot over the last year. We’d initially thought about going over our kids’ spring break in late March, but the cheapskates in us decided to just take the kids out of school and go when… Read more »

Latest
  • Pumpkin Pecan Bars

    I have a sister-in-law who knows a great deal about etiquette. She’s the type of person that brings flowers when invited for dinner and knows exactly which utensil to use during a multi-course meal. Being the type of person who generally thinks my presence is gift enough and has to consult google the two times… Read more »

  • Best Breadsticks and a Blogoversary

    I know that a food blog celebrating an anniversary without cake is blasphemy, but hear me out. This blog wouldn’t exist if it weren’t for these breadsticks. These breadsticks are one of the first things I remember baking with my mom. They are the breadsticks I made during college and were collectively snarfed by my… Read more »

  • Slow Cooker Pork Posole

    I’ve spent way too long scouring the Internet trying to figure out exactly what kind of perversion of an authentic Mexican stew we have created here. I don’t really have a straight answer for you. My best guess is that it’s a version of something like a New Mexican posole stew that’s been grabbed by… Read more »

  • The Halloween Debacle

    In the early morning hours she was giggling to herself. I walked down the hall, trying to decipher the babble that interspersed the laughs and burst through my two-year-old’s door with an exuberant “Good morning!” She looked up at me grinning from ear to ear and said, “I wanna eat the candies!” I stifled a… Read more »

  • Mini Apple Pies

    I won’t apologize for another mini pie post. We all know that would just be an unnecessary waste of time. This is the third and final type of mini pie we served at a recent church function (the others were pumpkin and pecan). The apple mini pies were not the prettiest of the batch (although… Read more »

  • Salmon Chowder

    As a desert girl that grew up in a landlocked world, I’ve always loved fish and rain. Because of this, most of my favorite vacations have been trips to the coast. When Noel and I were first married, my parents┬árented a house in Manzanita, OR. We were still poor college students at the time, so… Read more »

  • Mini Maple Pumpkin Pies

    Even though my mother made exquisite pies of all kinds, most of the pumpkin pies we ate growing up were store bought. I don’t think my mom is particularly fond of pumpkin pies and since my parents usually won a pie or two every year at the local turkey trot, my mom rarely had a reason… Read more »

  • Homemade Pumpkin Puree

    A few years ago I embarked on a quest. A quest to turn a pumpkin into a pie. Up until that point real pumpkins were something you carved faces into for Halloween and then threw away before the neighbors kids got to them, and pies were best left in the capable hands of Marie Calendar,… Read more »

  • Mini Pecan Pies

    I’ve never quite understood how cupcakes became so popular, and I say this having tasted the best of the best. They are cute, yes, but since they don’t offer an improved flavor profile over cake I rarely find the hassle of decorating that many individual cakes and hand washing muffin tins to be worth it when I… Read more »

  • Flour Tortillas

    There is a trade-off in cooking between taking the time to make something from scratch and buying pre-made. Sometimes the difference isn’t that big and the hassle just isn’t worth it. Other times, the difference in quality is so vast that it’s hardly comparable. Such is the case with flour tortillas. Store bought tortillas are… Read more »