15 Pioneer Recipes That Survived The Oregon Trail

Just think about riding in a covered wagon across the United States. Weeks upon weeks of travel in all sorts of terrain and weather conditions. The early settlers were a hardy and brave group of people. 

One route traveled was the Oregon Trail. This was a 2,170 mile wheeled wagon route which connected the Missouri River with Oregon. The trail crossed the current states of Kansas, Nebraska, Wyoming, Idaho and Oregon.

My Oregon Trail Adventure - J. Dawg Journeys

The route was first laid out by fur traders beginning in 1811. The first wagon trains filled with emigrants set out in 1836 from Independence, Missouri. 

That begs the question…what type of food or recipes did these adventurous groups of people prepare along the way? I found a wonderful article from homesteading.com which lists 15 recipes that survived the Oregon Trail. 

Here are a few of those recipes:

Potato Cakes

Johnny Cakes

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Molasses Stack Cake

Side Pork And Mormon Gravy

Chocolate Caramels

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 Butterless, Eggless, Milkless Cake

Swiss Apple Cherry Pie


Check these pioneer recipes handed down from generation to generation and from one continent to the other–a gifts from our forefathers!

For the complete list along with the recipes, follow this link:

15 Pioneer Recipes That Survived The Oregon Trail

30 Healthy Christmas Recipes | Taste of Home

I continue my quest to find healthy holiday recipes…today, I found 30 recipes from Taste of Home. You’ll find soups, salads, sides, main dishes… a bit for everyone. ENJOY!


You and your family will love these healthy dishes.

FOLLOW THE  LINK BELOW FOR THE RECIPES

30 Healthy Christmas Recipes | Taste of Home

Clean eating: Ultimate guide to smoothie making (with free smoothie guide)

This morning’s video is a bit longer than I would normally post, but it’s worth a watch. Instead of a smoothie recipe, Dani at Clean and Delicious has put together a wonderful smoothie guide video, complete with a smoothie guide printable. The video goes through what to keep on hand for quick smoothies, as well as her special “smoothie formula”. You’ll find the smoothie guide printable below and the video at the bottom! 

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SMOOTHIE GUIDE PDF

Clean eating: Clean eating spinach salad jars

This video demonstrates how to make a salad in a jar. It shows one recipes, but the combinations are infinite. You may have seen these before, however this one has a new twist, the dressing. Typically, in salad jars, the dressing goes on the bottom. This video demonstrates a different technique.

Watch to find out!

Clean eating: A 1-day clean eating plan

Clean eating really is very simple…just eat real, whole food. Nothing processed, nothing from a box. In today’s video, you’ll find recipes for a complete 1-day menu.

YEP! Breakfast, lunch, dinner AND 2 snacks!

Clean eating: Dr. Oz explains how to eat clean.

This week we’re talking about clean eating, but just what does that mean?

In this morning’s video, Dr. Oz gives you the 4 main rules to eating clean.

Clean eating: Snack ideas and meal prep

Now that we’re done with Halloween, it’s time to put the junk away and return to clean, wholesome eating. This week, I’m focusing on easy and delicious ways to eat clean. Here’s a video with 3 ideas for prepping in advance.

Halloween Treats ~ Using Leftover Candy: Dulce De Leche Candy Bar Terrine

No videos this week. I thought I’d just share some recipes and creative ways to use leftover Halloween candy…other than eating it! These recipes can be found in an article from REAL SIMPLE. To see the article FOLLOW THIS LINK.


Dulce De Leche Candy Bar Terrine

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Ingredients

  • 14 Snickers Fun Size Bars, cut into thirds (17 grams each, about 1 1/2 cups total)
  • 2 pints dulce de leche ice cream, softened

To see the entire recipe, FOLLOW THIS LINK.

Halloween Treats ~ Using Leftover Candy: Peanut M&M’s and Jelly Cookies

No videos this week. I thought I’d just share some recipes and creative ways to use leftover Halloween candy…other than eating it! These recipes can be found in an article from REAL SIMPLE. To see the article FOLLOW THIS LINK.


Peanut M&M’s and Jelly Cookies

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Ingredients

  • 1 1-pound log store-bought sugar cookie dough (or your favorite homemade recipe!)
  • 1/3 cup grape jelly (or your favorite flavor!)
  • 1 cup crushed Peanut M&M’s

To see the entire recipe, FOLLOW THIS LINK.

 

Halloween Treats ~ Using Leftover Candy: Peppermint Patty Brownies

No videos this week. I thought I’d just share some recipes and creative ways to use leftover Halloween candy…other than eating it! These recipes can be found in an article from REAL SIMPLE. To see the article FOLLOW THIS LINK.


Peppermint Patty Brownies

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Ingredients

  • canola oil, for the pan
  • 1 19-ounce box brownie mix (Or your favorite homemade brownie recipe!)
  • 16 York Miniatures Peppermint Patties (13.6 grams each)

To see the entire recipe, FOLLOW THIS LINK.