One of Chef Ara's Recipes.
One of Chef Ara's Recipes.

Holiday Recipes For Indoor and Outdoor Cooking


I thought it would it would be fun to feature some of our favorite holiday recipes for the month of November.  Some recipes are for camping/outdoor cooking and other recipes are designed to be made in the kitchen.

Tips & Recipes For campers . . .

Don’t forget to read our article about “How To Keep Ice Cold In The Desert. It is one of our most read articles!

Quick and Easy Camping Recipes
Mojave Fish-in-foil
Sonoran Shish Kabobs
Chihuahuan Hobo Pouches
Desert Hot Banana Boats (Dessert)
International Extravaganza (Complete meal)

In The Kitchen . . .

Desert Lil’s Holiday Sides
Cranberry Salsa Santa Fe
Yams with Yogurt-Salsa
Pine Nut Dressing
Southwestern Spuds Serrano

Pumpkin Recipes . . .
Curcurbit-Pumpkin-Zucchini Bread
Pumpkin-Avocado-Walnut Salad
Pumpkin Vegetable Soup

Winter Recipes for Cold Weather

Very Chickeny Soup
Curried Lentil Stew
Fish Chowder Tarragon

Original Southwest Recipes by Chef Ara

A Texan Holiday Meal- A full dinner recipe including: Pork Roulade in Puff Pastry, Pecan Rice Pilaf, Creamed Carrots, Greens and Berries Salad with a Pumpkin Vinaigrette and a Grand Marnier Bread Pudding. For this holiday meal and associated recipes please click here.

Thanksgiving Meal – Medallions of Pork with a Pumpkin Mole Sauce, Sweet Potatoes and Glazed Carrots. Click here for recipe.

Click here for all Southwest Indoor and Outdoor Recipes.

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Lynn Bremner is the author of, a blog about desert road trips and tips. She started the blog after moving to Indio, CA where she now resides. Now a true desert dweller, Lynn has added in some of her own views on desert living. The heat does not keep her indoors in the summertime. She is out running, golfing or taking short day trips to some of the local points of interest. After years of traveling along the dusty, desert trails with her father, she has come to appreciate the beauty and solitude of the desert landscape. Her father’s passion for prospecting, desert lore and exploring the desert parks took their family to many interesting places, mostly in California, Nevada and Arizona. Lynn now writes about her desert road trips and intertwines a little bit of desert living into the mix. In addition to the DesertRoadTrippin’ blog, Lynn also writes articles and produces content for the, Empire Polo Lifestyle Magazine and



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