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Welcome to the Hunting & Gathering Made Easy blog, where we’ll highlight recipes made from fresh ingredients that you can find at Kalispel Market.

Asparagus Stuffed Chicken Breast

Written By: Shantel Whitford

Asparagus stuffed chicken

Prep Time: 10 minute

Cook Time: 45 minutes

This is one of our favorite dinners! Our kids love asparagus, I usually have to roast an extra pan of asparagus to go with this for dinner. This is a pretty quick and easy dinner to make, whether you're cooking for two or a whole family.

Orange Cream Fudge

Written By: Shantel Whitford

Orange Cream Fudge

Prep Time: 30 minutes

Cook Time: Chill 1 to 2 hours

This is a fudge recipe that is great all year round! Typically when we think of fudge we think of the holidays! However this super sweet treat works great in the summer also! This is a simple recipe that is sure to be a favorite!

Strawberry Rhubarb Pie

Written By: Shantel Whitford

Strawberry rhubarb pie

Prep Time: 25 minutes

Cook Time: 60 minutes

This is one of the best summertime desserts. We always have rhubarb and strawberries growing in our garden, and the kids love to go out and pick so we can bake a pie. Don’t forget to make some fresh whip cream or have some ice cream on hand for when the pie comes out of the oven warm. Enjoy!

German Chocolate Cake

Written By: Shantel Whitford

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Prep Time: 30 minutes

Cook Time: 40 minutes

This recipe is so worth the work! After you have tasted this homemade frosting you will never want to buy it again! We also love to frost cinnamon rolls with this frosting. Try something new and push yourself out of your cooking comfort zone! You will be happy you did!

Peanut Butter Cookies

Written By: Shantel Whitford

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Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

I have been making these cookies forever! They are super simple and fast to make and are so heavenly! When I feel like being fancy I melt some white chocolate and drizzle it over the top of them. These never last long around our house and are super-rich. Make sure you have a glass of milk ready!

Strawberry Shortcake

Written By: Shantel Whitford

Strawberry shortcake

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

This is a favorite summer dessert! It looks great if you slice the cake and build it like a layer cake with the whip cream and strawberries! This will be sure to impress your family, and I guarantee your kids will eat their vegetables so they can eat this as dessert!

Applesauce Cake

Written By: Shantel Whitford

Applesauce cake

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 45 minutes

This is a perfect treat for a Sunday Brunch! Sometimes I like to saute peeled and chopped apples and toss them into the pan before the batter. It makes it like an upside-down cake!

Gingerbread Cake

Written By: Shantel Whitford

Gingerbread

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 35 to 40 minutes

This is a great cake to remind you of the holidays in the middle of the year! Who says you can only eat gingerbread in December? It's also tasty with a scoop of vanilla ice cream and a sprinkle of nutmeg!

The Perfect Boiled Egg

Written By: Shantel Whitford

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Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

This is really up to the individual! Eggs are great boiled, fried, scrambled, and in many other ways! I have always found when it comes to cooking eggs to take the proper time. It is important to be patient!

Classic Hamburger

Written By: Shantel Whitford

Hamburger

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 8 minutes

This is one of our favorite dinners. It is quick and easy, and the kids love to build their burgers. Most of our kids like to eat doubles! Our youngest also loves to get in there and mix up the ground beef before it gets made into patties. These can be cooked out on the grill or in a pan on your stovetop. If you are going to cook them out on the grill, it helps to put them in the freezer for 15 min before you plan on grilling to help them hold together.

Blueberry No-Bake Cheesecake

Written By: Shantel Whitford

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Prep Time: 10 minutes

This is a great no-bake cheesecake recipe because you can eat it just as it is or add any topping you’d like! We love to have a cheesecake bar with a variety of toppings so everyone can top theirs just how they love! Of course, our favorite is with huckleberries!

Vanilla Pudding

Written By: Shantel Whitford

Vanilla pudding

Prep Time: 25 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Homemade pudding is such a great treat! It also is fun to top with all kinds of things, from fresh fruit to canned cherries! Some of our favorite toppings are crushed graham crackers and canned cherries or huckleberries.

Homemade Whip Cream

Written By: Shantel Whitford

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Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes (beat time)

We love homemade whipping cream! It's our favorite with strawberries and waffles. It also makes a tasty low-sugar topping for cake or any dessert, and the recipe can be modified to use even less sugar, if you’d like. Sometimes we add fresh berries and/or use almond extract instead of vanilla to change it up! Either way, dipping fresh sliced strawberries into whip cream is a great treat!

Devil's Food Cake

Written By: Shantel Whitford

Devils food cake

Prep Time: 25 minutes

Cook Time: 30 to 35 minutes

Devil's food cake is supposed to be darker and less sweet than other kinds of chocolate cake. Some devil's food cake versions call for cocoa powder only and no melted baking chocolate. The difference is that the devil's food version uses non-alkalized cocoa instead of Dutch-processed. Either way, a chocolate cake is still the best kind of cake!

Cherry Cobbler

Written By: Shantel Whitford

Cherry cobbler

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 25 minutes

Cherry cobbler is a favorite summertime dessert! The kids love to eat this warm out of the oven with either some ice cream or homemade whip cream! This is a super fast and simple dessert that is sure to satisfy your sweet tooth!

Savory French Toast Breakfast Sandwich

Written By: David Bluff

Savory french toast breakfast sandwich

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

I enjoy French toast and breakfast sandwiches. This is a recipe that combines the best of both of them, all in one tasty breakfast sandwich!

Butterscotch Brownies

Written By: Shantel Whitford

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Prep Time: 25 minutes

Cook Time: 35 minutes

There's no surprising the kids with these because they always smell them baking before they're done! The kids love to eat these warm out of the oven with some ice cream on top. These are easy to switch up, too. You can swap out the butterscotch for peanut butter chips, nuts, or chocolate chips. These are sure to please a crowd!

Best Ever Sausage Gravy

Written By: Shantel Whitford

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Cook Time: 35 minutes

Anytime is gravy time at our house! We love to enjoy this for any meal! Not only is this delicious on top of fresh-baked biscuits, but it's also great on top of tater tots or hashbrowns! Fry up a couple of over-easy eggs and enjoy!

Buttermilk Biscuits

Written By: Shantel Whitford

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Prep Time: 25 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Whether you smother them in gravy or jam, these buttermilk biscuits are a show stopper when it comes to home-baked treats! If you prefer, you can also roll these out and cut them with a biscuit cutter.

Cinnamon Rolls

Written By: Shantel Whitford

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Prep Time: 1 hour

Cook Time: 20 to 30 minutes

Who doesn’t love cinnamon rolls anytime? I love to make a double batch of the dough when I am making dinner rolls and save half for cinnamon rolls, either for dessert or for breakfast the next morning. The great thing about this dough is you can make it and keep it in your refrigerator for up to 2 days before you bake it. It is a great item to be able to make ahead and wow your guests with freshly baked goodies. You can also add raisins or walnuts to the recipe to change them up a bit. The kids love when I make a cream cheese frosting to smother the top of them with. I like them plain with a little melted butter. Any way you like them, you are sure to enjoy these easy to make cinnamon rolls!

Dinner Rolls

Written By: Shantel Whitford

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Prep Time: 1 hour

Cook Time: 20 to 30 minutes

These are the same rolls my grandmother likes to make when we are all coming over for a family dinner! This recipe can be made up to two days ahead of time and kept in the fridge until you're ready to bake. This is our favorite dinner roll/bread recipe, and it's a quick and easy recipe so my kids love to make them, too! I love that this recipe is being passed down to another generation in our family!

Loaded Baked Potato

Written By: Shantel Whitford

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Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 45 minutes

Oh, how I love potatoes! Nothing beats a classic, loaded baked potato in my book. Need to feed a crowd of people inexpensively with a meal that everyone can customize? I love how easy this recipe is and yet be so much fun! Hosting a baked potato bar is a simple and sure way to please any crowd. Some of our favorite extra topping combinations are chili, cheese, onions, and sour cream. You could also steam broccoli and cauliflower with cheese and butter to top these off. Taco meat, cheese, olives, onions, and sour cream are a family favorite, and my husband's favorite is with Philly cheesesteak.

Coconut or Banana Cream Pie

Written By: Shantel Whitford

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Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes (then chill for 1 hour)

I love this simple cream pie base because you can do so many different things with it! Coconut cream pie with a chocolate Oreo crust is one of my favorites, that's for sure! We love cream pie in our house, and there is no wrong way to top a cream pie! From banana to coconut and even peanut butter, we have not met a cream pie yet that we didn’t love!

Oatmeal Cookies

Written By: Shantel Whitford

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Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 1 hour

Warm oatmeal cookies are one of my favorite old-fashioned treats! I love to add butterscotch chips to kick them up a notch. Oatmeal cookies always reminds me of my grandma because she always has cookies in her cookie jar when we go to visit. The kids' favorite thing to do when visiting Grandma is to check out what kind of cookies she's made for us! Adding craisins and white chocolate chips are another way to dress up this recipe! I dare you to try them all! I promise you will not be disappointed.

Zucchini Bread

Written By: Shantel Whitford

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Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 40 to 60 minutes

This is really the only reason I even grow zucchini in our garden. I shred and freeze it in the fall so that I have zucchini to make bread all year long! I almost always add chocolate chips to our zucchini bread, and it wasn’t until my kids got older and wanted to know what the green was inside their bread and figured out it wasn’t chocolate chip bread. Still to this day, this is one of their favorite breads that I bake, and they all stand and wait for it to come out of the oven so they can have a warm piece as soon as I can slice it.

Baked Pasta

Written By: Shantel Whitford

Baked pasta

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes

This is also a great way to dress up leftover spaghetti. I don’t know about you, but it seems like I can only cook for a small army so we always have leftover spaghetti. The kids love it when I add cheese and bake it the next day. Sometimes I add pepperoni to the top, and they call this pizza spaghetti. Baked pasta makes for a quick and easy dinner that pairs great with a salad and garlic bread that will please even your picky eaters.

S'mores

Written By: Shantel Whitford

Smore

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 5 minutes

We love to roast marshmallows at home and of course when we go camping. In the summer when the burn ban is in effect outdoors, the kids like to melt the marshmallows in the microwave for a few seconds and build their s'mores that way. I enjoy the classic s'more with graham crackers and Hershey's chocolate. Each of my kids has their own signature s'more. EmmaRose likes a double-decker. She toasts her marshmallow to perfection, uses Hershey's chocolate, and adds an Oreo to the middle for her masterpiece. Thomas loves to use Twix and soft chocolate chip cookies to go with his charred marshmallow. Nathan enjoys his with Reeses cups, a charred marshmallow, and Chips Ahoy cookies. AvaLilly loves to use M&Ms and the Keebler fudge striped cookies with her marshmallow that's cooked to golden brown perfection! Hudson loves all s'mores, but his signature s'more is made with Nutter Butters and cookies and cream. The white chocolate and peanut butter combo is quite the pairing with his toasted-to-perfection marshmallow.

Egg Muffins

Written By: Melissa Bluff

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Prep Time: 8 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

This is a quick, easy-to-make, and healthy breakfast that you can make on the weekend and pack with you for an on-the-go breakfast during the work week. It doesn’t involve many ingredients or a lot of prepping.

Frozen chocolate peanut butter banana bites

Prep Time: 20 minutes, plus 1 hour in the freezer

The kids love to make these, and because you can cut a banana easily with a butter knife, this is something I love to let them make! It is a simple and semi-healthy treat that they feel is as good as ice cream! I call that a mom win! Sometimes we add sprinkles or flaked coconut while the chocolate is still warm. These are also a great treat before they are frozen. So don’t worry if you can’t wait and need to sneak a couple to hold you over before they go into the freezer!

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Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Who doesn’t love bacon! These are always a hit at our house and make for a quick and delish dinner, made from ingredients I usually already have on hand. I like to layer a pan with foil ( your pan will need to have edges to help trap grease) and cook our bacon in the oven at about 375 until it reaches our desired crispiness. It is the quickest and simplest way to prepare bacon for my family of seven. What's great about this is that after I pull the bacon off to drain on paper towels, I let the pan cool, and then I can scrape off the bacon butter, as we call it at our house, and keep it in a container in the fridge. Eggs cooked in bacon butter are a treat!

Frybread

Written By: Shantel Whitford

Frybread

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 1 hour

There are many different family recipes for frybread. Some use baking powder, and the one I make uses yeast. I have been making frybread for most of my life. It's one of my family's favorites, and whenever I cook for visitors it is always their request. I made just half a batch the other day, and compared to the batches that I make at pow wow (by the 25-pound bag of flour) it seemed so small! When making large batches, like at pow wow, we have to mix it in 5-gallon buckets and have three fryers going all at the same time behind the food stands just to keep up with the demand. Frybread is a staple at any kind of gathering for us; whether it is to be used to make Indian tacos, dipping it into your stew, or making a frybread burger - there's no wrong way to eat it! There is an art to making frybread, and it takes some practice. But once you have it down, it is a pretty quick and easy process. My husband's favorite way to eat frybread is when I stuff it. Sometimes I wrap it around a hot dog and fry it kind of like a corndog. One of our favorites is stuffing it with the meat, potato, and vegetables from stew (draining away the liquid first), adding cheese, then frying it like a hot pocket. We have also made dessert by stuffing the frybread with apple pie filling and rolling them in cinnamon and sugar. The ways you can enjoy frybread are endless!

Pizza Pasta Salad

Written By: Shantel Whitford

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Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 8 minutes

We love to start BBQ outside in the spring, and one of our favorite side dishes is pasta salad. There are so many ways to make a pasta salad. Our kids call this pizza pasta salad because of the pepperoni, olives, and mozzarella cheese. Sometimes I toss in some fresh, chopped bell or sweet peppers. Spinach is also a nice fresh addition. Sometimes, I skip the ice bath, and we enjoy this as a warm salad. This is a great salad that tastes even better the next day, that is if there is any left.

Tacos

Written By: Shantel Whtiford

Taco

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Our kids love tacos!!! Doesn't matter if it’s Taco Tuesday or the third Saturday of the month! This is a quick and easy dinner that our family enjoys. They especially like to load up on all their favorite toppings. This is a great way to feed your family because you can use, chicken, beef, fish, and of course any kind of wild game. Our family favorite is moose tacos! There are so many versions of this classic family favorite you could eat tacos every night of the week!

Chocolate Chip Cookies

Written By: Shantel Whitford

Chocolate chip cookie

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 8 minutes

At home with your kids and want an easy math lesson they'll be sure to want to join in on? Have them bake or cook with you! With older children, ask them to double this batch for a quick and fun math lesson. Our kids love to bake, and they love chocolate chip cookies. We often swap out the chocolate chips for peanut butter chips, or my favorite, butterscotch chips. I began baking as a child and learned fractions with my grandmother before I learned them in school. I remember one time I used ½ cup of vanilla instead of a ½ teaspoon, and needless to say, my cookies were not awesome and my mom was not impressed. We tried to multiply the batch to help not waste the ingredients. As delicious as vanilla smells, a little goes a long way! My mom was always very patient with my kitchen failures when I was young, and my parents allowed me to have freedom in the kitchen. It was my space. I also always had to clean up my mess, of course, and do the dishes. My parents had it made, they just had to grocery shop! Our kids spend lots of time in the kitchen, and it’s a great family activity if your kitchen is big enough! If you have a child that shows interest, it is such a rewarding skill to let them learn.


Banana Bread

Written By: Shantel Whitford

Banana bread

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 55 minutes

Do you like your banana bread plain or with butter? Our favorite is of course with butter! I love to bake fresh banana bread on Saturday afternoon and then slice it and make French toast on Sunday morning for breakfast! We also love to add chocolate chips. Banana bread is such a favorite quick and easy treat! You can dress it up or eat it plain. The end-piece is my favorite, hot out of the oven, and smothered in melted butter! Sometimes I think my kids avoid the bananas on the counter just so we have some left to make banana bread! It is a household favorite for sure!

Roasted Brussels Sprouts

Written By: Shantel Whitford

Brussels sprouts

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 20 to 30 minutes

These are sure to be the star of any meal. Brussels sprouts are named after the city of Brussels in Belgium and are a form of cabbage, belonging to the mustard family Brassicaceae. There are many variations you can try with Brussels sprouts! I love to add bacon or parmesan cheese to this recipe. You can also drizzle a nice balsamic vinegar during the last five minutes of roasting to really blend the flavors. Brussels sprouts are an excellent source of vitamin C, K, iron, and fiber. These are just a few of the many valuable nutrients. There are many ways to prepare and enjoy these delicious gems!

Wild Chili

Written By: Shantel Whitford

Chili

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes

One of my favorite things about fall is hunting season. I love to feed my family wild game! It is healthy and low in fat, and it serves as a healthy protein option in any recipe. The kids go crazy for this chili. In our house, we like to add lots of cheese, sour cream, and onions! It also goes great with frybread. One tip for cooking with wild game is to remember the fat content is usually lower than in commercially raised meats, so you will want to ensure you add a little more olive oil to prevent it from sticking or burning. Do you have a favorite wild game recipe? Please feel free to share it with us as one of our guest bloggers! We would love to hear from you!

Hearty Potato Soup

Written By: Shantel Whitford

Potato soup

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes

During these cold months, the kids really look forward to potato soup. After a day of playing in the snow, they love to come in and warm-up with this hearty and delicious soup! I usually bake fresh dinner rolls to go along with it. It makes for a satisfying and filling meal. For a low carb option, you could substitute cauliflower for the potatoes.

Apple Pie

Written By: Shantel Whitford

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Prep Time: 30 minutes

Cook Time: 45 - 50 minutes

We love apples and what better fall dessert is there than a homemade apple pie? Did you know there are 2,500 varieties of apples grown in the US? Did you know that Washington alone produces 6 out of every 10 apples consumed in the US! It seems like the perfect fruit to make into a sweet treat. There are many varieties of apple pie. You can choose a tart apple like a granny smith or a sweet golden delicious. My personal favorite apple is a Honeycrisp. They are sweet and keep a little bite even after they have been baked in a pie.

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About The Author

My name is Shantel Whitford, and I am a proud member of the Kalispel Tribe and professional chef. I am excited to share with you recipes and healthy ways to prepare food from the market to feed your families. I have been cooking since I was three, when my grandmothers had me up at the stove helping. They inspired my passion for food, and I am looking forward to helping ignite your creativity when it comes to feeding your family.