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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.

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Quick Peach Cobbler

Written By: Shantel Whitford

We love peach cobbler hot out of the oven with vanilla ice cream! This is a simple and quick dessert that is sure to be a crowd-pleaser! Adding some huckleberries or strawberries is a great way to change it up!

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 45 minutes

Sausage Breakfast Sandwich

Written By: Shantel Whitford

These make a satisfying breakfast for anyone and pack up great for breakfast on the go. Have an early morning fishing trip or hike planned? These are the breakfast for you!

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 10 mimutes

Banana Bread Pancakes

Written By: Shantel Whitford

Add some banana, walnuts, and a scoop of brown sugar, and you can turn your ordinary pancakes into delicious, perfectly sweet banana bread pancakes. These are sure to be a hit any morning!

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 25 minutes

Cinnamon Apple Pancakes

Written By: Shantel Whitford

Light, fluffy, and layered with incredible apple flavor, these cinnamon apple cider pancakes are the ultimate cold weather camping breakfast. If you like spiced apple cider, you’re going to LOVE these pancakes!

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 25 minutes

Cast Iron Frittata

Written By: Shantel Whitford

Cooking cast iron frittata on a grill grate over a bed of embers is ideal because the broad heat profile warms the bottom of the skillet evenly, and embers can be placed on the lid to cook it from the top. This method is as close to an oven as you can get at a campsite. Since it takes a while for an actual campfire to burn down to usable embers, we ...

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 25 minutes

Cranberry Relish

Written By: Shantel Whitford

This is a super fun, fresh version of the traditionally cooked cranberry sauce. You can add spices or even swap the apple for a pear. Your guests will be sure to enjoy this fresh take on cranberry sauce! What I love most about this recipe is it can be made up to three days before your event, which helps save time!

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 1 minute plus rest for 1 hour

Ants on a Log

Written By: AvaLilly

These are a great afternoon snack! They are a healthy snack option that is fun to make. I love to put all of the ingredients onto a plate and let everyone make their own! Eating healthy food is easy when it’s fun and creative!

Prep Time: 10 minutes

AvaLilly's Cheese Quesadillas

Written By: AvaLilly

Quesadillas are a fun, quick option for dinner or lunch! I love to cook them! Everyone in my family likes different ingredients on theirs and loves to customize them!

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 5 minutes

Healthy Blueberry Popsicles

Written By: Shantel Whitford

Making the kids fresh fruit bars like these make them feel like they're eating a dessert, even though they're actually a healthy treat. It's a win-win! These are fun to make with the kids, especially when you let them try out different fruit combinations.

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 4 to 6 hours freeze time

Chocolate Milkshakes

Written By: Shantel Whitford

This is such a quick and easy treat in the evening or on a hot day! The kids always get excited when we get out the blender and the ice cream! There are so many flavor variations, we love to add fruit like frozen banana or huckleberries. You can also add a ½ cup of peanut butter or a few Oreos to change it up!

Prep Time: 5 minutes

This is one of my favorite things to make, and cheese pizza is my favorite thing to eat! Sometimes I even make these in the microwave when my mom isn’t home to help me with the oven. My brothers and sisters like to add toppings to theirs, but I like mine to be just cheese!

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 8 minutes

Honey Glazed Salmon

Written By: Shantel Whitford

We love this served with rice! The kids can’t ever get enough of this sweet and savory dinner! We are lucky to get our salmon straight from the ocean! My husband takes a trip every year with his brothers, and they bring home lots of fresh salmon for our freezer! We are hoping to get up to Alaska and be able to fish for our salmon up there someday! ...

Prep Time: 8 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Trail Mix

Written By: Shantel whitford

There are so many varieties of trail mix! It’s great for kids when they're craving something sweet and salty, and they feel like they're getting away with eating something fun. With healthy ingredients like nuts and fruit, there's plenty of protein and other good-for-you nutrients. I love mini chocolate chips in my trail mix, but if you travel and ...

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 5 minutes

Cherry Turnovers

Written By: Shantel Whitford

These are a fun treat to make with any fruit and are great for a special occasion or to share with your family at home. Your friends and family will be impressed with your pie-making skills! We like to make these and pack them when we go on a trip because they're portable. You can enjoy eating them without a fork or a plate! I also like to make a v ...

Prep Time: 45 minutes

Cook Time: 1 hour

Peach Pie

Written By: Shantel Whitford

We love pies, especially in August, when fresh-picked peaches become available! If you can’t get out to pick fresh, you can pick them up from the Market, or find some canned peaches in your pantry or even some frozen peaches in your freezer. You will also, of course, want a scoop of vanilla ice cream for the top!

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 45 minutes

Cherry Lime Popsicles

Written By: Shantel Whitford

For an ice-cold summertime treat, nothing beats these homemade cherry and lime popsicles that are made with fresh cherries. They're easy to make, and both kids and adults will look forward to these refreshing and tasty delights.

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 5 minutes cook time + 2 hours freeze time

Chocolate Pecan Pie

Written By: Shantel Whitford

Chocolate Pecan Pie is one of my mother’s favorite pies! This is a quick and easy recipe that is sure to impress everyone! It is so decadent, and a scoop of vanilla ice cream or whip cream is the perfect topper to round out this divine pie!

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 35 minutes

These pancakes taste the best in summer when you can add fresh-picked huckleberries or blueberries. They're quick and easy to make, and everyone loves them!

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 15 -20 minutes

Lemon Meringue Pie

Written By: Shantel Whitford

These are so fun to make and are always a show stopper. It may take some practice, but once you get it down, this pie will be a favorite anywhere you take it! This is a delicious and refreshing summer pie!

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 25 minutes

Veggie Egg Breakfast Muffins

Written By: Shantel Whitford

These are great for when you are prepping your food to make your mornings go smoother! You can keep them in the fridge, or I like to portion them out and freeze them then just heat them in the microwave to enjoy!

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 25 minutes

Bell Pepper Nachos

Written By: Shantel Whitford

These bell pepper nachos are a great low carb treat for lunch or dinner! They're one of my husband’s favorites! The kids think this is the best way to enjoy those little peppers!

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 25 minutes

Garden Scramble

Written By: Shantel Whitford

Do you ever eat breakfast for dinner? We love eating breakfast anytime! You can also add a pound of fried bacon or sausage to this recipe to kick it up a notch. We enjoy this with toast, but you can also wrap it up in a tortilla for a very healthy breakfast burrito! There is no wrong way to enjoy this breakfast scramble!

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Huckleberry Muffins

Written By: Shantel Whitford

Our kids love it when it’s huckleberry season! Picking berries is one of their favorite summertime activities! I am not convinced they are as good as pickers as they are huckleberry eaters! These muffins are a favorite breakfast item all year round. Anyone will surely be pleased with this delish treat! If you are out of huckleberries you can substi ...

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Peach Ice Cream

Written By: Shantel Whitford

This is a longer process, but it is so worth the pay off of enjoying the finished product! If you’d like to go all out, make yourself a peach pie or cobbler and serve it hot out of the oven with a scoop of this life-changing peach ice cream!

Prep Time: 30 minutes

Cook Time: 8 minutes (plus 4 hours freeze time)

Macaroni and Cheese

Written By: Shantel Whitford

This, of course, is one of the kids' favorite meals! We love to add cooked and chopped bacon or ground beef to complete this meal! It is also great by itself! Homemade mac and cheese is one of the first things I like to teach the kids to cook!

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Macaroni Salad

Written By: Shantel Whitford

This is one of my family's favorite pasta salads and is a popular request for potlucks and shared meals at events. This is a quick and easy pasta salad that will be a big hit!

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 8 minutes

Asparagus Stuffed Chicken Breast

Written By: Shantel Whitford

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.

Prep Time: 10 minute

Cook Time: 45 minutes

Orange Cream Fudge

Written By: Shantel Whitford

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!

Prep Time: 30 minutes

Cook Time: Chill 1 to 2 hours

Strawberry Rhubarb Pie

Written By: Shantel Whitford

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!

Prep Time: 25 minutes

Cook Time: 60 minutes

German Chocolate Cake

Written By: Shantel Whitford

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!

Prep Time: 30 minutes

Cook Time: 40 minutes

Peanut Butter Cookies

Written By: Shantel Whitford

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!

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Strawberry Shortcake

Written By: Shantel Whitford

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!

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Applesauce Cake

Written By: Shantel Whitford

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!

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 45 minutes

Gingerbread Cake

Written By: Shantel Whitford

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!

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 35 to 40 minutes

The Perfect Boiled Egg

Written By: Shantel Whitford

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!

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Classic Hamburger

Written By: Shantel Whitford

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 gr ...

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 8 minutes

Blueberry No-Bake Cheesecake

Written By: Shantel Whitford

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!

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Vanilla Pudding

Written By: Shantel Whitford

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.

Prep Time: 25 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Homemade Whip Cream

Written By: Shantel Whitford

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 strawbe ...

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes (beat time)

Devil's Food Cake

Written By: Shantel Whitford

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! ...

Prep Time: 25 minutes

Cook Time: 30 to 35 minutes

Cherry Cobbler

Written By: Shantel Whitford

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!

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 25 minutes

Savory French Toast Breakfast Sandwich

Written By: David Bluff

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!

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Butterscotch Brownies

Written By: Shantel Whitford

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!

Prep Time: 25 minutes

Cook Time: 35 minutes

Best Ever Sausage Gravy

Written By: Shantel Whitford

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!

Cook Time: 35 minutes

Buttermilk Biscuits

Written By: Shantel Whitford

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.

Prep Time: 25 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Cinnamon Rolls

Written By: Shantel Whitford

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 a ...

Prep Time: 1 hour

Cook Time: 20 to 30 minutes

Dinner Rolls

Written By: Shantel Whitford

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 b ...

Prep Time: 1 hour

Cook Time: 20 to 30 minutes

Loaded Baked Potato

Written By: Shantel Whitford

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 ch ...

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 45 minutes

Coconut or Banana Cream Pie

Written By: Shantel Whitford

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 ...

Prep Time: 10 minutes

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

Oatmeal Cookies

Written By: Shantel Whitford

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! ...

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 1 hour

Zucchini Bread

Written By: Shantel Whitford

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 b ...

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 40 to 60 minutes

Baked Pasta

Written By: Shantel Whitford

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 ...

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes

S'mores

Written By: Shantel Whitford

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' ...

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 5 minutes

Egg Muffins

Written By: Melissa Bluff

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.

Prep Time: 8 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

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 ...

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

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 ...

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Frybread

Written By: Shantel Whitford

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 t ...

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 1 hour

Pizza Pasta Salad

Written By: Shantel Whitford

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 ...

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 8 minutes

Tacos

Written By: Shantel Whtiford

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 favor ...

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Chocolate Chip Cookies

Written By: Shantel Whitford

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, bu ...

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 8 minutes

Banana Bread

Written By: Shantel Whitford

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. Th ...

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 55 minutes

Roasted Brussels Sprouts

Written By: Shantel Whitford

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 t ...

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 20 to 30 minutes

Wild Chili

Written By: Shantel Whitford

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 ...

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Hearty Potato Soup

Written By: Shantel Whitford

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. ...

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Apple Pie

Written By: Shantel Whitford

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 ...

Prep Time: 30 minutes

Cook Time: 45 - 50 minutes

Shantelwhitford

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.