A virtual cooking class on wheels, the RV Cooking Show takes viewers on adventures to some of the most sought-after or interesting but little known RV locales then creates a healthy, easy destination-related RV recipe in host Evanne Schmarder's RV kitchen. Tune in to our RV TV...it's always delicious!

Monday, January 26, 2009

Green RVing, New RV Cooking Show Episode

Boy, there’s a lot going on here at the RV Cooking Show. We’ve just released our first episode of the New Year…RV Cooking Show Goes Green, Eats Healthy – and I think you’ll like it. This show shares tips and tricks on green RVing then makes a simple, fun and delicious dish – Steamed Potstickers and Veggies with two sensational dipping sauces. You might also be interested in some of my favorite Green Cleaning Recipes made from ingredients you probably already have in your pantry.

And while you’re watching see if you notice anything different…(hint: different galley)…more on that in an upcoming post. Meantime, enjoy this RV video and leave a comment below…we’d love your point of view!


Wednesday, January 21, 2009

KOA Offers Campers Free Night while Helping Kids with Cancer

Who can resist a night of free camping for a good cause? Plan a trip far from home or just around the corner and take advantage of KOA's 6th Annual "Come Kamp and Care With Us Weekend" May 8th and 9th. Make your reservations today and don't miss out on some super free camping - and some important kids caring! Here's the scoop...

Hundreds of Kampgrounds of America campgrounds across the U.S. and Canada are preparing for the 6th Annual "Come Kamp and Care With Us" weekend event, May 8 and 9, 2009. Campers who make reservations at participating KOA Kampgrounds pay for only Friday, May 8th and camp for free on Saturday, May 9th at nearly 400 participating KOA Kampgrounds in North America. Each KOA Kampground holds its own fun, fundraising activities at the campground that include auctions, crafts, games, and more.

"We look forward to this weekend in May, when we begin the camping season with an affordable event that brings families and friends together in safe, healthy, outdoor settings. It allows all of us to contribute to a program that means so much for these deserving kids who are facing the fight of their lives," says KOA President and Chief Operating Officer, Shane Ott. Ott is also on the board of directors of Camp Mak-A-Dream, a KOA Care Camp in Missoula, Montana.

KOA Care Camps are a network of 41 independent, specialized camps for children under treatment or in recovery from cancer, and their siblings. "Helping kids experience the camaraderie and fun of the outdoors with other cancer patients is in complete alignment with the mission of KOA, the goals of our KOA Owners Association, and is the very nature of what we do," says Ott.

The KOA Owners Association created the KOA Care Camps Trust in 1984 and raised $8,000 that year. In 2008, the KOA Care Camps Trust's total donation was just over $250,000, from the combined efforts of nearly 14,000 camping families who stayed more than 32,000 nights at 370 KOA locations, along with matching funds from the KOA Holdings Board of Directors.

Reservations for the May 8-9 "Come Kamp and Care With Us" event can be made online at KOA.com. Search by either state, province or zip code and choose from the campgrounds that are participating in the event. A list of participating campgrounds will also be available on KOA.com when reservations are available, beginning February 1.

"This is a great event for our campers, because we're sure to have a KOA close to wherever they live," Ott said. "Camping with family and friends in May at a wonderful KOA location just down the road from home is a great way to get the summer started."

Go ahead, get camping!


Friday, January 16, 2009

RV Cooking Show Online Food Drive Donates 150 Food Items to Food Bank

Because of you, someone will eat dinner tonight. A parent will breathe just a little easier knowing their children will go to bed full; someone’s grandma or grandpa won’t have to choose between their medicine and a meal. Folks will experience food security – at least for now. Your participation in the RV Cooking Show Online Holiday Food Drive made a difference...just like the girl on the beach with the starfish.

We saw 37 comments on the blog. (If you have not already done so, please read them all – they will astound and amaze you. Some will have you cheering – nodding your head yes, others might bring tears to your eyes like they did mine.) I matched that amount – that means we had 74 food items. My good friends at Albertson’s in Morro Bay, CA matched that number and we proudly donated 150 food items to the Food Bank Coalition of San Luis Obispo County in Paso Robles, CA. 150 food items – wow!! Thank you, thank you, thank you! I am proud and so very grateful for you.

We called ahead and asked what they needed most. In turn, we delivered canned vegetables, canned fruit, canned meats, pork and beans, mac 'n cheese, soups, fixins' for a pasta dinner - even some pudding packs. Hey, everyone needs a little dessert once in a while!

I hope you enjoyed this project as much as I did. I think we’ll do it again sometime this year. Stay tuned to the RV Cooking Show blog for the latest and greatest. And thanks again, you rocked someone’s world!!

Bon App├ętit’,


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