Making Carimañolas

Carimañolas are a traditional Panamanian food. They’re a deep fried meat filled yucca roll that we used to eat from time to time when I was a kid. We, of course, never deep fried them because my mom is a health food stickler.  Last week my friend, Olinda, taught the kids and me how to…

Heaven in a Frying Pan

I’ve lived in the US so long that I’d completely forgotten about this wonderful green piece of heaven, the chayote. We found it at a local market in San Jose, Costa Rica, and my brain instantly recalled delicious soups and stews.  When sliced it looks a little like an apple and the kids looked a…

I ❤️ Vintage Tupperware

I have a soft spot in my heart for old Tupperware. The colors were amazing, Harvest Gold anyone? Avocado green? And the zigzag tops surely had some purpose back in the day, but they were super annoying to wash. Hand wash, of course, because we didn’t have a dish washer when I was growing up. …


Seen outside the RV park I’m at: I only need coffee on days beginning with y.  Cliche at this point, but yes yes and yes.  And also yes. 

Slow Cooker Lasagna

Recently I instagrammed a picture of lasagna that I made for my family. A few people asked for the recipe so here it is. View this post on Instagram Last slice of #slowcooker #lasagna Uh-may-zing! #roadcooking #cortez #colorado A post shared by Karen Arnold (@iamkarenalma) on Aug 11, 2016 at 6:09pm PDT