The following recipes were developed by the participants in the camp, ages 9-15. 

Group: Italian Cuisine 

Spaghetti Sauce

Author Italian Cuisine (Matt, Quinn, Wes, Paige)


  • 6 lb 10oz can of whole tomatoes
  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1 onion
  • olive oil
  • 2 tsp oregano
  • 1 tsp rosemary
  • 1 tsp thyme
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 2 bay leaves 2 Tbls garlic powder
  • 1 T honey
  • Salt
  • 1 tsp chives


  • Brown the ground beef in a pan and set aside
  • Sautee onions in a large pot with a few tablespoons olive oil
  • Add in tomatoes, squishing them by hand
  • Add in seasonings and cook for about 15 minutes, remove bay leaves.
  • Season to taste

Chocolate and Strawberry Surprise Pie

Author Italian Cuisine


  • Pie Crust recipe on Becky's Mindful Kitchen index
  • Whipped cream with sugar and vanilla
  • Mascarpone with sugar cocoa powder
  • Strawberries sliced
  • Shaved Chocolate


  • Bake pie crust and let cool
  • layer chocolate mascarpone, whipped cream and strawberries, top with shaved chocolate

Group: Flying Hippos

Pizza Sauce

Author Flying Hippos ( Savannah, Tia, Alice, Emma)


  • 1 crushed clove of garlic
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 1 1/2 cups tomato paste
  • 10 leaves basil ripped
  • 1 T garlic powder
  • 1 T thyme
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • salt to taste


  • In a small pan, simmer ingredients and season to taste.

Minty Chocolate Chunk Pie

Author Flying Hippos


  • Square Pie Crust
  • Chocolate Mint Whipped Cream ( whipped cream with sugar cocoa powder, 1 tsp peppermint,
  • Mascarpone Cheese
  • Chocolate Chips
  • White Chocolate Drizzle


  • Bake the crust and let cool
  • Filling: make whipped cream and mix together with mascarpone, chocolate chips. Fill the crust and top with melted white chocolate, mint leaf and raspberry.

Paige’s Kitchen

Alfredo Sauce

Author Paige's Kitchen ( Paige, Paige, Caroline, Lilly)


  • 2 sticks butter
  • 1/8 cup flour
  • nutmeg
  • white pepper
  • salt
  • 1 cup milk or cream
  • 1 cup parmesan cheese grated
  • fresh parsley chopped


  • Melt the butter in a pan, add cream and a pinch of nutmeg, and white pepper, salt to taste. Add in cheese and flour if needed to thicken. Garnish with fresh parsley.

 flying hippos

Recipes used from Becky’s Mindful Kitchen

Ricotta Cheese

Mascarpone cheese

Chocolate mint Mascarpone pie

Blueberry Almond Mascarpone Pie

Mozzarella Cheese

Homemade Pasta


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