Cooking in the Great Outdoors

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S’mores

 

Camping season is here!

And that doesn’t mean granola bars for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

If you can pitch a tent, you can certainly cook up some fine meals at your campsite.

 

Breakfast:

Everyone knows breakfast is the most important meal of the day, so you might as well do it right. Why settle for a cold bowl of cereal when you could whip up ooey gooey cinnamon rolls? Drool.

Breakfast Quesadilla

When the opportunity arises to consume cheese for breakfast, you take it.

Campfire Raspberry Double Dutch Baby

Think puffy cloud-like pancake pillow for your precious raspberries to rest their heads on. Don’t get too attached now.

Campfire Hash

Meat and potatoes for the meat and potatoes folks.

Dutch Oven Cinnamon Rolls

Overachievers, this one’s for you. Or people who happen to have a raging sweet tooth.

 

Snacks:

You’re going to need some extra fuel if you’re hiking up and down all over the place or burning excessive calories simply trying to set up that dang hammock.

Granola Bars

Hooray for  homemade! The money you save from making your own granola bars instead of buying them can go towards that extra comfy air mattress. And shiny new kayak. And cute hiking boots.

Sweet & Salty Trail Mix

There’s a reason why the sweet + salty combo is so addictive. Swap in your favorite nuts and dried fruit to suit your taste.

Crunchy Roasted Chickpeas

Not your average snack. These savory bites are a good source of protein and a great reward after you finally reach the top of that mountain.

Campfire Popcorn Satchels

You won’t be able to help feeling proud of yourself after popping corn right over that glorious fire that took 6 hours to get going.

 

Lunch & Dinner:

No no, driving over to your favorite fast food chain to grab a cheeseburger is not going to cut it. So lock up your coolers because “the squirrels ate all my food” is never a valid excuse.

Dutch Oven Stuffed Peppers

So good you might just have to whip up two batches.

Veggies & Dumplings

Tent collapsed for the 14th time? Forgot to pack extra socks? Comfort food is exactly what the doctor ordered.

Vegetarian Cashew Chili

Hearty, flavorful, and… vegetarian?! That’s right, this tasty chili is meatless and mighty fine at that. Great for times when you’re trying not to attract the woodland creatures.

Campfire Flat Iron Steak

Lions, tigers, and bears, oh my! If you’re willing (and able) to fight over a juicy steak, more power to yuh.

 

Treats:

Life wouldn’t be the same without sugar. If you’re a traditional person who loves traditional treats, there’s no shame in toasting up perfectly traditional s’mores. Or you could try something new and throw together blueberry cobbler right at the campsite like a boss.

Blueberry Cobbler

Not a fan of s’mores? Prepare this fruity, satisfying treat after a long day spent among the trees. You might have to forgo the ice cream though.

Chocolate Jar Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting

Oh you fancy huh? Bake these cuties at home then transport your treats to the campground. Make a few extras because your neighbors are guaranteed to be a little jealous.

S’mores

Puffed golden brown marshmallows, melty chocolate, subtly sweet graham crackers… you know what to do. If you’re especially good at burning things, please hand off the toasting duty to a more competent individual.

Campfire Cones

Kids love these. Adults love them even more. See who can successfully stuff the most mallows and choc chips into his or her cone.

 

Campfire still burning? See more recipes over here.

 

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