Food

  • French Bread Pizza Rolls
    When was the last time you enjoyed some French Bread Pizza Rolls? Until we started bringing them camping, it had been a while for me. I think back to my childhood when there were frozen French Bread Pizzas that my parents trusted me to cook myself in the microwave for a snack. Those…weren’t so good …

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  • Camp Cooker Chicken Pot Pie
    What says comfort food to you? For my husband chicken pot pie ranks right up there. He loves to douse it with hot sauce, and it brings back such good memories for him. Making camp cooker chicken pot pie while camping is comfort food for sure. And we get to create new memories with our …

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  • Camping Chili with Cornbread
    Chili is one of our favorite foods to eat. In fact, we love it so much we serve three varieties of it every year at the kid’s birthday party in a chili bar. It tastes great as is or as a topping on a multitude of things. Our camping chili with cornbread is a great …

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  • Ham and Cheese Melts
    I have eaten some sort of variation on these ham & cheese melts at multiple potlucks over the years. They come in a multitude of styles. Some are little bite sized appetizers while others are full sized sandwiches meant for a meal. Some are served hot with melted cheese; others are served at room temperature …

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  • Cheesy Spinach Bites in the Pie Iron
    True Story: Aaron convinced me to come to dinner and cooked me a full Greek dinner from scratch before I ever agreed to go on a date with him. The way to my heart was obviously through my stomach! And we have had a love affair with Greek food ever since so this spanakopita inspired …

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  • Bacon, Egg, and Hash Browns Pie Iron
    I wish we had a better name for this tasty dish. We don’t. But if you like bacon and eggs and hash browns you will want to try this recipe.  We take egg and hash browns, wrap them in bacon and cook them in a pie iron. While this is not a fast breakfast, it …

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  • 5 Deliciously Easy Pie Iron Campground Dinners
    We have been cooking in our pie irons since we started camping. You might know them as camp cookers, or pudgy pies, or even mountain pies. Whatever you call them, just know that these trusty tools make extremely delicious food cooked over the campfire. And we depend on them for easy pie iron dinners. We …

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  • Camping Chilaquiles
    Many years ago, we were enjoying a character breakfast at Disneyland’s Storyteller’s Café. It was the Mickey’s Tales of Adventure Breakfast Buffet and the best dish on the menu was chilaquiles. Aaron had not had this dish before, and he raved about it so much we decided to make it at home. While it is …

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  • Camp Cooker Chicken Chimichangas
    As I believe I’ve mentioned before, my comfort food will include Tex-Mex flavors every single time. I don’t believe I’m ever without tortillas in the house and when I get low on salsa, I start to get really nervous. I’m a fan of eating it at home. I enjoy going out to eat at authentic …

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  • Pie Iron Stuffed Hash Browns
    We first used hash browns in the pie iron when we started making Egg in a Nests. One camping trip we had extra hash browns and needed to do something with them. Instead of making more of the same, we took inventory of what we had sitting around to cook with. Our single pie irons …

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  • Cream Cheese French Toast (in a Pie Iron)
    A long time ago, back when I lived in Los Angeles for school, there was a diner we would go to for breakfast when my parents came to town. They would do a stuffed French toast that my father and I loved to order. One day we were reminiscing over these days and I thought…I …

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  • Pie Iron Egg in a Nest
    We used to have these individual breakfast casseroles in which an egg, surrounded by hash browns, was baked in a ramekin. I loved those things and realized at some point that it would be fun to try them out camping. Thus, the Pie Iron Egg in a Nest was created and what a tasty recipe …

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  • Pie Iron Omelet (with ham and cheese!)
    The best part of waking up at the campground is being all snug and warm inside my sleeping bag. The worst part of waking up at the campground is knowing I have to get out of that warm sleeping bag to make some breakfast. Luckily, there is usually coffee involved and after I smell it …

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  • Cast Iron S’mores Dip
    We love s’mores but we don’t always love getting cleaned up after making and eating these sticky treats. Especially when we are camping at a location where the bathrooms are not close at hand. Enter the Cast Iron S’mores Dip for a less messy version. When we have a small group and want a small …

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  • 5 Deliciously Easy Foil Packet Campground Dinners
    Due to our work schedules, it can be difficult to get away for long camping trips. Enter the weekend warrior method of camping. Be ready to hit the road as soon as the Friday workday is done…pull into a camping spot…get that fire started while we set up the tent. By the time our campsite …

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  • Foil Packet Lemon Shrimp and Broccoli
    Shrimp is one of the things that our picky eater child loves to eat so we started experimenting with ways to safely eat shrimp at the campsite. This lemon shrimp and broccoli foil packet was a hit and so easy to prep before we headed off to the campsite. The key to a great foil …

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  • Foil Packets with Andouille Sausage – Three Ways
    The first time we made foil packets I wanted to make sure we weren’t disappointed by cutting into raw meat which meant my best option were foil packets with Andouille sausage. We made Sausage with Peppers, Onions, and Potatoes. But we had a lot of sausage left over. So, we made Red Beans and Rice …

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  • Camping Stromboli, also known as a Pizza Log
    Our child is a picky eater. There. I said it. This is not fair to us parents who enjoy food so much we used to run a cooking blog. But we have been “blessed” with a picky eater who even insisted he didn’t like pizza. At least not until he started school and all his …

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  • Jambalaya Foil Packets
    When I was younger, I would head off to New Orleans for vacation on a regular basis. I loved the energy, atmosphere, and especially the really good food I would get there. There was a little hole in the wall restaurant walking distance from my hotel that served the best jambalaya I have ever eaten. …

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  • Red Beans and Rice Foil Packets
    In the 19th century, Monday was the day to do laundry. Because it was an all-day affair an easy meal that didn’t require a lot of attention was required. Enter a bean dish that can cook all day and then be served over rice. I first enjoyed red beans and rice on my many vacations …

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  • Camping Breakfast Burritos
    Imagine being all toasty warm inside your sleeping bags on a crisp morning while out camping. Who wants to get out of bed? Not me, but hunger calls and then I start to smell coffee percolating. What’s for breakfast? If I have these camping breakfast burritos already made, as soon as that campfire is ready, …

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  • Pie Iron Philly Cheesesteaks
    While there are multiple ways of making Philly Cheesesteaks over a campfire, this pie iron version is the easiest for beginners. Often, we will cook up our steak the night before and use the leftovers for this recipe the next night. However, even when we start from scratch Pie Iron Philly Cheesesteaks are well worth …

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  • Campfire Turtle Pudgy Pie
    I absolutely love the candy known as “turtles” which are pecans, caramel, and chocolate. I used to make homemade ones with my granny every year and in memory of her birthday we like to make these camping turtle pudgy pies in the fall. Not that these aren’t delicious all year round. I just think about …

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  • Camping Cast Iron Cookies
    I have loved “pizookies” made famous by BJ’s Brewhouse for many years now. It just seems so delightfully decadent to eat a cookie that has been made in a cast iron pie plate. Imagine my delight when I realized I could make my very own cast iron cookies at the campsite. These can be made …

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  • Pie Iron Breakfast Sandwiches
    Imagine being all toasty warm inside your sleeping bags on a crisp morning while out camping. Who wants to get out of bed? But hunger calls and you start to smell coffee percolating and bacon sizzling. Will this be enough to lure you out of bed? Maybe not, but the thought of pie iron breakfast …

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  • Foil Packet Steak Fajitas
    Man might not live on bread along, but I could make a strong argument for including chips and salsa in my everyday life. Tex-Mex flavors are my comfort and these foil packet steak fajitas are my jam! Just try them and see how tasty camping food can be. The key to a great foil packet …

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  • Pie Iron Steak
    What happens when one of us wants to make Philly Cheesesteak while camping and the other one gets inspired to cook the steak first? We move the Philly Cheesesteaks to the second night on the menu and cook up Pie Iron Steak that first night! The first time we made this at a State Park, …

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  • Sausage, Peppers, Onions, & Potatoes Foil Packets
    The first time we made foil packets I wanted to make sure we weren’t disappointed by cutting into raw meat which meant my best option was precooked sausage. The second time we made foil packets we chose to make these again because they are just that good. The third time, well that is a story …

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  • Pie Iron Cheesy Tots
    I’m not exactly sure why or when we started making these cheesy tots in the pie iron but even when we are grilling at home if I have the ingredients I want to add them to the meal. They are quick to prep and quick to cook so they make a quick addition to any …

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  • Foil Packet Tex Mex Chicken
    One of the first meals I “learned” to make was called tex mex chicken. It was chicken breasts sauted with salsa, over rice, and covered with cheese. These were great for many reasons, one of which was they were so easy to make. Over time I added ingredients to the mix and made them look …

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  • Campfire Cones
    Imagine a waffle cone stuffed with all your favorite junk food sweets, slowly heated through until everything is ooey-gooey delicious. Maybe you chose traditional s’mores flavors of chocolate, graham cracker, and marshmallows. Or you chose butterscotch, peanuts, and cinnamon. Maybe you went slightly healthier with strawberries, chocolate, and marshmallows. Whatever you chose it won’t be …

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  • Pie Iron Pizza Pockets
    This would be one of the first items we started making in our pie irons when we went camping. It’s fun to cook personal pizzas for everyone on the site. And the crispy crust with the melty cheese and the tasty toppings make this a wonderful meal for those ready to move up from grilled …

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  • Pie Iron Tasty Tacos
    Tortillas spread with butter, then stuffed with taco meat and cheese, grilled until crispy, and topped with all your favorite taco toppings = comfort food around the campfire. And these pie iron tacos are so easy to make. Bring along some precooked taco meat, shredded cheese, tortillas, and whatever toppings you desire to make this …

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  • Pie Iron S’mores Sandwiches
    Many people start off making desserts in their pie irons, using bread and canned pie filling. This did not appeal to us as our kid is not a fan of pie. However he loves chocolate and he loves marshmallows and he loves cinnamon bread so one night, instead of traditional s’mores, we threw this together. …

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