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Camp Cuisine - Camping Recipes

Inspire your inner camp chef with recipes for camping trips.  It doesn’t matter if it’s shared around a campfire, cooked in your RV's gourmet kitchen, or take-out from the local deli, food just tastes better on a camping vacation!
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Recipes for Easy Camping Desserts

Recipes for Easy Baked Apples & Banana Boats

Eating by the campfire is always fun. There are plenty of delicious recipes for the campfire. No campfire meal is complete without a delicious dessert to accompany it. Here are a few simple, but delightful recipes for anyone to enjoy while out camping.

Baked Apples
These delicious desserts are like individual apple pies baked right in the embers of your campfire. They are simple to make and delightful to eat.

1 apple per person
raisins (optional)

Start by cutting a round plug out of the top of your apple. You will need a sharp paring knife to  cut out the plug. Next you will need to cut the core and all of the seeds out of the apples. You might want to bring along an apple corer to make the coring of the apples easier. When you core the apple you will want to make sure that the apple stays whole, be sure that you don't break the apple as you core it.

Once your apple is cored, fill the hole left by the core with cinnamon, sugar, and raisins and nuts if you desire. When the hole is filled, place the plug back into the apple. Wrap the apple in foil and place into the embers of your fire. Cook your apples for approximately 20 to 45 minutes depending on how well done and soft you want your apple to be. At 20 minutes your apple will still be slightly crunchy, but at 45 minutes your apple will be more like applesauce.

Banana Boats
This is another campfire favorite. Like the baked apples this is a delicious treat but quite simple to prepare.

1 banana per person
peanut butter

Begin by peeling back only one part of the peel, but leaving the remainder of the peel in the banana. Next, slice the banana in half lengthwise and pull the two halves apart. Fill the crack with chocolate, marshmallows, nuts and peanut butter in whatever combination that you desire.

Place the peel back over banana and wrap with foil. To make removal easier you may want to fashion some handles out of the foil. Cook the banana for a few minutes, until the banana is warm and the chocolate and marshmallows are melted.

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Camping Recipes | Easter Recipes

Easter Feast — Leg of Lamb | Scalloped Potatoes | Roasted Asparagus 


Easter is a great time to enjoy some meals that you perhaps wouldn't cook at other times during the year. Here are a couple festive options for Easter meals.

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Great Guacamole

Great Guacamole

There is nothing better to serve as an appetizer than homemade guacamole. Even people who don't like a nice fresh avocado still like homemade guacamole. Not only is guacamole delicious, but it is also extremely simple to make.

You will need:
3 avocados
3-4 tomatoes
1 medium sweet onion
1-2 fresh lemons
salt & pepper

When you purchase the ingredients for your guacamole the first thing is to make sure that all of your produce is as fresh as possible. Your avocados should be ripe, but not overripe. You don't want them to be too soft. Make sure that you get nice fresh tomatoes and lemons, and be sure to get a sweet onion. Walla Walla onions are a good choice for your sweet onion.

To begin to make your guacamole, seed the tomatoes and finely dice them. Dice the onions as well. Peel and seed your avocados, place them in a bowl. Then, smash the avocados with a fork. You can make your guacamole as chunky or as smooth as you like. After your avocados are smashed, stir in the tomatoes and onions. Finally, add lemon juice and salt and pepper to taste.

Serve with tortilla chips, chopped vegetables, as a side for Mexican dishes and more.

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