Camp Cuisine

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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Amazing BBQ

Amazing BBQ

Nothing says summer like the smell of barbecue cooking over the grill. From sweet and tangy sauces to spicy grilling rubs, barbecue brightens all the senses. If you've never put together your own barbecue before, why not give it a try now? These three terrific recipes will give you fool-proof -- and mouth-watering -- results.

K.C. BBQ Rub
The City of Fountains is famous for its barbecue. Whip up some Kansas City rub and you'll be grilling in no time! Top your ribs off with your favorite barbecue sauce.

1/2 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup paprika
1 tablespoon black pepper
1 tablespoon salt
1 tablespoon chili powder
2 cloves crushed garlic
1 teaspoon cayenne

In a bowl or glass jar, combine all of the ingredients together. If you aren't planning to use it right away, store it in an air-tight plastic container.

World's Best BBQ Sauce

For thick, rich, tangy sauce, give this recipe a try. Cooking time is about 20 minutes. Note, do not use this sauce before grilling. This is to dress the meat after the grilling process is complete.

1 8-ounce can tomato sauce
1 6-ounce can tomato paste
2.5 tablespoons brown sugar
2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
1 tablespoon olive oil
3 cloves garlic crushed
4 tablespoons minced onion
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
1 teaspoon dry mustard
1 teaspoon cayenne
fresh ground pepper to taste

In a heavy-bottomed pan, saute the garlic until you can smell it cooking. Stir in the remaining ingredients, mix thoroughly, and simmer for about 20 minutes.

Tangy-Sweet Mustard BBQ Sauce
The mustard fields of South Carolina prompted this dramatic sauce which pairs beautifully with pork. Use it as a topping for your next BBQ or grilling sensation.

1 cup mustard
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup cider vinegar
1/4 cup molasses
1 tablespoon oil
1/4 teaspoon powdered oregano
1/4 teaspoon powdered thyme
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
1/4 teaspoon cayenne

Add the dry ingredients to a saucepan and gradually stir in enough vinegar to make a mixable paste. Blend well. Place over high heat and add remaining ingredients. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly. Reduce heat and simmer for 10 minutes, stirring less often. Store the sauce in the refrigerator in an air-tight container.

Throw a Christmas Cookie Baking Party

Christmas Cookie Decorating Party

During the holiday season the smell of baking can be found throughout homes across the country. One way to spread the joy of the holiday season to all of your friends and bring the small of holiday baking to your home is to host a Christmas cookie decorating party. A party like this is fun and simple for everyone to enjoy.

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Best Brownies

Best Brownies

Everyone loves brownies.  But when was the last time you had one on a camping trip?  Not much goes better with a mug of cocoa or tea around a campfire.  Whether you make them ahead of time or bring a Dutch oven and cook them right over the campfire, you can't beat the rich, chocolate-y taste of brownies.

These brownies cook for 35 minutes at 350 degrees.


1/2 cup butter
1 cup sugar
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon baking powder

3 tablespoons butter, softened
3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
1 cup chocolate or butterscotch chips
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup confectioners' sugar

Preheat the oven or nestle the Dutch oven into hot coals.  If you're cooking at home, grease an 8-inch square brownie pan.

In a large pot, melt the butter. Remove from heat and stir in sugar, eggs, and 1 teaspoon vanilla. Beat in the cocoa, flour, salt, and baking powder. Spread batter into the pan.

Bake in preheated oven for 25 to 30 minutes. Do not overcook. While the brownies are baking, make the frosting by combining all of the frosting ingredients and blending. Frost brownies while they are still warm. Sprinkle chocolate or butterscotch chips over the top.
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