Wednesday, April 5, 2017

E is for Eating!

Well, we have to do it, we might as well make it good!

I love cooking over a campfire!  I'm going to share a few good and easy campfire eats! 

My first one is the "Walking Taco", seriously the easiest thing you can possibly make.  We will be making this one at the Badlands where we cannot have an open flame.

Walking Tacos

Small Bags of Chips: Fritos and Cheese Doritos taste the best
Preference of meat: chicken and ground beef are the easiest, seasoned to taste
Shredded Lettuce
Sour Cream
Taco Sauce of your choice (I'm going to utilize all those extra Taco Bell sauce packets that accumulate in my kitchen)

Picture from Betty Crocker website
For time sakes and convenience, I am going to prepare and cook the meat ahead of time and keep it frozen in the cooler.  We will warm it up on the camp stove.

The only things you need to do is open the bag of chips, put all of the toppings and meat in there, then enjoy.  Easy as pie....wait, did you say pie?  Okay, our next recipe is more of cake, but you saw where I was going there....right?

Apple Pie Dump Cake

A box of yellow or white cake mix
One can of lemon-lime soda (I like Sprite!)
Two cans of apple pie filling

You will need a Dutch oven and aluminum foil

First things first, get that fire going with some nice glowing coal.

Line your Dutch oven with aluminum foil.  This makes easier clean up and disposal.

Pour the two cans of apple pie filling into the bottom on the Dutch oven.

In a bowl, mix the cake mix and sprite together.

Pour that over the apple pie filling. 
Place the Dutch oven, with the lid on, in the fiery bed of coals.  If you are using charcoal, you can place a couple of bricks on the top.

Check on it in about thirty minutes,  if it's not cooked entirely through, keep checking it every 10 minutes or so.

Now, share with all your friends that will come visit because of the awesome cake smell!

Campfire Pizza

At the store this past weekend I found a flat cast iron pan.  I feel I really need to make a pizza on this.  Campfire pizza!  yes, please.

It's pretty simple:
Get your pizza dough, spread it out, prep all the pizza prepping things and put on all those yummy toppings.

Warm up the flat cast iron skillet for around 20 minutes.  Before putting your pizza on, you will need some high heat oil to place on it.  Once the oil is on, put your pizza very carefully on there and watch the wonderful baking occur..

Here are some other items I am planning on us making:
Chili and hotdog night
Cinnamon Rolls
Campfire Cones
French Toast
Grilled cheeses and soups
Spaghetti and garlic bread
Orange Brownies
Hamburgers, fries and corn

What are your favorite campfire EATINGS?!  Share with me below.  I am always looking for new ideas!


  1. Had to share on Facebook - great camping recipes.

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  2. This brought back great memories of camping! Haven't been in years

  3. I suppose you could do these even if you aren't camping...

    John Holton
    A to Z Challenge Co-Host

    1. Absolutely! I have a nice little fire pit that works well!

  4. I haven't been camping for years. With your tasty cooking I could reconsider though. Or I might try the apple cake as it should work in the BBQ. E for Everyday Object. In the past it might have been a pot or a toothbrush. Now our mobile devices are never out of our sight.

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    1. Mobile devices don't work very well where we are going on vacation :)

      Definitely try the cake! You will not be disappointed!

  5. No matter how old I get, S'Mores will always be welcome. My dad and I used to cook whole fish that we caught on an open flame. He'd pack lemons, butter, and some fresh herbs just in case. Clean the fish, add lemon slices and herbs, wrap in foil and bake away

    1. The children would love that. I, on the other hand, am not a fish fan. :)

  6. Thanks for posting the recipes. They look delicious and easy to make. We'll be going camping with some members of our 4-H club next month. I'll be trying the recipes you shared when we are camping.

    1. Let me know if you need anymore! I have bunches of them.

  7. Here's an admission - I've NEVER cooked anything when I've been camping (not that I go regularly) but I've certainly made those walking tacos at home and your other recipes look very tempting. Using a fizzy drink in a cake recipe is also a first for me!! Boy have I learnt a lot reading your A-Z Challenge post :) Special Teaching at Pempi’s Palace

    1. Thank you for stopping by! Let me know if you try the cake and how it turns out for you!

  8. I love tacos but unfortunately the only thing I have cooked over a campfire is marshmallows!

    Absolutely Amazing Alliteration

    1. You should change that. :) Cooking over a firepit works too!