25 of the Best Camping Recipes

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Find lots of ideas and resources for your next family camp out here.

I’d Rather Be Camping

As you probably already know, I love camping. I also love to eat. I mean, I really love delicious food! If I don’t have good food to eat on a camp out, it pretty much ruins the whole experience with me. I’ll still enjoy the hiking and exploring. I’ll still enjoy the family worship. But I won’t enjoy the whole experience as much.

Since I love to cook and I love to eat and I love camp out, I thought I share some of my favorite best camping recipes ever.

Note: I’m a vegetarian. Some of these recipes call for some sort of meat, but I would personally substitute the meat ingredients for something vegetarian – like Boca Burger Crumbles or Gimme Lean Vegetarian Sausage - or even vegetarian hot dogs.

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 25 of the Best Camping Recipes Ever

  1. Campfire Spinach Dip @ Twin Dragonfly Designs
  2. Dutch Oven Monkey Bread @ Truly Simple
  3. Campfire Breakfast Burritos @ French Toasty
  4. Camp Granola @ The Taylor House
  5. Campfire Potatoes @ Cincy Shopper
  6. Campfire Biscuit Donuts @ Thoreau’s Daughter
  7. Grilled Brussels Sprouts with Whole Grain Mustard @ Rosemarried
  8. Campfire Eclairs @ Bigler’s Best Belly Pleasers
  9. Grilled Chocolate Banana Melt @ Tablespoon
  10. Easy Breakfast Tacos @ Campfire Chic
  11. 5 S’mores Variations @ A Virtuous Woman
  12. S’moreos @ Cakespy
  13. Campfire Crescent Dogs @ Tablespoon
  14. Orange Rolls @ Truly Simple
  15. Campfire Roasted Starbursts @ Mommy Savers
  16. Walking Tacos @ The Girl Who Ate Everything
  17. Campfire Quesedillas @ Dirty Gourmet
  18. Camping Grilled Pizza @ KOA
  19. Campfire Baked Apples @ Tasty Kitchen
  20. Veggie Potato Foil Packets @ Real Family Camping
  21. Three Cheese Potatoes @ Taste of Home
  22. Vegetarian Chili @ Campfire Chic
  23. Boil-in-a-Bag Scrambled Eggs @ Mr. Breakfast
  24. Campfire Corn on the Cob @ Tasty Kitchen
  25. Campfire Enchiladas @ Boy Scout Trail

What’s you’re favorite meal for a camp out? What makes camping special for you?

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Lunch Box #3 {Macaroni and Pea Salad}

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This week’s lunch box is just one of my favorite meals. I love Macaroni and Pea Salad with Cheese. Everyone I know loves this salad. This simple, easy lunch box was quick to put together and tasted delicious when we sat down at the ice rink to eat!

Easy Lunch Box

I packed this lunch in our set of Easy Lunch Boxes. Did you know these lunch boxes are super economical? I’ve been using them for a year now and still love how convenient they are to use – not to mention easy!

I also included a sandwich packed in a plastic baggie. The sandwich was made with Italian Bread, mayonnaise, Swiss Cheese, and a vegetarian deli slice. Easy!

I brought along these darling, brightly colored paper plates that I bought at the Dollar Tree.

What I Packed

  • Sandwich with Cheese and a Deli Slice
  • Macaroni and Pea Salad {recipe below}
  • Fresh Cherries
  • Sweet Peppers
  • Ranch Dressing in a Salad Dressing Container
  • Sweet Leaf Half & Half Lemonade Tea

Macaroni and Pea Salad with Cheese

  • 3 cups dry macaroni
  • 1 1/2 – 2 cups mayonnaise
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 2 tsp. celery seed
  • 6 oz. frozen sweet green peas
  • 1 can of olives, sliced
  • 8 oz. grape tomatoes sliced in half
  • salt and pepper to taste

Cook macaroni according to package directions. When the macaroni is cooked, drain and rinse well with cold water until macaroni has cooled. Drain excess water from macaroni and add noodles to a large mixing bowl.

Add remaining ingredients to the macaroni noodles and mix until combined. Taste to see if the salad needs salt and/or pepper. Add more mayonnaise if the salad seems dry.

Chill salad in refrigerator until you are ready to serve or pack your Easy Lunch Boxes and store in the refrigerator until time to leave the house.

Note: Of course, this macaroni salad is perfect for picnics, potlucks, lunch time, a ladies luncheon, as a side dish… really, it’s just perfect! 

You can purchase your own set of Easy Lunch Boxes and Salad Dressing Cups at Amazon.com. I’ve been using ours for a year now and still love them – and they still look brand new!

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Ideas for Back to School {or Homeschool}

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30 Ideas for Back to School

I can hardly believe I’m even talking about Back to School Ideas! It’s hard to believe how quickly summers go by these days. Do you remember when we were kids and summer seemed to last forever? Those were the days.

But the fact is it’s almost August which means school will be back in session. This will be my 17th year homeschooling! We typically start our homeschool the first week of September every year. So in our house we still have a few wees of summer left.

So whether your kids are headed back to school next week or whether you won’t start your homeschool until the end of August, I’m guessing, like me, you’re already making some plans.

Back to School Lunches

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You may already know this, but I pack lunches for my girls when we are out for the day and sometimes even when we are at home to help our homeschool day flow smoother. I especially love our Easy Lunch Boxes. They are so easy to use, not to mention economical! Here are some ideas to help you figure out what to pack for lunch.

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You’ll also find more ideas in my Lunch Box series.

Back to School Craft Ideas

Teacher Supply Holder

These crafts will surely get you and your kids in the mood to start school! In our house we usually start school the first week in September and whether you homeschool or not, those back to school days are fast approaching!

Easy After School Snacks

Waffle Fruit Kabob Snack Idea

Kids everywhere are hungry after school! All that thinking is hard work. Here are some fun and easy snack ideas your kids will love:

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