Camp Recipe Reviews

We tried a few of the recent camp food trends on our recent adventure. As you know everything looks good on pinterest. Here are a few of the recipes and my thoughts on how they actually turned out. (click link to view recipe)

Crescent Dogs: I’m not a hotdog fan to begin with but I picked up some all beef nitrate-free Applegate Farms hotdogs and decided the kids would love this treat. This was just one of those failures all around. The crescent roll burns before the hotdog is cooked, even when kept at a safe distance from the fire. So you end up with cold hotdog encased in charred dough. Really gross. Thumbs down, and won’t do it again.

Tacos in a Bag: I modified this a bit using grassfed beef and homemade taco seasoning. (trust me, read the taco packet and you’ll make your own too) This was tasty and a hit with all the kids. Also RICEWORKS sweet chili chips (2.49 at Kroger) taste just like Doritos for another healthier alternative. It was also very easy. I chopped up all the taco salad parts beforehand and only had to freshly slice the avocados and brown the ground beef over the fire. We used a Cast Iron dutch oven and it was just heavenly.

Campfire Cones: These were a great success and very easy. We used marshmallows, dark chocolate and bananas. We simply filled the sugar cones with the ingredients, wrapped them securely in foil and placed them on top of a log in the fire. After a few minutes we removed them with tongs, unwrapped the foil and enjoyed our easy dessert.

Foil Packs: The foil keeps everything inside and the meat doesn’t get dry. It’s super easy and everyone can customize what they want, chicken, mushrooms, no mushrooms, spicy, mild… whatever. There are tons of great recipes online just do a quick search for inspiration.

What are your favorite tried and true camp meals?

About the author


Erica is an advocate for simplicity, family time, making a cozy home and loving others well. She is the community coordinator for One Orphan, the orphan care ministry of America World Adoption Association. Erica and Calvin have four young children; Elliott, Charlotte, Lola and Liam. They currently reside in Nashville, TN.

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