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30 Oct
5 Easy and Delicious Pie Iron Campground Dinners

5 Easy and Delicious Pie Iron Campground Dinners

One of our favorite things about camping in the fall is cooking over the campfire. The air is cool and crisp. The fire is warm. And the food seems even better when it’s made outside. On quick weekend getaways, we like to keep our camp cooking simple and delicious. Friday nights will often find us all sitting around the campfire, toasting up dinner in our pie irons. These old-fashioned sandwich makers are loved by kids and adults alike. You can find them in cast iron or cast aluminum. We prefer the cast aluminum since they are a bit... Read More
18 Oct
5 Warm Drinks for Chilly Nights around the Campfire

5 Warm Drinks for Chilly Nights around the Campfire

Sure, coffee is a staple when we are camping. But when the days get shorter and the nights start to get chilly, we love to make some other warm drinks to enjoy at the campground. The adult kind (ahem). Here’s a selection of some of our favorite hot spirits. The best thing about these ‘recipes’ is that they can all be tweaked according to how strong or sweet you like your drinks. You can hear us talk about all these warm drinks on this episode of the RVFTA podcast. Experiment, have fun, and stay warm. The Classic Hot Toddy So... Read More
12 Oct
Weekend Warrior French Toast (+Bonus Dessert “Recipe”)

Weekend Warrior French Toast (+Bonus Dessert “Recipe”)

Learning to cook has been an exciting and stressful process for me. Cooking is exciting when the food comes out good and Stephanie and the boys enjoy it. But it is stressful when I spend good money on food and precious time cooking and it comes out tasting like…..rubber, cardboard, burnt flesh, over seasoned roadkill, cement etc… So I’ve been playing it safe and trying to master a few basic recipes. I know that I am stretching it a bit even using the word RECIPES here. But bear with me RVFTA peeps. I think we can have some... Read More
22 Jun
Kate’s Epic RV Trip Meal Plan: 5 Weeks, 5 People, Full Bellies

Kate’s Epic RV Trip Meal Plan: 5 Weeks, 5 People, Full Bellies

Kate Dunbar knows her way around the RV kitchen. She also knows a thing or two about meal planning for a 5-week epic RV trip with her family. Lucky for us, she offered to share her RV Trip Meal Plan with the RVFTA community. In this post, you’ll find the two-part Facebook Live series, plus a bunch of downloadable goodies to help you prepare for a longer RV trip. The good news is you can also use a lot of these resources for quick weekend getaways as well. Use the menu planning PDF to make a standard weekend camping menu. Then fill out... Read More
21 Feb
Cast Iron Cooking Tips for the Campground

Cast Iron Cooking Tips for the Campground

I don’t know a camper around that doesn’t have a piece or two of cast iron. That work horse of the fire ring or kitchen delivers time and time again. The rules are basically the same since its creation over two thousand years ago, season it well and dry it thoroughly after every cleaning. Cast iron cooking allows you to bake, grill, sear, stew, braise, sauté, caramelize, and brown just about any food. Baking biscuits in a Dutch oven are the all time camping food staple. Those soft and yet crisp edged biscuits have warmed hearts, bellies and... Read More

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