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Spooky Campfire Stories : Graduation

It was supposed to be a fun camping trip.  It was supposed to be a celebration. Things went horribly wrong…

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Door County Cherry and Cucumber Salad

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This is a light, quick salad that makes the most of the late-July to mid-August harvest of sweet cherries in Door County, Wisconsin. You can cut things up ahead of time and just keep them in the cooler to toss ...

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Door County Fish Boil for Two

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The traditional Door County Fish Boil is a tourist spectacle that turns out some mighty good eating. Many restaurants there have fish boils weekly and some every night. The cooking is done outside in a huge caldron. Water is brought ...

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Smoked Fish Spread

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Most anywhere you go along the Lake Michigan Shores you’ll find fish shops and smokehouses. The famous one we stopped by in Algoma, Wisconsin is Bearcats Fish House. Among the dozens and dozens of choices in the display cases was ...

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The Cudighi Sandwich : An Upper Michigan Classic

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Even after hearing it, we’re not sure how to pronounce it either, but we knew right away it’s a dish we needed to convert for campsite convenience. Mix it up ahead of time and cook it up in camp – ...

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Johnsonville Spicy Black Pepper Brats

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The brats themselves are traditional, but this topping offers a twist … and some heat if you want it. Think about trying it with a supply of good Wisconsin beer … Leinenkugel’s or a Spotted Cow, anyone? Johnsonville Spicy Black ...

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Dutch Oven Sausage And Pancake Bake

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Johnsonville makes more than just brats. Their breakfast sausages are a camping staple. This is an awesome sweet breakfast treat. It bakes up quickly in a Dutch oven, so check on it often to make sure it doesn’t get overdone. ...

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COAST EAL12 Lantern : Review

I’m a lighting nerd. I’ll admit it. I love the way that lighting can completely transform a campsite. In my opinion, you need at least two different lights to effectively tackle the darkness: headlamps and lanterns. Headlamps are necessary for ...

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Fishing The Beautiful Lakes Of Door County WI

Planning the 50 Campfires Lake Michigan Shores Field Trip, the temptation was great to focus on “The Big Pond” as it’s sometimes called. After all, Lake Michigan is home to three species of salmon, four species of trout, and other ...

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