Author Archives: Sue Halpern

My life R-E-S-U-M-E indicates "I am a graduate of Camp Sacajawea, Girl Scouts of America, class of 1968. Skilled at fire building, gazing at stars, making sloppy joes and storytelling. The kid can weave a yarn!"

Darn Near Perfect Campfire Cornbread

campfire cornbread

On its own, cornbread shines with Chardonnay. For cornbread accompanied by chili, typically you’d pair it with beer. For a wine pairing, you could go with our juicy Syrah or our Merlot to complement the rich layers of flavors in the chili. – Barrett Family ...

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Cooking With Cast Iron

cooking with cast iron

My son Adam had a jumbo Ziploc in his cooler, stuffed full of Walleyes just waiting to meet the pan… Luckily, my friend Laura who considers herself somewhat of a walleye aficionado was along for the camp out and gave ...

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Lake Superior Circle Tour – Part II – Ontario

Lake Superior Circle Tour

My husband Hans and I left Stillwater Minnesota, our home east of St. Paul on Saturday August 31st to circle Lake Superior. This is Part II of our Lake Superior Circle Tour which picks-up where “Part I—Minnesota” left off… Just ...

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Cairns Are A Beautiful Rock Pile – Do You Know What They Are?

Cairns A Beautiful Rock Pile

I came to cairns rather late in life! I am not talking about the breed of dog of Toto fame. I am talking about the man-made piles of stacked stones built along pathways throughout the world. Cairns are a beautiful ...

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Campfire Lemon & Blueberry Cake Baked in Oranges

Cake Baked in Oranges

Cooking over a campfire gives a true authenticity to the camping experience. It is fun to think of new things to try over the campfire and being that dessert is something that is always on my mind I thought it ...

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Campfire Chili Recipe

campfire chili

When the evening air brings a chill to the campsite this hearty campfire chili recipe will warm up the night. If planning ahead before your trip cut up the onions, red pepper and jalapeno. You can even cook the ground ...

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Lake Superior Circle Tour—A Shore Thing!

lake superior circle tour

Part I – Minnesota Autumn comes early to Lake Superior’s North Shore. Even on the last days of August a chill can be felt in the evening air. I love camping this time of year. Campgrounds are quiet since children ...

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The Evolution of Camping In A Tent

The very first time I camped-out was under the stars at my friend Connie’s house. We had no tent and minimal parental supervision. We had some old blankets and a beat up quilt we dragged off her brothers bed. It ...

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Camping Foil Pack Recipe: Sweet & Spicy Smoked Sausage & Vegetables

smoked sausage & vegetables

Nothing says camping like sausage and vegetables cooked over an open flame. This is a must try easy camping recipe, for a smoked sausage & vegetables foil pack that will bring a sweet & spicy kick to your campsite. It ...

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Camper Cobbler Recipe

camper cobbler

You must be the adventurous type, you’re a camper! That being said, are you ready to graduate to something sweet beyond s’mores? This camper cobbler is easy to make and is a great alternative to the ordinary s’more. Give this ...

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