Camp Cooking

Mesquite Pancakes & Gluten-Free Mesquite Pancakes

Mesquite pancakes cooking over open campfire.

If you don’t live in mesquite country, you may not realize it, but the mesquite tree produces seeds or beans in a large pod. For eons, indigenous peoples have collected these dried pods and ground them into flour or meal. Interestingly, for ...

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This Tasty Hot Drink Substitutes Mesquite for Cocoa

Use mesquite flour as a substitute for cocoa powder in this hot beverage.

We call it, “Hot Mesquite-O.” You may just call it delicious. This is an interesting desert substitute for hot chocolate. The mesquite flour has a flavor of its own and built-in sweetness, so it basically replaces the cocoa mix. This ...

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Light Up Camp Supper with Dutch Oven Cactus Casserole

A beautiful, bubbly Dutch Oven Casserole made with prickly pear cactus pads called napoles.

For camping recipes, we’re focusing on eating the prickly pear pads (aka nopales or nopalitos). That’s what goes in this cactus casserole. While you can harvest your own (be sure of the regulations on public lands) and prepare them yourself, it’s definitely a ...

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Enjoy These Savory Mesquite Muffins In Camp or On the Trail

The great taste of these savory mesquite muffins goes great any time. Consider muffins and beer pairing?

The most convenient way to take these mesquite muffins camping with you is to make them up at home, throw them in a large zipper top bag, and serve them up at camp, on the trail, or in the car. ...

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Ballast Point Brewing Company: Brewery Spotlight

Cans of Ballast Point Fathom IPA are available almost anywhere.

This content is directed toward an audience of legal drinking age. Did you ever notice road trips nearly always take on a theme. Sometimes it’s planned and intentional. On others, the theme develops organically early in the trip and weaves ...

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Roadside Challenge : Death Valley

It’s already become a highly-anticipated feature of every 50 Campfires Field Trip, and the guys have sampled some pretty unusual regional delicacies – boiled Cajun peanuts and pickled quail eggs in Mississippi, lobster ice cream and brown bread in Maine, ...

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Campfire Chocolate Cake + Fathom IPA

Campfire Chocolate Cake + Fathom IPA   Print Prep time 10 mins Cook time 25 mins Total time 35 mins   There's nothing quite like the combo of chocolate cake and a cold IPA beer. In this quick campfire pairing, ...

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Three Warm & Wonderful Mulled Wine Recipes

Pumpkin mulled wine, mulled white wine, and mulled wine with brandy, each with the varietal of Black Box Wine with which it was made.

Ask a dozen people what they consider the most “camping-friendly” adult beverage, and it’s a pretty good bet most of them will respond with a four-letter word … “Beer.” But that other four-letter beverage … “wine” … is catching on ...

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Red Wine Hot Chocolate — The Perfect Camping Cocoa

Warming hands on mug of Red Wine Hot Chocolate - The Perfect Camping Cocoa, made with Black Box Cabernet Sauvignon.

They are not two drinks that you’d immediately think of combining – red wine and hot chocolate. But if you take a second and realize, “I love red wine. I love chocolate. I enjoy drinking red wine while eating good ...

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Pie Iron Brown Bread & Baked Beans

This pie iron treat combines the three New England B’s – brown bread, beans, and bacon. You might not think of a baked bean sandwich as eatin’ good – until you try this!!! Pie Iron Brown Bread & Baked Beans ...

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