This is a recipe of my mother’s, which is lightning fast in the assembling, though slow in the cooking.
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Campfire Beans With Bacon

This is a recipe of my mother’s, which is lightning fast in the assembling, though slow in the cooking. I added a lot of bacon, to make it more substantial. I like it for a campout because it can be made ahead of time as a casserole and then heated on the campfire before serving.   There’s something classic and funny, in a Blazing Saddles kind of way, about sitting around a campfire eating pork and beans. Campfire Baked Beans with […]

Everyone loves s’mores, and there are as many versions of this beloved American outdoor classic as the dessert-minded can imagine.
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Turtle S’mores

Everyone loves s’mores, and there are as many versions of this beloved American outdoor classic as the dessert-minded can imagine. This one combines two of my favorite things – a chocolate pecan turtle and a s’more – into a chewy, gooey, mouthwateringly delicious campfire treat. The warmth of the freshly-toasted marshmallow melts the caramels in a way that is irresistible. Need I say more? Turtle S’mores

You’ve seen the healthy campout dessert, and the s’mores recipe, but this one belongs somewhere in between.
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Berries With Toasted Marshmallow Fluff

You’ve seen the healthy campout dessert, and the s’mores recipe, but this one belongs somewhere in between. Fresh strawberries and blackberries are easy to thread on to the end of a sharp stick, dip into a jar of marshmallow fluff, and toast to your heart’s delight. It just takes a little patience to keep it toasting slowly, so that the fruit begins to soften and cook while the marshmallow browns. Heaven! If you want to keep things more healthy, you can […]

Happy Independence Day from America’s Table
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Happy Independence Day

‘Tis the gift to be simple, ’tis the gift to be free ‘Tis the gift to come down where we ought to be, And when we find ourselves in the place just right, ‘Twill be in the valley of love and delight. – From the Shaker song “Simple Gifts” by Joseph Brackett

It can be served cold or at room temperature, so it’s a perfect summer buffet salad – and it’s gluten free!
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MELON, CUCUMBER AND FETA SALAD

I saw a version of this recipe in a British magazine and was so taken with how beautiful it looked that I had to try it. We don’t have the same kinds of melons available here, so it’s a bit different from the original – but it’s also more interesting than the standard watermelon/feta/cucumber combination. And the pistachios give it such a nice pop of crunchy flavor! This salad was a huge hit (I could tell because the moment it […]