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Mountain Monkey Bread for a Pie Iron

The Mountain Pie Cook-Off is back! The entries are lining up. In the breakfast category, we have Mountain Monkey Bread in pie iron one…

Mountain Monkey Bread? Yeh, Mountain Monkey Bread. And it’s good. Here’s what you do.

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Campground Review: KOA Buckeye Lake

Review of KOA Buckeye Lake

KOA Buckeye Lake

We headed west for a quick weekend with the Aliner in tow. The weekend before, a quick search located a campground about 40 minutes east of Columbus, our final destination for Saturday. KOA Buckeye Lake seemed to sit right off of I-70, accessible easily, as we would possibly arrive after dark and the farm roads in eastern Ohio can be curvy and dark.

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Modifying the A-Liner Bed…Again

A few years ago, we outfitted our A-liner bed with a foam mattress topper and cover. Well, a few years have past and, after a few restless nights, one of us decided that it was time for another revamp. We headed to Ikea and invested in the Sultan Hanestad mattress. This comes rolled.

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Campground Review: Top O’ the Caves near Hocking Hills, Ohio

In mid June, we headed west – destination: Hocking Hills, Ohio. First timers, we had only heard stories of the caves and hills of this region. We needed to see for ourselves. Living in Pittsburgh, we found it hard to believe that Ohio actually had the type of topography described by visitors instead of the plains that we tended to see miles before us just before crossing the Pennsylvania border.

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Campfire Dutch Oven Beef & Beer Stew

This was adapted from a Marlboro cookbook that I have for campfire cooking. To make it easy, pack portioned spice mixes at home, label them, and bring them all together in one little cup to easily add to the stew without measuring. Worcestershire sauce can be measured and portioned for travel as well.

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Trough Creek State Park

All of these photos were taken in Trough Creek State Park, Pennsylvania. Continue reading “Trough Creek State Park”

Two Books for Summer Camp and Hike Planning

We love to hike and to photograph nature on those hikes. I picked up two books that I am using for planning our 2013 trips. Continue reading “Two Books for Summer Camp and Hike Planning”

Chicken Pot Pie Mountain Pie

This simple, easy to make chicken pot pie was soooo good it demanded seconds from more than one person. We made it using canned refrigerated biscuits. Yum! Continue reading “Chicken Pot Pie Mountain Pie”

Pineapple Inside Cake

Wow was this good. This was the close second in the dessert category. It was gooey and delicious. We actually used donuts from a local bakery called Schorr’s (fabulous homemade donuts if you are ever in West View, Pennsylvania), but any plain cake donut will do. The idea came from Campfire Kitchen’s recipe list.

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