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Creative campfire cuisine

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Unless you love spending a lot of time cleaning up when you are camping, you’re likely looking for simple meals with minimum prep time. We’ve got you covered here with these tasty suggestions:

Meat and potato packets 
On a sheet of heavy-duty foil, place two cabbage leaves, a marinated chicken breast or hamburger patty and thinly sliced potatoes, carrots and onions. Sprinkle with seasonings of your choice. Cooking time is approximately 25 minutes.

Stacked supper 
Put a pan of hot dogs in water over the fire. Use a second pan of baked beans as a lid. Top it with a metal pie plate. Pour a prepared Jiffy muffin mix into the pie plate. Cover with a 10-inch fry pan lid. It takes about 15 minutes for the muffin batter to bake, and by then, the hot dogs and beans are hot.

Biscuits on a stick
Swirl a refrigerated biscuit on to a one-inch by the three-foot dowel. Cover the end of the stick with dough and as you turn the stick, gently stretch dough three to four inches, overlapping the biscuit onto itself to seal edges. Turn as you cook until biscuit is golden brown and will easily slide off the stick. Fill the center with butter, jam, peanut butter or chocolate. You can also slide a cooked sausage link inside.

Banana splits 
Cut a whole unpeeled banana halfway through from end to end. Place marshmallows and pieces of the chocolate bar in the slit. Wrap banana in the foil with the cut end up. Place in coals for 10 to 15 minutes until chocolate and marshmallows are melted. Open the foil carefully and scoop from the banana peel.

Singin’ apples
Place an apple on a cooking stick and roast over hot campfire coals until the apple peel splits and ‘sings’ (sizzles). Carefully peel away the skin and roll the apple in a cinnamon-sugar mix.

Enjoy these easy campfire eats next time you go camping. Chances are you’ll find a few that become crowd-pleasing favorites!

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