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OK, if you're a foodie like me, no occasion is complete without good food. But toting along delicious, easy-to-prepare food isn't always easy when you're camping. You don't want to have to lug around a whole kitchen's worth of cooking supplies in your backpack! The Campout Cookbook by Marnie Hanel and Jen Stevenson, award-winning authors of The PIcnic is a game-changer.

Here, you'll find recipes for:

  • Trail Snacks like Gorgeous Gorp, Cinnamon Sunbutter, Beerloo Nut Chew, Smoky Spicy Salmon Jerky, and Chocolate Cherry Chia Granola Bars (because what's a camping trip without a granola bar?)

  • Morning Meal solutions like Honey-Lime Yogurt Granola Pairfaits, Eggs en Cocoa Mugs, Spicy Sausage, Roasted Red Pepper, and Smoked Cheddr Breakfast Burritos, Buttermilk Biscuits, and Dudge Oven Cinnamon Rolls with Orange Almond Icing

  • Sides and Salads like Green Chile and Cheese Cast-Iron Cornbread, Forest Fondue, Smoky Smashed Potatoes, and Roasted Garlic Parmesan Monkey Bread (I mean, how that NOT be delicious?)

  • Campfire Mains like Sliced Tri-Tip Sandwich Bar, Rucksack Red Sauce, Tacos by Twillight, Dutch Oven Roast Chicken, and Spicy Chuckwagon Chili

  • S'mores and More dessert recipes like Chocolate Popcorn, Molten Chocolate Orange Campfire Cakes, and Chocolate Chunk Cowboy Cookies

  • Fortifications (beverages) like Big Batch Bloody Mary, Starry Sky Masala Chai, Peanut Butter Hot Chocolate, and a Tentside Hot Toddy Bar

This little volume packs a serious punch when it comes to camping food. The dedication page sums up the whole attitude of this book: "For survivalists with standards." You won't find a single package of freeze-dried or pre-made food here. These are real, honest-to-goodness recipes that you'd be happy to serve at home, but made especially for preparing and taking on the road. The recipes set you up for success, giving you tips on how to prepare part of the recipe from home (mixing the dry ingredients for your baked recipes, for example) ahead of time so all you have to do is assemble and bake when you get to the campsite without having to carry measuring cups, etc. Perfect, right?

More than a cookbook, this book is a camping essential. There are all kinds of useful tips and tricks, from checklists so you don't forget anything to tips for camping with your pet. Whether you are heading out to the cottage or hiking to a camping spot, this book is a must-read.

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