Leave No Trace

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Do you know what the “Leave No Trace Principles” are? If you do, then you are ahead of the game! If not, I’m here to explain them! Basically, the principles help us to understand why and how we should leave no trace when out in nature—this includes camping! I’ll start by providing a little background on this movement, and where …

Camp Cooking Made Simple

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Campfire cooking can be a little tricky. I have great news! IT DOESN’T HAVE TO BE! Campfire cooking can be made much more simple with a little work. I have compiled some information and steps to help you spend less time during your camping trip cooking, and a little more time making memories! 1) Get Organized! First, make a meal …

Easy Homemade Potato Soup

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Potatoes, chopped 1/2 onion, minced 1 1/2 c. milk Boil potatoes in enough water to cover them until tender. Do not discard water. Add to this mixture the onion, milk, oil, and butter. Bring to a boil for 6 minutes. Salt and pepper to taste. *Optional: Add ham or bacon.*

Baked French Toast

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1 loaf French bread 3 eggs 3 Tbsp. sugar 1 Tbsp. vanilla 2 1/4 c. Flour 6 Tbsp. dark brown sugar 1/2 tsp. cinnamon 1/4 c. butter Grease 9×13 baking pan. Diagonally cut bread into 1 inch slices and place in baking dish. Set aside. In medium bowl lightly beat eggs, sugar, and vanilla. Stir in milk until well blended. …

Cheesy Bacon Dip

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Ingredients: 8 oz cream cheese 2 c sour cream 1 ½ c grated cheddar cheese 1 c crumpled bacon 1/3 c chopped green onion   Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Mix all ingredients. Put in round baking dish. Bake for 30-35 minutes. Serve with chips or toasted bread.

Cheesecake Dip

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Ingredients: 1 block cream cheese 1 can sweetened condensed milk 1/3 c lemon juice 1 T vanilla ½ can pie filling of your choice (cherry, strawberry, blueberry, etc) Graham Crackers   Mix soft cream cheese & milk with hand mixer until smooth. Slowly add lemon juice (mixture will thicken). Add vanilla. Pour mixture into serving dish & top with pie …

5 Minute Million Dollar Dip

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Ingredients: 5 green onions, chopped 8 oz shredded cheddar cheese ½ c mayo ½ c real bacon bits ½ c slivered almonds   Add onions, cheese, mayo, bacon bits, and almonds to a small bowl. Mix until combined and chill for at least 2 hours. Serve with your favorite crackers.

Crack Pretzels

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Perfect for holidays, camping trips, and a snack on the go! Ingredients: 1 (1 pound) bag of pretzels 1 cup olive oil (or whatever oil you choose) 1 T garlic salt 1 T dried dill 1 (1 oz) package of dry ranch seasoning. Pour pretzels into a gallon-size Ziploc bag. In a small bowl or measuring cup stir together the …

Pet-Friendly Camping Tips

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Many of us have pets. Most of us like to camp. Some campers choose to have someone pet-sit for them while they are away, but a lot of campers choose to bring their pets with them on their trips. How do we make sure that we and our pets have a fun experience while camping? I have collected some information …

3 Cheese & Bacon Campfire Potatoes

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Ingredients • 3 medium red potatoes cut into 1-inch cubes • 1 medium onion chopped • salt • pepper • 1 tablespoon butter • 8 oz shredded cheese we used a colby, monterey, cheddar blend • 1/2 cup crumbled cooked bacon Instructions 1. Create your foil packets with a double thickness of heavy-duty aluminum foil (about 18 in. square). 2. …

Campfire Cinnamon Rolls

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This recipe is simple, and it adds a unique option to campfire breakfast! What You’ll Need: 1 can of cinnamon rolls Rosting sticks How to Make It: 1) Open your can of cinnamon rolls and start to unwrap your cinnamon roll around your stick. Make sure it is wrapped good so it doesn’t fall off while cooking. 2) Place over …

These Are a Few of Our Favorite Things

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At Lost Valley Lake Resort, there is so much going on all the time! When I ask Owners what their favorite thing about LVL is, I never get a response entailing one particular thing—it is ALWAYS a plethora of favorites! I have compiled a list of the things that I hear the most often for your reading pleasure. Family First! …