Cooking over a campfire is such a classic part of the camping experience, but it takes skill and creativity. Especially if you're trying to go beyond grilled hot dogs and s'mores.
Each year campfire chefs have a chance to show off their skills at Massey's Landing during our Chopped weekend. You can watch campers go head to head in three rounds of campfire cooking or you can unleash you inner iron chef and sign up for the competition.
If you aren't quite ready to throw your hat in the ring, try your hand at one of these recipes submitted by fellow campers and hone your skills.
I was looking for an easy way to feed a large group (12+) that was more grab-and-go style. -Heather Martin, Harrisburg, Pa.
This is a recipe we learned of while Girl Scout camping. Our Girl Scouts choose this recipe every camping trip we take. My family has also fallen in love with this as a breakfast treat or a late-night snack. - Cheryl Tober, Littlestown, Pa.
Choice of powder sugar or cinnamon sugar for topping
Get the fire started and let it burn down to coals.
Place skillet on rack over fire and pour in oil.
Let oil heat up.
Take biscuits out of package and put a hole in middle of each to make them look like donuts.
Place in skillet with tongs.
Leave in skillet until dough is lightly golden on first side then turn with tongs to other side and cook until light golden.
Remove from oil to a paper towel-lined plate and let cool.
Dip in choice of coating and serve.
Pro Tip: This is a recipe to try once the fire gets down to coals so the dough doesn't burn.
Chicken and Veggie Foil Packets
Janice Walls, Edgewater, Md.
Peppers (Red, Green and Yellow)
Salt and Pepper
Place chicken, carrots, potatoes, onions, peppers and beef broth in foil bag. Sprinkle with salt and pepper.
Seal bag and put over campfire or on grill for one hour. Cook time may vary depending on chicken size.
Pro Tip: This can easily be personalized to your liking.
Anthony Kirtland, Salisbury, Md.
Caramel Cubes or Individually Wrapped Caramels
Quickly put the melted caramel between two Ritz Crackers and eat.
Pro Tip: Be careful as the caramel can get hot. Use adult supervision when children are involved.