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« on: November 08, 2012, 03:05:42 pm »

Here are a few websites with great campfire or oven recipes. The first is foil dinners a Boy Scout classic... except these are actually GOOD. You can cook everything from meat to fish to biscuits to dessert in a piece of heavy duty aluminum foil. The packets can be cooked on coals, a grill or in your oven. I wont claim to have tried all of these but I have tried quite a few that were quite good. One added benefit of packet cooking is that you can allow each person to customize their packet. The second link is how to fold the packets so you dont have to buy those expensive Reynolds cooking bags. Just remember that the foil must be rolled tightly to keep the steam inside as it helps cook the food AND prevent burning. If you puncture the foil, you have to put another unbroken layer over it and seal it tight. Leave a little extra space inside for the steam. Your packet should puff up while cooking. BE CAREFUL when opening the packet the steam will burn you.

http://www.reynoldskitchens.com/reynoldskitchens/en/recipes/recipe_search.asp?KeyIngredient=0&Course=0&CookingTime=0&CookingMethod=8&strCrit=&Step=Results&subStep=advSearch 

http://www.reynoldskitchens.com/how_to_detail.asp?info_page_id=746

Another fun site is from a frozen bread dough company. All that bread isnt good for you but it is OH SO GOOD! They have holiday recipes that are really fun and creative too. http://www.rhodesbread.com/recipes
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« Reply #1 on: November 08, 2012, 04:47:42 pm »

Showed my DW your posting and she reminded me to give you a helpful.  I was happy to be the first to give you a helpful.

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« Reply #2 on: February 22, 2017, 03:13:50 pm »

I found a few other camp recipe sites I want to share.

http://markingmyterritory.com/camp-recipes/
My granddaughter can be a somewhat picky eater and she liked the Pineapple, Ham and Sweet Potato Foil Packet dinner (without the red bell pepper and red pepper flakes - picky doesn't do those).

http://www.artofmanliness.com/2010/07/20/cooking-around-the-campfire-9-easy-and-delicious-foil-packet-recipes/ Again, little miss picky really liked the Chicken Casserole (without the ranch dressing).

If you aren't camping this time of year, you can always try these and other foil dinners out by wrapping in foil and baking in your regular oven on a baking sheet. It's a good way to test and fine tune your foil dinner recipe (and practice the foil packet wrap). If you are customizing them for each individual, use a permanent market to put your "brand" or initials on the outside of the packet before cooking, just be careful not to puncture the foil. Air tight is key as the steam is what really cooks these and keeps things moist.

I'm sure there are tons more if your browse online using "packet cooking" or "foil dinners" as your search. Just be prepared to hit some really weird ones.

here is an updated link to Reynolds recipes  http://www.reynoldskitchens.com/recipes/packet-cooking/

And I think I put this one on here before but figure I'll throw it in again - King Arthur Flour  http://www.kingarthurflour.com/recipes/
They have quite a few gluten free recipes on there and we love some of their no cook energy bites.

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