Topic: Recipes

Grilling Recipes With Bacon

It’s summer time, the sun is shining, and it’s time to get outdoors and get some fresh air… but wouldn’t it be even better with bacon in the breeze?!

That savory, smokey, salty smell gets your taste buds jumping for joy.  So bring your A-game to the grill and elevate your grillmaster status with these delicious bacon recipes!

Bacon Wrapped Cheese Hot Dogs

A yummy photo of grilled bacon wrapped hot dogs

Looking for a way to jazz up your hot dogs? This recipe is simple and fun to make, and would even be a great meal the kids can help prepare. Crispy bacon, ooey gooey cheese, and hotdogs on the grill; Count me in!

Get the full recipe at Trager’s Grills:!-Bacon-Wrapped-Hot-Dogs.aspx#.Vae3L8ZVhBd

Honey Mustard Chicken & Bacon Skewers

Honey Mustard A delicious photo of Chicken and Bacon SkewersThis is the perfect pairing of Chicken and Bacon and the kids will love it! Marinating the chicken in a yummy homemade honey mustard seals in the flavor, and when you cook the chicken and bacon together on the grill that takes it to a whole other level of scrumptiousness. 

Get the full recipe at Diary of a Recipe Collector:

BBQ Pork Stuffed Peppers

A yummy photo of BBQ Pork Stuffed PeppersThese tasty BBQ Pork Stuffed peppers are a playful new twist on BBQ. Stuffed with pulled pork and topped off with cheese, bacon and BBQ sauce, the fire from the grill roasts the peppers and brings out the natural sweetness of the peppers.

Get the full recipe at Another Pint Please:

4 Mouth-Watering Recipes for the Grill

Summer is in full swing and it’s the perfect time to fire up the grill and enjoy some delicious meals with family and friends around Weiss Lake.  It’s easy to cook everything from steaks and burgers, to sandwiches and sides, and even grilled fruits and veggies.  So enjoy these mouth-watering recipes!

Bacon Wrapper Jalapeno Popper Burgers

Jalapeno Popper Burgers 500 2311The idea behind this recipe was to take everything awesome about Jalapeno Poppers and infuse it into a yummy burger form.  These burgers are filled with a decadent jalapeno cream cheese, wrapped in bacon, and topped with melted cheddar cheese… yum!

Get the full recipe at Closet Cooking:

Grilled Jerk Shrimp & Pineapple Skewers

Grilled Jerk Shrimp and Pineapple Skewers 500w 7740I’m a huge fan of mixing sweet with spicy to take your taste buds on a fantastic journey, so of course, I just had to try this recipe and it is phenomenal.  The hot and spicy flavor of the jerk shrimp is definitely accented well with the sweet and juicy pineapple – and of course, anything you can serve on a stick just makes clean-up a breeze!

Get the full recipe at Closet Cooking:

Yummy Grilled Zucchini

zuccWhen you’re serving up the day’s catch of fresh Bass or Crappie here on Weiss Lake, you need a great side dish to go with it and this zucchini is perfect.  The lemon zest helps cut down the salty flavor, and gives is a bright flavor that pairs soooo well with the fish!

Get the full recipe at The Pioneer Woman Cooks:

Grilled Ham & Cheese Pull-Apart Sandwich Loaf

This is such a simple way to grill up some lunch in between dips in the lake.  You just slice up a loaf of Italian bread, add butter, mustard, sandwich ham, and swiss cheese, then wrap in foil and heat up on the grill until the cheese melts and that’s it.  Simple and delicious!  It doesn’t get any better than that.

Get the full recipe at Betty Crocker:

Too Hot?…Cool Down with these Great Virgin Cocktails!

Everybody loves to kick back and enjoy a cool drink on these hot summer days.  Try these great cool virgin cocktails to beat the heat!


Italian Cream Soda

Italian Cream Soda

This powerhouse combo of your favorite flavor of syrup, a touch of heavy cream, splashed with some mineral water, and cooled down with some refreshing ice is sure to be a winner on those hot summer days.

Get the full step-by-step instructions here:

Banana Pina Colada

Banana Pina ColadaOne of everybody’s go-to virgin drinks when the weather warms up is a sweet & chill Pina Colada.  This recipe ramps up this favorite with a twist of bananas, pineapple chunks, pineapple juice, coconut milk ice cubes and flakes.  Give it a show stopping dash of class by serving it in a fancy glass and garnishing with a wedge of fresh pineapple.  you now have a drink that will be sure to keep you fresh and cool by the lake this summer.

Full instructions here:

Cranberry, Tangerine, Rosemary, & Cream Soda Mocktail

Cranberry, Tangerine, Rosemary, and Cream SodaCream Soda = Awesome + the addition of two juices & Rosemary to this “mocktail” creates a super classy, amazingly refreshing, beverage.  So whip up a pitcher, add some ice, and enjoy from your favorite lounge chair around the grill while you enjoy a beautiful sunset on the lake.

Complete Recipe here:


Enjoy These Fun Campfire Recipes With The Kids This Summer

Now that summer is finally rolling around, it’s time to invite the kids and grandkids down to enjoy some amazing time on the lake again.  These kid-friendly recipes will be a great addition to those summer-time memories that we all cherish as we get older so have fun with these campfire recipes with the kids.


Fudge Striped Cookie S’mores!


This is a fantastic twist the old-fashioned, classic s’more.  It’s easier to make, easier to eat, is less messy, and still has all the traditional taste we all grew up on.

You can get the full recipe with step-by-step pictures over at Butter With A Side Of Bread:

Homemade Ice Cream “Shake”


Oh… My… Gosh!  This is so fantastic that it just HAD to make this list.  Homemade ice cream can be a long, complicated, drawn-out process, especially when you’re trying to make it from your campsite or RV.  So this simple hack on a frozen favorite is just the answer.  You just follow the steps to assemble the ingredients in the bags the right way and then add a little kid-power and voila! you have ice cream!

Get the full recipe with step-by-step pictures over at: Over The Big Moon

Omelette In A Bag


We make these almost every weekend… whether we’re camping or at home.  It is a fantastic way to make custom omelettes for everyone AND get them all cooked to perfection at the same time!  You literally just set up a buffet of ingredients, write everyone’s name on a baggie, and let them build their omelette in their bag.  Then you just squish the ingredients together to mix them up, and toss in boiling water.  They will moist, fluffy, and delicious in no time!

Get the full recipe and step-by-step instructions at: Fav Family Recipes:

Walking Tacos


When it comes to kids and camping – there are 3 main ingredients to a best-recipe-ever… it has to be easy to make, easy to run around with, and make as little of a mess as possible.

This recipe hits the mark on all 3.  They just choose their favorite chips (like Fritos or Doritos), add their favorite taco toppings, and shake!  The chip bag makes it easy to carry around with them, and keeps the mess down for you.

Get the full recipe and step-by-step instructions at Saving Dollars and Sense


[MORE] Camping Recipes… on a stick!

Because you just can’t get enough cooking on a stick… here are a couple more stick recipes that mouth-wateringly delicious!

Zucchini Wrapped Salmon


  • 1 salmon fillet cut up into chunks
  • zucchini sliced semi-thin
  • olive oil
  • coarse salt and fresh-cracked pepper (to taste)

Simply cut the zucchini thin enough to wrap around the salmon, but not so thin it will fall apart over the fire.  Pre-cook the zucchini just enough that it’s easy to wrap around the salmon without breaking.  Then wrap it up, and cook it until delicious!

Get the full step-by-step instructions here:

Mini Sandwiches


  • Bread
  • toppings of your choice

Just assemble the sandwich on the stick, and toast away until yummy!

Camping Recipes… on a stick!

Everybody knows that you can cook hot dogs and marshmallows on a stick over a fire… but there is so much more than that!

Grilled Pesto Chicken Kabob


  • 1 cup fresh basil leaves, chopped
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmigiano Reggiano
  • kosher salt and fresh pepper to taste
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 1-1/4 lbs skinless chicken breast, cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 24 cherry tomatoes
  • 16 wooden skewers

You make the pesto, and marinate the raw chicken in it for a couple of hours.  Then just alternate the marinated chicken and tomatoes on a skewer and roast on the grill or over a fire.

Get the full step-by-step instructions here:

Hawaiian Kabobs


  • 1 lb ham slices (you can even use lunchmeat)
  • I can pineapple chunks
  • 8 oz teriyaki sauce
  • skewers

Marinate the ham in teriyaki sauce, then alternate ham and pineapples on the skewers and cook until warmed up.

Full instructions here:

Sinfully Delicious Campfire Desserts

Now that you’ve eaten BreakfastLunch, and Dinner, let’s move on to some truly mouthwatering desserts!

Campfire Cones

This is sooooo good and so easy to make!


  • Sugar Cones
  • Peanut Butter
  • Mini Marshmallows
  • Chocolate Chips
  • Bananas
  • Aluminum Foil (to wrap them in)

You just spread some peanut butter around the inside of the cone, then drop in the marshmallows, chocolates and banana pieces, and then wrap it all in foil and back until melty and delicious.

Get the full step-by-step instructions and more pictures here:

Banana Boats

Bananas… chocolate… peanut butter… coconut… yum!

Everything you will need:

  • Bananas (As many as you need. Estimate 1 per person. Once they taste it, no one will want to share.)
  • Chocolate chips, butterscotch, peanut butter chips, mini marshmallows, sweetened coconut (or whatever other toppings you fancy)
  • Foil

You slice the bananas, stuff with your yummy toppings, wrap in foil, and grill.

Full instructions here:

Awesome Campfire Dinner Recipes

So far, we’ve look at Breakfast and Lunch recipes that you can make around a campfire, so this time, let’s round out the day with some amazing dinner recipes.

 Potato Boat Dinner with Ham, Cheese & Bacon

This simple twist on a campfire baked potato turns a single spud into a complete meal that’s delicious and filling.


  • Large potatoes, baked
  • Sliced ham
  • Cooked bacon slices
  • cheese slices {we like marble}
  • Sour cream for topping
  • Green Onion for topping

You simply cut slices in the baked potato, and stuff cheese, bacon, and ham into the slices.  Then you wrap it all up in foil and bake until done – about 20+ minutes until done.

Get the full step-by-step instructions and more pictures here:

Grilled Cheesy Ham Supper Packs

Cheese AND Ham… it doesn’t get much better than that.

Everything you will need:

  • slice cooked ham, 1/2 inch thick (about 1 lb), cut into 4 equal pieces
  • cups refrigerated new potato wedges (from 1 lb 4-oz package)
    boxes (10 oz each) Green Giant™ frozen broccoli, cauliflower, carrots & cheese flavored sauce, thawed
    cup shredded Cheddar cheese (4 oz)

You just put a slice of ham in a foil pack, top with potato wedges and veggies, wrap up in tinfoil, and back until warmed through and cheese is melted.

Full instructions here:

Fun Campfire Lunch Recipes

Last time we talked about some Creative Campfire Breakfast Recipes, so this time I wanted to keep the meal day going with some fun lunch recipes that you can cook with your family and friends around a mid-day campfire at the lake.

Campfire Crescent Dogs

This simple twist on a campfire hot dog makes for an easy and fun lunch.


  • 1 tube Pillsbury™ refrigerated crescent rolls
  • Ketchup and mustard, as desired
  • 8 hot dogs

Wrap your hot dog in a triangle of the crescent roll dough.  Hold it over the fire, and steadily turn it so that it cooks evenly.  It should turn a nice, golden brown pretty quickly, so you want to keep it off of direct flame so your hot dog inside will get warmed up.

When they’re done, let them cool down a bit before you take them off the stick.  Garnish with ketchup, mustard, or any other topping you want and enjoy!

Onion Bombs

All the down-home goodness of meatloaf wrapped in a delicious onion serving bowl.

Everything you will need:

  • Onions
  • Your favorite meatloaf recipe ingredients
  • Tinfoil
  • A hot fire

Mix up your meatloaf like you normally would.  Put it inside some hollowed out onions.  Wrap them up in tinfoil.

To cook them up just toss them down into the fire! These normally take about 10-20 minutes to cook. Just keep turning them over in the fire every 10 minutes or so until the meatloaf is cooked through.

Once cooked, remove and enjoy!

Creative Campfire Breakfast Recipes

Campfires are that essential part of being outdoors that helps bring everyone together… and what could be better than starting the day off in that warm glow with your family and friends!

Here are a couple simple ideas to help make your camping breakfast more interesting and fun!

Breakfast Woof’em

These biscuits are a great no-mess treat that are fun to make and stuff with your breakfast of choice.


Hold it over the fire, and steadily turn it so that it cooks evenly.  It should turn a nice, golden brown pretty quickly if your fire is good and hot, so keep an eye on it!

When they’re done, let them cool down a bit before you take them off the stick.  Once they’re cool, just fill them with your breakfast filling of choice and enjoy!

Campfire Muffins

campfire muffins

These no-mess muffins are a great way to make breakfast and have your orange juice to go with it!

Everything you will need:

  • Several oranges (one orange makes 2 muffins)
  • Muffin mix (any flavor will work)
  • Campfire or Grill
  • Aluminum Foil

Next, mix up your muffin mix as you normally would.

Now scoop the mix into the orange halves to the top and wrap into a ball shape with 3 layers of foil.

To cook them up just toss them down into the fire! These normally take about 10 minutes to cook. Just keep turning them over in the fire every minute or so and check them until they get firm in the middle.

You may need a spoon to get all of them from the peel.

Once cooked, remove and enjoy!