Author: Mark Smithers

Turkey Pot Stickers

Serves 4Turkey Pot Stickers30 minPrep Time 12 minCook Time 42 minTotal Time Save Recipe Print Recipe My Recipes My Lists My Calendar Ingredients8 ounces lean ground turkeyFresh ginger, peeled and minced1 bunch cilantro, chopped4 scallions, chopped2 to 5 tbsp. red chili pepper pasteSoy sauce2 tbsp. extra-virgin olive oilOne package wonton wrapsInstructionsAt Home: Combine first 6 ingredients in a bowl. Season with soy sauce to taste. Place in a plastic container and freeze.At Camp: Defrost turkey mixture, if necessary. Lay wonton wraps on a flat surface. Spoon 1 tbsp. of turkey mixture onto center of each wrap; pinch edges closed....

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20 Minute Hamburger Skillet Stew

Yields 4 Servings20 Minute Hamburger Skillet Stew20 minPrep Time 20 minCook Time 40 minTotal Time Save Recipe Print Recipe My Recipes My Lists My Calendar Ingredients1/4 lb Lean ground beef1 lg Onion,sliced wafer-thin4 Carrots,sliced wafer-thin2 Potatoes,halved, sliced wafer-thin3 Ribs celery,sliced wafer-thin1 c Boiling water2 t Beef extract OR bouillon2 Bay leaves1/4 t Dried thymeSalt OR garlic saltPepper1/4 c Dry red wine-OR tomato juice2 T All purpose flourInstructionsUse melon baller and shape meat into tiny meatballs. Brown in skillet.Discard any fat (I like to keep it in a tin and pour it over the logs before i light the fire)Stir...

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Antiguan Charcoal Baked Bananas

Serves 1Antiguan Charcoal Baked Bananas10 minPrep Time 5 minCook Time 15 minTotal Time Save Recipe Print Recipe My Recipes My Lists My Calendar Ingredients6 large ripe bananas, in a bunch4 tbsp butter1/2 cup brown sugar1/2 tsp ground allspice or 1/2 tsp fresh grated nutmeg3 limes, halved1/4 cup dark rum, heated in a small pan onside of grillInstructionsSet the bunch of unpeeled bananas in hot coals.Bake until black and soft to the touch.Meanwhile, heat butter with brown sugar and spices until bubbly. Each person should slit his banana,Squeeze a lime half over it and drizzle the butter-sugar mixture ontop.Ignite rum...

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Camping For Beginners

By learning some very basic guidelines, you can soon be on your way to a fun and adventurous experience, just like the millions of people who have come to enjoy camping each and every year. The following camping-tips for beginners should help get you for a great outdoor camping experience: 1. Plan Ahead As a beginner, we recommend you start out by choosing a campsite closest to your home.  We’re taking small steps here until you get more camping experience underneath your belt, or you until you feel more comfortable in traveling longer distances while leaving behind most necessities you typically can’t go without for a couple days.  Perhaps there is a lake nearby? What about a state park?  These are excellent choices as many of these sites will be properly maintained.   Go online and find some nearby camp sites for your area—you may be surprised at what you find.   You’ll want to know when campsites are available as some parks are not available year round.  In addition, find out what sort of amenities they provide (i.e., restrooms, swimming, hiking, fishing, etc.).  This will give you enough information ahead of time so you can plan your camping trip accordingly.  If you’re not able to find this information readily online, give the campground a call and let them know you’re interested in a campsite and ask them for suggestions...

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camping in Alaska

Camping In Alaska Alaska is one of the most beautiful places in the world, offering a true wilderness. There are several protected areas in order to preserve the landscape, animals and flora. Tourism is increasing, as people want to see the mountains, glaciers and lakes and breathe in the clean air. RV touring and camping in Alaska is an ideal way of seeing the country close up. There are companies that organize guided tours, driving visitors between favorite destinations and supplying all the necessary equipment. In addition to marveling at the scenery, many tourists like to take advantage of...

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