Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Glamping is a thing, insists Mae West.


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Smores, no judging! 

Yes. You read the headline correctly. My name is Mae West, not the actress. It just so happened I married a man, Paul, last name West. He was a smidgen older than me, like thirty years. Some said I was a gold digger, but I wasn't. He was a wealthy business man that just so happened let me quit my job as a flight attendant and enjoy long days at the spa, mall, and our home in the Hamptons.

The closest thing to camping Paul ever took me was to the Ritz Carlton and even then we ordered room service.

Then...the FBI raid in the middle of the night made me think I shouldn't've stayed at the spa or the mall all day. Paul's little business ended up swindling millions of dollars out of people in a ponzi scheme. Everything was taken. . .everything but a campground. . .in Kentucky!

Neither sounded good to me.

Apparently, Paul had won a bet when he was in college. His winning was Happy Trails Campground. It was explained to me, Paul had put the campground deed in my name. It also came with a camper. No joke! Me driving a camper?



I wanted to refuse and keep my cute convertible, but that was seized too.

Long story short, I found myself driving to Kentucky in a big ole RV that I knew nothing about. On the way, I'd gotten into a mean fight with a toilet plunger and it didn't turn out to pretty. So, going to a campground where the brochure showed photos of the amazing Kentucky Bluegrass, the backdrop of the Daniel Boone National Park, and a crystal lake to dip my toes, started to sound like a semi vacation until my lawyer could find a buyer.


I finally made it to Kentucky and you could just imagine my surprise when the beautiful Kentucky bluegrass was brunt, there was a slime film on the lake and let's just say the copyright on the brochure was from the 60's!

And if that wasn't bad enough, Paul...remember him? Well, he broke out of prison and was floating in the Happy Trails Campground lake. . .DEAD!



There are some amazing recipes and cleaning hacks in the back of the book! You can check out this amazing s'more dip that is the hit of any campground! Check out the recipe by clicking here!


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69 comments:

  1. Baked potatoes wrapped in aluminum foil and cooked in the coals of the campfire. The flavor is just scrumptious, delicious without anything added.

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  2. I like to fry up bacon and then make pancakes and eggs in the bacon grease. I also like to fry up our fresh caught trout in the bacon grease. I kn ow its a bunch of calories, but you know we wear it off climbing up and down those mountains all day!

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  3. You can't beat sausages cooked over an open flame.

    marypres(AT)gmail(DOT)com

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  4. Pudgy Pies: 2 slices of buttered white bread with canned fruit filling between, placed in a cooking press and held over the fire. Yummy!

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  5. I don't camp,but if I did there would have to be marshmallows to roast over the fire.

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  6. We always had fire roasted fish, potatoes and corn. So good! With s’mores for dessert.

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  7. Jennifer McCormackJune 13, 2018 at 7:07 AM

    I'm a Girl Scout leader, so you know it has to be S'mores, lol! The girls love them, and the adults. I used to make them in the oven with my daughter, too.

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  8. my mother "roti" it was only when we were outside on an adventure that i could eat cold isabelle(dot)frisch(at)gmail(dot)com

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  9. There's nothing like grilled hot dogs but I also like to grill veggies. Corn on the cob, and peppers, onions, and potatoes are delicious when cooked outside!

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  10. Hot Dohs, Hamburgers & smores, Thanks for your generosity.

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  11. Hobo dinners. Hamburger, sluced potatoes and corn wrapped in foil and cooked over camp fire

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  12. We love to cook an aluminum foil meal. Put everything in, lay on the fire and wait

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  13. forgot my email debby236 at gmail dot com

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  14. Marlene Ezell here. I love to place a Vidalia onion in foil along with a pat of butter and a boullion cube and grill it. It makes some really good eating.
    ezellmarlene(at)gmail(dot)com

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  15. Anything the can opener will open. True story. The book sounds hilarious!

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  16. I don't camp. Thanks for the chance. Janngrogan@yahoo.com

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  17. I do so love a baked potato cooked in the grill with a scrumptious steak cooking above it. We also love to catch fish and have a fish fry right at the campsite by the lake. Not only can you be rewarded for your fishing abilities but you can also leave the greasy mess and fish smell at the lake. :) Kiddo all love the s'mores and your Campfire S'mores sound delicious and make it so easy to feed a bunch especially the older kids who are more interested in eating than in the cooking.

    DESERTS, DRIVING & DERELICTS sounds hilariously funny. Not only does it sounds like a great book to read but I bet it would make a marvelous movie.

    I'd love to be the very fortunate one selected. Thank for the chance!
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  18. Grilled hot dogs! Also toasted marshmallows. dbahn(at)iw(dot)net

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  19. Maureen SimerothJune 13, 2018 at 8:07 AM

    Foil wrapped potatoes in the coals and in the morning scrambled eggs with sausage or bacon

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  20. hot dogs over a fire are just the best!

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  21. Eggs and bacon are my favorite foods while camping....

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  22. I like a nice steak grilled. Then later sitting around the campfire I like to fix some Jiffy Pop popcorn.

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  23. I've never been but if I went I'd definitely want some of that s'mores dip! barbie17(at)gmail(dot)com Thanks for the entry!

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  24. Grilled perch is delightful and so tasty. When I was very young we would catch the fish and then grill it over a fire. Those were the days. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

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  25. Poor Paul! I know he swindled people, but that doesn't seem like a fair exchange. This sounds like a cute book, I'm definitely adding it to my TBR.

    I can burn one marshmallow about 5 times, that's how I roll. I burn peel and eat, burn peel and eat....until it's gone.

    I love chopped potatoes, onions, green peppers, garlic, butter, salt and pepper wrapped in foil and cooked on the campfire.
    I haven't been camping in so long, I think I might prefer room service too.

    Thank you for the chance. konecny7(at)gmail(dot)com

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  26. Hamburgers for the men and for me a salmon fillet. Love the food outside. elliotbencan(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  27. Grilled hot dogs and hamburgers!

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  28. If by camping you mean looking out the window of a nice hotel, my favorite camping food is room service!

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  29. We always loved to make Pineapple upside down cake in a big cast iron pan over the fire. Best ever

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  30. That sounds like so much fun. I am ordering today💜💜

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  31. well, I don't go camping but I always loved marshmallows slightly burnt.

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  32. We camp in a motorhome, so we have access to microwave, stove, etc. A big salad and steaks or burgers on the grill. For breakfast maybe eggs or blueberry pancakes.

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  33. My favorite thing to cook while camping is sausage and pancakes on my hotplate outside. My husband does the rest of the cooking on the grill. Thanks for a chance. kristilewis dot lrc at gmail dot com

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  34. Zummo's links with Sweet Baby Ray's barbecue sauce.

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  35. Baked beans and weenies, potatoes baked in the firepit, and apples cored and baked in foil pockets with brown sugar, nuts, raisins, cinnamon, and topped with a pat of butter that melts as into the fruit!

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  36. Hot dogs burnt over a campfire & marshmallows burnt to a crisp. Yum!

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  37. Paula Jacobson
    Hotdogs and smores
    jsjacobson(at)prtel(dot)com

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  38. Hot dogs!

    jtcgc at yahoo dot com

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  39. Hot dogs, chips and pop since hot dogs can be cooked on an open fire. Always had a few coolers full of ice.

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  40. Hot dogs, hamburgers, burnt buns & s'mores!
    dm _ richards (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  41. We eat the usual camping foods. I also make a Trail Mix to put in small bags to take with us when we go hiking.

    jwisley(at)aol(dot)com

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  42. Hot dogs and hamburgers cooked on the grill!
    faithdcreech at gmail dot com

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  43. Hot dogs and marshmallows roasted over a campfire.
    diannekc8(at)gmail(dot)com

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  45. I don't go camping but baked potatoes and hamburgers sounds good. And marshmallows.
    catbooks72(at)gmail(dot)com

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  46. We do not camp. If we did, steak burgers and home fries would be are favorites along with bacon (my hubby couldn't live without bacon!) Thanks for the chance. teddi1961(at)arcemont(dot)com

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  47. Marshmallows. jawdance@yahoo.com

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  48. We camped a lot as a kid. Old style, not glamping. I loved to eat my Pink Panther Flakes (in a cold aluminum bowl) in the morning, balogna sandwiches on my mom's homemade buns for lunch on the tailgate, her hash in a cast iron skillet for dinner and s'mores for a snack.

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  49. Box Lunches! They are a boy scout thing, but we keep making them. Would love this book bag. bobntoni@aol.com

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  50. Hot dogs and S'mores ematov (at) comcast (dot) net

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  51. Smores, no judging! somesmartcookle at aol dot com

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  52. When we would camp we always made hobo pies. There was a certain utensil used. Then you would take two slices of bread and butter one side of each, put pie filling or pizza makings next, then another slice of buttered bread, close pie maker and put over fire. Watch it close because much like a grilled cheese it can get burned really easy. Delicious.

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  53. Roasted hot dogs, s'mores & got to cook bacon for breakfast! :)
    RW620 AT aol DOT com

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  54. Hot dogs
    specialteach34@sbcglobal.net

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  55. I love hot dogs roasted over a campfire and then of course s'mores.
    Although it has been some time since I went camping, but my family has a fire pit at our lake cottage, so we make s'mores a lot.
    jen.frederick@yahoo.com

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