Creative Pie Iron Cooking
A Rome Campfire Cookbook
For about ten years Rome has held a pie iron recipe contest that receives a tremendous response. This cookbook shares the top 100
recipes from enthusiastic and creative pie iron camp chefs. With creative Pie Iron Cooking you get to share secrets and expertise
with your fellow pie iron campfire comrades. Who knows more about pie iron cooking than the experts that are out there enjoying
the experience? Creative Pie Iron Cooking is compiled by Rome’s Richard O’Russa. Creative Pie Iron Cooking is 64 pages, 5 1/2″ X 8 1/2″.
Pioneer Camp Cooking
This is another great book by Richard O’Russa of Rome Industries. Mr. O’Russa is a great
advocate of family camping as one of the greatest experiences in our lives, and he has been
helping families enjoy camping through Rome’s camp cooking products for over 40 years.
Who better to write a camp cooking cookbook?
Chapters are conveniently arranged by cooking method: Single dish meal, Hot dog forks, Pie irons,
Campfire grilling, Fish, This N that. The recipes range from traditional favorites to hot new
taste-bud pleasers! My favorite thing about Pioneer Camp Cooking are the numerous innovative
ideas for using your camp appliances. Some examples include bacon on a fork, forked
toast, pie iron rocky road treat and wood fired pizza. Mr. O’Russa understands how special
camping with your family is – including the memories of great tasting meals cooked over your
campfires. He advises if you cannot go camping as often as you wish, your family can enjoy
“campfire” cooking in your backyard. Pioneer Camp Cooking is
64 pages, 5 1/2″ X 8 1/2″. Try his other cookbooks, as well as Pioneer Camp
CampFire Cooking – With a Gourmet Touch Achieved with Ease!
CampFire Cooking is written by Brad Probst, a lifelong camper, backpacker and avid camp
chef. His enthusiasm for camping, and especially camp cooking, shines through and provides a
great recipe book with a wonderfully unique outdoor camp style. Chapters are helpfully
arranged by cooking method: Skillet menus, Griddle cooking, Foil dinners, Grilling and
barbecuing, Smoke cooking, Desserts, Marinades and spices. The smoke, marinades and
spices make simple food extraordinary with lots of creativity but little extra effort. Mr. Probst
offers lots of hints, as well as friendly advice and humor interspersed throughout the book. My
favorite tidbit is his admonishment to beware of cooking on campfire grills already attached to
the campsite. He points out you never know what kind of plastics or chemicals someone might
have burned there previously, and that those substances may leave a nasty flavor on your
food, or worse yet, cause health problems. And while high heat sterilizes, how might someone
have extinguished the flames in the past? He leaves you with -> think about it! The front cover
is lovely – a personal invitation to go camping and eat well.
Campfire Cooking is 64 pages, 5 1/2″ X 8 1/2″.
Pie Iron Recipes
Pie Iron Cooking Is a Family Camping Tradition
Pie Iron Recipes is a wonderful book to spark your imagination in pie iron cooking. A lifetime of family
camping has made Richard O’Russa quite a campfire gourmet. In this 64 page,
5 1/2″ X 8 1/2″ cookbook, he explores the world of Pie Iron cooking with
150 different recipes. He starts with basic pie iron directions and then
provides a chapter on each type of pie iron cooker, giving recipes that
are only a beginning. Once
you see what he’s done, you’ll want to try your own ideas. The recipes range
from simple to gourmet. Pie Iron Recipes is a good way to begin your family tradition of pie
iron, campfire cooking.
One of our many favorites from this book is the:
Wheat Nut Waffles
1 1/4 cup flour
1/4 cup honey
Combine dry ingredients. Beat the eggs, and add buttermilk, honey, vegetable oil, and
nuts. Fold together to form batter and add 1/3 cup to well-oiled waffle iron. Cook over your
camp fire, fire place, wood stove or even home range.
This recipe makes thick, light, fluffy waffles with crunchy nuts. They come out better
than any indoor waffle we’ve ever seen!
Camp Recipes for Kids
Camp Recipes for Kids provides you with over 100 recipes for fun food kids want to eat and cook. These recipes are both easy
to understand and can be cooked with readily available ingredients. One of the neat things about many of these recipes is
their built in options, providing more picky eaters with alternatives that add fun to the meal for all. For instance, a basic
pancake meal gives 17 interesting taste treat ideas.
The introduction covers safety rules and measures. There are chapters for Breakfast, Lunch, Snacks, This “N” That, Dinner, and
my favorite, Fun Around the Campfire (With hot dog fork cooking, cooking in foil and pie iron fun).The recipes in Camp
Recipes for Kids are compiled by Richard O’russa who has had lots of experience camp cooking with children, and he has compiled
a real treasure chest of recipes to delight the children in your life. He advises to think of camp
cooking as an adventure and provides helpful hints and encouragement throughout the book. For instance, at the end of the “Fish
Filet BBQ” recipe, he states it is great served with the Skillet Fried Cornbread found on pg 29. He advises that cooking times
given are only a guide as things that affect true cooking times are the temperature of your fire , how far away you are from
the coals, altitude, and even the amount of wind that is blowing. This makes your camping trip a physics adventure for your
child. After one recipe he encourages, “A perfect dessert everyone in
the family will enjoy especially since you (your child) made it”.
Part of the fun of camping trips is the campfire cooking, and Camp
Recipes for Kids allows your children to sample a big part of the fun, both in meal selection and preparation. How about
Canoe Pocket, Honey Bee Balls, Quesadillas in Foil, or No-bake Rocky Road Candy to top off your next camping trip? Happy Camping! – Precious Memories!
Camp Recipes for Kids is 64 pages, and 5 1/2″ X 8 1/2″.