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02 Sep
Campfire Confessions (Or the lonely girl who hated s’mores)

Campfire Confessions (Or the lonely girl who hated s’mores)

I absolutely hate marshmallows. I don’t like the taste of them. I don’t like the smell of them. And I really hate brushing the boys’ teeth after they have eaten them. I have sat around close to 30 campfires this summer and haven’t had a single s’more. So what is my evening snack of choice? At home it is popcorn. And certainly not the kind you get out of the microwave. In fact I don’t even have a popcorn maker. I do it on the stove–in a pot– and it comes out perfect every time. So my husband... Read More
30 Mar
My New Fireside Friend: A Good Tool Goes a Long Way

My New Fireside Friend: A Good Tool Goes a Long Way

Like most of our readers out there I am just itching for that season opening camping trip.  There’s just about nothing I love more than sitting around a warm campfire under the stars with family and close friends.  To get ready for my family’s fourth season of RVing I’ve been spending way too much time in the backyard chopping firewood compliments of downed trees from Hurricane Sandy.  My Fiskars 36 inch Super Splitting Axe was doing yeoman’s work with the larger stumps–but when it came to splitting up branches... Read More
25 Apr
The Saddest Weenie Roast Ever: Rolla Roasters Backyard Debut

The Saddest Weenie Roast Ever: Rolla Roasters Backyard Debut

I am so anxious to get back out there under the stars again.  My family’s season opening trip to Western North Carolina did nothing to soothe the camping beast inside of me–instead, it only made me hungry for more. Unfortunately our next trip to Westchester PA is still three weeks away. So when my set of Rolla Roaster camping forks arrived from L..L Bean on the front porch it felt like my destiny was unfolding before me like a whole wheat hot dog bun. I rummaged through the refrigerator and found a pack of organic weenies and... Read More

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