Recipes & Ideas


Sitting out by the campfire in Forest City, Iowa, one of our neighbors put on quite the light show for us.

He put a whole string of Christmas lights into the bottom of the campfire pit. A few minutes later the flames were dancing with the most beautiful blue, green, and purple colors. It is the copper that is burning causing the colors to appear.

I do not know about the safety or hazards of doing this. But it seems to be harmless, and full of entertainment.


We had never had a Walking Taco before, maybe everyone else knows what they are. We ate them at the Winnebago Rally in Forest City, Iowa. If you haven’t had one you must try it!
Easy meal idea for those busy nights. I wish I had taken a picture but you’ll have to wait until I make them myself.

Cook ground beef, using your favorite taco seasoning as you would for regular tacos.
Shredded Cheddar Cheese
Diced Tomatoes
Diced Onions
Shredded Lettuce
Nacho Cheese Doritos, single serving size bags.
Taco Sauce or Salsa

Begin with a bag of Nacho Cheese Doritos, single serving size. Crush the chips before opening bag, then cut bag across the SIDE of the bag, do not open like normal across the top. This will make your “bowl” in place of your taco shell. Then layer your favorite taco condiments as you would your tacos. Then you’re ready to enjoy your Walking Taco with a fork.

Hope you like!


This recipe/idea came from The Neish’s in Plainville NY. They were so kind to invite us over for dinner one night. We had the best hot dogs from NY, salt potatoes, and cooler corn. Thanks for sharing.

Prepare & clean your corn on the cob for cooking. Boil water, enough to cover completely. Please corn on the cob into a clean cooler. Place corn in cooler, pour boiling water over corn. Close cooler tightly. Then wait 15 minutes and your corn will be ready to enjoy with lots of butter, salt & pepper.