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A few months ago my little girl had a brilliant idea… camping trip! She wondered with her sweet little voice about all things related to camping; “Will we sleep in a tent?” “Can we roast marshmallows” “Will we make a fire?” It all sounds so magical to a little child… and me too! All except for the sleeping on the ground thing. I just can’t deal. I’m not into camping – I glamp!

For me, glamping means packing a few essentials, stopping at Walmart for some simple supplies, then rolling into a beautiful camp site with a cabin and a BED. Yessss sir. That’s the camping life for me!

Last weekend my family and I enjoyed a weekend in lovely and quiet Ohio Amish country.

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My girl was super excited for her first glamping experience! Pink, fuzzy boots were completely appropriate attire.

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And I was excited for this real bed!

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Such a posh little cabin in the middle of no where! We even had heat, air conditioning, and a pretty ceiling fan.

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We’re just wrapping up the autumn season and the very last of the leaves are about to give up and fall to the ground. Soon these trees will glisten with fresh, white, cleansing snow. This vineyard will slip into a quiet, winter dormancy before waking from its sleep to produce sweet grapes again next summer.

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Where we live in the city there isn’t a whole lot of room for my little one to roam. Glamping in the country provides the perfect opportunity for her to wander and feel free. She enjoyed climbing rocks, collecting rocks, throwing rocks… well, anything with rocks! She also played with her ball, ran around freely, could be as loud as she wanted, played with the leaves, stalked small wildlife, and asked one million questions about everything new she saw. Priceless moments.

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Note my daughters little collection of the “most beautiful rocks ever.”

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I’m not gonna lie… one of my favorite things about glamping is food. I enjoy cooking everything outside over fire. There is something so tactile and connected about the experience of cooking simple food outside without the use of electricity.

Since my glamping experience most certainly involves yummy food that is simple to prepare, I really like the Freschetta® Brick Oven Roasted Mushrooms and Spinach Pizza cooked on the grill.

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It’s so easy to prepare a Freschetta® Brick Oven Pizza on the grill and the flavor is just amazing.

 

  • Preheat grill on high for at least 5 minutes
  • Remove pizza from carton and clear overwrap film
  • Place double layer aluminum foil large enough to cover the bottom of the pizza on center of grill
  • Place pizza on foil in center of grill
  • Turn grill to low and cook for 13 to 16 minutes with lid closed
  • Let pizza stand 2 minutes before serving

Note: weather conditions such as wind or extreme cold can affect the cook times.

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I love pizza with a dipping sauce. For this grilled pizza I recommend this perfect and simple alfredo dipping sauce:

Alfredo Dipping Sauce

Ingredients:
4 ounces cream cheese
3 tablespoons butter
1 teaspoon garlic powder
3/4 cup milk
2/3 cup grated parmesan cheese (the kind from the can works well in this recipe)
Salt and pepper

Directions:
1. In a medium saucepan, melt the butter and cream cheese together over medium heat, stirring often.
2. Add the garlic powder, milk, and parmesan cheese and stir together.
3. Simmer the sauce on medium to medium-high heat for 2 minutes, stirring constantly. Reduce the heat to low and continue to cook for another 5 minutes.

Dinner outside by the fire… so relaxing!

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So, we’ve covered savory, now time for sweet! S’mores are essential. They are the one food I expect to eat when glamping. I adore a perfectly toasted marshmallow that is completely melted inside, surrounded by rich, creamy chocolate and paired with the crunch of a nutty graham cracker. Delish!

Since this glamping experience was all about rugged meets glam, I decided to go for the same with my s’mores. And so was created Raspberry S’mores. Dude…

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I make these Raspberry S’mores with Honey Maid Graham Crackers, toasted marshmallows, fresh raspberries, chocolate hazelnut spread, and this beautifully simple raspberry sauce:

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Raspberry Sauce

Ingredients:
1 cup fresh raspberries
1 cup powdered sugar

Directions:
1. In a small sauce pan, combine the raspberries and sugar over medium heat.
2. Smash the berries with a potato masher and mix until the sugar is dissolved.
3. Bring the mixture to a simmer and cook for 2 minutes.
4. Remove from heat and cool for 5 minutes before transferring to a jar. Seal with a lid and store in the refrigerator for up to one week.

To make glamping extra cozy, be sure to bring along soft blankets and puffy pillows. We bundled up and enjoyed the sunset as the wind chimes rang out their soothing songs.

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It’s so easy to find the glamping supplies I used for our trip right at your local Walmart:

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How do you glamp?

 

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15 Comments on Family Glamping Weekend – Grilled Pizza and Raspberry S’mores

  1. Rhiannon Rae
    November 11, 2015 at 3:32 am (2 years ago)

    This trip looked amazing! I'm jealous of the food. My mouth is watering with how delicious it looks. I'm glad y'all had a fun glamping trip :)!

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  2. Kait
    November 11, 2015 at 3:43 am (2 years ago)

    It looks like you guys had a great time!

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  3. Mikki Jo
    November 11, 2015 at 6:30 am (2 years ago)

    Beautiful pictures! YESSS I glamp the same way! I wouldn't be able to walk for a week if I slept in a tent on the ground.

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  4. nance
    November 11, 2015 at 11:27 am (2 years ago)

    We have never done this as a family but I look forward to doing something like this. The photos of your recipe looks irresistibly mouthwatering! 🙂 Thanks for sharing!

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  5. Kelsey Ferguson
    November 11, 2015 at 5:37 pm (2 years ago)

    Now this is my kind of camping! And those s'mores. . . YUM! I pinned those for later. Although, I'm thinking strawberries. . . Thank you for sharing your trip with us. 🙂

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  6. HungryForGod (Andi)
    November 11, 2015 at 8:29 pm (2 years ago)

    happy that you guys – all of you guys – really enjoyed yourselves!

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  7. Emily Stephens
    November 11, 2015 at 9:22 pm (2 years ago)

    Looks like an amazing weekend! and those s'mores – oh am I drooling over here! What a fun idea! #client

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  8. Dara
    November 11, 2015 at 9:54 pm (2 years ago)

    Love! What a beautiful cabin….and now….I want pizza!!! Thanks for sharing 🙂

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  9. Emily Cass
    November 12, 2015 at 1:44 am (2 years ago)

    Ohhhhh my goodness!! Glamping!! I love this so much! And I would love to stay in a place like that…so so fun, and some lovely views you had there. Oh, and seriously the s'mores with raspberries?? Oh, I am so trying that! Haha, you've given me some great ideas!

    Emily
    alittlesparrowsblog.blogspot.com

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  10. A Proverbs 31 Wife
    November 12, 2015 at 2:38 am (2 years ago)

    Oh my! I love camping any way you look at it. As long as there is a working shower and bathroom along with electric on my site for air mattresses I'm good. 😉
    But… I would love to stay at that cabin… so amazing and great photos!

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  11. Helen Jayne Kerr
    November 12, 2015 at 6:47 am (2 years ago)

    Oh, this looks simply lovely! And your photos are just gorgeous. What a great time you seem to have had!

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  12. Mim Misadventures
    November 12, 2015 at 11:57 am (2 years ago)

    Nice!! Love the pictures!! It sounds like a peaceful stress free trip!

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  13. Brandi Davis
    November 12, 2015 at 7:14 pm (2 years ago)

    Girl, I glamp the same way. No tents for this girls ever! I require a bed and a shower. Love those raspberry smores!

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  14. Danielle
    December 29, 2016 at 11:16 am (5 months ago)

    Those raspberry smores look AMAZING! Had to share this!!!

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