Do you ever have those days when you try something and it’s a complete and utter flop… but you learn something from it? That’s failing up. And my new Fail Up Fridays series are a chance for me to share some of my utter flop moments with my readers. Y’know… like that time my daughter and I tried to make cookies in a waffle iron. Dubunking the Internets I occasionally watch a YouTube channel hosted by Australian baker Ann Reardon called How to Cook That. I think she started her channel to demonstrate her next level baking and decorating skills, but what has started to capture the fascination of the web recently and seems to be lighting a fire under…

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Even far from an electrical socket, when I wake up in the woods I still have a few morning rituals. I need my hot cup of coffee brewed in one of a variety of ways: steeped, perked, or filtered. I usually try to eat a piece of fruit to start my day off right. And then I set out to cook a hearty breakfast for myself and the family. Recently, and thanks to an amazing find at one of our local camping shops, that hearty breakfast has included fresh campfire waffles. Yes, waffles. Over the campfire. The easiest way to do set yourself up for campfire waffle success is by prepping some of your ingredients at home first. In a…

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