Dry Brine Turkey

I have used a classic liquid brine for years, plunging the old bird in a bucket of salty ice water over night.  The turkey was always moist and enjoyed by all.  When my daughter suggested a dry brine I was a bit stumped.  I have to admit, leaving a bird uncovered in the fridge out […]

Tater Tot Breakfast Casserole

I love breakfast, and I find myself making casseroles all the time. This one has quickly become one of our family favorites! With just a few ingredients it is so easy to throw together.  Whether you are in the backyard or up in the mountains, you are going to love it too. Tater Tot Breakfast Casserole […]

Colossal Shrimp and Vege Kabobs

    There is nothing like grilling an appetizer that will get your guests begging for more!  This colossal shrimp and vegetable kabobs will keep them coming back until these are all gone and the main dish is still on its way! Pick whatever vegetables you want and add whatever seasoning you desire at the […]

Pork Shoulder

Lately I have made a couple of posts about my new and ultra amazing Orion Cooker. I have done ribs, chickens and a brisket. This weekend I went BIG and cooked an 8 lb. pork shoulder. The results – WOW! My family went absolutely nuts over this flavorful and tender mountain of meat! I don’t know […]

Baklava

Many years ago my friend Bryant entered a community Dutch Oven competition. When he lifted the lid off his pot I said “That looks like Baklava”.  It was Baklava and it was wonderful. I couldn’t believe it came from a Dutch oven.  There is nothing like flaky pastry, butter, nuts and sugar! Baklava is one […]

Chocolate Chip Cherry Chocolate Cobbler

A cobbler is a cobbler is a cobbler, so every now and then you need to shake things up. While peach and apple cobbler are the most popular, you’ll be surprised what fun and delicious ways you can make this traditional dutch oven dessert. I introduce to you, Chocolate Chip Cherry Chocolate Cobbler! Here’s what you’ll need: […]

Sausage & Kale Soup

Fall is approaching and there is nothing better on a cool fall day than a great bowl of soup! I really think this could be one of my favorites so far. The sausage adds a little heat and you can’t miss with kale, it’s a power food!. A little cream and you are in for […]

Orion Cooker II – Smoked Brisket

A while back I told you about the Orion Cooker. I thought it sounded amazing, but I didn’t know just how amazing it really was. After receiving my Orion Cooker I have cooked two 6-pound chickens in 90 minutes. I did three racks of pork ribs in 90 minutes and then last weekend I cooked […]

Leftover Potato Soup

Sometimes after you make a Dutch oven full of flavorful potatoes you seem to have a few leftovers. My family loves potato soup and this one is the easiest thing you will ever make, and the flavor is incredible. It already has the bacon, cheese and spices so the soup is already half made.  It […]

Dutch Oven Potatoes

There are few things that go better as a side dish than potatoes out of a Dutch oven. I have made many a potato before and this recipe from Camp Chef took me back to the roots of my early cooking days. These potatoes are so easy and so very delicious. Leftovers can be used […]

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