Dutch Oven Biscuits and Gravy

“Time camping isn’t spent, it is invested.” When I first bought a dutch oven I had one thing in mind: biscuits and gravy.  Biscuit and gravy is the most cliché dutch oven meal you can make, but it is the definition of dutch oven cooking.  Biscuits and gravy (or B&G as it is more affectionately known as) is […]

Chicken Cordon Bleu: Fancy Dutch Oven Dinner!

  “In France, cooking is a serious art form and a national sport.” ~ Julia Child I live in a rapidly evolving tourist town. People visit from all over the world to river raft, mountain bike, off-road, canyoneer, base jump, and rock climb. I grew up here, and watching the explosion of visitors, hotels, stores, and restaurants has been […]

Elk Shepherd’s Pie: Dutch Oven Style

“I do hunt, and I do fish, and I don’t apologize to anybody for hunting and fishing.” ~ Norman Schwarzkopf I never had shepherd’s pie as a kid.  My mom never made it. No grandmother on either side of my family passed along their secret ingredient that made their shepherd’s pie a family favorite, requested […]

Dutch Oven Pineapple Upside Down Cake

“The world is wrong side up. It needs to be turned upside down in order to be right side up.” ~ Billy Sunday Sometimes at home, I will pull something out of the oven and be pleasantly surprised with how beautiful it turned out.  The glistening golden brown skin of an oven roasted turkey, a […]

Dutch Oven Apple Pie

“Good apple pies are a considerable part of our domestic happiness.” ~ Jane Austen No season is more defined by flavor, smells, and taste than fall.  Sure, summer has lemonade and watermelon, and winter has hot chocolate, but fall has a an overabundance of flavor.  Pumpkin, cinnamon, caramel, ginger, cranberry, maple, and the list could […]

Images from the Fall Muzzleloader Hunt 2016

“Very little is needed to make a happy life; it is all within yourself, in your way of thinking.” ~ Marcus Aurelius Chilly, frost-bitten mornings.  Vibrant orange, red, and yellow fall leaves.  Beautiful crisp blue cloudless skies.  Warm campfires glowing after the sun has set.  Muzzleloader mule deer season falls at the most beautiful time of […]