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 […]

Wild Turkey Chili: A One Pot Delight!

“When turkeys mate they think of swans.” ~ Johnny Carson I am always amazed how different wild turkey is from farm-raised turkey. With my first wild turkey harvest, I plucked the entire bird and roasted it in traditional Thanksgiving style. I was so excited for that dinner. I was having Thanksgiving in May complete with […]

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 […]