Category: Kitchen

DUTCH OVEN TRI-TIP GUARANTEED TO EXCITE YOUR TASTE BUDS

DUTCH OVEN TRI-TIP GUARANTEED TO EXCITE YOUR TASTE BUDS

This is a fantastic recipe for in camp or at home. A cast iron dutch oven can be used over coals or in the oven. It turns out perfect every time. I don’t have exact measurements for ingredients. It will depend on the size of your tri-tip roast, and the size of your dutch oven. Favorite herbs and spices is also your preference and your taste buds. I tend to use what I have in the cupboards, or in the garden at the time. INGREDIENTS Tri-tip 1-2 Onion Seasoning: garlic,...Read More
SWEET POTATO CASSEROLE IN TANGY ORANGE JUICE REDUCTION

SWEET POTATO CASSEROLE IN TANGY ORANGE JUICE REDUCTION

For some reason the sweet potato casserole only comes out during holiday meals. There is no reason to not have this wonderful dish on the dinner menu rotation. This recipe requires very little prep or management when cooking. Baste a couple of times, a quick stir for even cooking and that’s it. Beware though, your toasted, brown, crunchy marshmallow topping will go from done to burning the house down in a second. DO NOT TAKE YOUR EYES OF IT! Any of us who regularly make this dish have come out...Read More
INCREDIBLE RED VELVET CAKE TO AMAZE THE LOVE OF YOUR LIFE

INCREDIBLE RED VELVET CAKE TO AMAZE THE LOVE OF YOUR LIFE

Gathering inspiration from several sources, this cake comes together from recipes, YouTube, and family dessert favorites. This cake is perfect for Valentines day or dinner parties. This cake is moist, fluffy and has a complex flavor. Adding fondant hearts and a touch of food coloring to the inside frosting makes this cake look whimsical and fun. This cake and icing recipe originates from Sallysbakingaddiction.com. She has a lot of notes and information on how to make this cake irresistible.  If you have never made a red velvet cake, head on...Read More
THE ONLY SPICY THAI RED CURRY NOODLE SOUP YOU WILL EVER NEED

THE ONLY SPICY THAI RED CURRY NOODLE SOUP YOU WILL EVER NEED

This recipe is the bomb! It is adaptable, scalable, takes less than half an hour to make, and is just plain delicious.You can substitute your choice of protein; my favorites are chicken or tofu. This is a favorite for home, camp, and on trail. Watch out for the curry paste, it gets too hot, really fast (trust me, this became Fire Hot Spicy Thai Red Curry Noodle Soup, the type that makes you sweat!)The first time I made this recipe I was in camp. I threw in some red pepper flakes...Read More
THE ONLY CROCK-POT YOGURT RECIPE YOU WILL EVER NEED

THE ONLY CROCK-POT YOGURT RECIPE YOU WILL EVER NEED

I love homemade yogurt. I eat a lot of it. My milk preference is organic 1% or 2%. I have used whole milk and homogenized. As long as the milk is not UHT (ultra-high pasteurized) you should be able to use what you have easy access to.Pasteurization was introduced In order to make milk safer for the masses.  Pasteurization means the milk has been heated to 165 F for 10-20 seconds to kill bad pathogens.Ultra-High pasteurization (Ultra-High Temperature) means the milk has been heated to 280 F for at least...Read More
SUPER QUICK DINNER – CHICKEN AND RAVIOLI IN HALF AN HOUR

SUPER QUICK DINNER – CHICKEN AND RAVIOLI IN HALF AN HOUR

The beauty of this recipe is how adaptable it is. I usually have most of the ingredients on hand to throw together. This meal can be done in half an hour and dinner will be delicious.If you have time, you can cook up chicken breasts yourself and slice them or precook chicken the night before, or use leftover chicken off the bone. You can also chop and cook fresh vegetables, and use homemade pasta. Or, to make it even quicker, use premade cheese sauce and tinned chicken.INGREDIENTSChicken strips3-4 cups fresh...Read More
SUPER SIMPLE 30 MINUTE HOMEMADE MOZZARELLA CHEESE

SUPER SIMPLE 30 MINUTE HOMEMADE MOZZARELLA CHEESE

Homemade mozzarella cheese is one of those things you have to try at least once in your life. It is as simple as it looks. And the taste and texture is amazing.Disclaimer: this post contains affiliate links. This means I may earn a small commission should you chose to sign up for a program or make a purchase using my link. I only promote products and services that I use and love and would like to share them with you.When I first came across the recipe for homemade mozzarella cheese I...Read More
HOMEMADE PASTA TO DROOL OVER

HOMEMADE PASTA TO DROOL OVER

FOOD PROCESSOR AND ROLLING PIN METHODI was always terrified of trying to make homemade pasta. I don’t have a pasta roller attachment for my kitchenaid, nor do I have a manual pasta roller in my cupboards. There is no room to squeeze yet another gadget into my overflowing cabinets anyways. Pasta is easier than I could have imagined.I was ready to jump in and try making my own pasta.Wait, the recipe calls for “00” flour, whatever THAT is? A quick search on Amazon resulted in 2.2lb (a standard size four...Read More
FRENCH BREAD RECIPE – THE AROMA OF HOME

FRENCH BREAD RECIPE – THE AROMA OF HOME

Oh my goodness I love the smell of fresh bread baking. It is such a homey, comforting smell. Out of the oven emerges bread with a crunchy crust, a steaming soft interior that butter melts into, and honey slides off…Disclaimer: this post contains affiliate links. This means I may earn a small commission should you chose to sign up for a program or make a purchase using my link. I only promote products and services that I use and love and would like to share them with you.Made from scratch bread...Read More
AWARD WINNING DUTCH OVEN RECIPES IN THE MEDALS AT CAMPOREE

AWARD WINNING DUTCH OVEN RECIPES IN THE MEDALS AT CAMPOREE

Every spring the BSA Mission Peak District holds a Spring Camporee. There is a dutch oven cooking competition on Saturday night. Each Troop must make a main dish, bread, and a dessert to feed their Troop and a few discerning judges. In 2018 our Troop placed in each category. The recipes are too good not to share. There is also a veggie bake bonus recipe. We originally thought we had to make a side, not a bread. REQUIRED EQUIPMENT FOR DUTCH OVEN COOKING 10-inch camp Dutch oven Lid lifter Heat...Read More