Category Archives: Recipes

Chicken and Artichoke Hearts Over Mediterranean Orzo

This is adult comfort food at its best, served around the campfire underneath a canopy of brilliant stars or in your back yard.  I love artichokes, thanks to my parent’s love of these prickly vegetables that grow in California.  When … Continue reading

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Braised Cabbage and Bacon

Red cabbage is going to be the star of this dish.  Don’t they look like angels, joyful arms and wings raised in praise and song?I want to make more side dishes with vegetables, so tonight we will braise regular and … Continue reading

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Blue Cornbread

Check out this beautiful blue corn meal, delivered in person by Brent Bolton!Brent is a Dutch oven friend who stopped by recently and shared a bag of his hand-ground blue corn meal.  I love the subtle grey-blue color and its … Continue reading

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Roasted Cauliflower

I dedicate this to my Dutch oven friends Craig and Kim who cook with the Lewisville Lake Armadillos in north Texas.  They pointed me to this recipe that celebrates healthy cauliflower that I tried it out tonight and love the results.   … Continue reading

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Spiced Apple Cake

Finding an interesting alternative to the classic dump cobbler is an on going challenge.  Dump cobblers are perfect for dessert around the campfire but what if you wanted to do something different?  Here’s my answer to that question:  a simple yet … Continue reading

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Camp Style Chicken and Herbs

Today, I am trying a new recipe for a “one pot” dinner idea for chicken that is easy and yummy.  Serve with left over rice or toast. Ingredients: 3 pounds of chicken thighs (about 8 or 9) Penzeys 4/S Salt … Continue reading

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Banana Bread

These old bananas have worn out their welcome in my kitchen and need to find their way into a banana bread, not my compost heap.  Since I have some buttermilk in the refrigerator, I wanted to try a banana bread … Continue reading

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