Category Archives: Tips and Tools

Video Series – How to Make Dennis’ Cooker

When our friend Dennis agreed to let us record the process he follows to make his lightweight cook station, I was thrilled!  We spent most of Saturday with Dennis in his shop, watching him go through each step of the … Continue reading

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How to Boil Water

I have heard of people who come up with an original idea but I have never met or known such a person as a friend.  Until now. Meet my friend Dennis, a Dutch oven cook who hangs out with the Prairie … Continue reading

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Make Your Own Scrubby

Check out these bright scrubbies that will bring a smile to any cook who is cleaning up a grubby Dutch oven!Cleaning up cast iron requires a sturdy nylon pad or brush and a stiff nylon scraper.  These are simple, functional tools, … Continue reading

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Three Sisters Braided Bread

 Three Sisters I dedicate this post to my Facebook friend Cheryl Hinson who inspires me with her beautiful bread creations she shares on the Cast Iron Facebook page.  Every time she posts a photo of her amazing bread creations, I … Continue reading

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How to Shape Rolls

In my previous posts about two delicious bread recipes made with riced potato (Sour Cream and Chives & Chives, Cheese, and Mustard, I mention how to shape rolls.  Here’s a quick video that shows how to turn out these smooth shaped … Continue reading

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Sunflower Challah

I recently learned about a food-safe color technique for bright yellow and wanted to try it out on a Sunflower Challah.  I really love this recipe for many reasons, especially its delicate texture, buttery rich flavor, and lovely yellow color.  In … Continue reading

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Maple Blueberry Scones

Unlike the easy cream biscuits I shared previously, these scones are more challenging, especially when baking in a camp Dutch oven.  But don’t let that stop you from trying this recipe!!  In this blog post I will point out the critical … Continue reading

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