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Lemon Curd Disappointment

We learned some tough lessons at the Louisiana 3-Pot Cookoff!  Dispite lots of practice and careful preparation, our four-layer lemon curd cake with white chocolate buttercream flopped.  The lemon curd was a complete failure. The cakes baked up beautifully!  I … Continue reading

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IDOS 3-Pot Wrap Up

We won! My better-half and I are the 2012 Central Arkansas Dutch Oven Champions! We were absolutely taken by suprise when the final results were announced. I have never been more shocked in my life and am so proud to … Continue reading

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Final Entry in the Cookoff: Bacon-Wrapped Stuffed Turkey Breast

Our final entry in the IDOS Three-Pot Cookoff in Morrilton, Arkansas, was one we’ve prepared many times and love the delicious and beautiful result. We hoped it would be a winner! We’ve made bacon-wrapped stuffed turkey breast several times since … Continue reading

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Four-Layer Carrot Cake

When Steve and I decided to make a four-layer carrot cake (based on techniques and recipe from the May/June 2012 issue of Cook’s Illustrated) for our dessert entry at the IDOS 3-Pot Cookoff in Morrilton Arkansas, we knew we were in for a … Continue reading

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Our First IDOS 3-Pot Cook Off

Steve and I had a memorable time this past weekend in Morrilton, Arkansas, cooking in the Central Arkansas Dutch Oven Championship. We have been talking about competing  in a cook off for a long time, so after many practice runs … Continue reading

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Trial and Error, an Ongoing Process

As my better-half and I continue our journey towards competing in an IDOS 3-Pot Cook Off, we decided to prepare two recipes at our local Dutch Oven Gathering with the Prairie Dog Chapter of the Lone Star Dutch Oven Society. … Continue reading

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Yummy Test Results!

The mini Margarita Cheesecakes turned out perfectly! I baked these in my kitchen oven, not in our Big Griz, but if I do make these for the cookoff, here is what they will look like in the dutch oven. I … Continue reading

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