How Not to Let a Fire Ban Ruin Your Camping Menu

Having spent much of our youth in Utah and our adulthood in Colorado, we here at the Dirty Dish Club are no strangers to a fire ban. As much as we love dutch oven cooking, we realize that at some point during the summer we will likely no longer be allowed to do so while… Read more »

Soft Ginger Cookies

One of the hardest things about caring for my mother-in-law before she passed was her decreasing appetite. We here at Dirty Dish Club take pride in our kitchen skills, but there were days when even the most tantalizing dishes could not entice her. On those days, there was only one thing to do –  make… Read more »

Fairly Lazy Dutch Oven Peach Cobbler

Ten years ago we got our first dutch oven as a wedding gift. You could say it’s a metaphor for our marriage: strong, dependable, occasionally gets rusty when it’s been neglected, but is good as new after being re-seasoned. A good marriage and a good dutch oven are up there on the list of things that… Read more »

Savory Spiced Nuts

If you follow us on Instagram you already know that the Dirty Dish Club made a pilgrimage to Nebraska to witness the solar eclipse in totality. It was a quick, but absolutely amazing trip. If you ever get a chance to witness a total eclipse we highly recommend it. Our preparation for the trip was… Read more »

Backpacking Pasta + Our Favorite Food to Eat on the Trail

I posted this picture to instagram and Facebook over the weekend from a mini backpacking trip we did with friends and many were surprised to find out it was a dinner we made while backpacking. Today, I’m here to dish all the dirty details on how we made that meal happen, plus share some of our… Read more »

Dirty Dish Club Goes Coastal

In my last post, I mentioned we just got back from a trip to the Oregon Coast. It was a glorious week of cool temperatures, runs on the beaches, and high berry consumption. Since it was a vacation, we indulged ourselves with lots of tasty food. Here is the recap of our vacation told in… Read more »

Our Top Five Favorite Cheesecakes

National cheesecake day is this Sunday! We usually throw a big party so we don’t feel ashamed about baking an obscene amount of cheesecake, but this year we just got back from a trip to the Oregon coast and sadly don’t have enough time or energy to make it happen.*

Socializing with Dirty Dish Club

According to age, we’re technically millennials. But when it comes to social media we’re kind of late bloomers. We literally joined Facebook after both of our moms did. Really, we were hoping Facebook would just go the way of the world like Myspace, but it just wouldn’t die and we just ended up being in… Read more »

Salted Caramel Cheesecake

I photographed this cheesecake one year ago and since then have made it four times, but not had the decency to share it with you. It’s been requested for two birthdays and brought in one of the highest bids at a scout fundraiser. Even when the salted caramel craze dies, I’m pretty sure this cheesecake… Read more »

Dutch Oven Stew

When I was a kid I loved canned stew. My love became so well-known that people started giving it to me for my birthday. Yep, canned stew for my birthday and I was excited bout it. At some point, my palate matured though and I lost my zeal for canned stew. (That or hit my… Read more »

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  • Homemade Pumpkin Puree

    A few years ago I embarked on a quest. A quest to turn a pumpkin into a pie. Up until that point real pumpkins were something you carved faces into for Halloween and then threw away before the neighbors kids got to them, and pies were best left in the capable hands of Marie Calendar,… Read more »

  • Mini Pecan Pies

    I’ve never quite understood how cupcakes became so popular, and I say this having tasted the best of the best. They are cute, yes, but since they don’t offer an improved flavor profile over cake I rarely find the hassle of decorating that many individual cakes and hand washing muffin tins to be worth it when I… Read more »

  • Flour Tortillas

    There is a trade-off in cooking between taking the time to make something from scratch and buying pre-made. Sometimes the difference isn’t that big and the hassle just isn’t worth it. Other times, the difference in quality is so vast that it’s hardly comparable. Such is the case with flour tortillas. Store bought tortillas are… Read more »

  • Naturally Sweet Applesauce

    My first batch of applesauce was intended to be baby food. The key word here is intended. I whipped up a batch based off of some light reading from a First Meals cookbook I bought at a used bookstore and skimming various recipes on the internet. I felt it was hypocritical to feed my child… Read more »

  • Pie Crust Cookies

    When I was little, my family and some of our friends did some volunteering at a living historical farm. As a girl who loved Little House on the Prairie, it was a dream come true to wear dresses and pinafores while chasing kittens in a barn or swinging on a rope swing across a creek. Even chores… Read more »

  • Crumbly Apple Pie

    If I had to rename fall, I think I would call it “Pie Season.”  Pumpkin, apple, pecan, even pot pies. It really doesn’t matter what kind of pie; all of them call to me as the weather turns chill and the fear of turning on my oven dissipates. I blame their simply irresistible buttery flaky crusts. 

  • Better Butter

    I know the title of this post sounds like blasphemy. Hear me out. I love butter and I am more happy than anyone to hear that it’s okay to eat again, but have you ever tried to spread cold butter straight out of the refrigerator on a piece of toast? It’s not a pretty sight…. Read more »

  • Tosca Torte

    Several years ago I bought a t-shirt at a little Finnish shop in Astoria, OR. The shirt said, “Miksi minä olen niin kaunis? [Translation: Why am I so beautiful?] Because I’m Finnish.”  I’m 1/4 Finn thanks to my grandma; needless to say, she got a kick out of that shirt. My grandma was always kind… Read more »

  • D’Deli Dalton Panini

    My dear wife doesn’t seem to like sandwiches. This has been a source of great disagreement in our marriage. I, with my mad sandwich skills, can often make one she will tolerate if I have the right ingredients at my disposal. However, it wasn’t until we stumbled into a little sandwich shop named D’Deli in… Read more »

  • Salted Carmelitas

    Hi, my name is Audrey and I’m a stress baker. I’m going to go ahead and blame it on the fact that we don’t drink, but my favorite way to unwind at the end of a long day is by baking up a delicious confection. It might not be the healthiest habit, but it’s kept… Read more »