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Dutch Oven Mississippi Mud Cake

This is my go to dessert from the dutch oven. Most folks instantly gravitate to something like a peach cobbler, which is great and all, but anyone can open a can of peaches and dump in a cake mix and some butter. I don’t mean to rag on cobblers. I really like cobbler, and I’m sure we’ll be… Read more »

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Backpacking Hot Spinach Artichoke Dip

When we were going to school we lived in a small attic apartment (the one with the paper dial on the oven). We had the privilege of living above a few different families and got to know them in ways that only a shared water heater and paper thin walls can. When our first downstairs neighbors… Read more »

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Dutch Oven Summer Vegetable Tian

When we were going to school at Utah State we planted a small garden every summer. We’d only plant a few plants, but between some combination of the plants getting radiant heat from a bordering concrete wall and being planted in rich, organic soil (compliments of our former downstairs neighbor), the harvest was always prolific. Our… Read more »

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Dutch Oven Triple Berry Hazelnut Crumb Pie

Originally, the thought of making a pie while camping summoned up terrible visions of rolling out pie crust on a splintery picnic table splattered with bird poop and the remnants of someone else’s meal. The image was so clear in my brain that when Noel found a dutch oven pie recipe that didn’t even involve traditional… Read more »

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Dutch Oven Cooking Basics

Dutch oven cooking can be intimidating. We got one for a wedding gift and it was quite a while before we could do more than a cake-mix-and-canned-peaches cobbler. Now it’s our favorite way to cook while car camping (not backpacking for obvious reasons) or on a hot summer day to keep the house from heating… Read more »

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Camp Kitchen Series – Camp Kitchen 101

When we got married we registered at two places: Target and REI. We figured between the two we had all our bases covered. (We’re the kind of people who value backpacking gear over fancy dinnerware.) We’d both done a lot of camping with family and friends, Noel’s an Eagle Scout and my parents started taking me… Read more »