Archives for September 2015

Grilled Calzone

I have enjoyed being more adventurous on my grill this summer.  After making a great pizza I decided to try a calzone and it made a great lunch.  I have found out that grills are not just for burgers and dogs, so be adventurous, go Italian! Grilled Calzone Pizza dough Pizza sauce, Alfredo sauce or […]

Grilled Corn

I have watched lots of shows where they roast fresh corn, so I decided to finally give it a try.  Roasted corn has a firm, nutty texture and a wonderful flavor.  It is easy to do and will add so much to your next back yard barbecue. Roasted Corn Fresh corn, husked Olive oil Garlic […]

Baked Pasta with Spinach

Warm baked pasta out of a Dutch oven is great comfort food.  The rich tomato sauce with the warm gooey cheese is hard to beat.  It is also very easy to cook outside because you can take everything with you in a plastic bag or a container. Baked Pasta with Spinach 1 pound pasta, cooked […]

Grilled Chicken Fajitas

Sizzling fajitas are so good! Hot off the grill, the aroma is something magical. When you combine the chicken with bell peppers and onions your have a backyard meal that is to die for. Grilled Chicken Fajitas 1/4 c. canola oil 3 T lemon juice (I think next time I’d try lime juice) 2 tsp. […]

Lumberjack Breakfast Sandwiches

I had the opportunity to cut down a 20′ pine tree at my daughter’s home the other day. We cooked some wonderful breakfast sandwiches to give us the energy to get started. They turned out awesome and were so easy, a real “manly” sandwich. Nothing better than breakfast in the back yard! Lumberjack Breakfast Sandwiches […]

Steamed Green Beans

This is such an easy and delicious side dish for any outdoor meal. It is so easy to do in a cast iron fry pan on your camp stove. I love the way fresh green beans cook up, they are so good! Steamed Green Beans 4 – 5 slices thick bacon, diced and cooked 1 […]

Smoked Pork Loin

Everyone loves smoked pork. This smoked pork loin uses a wonderful combination of spices that are bound to please. Smoked Pork Loin 5-7 lb. pork lion 3T paprika 1T garlic powder 1T brown sugar 1T dry mustard 3T course salt Combine all spices and rub on your pork loin, let sit. Pre heat your smoker […]

Banana Scones

Cooking in a solar oven is so easy and fun. My daughter came over and we whipped up some banana scones for lunch. They baked up beautifully. Such a wonderful snack to share together, warm, moist, yummy banana scones with a cardamom kick. These were almost the texture of a short bread, I think you […]

Loaded Mashed Potatoes

This may be one of the ultimate comfort foods. As I was following one of my favorite blogs Chef in Training I saw this and thought how it was made for a Dutch oven. It was so good we made it two nights in a row. Loaded Mashed Potatoes 4 pounds potatoes, peeled and diced 1/2 […]

Stuffed Meatloaf

This is a great way to jazz-up your meatloaf. With green olives, mushrooms and cheese it really has a great flavor. Make it a part of your next outdoor adventure. Stuffed Meatloaf  2 lbs. Ground Beef 2 Eggs 1 Pkg Onion Soup Mix 10 Ritz Crackers, crushed 1/4 Cup V8 Juice 1/2 Cup Mushrooms, sliced […]

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