Striving for good food in the great outdoors- the pioneer way.

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Dutch Oven Garlic Herb Bread

After a long day at work, we were ready to put this bread together, bake it in the Dutch oven and serve it up with the Venison Chili that had been cooking all day long in the crock-pot.  So, we were sure disappointed when it started raining- a lot.  Too much to make it very easy to cook on the coals.

Luckily, we had recently been given a 10" Lodge Dutch oven without legs.  So, I guess the rain gave us an opportunity to bake Dutch Oven Bread inside.  Anyway, though this site is mostly dedicated to outdoor cooking, we make the rules! :-)

Monday, December 19, 2011

Loaded Baked Potato Dip- 10" D.O.

We had an early Christmas celebration with family last weekend at the family farm in Southern Iowa.  Rather than having a big meal before a small fireworks display (Shhhhh.... don't tell on us!) and present opening, we fixed up a variety of appetizers.  We contributed this dip, cooked in our 10" Dutch oven, for the festivities.

This recipe is based on one found from, but has a few changes to it that met our tastes a little better.  This would be a great appetizer at the campground while you are cooking up a hearty meal in your other Dutch Ovens!