Favorite Recipes

Divinity Candy

December 6, 2017
Divinity Candy Recipe

Growing up with a mother who holds Christmas open houses nearly every year, our neighbor Leona would always bring her divinity. Though this is not her recipe, it is fun making it while thinking of her at Christmastime.

Pumpkin Soup

October 4, 2017

A family fall favorite. This pumpkin soup reminds me of cold days when I was in Australia for two years.

Ramen Pad Thai

September 6, 2017

I saw this recipe on a YouTube video and tried it. It's remarkably good and easy to make on the trail. It's a favorite of one of my daughters and some of the scout's I've introduced it to have also liked it.

Dutch Oven Peachy French Toast

August 2, 2017

Serves 8

Dutch Oven Bacon Cheese Pull Aparts

July 5, 2017

This was an awesome recipe that satisfied the cravings of our scouts at our week long camp this summer. These pull aparts were gone fast!

Dutch Oven Peach Cobbler

June 7, 2017

Serves 8
Requires 12-inch, 6 quart oven

Cinnamon Syrup

May 3, 2017

Looking for an delicious cinnamon syrup recipe for your french toast, pancakes, waffles? This five ingredient recipe is so easy to make.

Dutch Oven No Knead Bread

April 5, 2017
Dutch Oven No Knead Bread

This artisan bread is super simple to make, only has four ingredients, and each loaf looks different every time. Your active prep time is less than 10 minutes, but it takes 12–24 hours to make.

Dutch Oven Hasselback Potatoes with Parmesan and Roasted Garlic

March 1, 2017

These delicious potatoes are easy to make and quick to disappear. You'll be surprised how fast they go!

Dutch Oven Buttermilk Biscuits

February 1, 2017

These biscuits are super easy and a favorite with large groups; especially when paired with a goulash, hearty soup, with country gravy for breakfast, or any meal.

Dutch Oven Temperature Guide

January 4, 2017
Dutch Oven Temperature Guide

Dutch oven cooking is usually done with barbeque briquette charcoals. A good quality briquette works best for consistent heat and ease in lighting. 12 inch (6 quart) ovens are the most common size.

Calibrate Your Candy Thermometer

December 7, 2016
  • Fill the pan you’re going to use 2/3 full with water
  • Bring the water to a full boil
  • After 10 minutes, check to see if the temperature of your thermometer reads 212° F

If your candy thermometer is off, subtract or add the difference to your final cooking temperature.

For example: If your candy thermometer reads 210° F in boiling water, you’ll want to cook the candy to 246° F, not 248° F.