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Solar Cooking Navy beans and ham

One of the best things about enjoying a big ham dinner is making effective use of the leftovers!  Heidi baked a fairly large, spiral-cut, ham in the oven yesterday, (Easter Sunday) – and after dinner I immediately started scheming on ways to use the rest of it for some outdoor cooking.  Decided it is way […]

Cheesy Chili Hash Brown Bake

Upon reading Cheesy Chili Hash Brown Bake at – it sounded so easy I just *have* to give this one a shot! “This 5-ingredient casserole features convenient frozen hash brown potatoes, a can of Sloppy Joe sauce and can of chili”. That quote alone was enough to set my mouth watering. 😉 Around the […]

Lazy Man’s Bread Dough

The most difficult part of baking bread outdoors, particularly at a campsite, is the preparation time when you start from scratch. Back around 2009, I read an article on-line at the Mother Earth News web site entitled “Five Minutes a Day for Fresh-baked Bread” that I found intriguing. Some time later on, I noted the […]

Dave’s Quick Western DO Goulash 57…

Inspiration is where you find it – in this case, it started with Nancy’s Kitchen and her Quick skillet 57 recipe. Later on it evolved to Everyday Dutch Oven and their Campfire Goulash 57 recipe. I happen to really enjoy the tang of Heinz 57 sauce, but obviously had to “Westernize” the recipe by kicking […]

Dave’s Jalapeño Lemonade…

Have been reading of jalapeño lemonade all over the net, and decided to put my own “twist” on it. 🙂  My family’s taste for normal lemonade does not go for the “overly sweet” variety, and we love jalapeños – so the directions/proportions here vary from others like Lucy’s Jalapeño Lemonade recipe. Ingredients: 1 cup sugar […]

Black Iron Potatoes on the Grill

Credit for the technique/recipe goes to – recommend nosing around their web site if you haven’t already done so. They have a “fun” approach to outdoor grilling, using a traditional Weber kettle style grill and charcoal. Once again, this dish calls for “Indirect Grilling” – This method positions the fire to one side or […]

Dave’s Beefy-Cheesy-Rotini

This is a super easy dish inspired by a very similar one that can be ordered for home-delivery from Pizza Hut. Of course I like to think mine is better. 8) Ingredients: 1/2 tsp. Salt 1 tbsp. chili powder 1 tbsp. fresh ground pepper 1 tsp. cumin 1 tbsp. garlic powder 2 jars of Prego […]

Dave’s Western DO Goulash

When I was a young lad, being raised by my grandparents, we would occasionally go over to my Uncle Pete’s house for the evening and occasionally have a big supper over there.  They had a large family, at the time about 4 boys and 2 girls, so having company over and feeding everybody could be […]

Basic (sweet) Cornbread

My old Buddy, (Clif), passed on one of his earlier cornbread recipes – first shared with Heidi and I about 4 or 5 years ago – after hearing how much she loves having cornbread for dessert with butter and jelly or honey spread on it. This is exactly as it was passed, (including his comments). […]

Old Fashioned Biscuits…

While making a cornbread batter today, found this recipe on the back of a can of Clabber Girl Double Acting Baking Powder, so you KNOW it just has to be good! Old Fashioned Biscuits Ingredients: 2 cups all-purpose flour 3 1/2 tsp Clabber Girl Baking Powder 1/2 tsp salt 1/3 cup shortening 3/4 cup milk […]