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Kielbasa Corn Dog Bites

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I thought something fried would be nice to eat while watching the Super Bowl a couple of weeks ago.  I looked through the refrigerator and saw a kielbasa, actually a Hillshire Farms smoked chicken sausage, but either way…  My first … Continue reading

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Cookbook Review: Smoking Meat: The Essential Guide to Barbecue

I have LOTS of cookbooks.  Some are pretty to look at.  Some are merely informative.  Few are both.  This is one of them.  Smoking Meat: The Essential Guide to Real Barbecue is the culmination of years of work by the … Continue reading

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Smoked French Onion Soup

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There’s something incredibly comforting about Baked French Onion Soup.  Who am I kidding?  It’s probably the broiled cheese and crouton together with a rich broth.  I thought I’d try something a little different.  How about Smoked French Onion Soup? This … Continue reading

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Clean out the cooler breakfast bake

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Sometimes life gets busy and we forget to do things.  This recipe is from the summer but it is a good analog for throwing it all together and moving on.  Seriously, I meant to post this in August-ish but I … Continue reading

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Gifts for your outdoor cook

The Christmas season is upon us.  We’ve survived Black Friday and Cyber Monday.  Are you still trying to come up with something to give your outdoor cook?  Here are some ideas. Wood chips are a great gift.  They can be … Continue reading

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My Outdoor Cooking Setup Part 2 — Cast Iron

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Cast iron cookware is among the most versatile to use in a car camping or backyard setting.  It is relatively inexpensive, can handle as much heat as you can throw at it, and as non-stick as anything if seasoned properly.  … Continue reading

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Door County Cherry Scones

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These Door County Cherry Scones are easy to make at home or at camp.  I’ve made them in the oven and in a dutch oven. As a child my favorite item on the breakfast menu at Hardee’s was the Cinnamon … Continue reading

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Make your own parchment dutch oven liner

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One of the main reasons people shy away from using cast iron is because they are afraid of the cleanup.  The easy way around this is to make your own parchment dutch oven liners. I first saw this method used … Continue reading

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Dutch Oven Calzones

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Calzones are a good meal to have once in a while.  Usually, we get them from our friendly neighborhood pizza joint. I thought it would be fun to make them at home in my dutch oven.  They came out great!  … Continue reading

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Backyard Cheese steaks

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I love a good cheese steak sandwich.  When I see one on a menu, there’s a pretty good chance I’ll give it a try.  I’ve also tried making them at home a few times with limited success.  Until now.  Here’s … Continue reading

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