Savory Sweet Tater Dutch Oven Casserole

Savory Sweet Tater Dutch Oven Casserole

Sweet sweet potatoes are great, but these versatile veggies are too often overlooked as the foundational ingredient for savory side dishes. I enjoy them with a little zing now and then.

Smoked Wild Turkey Legs & Thighs

Wild turkey thighs and legs have some of the most savory, flavorful meat on the entire bird. DO NOT DISCARD THEM! They make great soup, and … as this recipe shares … are wonderful smoked!

Smoking the Family Salmon

Smoking the Family Salmon

Few things are better to put in your mouth than properly smoked salmon. It’s the flavor of the wild and recollection of family time. Here’s a simple smoked salmon recipe to allow you to enjoy both!

I Knew Hank Shaw When …

I Knew Hank Shaw When …

Congratulations Hank Shaw for Hunter-Angler-Gardner-Cook winning 2013 Best Individual Blog at the James Beard Awards. Hank’s a hardcore hunter/ angler, and to earn this recognition from the outside world is big!

Cincinnati Chili? MMM! Get a Bowl!

Cincinnati Chili? MMM! Get a Bowl!

Texas friends might lynch me for calling this chili, but whatever it is Cincinnati-style chili is great camp cooking, fast and easy to make … and, most importantly … delicious! Try it.

When You Have Time to Spare: Try These Braised Short Ribs in Ancho Chile Sauce

When You Have Time to Spare: Try These Braised Short Ribs in Ancho Chile Sauce

Braising is perfect for Dutch oven cooking because it means cooking low and slow. The beef melts under your spoon, and don’t forget to ladle some of that juice over a steaming piece of fresh cornbread.

Uncle Willie Fears’ Soda Bread Recipe (1928)

Uncle Willie Fears’ Soda Bread Recipe (1928)

From J. Wayne Fears

just found this recipe in an old cookbook of my mother’s. It came from Uncle Willie Fears who was a trapper and backwoods entrepreneur in north Alabama in the early 1900s.

Sporting Chef Scott Leysath’s Wild Duck Recipe with Mushrooms & Sesame

Sporting Chef Scott Leysath’s Wild Duck Recipe with Mushrooms & Sesame

Chef Scott Leysath came up with this recipe on the fly in a strange camp kitchen with ingredients on hand. It’s simply one of the best duck preparations I’ve ever tasted … and I eat a lot of duck!

Brussels Sprouts For One-and-All

Brussels Sprouts For One-and-All

For a camp cook who takes pride in his or her work, few rewards are as sweet as the smile on a face of a diner turned from being a “hater” into a “lover”—as in “I love Brussels sprouts … the way YOU make them!”

Winning Recipes: POMA Axed 2012

Winning Recipes: POMA Axed 2012

It’s all about improvisation, so when it comes recipes, I can tell you what as on the menu and how we prepared it, but to tell you how much of each ingredient … I’d be making it up.

Stout Venison Stew Is Comfort Food

Stout Venison Stew Is Comfort Food

from Scott Leysath.

As with all great comfort food, this venison stew is delicious with fork-tender chunks of meat the first night, and the leftovers are even better the next day!

Conditioning & Care of Your Cast Iron

Conditioning & Care of Your Cast Iron

For those who enjoy camp cooking in cast iron, pre-seasoned cast iron is the greatest invention since … well … cast iron! Yet even the finest pre-seasoned cast iron requires maintenance.

Bubba’s Simple Smoked Pork Shoulder

Bubba’s Simple Smoked Pork Shoulder

A caution about serving this in camp. You’ll need to stand late-night guard over the cache because, guaranteed, you’ll have guests attempting midnight raids—it’s that good!


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