Throwback Thursday {Spring Break Camping/Dutch Oven Cooking}

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Camping is a perfect way to spend Spring Break with your family. Try out some of these great recipes over the campfire or grill. Grilled Spring Pizza with Basil Microgreens   Roasted Red Pepper Grilled Pizza   Dutch Oven Peach Cobbler   Dutch Oven...

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One Pot Chicken with Vegetables

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I have a ridiculous amount of cookbooks. So many that I’m considering starting a library and issuing library cards. I’m not obsessed with the recipes; mostly it’s for the photos. I eat with my eyes. Do you? One of my favorite recipe images is a one-pot dish. Trying to decipher its ingredients and determining how the...

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Slow Cooker Spicy Smoked Chicken Chili

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When winter settles in with those long, gray days, I turn to heartier menus. Soups, stews and chilies form the basis of many of our weekly meals. They’re economical, filling and warming and can usually be made in quantities sufficient for 2-3 meals. This Slow Cooker Spicy Smoked Chicken Chili is one I rely upon not only for family...

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Ark-Asian Country Style Pork Ribs

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By Arkansas Women Bloggers member Mary Wood of Run of the Mill Mary My introduction to hog farming came at the age of 10. A neighbor’s sow had a litter of pigs. One of the little ones kept being pushed to the side when it came feeding time, and earned the designation of a ‘runt.’ A runt’s chances of survival are pretty slim...

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Cast-Iron Skillet Peach and Blueberry Cobbler

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I’ve had pots and pans of all kinds throughout the years. There was the nonstick avocado green set that was all the rage when I got married. The first set of stainless steel was my effort to move away from the “dangers” of the Teflon® scare. (Mostly, I was really tired of avocado green by then.) And there were others, of...

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Liquid Gold Chicken Stock

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Making your own chicken stock is easy. Don’t let anyone tell you otherwise. A homemade stock is like liquid gold at my house. It makes the food tastier, reduces food waste and it freezes well. Although store bought is convenient, a homemade broth has more flavor. Trust me on this. Before we get started, though, let me make...

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