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Wednesday's Dutch Oven Recipe

Easy Parmesan Breadsticks
12” Dutch Oven Dough:2 ½-3 Cups of Flour 1 Package of Yeast 1 Cup of Warm Water 2 Tablespoons of Olive oil 1 Teaspoon of Salt 2-3 Tablespoons of butter melted Parmesan Cheese Garlic salt to taste 1 Tablespoon of Sesame seeds Soften the yeast in the cup of warm water. (About 5 minutes) Add the oil and the salt to the liquid and mix up, then add 1 ½ cups of flour and mix well. Add the rest of the flour about ½ cup at a time until it forms a nice dough. Knead for 5-8 minutes until dough is a nice consistency. Rub or spray with oil and put in a covered bowl until it doubles in size. (About 1 hour) Then punch the dough down and start forming your breadsticks by rolling them in your hands or on the table top. Dip them in butter and place them in your 12” oven. Pour the remainder of the melted butter over the breadsticks. Then sprinkle them with parmesan cheese, garlic and sesame seeds to your taste. Cover and let them raise for 15-25 minutes. Bake at 350 degrees (15…

Wednesday's Dutch Oven Recipe

Peach Plum Crisp

10” Dutch oven


4 Peaches (we like fresh)
20-25 Small Plums
½ Cup of Brown Sugar
1 tablespoon of Cornstarch

Topping (Crisp)
¾ Cup of Rolled Oats
¾ Cup of White flour
½ Cup of White Sugar
1 Teaspoon Cinnamon
1/3 Cup of Peach Yogurt
¼ Teaspoon of Salt
1/3 Cup of melted Butter

Spray your 10” Dutch oven with pam. Prepare your fruit mixture peel the peaches and cut them in slices, cut your plums in half take out the pits (in both) then put the peaches, and plums in the mixture. Add your brown sugar and the cornstarch and mix together. Place all of your topping items in a bowl and mix together. It will kind of look like a cookie dough. Plop that on the top of your fruit by the spoonful. You don’t need to stir it in, just leave it on top. Ok you’re ready to cook! Cook at 350 degrees (7 bottom and 13 on top) for 30-40 minutes. Serve warm or cold, if its warm serve with Ice cream or Whipped cream

Wednesday's Dutch Oven Recipe

Pineapple Blueberry Cobbler (or Dump Cake)
12” Dutch Oven


1 Yellow or White Cake Mix
1 can of Crushed Pineapple
1 small bag of Frozen Blueberries
¾ - 1 Cup White Sugar
1 Cube of Butter

This is an easy recipe (most dump cakes are) Place your can of pineapple in your Dutch oven juice and all, add the frozen blueberries and spread everything evenly around the oven. Sprinkle your sugar over the entire oven. Open your cake mix and dump it evenly over everything. (Don’t mix it in) slice your cube of butter and put it over the entire dessert. There you go you are ready to cook. Cook this at 350 degrees for 30-40 minutes (9 coals on the bottom and 15 on the top) the top will brown a little bit and the juice should be bubbling. Serve with ice cream or whipped cream. Good Stuff!

Wednesday's Dutch Oven Recipe

Susan’s Pizza Chicken

Sauce Ingredients:

6 Chicken Breasts
2 Cans Tomato Sauce
1 Teaspoon Oregano
1 Teaspoon Parsley
½ Teaspoon Garlic
1 Tablespoon Dried Onions
½ Teaspoon sugar
1 Tablespoon Cornstarch (to thicken sauce)
1 Diced green pepper
1 Can of diced Mushrooms


1 Can of Sliced Olives
6 Pieces of Mozzarella Cheese

Place chicken in a 12-14” Dutch Oven. Combine all sauce ingredients together in a bowl, pour over the chicken breasts in the Dutch oven. Cook at 350 degrees for 30-45 minutes. During last 5 minutes Put a slice of cheese on the top of each chicken breast and pour sliced olives over entire dish. Cook the last 5 minutes or until cheese melts.
(Add or take away seasonings as desired)

Wednesday's Dutch Oven Recipe

Double Cheese Bacon NibblersIngredients:20 Rhodes™ Dinner Rolls, thawed but still cold1/4 cup butter or margarine, melted6 pieces bacon, fried and crumbled2 cups grated cheddar cheese Instructions:Melt butter in the top of a 12" Ultimate Dutch oven (Use the deep lid as your base or bottom). Cut each roll into 3 pieces; roll the pieces in the butter and leave in pan. Sprinkle crumbled bacon over the rolls. Top with grated cheese. Cover with sprayed plastic wrap. Let rise until double in size. Remove wrap. Bake at 350ºF 20-25 minutes. (15 Coals on top and 9 on the bottom. (Adapted from Rhodes Bake-N-Serv)


The Central Park Ward is having a reunion! The Ward is 85 years old this year. So we are all trying to spread the word so everyone that wants to can come and join us.

Here are the details:

August 21, 2009
7:00 PM
At the Church (2700 South and 300 East)
See you there!

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Central Park Ward Reunion
Date: August 21, 2009
Time: 7:00PM
Where: Central Park Ward Church house

Central Park Ward Reunion
Date: August 21, 2009
Time: 7:00PM
Where: Central Park Ward Church hous

Wednesday's Dutch Oven Recipe

Hungry Scout French Toast

1 Tube Sausage or Fruit of choice (1-2 Cups)
1 stick of butter or margarine
1/2 C. brown sugar
1 can 29 oz. peaches
1 loaf Texas Toast
6 eggs
1/2 C. milk
2 tsp. vanilla
1 big zip lock bag Gallon plus

Break up your loaf of bread into bite size pieces and put them in your zip lock bag, add eggs and milk and mix together in the bag, set aside.
Brown the sausage in your 12" Dutch oven, set aside.
Melt the butter and brown sugar, stir frequently, continue to cook for about 5 minutes.
Pour bread and egg mixture in a 12" Dutch oven. Add sausage or fruit to the Dutch oven and mix it into the bread mixture, pour melted butter and brown sugar mixture over the top. Cook for 30-40 minutes at 350 degrees. For charcoal figure 8-10 pieces on the bottom and 10-12 on the top. Don't be afraid to check it.

Sprinkle powdered sugar on the top. Enjoy with syrup or eat just as it is.

Wednesday's Dutch Oven Recipe

Easy BBQ Stick To Your Ribs

12" Dutch Oven


3-4 Lbs of Pork Ribs
1 Tablespoon of Oil
Seasoning to taste (Salt, pepper, etc…we like a mixed one)
1 Zip lock bag
1 Bottle of your favorite BBQ Sauce
Water to rinse out the bottle

Rub the ribs down with the oil and your seasonings, place them in the zip lock bag and let sit for 30 minutes in the fridge or cooler. Put the ribs in the Dutch oven and cook for 30 minutes at 350 degrees (10 pieces of charcoal on the Bottom and 15 on Top) Drain any excess oil inside the oven (be very careful) Pour the whole bottle of BBQ sauce over the ribs and add the water to the bottle and rinse the remainder into the oven. Cook for another 30 minutes at 350. The enjoy them.

Fathers and sons outing

I have been Going to Father's and Sons Outings for a long time with my sons. I remember the first one with my first son (Byron). I think he was only about 9 months old or something like that. I think both my sons went on everyone with me since they were tiny until the became missionaries and weren't around for a couple of years. A lot of things got in the way as they got older but it still is an annual event that we try and get to.

It was fun when they were small, but we do other things now that they are grown. We played around in the dutch ovens. It was Dallin's Birthday so I made him a ckae in the Dutch oven. It was a fruit cocktail cake with a butter sauce instead of frosting. I thought it turned out pretty good and I'll use it again. We cooked an elk roast that Dallin had, and we made some popcorn.

We got up early and helped with breakfast and tore down camp. Then we went fishing. We got rained on most of the time. Nobody caught any fish so maybe next time.

Uncle Jon …

Wednesday's Dutch Oven Recipe

Mountain Man Breakfast

12-16 EggsBacon or sausage 1 packCheese 1-2 cupsHash browns or totsSalt pepperOnions or green peppers if you wantGet up early if you want to eat early. (1 ½ hours before you want to eat.) Brown sausage or bacon in the bottom of the Dutch oven break it all up good. Add peppers and onions (chopped).Add the hash browns and cook just a little. Add the eggs that are already beaten together. Put in just a little cheese, season with salt and pepper. Cook for 40 minutes or so with 9 bottom and 15 top. When it is cooked pretty good add the rest of the cheese on top and let melt just with the top heat.

Wednesday's Dutch Oven Recipe

Apple Spice Cobbler

1 Apple spice cake mix
1 Can of soda (Coke or sprite, or anything)
1 Can Apple pie filling

Put a 1/2 cube of melted butter in the bottom of your Dutch oven. Then pour in the apple pie filling and spread around. And some of the pop (maybe ½ to ¾ of the can) Then pour the cake mix over the filling. Don’t stir, then cut butter chunks on the top and sprinkle with some cinnamon and the nutmeg. 12” Dutch Oven cook for 40-45 minutes with 9 pieces of charcoal on the bottom and 15 on top. Serve with Ice cream while it is still a little warm!

Lots of variations to this recipe!

Chocolate Cake and Cherries

Lemon Cake and Blueberries

White cake and Peaches

Give your favorites a try!

Cooking at Girl's Rough Camp

This past week Connie, Nicole, and I went up in the mountains and cooked at Girl's Rough Camp. We have fun doing that. We cooked Ribs, Mountain Potatoes (Bacon, cheese, onions), Connie's Veggie dish (broccoli, zucchini, yellow squash, cauliflower, cheese, bacon, mushroom soup), Rolls, and a couple ovens of brownies to get them a chocolate fix.
It was all good! we had to snack on a few rolls before we took it over to the pavilion....:) It was a buffet kind of affair when it was cooked we brought it all together then everyone ate. Ours were all gone real fast.
Rolls Veggie dish

Sunday Dinner Rolls

I've wanted to improve my bread making skills so I told my wife I want to start making the rolls every week for Sunday dinner. I thought that would be a great way to get better at making bread. I've been doing it now for quite a few months. I've tried numerous recipes and different kinds of flours. I'm getting it narrowed down to a couple basic ones that I will continue to use in our Dutch Oven Cook Offs, and of course Sunday Dinner. Some haven't turned out well and others are getting better. I think I'm learning a lot about Kneading dough! I'll try and start posting some recipes so if you want to try them.

Wednesday's Dutch Oven Recipe

I thought I would share some EASY Dutch Oven recipes with you for the nest few weeks.

Rhodes rolls

2-3 hours before you are going to cook them, spray your 12” Dutch oven with Pam. Put your frozen rolls in the oven spaced a little bit apart and put the lid on. Place the Dutch oven in a warm place but not to warm. Not in the hot sun. After a few hours they should have thawed out and risen a little bit (be sure and check to see that they have risen). Cook with 9 pieces of charcoal on the bottom and 16 on the top. Put one coal right in the middle on top. Cook for 20-25 minutes. Check at 20 sometimes they cook fast. Rub butter over the top after they are cooked.

Candy Sushi? Anyone?

I decided that I am going to learn how to make sushi. Most of my family don't like sushi though. But my wife and I like it. I don't like wasabi, it is too hot for me. So I just use soy sauce. I saw some on the Food Network that I would like to try. I told my kids I think they will like it also. They don't think so! I remember one of the first time they tried it was in California on one of our mini vacations. My friend Mark and Carrie took us to a Japanese restaurant and they ordered. We tried all different kinds. All I can say is my kids would have gone hungry except for they spotted an Inn-N-Out Burger close by.

As I was cruising some of the regular "food blogs or sites" that I seem to follow I found this..........

Yep here is a link to the recipe: Candy Sushi

I think they will like this Sushi! hahahah Yep Rice Krispies Treats, Gummy Worms, Fruit Leather

Crazy Dogs!!!!

I wonder what people think is going on in our back yard when we are gone. Our Labradors have a blast playing together. Sometimes it gets a bit loud but they sure seem to have fun. Ryan caught them in action the other day here is the video. They are pretty funny with the little Chihuahuas getting in on the action.

Happy Father's Day!

Another Great Message! I had this as a forward on an email from a couple of GOOD friends and I thought I would pass it along this way!

Hope ya know we had a hard time

I found this on one of the LDS youtube sites. I thought it is REAL in the business I work in right now. Constructions is really down and we have seen a lot of people laid off. Hopefully things will start picking up and Contractors will start building again.

Why is it so HARD to write in a BLOG regularly?

I've been trying to decide why it is so hard to right in my blog regularly? I think it is a lot like journal writing. Some folks are really good at that and other "not so good". I guess that is my category! I have started numerous blogs but not finished them up. Like this blog I started back in February. I have lots of things we have been doing and cooking so once again I am going to try and start posting some more regularly. Maybe that is the secret doing it on one specific day and or time? Well I will try it. Lots of things have been going on in the family and I'll try and get you all updated. Plus I've found lots of new recipes that we have been working on to convert to Dutch Ovens. So I'll try to be better. Let me know how you find it easiest to write in your blogs.

Home Canning....Apple Filling

We made Apple filling last week so I was messing around with the Pics and music for a slide show. I've been working on some other videos also. I'll post as we get some good ones. This apple filling you can use for Pies or what we use it for is mostly apple crisp in the Dutch oven. It also makes a nice and easy dessert in your oven. I'll post the recipes on another post. Movies
Nice music huh? :)

What is Your Favorite Easy Dinner Recipe?

Kalee spurred me to think about this with her new food blog. I was trying to think what dinners we enjoy the most. Is it something that takes a long time to cook? Or is it something expensive that we don't buy very often? Maybe it was something our Mom's made for us that we really enjoyed. Maybe it is a combination? I think of a lot of childhood things that I don't really eat anymore. I think a lot of times we eat what is easy to get at and cook!!! What do you think? I think we probably have those same things too often and it is easy to do some other things. Last night we had French Bread Pizza! I thought that was a pretty easy dinner. Or is it Tacos, or Spaghetti? Hamburgers. I think it may change from season to season also. So answer me this..........So what is your "favorite easy dinner"?

McDonald's Gourmet Hot Chocolate...............

Dallin and I were in a Cook-off today...but this blog is on another subject. On our way down to Provo we decided to stop at a McDonald's because Dal didn't have any breakfast. So I decided that I would get me a nice cup of Hot Chocolate because it was kind of cold and wet, and it sounded good. Dallin drove up to the drive up and I reached in to the ole wallet and broke through the cobwebs and retrieved $1.00 and handed it to him and said get me a Hot Chocolate. We were getting ready to order and I asked him how much it was.........You have got to be kidding me $2.45 for a cup of cocoa. They were advertising it like it was some kind of GOURMET HOT CHOCOLATE. Well we ended up watching her make it for us. It looked like hot water, chocolate syrup and blend. Add about a 1/2 cup of Redi whip from the spray can, then add some more chocolate syrup. It is sounding pretty good huh? OR NOT.... Nastiest stuff we have ever tasted. Not having young children anymore we do not end up ever go…

Dutch Oven Demonstration for the Boy Scout Troops in Our Area

On Saturday January 31st we were asked to do a Dutch oven cooking demonstration for the local Boy scouts and their leaders. We cooked up a storm, here is what we cooked:

Easy BBQ Ribs
Susan's Pizza Chicken
Rhodes Rolls
Seasoned Potato Bites
Monkey Bread
Cheddar Bacon Bites
Apple Spice Cobbler
Montainman Breakfast
Hungry Scout Frenchtoast
Debbie's Italian Bread

Next time I will try and let you all know so if you want to come help out and learn some Dutch oven cooking! We had a blast and it was GREAT weather!

Here are some pics:

Here are a bunch of pics:

Famous Bartlett Syrup

Well I was looking over my recipe book the other day and wondering what I have eaten over the years that my family and I have enjoyed. And I remembered a syrup that we had at the Lombardi's house for pancakes. The Bartlett's have made this syrup for quite a few years and it was new to me. It is really good!! I could not remember the recipe so I contacted Lindsay via the email because they live in Florida now! (and it was 16 degrees here yesterday and snowing today). She says they enjoy the sun! Well anyway here it is! Enjoy it and don't eat too much of it!

Bartlett Syrup: (That is my name for it not theirs)
1 Cup of Cream
1 Cup of Sugar
1 Cup of Butter
Heat it on the stove until right before it starts to boil then remove it from the heat and add some vanilla!

It is good!

Bad Diet...Bad Diet!!

OK how is your diet going? :) Well last week it was Katy's Birthday! So we went out to dinner, she decided that we should go to The Cheesecake Factory. I think their was about 12 of us that went. Kind of funny how our little family is growing. Everyone brought their spouse or a date! Everyone seemed to get something different. I got the Chicken and Biscuits. I did really well and ate about 1/2 of it, and took the rest home in a doggie bag. Oh I did eat a little bit too much bread also. Well anyways I thought I was doing pretty good and the waiter asked.........OK what kind of cheesecake would you like for dessert? aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhhh. Connie and I decided we could share one. Their portions seem to be pretty good sized. I think everyone got a different kind and I chose the the one called Chris's Outrageous Chocolate Cake!!! It was good! I'll have a picture at the end here. So anyways We ate about 1/2 of it or so. The next day I'm cruising around on the Inte…