Those who have enjoyed the fruits of open fire cooking can attest to the efficiency in which cast iron Dutch ovens get the job done. Camp style cast iron Dutch Ovens possess many great characteristics even though they are fairly minimal in design. For starters they pack a good bit of weight. This allows for the outdoor cooking stoves to perform at peak capacity no matter what the conditions present. The overall versatility of cast iron allows for gourmet level results whether you’re using the Dutch oven in your backyard, at the park or in your kitchen.
This time of year brings about a number of the most wonderful of seasonal delicacies. While Fall is mostly known for the start of football season there is also a number of related activities that must take place during or around the big games. The obvious top of the objective list is enjoying great food. At the top of the list of great fall foods is chilli. There are a number of ways to enjoy great chilli and there are even greater ways to cook it. Continue reading “Oktoberfest Brisket Chilli”
This piece has gone through about ten different iterations since I first started writing it in mid May 2016. Ultimately, it is nothing more that a high school level research article about cast iron cookware. My understanding of cast iron cookware has improved immensely since I first began writing this piece. I must say that without the abundance of information on the Internet regarding cast iron cookware I would not have been able to formulate this piece on the ins and outs of the cast-iron lifestyle. Continue reading “Cast Iron Cookware – The Smofried Guide”
If you’re anything like me and the rest of the country chances are you love breakfast food. As a matter of fact breakfast can easily be consumed at any given point throughout the day. Since we are knee deep in the 142nd running of Kentucky Derby we decided to put together a full Oaks day celebratory breakfast cooked exclusively on the Big Green Egg. Continue reading “Oaks Day – Big Green Egg Breakfast”
This particular recipe is a rendition of a dish normally prepared in a conventional oven. The first time I had it my mind was completely blown away. So I figured the only way to make it any better is to pair the Big Green Egg and my newly acquired seven quart Lodge Cast Iron Dutch Oven. Needless to say the outcome was nothing short of absolutely amazing! Continue reading “Dutch Oven Cornish Game Hens”