Campfire Cooking: “Baked” Potatoes

  Basic method for “baking” potatoes in a campfire or wood-burning stove. (Also, includes directions for conventional ovens.)

Although campfires are common summertime events, many people still enjoy building up fires on cool fall nights – for a single evening or several nights running on a camping or hunting trip. Regardless of the season, campfires are generally accompanied by food. Hot dogs and marshmallows are common campfire fare, but a whole world of culinary options exist that use the open flame or piping hot coals. After all, before the advent of electric and gas ranges, cooking methods almost always used the heat, directly or indirectly, of burning wood.

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Stove-top Baked Steak

Time Saving Version of Classic Comfort Food

This recipe combines the traditional tastes of a Salisbury steak with mushroom and onion gravy with a one-hour preparation.

Baked steak, sometimes known as Salisbury steak, is considered a comfort food that often takes too long to prepare. Heating the oven, browning the steak on the stovetop and slow baking to tenderize a tough cut of meat have a way to relegating baked steak to a lunch out at a small-town diner.

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BBQ Chicken Recipes

These tasty BBQ Chicken Recipes are simple and flavorful. These different chicken-grilling methods will tantalize the taste buds.

BBQ chicken normally takes some time to cook. Due to the length of time chicken takes to cook, direct cooking over the heat source is not normally recommended. With the first recipe, direct cooking over the heat source is the exception, not the rule. For those who like to hover over the grill, this first recipe is perfect.

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3 Simple Crock Pot Recipes that Will Make You Look Like an Expert

If you don’t own a Crock Pot, you’re missing out on one of the greatest helpers available to you in the kitchen.

The first form of the Crock Pot existed in 1936 as a food heating device. Today the Crock Pot is a go-to way to impress for tasty meals any time of day.

Do you love to cook for fun? Maybe you run a business where you use a coupon creator for deals on your dishes.

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Salisbury Steak with Homemade Gravy Recipe

Often called Poor Man’s Steak, Salisbury Steak has earned a spot on the table as a delicious comfort dish that has stood the test of time.

Salisbury Steak is a common main dish in Southern kitchens and served at diners and Meat and Three restaurants across the South. This popular recipe is typically served with mashed potatoes and with sides like green beans and fried okra in southern states.

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Barbeque Marinades from Brazil

Marinating is a great way to infuse different flavours into meat, fish and poultry. It is especially suitable for game meat, and venison.

Sea salt is used in Brazil to season meat prior to cooking.

It can also be mixed with water to make a brine used to baste the meat. The combination works extremely well, especially for slow cooked beef, mutton, and lamb.

Whatever you’re cooking, season the meat first. Then add a marinade. Larger cuts of meat can be left for 2 or 3 days to marinate. Smaller cuts of meat may need only a few hours. Fish and poultry require as little as 30 minutes, depending on the size.

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Macaroni and Beef Casserole and Easy Cheesecake Recipe

These two recipes are great for parties–The Macaroni and Beef Casserole is full of great flavor and the Cheesecake recipe is traditional made simple.

While this casserole recipe calls for ground beef, ground turkey can also be substituted. Also, if Panko bread crumbs are not available, regular bread crumbs work just as well. As a topping, the bread crumbs add a nice crunch to the otherwise creamy macaroni mixture.

For dessert, try this quick and easy recipe for cheesecake, which only takes about an hour to bake and even the novice baker can make! Continue reading “Macaroni and Beef Casserole and Easy Cheesecake Recipe”

How to Make Beef Braised with Moroccan Spice

Cooks on a Budget Finds Unique Ways to Use Inexpensive Cuts of Meat.

An assertive blend of spices combined with a hint of dried fruit sweetness characterize many Moroccan or Moroccan-inspired dishes.

This is a great recipe for chuck roast or whatever is the least expensive beef in the market. These cuts generally want low and slow cooking to tenderize them. A slow braise is ideal for melding the complex of flavors in this Moroccan-inspired dish.

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Seared Sea Scallops with Artichoke Hearts and Vermouth Sauce

Vermouth — wine “aromatized” with botanicals — spikes the sauce for sea scallops and artichoke hearts in this recipe.

When you’re in a hurry, fish or seafood is the ideal main ingredient. In virtually all its iterations, seafood wants to be cooked quickly or it will dry out or, in the case of shellfish, become tough and overly chewy. Wine or fortified wines are common additions to seafood preparations.

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Barbecue with Vinegar Sauce

Vinegar based Barbecue is extremely popular in North Carolina, especially in the piedmont and eastern part of the state.

BBQ is a southern staple, and here in North Carolina, it is a sin not to enjoy some BBQ. North Carolina BBQ is different depending on whether in the mountains, piedmont, or eastern part of the state. This recipe is extremely simple and delicious. It is a take on Tyler Florence’s Pulled Pork Barbecue Recipe, but slightly different. However, for a thicker sauce, check out his recipe.

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