Easy Stovetop Cobbler–Slumps

Slumps: The Easier Way To Enjoy Fruit Dumplings and Cobblers So easy! All you have to do is pull out a biscuit mix, bring the fruit filling to a simmer and cook the biscuits on top of the simmering fruit like dumplings. No need to turn on the oven! This easy stovetop cobbler is exactly as it sounds, cooked on the stove. It’s perfect for the summertime when you don’t want to heat up the kitchen. So versatile! You can use any fruit you want for these slumps whether it’s canned, frozen, or fresh. You can also cook it practically anywhere–on …

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What Pan Should You Use for Cornbread?

Cornbread is a southern delight and one of my favorite sides to make for chili cookouts, but it can be hard to decide which pan is best to use for cornbread. Each pan comes with its advantages and disadvantages, but which one is best for cornbread? Here we’ll present five choices for pans for cornbread and give you the advantages of each. Five Pans You Can Use For Cornbread Cast Iron Skillets This is the traditional choice for skillet cornbread, cornbread that is usually rich in eggs.  The pan should be well-seasoned and coated with butter or other fat.  A …

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Ten Ways to Make Skillet Cobblers

Skillet cobblers are made with a sweet cake. There’s more cake to fruit than with most cobblers. The cake starts out in hot butter which seems to give it a crisp, buttery crust. Use fresh or frozen fruit for the filling but to sweeten the fruit, you add jam or pastry filling. Then we’ve added flavored whipped cream from caramel nut whipped cream to lemon cloud whipped cream.  So tasty! The combination of crusty cake, sweet-flavored fruit filling, and flavored whipped cream is outstanding. So versatile! You can mix and match with your favorite fruits, jams. pastry fillings, and whipped creams. …

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Merri Ann’s Easy Chili

You don’t need much more for this than a pot and can opener.  It’s super easy to make and was the winner of an extended family chili cook off. This is a one pot meal.  Cook the ground beef in the same pan that you will use for the soup.  You’ll have soup on the table in twenty minutes. Ingredients 1 to 1 1/2 pounds ground beef, cooked and drained of grease 5 15-ounce cans of beans, drained 2 14.5 ounce cans of diced tomatoes with onions 1 29 ounce can of tomato sauce 1 tablespoon chili powder 1/2 cup …

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Ben’s Sweet and Easy BBQ Ribs

There is nothing complicated about making these ribs. He cooks them in a Dutch oven and places the Dutch oven on the grill soon after lighting the grill and 90 minutes before he wants to eat. You could also cook these ribs in your crock pot. Either in the slow heat of a Dutch oven or in your crock pot, these ribs will be tender and juicy. 3 to 4 pounds pork spare ribs 1 large sweet onion or two smaller ones, sliced 1 1/2 cups barbecue sauce (we recommend Sweet Baby Ray’s BBQ Sauce) Trim most of the fat …

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Roasted Tomato Soup with Bacon

It started as an experiment.  Cream of tomato soup with a grilled cheese sandwich has always been a favorite.  But we read that roasting the tomatoes brings out more flavor.  We had to try. We started with our favorite cream of tomato soup recipe, a soup sprinkled with bacon bits, and made it with roasted tomatoes.  Our favorite soup just got better.  It is better when the tomatoes are roasted. To roast the tomatoes, we used our rack and baking sheet.  For us, this is a multi-purpose roasting tool.  We lined the baking sheet for easy clean up, set the …

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Baking Bread in a Dutch Oven

Dutch ovens were made for baking.  In the hands of a practiced baker, a Dutch oven will create beautiful breads and desserts.  (Though some of us tend to burn breads in a Dutch oven.) You can always bake bread in a well-oiled Dutch oven but instead of baking directly in the oven, consider this method: Put the dough in a baking pan and the pan in the Dutch oven. Recently, a reader from California told us of her success baking bread with a pan inside of a Dutch oven.  She used a mix for Irish Potato Bread.  This mix creates …

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Make Your Own Corn Bread Mix

Yes, you can make your own mix. It’s a great idea for camping this summer with a Dutch oven or for use in the RV. But it’s also useful on a busy day. Just one word of caution: Cornmeal does not keep as well as flour. Store your mix in a cool, dark place and use within three months. Ingredients 6 cups degerminated cornmeal 6 cups flour, white or wheat 1 1/2 cups dry buttermilk powder 1 cup granulated sugar 1/3 cup baking powder 2 tablespoons baking soda 1 tablespoon salt Directions Preheat the oven to 425 degrees. 2 eggs, …

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Ben’s Sweet and Easy BBQ Ribs

There is nothing complicated about making these ribs.  He cooks them in a Dutch oven and places the Dutch oven on the grill soon after lighting the grill and 90 minutes before he wants to eat. You could also cook these ribs in your crock pot.  Either in the slow heat of a Dutch oven or in your crock pot, these ribs will be tender and juicy. 3 to 4 pounds pork spare ribs 1 large sweet onion or two smaller ones, sliced 1 1/2 cups barbecue sauce (we recommend Sweet Baby Ray’s BBQ Sauce) Trim most of the fat …

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