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2018 Dutch Oven Cooking Year in Review

2018 was a busy and exciting year for the Valley Forge Black Pots.  We were recognized by the National Park Service for our volunteer efforts at Hopewell Furnace National Historic Site, held Monthly Dutch Oven Gatherings from April – October, … Continue reading

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Cranberry Pie

Everyone loves this cranberry pie, and the tart flavor is very unexpected. The red color of cranberries is magical, and because the filling can be made at home in advance, it is very easy to put together in camp or … Continue reading

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Lard Pie Crust

A lard pie crust is perfect for a camp Dutch Oven or at home for a conventional pie. The vinegar reduces gluten formation, leading to a flakier crust that is not tough. The lard cooks beautifully to a remarkable golden … Continue reading

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Little Red Wagon Dutch Oven Cooking Table

Our members Rob and Linda use a little red wagon as a Dutch Oven cooking table.  Finding something that you already have, and re-purposing it for outdoor cooking, is a fun and affordable way to outfit your Dutch Oven gear. … Continue reading

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Chicken Tamale Casserole

Alan and Patty have made this Chicken Tamale Casserole a few times for Dutch Oven Gatherings this year, and everyone loves it.  It is very cheesy and gooey with plenty of hearty cornbread to serve as a base for all … Continue reading

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