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Crockpot Peach-Apricot Pork Tenderloin

Crockpot Peach-Apricot Pork Tenderloin

Crockpot Peach-Apricot Pork Tenderloin You don’t need any other banana bread recipe than this one. It is simple and extremely adaptable to many different creative ideas. There are two variations that you can consider. First, is what razzle dazzle do you want to add to […]

Fast Food Burger Stuffing

Fast Food Burger Stuffing

Fast Food Burger Stuffing Most likely, you have heard of the famous White Castle stuffing recipe, as it has become a sort of cult favorite recipe, much like the legendary sliders themselves. Our problem with it is that much like the late night, post-bar little […]

Perfect Banana Bread

Perfect Banana Bread

You don’t need any other banana bread recipe than this one. It is simple and extremely adaptable to many different creative ideas. There are two variations that you can consider. First, is what razzle dazzle do you want to add to the batter. You can […]

Tortellini with Lemon and Brussels Sprouts Recipe

Tortellini with Lemon and Brussels Sprouts Recipe

You will love this bright, summer or fall recipe, and will have people thinking you really put together a difficult and fancy dinner. What makes this such a great “rustic” type recipe is that it takes one main ingredient, the Tortellini, and the rest of […]

Crock Pot Maple-Glazed Meatballs (Appetizer) Recipe

Crock Pot Maple-Glazed Meatballs (Appetizer) Recipe

The Swedish meatball was such a staple of parties in the 70’s and the 80’s, but has not been a particularly revered dish, even in today’s “foodie” craze. It still remains fairly popular in the upper Midwest, with so many people with Northern European backgrounds, […]

Crock Pot Cherry Cobbler Recipe

Crock Pot Cherry Cobbler Recipe

Need a unique dessert that can feed the masses and won’t take you all day to bake? This slow cooker Cherry Cobbler recipe is one of the easiest desserts you will ever make and will allow you to concentrate on other things you need to […]

Crock Pot BBQ Beef Sliders Recipe

Crock Pot BBQ Beef Sliders Recipe

Sliders are one of the trendiest bar foods today, and a favorite of hipster “Gastro Pubs”. The origin of these small sandwiches was in diners where the prep work was “slid” across a large flat top heating surface. Devotees to the style of sandwich have […]

Thanksgiving Shopping Checklist and Best Recipes

Thanksgiving Shopping Checklist and Best Recipes

Thanksgiving is all about planning and preparation. With proper planning and shopping, you can create a Thanksgiving that is stress free.  It all starts with picking out your recipes and doing your shopping early.  The following is a list of some suggested tried and true […]

Authentic Sauerbraten Recipe

Authentic Sauerbraten Recipe

Sauerbraten is one of the most popular dishes in Germany, and is perfect for rustic living. It is basically a roast familiar to what we all have made in the slow cooker, but the difference is with the long marinating time and the unique flavor […]

Bacon Wrapped Pork Loin With Cherries Recipe

Bacon Wrapped Pork Loin With Cherries Recipe

Pork loin is one of the easiest, elegant dinners to make, that makes you look like a trained chef. Bacon adds a richness to the pork that a marinade or herb topping can’t deliver. This is easy to prepare and hard to mess up, which […]

Pumpkin Spice Holiday Bundt Cake Recipe

Pumpkin Spice Holiday Bundt Cake Recipe

Once you have done a few Bundt cake recipes, you start to wonder what can’t these things create. We have explored a lot of recipes, but just list our tried and true ones on here. This is probably our favorite Christmas desert, and might produce […]

Breakfast Muffins Recipe

Breakfast Muffins Recipe

Cabin breakfasts are one of the things that people remember when visiting you, as smells have a very important part of memory. Therefore, it is always recommended to make a breakfast with some bacon when you have guests. However, we are not all experienced line […]

Crock Pot Beer and Cheese Soup Recipe

Crock Pot Beer and Cheese Soup Recipe

Beer and cheese soup is one of those dishes that you seem every now and then on the menu at a diner, you have it, love it, and say you are going to have to make at home but never do. After working through a […]

Crock Pot Brats in Beer Recipe

Crock Pot Brats in Beer Recipe

If you are cooking for a group, the crock pot is one of the most handy devices to have around. It is, perhaps, the most used cooking vessel in a cabin kitchen for many, and there is a very good reason for that.  First, it […]

Easy Pull Apart Pizza Bread Recipe

Easy Pull Apart Pizza Bread Recipe

A great example of why we love Bundt pans at the cabin- they are incredibly versatile. The origin of this recipe appears to emulate a classic “monkey bread” recipe, where eaters pull from the cake little balls that make up the entire cake.  In this […]

Rum Bundt Cake for the Holidays Recipe

Rum Bundt Cake for the Holidays Recipe

The Bundt pan is one of the staples of a cabin kitchen, the desert version of the slow cooker. It is a piece of engineering perfection, heating cakes evenly and creating perfect portions. As you can see, we feature the Bundt cake in numerous recipes, […]

Coq au Vin Recipe

Coq au Vin Recipe

The classic French country chicken recipe was generally cooked with an older rooster or a harder to prepare bird, that would benefit from the slow braising, but most modern recipes just use regular chicken portions. It is basically a slow cooked chicken in wine with […]

Stuffed Beef Rolls – Rindsrouladen Recipe

Stuffed Beef Rolls – Rindsrouladen Recipe

This is a very popular dish all over Germany and in many German-American homes. This recipe is the classic one, but it varies greatly from region to region. The key to the dish is the use of gherkins or dill pickles. We have found in […]

Tips for Cooking Venison

Tips for Cooking Venison

Tips for Cooking Venison Hunting season means anticipating your favorite venison meals. Venison is a delicious, healthy, versatile, and self sustainable food that needs a little extra help to be at its best. However, with a few tips and tricks, you can master cooking the […]

10 Rustic Cooking Essentials

10 Rustic Cooking Essentials

10 Rustic Cooking Essentials Royal Dutch Cast Iron 1815 – 11 Piece Cook Box Set with Large Skillet, Sauce Pot and Vintage Carrying Storage Box -Premium Cast Iron Cookware COMPLETE COOKING BOX: Heavy duty crafted wooden box containing 12″ Cast Iron Skillet, 4.5qt Dutch Oven […]

Making Yogurt in Mason Jars

Making Yogurt in Mason Jars

Making Yogurt at Home in Mason Jars One of the most versatile, extremely-healthy super foods that is very easy to make is good old fashioned yogurt. Yogurt makers are very affordable, and do take a little of guess work out of it, but making at […]

Kitchen Checklist

Kitchen Checklist

Kitchen Essentials for your Cabin or Home Bonus: Amazon’s Best Deals on Kitchen Gifts During Cyber Week! Have you recently bought a new cabin or home? Know someone that has, and need to buy them a gift for their kitchen? Or perhaps you are just […]

CabinKraut – The Health Food Superstar You Can Make Easily

CabinKraut – The Health Food Superstar You Can Make Easily

CabinKraut (homemade sauerkraut) – The Health Food Superstar You Can Make Easily We call it our “CabinKraut” and it is our not very clever name for homemade sauerkraut that we make at the cabin. And what makes it a “superfood” that is simply one of […]

Creating Your Own Cabin BBQ Sauce

Creating Your Own Cabin BBQ Sauce

How To Make Homemade BBQ Sauce BBQ culture has spread so widely that no matter where you are, there are people barbecuing and grilling. From food shows featuring BBQ, to books, to the Internet, BBQ recipes and techniques are being mastered everywhere, and out in […]

10 Great Eco-Friendly Kitchen Products

10 Great Eco-Friendly Kitchen Products

10 Great Eco-Friendly Kitchen Products Rustic living means a closeness to nature, and therefore, a dedication to being eco-friendly in a practical way. One of the biggest areas where we can make improvements in this regard is in the kitchen, where we use most of […]

Rustic Dinnerware Ideas

Rustic Dinnerware Ideas

Rustic Dinnerware Ideas A common practice to having a cabin or cottage is to just use a set of dinnerware and flatware that came from a primary residence as an excuse to get a new set at home. This is practical, and understandable, but a […]

10 Best Wild Game Cookbooks

10 Best Wild Game Cookbooks

Best Wild Game Cookbooks – Venison, Turkey, Moose, Elk, Fish, and other Wild Game Cookbooks Cooking wild game after a successful hunt is not always the easiest thing to master. The most common mistake is simply treating wild game like we would beef, chicken, or […]

Harvest Your Own Honey

Harvest Your Own Honey

Honey and Beekeeping Bees are crucial to our ecosystem, and we all need to make our land a bit more bee friendly. That doesn’t mean we can’t get a little something out of it for our efforts!  Now you don’t have to be an expert […]

10 Foods That Are Amazing Made From Scratch

10 Foods That Are Amazing Made From Scratch

10 Devices for Cooking from Scratch at your Cabin Life in the big cities is often go, go, go, and what is convenient to eat quickly and easily.  The cabin / cottage life is about taking your time to getting back to the basics. Cooking […]

Best Tailgating and Man Cave Gear

Best Tailgating and Man Cave Gear

Cabin, Tailgating, Gameday, and Man Cave Guide to Watching Football Like a Boss The Ultimate Guide to the coolest, practical, (and non-practical), amazing tailgating and “man cave” stuff that you should own to make the most out of watching football… wherever that may be. This […]