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Easy Peach Cobbler Recipe

The weather is getting warmer, the days are getting longer, kids are out of school. That can only mean one thing: summer is upon us. Summer in my family means one thing: camping season. Our favorite vacation destination is somewhere high in the mountains, far from any sign of civilization. I do not know what makes camping so appealing. Is it the serenity, the solitude, the beauty of nature? Is it the quietness, the fresh air, the escape from all stresses, worries, and cares of "real life"? Sleeping on the ground? Living without running water and hot showers? Whatever it is, there is nothing like the great outdoors. Fishing, hiking, or just relaxing, there is something for everyone. One thing I do know is that one of the best parts of "roughing it" is eating. No matter how hard you fight it, you always eat way too much.

If you're looking for the most tasty food, cook it outside. I sincerely can't mention to you what it is that makes it so extraordinary. Something about the crisp air gives your food new flavor. Cooking with fire and charcoal give a flavor to food which will never be duplicated. No matter how many outdoor cookouts you have attended, you have not tried the finest in outdoor cooking unless you have cooked your food in a dutch oven. A cast iron dutch oven used to cook your meal very slow creates a very desirable flavor.

The dutch oven is used for all kinds of food: supper, dessert, and every other meal can be made. bread, cake, soup: you name it, if it's edible, it can probably be prepared in a dutch oven. Since dutch ovens are stackable, a three or four course meal can be made all in the same hour.

Another awesome thing with dutch ovens is the fact that you can always leave your dutch oven with the charcoal briquettes on top of the lid and on bottom and you never have to touch it again till its done. No one want to have to spend a lot of time cooking during vacation, and using a dutch oven stove will allow you to do what you like and then come back for a delicious meal.

If you're looking to see if your food is ready in a dutch oven, don't get too careless, be cautious or you will sprinkle your meal with some natural salt and pepper. This yummy kind of salt and pepper is actually ash that falls off the lid of the dutch oven as it is being removed from the dutch oven stove. Don't worry too much about it though because it really doesn't taste terrible and it isn't a health concern. Although it does leave a nice texture.

Peach cobbler is a must for anyone experimenting with dutch oven cooking. Peaches, white cake mix, 7-Up, and a little oil: top with ice cream or whip cream for a very rich dessert that no one can resist. Don't like peaches? Use cherries, blueberries, apples, or any fruit you fancy. Even an amateur dutch oven chef can master the art of cobbler. It's the first recipe we tried in my family before moving on to more complicated recipes: fried potatoes, pot roast, breakfast casserole, and the ever popular chicken marinated with Coke (or Diet Coke for the weight watchers). Whatever tastes your family prefers, there is a dutch oven recipe for you.

Larissa Luke is an independent writer for ioVentures, Inc. For the most tasty dutch oven recipes, go now to They have a large selection of cast iron dutch ovens and the most popular camping stoves.