Dutch Oven Chili with Cornbread Topping

Fall has certainly arrived at camp and with it cold nighttime temperatures! Hearty stews and chilis are always a hit during this season and here at Camp CDA the idea of a warming dinner enjoyed around the campfire is why fall camping is our favorite time of year.

Once again we turn to our friends at Fresh off the Grid for their version of an amazing vegetarian chile cooked up in the dutch oven, one of our favorite cooking methods. They add the cornbread directly on top to cook over the chili and it is suddenly a one-dish wonder, one of our other favorite things!

Serving vegetarian chili cooked in a Dutch oven on the campfire

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Camp Cooking~ One-Pot Cheesy Chicken Pasta

As the days are drawing shorter and evenings begin earlier, all signs point to the end of summer.

Here at Camp CDA, we are still going strong as we welcome a nearly full campground most nights but the shorter days turn our thoughts to comfort food.  This month we offer up another pasta dish, but not just any old dish. This recipe comes to us from Slow Roasted Italian’s website and is everything you could want in a meal set at camp. Beyond delicious, this dish is packed full of flavor and is also healthy. The fact that it uses just one pot is icing on the cake. Without further ado, I present a new favorite here at camp.

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One-skillet Wonder~ Chicken Rice Pilaf

Everyone loves a one-skillet dinner but this is especially relevant when camping. Ease of prep and ease of clean-up means more time for fun! This is one of our very favorite one-skillet dinners. The recipe is Indian inspired, however, by simply changing up the spices used can lend itself to whatever flavor profile you desire. Chef Asha Gomez has created a nearly perfect camp dinner.

Chicken Rice Pilaf

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