Treat your Dutch oven right and it just might last forever!

Going Dutch: How to Cook In and Care for a Dutch Oven

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Jason Houser

It would be fair to say that I have an extra place in my heart for cooking with Dutch ovens. Even when it comes to making a cake, I routinely turn to the Dutch oven for such a feat. Often times they turn out just as good, if not better than what I could bake in the oven. Several times a week I can be found cooking Dutch-style outside for many main dishes, breakfasts, and even desserts. There are many others that have the same addiction as I do with Dutch oven cooking, but what many do not understand is the proper care needed to allow your oven to last for generations — and they will last for generations if properly cared for. read more

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Great Hikes in the Whites: The Red Ridge Loop

The Red Ridge Loop is a 10 mile loop hike located just outside North Conway, New Hampshire that climbs the steep and rocky summit of North Moat Mountain before descending the Red Ridge Trail down a series of open ledges with awesome views of Mt Washington and the lesser summits of the Mt Washington River Valley. With close to 3000 feet of elevation gain, this is a moderately strenuous hike, but well worth the climb for the views. Hikers finish near Diana’s Baths, a famous White Mountains waterfall and swimming hole, that’s perfect for a refreshing dip at the end of the hike. read more