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Brrrrrrrr…Time To Get Your Soup On!

Credit: Shellie Hart

A dutch oven is a large cast-iron or ceramic pot that can be used on the stovetop or in the oven. It’s also one of the most useful items you can have in your kitchen.  I love that I can fuss and love over a stewing pot for hours, and the way it makes the house smell…A-M-A-Z-I-N-G!

And actually, it’s not as much work as you think.  Most recipes you just toss in the pot (much like the crock pot).

Check out these dutch oven/one-pot recipes (HERE) photos included!


Recipe for my Navy Bean (HERE)  I double up on the ham hocks, slow cook those and instead of the dry bean I used canned (rinse) and add last.  To thicken, I use instant mashed potato’s (careful not to add too much)