fall campout

On to the next and final outdoor camping event this coming weekend…the camp out, DOG (Dutch Oven Gathering) potluck and jam will be held at Lewis and Clark Trail State Park, Dayton WA. Oct 4-6, 2013.  We have a  group camp reserved. This site can hold a few RVs and a few tents and there are campsites around the area also. Part of the group site will be the host site for the Dutch oven dinner and  potluck on Saturday afternoon with a canopy covered separate area for jamming.  Pots on the table at 2:00 PM, that will leave plenty of time for visiting, music and travel time for you folks just coming for the day.
Cooks just coming for the day are welcome to set up your day cook stations at the group site, if you are interested in learning about cast iron cooking please come and try it out or bring along a side dish to add to the pot luck. Acoustic musicians in the vicinity are welcome to come for the potluck and jam.  Please remember the state park Discover pass charge for day use folks, $10 a day per car, or the $30 yearly pass. 
*Note to DO cooks camping, Saturday morning we would like to do a Mantz-Powers Wandering Breakfast.  This is…anytime you awake,  if you feel like it…and if you are cooking outside… others may wander to your camp with an empty plate and coffee cup in hand to  sample your hot breakfast dish. You also wander…leaving your pot available. This was always a favorite…Thank you Paul M-P!
Questions about camping call 509-492-1555, questions about the  Dutch Oven & potluck call 509-492-6427. 

Kathy Caldwell and Nancy Burgess Obern grand champions at cook off

Pioneer Days cookoff grand championsKathy cookingMember Kathy Caldwell and assistant Nancy Burgess Obern participated in the Frontier Days Dutch Oven Cook-off at the Walla Walla fair, August 31, 2013.  The girls were thrilled that their team, called Goin’ Dutch won Grand Champion.  They also took home 2 people’s choice awards for dessert and main dish.  This Grand Champion win has qualified them to go to the International Dutch Oven Society, World  Championship Cook-off next March in Utah.   It’s a sure thing this fall will include some major brainstorming to see if they can plan a trip to Utah.  The categories and dishes cooked were; bread – Red Hot Buns, main-dish – Braised Short Ribs served with Creamy Polenta, dessert – Mama’s German Chocolate Cake. 

Congrats to team Goin’ Dutch from MCTAMA!

 FYI- Kathy is also a talented fiddler and participates in many club music activities.

Come Cook at our Dutch Oven Rendezvous June 8

Join us for our next Dutch Oven activity at the SBF & DOR June 8, Sat. dinner hour at the Dutch Oven potluck.  Share recipes with fellow cooks and sample each others victuals.  Members get discounted weekend passes at the gate or ahead of time at Kennewick Ranch & Home or on-line at our website. Folks with something cooked in a Dutch Oven and participating bands are invited to the potluck.

Had a great time at March 30 Dutch Oven Gathering


Thank you all for participating in the Spring DOG (Dutch oven Gathering) & Jam on March 30th.  I believe we helped Sacajawea Park put out the welcome mat for opening day!
About seven cooks participated, the members and jammers rounded out the meal with yummy side-dishes. It seems there was an unwritten memo that it was a Pork showcase day. We had two versions of pork tenderloin, pork roast with savory vegetables, pulled BBQ pork sandwiches and Ham. New member Fred cooked a southwestern chicken dish, and Marsha cooked a vintage ale bread recipe. Melissa made wonderful Mac& cheese. We were pleasantly surprised to have Doug return to the team of cooks.
All in all it was a grand day, and thank you all for attending. Wonderful food, music, friends, kids and dogs, exactly as it was meant to be!  Now who’s on deck for hosting the next DOG?


Three Rivers Cast Iron Cooks sincerely thank all who volunteered

 Three Rivers Cast Iron Cooks sincerely thank all who volunteered and participated in the Sacajawea Jackpot Cook-off and pot-luck at this past Junes festival.  You cooks were awesome!  Many of you worked hard throughout the long day getting those special recipes just right.  The anticipation of actually tasting all those scrumptious smells was tantalizing…but the waiting was so worth it when dinner time rolled around.


The winners of the Jackpot cook-off were Gary Burgess fromNewportWAto win the main-dish category with Cabin Chili, and Kathy Caldwell fromPascoWAwho won in two categories; desserts, Chocolate Stout Cake and side-dish, Stewed Apples.  Kathy had the overall vote receiving dish with her Chocolate Stout Cake and she happily took home the grand prize of $100.

Lovin’ Dutch Ovens Cookin’ Class


This class has been postponed until the fall – please check back for the next up-coming class with the City of Kennewick!

Learn how to cook with Dutch ovens from the Three Rivers Cast Iron Cookers. Whether your opportunity to use a Dutch Oven occurs in the back yard for a summer cookout, on a camping trip, or a river run, there are some easy to learn skills that will make your experiece a real sucess.  You will learn tips, tools and recipes  you’ll  need for your culinary success in cooking with Dutch ovens.  Come learn the history of Dutch oven cooking, hot to get started, easy and intermediate recipes, interactive class with handouts and tastings provided.  City of Kennewick Highland Grange Hall Saturday April 28th from 11 to about 2. Sign up at the City of Kennewick Recreation Services.




Starting the New Year out right cooking in Dutch Ovens

Started the New Year out right it was 42 degrees and sunny with no wind time to cook with the Dutch Ovens.  First pot is my version of scalloped potatoes with country gravy in a 12 inch oven, maple roasted baby carrots in an 8 inch oven and homemade chocolate cake with mint chocolate chips in a 10 inch deep.  Everything turned out great!

Dutch Oven Fall Dinner

Fall is upon us and I decided to cook this past weekend outside in Dutch Ovens.  In a 12 inch I fixed scalloped potatoes in the 10 inch acorn squash and molasses bread.  Also in a 12 inch oven a mint triple chocolate cake.   I fixed a ham on the egg smoker and a nice green salad and Sunday dinner was served!

Hosting a Dutch Oven Gathering

We are looking for members that would like to host a DOG (Dutch Oven Gathering) in the future.  It’s easy and fun- all that is needed is a place for people to set up their cook tables and cook!  It’s a wonderful few hours spent sharing good food, recipes, ideas and brainstorming.  Contact Liz Sapp at 460-0375 for more information.


Schedule of Upcoming Dutch Oven Events

Learn how to cook with Dutch ovens with the TRCIC and the City of Kennewick postponed until the fall

Dutch Oven Rendezvous at Sacajawea State Park in Pasco  June 8-10th 2012  –

Saturday June 9 10am – 1pm  Dutch Oven Satellite Demonstration Kitchens and noon to 1:30 seminar with Paul Mantz-Powers

Heritage Days Sept 28-29th

Oct  TBD- campout