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There’s nothing like sharing a home-cooked meal at the cabin together. These cookbooks are our favorites for cabin-inspired, memorable recipes. From authentic pioneer recipes to cast iron and campfire meals, these cookbooks are must-haves for your cabin kitchen:
This cookbook is truly one of a kind! It contains recipes that date back to the 1700s and were made by the first pioneers. You’ll recognize many recipes in this cookbook (things like apple dumplings, potato soup and cornbread), but others will pique your curiosity like miracle cobbler, fairy cookies and blackberry wine, just to name a few.
Not only does this cookbook have recipes for each meal, it’s filled with the history and lore behind them. Learning about how the pioneers lived gives a sense of appreciation for each recipe and makes cooking them a fun experience.
One quick flip through this cookbook will have you drooling and dreaming of what to make next! The book boasts 100 recipes designed to be cooked at your cabin or over a campfire. There are recipes for grilling, foil cooking, cast iron cooking, dutch ovens and more. Plus–all of the recipes are full of hearty, comforting flavors that we crave at the cabin.
If you’re looking to experiment more with your cooking, this book is a good bet as it provides helpful tips for different cooking methods. Particularly helpful is the in-depth explanation of how to cook with open fire.
(This is the Sizzlin’ Skillet Breakfast from Dutch Oven & Cast Iron Cooking) This is a go-to cookbook with 125+ recipes for every occasion. It’s the book that you’ll want to reference again and again when you can’t think of what to cook! These recipes are the epitome of dutch oven and cast iron cooking. This cookbook includes breakfasts, breads, main dishes and side dishes. Its recipes are craveworthy creations like cider beef stew, fireside sloppy joes, and berry crumble. And if you aren’t the most experienced with cast iron or dutch oven cooking — not to fear! This cookbook also has full guides for how to care for and use your equipment with a stovetop, oven, campfire and grill.
Megan lives with her husband and son in an 800-square-foot log cabin in Jackson Hole, WY. In search of a simpler pace of life, Megan and her husband took a leap of faith to pursue their own cabin dreams: they quit their jobs, sold what they own, and moved across the country from downtown Austin, TX to their mountainside cabin in Jackson Hole, WY.
Megan runs her blog The Cabin Diary (www.thecabindiary.com), and can be found sharing day-to-day cabin life through social media (@thecabindiary).