Food Storage & Other Adventures in Motherhood

Dutch Oven Peach Cobbler and a Giveaway

by heather

Right now we are planning a extended family camping trip. Camping means cooking in a Dutch oven. :) And I thought I would share my favorite super easy dutch oven dessert recipe. I believed I learned this back at girl’s camp…awhile ago.

Dutch Oven Peach Cobbler
1 large (20 oz) can of peaches (don’t drain)
1  (12 oz) can of Sprite/ 7-Up/ Sierra Mist (just make sure it isn’t diet.)
1 box yellow cake mix
1/4 lb butter (1 stick)
1/2 tsp cinnamon

1. Prepare charcoals (10 for the bottom and 14 for the top). 2. Spray inside of dutch oven with non-stick cooking spray. 3. Dump peaches with juice into dutch oven. 4. Sprinkle cake mix over peaches. 5. Cut butter into small chunks and distribute over cake mix. 6. Pour lemon-lime carbonated beverage of choice over cake mix. Don’t stir! 7. Sprinkle with cinnamon. 8. Place lid over cake, cover with coals and allow to cook until cake is lightly browned on top and the sides pull away from oven (About 30-35 minutes) Test center with a toothpick. Cold leftovers make a great breakfast, if there are any.

And it’s giveaway time! This month’s giveaway is another $40 CSN gift certificate that you can use towards anything you please from one of their more than two hundred stores! Here’s how to enter: 1. You must follow SecretsofMom and leave a comment telling me how (RSS, blogger, etc). For additional entries you can 2. Share your favorite dutch oven recipe in a comment below. 3. Share a great camping tip that you have. 4. Follow me on twitter. 5. Follow me on Facebook. This giveaway is open until August 31st, 2010. The winner will be announced Sept 1st. The winner will be selected using a random number generator. Only open to residents of the US and Canada. Canadian residents must pay international shipping rates at CSN stores.

97 Responses to “Dutch Oven Peach Cobbler and a Giveaway”

  1. Domestic Diva says:

    I follow on gfc

  2. Domestic Diva says:

    My favorite dutch oven use: pork chops with onions and apples on top, slow roasted over low heat for several hours. Yum! (Sorry, I don't use recipes — just make it up as I go along).

  3. Domestic Diva says:

    A camping tip? Bring your dutch oven! Load it up and stick it in the fire to cook your food. It makes for a great dinner.

  4. meeyeehere says:

    Hey,please count me in.I follow you on blogger and I wish I had a dutch oven,that thing seems awesome!

  5. meeyeehere says:

    Here is my camping tip
    When it rains do not push on the tent as you are laying inside because it will leak even if it is water resistant!

  6. quitecontrary1977 says:

    camping tip. Bring tweezers. The ticks will always find you!

  7. SolDucky says:

    Oooh, peach cobbler sounds so good right now!

    I follow you on Google friend connect.

  8. SolDucky says:

    My favorite dutch oven recipe is the one for the 5 minute no knead bread. Great in a pinch when you need bread with dinner and don't want to run to the store. Plus it makes your house smell amazing!

  9. SolDucky says:

    Camping tip – save your lint from your dryer trap and use it as tinder to start your fire.

  10. SolDucky says:

    Friend requested you as sarah linette!

  11. DG says:

    I follow via gfc as DG :)


  12. DG says:

    great camping trick have a really great Swiss Army Knife on hand !!! :)


  13. Kelly says:

    I now follow you through Google friend connect. So happy to have found your blog! Thanks for the giveaway.
    reporterkc at hotmail [dot] com

  14. Kelly says:

    My favorite dutch oven recipe (I love, love camping)Apple crisp:
    6 apples
    2 tsp cinnamon
    2 tsp nutmeg
    3 cup quick oats
    1 cup flour
    2 cup brown sugar
    1 tsp baking powder
    2 tsp salt
    1 cup butter
    Slice apples. Mix apple slices, cinnamon, and nutmeg in a bowl. Mix oats, flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, and butter to make crust.
    Press half the crust mix into the bottom and sides of the dutch oven. Pour the apples onto the crust. Cover apples with the rest of the crust mix.
    Bake covered about 45 minutes at 350 degrees, until top crust is light brown and apples are tender.

    reporterkc at hotmail [dot] com

  15. Kelly says:

    My favorite camping tip is to always have WAY more matches and kindling than you think you're going to need. The rain always gets us!
    reporterkc at hotmail [dot] com

  16. Audrey @ Tight Wad in Utah says:

    I follow!

  17. Tabitha says:

    Follow via GFC

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  18. Tabitha says:

    Dutch Oven Potatoes
    1 lb bacon
    2 lbs onions
    5 lbs potatoes
    Salt & pepper

    Slice bacon into one inch squares and cook in hot oven. Add sliced onions to bacon. When onions are slightly soft, add sliced potatoes, peeled or not. Bake for about 30-40 minutes, stirring once (stirring too often will make potatoes mushy). Salt and pepper to taste and garnish with shredded cheddar cheese.

    savingtowardabetterlife at gmail dot com

  19. April says:

    i follow on gfc
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  20. April says:

    my favorite dutch oven recipe is beef stew- we love to brown the beef and throw lots of root veggies in and cook until tender!

  21. April says:

    my camping tip is to bring a clotesline to hang wet towels!

  22. April says:

    i added you on fb

  23. shirley says:

    I cook our first meal at home and bring with us when we go camping.

  24. shirley says:

    I have made apple and cherry cobbler this way the apple turned out better.(used can cherry and apple and 2cans sprit)

  25. Deb K says:

    I follow you you with GFC


  26. Laura says:

    I follow you with GFC.
    Thanks for the giveaway!


  27. chelsei says:

    I follow via GFC.
    Chelsei Ryan

  28. chelsei says:

    Camping Tip- Always Pack Matches, Toilet Paper, and Bug Spray.

  29. ape2016 says:

    I follow via GFC

  30. ape2016 says:

    favorite dutch oven recipe is cowboy chili with dumplings. I use chuck steak, cubed and ground beef, black beans, pink beans and chili seasoning. diced tomatoes, tomato paste and onions and garlic. I let it simmer for a couple hours then I use bisquick to make the dumplings, spooning them on top of the chili, cover and wait a few minutes and it is done.

  31. ape2016 says:

    camping tip- pack everything in individual bags or lidded containers and then pack those in a large lidded bin. No more rummaging, everything stays clean and dry.

  32. ape2016 says:

    I follow on twitter

  33. Anonymous says:

    I follow on GFC @desmoinesdealin scg00387 at yahoo dot com

  34. Anonymous says:

    I follow on twitter (although you should have the link on your homepage, I just had to guess and look around on Twitter!!) scg00387 at yahoo dot com

  35. Shelley says:

    I follow on gfc Thanks!

  36. Krissie says:

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  37. Krissie says:

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  38. Krissie says:

    I clicked on ther Facebook "like" button on your blog. I guess that means I follow you on Facebook? Just in case, I also requested to be your FB friend. (Kristine Peacock)
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  39. Krissie says:

    Pineapple Kielbasa
    2 lb. Kielbasa or smoked sausage, cut in 1" chunks
    2 lg. onions, cut in 3/4" wide strips
    3 lg. bell peppers, cut in 3/4" wide strips
    1 med can pineapple chunks in pineapple juice
    2 tbsp cooking oil
    Saute onions until they start to become clear. Add Kielbasa to onions and peppers. Add pineapple, including juice. Place lid on Dutch Oven. Cook at around 350 deg. for 35 min.
    CalifKitties (AT)

  40. Krissie says:

    A frisbee will add support to paper plates when the plate is placed inside the frisbee.

  41. Simply Crafty: Wood Creations says:

    I follow you via GFC


  42. Simply Crafty: Wood Creations says:

    Camping tip- take along some of your old extracts and use as a fire starter-sprinkle some on the firewood and it will help get it started and smells great too!

  43. Pixie says:

    I follow on gfc


  44. Pixie says:

    I follow on Twitter @PennyPixie


  45. Pixie says:

    I follow on fb as pennypinchingpixie


  46. Our Little Group says:

    I follow via GFC
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  47. Our Little Group says:

    Great camping tip: a friend told me to save all the sample shampoos that you get from the mail and use those while camping, I have tons so that is going to come in very handy!
    couponinggirl at gmail dot com

  48. Our Little Group says:

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  49. Yona says:

    Im following you as a Google Connect Friend. Email: yona(at)

  50. Yona says:

    Camping Tip: You can never have too many socks. a couple extra pair can be a lifesaver. Email: yona(at)

  51. Yona says:

    Im a Twitter friend (pricelessteam). Email: yona(at)

  52. Deb K says:

    Here is my favorite recipe~

    Breakfast Casserole

    1/4 cube butter
    8 slices of bread
    2 lb pre-cooked pork sausage
    1 lb cheddar cheese
    12 eggs
    1 qt milk
    1-1/2 tsp dry mustard
    1 tsp salt
    Line a 12" dutch oven with heavy duty aluminum foil. (optional)
    Spread butter all over the foil.
    Tear bread into pieces.
    Break sausage into pieces.
    Grate cheese.
    In a bowl, beat eggs, milk, dry mustard, and salt.
    Layer the bread, sausage, cheese, eggs into the D.O.
    Cover and cook at 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes.

    Check and cook another 10-15 minutes until cheese forms a light-brown crust on top of cooked eggs.

  53. Deb K says:

    My camping tip~Take along some dryer lint.

    Every good camper has some. Every good campfire needs some.

    Nothing works better at starting a campfire from scratch than some good old fashioned clothes dryer lint! It's better than twigs. Better than wood chips. Better than shreds of paper. It's the cheapest, quickest way to start a fire!


  54. Drew says:

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  55. Mom2anutball says:

    Google Friend Connect Follower! {mom2anutball}
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  56. Mom2anutball says:

    My camping tip is try out the bug repellent candles, they work amazing!

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  57. star84vu says:

    I follow you with google friend connect (Samantha Holcomb)

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  58. My name means Wisdom says:

    I follow on GFC

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  59. star84vu says:

    Crusty Peach Cobbler

    8 c Fresh peaches; sliced
    2 c Sugar
    2 To 4 tb all-purpose flour
    1/2 ts Ground nutmeg
    1 ts Vanilla extract
    1/3 c Butter or margarine
    Pastry for double-crust pie
    Vanilla ice cream
    Combine peaches, sugar, flour, and nutmeg in a Dutch oven; set aside until syrup forms. Bring peach mixture to a boil; reduce heat to low, and cook 10 minutes or until tender. Remove from heat; add vanilla and butter, stirring until butter melts. Roll half of pastry to 1/8-inch thickness on a lightly floured surface; cut into an 8-inch square. Spoon half of peaches into a lightly buttered 8-inch square pan; top with pastry square. Bake at 475 degrees for 12 minutes or until lightly browned. Spoon remaining peaches over baked pastry square. Roll remaining pastry to 1/8-inch thickness, and cut into 1-inch strips; arrange in lattice design over peaches. Bake an additional 15 to 18 minutes or until browned. Spoon into serving bowls, and top each with a scoop of ice cream. Yield: 8 servings.

  60. My name means Wisdom says:

    The next time you go camping bring extra trashbags with you that you can carry when you go hiking or to the lake. Might end up saving an animal or to by removing trash.

  61. star84vu says:

    Camping tip- Check the weather before you go so you can pack the appropriate clothing!

  62. 2kidsand8cats says:

    I am a follower through Google friend
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  63. peachykeen817 says:

    I follow you on blogger.
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  64. katychick says:

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  65. katychick says:

    camping tip- make sure you bring tennie shoes and off for bugs
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  66. Almost Crazy Coupon Lady says:

    I follow you on GFC (cassie Dow)


    I'd be happy to follow you via twitter and FB if you had any links to follow.
    Please share so that we can follow for more entries.

  67. Amy says:

    I follow your blog via GFC!

  68. Amy says:

    I follow you on facebook, I think. I pressed the "like" on facebook button.

  69. Heather says:

    Ok, sorry guys that I am somewhat technologically challenged. My facebook handle is Heather SecretsofMom and my twitter is SecretsofMom. I've been trying to put a button on my blog /s another feed, but no luck today. I'll try to get this remedied to make following easier for you guys.

  70. Amy says:

    camping tip: an old rolled-up memory foam mattress topper makes a great sleeping pad. Just cut to size.

  71. Amy says:

    I follow you on twitter.
    Heather there are twitter buttons that you can get on twitter. You just copy and paste the HTML into a html widget into your blog.

  72. Baby Mama says:

    Follow via GFC sarah_roxy_21

  73. Baby Mama says:

    My camping tip is to always take lots of paper towels. You never know when you are going to need them!

  74. Anonymous says:

    follow via GFC (onecrypticmama)
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  75. Anonymous says:

    my camping trip- pack a bottle of dish soap in a zipper bag- you'll always find a use for the soap, but will not be happy if it explodes on all your camping stuff & it's not contained in a bag
    onecrypticmama AT yahoo DOT com

  76. lmurley2000 says:

    like on facebook-lmurley2000

  77. Anonymous says:

    follow you on twitter (@crypticmama). Hehe- I did some searching through your blog for your twitter handle and then after I found it, saw your comment here 😉
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  78. Katy and Wes says:

    follow gfc

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  79. Katy and Wes says:

    Last year we did rolls in the dutch oven and they turned out so great! You just take Rhodes rolls and let them thaw. Before they raise roll them out in a snake and dip them in butter and parmesan cheese. Then you wind them around end to end in the bottom of the dutch oven and let them raise. Then you cook them. They are so yummy and easy to make!

    katrinasouthwick at gmail dot com

  80. Katy and Wes says:

    like on fb

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  81. Katy and Wes says:

    One camping tip I have is take baby wipes. They work great to clean up any thing or any one!

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  82. Jes says:

    Follow you via Google Friend Connect

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  83. Jes says:

    Camping tip: use an old towel as a door mat for wiping off feet before entering the tent.

    jswaks at gmail dot com

  84. Jes says:

    Prep Time: 15 minutes
    Total Time: 1 hour, 45 minutes
    Servings: 4-6

    1 whole chicken, cut up
    1 cup flour
    salt and pepper, to taste
    1 teaspoon rosemary
    1 teaspoon thyme
    1 teaspoon poultry seasoning
    1/4 cup oil
    1 can condensed soup, celery or mushroom

    Cut up chicken into breasts, legs, thighs, wings and the back. Use the gizzards also. Mix flour with the spices, salt and pepper. Heat oil in Dutch oven. Coat chicken with flour mixture and fry in oil until slightly browned. Drain the leftover oil from the Dutch oven. Arrange all the chicken in the Dutch oven with largest pieces near the bottom and side. Cover with the can of condensed soup of your choice. Cover with lid and simmer over low heat for about one hour. If using hot coals, ensure that there are enough to keep the Dutch oven hot. When done remove chicken from the Dutch oven and use some of the leftover juices for a gravy.

    (not my own original recipe!)

    jswaks at gmail dot com

  85. Julie says:

    follow thru GFC:)

  86. Julie says:

    Black Beans and Rice

    16 oz (1) pkg dried black beans;
    1 md Size green pepper; chopped
    1/4 c Onion; divided chopped
    2 1/2 c Qts water; divided
    2 cl Garlic; minced
    1/2 ts Dried whole oregano;
    1/4 ts Ground cumin;
    3 tb Vinegar;
    1 ts Salt;
    3 c Rice; cooked hot cooked without salt/fat

    Sort and wash beans. Combine beans, green pepper, and 2 tb onion in a large Dutch Oven. Cover with 6 cups of water, and soak overnight. Add remaining 4 cups water to Dutch oven; cover and bring to a boil. Reduce heat, and simmer 2 1/2 hrs or until beans are tender. Combine remaining 2 tb onion, garlic, oregano, and cumin in a small bowl; mash mixture, using a fork. Stir in vinegar. Add vinegar mixture and salt to beans. Simmer, uncovered, an additional 20 minutes. Serve over hot cooked rice.

  87. tristatecruisers says:

    follow via GFC :)

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  88. tristatecruisers says:

    3 Minute Pizza Recipe
    1 pkg. pita bread
    1 can spaghetti sauce
    1 cup grated mozzarella cheese
    1 pkg. sliced pepperoni
    Any other toppings as desired
    Cut pita in half and spoon spaghetti sauce into pocket spreading evenly. Add mozzarella and pepperoni and any other "toppings" you wish.
    Wrap in heavy duty foil and place in coals. Cook for 1 1/2 minutes on each side. (You just want it to get warm and to melt the cheese. For really hot coals this is plenty of time.)

    tristatecruisers at yahoo dot com

  89. tristatecruisers says:

    Great camping tip–put up a tent back away from the wooded area and lake beds if possible cause when night falls–in comes to bugs and mosquitos–learned that the hard way :)

    tristatecruisers at yahoo dot com

  90. tristatecruisers says:

    like on FB :)

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  91. nirra says:

    Following you via GFC

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  92. Heather Ransom says:

    I follow you via GFC

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