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Iron Cooker updates – March 26 2011

March 26th, 2011 by ironcooker

Iron Cooker Newsletter

We have taken some heat the last couple weeks about our recipes we have sent in to
all of you.  To be honest it’s no big surprise when someone sends anti fan mail.
Our recipes will continue to be published both on this newsletter & in our blog.
Someone took great lengths to point out her recipe that was posted on the internet
for everyone in the world to see was her personal property that she had the copy write

Also nobody could copy or use it on their site. Call it open game when you leave your
news story lying on the sidewalk for another reporter to grab. That is why this newsletter is going out late.To many things going on all at one time
is a good thing when you’re selling things. Our camping season is upon us after many long
winter nights thinking about campfires, cooking hotdogs & relaxing along a lakeshore
at your favorite campground. 

12 inch cast iron skilletThis week we have added two new cast iron fry pans to our website.
Several enamel round & oval Dutch ovens. Check our new coffee grinder,
it is a great looking functional grinder with looks of an old time coffee
for every settings from drip to espresso.

Do not forget we still have a few cast Iron bird baths in stock at discount prices
with low shipping rates on this item too.
As always, we are bringing our lowest rates to our customers reading this newsletter.

It’s tradition of posting this recipe for all of you. I hope you enjoy this as much a
I have sending it to you.




1 cup seasoned rice vinegar 4 cloves garlic, chopped

1 cup orange juice 2 t. olive oil

1/2 cup maple syrup Salt and pepper

1/2 cup water 1 t. crushed red pepper

2 T. finely chopped ginger 3-5 lbs pork loin back ribs

2 T. finely chopped cilantro 1 T. cornstarch

Combine vinegar, orange juice, maple syrup, water, ginger, cilantro, garlic olive oil, 1 t. black pepper, and red pepper in a

medium bowl. Reserve 1 cup of marinade. Place ribs in a shallow glass dish or large plastic bag. Pour remaining marinade over

ribs, cover or close. Marinate in refrigerator or cooler for 4-24 hours.

To make glaze: Place reserved cup of marinade in a small saucepan; whisk in cornstarch. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly; set


Remove ribs from marinade and discard marinade. Grill ribs on a covered grill over medium coals about 8-12 minutes, turning

and rearranging frequently. Brush ribs with glaze the last few minutes of cooking. Remove from grill and baste again with glaze

(4-6 servings)




Until next week.  Thanks from all of us at Iron Cooker.



Once again, Thank you everyone  , check us out at  wilderness outdoors

or go to  our web store at Iron










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Iron Cookware Recipes – Mexican Cornbread

March 21st, 2011 by ironcooker

Mexican Cornbread

A favorite of all campers is cornbread with a big slab of real butter.
All of us have bought a box of cornbread that’s premixed on the store
shelf.  But once you have tasted these recipes made from scratch you
will wonder why you ever did. I was going to post another recipe to share
here, but I came across this Mexican Cornbread recipe with several
additional types with it. I knew my readers would want all the information
I have found on this, with quick links to other Mexican cornbread recipes,
variations on ingredients & several directions.  This site even provides history
of Mexican cornbread.  Talk about a good thing to be stirring up in your
iron cookware. Why not make some good old cornbread for dinner?
There are also included, quick & easy dinner recipes. Everything from
chili to lasagna is included on this web page. Iron cookware is not just for
so dig out your Iron cookware this afternoon & enjoy
some of these iron cookware recipes for you & your family.Mexican Cornbread
Take down that big camping pan off the shelf to make
some of the best cornbread you’re ever going to taste.
These recipes are available for you to copy and print.
That’s right they are yours to have too!

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Ironcooker Updates – 3152011 Newsletter

March 15th, 2011 by ironcooker

Chef Iron Cooker is at it again.

I just lit the fire in the pit & will be cooking up some brats with hamburgers for everyone.

We have a big mess of onions cooking with mushrooms & for those of you that prefer pork; we have some baby back ribs on the back grill too.  Going to be one heck of a cookout tonight!

We bought some new Dutch ovens at a bargain price to bring sales to you. We have Orange, Yellow, White, Burgundy, Black & Green 4 quart round Dutch ovens with enamel black inside at a bargain price of 30 dollars.

Also a white enamel 10 inch skillet sale priced at


We are grateful for all the sales that you have brought

to us so we are giving these sale items at bargain prices.

It is near time to be getting them boat trailer bearings ready for spring because it won’t be long before we are back out on our favorite lake looking for those pan fish or Northern Pike that like to hide as best they can.

For you fishing friends of mine that i know are reading this newsletter I have found a great selection of Fishing Fillet Knives. Something an outdoors person never gets tired of shopping for. Check out the selection on all the fishing & hunting knives they have to offer at great prices. Tell them Chef Iron Cooker sent you!

We are getting our camping cookware loaded back on

our shelves  for our shoppers too.  We will be adding several things in the next few weeks for our shoppers,

Biggest sales are with our enamel cast iron & our cast iron food choppers, coffee grinders & juicers.

Now for a great recipe that’s cooking on the grill tonight.

Cajun Burgers

This burger recipe is filled with delicious flavor. Not only do the patties have a Cajun flare, but there is also a mild spiced barbecue sauce to accompany it.

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 20 minutes

Yield: Makes 4 1/4-pound burgers


* 1 pound ground beef

* 1/4 cup barbecue sauce

* 1 egg

* 3 green onions, chopped

* 3 tablespoons dry bread crumbs

* 1 tablespoon Cajun seasoning

* 1 tablespoon prepared mustard

* 1 teaspoon Cajun seasoning

* 4 slices Cheddar cheese


Preheat grill for high heat. Mix ground beef, egg, bread crumbs, green onions, mustard, and 1 tablespoon Cajun Seasoning in large bowl. Form mixture into 4 patties. In a small bowl, combine 1 teaspoon Cajun seasoning into barbecue sauce. Lightly oil your grill and cook patties for 5 minute per side, or to desired doneness. At the end of cooking, place cheese on patties and serve over burgers topped with seasoned barbecue sauce

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Thanks from all of us at Iron Cooker.

Once again, thank you everyone, check us out at wilderness outdoors

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Fishing – Northern Pike Fishing

March 12th, 2011 by ironcooker

Some call them the alligator of the north

Northern Pike waiting for bait With their big mouth full of teeth attacking every species of fish in a lake for lunch, they are one of the most aggressive and elusive fish that we have gone after. There isn’t any wonder why anglers go after this great fish in our many lakes in northern Michigan.

With the trek across the great Mackinaw Bridge there is an abundance of lakes that are known for large Northern Pike. But don’t think it’s an easy thing going after these monsters, as any native fisherman knows that they got that way by being the elusive fish they are. Usually they have been caught once or twice then got away to live another day.Northern Pike

Something that always sets an old fisherman back in the boat seat is watching the look of a new fisherman when they hook into one of these monsters, with light tackle having to play the fish for most of an hour to get them into the boat. With that big mouth full of teeth & power to pull the boat around makes it  as exciting as anything you can imagine.

There are some things that are an absolute must  have. These fish are great to eat, one of the tastiest fish you can put in your frying pan. So to start things off, you’re going to need a big cast iron skillet to cook your catch in. Either a seasoned pan or one of the nice enamel coated cast iron cookware skillets a lot of people prefer.

Second thing you’re going to need is a good quality knife to clean your fish with. I like all fisherman, have a preferred knife that I’m pretty partial to. I’m going to share a site that I think has some of the best quality fishing & hunting knives available at  great prices.

Go to steel hunting knifes for great quality.

There is a third thing you’re going to need to go on this great fishing trip. That would be a great love for the outdoors while having a good attitude knowing all days on that lake are not going to have you coming home with fish. As long as you like fishing, that is what it’s all about. Catching is just a nice bonus that comes along with time spent in the outdoors.

Do not forget the most important part.  To share this fishing trip with a great fishing partner. That special person that won’t tell where you went even if they threaten to cut off their left hand. Not really!

I have my fishing buddy that makes every trip special. From the trip to the lake with old stories of past experiences, to that time being stuck in the mud. There is nothing better than having that special friend along that knows what & where you go on this trip is something special that only you share. Only true sportsmen & women know that feeling.

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Iron Cooker updates – March 8th Newsletter

March 9th, 2011 by ironcooker

Iron Cooker newsletter  march 8 2011

Welcome to all of our new subscribers. There are many of you this week.BBQ Chef Iron Cooker

For new members that have joined this week, you have either ordered from us or subscribed to our website.
Or you may have signed to the newsletter in our blog.

What ever way you got here we want to wish you a big welcome.

What this newsletter is about is letting everyone know of new product offers & sales.
We include a recipe in every newsletter for our readers & encourage comments to be written on our blog.

Every week we are adding new items , this week we brought back some sale items.

3 Piece Skillet set from Ironcooker Our universal three piece cast iron fry pan set  has been an excellent seller. We have bottomed out the price for this sale item of the month.

Another big selling item we have has been a 4 1/4 qt orange enamel round dutch oven that is sale priced at $39.95

our cast iron 4 quart round dutch oven is marked down to $17.50. Also we have dropped the price on our Preseason-ed Cast Iron Chicken Fryer With Lid to $25.50

you wont find better prices & if you do, come back & show us.  We will match or beat what you find if we can.

As long as it is the same quality as our products you won’t find a better deal or better customer service.

The snow is hanging on but us campers have an event that is sure to cure that problem.  Anyone that has been in the northern states long enough has been to a snowman burning. We will get rid of that white stuff one way or another. LOL

Its camping season, come on now for goodness sakes.
With that said, We are bringing on some new products in the next few month. One of them is going to be a new
camping tripod.  We had one last summer but we are bringing a new product you will enjoy having.

Watch for the new camping & bbq products we will be adding soon.

I was asked for a simple stir fry recipe this week & I think you will enjoy.

Stir Fry Chicken


* 2 cups dried Chinese egg noodles or 4 oz fine egg noodles
* 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
* 1/3 cup bottled stir fry sauce
* 1 cup snow pea pods or fresh sugar snap peas, tips and stems removed and cut up
* 1 medium red sweet pepper, cut into bite sized strips
* 2 teaspoons peanut oil or cooking oil
* 5 ounces cooked chicken breast, cut into strips
* 2 tablespoons coarsely chopped cashews, peanuts or toasted sliced almonds


Cook noodles according to package directions then drain and set aside. Stir ginger into stir fry sauce and set aside. In a large skillet, cook and stir peas and sweet pepper in hot oil over medium high heat for 3-5 minutes, or until crisp tender. Add cooked noodles, chicken, stir fry sauce and cashews then heat through.

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Until next week.  Thanks from all of us at Iron Cooker.

Once again, Thank you everyone  , check us out at  wilderness outdoors

or go to  our web store at


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Family Camping – Cabin Fever

March 4th, 2011 by ironcooker

Case of cabin fever

Serious Cabin FeverThere was a serious gleam in her eyes when the words camper came out of his mouth. With a straight face and a hard look he mentioned we need to pack things for camping. There is a serious case of cabin fever going on this time of year & we have discovered some great places close to home to cure the problem. Indoor camping this time of year is a great idea for cabin fever cure at this spring break refuge at Kalahari resort. Start with a great water park that will raise your excitement even on those cold winter days. If it’s mini golf you like, they have that for you too & a great fitness center. This refuge is loaded with many family activities for spring break & Easter specials. Of course what honest camper would take off thinking of spring without the camper?

That gleam was in her eye and that look on his face as they loaded all the gear in that old motor home. They can call it whatever they want, but we are going camping after all. Funny thing about a cabin fever is that you never really admit it until it’s here & set in. It’s been a long winter in this old house thinking about our Dutch oven recipes we will be cooking this summer. Those good old burnt hot dogs and marshmallows cooked over the fire put a smile on everyone’s face. While packing the trekking poles we stopped to think back on that trip last summer to an adventure we will never forget. So is it any wonder that we would be taking the camper to stay in this trip too? After all it just wouldn’t be camping without the gear we always take along.lonely Cabin Fever

We have that old motor home packed with all of our memories & will be heading down the road to that spring break retreat. We hope to see all you there; we will be the ones with the hot dogs and marshmallows!

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Iron Cooker updates – March 26 2011

Saturday March 26th, 2011 in Iron Cooker Updates | 16 Comments »

Iron Cookware Recipes – Mexican Cornbread

Monday March 21st, 2011 in Iron Cookware Recipes | 35 Comments »

Ironcooker Updates – 3152011 Newsletter

Tuesday March 15th, 2011 in Iron Cooker Updates | 8 Comments »

Fishing – Northern Pike Fishing

Saturday March 12th, 2011 in Hunting & Fishing Life | 10 Comments »

Iron Cooker updates – March 8th Newsletter

Wednesday March 9th, 2011 in Iron Cooker Updates | 1 Comment »

Family Camping – Cabin Fever

Friday March 4th, 2011 in Family Camping | 6 Comments »

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