Iron Cooker Updates – Jan. 29 2012 Newsletter

Iron cooker newsletter Jan. 29 2012


We have been changing a lot of things here at Iron Cooker.
You have been writing in asking for things that we haven’t had
listed & we have searched looking for special items to add to our store.
It is input like that from our newsletter members that mean so much to us.
You have been asking for more campfire related items & we have a couple
items to show you that we have added lately that are selling well right away.
We found these items at a discount price that we are able to pass along to our
customers at a price below most other retailers.

First featuring a metal fire ring

Campfire Ringblack in color with wild animal cutout designs.
Portable  from campsite to backyard.
Heavy construction.

Another item that we are happy to have added to our collection is this enclosed campfire
pit that is constructed of heavy gage steel with a screened top for a safe campfire where
restrictions do not allow open it fire burning,Fire pit
We do have a smaller version that measures 21 inches across & 17 inches high that would
retail for 5 dollars less. This item is not on our website but if it is something you are
interested in we will have it listed in a few days. Or you can call for request on any item
you would like to see if we have in stock.

Today we are looking into traveling adventures. Iron Cooker is going to be traveling to
different places this spring to set up & show various items we have. We hope to see
some of you this spring & summer on our adventures. It is always fun to talk to fellow
campers about their outdoor family adventures. With winter in full swing this is a time
when most of us start wishing we was outside fishing or sitting around a campfire with
our friends again. I for one have that feeling every time that I walk past my Dutch Ovens
& cast iron skillets hanging in my garage waiting for our first campfire cookout.
A new tripod still in its box is sitting in a corner; fire grates & a new campfire grill
are all waiting for spring in my garage.  I do love my old cookware but there is something
about a new tripod & a few new items to try out every year that I cannot resist.

All this talking about cooking has been making me hungry, so we will stop here to post
a recipe that we have found for you.


Dutch Oven Ham and Scalloped Potatoes
by Kathy Jacobs

From scratch Ham and Scalloped Potatoes – Well worth the effort!


  • 3 cups sliced potatoes
  • 2 cups cubed ham
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 cups shredded cheese
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Preparation Steps

  • Layer potato slices and ham in liner pan. Cover with milk. Sprinkle with salt and pepper (if desired).
  • Place liner pan in prepared Dutch Oven. Cook for 30 minutes at 325 to 350 degrees. When done, potato slices should be fork tender.
  • Layer shredded cheese on top of potatoes. Leave airspace for cheese to expand into as it melts. Cover and place on heat for at least 5 to 10 minutes to melt cheese. Serve warm.

Recipe Notes

Don’t overload the liner pan. The potatoes and ham should move around some, not be one solid mass. If they are too tightly packed, the dish will take much longer to cook.