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Total Fail: Lasagna in a Dutch Oven

Lasagna is not a difficult dish to make under the usual circumstances. Layer wide noodles with a rich tomato sauce redolent with garlic and hints of basil and oregano. Smooth ricotta cheese peeks out from each layer, accented with a tangy Parmesan cheese. What can go wrong? Try making lasagna in a Dutch oven and Continue Reading

Saying Goodbye to Rose and Kate

Rose, our Irish setter went to heaven May 9, 2018. Kate, our English springer spaniel joined her April 27, 2021, just two weeks ago. It’s rough losing a family member. They say “well, it’s just a dog.” No. And wrong. Rose was with us 15 1/2  years. Kate made it to 16 years and 9 Continue Reading

Review of Cholla Campground at Roosevelt Lake

Cholla Campground at Roosevelt Lake, AZ was one of my favorite campgrounds and could be again. The campground is located on Hwy 87 midway between the turnoff and Globe, about 15 to 20 minutes from the little town of Tonto Basin. Five loops with about 25 campsites each form the campground. Three loops are usually Continue Reading

The Silence of the Night in the Desert?

Not really. You’d think being miles out in the desert would be complete silence at night. No traffic. No music. Not heater or air conditioner. We usually camp in a tents only campground or loop so no generators from the RVs. Last night we were woken by two owls hooting to each other, I couldn’t Continue Reading

Baby It’s Cold Outside

Well it is for Arizona. In Phoenix, as well as Roosevelt Lake where we are, the low temps are supposed to be in the high 30’s. Keyword there is supposed to. Our thermometer registered 32 degrees and there was ice in the dog water bowl. How do we survive? His name is Little Buddy, a Continue Reading