What can I say about me? My name is Toni and I'm a crazy lady! Back in 2010 I decided that the proper way to learn to use a dutch oven was to cook with them for 365 days in a row and share it with the world. What was I thinking you ask? I was thinking it would be intimidating, but easy. Boy was I wrong! It was difficult, insane, nerve-wracking and totally rewarding! One of the best experiences of my life.
As a mom of 7 fabulous children I really felt a need to keep learning, but with so many little people at home going back to school was impossible. I decided to combine mastering a skill with something I already did anyway--cooking dinner. Add to that the 3 ancient dutch ovens I had rotting away in my basement and Dutch Oven Madness was born.
Now more than two years and hundreds of recipes later I can cook just about anything in my old black pots. I hope my dutch oven adventure will inspire or encourage the novice black pot chef to learn more and the experienced dutch oven cook to try new things. Everything you need to know is right here in one place so heat up those coals and get cooking!