In today’s world where time has become so precious, you may be happy to find out you don’t have to load up the family and head for the hills when you get the urge to commune with Mother Nature. In fact, you only need to look as far as your backyard or patio for a rewarding outdoor experience.

Join Dian as she demonstrates how to take ordinary household items such as the ironing board, wheelbarrow, and flowerpots and turn them into innovative and fun outdoor accessories for your next party or barbecue.

Improvised Grills… Create Your Own Grill for Great Fun

2023-05-10T20:34:04+00:00November 14th, 2022|Backyard, Delicious Food, Family Fun, Lunch|

A few weeks ago, I got a call to give a presentation on preparedness. My approach was not to focus on preparing for a rainy day, but to get out and have a great time learning outdoor cooking and camping skills. Then when the rainy [...]

Meatloaf in Onion and Banana Boat Easy to Make on Campout or Backyard

2023-03-28T17:47:21+00:00July 28th, 2020|Backyard, Camping, Delicious Food|

It's that time of year when meals outside taste a lot better than those prepared inside. For family it is great to at least get out in the backyard on family night and let all the family try their skills at cooking an outdoor meal. [...]

Getting Wrapped Up in Aluminum Foil Cooking

2022-12-19T21:57:21+00:00July 28th, 2020|Backyard, Camping, Delicious Food, Desserts|

Over the years, I've been accused of owning an aluminum foil company because I often use and recommend foil for outdoor cooking. Foil assists with easy food storage, preparation, cooking — and even easier cleanup. One advantage of foil cooking is that each dinner guest, [...]


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