Outdoor Cooking Magic provides tips, ideas, and outdoor cooking recipes. We include tips and ideas for cooking over open fires, using charcoal, dutch ovens, foil, and a whole lot more. Outdoor cooking is not difficult. It just takes time and a little cooking magic. But it is well worth the effort. Nothing tastes better than food cooked outdoors!
With modern technology, outdoor cooking is slowly becoming a lost art. Many make do with packaged foods that took little effort to prepare. They have no experience with cooking over a fire, or even with cooking on a grill. Our pioneer ancestors depended on their ability to cook over coals, whether at home, or while traveling. While we don't have to be as primitive as our ancestors did, cooking in the outdoors is a great hobby, a good skill to have, and lots of fun.
Using a variety of methods, you can cook almost anything outdoors that you can cook inside. Breads, meats, vegetables, main dishes, side dishes, and desserts can all be cooked outside and taste considerably better than when cooked inside. There is something special about cooking outside that makes everything taste better. Methods include using foil, cooking on a grill, using reflector ovens, dutch ovens, and solar ovens, and cooking directly on the coals.
While you can adapt almost any recipe to cook outdoors, you'll find a variety of outdoor cooking recipes here that will work great. Send us your favorites and we'll be happy to include them, and give you credit. If you have tips or articles to share, we welcome those. Please check out all the areas of our site and let us know if you have suggestions are areas of interest that we have not covered. If you have a link you would like to share with us, please let us know as well.