• RV Travel

    Camping at KOA in Travelers Rest, South Carolina

    Taking the camper to the mountains Last fall, when my husband discussed relocating to South Carolina, I was apprehensive but excited.  I knew the process of packing our belongings, moving and getting into a new house was going to be an ordeal.  I did not realize we would be living in our 5th wheel camper for several months.  Nevertheless, Doug found a beautiful, quaint campground just north of Travelers Rest that was very comfortable. My Camper Kitchen Cooking meals in the camper for several months was a challenge, especially because I was a rookie at cooking in a convection/microwave oven. What kind of dishes can I use? Can I put…

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    Equipment,  RV Travel

    Using a Camper Microwave-Convection Oven

    Installed frequently in recreational vehicles, a microwave-convection oven is self-explanatory, a combination of a regular convection oven with a microwave.  Users are able to use the quick interior cooking of microwaves combined with the surface browning of hot air.  What is a convection oven? Convection cooking allows for the interior cooking of a traditional oven, just hotter and faster. Convection oven technology uses a fan to force air movement and heat up the full interior of the microwave to cook food from the inside out. That’s why you can use convection microwaves to bake and roast things that would otherwise be cooked too quickly (and not thoroughly) with just a…

  • Smokin J's Barbeque rig
    Competitions,  Event Summary,  RV Travel

    Towns Bluff Campground Barbecue Festival

    Enjoyed a beautiful weekend at Towns Bluff Campground and Heritage Center in Hazlehurst, Georgia. Mother nature was wonderful to 28 GBA professional cook teams as they battled it out for the best in pork loin, pulled pork, and pork ribs. The RV park/campground is a comfortable location for the teams, large enough to accommodate cooking rigs but intimate enough to enjoy fellowship among competitors. I give thanks for all the friendships we (Smokin J’s Barbeque) have acquired through the Georgia Barbecue Association. Comfort at Towns Bluff RV Park On the Altamaha River and the Bullard Creek Wildlife Management Area, the Heritage Center has a small wildlife museum representing native animals…

  • RV Travel

    Living in a Camper While Relocating

    My husband and I will be relocating to South Carolina, just outside of Greenville. Meanwhile, we are living out of our barbecue competition trailer.  My kitchen is tiny. In such a small space, it has been difficult to plan meals. I have 3 burners and my pans are too large to use multiple burners simultaneously, making spaghetti proved to be a challenge. My crock pot will become my best friend. Tonight, it is my husband’s chili recipe. He has won several competitions with this exact recipe. The chili has CANNED beans – LOTS of CANNED beans – we feel good chili has to have beans, despite many competitions’ rules. Usually…

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