Living the Cabin Life

Now that you've found and built your perfect cabin, it's time to reap the benefits of cabin life. Enjoy outdoor recreation like hiking and boating, learn about the nature that resides around your property, and prepare for hosting large families and guests so you're stress-free.

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Triple Berry Cobbler
This triple berry cobbler recipe is the perfect summer dessert.
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Grilled Brie Croutons
The perfect side to any dish, but these grilled brie croutons pair perfectly with salad and chicken.
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Poppy Seed Buns
Finish off your classic Chicago hot dog with a homemade poppy seed bun.
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Neon Relish Recipe
Create the classic look of the Chicago hot dog with this neon relish.
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Bahn Mi Burger Recipe
Don’t turn the page on this Vietnamese classic! It’s one unique burger that’s packed with French influence and Asian flavors.
Peach & Raspberry Cobbler
Peach & Raspberry Cobbler
There’s nothing real complicated about cobbler—it’s just juicy fruit filling under buttery crisp topping. But sometimes it’s th...
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Chicago Hot Dog Recipe
In a dog’s world (hot dog, that is), Chicago’s has to be the most decorated and distinguished of them all—it’s truly spectacular.
Ruby Red Grapefruit with Lime Glaze
Ruby Red Grapefruit with Lime Glaze
This refreshing dessert is a tasty and healthy alternative.
Chicken Burgers
Chicken Burgers
Suffering from chicken breast sandwich “over exposure”? Here’s an open-faced alternative with a surprise—plenty of flavor!
Baby BLT Burgers
Baby BLT Burgers
Forget the "bigger is better" burger mentality. With these high-impact baby burgers, the new perspective is "the more the merri...
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Pineapple-Scallion Salad Recipe
For your next chili dog dinner, add this pineapple-scallion salad as a side for a well-rounded meal.
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Onion Slaw Recipe
The perfect compliment to a chili dog is this onion slaw.
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Saucy Beef Chili
The key to a perfect chili dog? This saucy beef chili.
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Chili Dog Recipe
In my book, if there’s one hot dog that epitomizes greatness, it’s a chili dog. This is the granddaddy of them all.
4 Tips to Building the Perfect Burger + Hot Dog
4 Tips to Building the Perfect Burger + Hot Dog
It’s easy to take hot dogs and hamburgers for granted. After all, they’re everywhere: at fast food joints, picnics, ballparks...
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Summer Reading List: 10 Suspensful Books for the Cabin
Looking for a little thrill and suspense this summer? Read these books about adventure, the wilderness and finding yourself in ...
Why Sitka, Alaska is the Perfect Place to Build a Seaside Cabin
Why Sitka, Alaska is the Perfect Place to Build a Seaside Cabin
Read on to find out why Sitka, Alaska is the perfect place to build your rugged, seaside cabin along its stunning shoreline.
How to Stain a Patio
How to Stain a Patio
Want to turn your plain patio into an inviting outdoor oasis? All you need is one weekend and an easy-to-use concrete staining ...
Campfire Stories: 4 Steps to Safely Build a Campfire
4 Steps to Safely Building a Campfire
Whether you’re a hardened survivalist, an experienced camper, or just enjoy spending time outdoors, anyone can appreciate the b...
Pecan Praline Bundt with a Caramel Glaze
Pecan Praline Bundt with a Caramel Glaze
This decadent bundt cake is sure to please any guest at the cabin.