Four Chonky Bear Trail Cam Videos

Chonky Bears Collage Art by Debra Roinestad (c) The Comfy Cabin, 2022
Chonky Bear on Trail Cam (c) The Comfy Cabin, 2022

Cha-cha-chunk…there’s a whole lot of chonky bears going around. Their tummies are filled with many goodies as they sneak around looking for something yummy to eat, or they just simply feast on ants and bugs on days when they are feeling lazy. 

Enjoy the trail cam, friends!

Debra & Kurt

European brown bear, Ursus arctos arctos (1596–1610) by Anselmus BoΓ«tius de Boodt
Illustration- Artist Unknown

5 Unique Wildlife Trail Cam Videos

Collage art by Debra Roinestad (c) The Comfy Cabin, 2022

Hey Friends, 

Wow, there was a lot of activity on the trail camera this month! Here’s a unique assortment of wildlife that our trail camera captured. It seems that mid to late November was the busiest yet. On the trail cam, you will see a one-horn buck, a wild sow and much more! Plus, the bears have not gone to sleep and are still looking for food. 


Debra & Kurt

Columbian Black-tailed Deer (Cervus Richardsonii) from the viviparous quadrupeds of North America (1845) Illustrated by John Woodhouse Audubon (1812-1862). Original from The New York Public Library.
Brown Bear (Ursus Arctos) illustrated by Charles Dessalines D’ Orbigny (1806-1876)
Wild Boar, Collared Peccary, Chinese Sow, Capibara, and Babyroussa. A History of the Earth and Animated Nature (1820) by Oliver Goldsmith (1730-1774)

10 Delightful Deer On Trail Cam Videos

Hello Friends,

The deer in South Carolina are enjoying the nightlife in the woods. We can hear the rustling leaves as they walk past the cabin and see them from our window. Here are ten delightful deer trail cam videos. 

Enjoy the videos!

Debra & Kurt

Deer by a Fountain (1888) painting in high resolution by Sir Edward Burne–Jones
Deer or Virginian Deer (Cervus Virginianus) from the viviparous quadrupeds of North America (1845) illustrated by John Woodhouse Audubon (1812-1862).

9 Bear Butt Trail Cam Videos

Magical Road. Collage Art by Debra Roinestad (c) The Comfy Cabin, 2022

Hi Friends,

I like bear butts and I cannot lie! Lately, we have been getting bear butts on our trail camera. I have to admit they have the cutest round butts.  But enough of this nonsense…enjoy the trail cam videos.

Lots of Love,

Debra & Kurt

9 Rebellious Ravens Trail Cam Videos

‘Raven Is Calling’- Collage Art by Debra Roinestad (c) The Comfy Cabin, 2022

Ravens are playful, fun-loving, and smart. They work as a pair to acquire food and can eat anything they want. Here are nine trail cam videos of adorable ravens. To read more about the raven click here. And here.

Enjoy the trail cam videos!
Warm Regards,
Debra Roinestad

Gluten-Free Stuffing for Thanksgiving

Gluten-Free Stuffing (c) Debra Roinestad, The Comfy Cabin, 2022

Please, pass the stuffing!  Here is a quick and easy gluten-free recipe for Thanksgiving that will be a crowd-pleaser for all your guests and loved ones. All the ingredients are packed with savory flavors that will leave everyone asking for seconds.

Many Blessings,

Debra Roinestad

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P.S. I used ALEIA’S Plain Stuffing. To purchase ALEIA’S click here.

You can use any gluten-free bread of your choice. Just toast it and cut it into cubes.

ALEIA’S Plain Stuffing

Gluten Free Stuffing

The Comfy Cabin
Total Time 40 minutes
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 6


  • 1 box ALEIA'S box plain stuffing Optional: Use gluten-free bread, toast the bread, and cut the toast into cubes.
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon garlic, minced
  • 1 cup chicken stock
  • Β½ cup apple cider
  • 1 cup dried sweetened tart cherries or raisins
  • 1 tablespoon parsley flakes
  • 1 tablespoon sage
  • 1 tablespoon thyme
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 pound Italian sausage
  • 1 large egg, whisked with 1 tablespoon of water
  • 2 tablespoons melted butter


  • Preheat oven to 350Β° degrees F.
  • Cut the Italian sausage into small slices. Heat the olive oil in a large non stick pan over medium heat. Add the sliced sausage for 10 minutes. Lower the heat and add garlic, sage, parsley flakes, and thyme.
  • Cook for another 5 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.
  • Combine the gluten-free bread cubes, dried sweetened tart cherries, and sausage in a large bowl.
  • In a separate bowl, whisk together chicken stock and apple cider. Then add the chicken stock and apple cider mixture to the bread and sausage mixture. Mix well to combine.
  • Grease a 9 inch baking pan with butter. Add the stuffing mixture to the pan. Pour the egg wash over the stuffing.
  • Bake for about 40 minutes until the top is crispy and browned.
Keyword gluten free, stuffing

10 Great Wildlife Trail Cam Videos of South Carolina

Photo Collage by Debra Roinestad (c) The Comfy Cabin, 2022

Hi Everyone!

November has been an interesting month. So far, we have been experiencing a warmer autumn than usual. The critters seem to be enjoying the warm autumn and are still very active! So, sit back and relax…grab a cup of tea or coffee and enjoy the bears, coyotes, ravens, and deer videos.

Much Love,

Debra Roinestad

7 Best Night Trail Cam Videos of Deer

 Hello Friends,

Do you know that deer’s sense of smell is better than humans? They can smell humans up to a half-mile away! Also, deer are more active during the night. For more fun facts about deer, visit blogger, Scott at his website, Bird Watching HQ Click here

Here are seven best night trail cam videos of deer. 

Enjoy the trail cam videos!

Warm Wishes,

Debra & Kurt

Deer, Cervidae (1596–1610) by Anselmus BoΓ«tius de Boodt. Original from the Rijks Museum.

Vegan Cuban Picadillo

Vegan Cuban Picadillo (c) The Comfy Cabin, 2022

An aromatic and delicious comfort food for the chilly weather is Cuban picadillo. It’s great to eat any time of the season. I created a vegan version of this savory dish. Cuban picadillo is a fast recipe and versatile that can be served over rice, great for tacos, beans, or sprinkled over your favorite salad.

Warm Regards,
Debra Roinestad

(c) The Comfy Cabin, 2022

Beyond Beef
Sherry Cooking Wine
Vegan Cuban Picadillo (c) The Comfy Cabin, 2022
Vegan Cuban Picadillo Over White Rice (c) The Comfy Cabin, 2022

Vegan Cuban Picadillo

The Comfy Cabin
Total Time 24 minutes
Course Main Course
Servings 4 people


  • 2 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 large yellow onion
  • 4 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 pound vegan beef
  • β…“ cup sherry cooking wine
  • 1 large tomato
  • β…“ cup sun-dried tomatoes
  • β…“ cup Spanish olives
  • β…“ cup rasins
  • 2 teaspoons oregano
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • optional: 2 tablespoons of tomato paste
  • salt and pepper


  • Heat oil in a large non-stick skillet. Add onions and garlic. Saute for 8 minutes. Transfer to a bowl.
  • Add vegan ground beef. Cook until browned for 8 minutes.
  • Add the cooked onions and garlic with bay leaves, tomatoes, and Sherry cooking wine.
  • Add sun-dried tomatoes, Spanish olives, rasins, cumin, and oregano.
  • Simmer for another 8 minutes
  • Serve warm.
Keyword Picadillo