Pheasant · Recipes

Onion Rye Pheasant Crisps

Pheasant meatballs are the star of this recipe I love pheasant. It's my favorite meat to cook with. Pheasant cooks very fast and is mild enough to compliment any vegetable or starch. When I'm in a hurry, which is most days, I grab my pre-made meatballs out of the freezer and toss them frozen in… Continue reading Onion Rye Pheasant Crisps

Recipes

Vanilla Bourbon Venison

Pheasant Fest 2020 Minneapolis Tender venison with vanilla bourbon glaze Have a “Wild” Valentine’s Day This year I will be cooking up something very different for Valentine’s Day—pheasant. In fact, I will be cooking wild game all weekend.  I was invited back to the Wild Game Cooking Stage at the National Pheasants Forever Pheasant Fest.… Continue reading Vanilla Bourbon Venison

Pie · Recipes

Easy Pie Crust

I love pies. Mom, I know what you're thinking. Growing up I hated pie crust. I would only eat the fruit filling. I took great pride in creating a hollowed out pie carcass that my father would finish for me. He loved pies because they were not sweet. He took pride in only adding enough… Continue reading Easy Pie Crust

Cake · Frosting · Recipes

Best Chocolate Cake

Month of cakes...winner! The month of cakes February is birthday month at our house. Eight immediate family members have birthdays. Plus, some close friends too.  My husband's birthday is today, Valentines Day! Happy Birth-Tines Day, honey! We try to condense some of the festivities and celebrate some together or we are celebrating birthdays twice a… Continue reading Best Chocolate Cake

Appetizers · Cheese · Party planning · Recipes

Koldtbords and Cheese Plates

For some odd reason, I’m more excited about Christmas this year. Crystal Ball Farm’s Creamery Store goodies I can’t figure out why. I’m as busy as I usually am running frazzled from one thing to the next.  Most years, I find myself wishing the holidays were over and wanting my life back to normal.  In… Continue reading Koldtbords and Cheese Plates

Desserts · Recipes

Pumpkin Tart

I try not to mess with my family’s Thanksgiving dinner. We make the same things every year. Slow-roasted Turkey with grandpa’s famous stuffing, creamy mashed potatoes, sweet baked yams, my mom’s green bean casserole, and my corn soufflé. If I tried to change anything my family would fire me, if they could. The only thing… Continue reading Pumpkin Tart

Cake · Recipes

Pineapple Crumb Cake

May Day Basket Coffee Cake Growing up, I loved May Day. I had a secret admirer who would leave me a May Day basket hanging on the front door to my house. Usually, the basket was made of paper in the shape of a cone. The basket was filled with lilacs, dandelions, and store-bought cookies… Continue reading Pineapple Crumb Cake

Desserts · Recipes

Lemon Pavlovas

Pucker-up! Spring is here! Last week, I wrote about how our bodies naturally crave the seasonal foods of spring. The first fruits and veggies in spring are astringent, bitter, sharp and refreshing. In our area of the Midwest things like rhubarb, nettles, chives, asparagus, radishes, spinach, peas, fiddleheads, and ramps come to mind. It’s going… Continue reading Lemon Pavlovas