Not so Foul Fowl

Duck is good. No, actually it's very good! My husband hasn’t been much of a duck hunter since I’ve known him. A family friend convinced him to go hunting a couple of years ago early before work one day. I hoped he would bring home a duck. I had been thinking about some new recipes for… Continue reading Not so Foul Fowl

Desserts · Recipes

First Kiss

For me, fall, apples, and first kisses, are synonymous with each other. I remember as a little girl, coming home one perfect fall afternoon from tromping around in the woods super hungry. I had been busy making a leaf house out of mounds of fallen leaves with my favorite neighborhood friend, Peter. We ran back… Continue reading First Kiss

Fish · Recipes

Fishing Calms Childhood Fears

It was July 26, 1979 and I was eleven years old. I stood on the end of the dock over looking the lake with a fishing pole in my hand. The sun was taking its good old time setting across the lake. I wanted this day to be over. It had been a typical warm… Continue reading Fishing Calms Childhood Fears

Recipes · Venison

Wild Game Sliders

Lessons in Cooking Wild Game: Wild Game Sliders I have been cooking wild game for years. I do enjoy eating all kinds of game meats. I also love the health benefits from wild game. But, even I forget sometimes, that wild game is not compatible with many traditional recipes that call for beef. This year… Continue reading Wild Game Sliders

Recipes · Soups

Trendy Turkey Soup

Trendy Turkey Soup I recently got my hair cut short. I cut off about 15 inches, which is a big deal for me. I've had long hair for quite a while, about 10 years to be exact. Even my hair dresser had a hard time cutting it. I was ready though, in fact I had… Continue reading Trendy Turkey Soup


Cooking Up New Family Favorites: Homemade Mac-n-Cheese

Recently, my son came home from college to spend a couple of days with us. Being mildly obsessed with cooking and overly excited to see my son, I asked him within 10 minutes of his arrival, "what can I cook you for dinner?" I got the typical 15-21 year old response, "I don't know." I'm… Continue reading Cooking Up New Family Favorites: Homemade Mac-n-Cheese

Chicken · Recipes

Turkey Vultures, Commodities Markets, and Where’s the Beef?

Last week, I was riding in the car with my husband and a friend, when all of as sudden a giant black bird landed on the road in front of us. My husband and my friend both asked, "what kind of bird is that?" I immediately responded, that it was a turkey vulture, but that… Continue reading Turkey Vultures, Commodities Markets, and Where’s the Beef?

Recipes · Side dishes

Re-post Potato Love: Simple Roasted Potatoes

I know I posted this not too long ago, but now that fall is here, you can turn the oven on and cook to your hearts content! I am having a small dinner party this weekend and these are on the menu, along with halibut and braised short ribs....two very different things, but the potatoes… Continue reading Re-post Potato Love: Simple Roasted Potatoes