Recipes · Soups

Pumpkin soup is for real!

  When my youngest son was in preschool, I made pumpkin soup for the first time. Inspired by a children’s book he had check out from the local library, called Pumpkin Soup by Helen Cooper, I decided to try to make my own version of the soup. The story is about three animals (a duck, a… Continue reading Pumpkin soup is for real!

Pheasant · Recipes · Soups

Sleepless in Wisconsin

Sometimes it’s the smallest things in life that can make us happy, but it's the tiniest things that can make us really crabby. If you had stopped over to our house last week, you would have found a messy home, crabby kids, and no food—and no hospitality! This fall has been painfully busy for our… Continue reading Sleepless in Wisconsin

Recipes · Risotto

Great Healthy Side Dishes: Creamy Spring Barley Risotto

Creamy Spring Barley Risotto Goes perfectly with the light flavors of chicken, pheasant, shrimp or salmon. If your up for it, you could forage for your own asparagus.  Wild asparagus is amazing. For me that would require a snow shovel and gloves mittens and a hat.   When my kids were young they loved to go foraging.… Continue reading Great Healthy Side Dishes: Creamy Spring Barley Risotto

Desserts · Fish · Recipes · Side dishes · Soups

Eating Your way to a Healthy Heart

Eating healthy can be fun... ...if you have a plan and some good recipes. This week on Thursday the 21st at 7:45pm I will be doing a free cooking lesson at Hazelden in Chisago Lakes, Minnesota at the 19th Annual Women’s Health Conference. This year’s theme is: Take Charge of Your Health. Eating healthy can taste good… Continue reading Eating Your way to a Healthy Heart

Chicken · Pheasant · Recipes

Flu advice from my mother: Chicken Soup, rest, and lots of fluids

Flu season is in full swing. There are not many things worse than being sick. I remember as a child, being very ill and my mother requiring three things. First, we were relegated to our rooms, with the door closed. Two, we were not allow to get out of bed and three; she would stuff… Continue reading Flu advice from my mother: Chicken Soup, rest, and lots of fluids

Cooking with Wild Game · Recipes

Easy Homemade Croutons: More Than Just Salad Toppers

Croutons can make cooking easier not to mention tastier. I use them in many of my wild game dishes. I love them with all kinds of wild game and domestic meats. Homemade croutons are amazing in my pheasant cordon blue and in my luxurious venison meatloaf recipes. You can use the store bought kind, but… Continue reading Easy Homemade Croutons: More Than Just Salad Toppers

Pheasant · Recipes

# 10 Or the # 1 Thing to Know About Cooking Wild Game! Plus 2 Easy Recipes

No. 10 Do not overcook lean cuts of wild game! Wild game is leaner than domestic meats. Wild game is very low in fat. What fats you do find, are subcutaneous. You will also find that there is very little to nonexistent marbled fat in the meat itself. While it’s true, marbled meats will seem,… Continue reading # 10 Or the # 1 Thing to Know About Cooking Wild Game! Plus 2 Easy Recipes

Recipes · Side dishes · Venison

# 9 of Ten Things Everyone Should Know About Cooking Wild Game: Plus 2 Easy Recipes

No. 9 Earthy flavors compliment wild game. When I am creating a new recipe I think about the flavors the game will typically have, kind of like wine tasting or aged cheeses will have undertones, so does wild game. I love to pair wild boar with thyme. When I have an older cut of venison… Continue reading # 9 of Ten Things Everyone Should Know About Cooking Wild Game: Plus 2 Easy Recipes