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
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
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?
Perfect appetizer! I have convinced 3 more doubters that duck is good...no, 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 last Thursday. I nicely begged-demanded (if that's possible) that he bring me home a duck because I had a recipe that… Continue reading Perfect Fall Recipe: Apple Teal (Duck)
Not so fast foxy loxy! Would you like a chocolate chip cookie? These chickens are 11 days old. Amazing! They are huge already. Granted they are fryers and they grow quickly. I've had chickens twice now. Both times they were all layers. All were lost to the local Foxes, dogs and telephone man (I'll save… Continue reading Here Chicky Chicky Chicky…Fighting off the Wild Things with Chocolate Chip Cookies
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
Bridal showers, baby showers, graduation parties, and Mother’s Day all seem to converge during the months of April and May. The only real problem I have is; I can never remember to skip breakfast when I’m invited to a brunch and I end up over eating. This year our calendar is full and if I’m… Continue reading April Showers Bring…Brunch?
Maple syrup has been flowing every spring throughout the centuries. It has been a staple on many American breakfast tables for years. Unfortunately, many Americans settle for something that remotely resembles real maple syrup, maple flavored corn syrup. The real thing is rich in flavor and with all the bad press on corn syrup; I… Continue reading The Maple Syrup…Is Running Down My Chin