32 Wild Pork Bruschetta

Wild Pork Bruschetta

Bruschetta is one of the easiest homemade concoctions that you can throw together and really kick up a meal. I’d found this recipe for Bruschetta Chicken at RiverBender.com, but c’mon y’all, I don’t buy chicken. I love chicken, but I […]

17 Pesto Sandwiches

Pesto Sandwiches with Venison Italian Sausage

I have to tell a story about Buckey. When he was four he caught me making my grocery list and asked me, “Momma, are you gonna get that green stuff?” “Green stuff?” “Yeah, that green stuff that you put on […]

44 Focaccia Bread

Homemade Focaccia Bread

I started making my own bread about five years ago when our grocery budget was REALLY tight. We were paying for a mortgage and rent, and we were intensely focused on getting out of debt, a five-and-a-half year and $99,000 […]

53 Chiliquilla con Venado

Chiliquilla con Venado

I recently discovered another Pinterest find that I’d pinned years ago and never made. I’m usually pretty good about only pinning things I have full intentions of making, but every once in a while a few slip through the cracks. I […]

44 Pic Monk

Venison Steak Spinach & Basil Salad

I recently had one of the best salads of my life at Alamo Springs Café. I know, it seems a little blasphemous to go to Alamo Springs Café and not get the monster burger. But this salad was fantastic. Blackened […]

24 Smoked Wild Pork Shoulder

Smoked Wild Pork Shoulder

Let me tell you what February is like in Texas:  78°, bright sunshine, gentle breeze, and birds chirping. At least that’s what it was like last weekend. Absolutely beautiful! Now let me tell you about our bbq pit. When I […]

19 Healthier Venison Parmesan

Healthier Venison Parmesan

Show of hands. How many of you grew up on Shake-N-Bake? I don’t think that I’ve ever had the stuff. Coach tells me it’s good, though. I’ve always been intrigued by the thought of a healthier alternative to fried food […]

38 Ancho Chili Wild Pork Stew

Ancho Chili Wild Pork Stew

When I was in college my sister gave me my very own recipe box with blank recipe cards. I was so excited. My sister is one of my main inspirations for learning how to cook. I immediately wrote down all […]

35 Wild Pork Enchilada Verde Soup

Wild Pork Enchilada Verde Soup

Wild Pork Carnitas are one of my favorite foods ever. Another all-time favorite is Enchilada Verdes made from wild pork or venison roast. I also adore enchilada soup. And sometimes my stomach says, “I can’t decide! Put ‘em all together!” […]

22 Venison Sausage Rice Medley

Venison Sausage Rice Medley

Yesterday I shared this photo on Facebook of my nicely stocked deep freezer. I’d say that should take us through the next year. {And P.S. Thank you to everyone who helped me get over 700 Facebook likes! Happy dance! If […]

25 Venison Marsala

Venison Marsala

Have you ever cooked with wine? I used to think it was too fancy or too difficult. The first time I ever cooked with wine was when I made Wild Pork Carnitas. Sometimes I use tequila, other times I use […]

21 Sausage Tomato Gumbo

Sausage Tomato Gumbo

Growing up, the only kind of “Gumbo” I ever ate was tomato-based gumbo. It’s what Momma made. And it was really good. But now that I’ve had {and love} “Roux-based” Gumbo, I have a hard time calling tomato-based gumbo “Gumbo.” […]

20 Venison Fajita Soft Tacos

Venison Fajita Soft Tacos with Chimichurri Sauce

Confession:  Most of the time when I share a recipe with you, it doesn’t make the rotation again for a while because, well, I’m too busy finding/creating/recreating new recipes to share with you. Last week I was inspired to combine […]

30 Venison Sausage Baked Potato Casserole

Venison Sausage Baked Potato Casserole

We’ve eaten a lot of potatoes in the last few weeks. I planned for the Loaded BBQ Baked Potato Soup that I shared last week. I made my menu, and did my grocery shopping. Then Coach came home from his […]

26 Loaded BBQ Baked Potato Soup

Loaded BBQ Baked Potato Soup

Remember on Thursday when I shared my Spicy Tangy Pulled Pork Sandwiches? I had a lot of leftover meat, probably about a pound. And I had a vision for it. It’s been uncharacteristically cold in Texas this week. So cold, […]

27 Spicy Tangy Pulled Pork Sandwiches

Spicy Tangy Pulled Pork Sandwiches {from wild pork roast}

I love a good bbq sandwich. When we visit the Salt Lick in Driftwood or McKenzie’s BBQ in Huntsville, Coach gets a huge plate of brisket, ribs, and sausage, and every time I get the chopped beef sandwich. I have […]

16 Venison Stuffed Avocado

Venison Stuffed Avocado

I genuinely hope everyone had a safe and memorable Christmas and New Year. I was away from home for nine days straight. I got to eat at a few restaurants {such a rare treat!}, cooked some Venison Mushroom Ziti Bake […]

33 Venison Enchilada Casserole

Venison Enchilada Casserole

Have you ever walked into the kitchen, looked at your random ingredients, and thought, what am I supposed to make with this stuff? Forget it, I’m ordering a pizza. When you live in the boonies, as we did when I […]


Favorite Appetizers, Sides, and Veggies for Your Christmas and Holiday Feasts

As you prepare your menu for your upcoming feasts, or if you’re invited to bring along a side or an appetizer, keep these recipes in mind. This is a collection of some of my favorite Veggies, Sides, and Appetizers. I’m […]

25 Ecureuil au Vin Blanc

Ѐcureuil au Vin Blanc {Or Squirrel in White Wine}

Like any good wife and mother, I spend my fair share of time on Pinterest. Not so much in recent months, but I still glance through it from time to time. I consider it part of my wifely and motherly […]