My Wild Kitchen the beginnings

My Wild Kitchen ~ The Beginnings

  Haha! I can’t help but open this post with a little giggle. Hehe! There’s another one! We recently went to the family cabin over Spring Break, and I had the bright idea to bring you along. Yep, Coach and […]

17 Oven Roasted Tenders with Bacon Wrapped Asparagus

Oven Roasted Venison Tenders with Bacon Wrapped Asparagus

We may have a new favorite way to eat Venison Tenders! I made this several weeks ago, and Coach is still talking about it. The best part? It’s super easy! I paired our Oven Roasted Venison Tenders with Bacon Wrapped […]

24 Italian Venison with Cauliflower

Italian Venison with Cauliflower

It seems to be the latest trend. Cauliflower instead of anything-carb. My old faithful response? Pass! It’s only been in the last year or two that I started eating cauliflower at all, and that’s only if it’s drizzled with olive […]

34 Southwest Salad with Venison Fajitas

Southwest Salad with Venison Fajita

Have you made the Southwest Ranch Dressing yet? No? Then go back, mix it up, and get it in the fridge. Go ahead. I’ll wait. Ready? Here is the salad that you need to make right now to go with […]

31 Southwest Ranch Dressing

Southwest Ranch Dressing

Friday night I had the most amazing salad of my entire life. If you don’t think you can get excited about a salad, you haven’t had this salad! This salad was truly a gift from God – no blasphemy, no […]

21 Bourbon Venison Steaks

Bourbon Venison Steaks

It officially feels like spring! For a few days, at least. While we have a few days of sunshine, blue skies, and no freezing temperatures in sight, now is the time to grill up these Bourbon Venison Steaks. If you […]

23 Venison Philly Cheese Steak

Venison Philly Cheese Steak

A few weeks ago Coach had a request for supper:  Philly Cheese Steak Sandwiches. Only one problem there. I’d never in my life eaten a Philly Cheese Steak Sandwich. {Does that make me Un-American?} But I like to make my […]

17 Venison Sausage Foil Packs

Venison Sausage Foil Packs

Last summer when my sister went camping she made these Smoked Sausage, Potatoes, and Green Beans from Marking My Territory in the coals of a campfire. She sent me the link, and said they had turned out amazing. We haven’t […]

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, 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.” […]