Mushroom Stuffed Backstrap

Coach loves mushrooms. On anything from pizza to salad to burgers, he really enjoys mushrooms. I can enjoy mushrooms when they’re cooked, but I won’t eat them raw. I’ve tried. Can’t do it. But I love Coach, so I incorporate […]

Venison Crockpot Chili Mac

Chili Mac! A childhood favorite! Hey, anything with noodles in it will probably be a hit in this house. And with lots of proteins and hidden veggies it’s an even bigger success. This is an excellent crockpot meal to prep […]

South of the Border Stuffed Peppers

Now that you’ve made the South of the Border Sloppy Joes… You did make them, right? If yes, you’re ready to go! If no, start there and then jump right back over here when you’re done. These South of the […]

South of the Border Sloppy Joes

  “South of the border, down Mexico way. That’s where I fell in love, when stars above came out to play…” If you don’t get that song stuck in your head every time you read this post you should really […]

Rustic No Knead Artisan Bread

Nothing brings a meal to completion like a good loaf of homemade bread. For 99¢ you can usually pick up a loaf of French bread at the grocery store, which begs the question, Why would you make bread at home? […]

Sopa de Cazadores

Simple ingredients. That’s what makes a great meal do-able. Simple ingredients are the secret to actually pulling out the pots and pans and putting a delicious meal on the table. Recipes that call for crazy, rare ingredients are one way […]

Margarita Pork Steaks

Did you make those Prickly Pear Margaritas yet? I know some of you have! So delicious and just plain fun! When I made them I ended up with quite a bit leftover. Yes, I sipped on them for a couple […]

Prickly Pear Margaritas

As a Texan, I appreciate a good margarita. As a frugal Texan, it’s not often that I splurge on a good margarita. I vaguely remember the days of 99¢ margarita happy hours in my college days, but that was a […]

Prickly Pepper Venison Steaks

Let the prickly pear recipes continue! Whenever Coach and I want something a little sweet and a little spicy we love to use jelly to sweeten the deal. In this case we used some of our Prickly Pear Jelly in […]

Prickly Pear Jelly and Jam

Prickly Pear Jelly Prickly Pear Jam {Hey… Did you notice? There’s TWO printable recipes today: one for Prickly Pear Jelly and one for Prickly Pear Jam. Pick your printing preferences at the top or the bottom of the post. And […]

Prickly Pear Fruit: Harvesting, Handling, & Prepping

Back in July Coach and I made an impromptu trip to the deer lease in Ozona to put up feeders and deer stands in preparation for the 2017 – 2018 season. Football season was about to get really focused so […]

Blanco y Negro Nachos

Blanco y Negro Nachos Green Chile Creme Fraiche {Hey… Did you notice? There’s TWO printable recipes today: one for the Blanco y Negro Nachos and one for the Green Chile Creme Fraiche. Pick your printing preferences at the top or […]

Dorito Dutch Oven Enchiladas

Our Summer Checklist: Go camping Get treated for walking pneumonia {finally!} Cubs game Tour Lambeau Field Traverse City, MI {Anniversary and work-related} Pack and move 4th of July fireworks Coach starts new job Meet Whitney from Whit’s Wilderness and Lindsey […]

Jalapeno Popper Pasta

As much as I hate to admit it, this should probably be my last post for a while. It’s time to start packing and getting ready to move, so I’ll leave you with this last new recipe until we get […]

Mother’s Day Memories ~ South Llano River State Park

I had full intentions of sharing a new recipe with you. Honest, I did. But between Badger’s birthday party {two weeks early, but schedules, ya know?} and Mother’s Day, it didn’t happen. Instead, I decided to give you a glimpse […]

All in One Sheet Pan Backstrap

So we’re going to be moving this summer. To which you reply, “I thought you just did?” To which I reply, “Which time?” Being married to a coach has given me a newfound respect for military families that get uprooted […]

Spanish Tortilla with Venison Chorizo

Spanish Tortilla with Venison Chorizo Venison Chorizo {Hey… Did you notice? There’s TWO printable recipes today: one for the Spanish Tortilla with Venison Chorizo and one for the Venison Chorizo. Pick your printing preferences at the top or the bottom […]

Mini Baked Burritos with Avocado Ranch Sauce

Can I just say that it has been a beautiful spring? If your Facebook feed hasn’t been flooded with pictures of bluebonnets and dewberries I feel sad for you. Next to summer this has to be my favorite time of […]

Bake One Take One Sausage & Peppers Pasta

A few weeks ago a family that we dearly love went through a very difficult time. I grew up watching my momma make food for people when they were going through a difficult time. We’ve all been there. The last […]

Rustic Breakfast Bake

The thing I love about this breakfast dish is that it’s a little rustic. I can just envision a pioneer woman on the plains, or a farmer’s wife, up at the crack of dawn, busy around the wood stove, browning, […]