21 Bourbon Backstrap

Bourbon Backstrap

What were you doing on Columbus Day? I was spending my time hiking and playing with my four favorite people. We got to see the leaves beginning to change at Lost Maples State Park, and then we frolicked {literally, frolicked} […]

15 Wild Pork and Rice

Wild Pork & Rice {from leftover South of the Border Drunken Dove}

A few weeks ago we sampled our dove {we only had five – for a family of five}. And since there wasn’t much, the South of the Border Drunken Dove left us wanting more. We didn’t have any more dove […]

17 Rosemary Crusted Backstrap

Rosemary Crusted Backstrap

I hate when I do things that I know will get me in trouble. Somehow we still have five packages of venison backstrap in the freezer from last fall. I was just trying to make room for the upcoming season, […]

24 Dirty Santa Fe Chowder

Dirty Santa Fe Chowder

It’s still been in the 90s around here lately, but last week we had some beautiful nights in the 50s, and I totally took advantage of the cooler evenings {80° instead of 95°} to enjoy this soup. I know I […]

13 Jenny's Cream Corn

Jenny’s Cream Corn

I always feel a little weird sharing a non-game recipe on this website. I mean, it’s a wild game recipe website. But there are some sides that are just too stinkin’ good not to share! This cream corn recipe is […]

31 Crockpot Venison Enchiladas

Crockpot Venison Enchiladas {with Homemade Enchilada Sauce}

Did I tell you I started a new job? Twice a week I drive out to a ranch and get to do non-household related tasks for the ranch owner. It’s very fulfilling and good for my sanity. I even get […]

27 Drunken Charro Beans

Drunken Charro Beans

I have two great recipes for pinto beans that I rotate through. I’ll get in a habit of making one recipe, and then I’ll change things up and use the other recipe, at which point Coach will say, “Wow, these […]

21 South of the Border Drunken Dove

South of the Border Drunken Dove

I’m going to tell you a really sad story. Once upon there was a guy and his girl and they wanted some dove. Dove season opened on a Monday, so they only had one day to hunt. This guy and […]

9 Grilled Okra

Grilled Okra – The BEST way to cook okra after fried!

I promised I’d share, and here it is – Grilled Okra! We love fried okra, and Coach loves pickled okra, but any other way I’ve made it, it was just so slimy. Even in Cajun dishes {Mamma called it “Gumbo” […]

13 Spicy Grilled Bass

Spicy Grilled Bass

This recipe seems too simple to really be a recipe, but it was so good that I can’t resist sharing it with you. There is nothing fancy about this meal, but it sure hit the spot. I’m a big fan […]

21 Venison Macaroni Casserole

Venison Macaroni Casserole

I wish I could remember where this recipe came to me. Part of me thinks it was from a post in the Recipes Forum from TexasBowhunter.com many years ago, and part of me thinks I just kind of made it […]

19 Venison Mexican Meatloaf

Venison Mexican Meatloaf

They say a picture is worth a thousand words. I’m here to tell you that Venison Mexican Meatloaf is REALLY hard to photograph, especially when the kids are hungry and I’m trying to rush to get supper on the table and […]

21 Venison Minestrone Soup

Venison Minestrone Soup

You will never catch me saying the words, “Is summer over yet?!” The end of summer makes me sad. Summer is by far my favorite time of year with Venison Wraps on the grill, sprinklers going in the backyard, impromptu […]

24 Venison Lettuce Wraps

Venison Lettuce Wraps

Coach had a request. He had a craving. He wanted Lettuce Wraps. There was just one problem. The problem was I’d never eaten a lettuce wrap, let alone cooked them. So… Time for some research. I found one recipe that […]

26 Venison Stroganoff

The Best Venison Stroganoff Recipe EVER

I’m not sure if I’ve ever in my life eaten “Beef” Stroganoff. I’m pretty sure I’ve only ever had Venison Stroganoff. But for some reason we still call it Beef Stroganoff. Old habits, I guess. I don’t mean to brag, […]

39 Black Bean Tostadas

Black Bean Tostadas

Sometimes life gets a little hectic. Sometimes we eat too much junk food, too few vegetables, get too little sleep and far too few hugs. I call it the first week of school. This first week was a little different […]

Stuffed Zucchini

Stuffed Zucchini

I’ve always wanted to try some stuffed zucchini, but every time I researched a recipe it called for breadcrumbs mixed in. Unfortunately, when I was pregnant with Moose I got horribly nauseous off some homemade crockpot meatballs. I need to […]

Cowboy Meatloaf

Cowboy Meatloaf

My former teaching partner called me recently and asked if I could make a few dishes for his FFA officers to serve to the teachers during in-service. Since I was kid-free for the week I had to say yes. I made […]

27 Creamy Sausage Zucchini Skillet

Creamy Sausage Zucchini Skillet

Recently I was given four big honkin’ zucchinis. We love zucchini. The problem is that we have been gone a LOT lately, and they were BIG HONKIN’ zucchinis! I knew we’d never eat all of them. So I gave away […]

28 Venison Parmesan Broccoli Pasta

Venison Parmesan Broccoli Pasta

I have three reasons for wanting a few easy, simple meals that don’t take all afternoon to prepare. This is one of those reasons. She’s currently in a three-way tie for the title of “My Favorite Child of All Time.” […]