Elk Guinness Hand Pies

“You gotta try your luck at least once a day, because you could be going around lucky all day and not even know it.” ~ Jimmy Dean Every year for St. Patrick’s Day, I put a corned beef in the crock pot to slowly cook throughout the day, make a loaf of Irish soda bread […]

Whiskey Rosemary Cream Sauce over Deer Steak and Mushrooms

“The four characteristics of humanism are curiosity, a free mind, belief in good taste, and belief in the human race.” ~ E.M. Forster Growing up, I hated mushrooms with a passion.  My dad loved them.  He would always order pizza with everything on it, including white button mushrooms.  I could smell those white button mushrooms […]

Elk Shepherd’s Pie: Dutch Oven Style

“I do hunt, and I do fish, and I don’t apologize to anybody for hunting and fishing.” ~ Norman Schwarzkopf I never had shepherd’s pie as a kid.  My mom never made it. No grandmother on either side of my family passed along their secret ingredient that made their shepherd’s pie a family favorite, requested […]

Images from the Fall Muzzleloader Hunt 2016

“Very little is needed to make a happy life; it is all within yourself, in your way of thinking.” ~ Marcus Aurelius Chilly, frost-bitten mornings.  Vibrant orange, red, and yellow fall leaves.  Beautiful crisp blue cloudless skies.  Warm campfires glowing after the sun has set.  Muzzleloader mule deer season falls at the most beautiful time of […]