Pheasant Carbonara: Creamy, Hearty, and Delicious!

You know how little kids won’t try new foods because they don’t like ones with funny names, like pheasant carbonara, or they despise one of the ingredients in it.  My niece refuses to try fried rice because it has “scrambled eggs” in it.  I try to coax her into giving it a taste by promising […]

Elk Meatloaf Recipe: Onions, Mushrooms, and Italian Cheese

Yay! It’s September! And September means fall, and fall means comfort food. Comfort food means meatloaf time! And a little more specifically, it means elk meatloaf recipe time!   Growing up, I hated meatloaf.  To me, meatloaf was literally a lump of meat that tasted like it had been boiled and topped with ketchup.  I […]

Salmon Recipe: Pecan Butter Crusted Salmon

“Salmon. Salmon, salmon, salmon, salmon. I eat so much salmon at these weddings, twice a year I get this urge to swim upstream.” ~David Nicholls Two years ago, my sister and brother-in-law relocated their family to Olympia, Washington.  There were several reasons for the move, but I am pretty sure a main motivator for my […]

Wild Duck Jalapeno Popper Quesadillas

“A good spicy challenge strikes a balance between flavour and fear.” ~ Adam Richman I love a good jalapeno popper.  I love the rich cream cheese paired with buttery sharp cheddar.  I love the, sometimes overwhelming, heat of the jalapeno.  And I love the salty bite of bacon.  It is easily my favorite grilled food. I […]

Wild Turkey Tagliatelle

“The turkey’s eyes are such that he can see a bumblebee turn a somersault on the verge of the horizon.” ~Archibald Rutledge Every time I cook with wild turkey, four things run through my mind: it will be gamey, it will be tough, it will be chewy, it will be dry.  Those four fears not only […]

Dove Poppers!

“If the hunter comes back with mushrooms, don’t ask him how his hunt was.” ~ Ghanaian Proverb Sometimes you just have to go with what you know.  Don’t get me wrong, I take delight in putting a twist on an familiar recipe or coming up with something completely new.  But sometimes there is just as […]