Cool Stuff – Cooking

Venison Chili

I love a good chili recipe. Even with the weather warming up, there is something special about a hearty bowl of chili at a summer cookout. Plus, when you have a pot of chili on the stove, your whole house will smell amazing. As you can see, a delicious chili recipe takes just a few ingredients… But I promise it’s so worth it to go foraging into your pantry for […]

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Creamy Rice Pudding

Learn how to make my Creamy Rice Pudding recipe! It’s part of my #ModernPioneering YouTube Series which you can subscribe to for free. I think you’ll enjoy this easy, old fashioned, classic Rice Pudding because it is a one-pot-method and a comforting indulgence. I’d love to hear your feedback and learn how you like the Modern Pioneering series! I have several other delightful rice based recipes you may like also, […]

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Video: Rice Balls Stuffed with Fontina Cheese

I’m happy to share another installment of my free Modern Pioneering series. Have you subscribed yet? I think you’re going to love them and can’t wait to hear your feedback and learn how you like the recipes! These rice balls stuffed with fontina cheese are the perfect party snack. So simple to make yet so decadent.  Rice Balls Stuffed with Fontina Cheese:   Have you subscribed to my YouTube Channel? It’s free […]

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Pheasant Primavera

The birds and the bees and the springtime greens. I love how colorful everything from my backyard to my plate becomes when spring, finally, arrives. This is a great welcome to spring dish–you have the heartiness of the pasta, paired with the freshness and crunch of the colorful springtime veggies. You know what else pairs spectacularly with pasta and veggies? Pheasant! You know what I still have a ton of […]

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Video: Brown Rice Cornbread

Moist, sweet yellow cornbread or white cornbread that tastes like it’s straight from grandma’s kitchen. Today I am posting one of my Modern Pioneering video series for one of my favorite cornbread recipes, brown rice cornbread, straight from Grandma Pellegrini. I think you’re going to love it and can’t wait to hear your feedback on the video!  Video: Brown Rice Cornbread   Have you subscribed to my YouTube Channel? It’s […]

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Wild Game for Picky Eaters

Some people are surprised by the amount and variety of wild game in my diet. Boar, duck, quail, and, especially, squirrel, aren’t the most common proteins on peoples’ plates, but I’m out to change that! Most of the people I cook for are pretty adventurous eaters, luckily for me. Not every cook is so blessed. I wanted to give some helpful hints to those of you who are up for […]

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Pheasant Confit

To “confit” something, is to cure it in salt and then cook it slowly in fat. It makes the meat buttery and fall off the bone. Is there anything that sounds more glorious than that? It is common to see it done with duck legs, and other muscular cuts of meat, but here I’ve done it with a slew of pheasant legs that I brought back from my women’s Adventure […]

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One Pot Pheasant Stew

This is a recipe that I made last week while cleaning out some of the extra game meat in my freezer and I just loved it. I had several whole pheasants left over from my Adventure Getaway in Virginia this past December and I decided given this never-ending winter, it was high time to make the most of it, and turn them into a warm and hearty dish. You’re going […]

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Dark Chocolate Salted Almonds

A girlfriend of mine recently came over with a few simple ingredients for us to make some sweet treats for ourselves. They were so delicious and easy and so I thought I’d share because they would make a perfect homemade gift for your Valentine. Dark Chocolate Salted Almonds! The perfect blend of sweetness with a crunchy and salty bite. With only three ingredients, I don’t know how much easier this […]

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Duck Fried Rice

There are certain recipes that are so versatile, that they are a perfect place to incorporate your favorite meat, especially those extra scraps that you don’t know what to do with. One of my favorite such recipes is fried rice—full of bold flavor, spice and sweetness and a perfect base in which to incorporate duck, especially these wild ones that a friend of mine recently dropped into my freezer. If […]

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