Cool Stuff – Cooking

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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Quince Jelly

Do you know what a quince is? Have you ever tasted one? If you have, it was likely in a cooked form, quinces aren’t tasty raw. They are one of my favorite fruits. They become nice and pink when you cook them, a soothing glamorous pink. See these recipes to know what I mean. They start off green with a hint of yellow. Hard as a rock. And a strange fuzz […]

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Venison in Red Wine + Port Mushroom Sauce

Recently, I had a friend over for dinner. It was impromptu and she brought along some venison that her dad had hunted. We whipped up something that was quick and delicious, so I thought I’d share it with you since we’re all always looking for quick weekday meals. The best part is that this sauce can be used with so many different types of meat. Try a beef loin, pork […]

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Pumpkin Pie Leather

Since y’all love my last fruit leather post so much, I thought I’d make another one for you that is in season! Here goes, get your pumpkins ready. Here’s what you will need: one 15-oz can of pumpkin, canned coconut milk, unsweetened applesauce, honey, ground cinnamon, ground ginger, ground black pepper, nutmeg, and coconut oil. In a blender, add your applesauce… coconut oil… honey… coconut milk… black pepper… ground ginger… cinnamon… nutmeg and […]

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Dove & Fig Kabobs

Raise your hand if you’ve been dove hunting this fall. I have been and I’ve been eating lots ‘o dove. I think the doves know it because the other day I came home to put this recipe in the oven and I looked out my glass door onto the deck and a dove had run into it and was just laying there. What does it mean? That they’re trying to […]

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Dove Nuggets

My favorite part about the opening of hunting season is that I get to begin experimenting with new wild game recipes. But sometimes the best ideas and inspiration come at unexpected moments. (Check out all of my dove recipes here or scroll to the bottom for a list.) While in Arkansas on a recent dove hunting weekend, my friend Jake Michael was in the kitchen chopping up some garlic and […]

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Blistered Figs with Marsala and Gorgonzola Cream

Guys + Gals, here is my latest video for you today, all about the fig, my favorite fruit that deserves a lot of celebrating this time of year. This simple, luscious dish can be served as an appetizer or dessert. It tastes and appears more complicated than it really is. The salty Gorgonzola tempered by the whipped cream and paired with the warm, caramelized figs is sublime. Give it a […]

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Barbecued Alligator

I made you some alligator! I don’t cook alligator meat regularly, mostly because I don’t live in alligator country. But on a recent trip to Arkansas I was gifted a cooler full of alligator meat that was hunted locally by a farmer friend of mine (ie., the one who appears on the very first page of my book “Girl Hunter.” I luuuurve him.). Since we were planning a big outdoor […]

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Boneless Chicken Stuffed with Bing Cherries

Since watching my video on How to Debone a Bird, you must be wondering: what do I make with this beautiful fine-feathered beast once I’ve deboned it? Well, how about this recipe? Bing cherries are in season, but so are a lot of delicious fruits so feel free to switch it up–try peaches! Or, like I said, try some beautiful Bing cherries. They will need to be pitted of course, […]

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Bison Meatloaf (+ a free bottle of wine for you!)

Happy Wednesday guys and gals. I’m excited to share Grandma Pellegrini’s meatloaf recipe with you. Make it with your favorite meat, it’ll knock your socks off. I also have a special surprise for you in today’s video, so be sure to watch until the end… (did somebody say free wine? Get it HERE.) PLEASE NOTE: To watch a crisp, clean HD version of this video, press play, then click on […]

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