Cool Stuff – Videos

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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10 Things for Women to Wear in the Outdoors

Ladies, I’m sure we can all agree that the quality of clothing available for women to wear in the outdoors is seriously lame. At least the stuff they call “hunting” clothing. It is usually men’s clothing scaled down in size. I pretty much never wear it. It steals my joy. So what I’ve learned to do is mix it up and find things from mostly non-hunting retailers. As long as […]

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How to Clean a Dove — On Video!

When I was in Arkansas in early September I spent a lot of time with a lot of boys. Luckily I had ONE girl who came with me, my friend Molly, and we were girly together in the soy fields and I taught her how to hunt and it was her very first experience and it was pure magic together. More on that later. In the meantime, I wanted to […]

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DIY Drip Candles

I have been in home decorating mode these days ever since buying my house here in lovely Austin, so I’m going to be sharing some of the DIY projects I work on along the way, especially because they will make some good homemade gifts as the holidays draw near. First up, a drip candle. Because it makes me feel like I’m tucked away in a corner table at a mom […]

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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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How to Choose + Cook Salmon

Friends! Did you know that fish can actually be too fresh? Ever notice a white gooey substance coming out of your salmon when you cook it? Want to know how to choose the best fish at the market? Well, then watch this latest episode I did just for you, and use these tips next time you’re planning to cook fish for dinner. *burp* PLEASE NOTE: To watch a crisp, clean […]

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How to Clean Cast Iron

One of my girlfriends wrote me a panicked email recently with full photos of her new cast iron skillet that she had received as a wedding gift. She had been cooking with it happily and running it through the dishwasher after each use, and all of the sudden it just wasn’t working well anymore. Food was burning and sticking, and it was all a hot mess. “Oh honey,” I said. […]

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How to Debone a Bird

I have been taking requests from you over the past months on what kind of cooking and modern pioneering tutorials you’d like to see on this site. So keep making your requests in the comments and I’m happy to oblige whenever possible. Today it is “How to Debone a Bird,” which can be used with all kinds of birds, from chickens to quail. Enjoy! PLEASE NOTE: To watch a crisp, […]

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Video: How to Quarter a Chicken

I’m all about cooking with economy, finding ways to do more with less, save scraps and turn them into something delicious, and channel the inner pioneer in you. Buying a whole bird is way more economical than buying its parts. Plus you get the carcass left over to use for delicious soup or stock. In this How to Quarter a Chicken video, the latest episode of my YouTube series, I […]

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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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