Category: Recipes

Easy Homemade Meatballs

Easy Homemade Meatballs

  I love all good, old, classic, down-home food and spaghetti and meatballs is about as classic as you can get! This recipe is simple, wholesome, made with real ingredients, the way Gramma made them. Sign up for our newsletter

Garlic Cheddar Chicken

Garlic Cheddar Chicken

This recipe I pulled from allrecipes.com when the hubby and I were searching for a new way to do boneless, skinless chicken breasts. One bite and it became my new favorite chicken dish. It’s simple and chances are you already have all the ingredients in your pantry! I’m also assuming you can cut the breasts into smaller strips and make them like chicken fingers. Sign up for our newsletter

Coctel de Camaron – Mexican Shrimp Cocktail

Coctel de Camaron – Mexican Shrimp Cocktail

While this is a typically summer dish, I’m sharing it now because it’s one of my absolute favorites. Since ketchup is comfort food for me (one of my Mr’s pet-peeves about me) and shrimp just seems so luxurious, this hits all the marks perfectly. I picked it up while living in Mexico. It’s typical street food, but it’s something that I’ve learned how to make better at home. Mexican Shrimp Cocktail is a perfect summer dish: it’s light, served cold, and doesn’t require any use of the oven. It’s almost like a gaspacho, but even better. 🙂 Sign up for our […]

Crock Pot Venison Pot Roast

Crock Pot Venison Pot Roast

Regardless of where you live, you’re bound to know someone who hunts – or maybe a friend of a friend. Most hunters are very generous with their venison – whether they process it themselves or pay someone, they’ll most likely sell it to you for the price of the processing, or will barter for something you have. A work-friend’s husband takes a three day weekend, every week of hunting season and stays in a cabin in the woods doing nothing but hunting. Needless to say, he has more venison than he knows what to do with, and will often let […]

Home-Cured Bacon [Three Different Flavors!]

Home-Cured Bacon [Three Different Flavors!]

Curing meat, especially bacon, is the process of preserving foods by the addition of salt, nitrates, nitrites or sugar. In the olden times, only salt and sugar was used. Today, more often than not, store-bought bacon is processed in an industrial factory-setting ad pumped with a curing solution that contains sodium nitrite. Sodium nitrite is known to cause migraines in large quantities and when exposed to high heat and protein, produces nitrosamines. Sign up for our newsletter

Venison Steak Diane

Venison Steak Diane

I mentioned awhile ago how a good friend of mine gifted me with a large amount of fresh venison. I absolutely love everything about this meat. It’s lean, healthy, organic, fresh, and can usually be bartered for with your friends and neighbors. This batch of venison we traded for a couple mason jars of the hubby’s best home-brew. Venison can be challenging because it’s such a lean meat, but with a little care and a lot of time, it can be melt-in-your-mouth delicious. Here’s how I cooked one of the two back straps he gave me: Sign up for our newsletter