Cooking Venison and Game

Corned venison is pretty easy to make may give you something new to try this season. (Photo: blog.westonproducts.com

No Lucky Shamrocks Needed for this Corned Venison

I’ve been sick for the last few days, like run over by a tank after 2-a-day football practice sick, so I haven’t been doing much eating and certainly nothing related to St. Patrick’s Day. The thought of green beer kinda makes me want to hurl — current illness aside — although when in college...

Short Ribs

Gorgeous Short Ribs and the Joys of Slow-Cooked Venison

I don’t know if it’s some kind of computer alignment with the stars or gizmo algorithms or what, but it seems in the last week or so I’ve seen more great recipes than I can stand for short ribs. Short ribs are superb. They’re meaty and flavorful. Beef ribs are better than pork and...

This pot of hot chili has beans and tomato sauce, both a point of contention in the chili world. What's your take on ingredients to use in venison chili?

Venison Chili Debate: With or Without Beans?

One of the biggest debates when it comes to chili aficionados involves ingredients, and of course that spans the gamut from ground or chunked meat to the best spices and even the inclusion or exclusion of beans. Whoa, beans? That’s a thing for chili folks? Doesn’t chili always have beans in it? If not, isn’t...

Venison Crock Pot Chili

Yes, It’s This Easy to Make Your Favorite Deer Chili

I don’t recall exactly which year it was but when I was asked by my wife and kids in early autumn what I wanted for Christmas, I didn’t hesitate. “I want a Crock Pot big enough to put in a roast or chicken or whatever, something big,” I said. Not a bow, or camo,...

Whether you're grilling venison or beef, make the best burgers possible!

A Venison Burger Recipe That’s Good Anytime!

Venison burgers have no season when they’re in or out, unlike a stew or soup that is more favorable for chilly nights or a cold day at deer camp after a morning hunt. Burgers are great whether you fire up the grill and slap a hearty man-sized slab of venison burger on it or...

No meat, sloppy mess ... these sad nachos look like a toddler went through a salad buffet with a rake. Don't make these for your party! (DDH photo: Alan Clemons)

5 Ways Your Sad Venison Nachos Really Suck

Enjoying the spoils of our hunting success doesn’t always mean backstraps on the grill or a stew pot of roast and veggies in a thick broth. Those are great, of course, but sometimes a bit of lighter fare or maybe a party spread for family and friends needs a little kick. I’m talking about...

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Score With the Best Venison Burgers, Chili on Super Bowl Weekend

Whether you’re a diehard face-painting fan ready for the big Super Bowl clash or a casual fan who likes a little football and good food, this weekend is one of the best. The ramp-up to the National Football League’s annual championship game is monumental. Tons of print and online stories, of course, and folks wanting to...