Cooking Venison and Game

Tacos Carnitas can be made with shredded beef, like these, or venison if you have some deer meat in the freezer. They're great! (Photo: Jess Lander/Wikipedia)

Enjoy Holiday Cheer With a New Year’s Venison Feast

Time is on your side this week, with two holidays hitting on Thursdays and giving us long weekends to relax, enjoy family and friends, go deer hunting and eat like kings for a few days. Yes, eat like kings! Huzzah! Pile on the meats and cheeses, break off the necks of bottles of ale...

Stacy Harris, who created this venison tenderloin, and Scott Leysath both enjoy the ease of preparing this dish, which is fantastic for you and your family. (Photo: Stacy Harris, GameandGarden.com)

Holiday Venison Recipes Can Be Simple and Delicious

Several years ago while hunting in Austria we had the opportunity to dine in a few nice, local restaurants that featured some simple, probably “Euro-inspired” meals that still resonate in my aging memory bank. One was at a restaurant that probably, for lack of a better term, would be considered a chain. It wasn’t...

Mmmm ... slow-cooked venison is great for your nachos as a new twist!

Hey, Don’t Throw Out the Neck From Your Deer

My, oh, my … all the years of watching deer hunters (and myself, I’ll admit) throw away some of the most gorgeous deer meat for some of the dumbest reasons ever. “Ah, it’s too much trouble to fool with.” “Naaa, I don’t have time to mess around with a neck.” “Are you kidding? There’s...

Mmmm ... grilled venison is great any time of the year!

Dear Santa, My Deer Camp Kitchen Needs These 3 Things …

Black Friday deals, Christmas lists, Thanksgiving hangovers, turkey comas, football, your best Christmas tree ornaments, ugly sweater parties, scads of family, religious faith and church services … it’s that time of the year again to get stirred up about all these wonderful things. Deer season, of course, is part of the mix. We’re jumbled...

Stacy Harris, who created this venison tenderloin, and Scott Leysath both enjoy the ease of preparing this dish, which is fantastic for you and your family. (Photo: Stacy Harris, GameandGarden.com)

Serve This Delicious Stuffed Venison Loin for Thanksgiving

If you’ve been fortunate enough to kill a couple of deer this season and have a backstrap or two in mind for Thanksgiving, then you must consider doing this outstanding recipe that will knock your family’s socks off. Stacy Harris, author of several fantastic cookbooks and owner of Gameandgarden.com, has one of the best...

Stacy Harris has three cookbooks and a DVD about sustainable living and venison recipes. Click the photo to learn more ...

Sustainable Living Author Set to Sign on Goat Hill

Alabama’s stunning state capitol is built on one of the highest points in Montgomery and is nicknamed Goat Hill for, back in the day, its use as a pasture in which goats roamed. According to the Alabama Archives, Andrew Dexter, one of the founders of the town, had held on to a prime piece of...

Engel Deep Blue cooler

With the Best Cooler, Your Venison Will be Fresher

Last year when I was preparing to drive west for a deer hunting trip to Kansas, I knew without a doubt that I wanted to bring home my buck to enjoy the delicious meat. Fortunately I was able to kill a nice buck, as did the rest of our crew. It had a big body...

Steve VanDeKeere loves hunting and good venison on the table.

Fantastic Deer Jerky Has a Peppery-Garlic Kick

Steve VanDeKeere of Indiana is a diehard hunter and outdoorsman, and like many of us he loves to put venison on the table. I asked him recently if he had a good deer jerky recipe and VanDeKeere didn’t disappoint. “My deer jerky recipe has a semi-peppery/garlic taste,” he said. “This recipe yields 2-2.5 pounds...

Barbecue done right! It doesn't hurt to have some great sides, either.  (photo by Dan Schmidt)

How to Make the Best BBQ in a Smoker

I recently had the opportunity to try smoking for the first time — smoking meat for barbecue, of course! Seeing that we blew through all of our prime venison roasts this past winter and spring, I decided to break down and buy a Boston pork butt from the store (yes, I know, “blasphemy!”) for the...