cooking with venison

Weston Jerky Gun

Weston Jerky Gun Perfect for Deer Season Snacks

One of the easiest things you can make with your venison is jerky, and with the season wide open it’s a good bet you’ve had more than one snack stick or two this year. Jerky has been around for many, many years. Various forms of it have been recorded through Native American history, of...

Grilled venison is a healthy protien for your family.

To Eat Local, Go Hunting! (And a Venison Roast Recipe, Too)

When most people think of eating local, they think of local farmers’ markets with fruits and vegetables. In Alabama, the State Department of Agriculture has a very effective “Buy Local” campaign encouraging the use of locally grown foods. That is great for agricultural crops, but what about those who would also enjoy the homegrown...

Venison Wisdom Cookbook

Venison Wisdom: Do You Have It?

Enjoying great meals of venison you’ve hunted and brought home involves more than a good recipe because without proper care, you can have a pile of meat that may not taste worth a flip. “Venison Wisdom Cookbook” is a compilation of great recipes by Tracy Schmidt that are easy to prepare, delicious and will...

If you don't have venison shoulders, test your cooking skills with pork shoulders and be ready for deer season. (Photo: Kraft)

Savory Venison Shoulder is Easy to Prepare, Great on the Table

One thing about deer hunters is there’s no lack of diversity when it comes to using all or part of a deer after a successful hunt. Some hunters are “backstrap and hindquarter” guys, taking the best cuts and discarding the rest. They never learned about neck roasts, shoulders, ribs or shanks, or don’t want...

Beef is most often used for carne asada tacos, but venison makes a great dish everyone will love.

Venison Carne Asada Tacos Make You Want More

Who doesn’t love tacos, salsa, a little bit of jalapeno or habanero to spice things up and maybe a cold cerveza while enjoying a weekend? Venison works great for Mexican dishes. They’re fun to make, easy to make and usually have folks asking for more. The good things about making these tacos is you...

Blueberry Shitake Venison ... mmm, sweet blueberries and the earthiness of mushrooms.

Summer Blueberries and Venison Are A Great Combination

Summer’s a great time for fresh vegetables and fruits, including some of the latter that can be turned into an easy, delicious sauce for your favorite venison dish. Blueberries, mangoes, strawberries and blackberries are in season. Mashed up a bit,  mixed with a little heavy cream in a saucepan and then stirred so they...

A good dry rub can help tough cuts of venison or beef.

Great Dry Rub Recipe For Your Venison Steak, Roasts

Dry rubs are easy to make, can be as simple or involved as you wish, and can help transform a tough cut or shoulder roast into a succulent delight. Take a venison shoulder roast, for example. It has several muscles and a bunch of connective tissue. Some folks just discard it. Boo, hiss! Coat...