Chicken Soup and Canned Broth

I did not grow up eating many root vegetables, so when I found a recipe for chicken soup that included parsnips and turnips I was highly skeptical. After I made it, I was hooked! There can be no chicken soup (or broth) without them! In this video, I am not only making soup but am…

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Home Canned Meat

Canning meat at home is one of the easiest canning you will ever do! The only special items you need are a pressure canner (not a pressure cooker), jars and pickling salt. If you want to keep canning after you try this, I would also suggest a tool set. I will be including links to…

Bear Carnitas

Yes, you read that correctly. My son was gifted with some bear meat, so I volunteered to cook it for him (none of us had tried it). My mind usually goes to Mexican when I think of cooking meat and I was really leaning toward carne asada or colorado but I wanted to be able…

Canned Sardine Fritters – Fritelle Sarde

Since my seafood allergy disappeared, I’ve been stocking up on canned fish again.  I never really thought of cooking with any of it.  lol http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/mario-batali/canned-sardine-fritters-fritelle-sarde-recipe.html Ingredients2 cans good-quality oil-packed sardines, chopped2 large eggs2 cloves garlic, finely chopped1/4 bunch parsley leaves, finely chopped plus extra, for garnish1 to 2 tablespoons chopped pepperonchini1/2 cup fresh bread crumbs1…

Salt Cod with Tomatoes and Capers – Baccalà alla Vesuviana

I’ve never even seen salt cod (probably because I’m in central California) but I’m sure it’s out there and here’s a tasty looking dish that just happens to be low carb, too! http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/food/views/Salt-Cod-with-Tomatoes-and-Capers-em-Baccala-alla-Vesuviana-em-350700 Ingredients    2 pounds center-cut skinless boneless salt cod (baccalà), rinsed well    2 tablespoons salt-packed capers*    7 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil    1 medium…

Venison Goulash- Ozpörkölt

http://www.saveur.com/article/Recipes/Venison-Goulash 2 lbs. leg of venison, cut into 2″ chunks1 tbsp. white wine vinegar1⁄4 lb. smoked bacon, finely chopped1 large yellow onion, finely chopped1 1⁄2 tbsp. hot paprika, preferably Hungarian1⁄4 tsp. dried ground thyme1⁄4 tsp. dry mustard4 whole allspice4 juniper berries2 cloves garlic, finely chopped1 small tomato, cored and chopped1⁄2 green bell pepper, cored, seeded,…

Split Pea and Green Pea Soup with Fresh Dill

This is a rarity for me: a Vegan recipe!  I know, don’t faint.  🙂 http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/food/views/Split-Pea-and-Green-Pea-Soup-with-Fresh-Dill-236775 Ingredients    3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil    1 large leek (white and pale green parts only), chopped (about 1 1/2 cups)    1 bay leaf    1 cup green split peas, rinsed    5 3/4 cups vegetable broth, divided    1 cup frozen petite green…

Bread and Cheese “Meatballs”

Wow!  Meatballs without the meat and these actually sound (and look) good! http://www.italianfoodforever.com/2013/06/bread-and-cheese-meatballs/ Ingredients:Sauce:3 Tablespoons Olive Oil
1 Small Onion, Peeled and Chopped
2 Garlic Cloves, Peeled and Minced
1 (26 Ounce Can Good Quality Chopped Tomatoes
1/4 Cup Chopped Fresh Basil
Sea Salt and Pepper
Red Hot Pepper Flakes (optional)
Bread And Cheese Balls:8.5 Ounces Grated Hard Cheese (see note above)
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Beer-Battered Smelts

I grew up eating smelts.  They USED TO BE the cheap fish.  The last time I saw a package of them, my jaw hit the floor.  And how did we eat them?  We just dredged them in seasoned flour and fried them until crispy (then dipped them in Ranch).  Well, here’s a different method for…