Appetizers

Cilantro Jalapeño Compound Butter

This cilantro jalapeño compound butter recipe is from our Sporting Friend, Susie Jimenez, who was the runner-up on Season 7 of “Food Network Star.”

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Parmesan Taco Shells

This parmesan taco shells recipe is from our Sporting Friend, Susie Jimenez, who was the runner-up on Season 7 of “Food Network Star.” Everything Susie touches has a spicy twist to it, which you can dial up, or down. These parmesan taco shells can easily be turned into crackers or cups. Fill with salads, tuna…

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Ricotta and Blue Cheese Stuffed Jalapenos

This ricotta and blue cheese stuffed jalapenos recipe is from our Sporting Friend, Susie Jimenez, who was the runner-up on Season 7 of “Food Network Star.” Everything Susie touches has a spicy twist to it, which you can dial up, or down.

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Turkey Salad

This turkey salad recipe is from our Sporting Friend, Susie Jimenez, who was the runner-up on Season 7 of “Food Network Star.” Everything Susie touches has a spicy twist to it, which you can dial up, or down. Try it with crackers or cucumber rounds, or serve this turkey salad in a sandwich or wrap.…

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Stuffed Meatballs

This stuffed meatballs recipe is from our Sporting Friend, Susie Jimenez, who was the runner-up on Season 7 of “Food Network Star.” Everything Susie touches has a spicy twist to it, which you can dial up, or down.

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smoked sausage

Jalapeño, Garlic and Lime Summer Sausage

I’m told that it’s called “summer sausage” because it can be stored without refrigeration because of the curing process. I keep my summer sausage in the refrigerator or freezer anyway. I’ve also made various forms of wild game summer sausage using only salt as a curing agent. Some people like big hunks of cheese in…

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Sweet-Hot Jerky

Based on a casual observation of my hunting buddy’s jerky choices, I’d say that sweet- and hot- flavored jerky is about even with teriyaki. Turning venison into jerky is a natural. It’s lean, practically devoid of fat, and dries out faster than beef. The meat has to be trimmed of all visible silver skin, sinew,…

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Venison Sausage with Rustic Tomato Sauce

In the summertime, when “real” homegrown tomatoes are available, this is one of my favorite recipes. During the tomato offseason, I’ll usually prepare this dish with canned tomatoes rather than grocery store tomatoes. Then I won’t whine about the lack of flavor from the so-called “vine-ripened” store-bought tomatoes as compared to the real deals. Who…

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Wild Turkey Spring Rolls

For these wild turkey spring rolls, I like to use ground thigh meat, but ground wild turkey breasts work well, too.

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