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wild turkey and potato chowder

Wild Turkey and Potato Chowder

Chowder, by its very definition, is supposed to contain shellfish, or fish, hence the “New England Clam Chowder” that everyone knows, if not loves, like me. And for those who don’t like the cream-based version of that chowder, then substitute the milk for tomatoes, and you have the Manhattan version. (If you like that idea,…

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shrimp and corn chowder

Shrimp and Corn Chowder

My wife calls me a “chowderhead,” which I took well as yes, I love a good chowder. But then I came to realize she was not using the term endearingly, that it actually means “bonehead” or “knucklehead,” which I’ve been known to be from time to time. Nonetheless, I still love a good chowder. This…

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Best Wild Game Recipes for Small Holiday Gatherings

The holidays probably look a little different for a lot of you this year. But even if you’re staying at home to celebrate, your wild game menu doesn’t have to suffer. We’ve pulled together some of our favorite wild game recipes for small holiday gatherings, so you can still create a spread to impress, from…

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Grilled Cheese & Spicy Shrimp on Sourdough Bread

Best when dunked into a bowl of Bacony Tomato Bisque 

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Bacon-y Tomato Bisque

It’s creamy, it’s bacon-y and it’s so good with a grilled cheese sandwich, or even better, a Grilled Cheese and Spicy Shrimp on Sourdough Sandwich.

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Winter Squash Soup

Few things warm you up better on a cold day than a hearty, creamy soup. Use whatever squash are available and in-season. In a pinch, this recipe can be made with canned pumpkin, but not the kind used for pie filling. Just pumpkin. 

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Shrooms Times Two

Too many home game chefs have turned to the slow-cooker and a can of cream of mushroom soup to turn their venison into something that tastes like, well, cream of mushroom soup. I understand that it’s easy and edible, but it’s just not for me. This recipe combines a mushroomy crusted venison steak with a…

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Potato Hot Dish

While working on a television show, I wound up in a popular restaurant in Brainerd, Minnesota, for lunch. One of the featured dishes highlighted on the menu was the “tater tot hot dish,” apparently the state casserole. Four out of five of us, the locals, ordered the hot dish. I was the odd man out.…

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onion soup

Vidalia Onion Soup and Blue Cheese Toast

The state vegetable of Georgia, the Vidalia onion is sweet, not hot. I’ve taken bites out of raw ones. Try that with a standard yellow onion! Available April through late fall, get ’em while you can. If they’re unavailable, substitute with another variety of sweet onion. In a pinch, standard onions can be sweetened while…

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