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Venison Stew

Venison Stew

If you are lucky enough to access venison this year, you have got to try this venison stew.  We were gifted a deer shoulder this fall from our patient Lowell (thanks again Lowell, you’re the best!).  Check out what I did with the backstrap he gave us, too!  I’ve still got a few more roasts…

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How to Brine a Venison Back-strap

How to Brine a Venison Back-strap

Growing up in “God’s country,” the Keweenaw Peninsula in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, I’ve eaten my fair share of venison.  My family didn’t hunt, but I had plenty of friends who shared their scores with me over the years.  You’ll find some of the healthiest, largest bodied whitetail deer in the U.P. In the…

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Pumpkin Hummus

Pumpkin Hummus

Here is a hummus recipe fitting for the season, with pumpkin, garlic, smokey cumin and paprika, and a dash of allspice to seal the deal! If you’re like me, you’ve been enjoying pumpkin anything and everything since September 1st.  This tasty pumpkin hummus brings out the savory side of pumpkin.    Serve with sliced veggies for…

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Four More One Pot Wonder Dinners

Four More One Pot Wonder Dinners

I am making an exception to our “Wordless Wednesdays.”  I have too many recipes to share with you, and I need to honor someone extra close to my heart… Yesterday was my son Austin’s first birthday!  I am in awe of our little man each and every day as he is growing up and learning…

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Spice Mix Party + 3 New Recipes

Spice Mix Party + 3 New Recipes

Take a gander at what a few girlfriends and I made at a Spice Mix Party we threw last month: I’m not sure if we created the idea of a Spice Mix Party, but it sure was fun!  It all started with the realization of two Maximized mommy friends, Rachel and Jess, that pre-made spice…

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Homemade Hamburger Helper

Homemade Hamburger Helper

We are back!  Austin and I took about a month off from our normal routine and spent a lovely couple of weeks in Houghton and L’Anse, Michigan.  So refreshing to relax and put all our cares away for a little while.  And a few of you asked how Austin enjoyed the water…well, he loved Lake…

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