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Pumpkin and Apple Chili

Recipes posted a year ago: Mashed Cauliflower Finger Steaks I am pretty proud of myself with this recipe. I basically took some  fall fruit and veggies from our CSA and threw in some elk meat, …

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Ginger Marinated Flank Steak

Recipes posted a year ago: Garlic-Roasted Asparagus & Mushrooms Paprika & Clove Rubbed Pork Chops This recipe uses a long marinade to help tenderize the long, tough fibers that are found in flank steak, and …

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Shepherd’s Pie

Recipes posted one year ago: Jerk Chicken Skewers Creamy Carrot and Sweet Onion Soup Meatloaf Here is a great “comfort food” recipe.  I have never actually made a Shepherd’s Pie before and was giving myself …

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Broccoli Beef Stir Fry

Stir fry is a great way to make a “one pot” meal with tons of veggies, meat, and other goodies.  This recipe originated as a stir fry classic, but adds mushrooms and bell peppers, along …

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Merlot Braised Short Ribs

Short ribs, coming from the “short plate” (lower middle rib area) on a steer, contain a considerable amount of connective tissue and tendon that can result in tough and chewy meat if not prepared correctly.  There …

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Lemon Basil Round Steaks

We’ve got a quick one today for the middle of the week, now that we’ve got some good weather to call summer out here.  Start out making a double-batch of our lemon vinaigrette dressing recipe, …

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Salt & Pepper Cube Steaks

Cube steaks are nothing more than a fancy name for tenderized round steaks, which come from the “round” (posterior) of the animal and are known for being a bit tougher than the rib and loin …

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Portabello Elk Backstraps with Tapenade Sauce

When it comes to wild game meat, there are few things more coveted than the backstrap on a big game animal.¹  While cuts like the round and the flank are excellent, the loin (the muscle …

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Lime Curry Sirloin Steaks

Here is another simple wet rub grill recipe, which happens to complement yesterday’s curry ginger butternut squash quite nicely.  I carried over the cilantro and ginger from the squash recipe, but decided to use Thai …

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Jerk Short Ribs

Saturday night we had our good friends George (of Manimal Wear apparel) and Maeghan over for dinner.  It was a great evening – a chance to unwind, shoot the breeze, enjoy a couple of hard ciders (except …

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Daube with Mushrooms and Shallots

Daube (pronounced “dobe” – long “o” sound, silent “e”) is French for meat stew.   There are many variations on how to cook this.  We used the handy Crockpot again and it turned out delicious!  The …

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Balsamic Sirloin Tip Roast

I have been wanting to get another roast done on the grill for a while.  At the same time, I wanted to keep it simple without a lot of prep time, because we always seem to …

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Grilled Steaks with Cumin Cherry Tomatoes

The flavor of cumin could be described as the “definitive” spice of foods we typically associate with the Southwest US and Mexico.  Of course, it is also a signature flavor of many dishes from the Middle …

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Pot Roast with Sweet Potatoes

We were blessed with a rare (at least so far this year) sunny day this past Saturday, giving us a chance to get some outside chores done finally.  On days like that, when you’re out raking …

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Hungarian Goulash

A little while back, Karen mentioned tackling her Grandpa Don’s Hungarian Goulash recipe.  The other night, she dug up a scanned copy of a letter written to Karen’s family about 35 years ago while they …

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