Venison Big Mac Egg Rolls

So just to make it clear – I’m not a hunter. Not really. I kill a deer …. sometimes. And only one in a season because that’s what we’ll eat in a year. But this is new to me, something I just started in the last 3 years. I don’t come from a family of hunters and management’s favorite meat is tofu, so that means I’m always on the lookout for how to prepare and eat this year’s beautiful deer. I came across a Big Mac egg roll recipe and figured this was gonna be delicious with venison and boy…

Smoked Italian Beef

I’m a sucker for a good sandwich…of any type and I love a good Italian beef sandwich! Ever since “The Bear” first appeared on Hulu I knew I wanted to make my own Italian beef for a juicy sandwich. I found a chuck roast laying around and decided to throw it on my SNS (Slow and Sear grill). This is so simple…lots of passive time (and I mean lots) and simple ingredients. Like I said, I did throw this on my grill with some chunks of wood for smoke but you do not have to do that. If you have…

Instant Pot Bacon Jam

Bacon Jam – Instant Pot

Well guys, finally, the Instant Pot bacon jam recipe is here. I was scrolling through my drafts a couple of weeks ago and found this gem that I could have sworn I shared, but I guess not! I. love. this. bacon. jam. I put this on all kinds of things. I love it on a grilled cheese. Smeared on a croissant with gruyere, ham and tomato. On a baked potato. Cream cheese, obviously. Burgers, obviously, like the Alabama Bacon Jammer! Stuffed in a pork tenderloin. Toss some in a veggie soup (that really takes it to another level!). I mean,…

Right On Trek Adventure Meal

RightOnTrek Adventure Meals – Backpacking Food!

So RightOnTrek reached out to me about their new Adventure Meals, wanting me to give them a try. As you know, if you follow any of my backpacking food on the site, I typically make my own. Not that I don’t like ready-made commercial backpacking meals, but they’re not always tasty or filling or they’re too pricy for what you get. But, I figured why not! Just a bit of info on RightOnTrek Adventure meals: They’re nutritious, they have many vegetarian options and the packaging is environmentally friendly (you can composte it!). My favorite thing(s) though is that you can…

Instant Pot Taco Meat - From Fresh or Frozen!

Instant Pot Taco Meat – From Fresh or Frozen!

So, tacos. We’re back on that. It’s always the same with me, tacos, tacos, tacos! But this time guys, this is traditional taco meat. Well, American traditional taco meat. You know, ground beef and taco seasoning. Truthfully though, I usually use a mix of beef and chicken, but more on that later. I love this recipe. I make it often because as stated, I love tacos, and I buy meat at Costco. It’s Costco man, nothing is little there – you know this. So, I always end up bringing home 6 pounds of ground beef or three pounds of ground…

Panera Broccoli Cheddar Soup - Instant Pot

Panera Copycat Broccoli Cheddar Soup – Instant Pot

Another Panera copycat soup? Yep. But this is everyone’s favorite, broccoli and cheddar soup – in your Instant Pot or favorite pressure cooker, and it’s dump. and. go. One would think I actually ate at Panera, but no. I never go there. I have eaten there in the past, of course, and get the soup on the side. You know how it goes. And to be honest, their broccoli cheddar soup is rather hit and miss. At least at my locale. Sometimes it’s just perfect cheesy broccoli soup goodness. Other times, it’s a thin watery mess. But then you go…

Instant Pot Creamy Chicken and Wild Rice Soup - Panera Copycat! Dump and go, creamy soup recipe, that will satisfy that tummy grumble!

Panera Creamy Chicken & Wild Rice Soup – Instant Pot

I’m back! It’s cold! It’s soup time! If you like Panera’s creamy chicken and wild rice soup, this recipe is for you. If you’ve never had it, but you love creamy soups, this recipe is for you. If you’re like me and management, and just love soups, again, this recipe is for you! This creamy chicken and wild rice soup is pretty much a dump and go. There is no browning. There is no deglazing. That’s what makes it so perfect. That and I don’t know about you, but I can safely say I typically have all the ingredients on…

Turkey Legs and Gravy!

Instant Pot Turkey Legs and Gravy

Turkey time people! Gobble Gobble Gobble! I’m back with a Thanksgiving turkey leg recipe or just an anytime turkey treat. You choose. Turkey legs are perfect for anytime because turkeys are big and you just don’t want or need something that big on any given day! Sometimes you just have one or two mouths to feed but you still want some turkey. And you can get turkey legs anytime of the year and even with the price hikes on meat, turkey legs are still pretty cheap. This turkey legs and gravy recipe is a dump and go dish, which I…

Homey, Cajun meatball stew is life!

Cajun Meatball Stew

Cajun meatball stew: Not many foods make me feel…homey…you know what I mean, quite like Cajun meatball stew does. I’m not sure how many of you are familiar with the dish, but very simply, it’s meatballs and veggies cooked and simmered in a luscious, dark roux. I heard you groan when I said dark roux. No, don’t even. Just stop. Making a dark roux is very easy if you make an oven roux or look, just buy it in a jar guys. There is no shame in that. I make a double batch (or triple) in the oven and freeze…

Apple pie baked beans!

Apple Pie Baked Beans

Apple pie baked beans put a bit of a twist on traditional baked beans and truthfully, it’s a match made in BBQ-side heaven! And it’s super easy too! These apple pie baked beans have only 4 ingredients and hardly any prep. You can pop them in an oven or on your smoker or grill while other things are poppin’. Too easy not to try it. If you really want to jazz it up, you can add: chopped bell pepper chopped onion jalapeno slices bacon on top minced garlic crushed seeds, like cumin or mustard I haven’t tried this yet, but…