Category: Recipes

New England Clam Chowder with Razor Clams

Over the past 10 years I have been looking for the best clam chowder recipe I could find.  My friend, Grover has also been on this quest and so the two of us have scoured the earth for the perfect … Source: New England…

Big Yellow Squash Lasagna

How many times have you left for a few days, only to return to your garden and find a huge ass yellow squash?  This happens to me all the time.  I got to talking to an old timer friend of mine and he was…

Elk Shepherd Pie for St. Paddy

Hello everyone, sorry this took until late April to post.  But for all you Irish brothers and sisters out there, this one is for you.  St. Paddy’s day is a special day for us Nanna’s.  I have a tradition that I have been doing…

Seared Duck Breast with a Cherry Port Sauce

One of the first things I look for on a menu at a great restaurant is Duck Breast. I absolutely love it if it is cooked to perfection (medium rare with a crisp crust).  I think you can eat it without sauce, because it…

Smoked Prime Rib with Horseradish and Garlic Rub

Anchovy fillets packed in oil, drained. 4 Garlic cloves 1/2 cup of grated horseradish 1/3 cup of olive oil 2 tsp. of crushed red pepper flakes 1/2 tsp of grated nutmeg 1 tsp of salt 1 tsp of pepper Combine all ingredients into a…

Mushroom Broth with Seared Halibut and Orzo Soup

One of my favorite top five fish to eat is Halibut.  Recently, I got finished a month of Salmon fishing on the Columbia river in Oregon and got to take a break to go up with my friends called the “Horseman” to Alaska.  We…

Sweet Heat Peach Salsa

We have a friend that we have known for almost 15 years, Dawn Morse.  She was telling me that she was going to go pick peaches this past weekend.  I said to myself “Self, that sounds pretty interesting and fun.  What can I do…

Bacon Crusted Cedar Plank Salmon with Maple-Ginger Glaze

I am always doing research on food and recipes.  I know I am coming into one of the best Oregon salmon seasons in the next few weeks so I am mentally preparing and conducting my research.  I know my clients are going to ask…

Homemade Pheasant and Cheese Ravioli with Tomato Basil Cream Sauce

I am going to be the first to tell you that you can substitute chicken for pheasant with this dish.  You can also use chucker, and or quail.  The tomato basil sauce comes from a little Italian joint in South Shore Lake Tahoe called…

Lasagna with Elk and Goat Cheese Ricotta

I have been working on this Italian classic for nearly a decade, each time making it better and better with new little twist and turns that takes me this.  I am honored to say it was collaborate effort of not only people like Ken…

Grilled Asparagus & Onions with Balsamic Vinegar and Oregon Blue Cheese

I do not do a lot of Vegetable side dishes on my site, probably because I focus on the main and the side dishes are just a part of the program.  However, this one is very good and involves a Green Egg and BBQ…

Sundried Tomato Pesto with Andouille Sausauge, Mushrooms, and Prawns

After our recent successful spotted shrimp season we had last weekend, I thought what can I do with these prawns/shrimp?  I had left over Andouille sausage from my oyster competition.  I had a nice jar of sun-dried tomato pesto in the pantry.  No problem, I got…