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Harvesting food from our northland


Deer season is just around the corner and trails at our shack have been cleared in preparation for the big day(s), depending on how motivated shack members are to get out and put food on the table. I’m not a big-game hunter, or even a littlegame hunter for that matter–too much of a softy, I guess. Pheasants, partridge and ducks […]

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Finding a recipe that’s just right for the season


The leaves in Memphis haven’t changed color yet, but fall is definitely in the air. The days are cooler and the nights are chilly. It’s time for me to swap my tank tops for long sleeve shirts. It’s also time for me to swap my summer recipes for ones better suited to cooler days and nights. From breakfast to dessert, […]

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So many ways to enjoy a squash!


Once again, the fall season is guiding my appetite and, in turn, my direction for foods to feature in the recipe column. So today the focus is on squash, and my mouth is watering! Unfortunately, I don’t have any fresh squash on hand, but I do have several bags of frozen butternut squash which will make a nice side to […]

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Apples for cakes, sauces, bars or pie


Fall brings the harvest of some of the last garden fruits and vegetables: pumpkin, squash, apples. If they were harvested in time or managed to avoid the early frost we’ve had this year, hopefully there is enough to put to use in some recipes. I focused on apple recipes for this week, but plan to have some squash recipes coming […]

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Comfort foods as we ease into the next season


This week’s recipes are, once again, based on the fall nip in the air. Hearty meals for dinner make tucking in for a cooler night that much more comfortable ­ I guess that’s why it’s called “comfort food.” These easy-to-make, one-skillet preparation recipes can be put together in a short time after a busy day. Pan-Roasted Chicken Breast Recipe by: […]


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