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Winter-Buster Beef Soup

Winter-Buster Beef Soup

By Tim H. Martin

Bayou and bay flavors amp up this beefy-vegetable classic. Ingredients: • 2 to 2 1/2 lbs. ground beef or venison • 3 cups beef broth • 2  28 oz. cans diced tomatoes • 10 oz. can Ro*Tel tomatoes and diced green chilies • 4 oz. can chopped green chilies • 1/2 cup salsa (medium heat) • 2 tablespoons olive oil &... READ MORE

Fire Grits!

Fire Grits!

By Tim H. Martin

Just the right amount of heat in this devilishly creamy dish Ingredients: • 1 cup quick grits • 2 cups half-and-half • 2 cups chicken stock • 2 (10 oz.) cans original RO*TEL diced tomatoes and green chilies, drained • 3/4 cup cubed process cheese (Velveeta) • 3/4 cup sharp cheddar cheese, shredded • Kosher salt, ... READ MORE

Chicken & Sausage Filé Gumbo

Chicken & Sausage Filé Gumbo

By Tim H. Martin

With Quick Brown Roux Instructions! Ingredients (all except roux): • One whole chicken or 4 chicken breasts, skin-on • 16 oz. smoked sausage, thinly sliced, preferably Andouille • 2 cups okra, sliced (optional) • 4 quarts water to boil chicken, reserving 2 quarts as stock • 3 bay leaves • 1 heaping tablespoon Creole s... READ MORE

Venison Ragù alla Bolognese

Venison Ragù alla Bolognese

By Tim H. Martin

Where deer season meets Italian seasoning Ingredients: • 1 1/2 to 2 lbs. ground venison or ground beef • 1 lb. ground pork or ground turkey • 4 oz. pancetta or slab bacon, finely chopped • 8 oz. button mushrooms or baby portabellas, sliced • 2 stalks celery, finely chopped • 1/2 cup carrots, finely chopped • 1 on... READ MORE

Heavenly Cream Biscuits

Heavenly Cream Biscuits

By Tim H. Martin

Not Grandma’s, but Still Divine  Ingredients: • 2 1/2 cups self-rising flour, plus extra for dusting (I prefer White Lily) • 1 1/2 cups heavy cream • Butter, to dot biscuit tops Directions: Preheat oven to 500 degrees. In a medium-sized container, slowly add heavy cream into flour, stirring with a fork until you make a do... READ MORE

Gwin’s Roadhouse Sausage Gravy

Gwin’s Roadhouse Sausage Gravy

By Tim H. Martin

Recipe Courtesy of Gwin’s Roadhouse, Cooper Landing, Alaska  Ingredients: • 1 lb. ground pork sausage • 3 1/4 cups whole milk • 1/2 cup all purpose flour  • 1/2 tablespoon pork base or 1 beef bullion cube • 1/2 tablespoon, garlic powder • A pinch of ground fennel seed • Black pepper, to taste * If... READ MORE

Gator Tail Jambalaya

Gator Tail Jambalaya

By Tim H. Martin

Traditionally, jambalaya is made with ham and other leftovers, but is wonderful with a variety of meats and your favorite ingredients. Try swapping out items in this recipe with things such as scallops, crawfish, duck, squirrel, pheasant, rabbit — the list is endless!  Ingredients: • 1 pound smoked sausage, preferably Andouille, in ... READ MORE

Beef or Venison Tips

Beef or Venison Tips

By Tim H. Martin

Beef or Venison Tips & Rice with Wine Gravy — Recipe Courtesy of Chef Paula George Ingredients: • 2-2 1/2 lbs. sirloin tips or venison tips • 3 tbls. olive oil • 1/3 cup all purpose flour • 1 pack McCormick’s Seasoning, Beef Stew Blend • 2 cloves minced garlic v1/2 cup red wine • 2 cups beef broth ... READ MORE

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