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Pheasant Meatballs with Brandy Apples and Onion

“When he was young, I told Dale Jr. that hunting and racing are a lot alike. Holding that steering wheel and holding that rifle both mean you better be responsible.” ~ Dale Earnhardt As I sit here about to write-up this recipe for pheasant meatb...
by A 12 Gauge Girl on Dec 16, 2016

Carne Asada Pronghorn!

“My favorite memories growing up in North Carolina were hunting and fishing with my father and brothers. There, I developed a deep appreciation for protecting land and waterways. There, I learned outdoorsmanship.” ~ Louis Bacon When trans...
by A 12 Gauge Girl on Jul 16, 2016

Elk Stroganoff Stuffed Mushrooms: A Dinner Party Hit!

“Recipes don’t work unless you use your heart!” ~ Dylan Jones I love a good dinner party: the friends, the music, the drinks, the food! And nothing makes for a better dinner party than introducing your friends to a new recipe. I als...
by A 12 Gauge Girl on Jun 3, 2016

Elk Steak and Eggs: A Four Ingredient Breakfast!

“The only time to eat diet food is while you’re waiting for the steak to cook.” ~ Julia Child Family traditions come in many forms. Some traditions are large and noisy, like everyone in the family gathers at a certain aunt’s house...
by A 12 Gauge Girl on May 9, 2016

Elk Tacos in Cheddar Cheese Shells!

“I didn’t get this physique by not eating tacos.” ~ Jon Tester I love tacos, but you know what the biggest problem with the taco is? Each time I take a bite into my crunchy shell overflowing with juicy, greasy meat, and diced up let...
by A 12 Gauge Girl on May 6, 2016

When that Dog’s too Old to Hunt

“We give dogs time we can spare, space we can spare and love we can spare. And in return, dogs give us their all. It’s the best deal man has ever made.” ~ M. Acklam     I was too young to actually remember it, but every time my...
by A 12 Gauge Girl on May 5, 2016

Smoked Salmon Dip: Perfect for Any Occasion!

“My life is what a salmon must feel like. They are always going upstream, against the current.” ~ Laura Schlessinger I am guilty, just as everyone else, of forgetting the simple things in life. We all get so wrapped up in work, and kids,...
by A 12 Gauge Girl on May 2, 2016

Sticky Tomato Sauce and Pesto Elk Tenderloin!

“All the sounds of this valley run together into one great echo, a song that is sung by all the spirits of this valley. Only a hunter hears it.” ~ Chaim Potok I can’t express how much I love basil. The scent alone invokes visions of...
by A 12 Gauge Girl on Apr 30, 2016

Elk Steak Smothered in Blueberry Balsamic Reduction and Gorgonzola Cream Sauce!!! Rich and Delicious!

“I love berries. Strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, black berries, anything with an ‘errie’ in it!” ~ Jordin Sparks Have you ever eaten something that was so good you couldn’t stop thinking about it? And then when y...
by A 12 Gauge Girl on Apr 11, 2016

Jamaican Jerk Pheasant with Coconut Rice

“Jerk is Jamaica to the bone, aromatic and smoky, sweet but insistently hot. All of its traditional ingredients grow in the island’s lush green interior: fresh ginger, thyme and scallions; Scotch bonnet peppers; and the sweet wood of the alls...
by A 12 Gauge Girl on Mar 29, 2016

Guinness Elk Stew: The Luck of the Irish

“There is a charm in making a stew, to the unaccustomed cook, from the excitement of wondering what the result will be, and whether any flavour save that of onions will survive the competition in the mixture.” ~ Annie Besant Many take the...
by A 12 Gauge Girl on Mar 21, 2016

Pheasant Marsala Meatballs

“I love my old bird dog. I like to watch him run.” ~ Crossin Dixon “You can’t teach an old dog new tricks,” everyone has heard the saying. Normally I tend to agree. I have a thirteen-year-old yellow lab and she has no de...
by A 12 Gauge Girl on Mar 15, 2016

Pronghorn Wellington: Fancy Smancy!

“Too many people just eat to consume calories. Try dining for a change.” ~ John Walters There is a restaurant here that serves American Waygu Beef, considered the “butter knife beef” because it is so tender and moist that in t...
by A 12 Gauge Girl on Mar 14, 2016

Duck Skewers and Peanut Thai Dipping Sauce

“If it looks like a duck and sounds like a duck, it could be a really ugly swan” ~ Timmothy Radman For me, duck hunting has been one of the most difficult types of hunt to wrap my head around. As a beginner, I learn about the tactics need...
by A 12 Gauge Girl on Mar 12, 2016

Venison Bourguignon: A Twist on a Julia Child’s Original

“The only real stumbling block is fear of failure. In cooking you’ve got to have a what-the-hell attitude.” ~Julia Child You know what Meryl Streep movie I love? Julie & Julia! You know the movie, right? Meryl Streep plates up a...
by A 12 Gauge Girl on Jan 5, 2016

Vietnamese Elk Pho!!!

“Only the pure in heart can make a good soup.” ~ Ludwig van Beethoven Vietnamese Pho.  I can’t figure out if it is pronounced fuh, foe, foo.  I swear, I say it one way and get corrected to another.  I say it the other way, and g...
by A 12 Gauge Girl on Sep 29, 2015


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