Venison Stew with Red Wine

Venison Stew with Red Wine

I happen to love venison - that's deer meat, in case you weren't sure! I am fortunate to have access to it every deer hunting season thanks to our family's farm manager, who is an avid hunter, and also thanks to our butcher who saves me cuts of meat which his other hunting clients don't ...

Roasted Autumn Vegetables with Italian Gremolata

Autumn vegetables with gremolata.

I love making roasted vegetables in the autumn and winter months. It's a great way to bring out the flavor of these hearty root vegetables and keep their texture firm and crisp, compared to boiling them away into mushy blandness. Roasted autumn vegetables are a great choice for a Thanksgiving or other holiday meal as ...

Black Bean and Winter Squash Chili

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I love cooking with small winter squash varieties like Acorn Squash and Carnival Squash. They cook much faster than larger pumpkins or butternut squash and have a delicious sweet, mellow flavor that works well in many different kinds of recipes. One such recipe is this delicious Black Bean and Winter Squash Chili which is just perfect ...

Receipe review: Pasta with Jam Sauce by West Collins

Pasta with Jam Sauce, as prepared by Team Misha Vengers.

This past week I was approached by members of the "Misha Vengers" GISHWHES team, and asked if I would review a recipe for "Pasta with Jam Sauce". If you are not familiar with GISHWHES, it is an annual international scavenger hunt organized by actor Misha Collins (of Supernatural fame). The event annually raises tens of ...

My Best Chicken Liver Pâté

Chicken liver pate on crostini

A Delicious Pâté for Holiday Entertaining...or Any Occasion! Liver: some people love it, but others? Not so much. I happen to be a convert to loving liver, and find that chicken liver is perhaps my favorite kind. It's certainly the easiest to convince other people to try as it tends to be milder in flavor than ...