Braised Venison Shanks in Guinness

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Spaghetti Sauce II

When I threw this together I was just looking for something different from my other favorite recipe. It was so good, I can’t wait to make it again. It was thick and delicious. I did make this again without the Italian sausage (it’s not something I often have on hand) and it was still very […]

Sweet or White Potatoes in the Crockpot

While sweet potatoes aren’t often something that take *forever* to cook, sometimes it’s nice to cook them without having to think about it, take up space on the stove, heat your kitchen, or have them ready for an early breakfast. We love mashed sweet potato for breakfast. It’s filling, warm and nutritious! This method words […]

Bourbon Chicken

This recipe was originally a crockpot recipe but I wanted to try it and forgot to put it in the crockpot this morning. So as with most crockpot recipes, you can tweek it and cook it on the stovetop or in the oven. It was delicious. It will be made again. My husband said that […]

Crockpot Shredded Venison Sandwiches


1 boneless venison roast (2-4 pounds) 1-1/2 cups ketchup 3 tb brown sugar 1 tb ground mustard 1 tb lemon juice 1 tb soy sauce 1 tb liquid smoke, optional 2 ts celery power 1ts salt 2 ts pepper 2 ts Worcestershire sauce 1 ts onion powder 1 ts garlic powder 1/8 ts ground […]

Crockpot Ham and Scalloped Potatoes

This is one of our standard meals for using up leftover ham.


6c potatoes, cubed 1 medium onion, minced 1 ts salt 1/2lb cooked ham, cubed 4tb butter 4tb flour 1ts salt 2c milk 1-1/2c shredded cheddar cheese


Layer potatoes, onion, salt, and ham. Melt butter in a saucepan over medium heat. Stir […]

Northernized Red Beans and Rice

Definitely not the authentic southern dish – a bit more mild which was appreciated by our kids.


4-16oz. cans of kidney beans, rinsed and drained 1-14.5oz can of diced tomatoes, undrained (optional) 1 lb smoked sausage, cut into slices 1c chicken broth 3 celery ribs, sliced 1 large onion, chopped 1 green pepper, chopped […]

Crockpot Sausage and Potatoes

I actually made this with venison sausage, but considering the general population doesn’t keep that on hand…. I know it would work great with any smoked sausage.


3lb potatoes, peeled and cubed 2lb smoked sausage 8oz cream cheese 10.5 oz or homemade equivalent cream of celery soup 1tb ranch dressing mix


Combine potatoes […]

Crockpot Roast

This is one of my favorite ways to prepare a roast. It always comes out perfect and with it cooking in the crockpot, I am free to do other things.


1- cream of mushroom soup (homemade equivalent) 1 – onion soup mix packet (homemade equivalent) 1/2 soup can of water 3-4lb roast Carrots, potatoes, […]

Venison Sloppy Joes (crockpot & skillet)

You could probably use ground beef with this, but I also have a sloppy joe recipe I love to use with ground beef I can share, too.

I prefer using ground venison, but if you are crockpotting this you could use stew meat which will cook down into shreds over time.


1/4c bacon fat […]