In The Kitchen

Mike McDonald’s Pickled Fish

Mike McDonald’s Pickled Fish

By Mike McDonald

Pickled fish has been a favorite among northerners for years. Once you try this sweet treat you will pickle crappie, bass, catfish, and anything else you can get in the jar. This stuff is great on top of Ritz crackers! Ingredients: • 2 lbs Tilapia • 1 1/2 cups canning salt • 1 gallon white vinegar • 7 cups sugar • 1/4 cup pickling spice • 1/4 ...

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Venison Steak in Ritz Crackers

Venison Steak in Ritz Crackers

By Steve Hall

Venison Steak in Ritz Crackers will melt in your mouth. All I ever tasted was venison steak cooked the same ol’ way in flour and onions and well done. The taste was a cross between liver and shoe leather. Then, Mike McDonald from Sheldon, Iowa, fixed me some Venison in Ritz Crackers. It was the most tender, delicious venison steak I ever ate! I said, "You corn-fed th...

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Country@Heart Dinner Diaries

Pinwheel Steaks & Gravy
Pinwheel Steaks & Gravy

By Tim H. Martin

Based on recipe courtesy of Deb Boyer of Dakota Outfitters. Ingredients: • 6-10 tenderized beef or venison steaks — *In some places, they’re called cube steaks, but this doesn’t mean to cut into cubes! The pounded or ... READ MORE


Troy Landry’s Crawfish Étouffée Stuffed Peppers
Troy Landry’s Crawfish Étouffée Stuffed Peppers

By Tim H. Martin

Plus, mini-interview with the Cajun of all Cajuns Courtesy of Troy Landry from TV's "Swamp People" (8 servings) Ingredients: • 8 bell peppers to stuff, tops removed • 1 extra bell pepper for crawfish étouffée, smal... READ MORE


Creole Chicken & Okra
Creole Chicken & Okra

By Tim H. Martin

Sometimes I buy a cookbook just for one or two recipes. When I heard about "Cooking Up a Storm," I knew there would be dozens of recipes I'd like, which proved to be true. After Hurricane Katrina, there was risk of losing much of the old Lo... 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 degr... READ MORE


Tasso: America’s Great Unknown Secret Ingredient
Tasso: America’s Great Unknown Secret Ingredient

By Tim H. Martin

So, what is tasso? I believe it’s the best-kept secret ingredient in all of American food culture. Unless you’re from the Cajun Country of southern Louisiana, you’ve probably never heard of it — even my spell-checker... READ MORE


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