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    Turkey Queso Casserole

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    Turkey Queso Casserole

    Casseroles check all of the boxes—they're easy, delicious, and make for great leftovers. This weeknight staple works for breakfast, lunch, or dinner, and can use mac 'n cheese, tater tots, or rice. The allure comes from utilizing whatever your fridge or pantry has in store. This Southwest take on a...
    Venison Super Fries

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    Venison Super Fries

    The American Southwest is littered with “-berto” style dives. You know, dimly lit restaurants called Roberto’s, Gilberto’s, Eriberto’s, etc. They all serve carne asada everything, jumbo-sized breakfast burritos, and the famed “super fries.” Super fries are that perfect dish to grab after last call...
    Venison Breakfast Pizza

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    Venison Breakfast Pizza

    Americans revel in defacing pizza. From creating pizza pockets to making squirrel the main topping. I don’t consider this something done out of disrespect, but simply a product of creativity. Pizza is a clean carbohydrate tray, with all the ingredients on display and a built-in handle in the back...
    Venison Smoked Queso Dip

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    Venison Smoked Queso Dip

    Queso is a crowd pleaser at any gathering. Recently, smoked queso took the country by storm through social media popularity on Facebook and TikTok. I can tell you it's worth the hype—it's tasty, super easy, and can be used with a wide array of proteins. This is a fun side that can be made with any...
    Bear Fat Pop-Tarts

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    Bear Fat Pop-Tarts

    Pop-Tarts are one of the most iconic American breakfast treats—and for good reason. What kid doesn’t love a sugar-packed fruit pocket wrapped in a firm crust that’s covered in colorful icing? These pastries have a nostalgic place in my heart, but we can one-up these morning pies with a wild twist...
    Venison Meatball Subs

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    Venison Meatball Subs

    Meatball subs are one of my favorite Italian dishes to make at home. They are great for a quick dinner, work lunch, or meal to get kiddos excited about ground meat. With a touch of fat (I use 30%) and the right spices, you can create a venison sausage that rivals any chorizo you'd find at the deli...
    Turkey Egg Rolls

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    Turkey Egg Rolls

    Turkey season is upon us, and that means droves of hunters across the country are getting ready to harvest some of nature’s “other white meat.” These big birds yield a lot of great meat, but many folks are left questioning what to do with the legs. Wild turkey legs are very tough and full of tendons...
    Venison Scotch Eggs

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    Venison Scotch Eggs

    This classic picnic food has everything you could want in a neat little package. It’s a soft-boiled egg delicately wrapped in sausage and breadcrumbs, then fried to perfection. This is a great way to level up your brunch, or meal prep for a delicious on-the-go breakfast.
    Squirrel and Bacon Pizza

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    Squirrel and Bacon Pizza

    It’s hard to argue with the versatility of an old-fashioned pot hunt. The meat from small game is tasty, easy to process, and can be used in a variety of preparations. While it might not be commonplace to work forest critters into weeknight meals, I feel that’s where they’re best suited. The mild...
    Venison Deep Dish Pizza

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    Venison Deep Dish Pizza

    Pizza is one dish that inspires a lot of debate. Thick or thin crust? Meat and sauce on bottom or top? Cheese first or last? Chicagoans are particularly passionate in this discussion. Deep dish pizza has deep roots in the Windy City. As an Illinois product of the 19th century, it’s now a staple...