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Apple Cider Muffins

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Apple Cider Muffins

Fall means fresh apples. My family goes apple picking every October near Omaha, and we always bring home more apples than we know what to do with. Here’s my version of a fall, apple-focused pastry: muffins made with cooked-down cider and a healthy dose of fresh-picked apple.
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Goose Boudin Sausage

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Goose Boudin Sausage

Boudin is a classic cajun sausage that uses warm rice to bind the meat together. This recipe uses the wing and liver meat from specklebelly goose along with liver to create the perfect texture, and hearts and gizzards can also be incorporated into the mixture if you desire. If can be stuffed into...
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Butternut Squash Mac and Cheese

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Butternut Squash Mac and Cheese

If you love mac and cheese, but find it a bit too decadent to eat regularly, here’s a recipe that will help make this guilty pleasure a little more nutritious. There’s still cheese, but the base for the sauce is not a milk-based roux. Instead, the foundation of this mac and cheese recipe is a...
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Hot Venison Sundae

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Hot Venison Sundae

The hot beef sundae is my favorite Nebraska State Fair item. It’s a fun play on food—basically pot roast and mashed potatoes made to look like an ice cream sundae. Here’s a wild game version of this Midwestern staple. One note, if you’d like the mashed potatoes to hold their shape and look like...
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Grilled Goose with Figs

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Grilled Goose with Figs

Early-season goose hunting feels entirely different from the late-season goose hunting I'm more accustomed to. There is freshly chopped corn on the field instead of snow, and instead of trying to keep my hands warm, I'm worried about ticks. But the sound of geese overhead has my blood pumping just...
Wade Truong Sep 13, 2022
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Goose Stew

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Goose Stew

This stew is a great way to make use of tough snow goose legs. Watch Blake and I cook up his famous family recipe in this episode of Duck Camp Dinners. With this gravy-like slow-cooked stew, you’ll never pass up on goose legs again. Be sure to tune into the most recent episode of Duck Camp Dinners...
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Chanterelle Pierogi

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Chanterelle Pierogi

The chanterelles have been sneaky this year in southern-central Minnesota thanks to severe drought conditions. Tried and true spots I typically hit early in July were bare until just a couple weeks ago after a stint of some much-needed rain. Naturally, I was stoked when I was able to piece a few...
Lukas Leaf Sep 8, 2022
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Roasted Oyster Mushrooms with Cheesy Polenta

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Roasted Oyster Mushrooms with Cheesy Polenta

In the Midwest, you can forage oyster mushrooms summer through fall. Find them growing on dead or dying trees, fallen logs, or stumps, and preferably under the cover of shade. They come in an array of colors: pearl, tan, brown, gray, and yellow. Cultivated oyster mushrooms may even be pink. Their...
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Wild Boar Belly Burnt Ends

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Wild Boar Belly Burnt Ends

Burnt ends are a staple of Southern cooking. This rendition of a classic uses the belly of a boar smoked until the meat melts in your mouth and flame finished to give that distinct burnt end crunch. Check out the most recent episode of Duck Camp Dinners here to see how it all comes together.
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