Jess Pryles

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Koji Flank Steak with Crispy Rice & Miso Butter

Koji marinaded flank steak grilled to perfection then paired with crispy, crunchy rice all drenched in salty miso butter.

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Exploring Umami ingredients: Shio Koji

If you're a carnivore then you're a fan of umami. Get to know the ingredients that help boost the 'meatiness' factor, like Shio Koji.

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How to make soft cured egg yolk

Soft cured eggs yolks are easy to make, with a soft and gooey texture and intensified flavor.

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Offaly Good Chicken Heart Yakitori

Conquer your fear of the weird parts: chicken hearts are tasty little morsels that are perfect for char-grilling.

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How to make (freaking delicious) beef bacon

If you thought regular bacon was delicious, wait until you taste the crispy golden goodness of beef bacon.

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Boudin Stuffed King Cake with Steen’s Glaze

Have your meat cake and eat it too. Try this boudin-stuffed king cake for Mardi Gras.

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Crispy Al Pastor Pork Wontons

Enjoy these not-at-all authentic wontons, loaded with an al-pastor inspired filling of earthy chili and grilled pineapple.

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Spicy Grilled Yucatán Chicken Wings

Up the heat factor on these spicy Yucatán chicken wings by drizzling with a generous pour of habanero citrus sauce.

Aussie Vegemite Glazed Lamb Rack

The simplicity of this Vegemite glazed lamb rack allows both the rich, gamey meat and the complexity of this iconic Aussie spread to shine.

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Exploring Umami ingredients: Vegemite

Here's why you need to start using Vegemite in your stews, soups, sauces and marinades.

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Garlic Parmesan Whole Roast Chicken

Why have one garlic parmesan wing when you can have the whole darn garlic parmesan roast chicken?!

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Stuffed Shells with Ricotta, Spinach & Venison

You'll love these jumbo pasta shells stuffed with a rich filling of cheese, spinach and ground venison

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Spicy Habanero Citrus Sauce

Make this habanero citrus sauce, then put it on everything. A sweet start with a fiery spicy finish, you'll quickly become addicted!

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Venison Shanks with Stout, Coffee & Smoke.

Venison shanks are flavorful and packed with rich gelatin, Twice cooked with a smoke and a braise, they may become your new favorite cut.

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Best-ever BBQ Brisket Burnt Ends

Smokey, sticky nuggets packed with extreme beefiness, follow this recipe to create the ultimate bbq burnt ends.

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Smoked Venison Scotch Eggs

A perfectly soft-boiled egg encased in seasoned and smoked venison sausage. These venison Scotch eggs are a complete all-in-one breakfast treat.

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How to make Classic Barbecue Pulled Pork

Smoked low and slow until pull-apart tender, classic barbecue pulled pork is cheap, easy and delicious.

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Introducing… Hardcore Carnivore® RED!

Introducing the newest addition to the Hardcore Carnivore meat seasonings line - HC Red! Designed for white meats and particularly pork butts & ribs.

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‘Pigwheels’ with prosciutto & salami

With just 5 ingredients and 10 minutes prep time, these Pigwheels with prosciutto & salami make for a great appetizer snack.

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Cheesy Pull-Apart Bread with Rosemary & Garlic

What's better than freshly baked soft yeast bread rolls? Ones that are stuffed with cheese and coated in butter & garlic, of course.

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Texas T-Bone Steak (with jalapeño and garlic)

A hint of spice and some punchy Tex-Mex flavors make this Texas T-Bone lone star-sized in taste.

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Hearty Venison Stew with Mushrooms & Barley

A true hunter and gatherer dish, this venison stew with barley and a variety of mushrooms is a hearty meal in a bowl.

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Make your own Venison Stock

True nose to tail eating finds a use for the bones, too. Follow this recipe to create your own rich venison stock.

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Cowboy Casserole with Cheddar Jalapeno Biscuit Crust

Sure to keep any cowboy well fed, this delicious casserole is a hearty stew of beef and beans, finished with a golden biscuit crust.

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Make your own Jalapeño powder

Using a dehydrator, it's easy to make your own bright green jalapeno powder at home!

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2016 Holiday Gift Guide

Looking for unique gift ideas for grill lovers and meat fans? I have you covered with these 9 great options.

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Twice-Cooked Drunken Beef Short Ribs

These braised drunken beef short ribs have a crispy exterior that yields to a super soft wine-braised centre.

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Individual Mac N Cheese Cups (with bacon!)

Enjoy the glorious crispy edges and gooey centres of these bacon-laden individual mac n cheese cups.

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7 Great Venison Recipes Perfect For Fall

From chicken-fried to stuffed backstraps, try these creative and delicious venison recipes at home.

2017 Beef Workshop

Introducing my first ever class/workshop! And it couldn’t be on a better topic – beef! Join me at the Texas Beef Council on February...

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Quinoa & Beef Stuffed Squash with jalapeño & pecan

Roasted then packed with a hearty filling, these stuffed squash are the perfect dinner feast for a cold night.

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Sweet & Salty Peanut Brittle Pie

This Peanut Brittle Pie takes the exact flavors of the candy, but replaces the firm snap of brittle with a lusciously soft caramel and hints of salt.

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5 expert tips for your barbecue competition box

Along with taste and texture, appearance plays a part the final score in comp barbecue. Here's 5 tips to get your competition box looking great.

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Mini Cornbread, Bacon & Sweet Potato Muffins

If there has ever been a snack to capture the flavors of fall, this is it. Mini bacon cornbread muffins with sweet potato frosting, pecan & crackling.

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Cajun Chicken and Andouille Gumbo

Good gumbo is as dark and murky as a Southern Louisiana swamp. Learn how to perfect your roux and create this rich chicken and andouille gumbo.

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Rare Steaks: Spinalis Dorsi, the Ribeye cap

Ever wondered what the most coveted cut on a steer is? Newsflash, it's not the tenderloin! Meet the tastiest beef muscle of all - the Spinalis Dorsi.

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Breakfast Taquitos with sausage, spinach & egg

Breakfast taquitos are a natural extension for any fan of the breakfast taco, with their crispy exterior shell.

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Stuffed Meatball Sub with Pork & Venison

This stuffed meatball sub is a great use for ground venison, but is a stand alone winner with two epic layers of cheesy goodness.

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Stuffed Venison Backstrap with Walnut, Sage & Cremini Mushroom

Some folks call it loin, others call it backstrap- whatever you call it, don't cut it up into steaks! Check out this whole stuffed venison backstrap.

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How to smoke a brisket (and the answer isn’t a recipe!)

Learn my top 4 commandments that are essential to achieving a successful brisket cook (plus a few bonus tips).

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Vinegar BBQ Mop Sauce – a Carolina-style pork dressing

This tangy vinegar-based sauce does something magical when added to pork. Here's how to create your own BBQ sorcery.

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Stuffed Pretzel Buns with Chorizo & Mozzarella

Pull apart one of these salty pretzel buns to reveal a stuffing of chorizo and gooey, runny mozzarella...

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Buttermilk & White Pepper Pie with Molasses

A silky custard pie spiked with a gentle heat, and different from anything you've had before. Try this Buttermilk & White Pepper Pie with Molasses.

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Garlic & Rosemary Grilled Lamb Ribs

Move over, baby backs, there's a new gnawingly good rib in town. Treat your tastebuds to this garlic & rosemary grilled Lamb ribs recipe.

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‘Old Fashioned’ jelly with lemon, bourbon & bitters

This 'Old Fashioned' flavored jelly is not too sweet, and has hints of bitters, maraschino, zesty lemon and a good boozy kick of bourbon.

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Easy Grilled Cedar Planked Salmon with lemon

Infuse the vivid orange salmon with the scent of smouldering cedar. It's easy, fast and delicious to grill planked Sockeye salmon.

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Improve your veggie kebabs…with bacon!

Make vegetables better by adding meat! Jazz up grilled veggie kebabs with crunchy curls of bacon.

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The Meat Lovers Guide to: Uvalde County, Texas

Home to the Frio, Nueces and Sabinal rivers, Uvalde County is an outdoor-lovers paradise. Here's where you should eat while in Uvalde, carnivore style.

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Bottom Round Roast Beef with Hatch Chile Crust

At around $5 a pound, the bottom round roast makes for an economical (and flavorful) cut. Try it with this roast Hatch chile crust!

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Friday Night Lights and Frito Pie

The Texas traditions of high school football & Frito pie are inexorably linked. Learn more about the portable chili snack that's a Lone Star favorite.

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DIY cookbooks – a perfect holiday gift

Blurb lets you create your dream book, whether for sale or giving as a gift.

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Tangy Smoked Garlic Sauce

You'll love the taste of this tangy, smokey garlic sauce, and you may just find yourself starting to put it on everything!

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Meatsplosion Dogs with cheese & bacon

Seasoned breakfast sausage stuffed with cheese, wrapped in bacon and then grilled til crispy? Yes, the meatsplosion dog is a real thing.

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Grilled Peach Galette (with a hint of smoke)

With fresh peaches and a hint of smoke, this grilled peach galette is a great way to use your grill to create dessert.

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Salt & Pepper Smoked Beef Back Ribs

Meet the beef ribs you can smoke to perfection in just three hours.

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How to make (delicious) beef jerky

Making your own jerky at home is easier than you think. Here's how to do it:

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How to trim Pork Ribs, competition style

Learn the tricks to trimming pork ribs into a neatly rectangular rack, perfect for competition barbecue

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Meet the Oklahoma Onion Burger

Charred onions with a beef patty smashed right over the top, and make it a double. You gotta try the Oklahoma Onion Burger.

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How to cut your own Flat Iron steaks at home!

Check out this simple hack for taking a cheap grocery store roast and turning it into two high quality and inexpensive Flat Iron steaks!

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mini bacon & egg breakfast biscuits

These mini biscuits with bacon jam and a tiny fried egg make the perfect little breakfast bites.

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Sweet, Sticky, Smoked BBQ Pork Ribs

Smoked pork ribs are easy to make with the right recipe. Try these sticky BBQ St Louis ribs at home - you'll probably eat a whole rack to yourself!

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fried green tomato Hush Puppies

Pillowy balls of cornmeal studded with tart tomato pieces - these fried green tomato hush puppies are the perfect mashup of two Southern staples.

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How to set up a grill for two-zone cooking

When a recipe calls for "two zone" grilling, it's usually because at least one portion of the cooking process requires gentle, indirect heat.

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Pork Tenderloin with Cherry Bourbon sauce

You won't believe how easy it is to make this incredible seared pork tenderloin with cherry bourbon sauce. In fact, you can be ready to serve in...

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Grilled Peanut Butter & Jelly Wings

Sometimes you get an idea that's crazy, but just crazy enough to work...these peanut butter and jelly wings are exactly that.

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Recipe: the secret to perfect crispy pork belly.

Perfectly crispy pork belly is easier to make than you think. Here's how to get incredibly moist pork topped with golden crunchy crackling.

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Summer Noodle Bowl with Spicy Korean Gochujang Beef

Spicy Gochujang-smothered pieces of filet meet fresh pickles and cool noodles for this easy summertime Korean-inspired noodle bowl.

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Cocoa-Rubbed Mole Negro Skirt Steak

Sounds strange, but when combined with incredible aromatic spices this cocoa-rubbed steak results in a big, bold beef experience. Try this Mole...

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6 epic compound butters to enhance your steak

Flavored or compound butters are easy to make and give you a simple and incredibly tasty way to complement and customise your steaks.

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How to cook a bone-in steak, perfectly.

Don't be intimidated by bone-in steak cuts - with the right method it's easy to guarantee perfect steak at home, every time.

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Sweet ‘n’ Tart Side: Green Tomato Salad

A little sweet, some salty, and plenty sour, this green tomato salad is a perfect fresh side.

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Smoked BBQ beef cheeks

They're small mini pillows of the most incredibly rich beefy flavor and soft gelatinous seams. If you like barbecue brisket, you're going to love...

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Seared Duck with Smoked Blood Orange Sauce

Perfectly seared duck is a magnificent union of tender and juicy meat topped by a crown of crisp skin. Try this take on classic duck with orange,...

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How to cook the perfect Tomahawk steak.

Get ready to grill up this Flintstone-inspired behemoth, it's easier than you think to cook a Tomahawk.

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Big Red BBQ Rib Glaze

Using soda as a sweet profile for meats is nothing new, but picking the right flavor (and color!) combos can give you incredible results, like...

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Pretzel bun hot dogs with beer cheese

Beer, meat and cheese form a power trinity which trumps nearly all other combos. Ready to step up your dawg game? Try these pretzel bun wagyu hot...

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Mini Aussie Meat Pies: rich & beefy snacks

Meat pies are a classic Australian icon, and with a flaky pastry exterior and a beefy filling with rich gravy, it won't take long before the rest...

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Cheesy Ranch Stuffed Baked Potatoes

These ranch stuffed potatoes are filled with zesty mashed taters, then baked to perfection. You'll never settle for boring plain baked potatoes...

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The Meat Lovers Guide to: Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Just upriver from New Orleans on the banks of the Mississippi sits Louisiana's capitol city, come explore all the meaty delights of Baton Rouge.

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Evan LeRoy’s Smoked King Ranch Sausage

Can you turn the classic Texan dish King Ranch chicken casserole into a sausage? Evan LeRoy can- and it's packed with all the flavors of the original.

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Flat Iron steak with Italian Salsa Verde

Flat Iron steak is perfect for spring grilling, and particularly delicious with this bright, fresh and beefy pairing.

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Meet Hardcore Carnivore Black – your new favorite seasoning rub

Introducing the new meat rub, Hardcore Carnivore™: Black. This jet black colored, charcoal based seasoning rub will totally transform your meats.

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Beefy, Cheesy Mini Taco Bites

Looking for the perfect Cinco De Mayo party snacks? Harness the flavor of beefy, cheesy (somewhat trashy) Tex Mex with these mini taco bites.

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What is Kosher salt and what makes it different?

Kosher salt is an ingredient in most barbecue and general cooking recipes. But what exactly is it, and why is it important to know the difference?

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Venison Bolognese – a field to plate recipe

Rich and comforting, this simple Venison Bolognese recipe is great over any type of pasta you choose.

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BBQ Pork Rub Recipe – get it on your butt.

The perfect pork rub will enhance, not mask, the meat with a perfect balance of sweet, spicy, salty & zesty.

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Meat tshirts – brand new designs available!

Brand new t-shirts for Hardcore Carnivores

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Wagyu beef – everything you need to know

Not all Wagyu is the stuff high dollar price tags are made of. Here's everything you need to know about Wagyu beef.

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Croissant Bread Pudding with Bacon & Pecans

If you are a bread pudding fan, you're going to love this indulgent version made with croissants, bacon and a splash of bourbon for the heck of it.

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Beer Battered Onion Rings & Buffalo Ranch Dip

These golden onion rings are impossibly light but deliciously crunchy and perfectly paired with tangy Buffalo Ranch dipping sauce.

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Steak bites with blue cheese, fig & bourbon jam

Good news, bourbon & fig paste is the new utility player in your culinary arsenal. Here's how to make it...

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Seared Venison Backstrap with Blackberry Sauce

It's lean, delicate and most importantly, delicious. Follow this easy recipe for venison backstrap with blackberry sauce.

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Pork Crown Roast with Drunken Apples

This spectacular pork roast will be the crowning glory of a beautiful meal for guests.

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Quick and Easy Pickled Red Onions

Sweet, fragrant and tangy, these quick pickled red onions are easy to make and make a great topping for tacos, or side for BBQ.

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Great books on barbecue, grilling & meat – listed!

My complete list of books about barbecue, grilling, meat and general cookery, split into easy to follow sections.

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Make your steak better before you even cook it with Dry Brining

This method for dry brining steak, paired with reverse sear cooking, will result in the best tasting steaks you've ever cooked at home.

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How to make and cure your own smoky bacon

There are few single ingredients that are so universally adored as bacon. And the only thing better than bacon is homemade bacon. Curing your own...

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Bloody Mary flavored Venison Jerky

It takes one simple piece of equipment with one switch to create awesome jerky at home.

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Classic Sausage Rolls with Pork, Beer & Sage

Flaky pastry encases a beer-kissed filling of pork & sage, what's not to like about this recipe for sausage rolls?

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Chicken-Fried Venison, Waffles & Serrano Honey

This dish is delicious for dinner, but even better for brunch. BYO mimosa...