I grew up working in the food industry. I was a working chef most of my career. It's neither glamorous or a place to be recognized. I was never comfortable in the spotlight anyway. Instead, I worked on a steady scheduled menu for the masses. It paid the bills, but that's all it did. Twenty years passed and I began to realize I had a few culinary ideas of my own. I really enjoy wild game dishes. I now live in the heart of one of the most remote forests in the country. The bounty of the forest inspires my recipes. I hope to share my love of food and the outdoors with you.

Slow Cooker Poached Salmon

Source: Slow Cooker Poached Salmon .entry-meta Slow Cooker Poached Salmon .entry-header Foolproof salmon in the slow cooker? Yes, please! This method of poaching the salmon in a flavorful broth using the slow cooker guarantees success. Replaced print link with goto recipe Print Photography Credit: Alison Conklin Your slow cooker is a versatile thing. So versatile, in fact, that you can […]

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Show Off Your Sweet Side This Valentine’s Day

Show Off Your Sweet Side This Valentine’s Day (Family Features) Treat family, friends and co-workers to something they will all love this Valentine’s Day by making easy and impressive cookies. Start with your favorite roll-out cookie recipe or simply dress up store-bought ones by adding some simple details with icing.  From the cupids at Wilton, here are three ways to […]

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Valentine’s Recipes You’ll Love to Share

Valentine’s Recipes You’ll Love to Share

Valentine’s Recipes You’ll Love to Share (Family Features) If the way to your loved one’s heart is through the stomach, there’s no better way to start off this Valentine’s Day than with a homemade breakfast prepared with love. Whether you’re whipping up a breakfast for a spouse with a sophisticated palate or trying to tempt the taste buds of your […]

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Kitchen and Bath Remodeling Trends to Watch

Kitchen and Bath Remodeling Trends to Watch

Kitchen and Bath Remodeling Trends to Watch (Family Features) Investing thousands of dollars in a kitchen or bathroom remodel can be daunting, but it doesn’t have to be. Check out some of these trends from the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI) to consider when planning your next kitchen or bath remodel. Make Your Home Smarter It used to […]

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Prepare Your Home for Holiday Guests

Prepare Your Home for Holiday Guests

Prepare Your Home for Holiday Guests (Family Features) Welcoming friends and family into your home, celebrating time-honored traditions with delicious food and enjoying quality time with loved ones are all sure signs that it’s the most wonderful time of the year. However, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed by holiday preparations and pressure to make your guests feel comfortable while visiting. […]

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Managing High Blood Pressure During the Holidays

Managing High Blood Pressure During the Holidays

Managing High Blood Pressure During the Holidays (Family Features) Managing blood pressure can be difficult, especially during the holidays and winter months. A change in routine, family visits, traveling, illness, holiday menus and financial concerns can all conspire to derail your best efforts at keeping chronic conditions, like high blood pressure, under control. If you are one of the millions […]

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Holiday Guesting 101

Holiday Guesting 101

Holiday Guesting 101 (Family Features) If you manage to avoid hosting duties this holiday season, you may be dodging some of the hardest work, but remember that being a good guest goes beyond arriving on time and taking your shoes off at the door. This holiday season, ensure your host gets to enjoy the festivities by putting these ideas to […]

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Anti-Drug Challenge Encourages Students to be Part of the Solution

Anti-Drug Challenge Encourages Students to be Part of the Solution

Anti-Drug Challenge Encourages Students to be Part of the Solution (Family Features) Prescription opioid misuse and heroin use have reached epidemic levels in the United States. Now, students have the opportunity to compete for prizes as they engage in a national challenge to communicate messages to their peers about the dangers these drugs pose. The United States Drug Enforcement Administration […]

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