Living the Country Life

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Good-tasting meat depends on how the animal is handled the instant it’s harvested
My son is a deer hunter and we have lots of venison in the freezer. My favorite way to cook deer steak is to marinate it in Italian dressing, and then grill it for just a few minutes on each side...
A pan that’s become rusty and lost its seasoning can be helped
When we’re camping, my two favorite pans to cook in are a cast iron skillet and Dutch oven. I usually use a liner when I bake something in the Dutch oven because it makes cleanup easier, but...
Egg size isn't determined by dimensions
When you go to the grocery store and buy a carton of eggs, do you pay attention to the size? Maybe you open it to find some eggs are bigger than others, even though the carton is labeled as “...
Help your asparagus last longer and maintain freshness from harvest to dinner table.
Use these pointers for handling, purchasing and cooking fresh asparagus: The quality of asparagus is influenced by how it is handled and the temperatures it’s exposed to after it’s...
Add a spoonful of sour cream, bread crumbs, chopped cucumber and dill sprigs when serving this creamy soup of salmon flakes and asparagus pieces.
Prep: 25 minutes Cook: 12 minutes to 13 minutes Roast: 4 minutes to 6 minutes per 1/2-inch thickness at 450° F Ingredients: 12 ounces fresh or frozen skinless salmon fillet Nonstick cooking...
Substitute the usual pizza toppings for fresh morel mushrooms and asparagus. The ingredients below make two pizzas.
Prep: 30 minutes Rise: 1 hour to 1 hour 30 minutes Bake: 12 minutes at 475° F Ingredients: 1 package active dry yeast 1 1/4 cups warm water (105°F to 115°F) 2 to 2 1/4  cups...
Dried herbs and zesty lemon peel add flavor to this hearty stir-fry.
Prep: 15 minutes Cook: 8 minutes to 10 minutes Ingredients: 6 ounces asparagus 1 teaspoon olive oil 8 ounces lean beef sirloin or tenderloin, trimmed of fat and very thinly sliced Salt...
In just 30 minutes you can prepare this warm, juicy sandwich for the main course at dinner.
Start to Finish: 30 minutes Ingredients: 1 medium sweet onion, cut into thin wedges 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 tablespoon butter Ground black pepper 1 17-ounce package refrigerated cooked beef...
Native from Hungary, goulash features the zest of tomatoes, garlic and oregano. Serve this Easy Goulash the traditional way with buttered noodles.
Prep: 20 minutes Cook: 6 hours Low or High 3 hours Stand: 5 minutes Ingredients: 1 pound lean ground beef 1/2 28-ounce package frozen loose-pack diced hash brown potatoes with onion and peppers...
Just cook the pasta, then prepare this family friendly lasagna in a skillet.
Start to Finish: 30 minutes Ingredients: 3 cups (6 ounces) dried mafalda (mini lasagna) noodles 12 ounces lean ground beef or bulk pork sausage 1 26 to 27 3/4-ounce jar tomato-base pasta sauce...