Blog Posts - Hunting And Cooking



Pheasant Meatballs with Brandy Apples and Onion

“When he was young, I told Dale Jr. that hunting and racing are a lot alike. Holding that steering wheel and holding that rifle both mean you better be responsible.” ~ Dale Earnhardt As I sit here about to write-up this recipe for pheasant meatb...
by A 12 Gauge Girl on Dec 16, 2016

Manila Clam Pasta on the Grill!

“Either you decide to stay in the shallow end of the pool or you go out in the ocean.” ~ Christopher Reeve One thing learning how to hunt and fish has given me is a real sense of pride in providing for myself. I know I still buy a large...
by A 12 Gauge Girl on Sep 1, 2016

Top 10 Bird Dog Blogs!!!

I can see, smell, and feel fall is on the horizon. Lately, in the evenings, I have been inclined to pull out a light jacket.  The light jacket is always the first sign of fall’s inevitable, but much anticipated, arrival. The leaves are just...
by A 12 Gauge Girl on Aug 25, 2016

Kumamoto Oyster Shots!

“The life of man is of no greater importance to the universe than that of an oyster.” ~ David Hume I just finished what is quickly becoming a yearly trip to Washington state. Last year, I visited the San Juan Islands and fished Haro Strai...
by A 12 Gauge Girl on Aug 22, 2016

Foil Wrapped Trout Packs!

“The only real stumbling block is fear of failure. In cooking you’ve got to have a what-the-hell attitude.” ~ Julia Child I am a planner. I like to know what lies ahead and how I am going to get there. I employ this attitude in almost every...
by A 12 Gauge Girl on Jul 26, 2016

Carne Asada Pronghorn!

“My favorite memories growing up in North Carolina were hunting and fishing with my father and brothers. There, I developed a deep appreciation for protecting land and waterways. There, I learned outdoorsmanship.” ~ Louis Bacon When trans...
by A 12 Gauge Girl on Jul 16, 2016

Dutch Oven Nachos!!!!

“Life is a nacho. It can be yummy-crunchy or squishy-yucky. It just depends on how long it takes for you to start eating it.” ~ John Updike I always struggle with dinner the first night of a hunting trip. Usually, we pull into camp after...
by A 12 Gauge Girl on Jul 14, 2016

Seeking Solitude: Stream Fishing

“Loneliness expresses the pain of being alone and solitude expresses the glory of being alone.” ~ Paul Tillich I spent some time up in the mountains this past weekend. I gathered up my pole and some tackle, a few snacks and some water, an...
by A 12 Gauge Girl on Jul 11, 2016

Baked Pears and Dried Cherries: A Dutch Oven Dessert

“Absolutely eat dessert first. The thing that you want to do the most, do that.” ~ Joss Whedon When camping, dessert typically consists of such campfire classics as s’mores, fruit cobblers, and caramelized bananas or peaches. Don...
by A 12 Gauge Girl on Jun 14, 2016

Lemon Cream Tarragon Chicken: A Dutch Oven Picnic

“Nothing’s better than a picnic.” ~ Zooey Deschanel Last weekend, I packed up my shotgun and shells, grabbed my turkey tag, loaded my boots into the truck, and prepared for a long day of searching for toms. I am notorious for throwi...
by A 12 Gauge Girl on Jun 9, 2016

Elk Stroganoff Stuffed Mushrooms: A Dinner Party Hit!

“Recipes don’t work unless you use your heart!” ~ Dylan Jones I love a good dinner party: the friends, the music, the drinks, the food! And nothing makes for a better dinner party than introducing your friends to a new recipe. I als...
by A 12 Gauge Girl on Jun 3, 2016

Elk Steak and Eggs: A Four Ingredient Breakfast!

“The only time to eat diet food is while you’re waiting for the steak to cook.” ~ Julia Child Family traditions come in many forms. Some traditions are large and noisy, like everyone in the family gathers at a certain aunt’s house...
by A 12 Gauge Girl on May 9, 2016

Elk Tacos in Cheddar Cheese Shells!

“I didn’t get this physique by not eating tacos.” ~ Jon Tester I love tacos, but you know what the biggest problem with the taco is? Each time I take a bite into my crunchy shell overflowing with juicy, greasy meat, and diced up let...
by A 12 Gauge Girl on May 6, 2016

When that Dog’s too Old to Hunt

“We give dogs time we can spare, space we can spare and love we can spare. And in return, dogs give us their all. It’s the best deal man has ever made.” ~ M. Acklam     I was too young to actually remember it, but every time my...
by A 12 Gauge Girl on May 5, 2016

Smoked Salmon Dip: Perfect for Any Occasion!

“My life is what a salmon must feel like. They are always going upstream, against the current.” ~ Laura Schlessinger I am guilty, just as everyone else, of forgetting the simple things in life. We all get so wrapped up in work, and kids,...
by A 12 Gauge Girl on May 2, 2016

Sticky Tomato Sauce and Pesto Elk Tenderloin!

“All the sounds of this valley run together into one great echo, a song that is sung by all the spirits of this valley. Only a hunter hears it.” ~ Chaim Potok I can’t express how much I love basil. The scent alone invokes visions of...
by A 12 Gauge Girl on Apr 30, 2016

Gearing up for the Spring Wild Turkey Hunt? Tips for Getting Ready!

“When I was younger, I used to drive up to a bunch of turkeys, roll down the window and say something. They’d all gobble back at once.” ~Levon Helm I am just going to straight out say it, turkey hunting is a blast! (Man, I pun a lot...
by A 12 Gauge Girl on Apr 21, 2016

Elk Steak Smothered in Blueberry Balsamic Reduction and Gorgonzola Cream Sauce!!! Rich and Delicious!

“I love berries. Strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, black berries, anything with an ‘errie’ in it!” ~ Jordin Sparks Have you ever eaten something that was so good you couldn’t stop thinking about it? And then when y...
by A 12 Gauge Girl on Apr 11, 2016

Jamaican Jerk Pheasant with Coconut Rice

“Jerk is Jamaica to the bone, aromatic and smoky, sweet but insistently hot. All of its traditional ingredients grow in the island’s lush green interior: fresh ginger, thyme and scallions; Scotch bonnet peppers; and the sweet wood of the alls...
by A 12 Gauge Girl on Mar 29, 2016

Tips for Setting Up Trail Cameras

“You can observe a lot by watching.” ~Yogi Berra Christmas morning was a hard time for my parents. I was that kid who went to bed late because I couldn’t contain my anticipation enough to fall asleep, and once I did fall asleep it o...
by A 12 Gauge Girl on Mar 23, 2016


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