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Instapot Venison Roast

There is so much good about eating venison. To me it's the original organic meat, lean and tasty. There are lots of ways to enjoy venison but for us this is our favorite way to y to prepare venison roast. I was able to take a doe last fall and after cutting up the meat ourselves we had just the right cuts of steaks, stewmeat, ground venison ( with pork added), roasts and the coveted backstraps and tenderloins. This venison provides lots of great meals throughout the winter that we are grateful to have.  I have become a fan of the instaptot for a variety of meals that can take hours to make, and I still do make them that...

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Basics For A Well Stocked BBQ Pantry

If you are into barbecue you know that there are so many many things you can grill and smoke. Your friends and family will expect great things from you and keeping a well stocked pantry will make you look like a pro! Here's a list of my essentials- start with these and add your own. 1. Canola Oil and Brush Use this light oil for brushing on veggies before grilling to help with those great grill marks everyone wants to see. I brush it on meats such as pork butts and ribs before putting on my rub. It helps with creating a great crust. A light coating on vegetables before grilling is essential.  Coat your grate with oil  before grilling to...

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5 Ways To Use Cocktail Sauce

We are all familiar with the classic pairing of cocktail sauce and shrimp and it certainly is a winner. My small batch version made with my own apple wood smoked Maine sea salt is a fresh version that is sure to please. Classic Cocktail Sauce or Tequila Lime Cocktail Sauce- which will be your favorite? Gluten free with no high fructose corn syrup it's nothing but goodness. It's one of my favorite ones to make because of the horseradish. It's just the right amount and smells amazing! So here's some of my favorite ways to use Classic Cocktail Sauce with smoked Maine sea salt and my Tequila Lime Cocktail Sauce with smoked Maine sea salt.   1.Grilled Shrimp with Cocktail...

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Crab Dip With Tequila Lime Cocktail Sauce

Get ready for a new way to enjoy cocktail sauce! I wanted to do samplings with something different than just shrimp or kielbasa so I looked for a another way to utilize seafood. While Maine is best known for lobster and steamers clams we have a love of all things seafood.  I came up with this Crab Meat Dip. It's easy to make and everyone loves it. Best part is it's better when its made ahead of time and has time to for the flavors to meld together. . It's been such a huge hit  I've sold a lot of Tequila Lime Cocktail Sauce with Smoked Maine Sea Salt because of it!  The fact that it's gluten free is a bonus!   ...

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