Dog Sledding and Snow Corn Eating

Years ago, on Mount Bachelor, I got a little taste of what it would be like to dog sled in Alaska, along with inspiration for a dessert to put at the top of my Northwest Meets Southwest  “what to eat before you die” food bucket list. DOG SLEDDING AND SNOW CORN EATING “I have a surprise for […]

Forest Gumbo

Forest Gumbo.

Montana Moose Drool Ale Cake

I made a red velvet cake with Montana Brewing Company’s Moose Drool Ale in the batter and iced it with hot caramel made with more Moose Drool Ale.  It’s topped with what looks like….Hershey’s Chocolate chunk Nut candy.  When I finally get to check  visiting an Alaskan lodge off my bucket list, I will be […]

Bacon Wrapped Venison Tenderloin with Yukon Jack Gravy and Wild Deschutes High Desert Sage

While fishing on a high desert river in Oregon I stopped at Mecca Flats and picked some of the very pungent wild sage and brought it back.  A little goes a long way and nicely complements wild game dishes. Since sage is the herb that gives country gravy it’s distinctive flavor, I decided to create […]

Spicy Coconut & Sunflower Seed Encrusted King Salmon with Red Currant Chipotle Sauce

Wild King Salmon encrusted with my own spicy coconut and sunflower seed rub.  Served in a pool of  a red currant and white wine reduction with a chipotle pepper bite.  This taste bud zinger is accompanied by a lodge favorite side dish of Grilled Corn and Sweet Potato salad and some spicy Bear Candy Sausage.

Gold Nugget Topped Pork Tenderloin in Yukon Jack Whiskey Gravy

A tender, moist, Pork tenderloin is topped with a fresh morel mushroom that I stuffed with sharp cheddar cheese, dipped in egg, rolled in Gold Fish cracker crumbs and baked.  A spicy Yukon Jack whiskey gravy moat and crispy southwestern seasoned Yukon Gold steak fries finish off this dish.  You will think you have died […]

Yaak Attack Stack

I grew up not too far from the Yaak River in Northwestern Montana.  The town of Yaak, had a post office, small general store and two bars (one by the name of the “Dirty Shame”).  It was popular for tourists and area residents to go for what was called a “Yaak Attack”.  This involved driving […]