Hand-Held Venison Quesadilla

Chef and author of several wild game cookbooks, Eileen Clarke, shares her thoughts on this "convenience food" option for wild game enthusiasts. I love quesadillas, but they’re hard to eat in a blind—or pickup. So, as soon as I saw this folded version, I jumped on it. One, it’s easier to handle: instead of being 10 inches around—and needing both open hands to hold it—it fits easily in one hand. Plus, it’s easier both to get in and out of the pan, and to flip it.  Each folded tortilla can be totally different, to suit everyone’s individual tastes.

Illinois Outdoor News Fishing Report

Fishing in Illinois can be very diverse. Whether you’re chasing Coho on Lake Michigan, casting for Bass on a lake downstate, or catching walleye or cats on one of the state’s many rivers, getting the insider’s edge on where they’re biting and what is working is invaluable. Scroll down to get the edge you need to catch your limit in the Land of Lincoln.

Smoked Venison Meatloaf

When it comes to options for smoking meat, author of several wild game cookbooks - Eileen Clarke, shares that the good old water smoker is still one of her favorite cooking devices. In this recipe, she shares tips on preparing a smoked venison meatloaf that pairs well with potato salad.

Sesame Baked Chicken of the Woods Mushrooms

He's best known as a leading authority on culinary uses of mushrooms and plants via his website Forager | Chef: the largest resource on wild mushroom cookery on the web, and Chef Alan Bergo shares his step-by-step recipe with Outdoor News readers for this surprising take on "sesame chicken" using wild mushrooms.

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