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Slow Cooker Italian Beef or Venison

Slow cooker Italian beef is the perfect meal this time of year. It's comfort food that feeds a family with plenty left over.  Autumn in southern Illinois is when Mother Nature can't decide if she's going to be hot or cold. We go from 65 degrees to near 100 degrees over the course of just a few days. I've lived here my whole life and I'm still not used to her mood swings! Nonetheless, it's also the time of year my slow cooker takes up permanent residency on the kitchen counte...

Salted Caramel Applesauce

 This was the view at Flamm Orchards in Cobden, Illinois last weekend! The Flamm family has owned this orchard for over 120 years ... six generations! It's one of two of our "go-to" spots for fresh fruit and vegetables during the summer and fall seasons.  Mom, Noodle and I stopped at the fruit stand on our Saturday adventure to our favorite museum and "junk store".  Staff were busy unloading bags upon bags of apples, while others were busy bagging the apples! F...

My take on Ree’s Braised Beef Brisket: Venison Roast

I have greatly enjoyed watching Ree Drummond's The Pioneer Woman show over the years.  I ran across her blog several years ago not realizing she had a new TV show at the time.  She is one of my favorite Food Network "chefs" ... she's family oriented and down to Earth, and she fixes simple and hearty meals ... no frills. I love that! And ... let's face it ... Marlboro Man isn't bad to look at, either. ;-)  In a recent show, Ree fixed enough braised beef brisket to ...