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Dark Days Week 1: Smoked Venison and Radish Chips


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Smoked Venison and Radish Chips

Smoked Venison (with a little horseradish) and Radish Chips.

I have a secret to share. I hate winter. Okay, it’s not actually a secret since everyone who knows me knows that. It’s not the cold; I love crisp cold days and tromping through the snow. As long as there is plenty of sunshine. It’s the darkness of winter that gets me.

Every year I try to come up with some fun winter activity so I have things to look forward to. This year I found it while perusing food blogs (my new favorite pastime). I’m participating in the 5th Annual Dark Days Challenge.


Apple Maple Smoked Turkey Breast


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smoked turkey salad

Smoked turkey, aged cheddar, cranberries...a beautiful autumn salad.

My step kids are in town for Thanksgiving. That means two things. 1: the decibel level in our house increases three-fold. 2: we have buy 5x more groceries than usual. I always struggle with that last one. Not living with teenagers full time, I just never get used to how much they eat! But this visit I was ready. We had a 7-pound turkey breast in the freezer which I thought would be perfect for lunches. And I remembered to take it out of the freezer in time! (A huge accomplishment for me.)


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