Fishing & Boating in the Northwoods

Cedar-Planked Maple Salmon Recipe

Finished Cedar-Planked Salmon just off the grill

Outdoor grilling is, without a doubt, right up there with fishing as one of my passions. I will use my outdoor gas grill all year ‘round, in almost any kind of weather. But summertime is grilling time, and that’s when my grill gets the most use! Your grill can be used to cook almost any […]

Blue Cheese Stuffed Olives

plate of blue cheese stuffed olives

There’s just something about blue cheese stuffed olives that really sooths my soul and invigorates my appetite, not to mention my cocktail. (This page may contain affiliate links, which means I may earn a small commission if you click through and make a purchase. You can read our Affiliate Disclosure here.) And one of my […]


fish dip with walleye cheeks appetizer

Breakfast Recipes I love preparing and eating a hearty breakfast, especially if I’m going to spend some time out on the water. Here are some of my favorites – especially for weekends! R. Karl

Canning Recipes

jars of canned tomato juice

Canning Recipes Home canning is a great way to preserve fruits, vegetables, and other foods for later enjoyment. It’s a relatively easy process that can be done at home with a few basic supplies. Canning can be a fun and rewarding hobby, and it’s a great way to save money by preserving food from your […]

Pickled Green Beans

green beans, trimmed

This recipe for Pickled Green Beans is a favorite in our house! They’re crisp and even a bit spicy. We use them all throughout the winter and spring until the next crop is ready. (This page may contain affiliate links, which means I may earn a small commission if you click through and make a […]

The Lost Art of Home Canning

a wooden shelf filled with lots of jars of food

Several years ago, when my wife first mentioned to me that maybe we should “can” some of our green beans – “or they’re going to go to waste”, I wasn’t even quite sure what she meant. She had had some experience with home canning while in a 4-H Club as a young girl. (This page […]

Grandma’s Zucchini Bread

zucchini bread slices

One item that has become an annual staple is zucchini bread, made from a recipe handed down by Heidi’s grandmother. It’s excellent when it comes from the oven, but it can be frozen and enjoyed weeks later.  The wait for the long and dark green zucchini is definitely worth it – as is this recipe! […]

Dessert Recipes

rhubarb pie

Dessert Recipes Dessert is the perfect way to end a meal, and we’ve gathered up our favorite dessert recipes to share with you. Whether you’re in the mood for something sweet and simple like chocolate chip cookies or something more elaborate like a homemade rhubarb pie, you’re sure to find something to your liking. (This […]

Rhubarb Pie with Lattice Crust

rhubarb pie

I don’t remember when I had my first piece of rhubarb pie. As a clue, I do remember that my first taste of blueberry pie was not until the age of twenty-five. I realize that I really missed out on a lot of great flavors due to my finicky taste buds. (This page may contain […]

Creamy Garlic Dressing Recipe

Salad with Creamy Garlic Dressing

Every now and again, RK gets a hankerin’ for creamy garlic dressing. And what I like best is it’s pretty easy to make. So, if you have a salad that needs a bit of spicing up, this recipe will surely do the trick! (This page may contain affiliate links, which means I may earn a […]