"Since my husband is an avid hunter, we have an abundance of venison each winter," relates Teresa Bowen from Choudrant, Louisiana. "I adapted a meat loaf recipe to make these baked burgers, and we haven't eaten plain burgers since!"
When he simmers a pot of his satisfying stew, Rick Sullivan of Henryville, Indiana stirs plenty of garlic and herbs into a hearty meat-and-vegetable mixture. "This stew tastes great right off the stove but it's even better if you make it ahead and reheat it," he says.
Venison is a nice change of pace from turkey for a holiday meal. This meat loaf doesn’t taste gamey, and our guests enjoy it—especially the ones who stay with us during hunting season.—Lorraine McClain, Republican City, NE
I served game hens at a diplomatic dinner when my wife, Ruth, was the defense attaché at the American Embassy in Budapest, Hungary. They were an appealing choice because they filled a plate and garnered many fine comments.—Andy Anderson, Graham, Washington
Growing up in Tennessee, Southern or Country-Fried Chicken was a staple in our home. It wasn't until I moved to South Carolina that I was introduced to quail and discovered different ways to prepare it. —Athena M. Russell, Florence, South Carolina