Oh My Gnome! The Heinzelmännchen Burger

In case you’re just tuning in, John and I have visited quite a few breweries in the last couple of months and John has been writing these (amazing) pairing menus for all of the brews we’ve sampled. Well, since the Heinzelmännchen folks reached out to us with kind words about our write-up, we asked them…

Bison in the Backyard: Cherry Glazed Duck

John here. We went on a camping trip this summer and since I don’t do simple (yes, even when I’m outdoors), I decided duck was the way to go. It’s woodsy, a little bit gamey, and it has a deep flavor to it. Duck also has that thick bit of fat over the breast and…

All-American Waffle Burger

Hello, world! This is our first ever post on The Blueberry Bison, so we thought we’d start off with a fun experiment from this weekend: the All-American Waffle Burger. To prepare the pickle waffle “buns”: 1 cup AP flour ½ cup whole wheat flour 3 ½ tsp baking powder 1 tsp salt 1 tablespoon sugar…

Creamy Tomato Orecchiette and Meatballs

Another busy week here at the Bison household, but check out this fantastic dish John made for dinner! I’m loving the homemade tomato basil sauce and those little fried pork meatballs… To prepare the fried pork meatballs: 1 lb ground pork 1/8 cup minced onion ¾ cup breadcrumbs 1 egg 1 tsp salt 3 Tbsp…

St. Patrick’s Day Savory Banger Cupcake

Guys and gals, I made another thing! And this time, I dreamed it up all by myself. Sounds awesome, right? I KNOW!! I’m all super proud and excited and stuff over here.

Bison Basics: Homemade Spice Rub and Beer Braise

I love making homemade spice mixes. I really do. Why? Because you can literally put almost anything in them: grated fruits, zests, specialty sugars, smoked salts, you name it. The infusion of flavor that you can put into a spice mix is really unlimited. And in turn, you can completely change the dynamic of any…

Blueberry Beans and Bison Franks

As you know from our last post, it’s blueberry bison month (as far as we’re concerned). We wanted to literally make this month all about blueberry and/or bison recipes, but we needed a jumping off point, so we looked at our food calendar. This weekend, Sunday is apparently Beans and Franks Day, so… what better…

Chickpea Buckeyes

Chickpea buckeyes? I know what you’re thinking… but forget all about that because they’re actually really, really good. I love chickpeas and I’m continually surprised by the way they can take on different forms in various recipes. In the case of these buckeyes, they replace and take on the characteristics of the excessive powdered sugar…

Bison Basics: Homemade Blueberry Ketchup

So here’s the thing about condiments. They’re actually great vehicles for getting really creative, but a lot of people are quick to just grab something store-bought because it’s fast and easy. Unfortunately, fast and easy doesn’t always open the door for creativity. Fortunately for you, though, a delicious and easy homemade ketchup recipe is perfect…

Alligator Tacos with Homemade Tortillas

Back in September of last year, we visited the new Market District in Solon and went crazy: we were excited to have a Market District closer to home and were equally happy to find so many unique products. It made for quite the shopping trip (and weeks of delicious meals to follow). You already know…

Pan-Fried Frog Legs with a Purple Sweet Potato and Batata Hash

The first time I ever experienced frog legs, I was working at a country club for a French chef. As a young man in a small town, you don’t ever see things like frog legs so I thought they were one of the fanciest things I’d ever encountered. I’ve always been kind of enamored by…