Southern Coastal Heaven: Lobster Mac & Cheese

This is a meal fit for a king. Seriously.

My parents were in town visiting recently, and I wanted to make a special dinner. Lobster is an expensive ingredient, but life is short and sometimes, one must indulge. Continue reading “Southern Coastal Heaven: Lobster Mac & Cheese”


Tasty Ways to Cook with Venison

Deer season ended in early January, and thanks to the hunting skills of my good looking husband, Kurt, we’ve got a freezer full of venison: ground and stew meat, cubed steak and sausage. I’ve only recently begun cooking with venison, and up until about two years ago, I hadn’t eaten much of it in my lifetime. When Kurt got his first deer around Thanksgiving in 2016, I suddenly found myself with 40 pounds of Middle Georgia doe, and it was time to learn how to cook it. Good thing I did, because this season brought two more deer: a 6-point buck on Veteran’s Day and another doe on the last weekend of hunting season. At first, I wasn’t sure I’d like it. I’d heard folks say it tasted “gamey,” and I wasn’t quite sure what to expect. Well, I’m here to tell you: When a deer is handled properly, there is nothing gamey about the taste.

For a tender and juicy dinner, grill venison back-strap over medium heat, just until medium rare and serve with Hoppin’ John.

Good tasting deer meat has to do with several factors. One of the most primary being, you must let it bleed out for a couple of days before taking it to the processor. Good venison needs to age. After the deer has been cleaned and skinned, place a layer of ice on the bottom of your cooler, then place the meat on top of that and top it with more ice. Place the cooler outdoors in a shady spot, pointed downhill with the drain plug open. This purges the blood from the meat and keeps it cool.

Venison Rigatoni comes together quickly with a good quality jarred tomato sauce, freshly grated Parmesan cheese and basil.

Cooking with ground venison is much like cooking with ground beef. It can be substituted for most any ground beef recipe. The same goes for the other cuts of meat. If you know how to make country fried steak, you can just as easily make country fried venison. If you know how to make beef stew, you can just as easily make venison stew. You get the idea. When it comes to grilling steaks or the backstrap portion of a deer, do not overcook it. Deer is most flavorful and juicy when cooked medium rare.

Country Fried Venison is prepared just like country fried steak, with a crispy, golden brown crust and served with brown onion gravy. 

The other day on my Instagram account, @SKGFoodBlog, I posted a mouthwatering photo of my garlic and herb venison penne pasta with homemade tomato sauce. I had prepared the dish in my cast iron skillet. The first comment I received was from a Statesboro local who said, “That looks amazing and I am always looking for recipes that use venison!” With another deer season behind us, I figured there were a few more of you who might like some deer dinner ideas. Try making these dishes at home, and for more inspiration in the kitchen, follow

Do you have questions on how to cook a certain dish or what to serve with a main course? Follow me at or tweet your questions to @SKGFoodBlog. I’d love to help solve your kitchen dilemmas!

This article originally appeared in the Statesboro Herald on January 28, 2018.

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Georgia native Rebekah Faulk Lingenfelser is a freelance writer, entertainer and food enthusiast who writes and speaks about her love of good food and the Coastal South. A Season 2 Contestant on ABC’s “The Taste,” she is the Statesboro Herald food columnist and host of SKG-TV on YouTube. A public relations graduate of Georgia Southern University, Rebekah also attended Savannah Technical College’s Culinary Institute of Savannah. To learn more, connect with Some Kinda Good on social media, or visit

Snow Day Comfort Food: Roasted Tomato Soup + Grilled Cheese

January 3, 2018: My husband Kurt (right) and I enjoy snowfall in Savannah! If you look closely, you can see my little Shih Tzu, Ewok, standing inside the doorway wearing his sweater.

Today is a very rare day in Savannah, Georgia. It’s SNOWING! We received around 3 inches of pure, white fluffy snow. With freezing temperatures outside, this called for a special lunch inside. Continue reading “Snow Day Comfort Food: Roasted Tomato Soup + Grilled Cheese”

Thanksgiving Traditions: A Celebration of Family and Food

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Carved ham and turkey, dressing, gravy and other covered dishes make a feast-worthy Thanksgiving buffet. 

Growing up, Thanksgiving was always an exciting holiday. Both my parents’ families are large, and each year we would alternate which side to spend it with – the Faulks in Macon (my dad’s family) or the Coopers in Augusta (my mom’s family). No matter where we were, two things were always constant: lots of good food and togetherness. Continue reading “Thanksgiving Traditions: A Celebration of Family and Food”

One Savannah Evacuee’s Account: Waiting and Watching Hurricane Irma

We unplugged electronics and brought inside all of our outdoor patio furniture, including the grill and my potted herbs.

During a natural disaster, when one is forced to sort through their belongings to decide what to take and what to leave behind, it provides perspective. Tonight I sit on my parent’s windy patio in Blythe, Georgia, a quaint little community outside of Augusta, where my husband and I, along with our 10-pound Shih Tzu, Ewok, and my in-laws have evacuated from Savannah. Continue reading “One Savannah Evacuee’s Account: Waiting and Watching Hurricane Irma”

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If you’ve read my food column or followed my blog for any length of time, you know that one of my dreams is to host my own cooking show on a national television network. Continue reading “Subscribe to SKG-TV Now on YouTube”

Episode 4 of SKG-TV: Grilled Panzanella Salad

Grilled Panzanella is an Italian salad that celebrates summer’s garden bounty. 

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Let’s Do Lunch: My Top 5 Savannah Mid-Day Meal Spots


I moved to Savannah, Georgia just before Christmas last year, and began a new full-time job in March. When you work from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., the lunch hour is always a bright spot during the day.

Continue reading “Let’s Do Lunch: My Top 5 Savannah Mid-Day Meal Spots”

Introducing SKG-TV: New YouTube Channel Launch

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Introducing “Some Kinda Good with Rebekah Lingenfelser,” my new YouTube Channel!

Today, I’m really excited  to finally share with you the first episode of my new YouTube Channel. Continue reading “Introducing SKG-TV: New YouTube Channel Launch”