The Lodge at Black Pearl Cookbook – Worldwide Giveaway

Enter our worldwide giveaway to win one of two copies of The Lodge at Black Pearl Cookbook by Vicky Mullaney.

Black Pearl Farms consists of 870 acres of land in Dorchester County, Maryland with over five miles of waterfront and a couple hundred acres of flooded cropland. Each year they brush 32 blinds on the water or in flooded impoundments. (More information on brushing blinds). They grow milo, millet, corn, rice, and barley. All this makes an ideal habitat for ducks and geese and they get to see thousands of wild ducks each season. Hunters come from all over the country to enjoy unparalleled duck hunting, memorable meals, and compelling conversation. I am not a hunter but I want to spend some time at this beautiful locale.

Vicky is the lodge manager and cook. Her cookbook The Lodge at Black Pearl Cookbook is the culmination of her passions: cooking for family and friends, rearing strong children, and sharing a love of the outdoors. Vicky is a huntress, can cast a fly rod and butcher a deer. She grows oysters and farms. In addition to driving tractors and dump trucks, she cooks for both her family and the lodge guests from all over the world. You can take a look at some of her recipes on their website.

Vicky grew up in the countryside of Virginia where eating farm fresh foods and home cooked family meals was a way of life and she believes that family meals play an integral part in raising strong children and building great friendships. She has studied both French and Italian cooking and for the past three decades she has developed a unique blend of dishes which is clearly represented in the recipes in her book.

In The Lodge at Black Pearl Cookbook, she shares her beautiful life and dishes with us through gorgeous imagery. The first chapter begins with dishes served before sunrise and includes First flight apple dumplings and Larry’s cinnamon rolls along with an array of muffins, egg dishes and more.

The appetizers chapter features the game and foods readily available at the Lodge for example Goose pastrami; Spiced duck meatballs and Black Pearl oysters with bacon. More traditional bites include a Spoonbill onion spread; Blue cheese dip or dressing; and Cheaspeake wings.

Next up are soups and stews with soul-warming Fireside onion soup; Choptank oyster stew and Curried potato-cheddar soup. These warm bowls of comfort are followed by salads and side dishes: Shrimp salad; Five stand potato salad; Gingered baby carrots; and a Sweet potato casserole that has me longing for November.

Main courses include Crab crepes; Goose strudel; Stewed chicken and sage dumplings and a stunner Grilled beef tenderloin that will impress any guest around your holiday table (or any given Sunday). Vicky ends her book with a dessert chapter that shares a little something for everyone from German chocolate cake; Wafer tower with raspberries and cream and a Black walnut potato cake.

For some of these recipes – you could easily switch out chicken for duck (adjusting cooking time) or goose and put your own spin on these tempting dishes. The best thing about this book (after the recipes that is) are the myraid photographs and stories of life at Black Pearl Lodge.

Vicky is planning a move across the country and would like to not ship the supply of this cookbook that she has remaining. You can purchase this beautiful book here and use the code EYB25OFF. Making the cookbook $20.00 US. This code expires on September 30th, 2022.

This is a gorgeous book that captures the spirit of Vicky, her family and the beautiful Black Pearl Lodge. I spent some time talking with Vicky a few months ago and she is one of the sweetest souls I have never met in person. Kind, passionate and she knows food and how to make family, friends and guests feel loved and taken care of with both hospitality and delicious meals.

Special thanks to the author for providing two autographed copies of this title in our promotion. Entry options include answering the following question in the comments section of this blog post.

Take a look at the recipes Vicky shares on her website and leave a comment about which one catches your eye.

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Photo credit: Black Pearl Lodge website.

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  • hillsboroks  on  July 25, 2022

    I would love to try the Fried Crab Balls.

  • lean1  on  July 25, 2022

    Blueberry boy sounds good.

  • sayeater  on  July 25, 2022

    I bookmarked her squash bread to try since I’m rolling in yellow squash right now!

  • Dannausc  on  July 25, 2022

    Fried crab balls

  • ravensfan  on  July 26, 2022

    Blueberry Boy Bait!

  • Pamyoungvb  on  July 26, 2022

    Hunter breakfast cups look fabulous and easy.

  • matag  on  July 26, 2022

    Fried crab balls

  • Shelley.b  on  July 26, 2022

    fried crab balls. I love all things crab

  • kmn4  on  July 26, 2022

    Mmmm…duck confit.

  • KennaCupcake  on  July 26, 2022

    The bluefish pate sounds incredible. I would love to try that as well as the cold salmon with the sesame crust!

  • wildchild  on  July 28, 2022

    Grilled duck breasts

  • betsyradelow  on  July 28, 2022

    Squash Bread

  • Leonard5854  on  July 29, 2022

    Squash bread (because there is more squash than time to cook/eat it)

  • dataentrytard  on  July 29, 2022

    I would like to try Blueberry Boy Bait.

  • foodie16  on  July 29, 2022

    Squash bread

  • silversand  on  July 29, 2022

    I love the look of the crispy whole fish – sounds delicious and looks so effective!

  • rkosully  on  July 29, 2022

    I would love to make the Sicilian Sweet and Sour Tuna Steaks.

  • kennethjohngilmour  on  July 29, 2022

    the duck spring rolls with peanut dipping sauce

  • reader1trees  on  July 29, 2022

    I thought It’s Got To Be Fresh sounded just right.

  • virjeania  on  July 30, 2022

    I want to try the SQUASH BREAD

  • maci234  on  July 30, 2022

    the Fried Crab Balls.

  • Franki  on  July 30, 2022

    Duck confit

  • Isis1981uk  on  July 30, 2022

    I’d love to make the SPATCHCOCK ROASTED DUCK, it looks really tasty!

  • janv  on  July 30, 2022

    Blueberry Boy Bait or crispy whole fish

  • DarcyVaughn  on  July 30, 2022

    smoked bluefish pate

  • bopper  on  July 31, 2022

    Blueberry Boy Bait

  • Dendav  on  July 31, 2022

    Blueberry boy bait

  • youngsvnnhrs  on  July 31, 2022


  • bookmark77  on  July 31, 2022


  • lilmiztam22  on  July 31, 2022

    squash bread! would be delicious in autumn

  • teamkies  on  July 31, 2022


  • bookmark58  on  July 31, 2022

    Fried crab balls.

  • trudys_person  on  July 31, 2022

    Blueberry Boy Bait! I’ve heard of this traditional recipe but never made it, and the name is hilarious and intriguing! And it’s blueberry season …

  • chromiumman  on  July 31, 2022

    squash bread

  • LaurenE  on  July 31, 2022

    squash bread

  • prettypistol  on  August 1, 2022

    Fried crab balls

  • sarahawker  on  August 1, 2022

    Fried Crab Balls

  • RSW  on  August 2, 2022


  • BMeyer  on  August 5, 2022

    blueberry boy

  • melspot  on  August 5, 2022

    The recipes look wonderful, and I’m especially glad to see wild game. The Stewed Pheasant with Sage Dumpings sounds wonderful!

  • mph993  on  August 5, 2022

    Gotta try Spatchcocked Roasted Duck!

  • lauriesk  on  August 5, 2022

    Blueberry Boy Bait

  • NatalyaM  on  August 5, 2022

    The Squash Bread looks fantastic, especially this time of year.

  • shandrap  on  August 5, 2022

    I would love to try squash bread (we have plenty of zucchini so would love to try the variation with zucchini as well)

  • Roosta  on  August 5, 2022

    Sunday family dinner sounds like the and of a family relaxing weekend

  • JP  on  August 6, 2022

    Curried potato-cheddar soup

  • GreenhouseCheryl  on  August 6, 2022

    Applewood Smoked Turkey Breasts

  • sarahteertzah  on  August 7, 2022


  • MarciK  on  August 8, 2022


  • vickymullaney  on  August 8, 2022

    It’s so fun to see which recipes people are interested in making! Jenny, thanks for the wonderful review. I chose not to sell this book on Amazon and to support main street shops and brick and mortar bookstores. Despite my anti-Amazon stance, used copies are now available on the Amazon site and, because there is no Amazon purchase history, there are no reviews. I’d be skeptical about purchasing a copy! For reviews and more information please visit my website. Use code EYB25OFF to purchase your copy for $20. I’ll inscribe and sign any copies purchased.

  • gallucci  on  August 8, 2022

    The fried crab balls for sure, and the crispy whole fish looks amazing. I’d want to try all of the duck recipes too!

  • love2chow  on  August 8, 2022


  • Jow  on  August 9, 2022

    I love the sound of the Curried potato-cheddar soup perfect for an autumn day

  • Shelley.b  on  August 9, 2022

    fried crab balls

  • elysedc  on  August 9, 2022

    squash bread!!! I gotta make that squash bread!

  • Angela.Saver  on  August 9, 2022

    Blueberry boy bait please!

  • mrscahughes  on  August 10, 2022

    apple dumplings

  • Heaton99  on  August 11, 2022

    Squash bread is what we need at the moment.

  • LeMinou  on  August 13, 2022

    Fried crab balls

  • kmetcalfe727  on  August 14, 2022

    The fried crab balls would be the first thing I make.

  • michelle666  on  August 15, 2022

    Fried crab balls

  • Shelmar  on  August 19, 2022

    Squash bread

  • RickPearson54  on  August 19, 2022

    fried crab balls

  • luccio  on  August 19, 2022

    Sweet potato casserole

  • kmorgens  on  August 21, 2022


  • Lesevans6  on  August 24, 2022

    Fried Crab Balls

  • tamtamgold  on  August 27, 2022

    Blueberry Boy Bait

  • GregH  on  August 31, 2022

    Pheasant Curry

  • ChicagoJen  on  August 31, 2022

    blueberry boy bait

  • DimensionAEB  on  August 31, 2022

    squash bread

  • calguire  on  September 2, 2022

    Sicilian sweet and sour tuna steaks

  • emi10383  on  September 3, 2022

    Blueberry Boy Bait

  • t.t  on  September 4, 2022

    crispy whole fish

  • jus062  on  September 5, 2022

    Fried Crab Balls

  • antpantsii  on  September 5, 2022


  • Pizzacat13  on  September 8, 2022

    I love crab cakes, so the Fried Crab Balls spoke to me.

  • lindaeatsherbooks  on  September 9, 2022

    I would like to make the SICILIAN SWEET AND SOUR TUNA STEAKS.

  • avonleajules  on  September 9, 2022

    Blueberry Boy Bait

  • Magspags  on  September 9, 2022

    Fried crab balls

  • clairew137  on  September 11, 2022

    Blueberry boy

  • JenjiD  on  September 11, 2022

    Hunter’s Breakfast Cups

  • Peach1234  on  September 12, 2022

    Fried crab balls hmm hmm

  • Lesevans6  on  September 13, 2022

    Blueberry Boy .

  • debbiehb  on  September 13, 2022

    Hunter’s Breakfast Cups

  • me11g11  on  September 15, 2022

    Im not usually a breakfast person, but i would love to try the hunter’s breakfast cups – I think they might convert me!

  • Steve462  on  September 16, 2022

    The crab balls!

  • Jennifer7  on  September 16, 2022

    cinnamon rolls

  • Karla123  on  September 16, 2022

    Basil Pesto for pasta and more!

  • inflytur  on  September 17, 2022

    Duck spring rolls with peanut dipping sauce

  • maggz19671  on  September 20, 2022

    Fried crab balls

  • paulo_b  on  September 21, 2022

    Fried Crab Balls.

  • orchidlady01  on  September 21, 2022

    Blueberry Boy Bait

  • GrooveHeart  on  September 21, 2022

    Sweet potato casserole

  • v.t  on  September 21, 2022

    GRILLED DOVE BREASTS WITH RED CURRANT SAUCE – Goodness! Certainly eye-catching!

  • Lazlo  on  September 23, 2022

    Potato and Cheddar soup for some old world comfort food

  • biro  on  September 23, 2022

    Elk picadillo

  • terawong  on  September 23, 2022

    sweet potato casserole looks like dessert!

  • kaityblueeyes  on  September 23, 2022

    Grilled duck breasts!

  • thewoobdog  on  September 25, 2022

    The Hunter’s Breakfast Cups caught my eye immediately!

  • KarenDel  on  September 26, 2022


  • jd5761  on  September 26, 2022

    smoked bluefish pate

  • artthecat  on  September 28, 2022

    Squash bread

  • sheridarby  on  September 28, 2022

    Grilled duck breasts

  • zeeenie  on  September 30, 2022

    squash bread

  • nocona  on  September 30, 2022

    Hunter breakfast cups – nom nom nom!

  • profkerfuffle  on  September 30, 2022

    oh this looks incredible

  • misty33  on  September 30, 2022

    I’d like to make the Fried Crab Balls

  • Twiddle  on  September 30, 2022

    The duck spring rolls with peanut dipping sauce

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