The thing about Aunt Linda is she never slows down, at least not in the kitchen. She was so happy to share her recipe that I barely had time to scrounge up a notepad before she was halfway through the ingredient list—pulled from her memory. Once I started writing, I had a hard time keeping up, but got most of it scribbled down. Linda didn’t provide any amounts, as she’s typically serving a herd of guests, guides, and ranch hands. Since then I’ve done my best to pare her recipe down to just enough for a family. While this might not be exact, I think it’s close enough to name it Aunt Linda’s Pheasant Tortilla Soup.