• Indoor Picnic: Pulled Pork Without the Smoke

    Slow-cooked pork shoulder is in my top three favorite pork dishes, along with seared pork belly and spare ribs. But, I have never been a fan of tending a smoker for the requisite 8-12 hours for traditional pulled pork. Martha, it would seem, doesn’t either. She has a recipe for braised pork shoulder that we […]

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  • Your New Favorite Chocolate Chip Cookie

    These cookies are my go-to when I need sweets, and I never feel guilty for indulging in homemade goodies made from natural ingredients. The recipe is fine-tuned to produce a thick, chewy cookie. Brown sugar is used for its higher moisture content, and the dough is baked at a higher temperature for a shorter period of […]

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  • Perfectly Grilled Chicken and Pork with Classic Marinade

    Spring’s arrival comes with many sights, sounds, and smells. The trees and flowers start to bloom and show their array of colors to the world, birds are chirping noisily with the excitement of the season’s change and the aroma of grills and backyard barbecues can be found drifting from houses and lawns. Grilling season is […]

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  • Oh, Lard.

    A five-pound container of rendered pig fat is intimidating, let’s be honest. Ours is not a generation raised to look kindly upon animal fat of any kind. No, we were taught to prefer fats of the vegetable persuasion, hydrogenated with a dash of yellow 5 if you have any. Now that we’re older and wiser, […]

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  • Dublin Slow-Cooker Coddle

    Weekends can be a tricky time to figure out meals for our busy crew. Between children’s sleepovers, our house renovations, unpredictable weather, and chores around the property (that are completely dependent on that unpredictable weather,) it is hard to find time to cook up a hot meal, let alone predict when we might each be […]

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  • Wonton Soup and Pork Fried Rice

    I love Asian food, especially Chinese food. When dining out I often choose Asian cuisine. It is something I enjoy eating at a restaurant because I use to think I couldn’t successfully make it at home. With most dining out experiences we hope to get something that is better than what we can make for […]

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  • Maple Mustard Pork Chops

    The pork chop is a great cut of meat. When properly prepared, it can be incredibly juicy and flavorful. It can also be dry if not prepared and cooked to perfection. The first secret to this recipe is a salty, sweet brine that will bring additional moisture into the meat. Brining the meat for at […]

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  • Grilled Jerk Pork Tenderloin

    Pork tenderloin is such a versatile cut that I find myself going to it frequently. Depending on the dry rub or marinade that is used, it offers a base for a wide range of cultural adventures. One of our favorite ways to use it is rubbed with a jerk seasoning and simply grilled. While it […]

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  • Visit the Farm: Pork Chop Apple Crisp

    Pork and apples are a classic combination. This recipe for Pork Chop Apple Crisp is a perfect way to use the apples you’ve gathered from the orchard, as well as the grass fed pork you bought from the farm. As the public’s interest in where their food actually comes from grows, more and more local […]

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