Category Archives: pork

The New Face of Pig Farming: Food Produced from the Heart

The New Face of Pig Farming: Food Produced from the Heart

ShareTweet Do you worry about the meat you find at the supermarket? Debate the benefits of grass fed versus corn fed? Have concerns about hormones and antibiotics? I certainly do. Every time I shop, whether its at the Jewel Osco around the corner or Whole Foods a block away, I struggle with every item IContinue Reading

Candied Bacon Sprinkles

Candied Bacon Sprinkles

ShareTweet Candied bacon sprinkles? You’re either raising your eyebrows or licking your lips right now. I personally was in the raised eyebrow camp the first time I was served candied bacon on an ice cream sundae. I love bacon probably more than most people, and love that sweet and salty combinations, but bacon on iceContinue Reading

Dry Roasted Pork Shoulder to Combat Spring Sports Schedule

Dry Roasted Pork Shoulder to Combat Spring Sports Schedule

ShareTweet This big hunk of slow roasted pork shoulder is more powerful than it looks. More than a mound of melt in your mouth tender pork, it’s a dinner solution for little league baseball late nights. Every April, little league baseball takes over our family. My husband coaches my son’s team and their practice andContinue Reading

Cider Balsamic Braised Pulled Pork Sliders

Cider Balsamic Braised Pulled Pork Sliders

ShareTweet Don’t these frozen days make crockpot cooking so appealing? Walking into a warm home filled with the aroma of a dinner that’s been cooking itself is a welcome break from the ice and frost. What are your favorite crockpot recipes? Pork slowly braised in cider and balsamic is one of my favorite dishes toContinue Reading

Brown Sugar Balsamic Glazed Roast Pork

Brown Sugar Balsamic Glazed Roast Pork

ShareTweet Roasting became an obsession of mine last fall when I was busy and overwhelmed with the baby. Roasting dinner in the oven was as effortless as throwing ingredients in the crockpot, just with a tastier, richly caramelized end product. Now that the leaves are beginning to die in a riot of color, I’m backContinue Reading

Slow Caramelized Pork Shoulder Momofuku Style

Slow Caramelized Pork Shoulder Momofuku Style

ShareTweet Some recipes just demand to be made. You flip past them in the supermarket checkout line, or see a picture on someone’s Pinterest board, but instead of disappearing in the abyss of your subconscious, they remain top of mind, making your mouth water uncontrollably, keeping you from resting and relaxing until you have madeContinue Reading

Roasted Pork Loin with Cider Cream Mushroom Sauce

Roasted Pork Loin with Cider Cream Mushroom Sauce

ShareTweet Something magical happens when you roast meats or vegetables. All the flavors intensify as the sugars caramelize and instead of getting dry and tough, everything becomes more delicious. And as a technique, it’s hard to find one with lower maintenance: just preheat, season, and roast. Using the same technique for both main course andContinue Reading

How to Roast a Whole Hog, Make New Friends, and Fulfill a Fantasy

How to Roast a Whole Hog, Make New Friends, and Fulfill a Fantasy

ShareTweet As the food blogger of the house, I’m generally the one in charge of planning and preparing meals. But when we decided to host a pig roast for Memorial Day, I was demoted by not only my husband, but all the men of the neighborhood. There’s something primeval, caveman-like even about roasting an entireContinue Reading

Bacon Crusted Pork Tenderloin to Woo Picky Food Snobs

ShareTweet Are your kids generally open to trying new things at the dinner table? At dinner time, my kids lose all trust in me, approaching the table with betrayal in their eyes, as if I’m trying to poison them, clearly still reeling from that sweet potato with turkey baby food jar I tried to feedContinue Reading