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  • Food & Swine

    Fancy Chicken Bacon Ranch

    The Chicken Bacon Ranch sandwich craze hit about 10 years ago and I was ON-BOARD.  Strips of chicken (grilled or fried), bacon, cheese of any kind and plenty of ranch dressing… how…

  • Food & Swine

    Pigged Out Patty Melt

    Bacon, Ground Pork, Caramelized Onions, Gooey Cheese, Country Bread… this is the ultimate pork-inspired, Patty Melt sandwich.  My husband approves 100% and tells me it blows my $17,500 Sour Apple Pork Burger out…

  • Farm Life, Food & Swine

    We Are Pig Farmers

    We are pig farmers.  Let me share a bit about our diverse pig farm: We raise pigs in different ways on our family farm.  We have modern style pig barns where we raise hogs…

  • Food, Food & Swine

    Sugared Jam Tea Cookies

    This cookie recipe is one that I’ve always kept my eye on in the first baking book I received for my birthday a few years ago.  It is still the best baking book…

  • Food, Food & Swine

    Top 12 Gifts For Bakers

    I’ve compiled a list of my favorite gifts for the kitchen this year.  Last year I had a nice little list, but this year it is quite a bit bigger.  These 12…

  • Food, Food & Swine

    Little Farmer Cake

    This week, my son turned 3 years old.  The build up to his birthday was nothing crazy, but he had a definite opinion about his birthday cake.  He repeated over and over…

  • Activity, Food & Swine

    Vanilla Mint Sugar Scrub

    Homemade gifts are a top priority in my Christmas gift giving this year.  Gifts for pampering the recipient are my favorite to make.  This homemade sugar scrub is inexpensive and delightful. After you…

  • Food, Food & Swine

    Giant Chocolate Chip Cookies

    Giant Chocolate Chip Cookies are the favorite cookie of this house as of late. I’ve tinkered with this recipe from the original Nestle Tollhouse chocolate chip cookie recipe you’ll find on the…

  • Food & Swine

    Old Fashioned Dinner Rolls

    Do you need a Thanksgiving dinner roll recipe?  Here’s the best dinner roll recipe I’ve ever made, and it is all yours!  This recipe (or some form of) is responsible for over 20%…

  • Food & Swine

    Easy Pumpkin Mousse Pie

    Move over Pumpkin Pie.  Your creamier, dreamier, luscious cousin is going to steal the show this Thanksgiving.  You still reign ‘standard’ in the lineup of desserts on the spread of the Thanksgiving…