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#realpigfarming

  • Farm Life, Food, Pigs

    Iowa Ham Balls

    A couple of months ago, I was invited to accompany bloggers from around the U.S. on a tour of a modern day pig farm. In efforts to connect their audiences more closely with how…

  • Farm Life, Food

    B.A.T. Deviled Eggs & New Babies

    Mixing up the regular appetizer spread is never a bad idea. Deviled eggs are one of my favorite things on the PLANET. The trick to making these deviled eggs amazing? Crispy, salty…

  • Food

    English Toffee Cookies & Pigs

    When I was a young girl, a local grocery store used to offer “FREE Cookies” to kids. I’m sure your grocer has something similar, but this is where I developed my intense…

  • Food

    Roasted Tomatillo Salsa & Local Food

    I’m sure you hear the term ‘shop local’ quite often. With all of the ‘back to school’ noise, food chatter comes with that, and local food is always at the forefront of many food conversations. I’m…

  • Food, Pigs

    BBQ Pulled Pork & Pig Farming

    Pulled pork has to be the most widely used recipe for pork shoulder, ever. When I created the recipe for Pork Carnitas, I cut the shoulder roast into large pieces before searing…

  • Pigs

    #WPX15 & Summer!

    This past week has been a total blur. The first two days we bid a fond farewell to my daughter’s kindergarten school year (and amazingly I didn’t cry like a baby for…

  • Farm Life, Pigs

    Tuffy Pig

    This week we’ve had some ups and downs in the barn. Before I go into that, I want to clarify the situation we’re going to discuss. The following story relates to the…

  • Cookies, Dessert

    Blue Tin Butter Cookies

    These rich and tender cookies are simply made and easily eaten. They transport me to simpler times. I’d like to think (though my cooking contest recipes would disprove this idea) that basic recipes, prepared…

  • Activity

    Homemade Play Dough

    Making homemade play dough is the easiest activity to do with kids. The dough cooks up in minutes, cools a bit and then can be customized with colors, glitter and different extracts…

  • Dinner

    Pork Tenderloin and Baby Potatoes

    Pork tenderloin with baby potatoes and a rich pan sauce secured a spot in the regular dinner lineup today.  This meal was completely put together and on the table in around 35…

  • Dinner, Lunch

    The Best Pork Carnitas

    Recently, I read that a fast food chain restaurant was unable to serve Pork Carnitas on their menu due to an issue with a pork supplier in their chain. I’ll spare ya the details,…

  • 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 & Swine

    Homemade Bacon

    Pork Belly + Whiskey + Honey + Curing and Smoking = Bacon Fantasia.  Seriously, could life get any better?  We butchered a pig recently, a Duroc barrow (Cookie Dough’s bro) and we…