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Instant Pot Carnitas

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I have shared my intense love/obsession with authentic and traditional tasting Mexican food on this blog over and over again. I could honestly eat Mexican food 3 times a week and be happy as a clam! Being that I no longer live in the mecca of good Mexican food, I have to figure out ways to recreate my own.  Carnitas are hands down one of my favorite items I will order off of any good Mexican food menu. I have…

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Mexican Lasagna Casserole

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It is a pretty regular occurrence that whenever my dad and I talk, we spent quite a bit of time talking about what we are cooking or what we have cooked. I have fond memories of sitting at our snack bar as a kid and watching him cook. I honestly believed growing up that my dad was like magic, he could build, cook, and create anything from scratch. And he regularly did. And to this day, I get a lot of inspiration…

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Pork Belly Bao Buns

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Bao buns have become the latest craze in the Americanized Asian food world. Delicate little buns steamed until fluffy and served with a variety of toppings. Think the Asian version of a taco!  We first tried these delicious buns while in California eating at our new favorite ramen house. And immediately I knew we needed to recreate them. Of course, I used one of the most savory of cuts of meat, pork belly! I paired the savory pork belly with…

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Chicken Broccoli and Barley Casserole featuring Alaska Flour Company

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Barley is a great versatile grain that can be utilized much like rice or quinoa. With my pressure cooker, I’ve enjoyed a quick and simple way to cook grains. Grains like barley, lentils, and even wheat are great ways to add fiber and protein into any dish. Today we get to hear an amazing story of entrepreneurship from out of Alaska. Alaska Flour Company formed in 2012 as a way t0 increase food security in the state.  You’ll love their…

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Turkey Cranberry Melt featuring Daniel French

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If you are needing a recipe to utilize that leftover turkey and cranberry sauce from Thanksgiving, this is a great one to try. It is simple but packed full of flavor. And the best part, most of the ingredients you’ll already have on hand from Thanksgiving! We’ve got Daniel of 37 Acres joining us today to talk raising turkeys.  DANIEL FRENCH Camden, Ohio When did you start farming? What brought you into farming? 2016 has been our first year on the…

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Pan Fried Steak featuring Natalie Heim

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Usually the hubby and I grill our steaks, but we’ve always wanted to try our hand at the steakhouse style of pan frying steaks. Unlike grilling, pan fried steaks form a crunchy outer crust, but remain tender and perfectly cooked inside. Natalie Heim joins us today to talk raising cattle and being married to a farmer in North Central Oklahoma.  NATALIE HEIM North Central Oklahoma When did you start farming? What brought you into farming? I married into the farm…

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Pork Burgers featuring Janae Mogler of Pig Hill Farms

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Being that I didn’t grow up a Midwesterner, pork burgers weren’t something I was ever exposed to. I know, my Iowa friends are thinking I am crazy! My first attempt at pork burgers was during my first ever Thirty Days of Food where I made sour apple pork burgers. They were delicious, but highly involved. I decided to try a more classic, everyday pork burger. And to go along with this pork burger feature, I have another Iowa pork producer:…

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French Dip Sandwiches featuring Katelyn Dynneson

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Our next feature hails from the land of wide open spaces, gorgeous mountain views, and of course cattle. In case you aren’t putting two and two together I mean Montana! It is no secret that the hubs and I LOVE Montana, cue “Meet Me in Montana” playing… When I think Montana, I think ranching. It is iconic, it is classic, and it has been an industry that is alive and well throughout Montana for generations. I decided to share a classic…

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Cherry Cola Pulled Pork featuring Amanda Carlson

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Is there anything better than pulled pork?? I love a good pulled pork plate or sandwich and will order it on almost any menu. One of the reasons I love pork shoulders is because they are so universal and can be used for a variety of things. You can cook one and use it for a variety of dishes throughout the week. And this recipe for Cherry Cola Braised Pork is the perfect example of that! Today I feature a pork producer…

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Hot Pepper Burger featuring Alison McGrew

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One of my favorite places in the whole country is the Black Hills of South Dakota. The hubby and I typically make several trips there a year, most of which are on the Harley. This last time we were there, we stopped at the Black Hills Burger & Bun Co. to enjoy some supper. Right when I opened the menu, I knew what I needed to try. They had a burger they called The Hot Granny which included jalapenos, cream…

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