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Balsamic Glazed Pork Tenderloin

Pork tenderloins have become one of my new favorite things to cook, especially for a weeknight meal. They are quick to cook and still pack a ton of flavor. I have always enjoyed stuffing pork tenderloins, but haven’t spent a ton of time just cooking them to slice and enjoy.  I decided to cook these pork tenderloins on our Green Mountain pellet grill, which by the way, I absolutely adore. The Butcher Man, my dad, gifted us the grill as…

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Main Courses Recipes Thirty Days of Food

Pork Burgers featuring Janae Mogler of Pig Hill Farms

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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Main Courses Pressure Cooking Recipes Thirty Days of Food

Cherry Cola Pulled Pork featuring Amanda Carlson

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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Appetizers Main Courses Recipes Thirty Days of Food

Iowa Ham Balls featuring Jennifer Bieber

Being a transplant Midwesterner, the food culture of the Midwest is something I’ve very much loved getting to know and cooking through. I wasn’t raised on Ham Balls and I know this shocks all my Iowa friends. In fact, I had never even heard of ham balls until I moved to the Midwest. Needless to say, I’ve become a convert! They are delicious! And of course, no Iowa Ham Ball recipe can be complete without a fellow pork producer from…

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Main Courses Pressure Cooking Recipes

Instant Pot Pulled Pork

So, I have been eyeing from afar an electric pressure cooker for some time. My friend and inspiration, Chef Alli, is a huge proponent of them and she shares several recipes and kitchen hacks using her beloved “R2D2”. Flash forward to about a month ago, Amazon Prime had the Instant Pot half off. I made the leap, purchased the pressure cooker, and it sat in my garage for another two weeks, in the box while I had nightmares of blowing up…

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Canning Recipes

Apple Rhubarb Chutney

It should come as no surprise my love of canning, as the last couple weeks, the majority of the recipes I’ve been sharing have been canning related. I hope if you aren’t a canner, I’ve enticed you enough to at least try it. And if you are a newbie, you can check out my Intro to Canning guide. I promise it isn’t as hard as it seems. However, I will warn you. It is addicting.  Anyway, one of my lovely friends from…

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Canning Recipes

Jalapeno Bacon Jam

When we were in Thanksgiving for California, my mom pulled a jar out of the cupboard for me to use in some sort of toasted baguette appetizer… It was jalapeno bacon jam. And it was glorious. I knew I need to re-create it at home. If you know me, you know my addiction to jams with jalapeno so this one was right up my alley.  Disclaimer: if you aren’t someone who can utilize self control, this jam may not be…

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Main Courses Recipes Thirty Days of Food

Cajun Stuffed Pork Loin featuring Thomas Titus

My husband is a meat and potatoes guy.. What this means is that on any given evening we have to have some sort of animal protein with our supper. Pork is a regular staple in our household and one of my favorite ways to make a pork loin is to stuff it or feature it with some sort of sauce. Because honestly, who doesn’t love a fancy sauce or stuffing with their meat!? I found some andouille sausage in the…

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Main Courses Recipes Thirty Days of Food

Apple Stuffed Pork Tenderloin with Champagne Cream Sauce featuring Val Plagge

So excited to have another pork feature on here! We covered pork chops and ground pork, so this time it’s all about pork tenderloin! Pork tenderloins are so versatile, you can cook them as is, marinate them, stuff them… The possibilities are endless. My final pork producer is Val and let me tell you, she’s a great gal! Val and her husband farm in North Iowa with her husband’s family. Val likes to say, they raise “corn, (soy)beans, pigs and kids”…

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Main Courses Recipes Thirty Days of Food

Sour Apple Pork Burgers featuring Cristen Clark of Food and Swine

Cristen has very quickly become one of my new favorite bloggers! Honestly, her recipes are simply divine and she makes food look so PRETTY! Me… not so much. But my food still tastes good! Cristen and her husband farm along with finish hogs in Iowa. Naturally, since she is a hog producer, Cristen recommended I try out her Sour Apple Pork Burger. And I will be honest with you guys here… prior to this, I had never had a pork…

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