Irish Shepherds Pie – Perfect St. Patrick’s Day Dinner


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Irish Shepherds Pie This is one of my favorite comfort foods. When I was a kid, my grandpa would make Irish Shepherds Pie for St. Patrick’s Day Dinner. When I make it now as an adult, it gives me that feeling of “home.” I hope you all enjoy this as much as I do! Irish Shepherds Pie Ingredients: 1 pound local fresh ground lamb 2-3 pounds of golden potatoes (depending on what you would like the ratio to be) 1-3 cups frozen corn, thawed butter, salt, pepper, paprika to taste Irish … [Read more...]

Delicious Pork Slow Cooker Recipes


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Pork Slow Cooker Recipes Take a look at these Pork Slow Cooker Recipes! My mouth is watering just reading them. lol I can tell you right now, some of these will be on our dinner menu in the coming days! Take a look at them, and let us know what your favorite was after you test them out! Slow Cooker Oriental Pork Roast Slow Cooker Pulled Pork Slow Cooker Bavarian Pork Sirloin Tip Roast with Sour Cream Gravy Pulled Pork Cafe Rio Copycat … [Read more...]

Sausage Gravy And Biscuits-It’s What’s For Breakfast, Or Dinner


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Sausage Gravy And Biscuits-It's What's For Breakfast, Or Dinner Ever since I was a kid and the first time my Grandpa made me sausage gravy and biscuits for breakfast, I have been hooked! When I got older, he was able to teach me the "Grandpa way" to make the delicious sausage gravy! What you will need... 1 Roll (16oz) Pork Sausage 2-3 TBS Flour Milk 1 Can Evaporated Milk Salt and Pepper **Note** If using whole milk, you will not need the evaporated milk. I use it because I only … [Read more...]

Zaycon Foods Fresh Hickory Smoked Bacon


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Zaycon Foods Fresh Hickory Smoked Bacon Zaycon Foods is back and they have Fresh Hickory Smoked Premium Bacon! I don't know about all of you, but I have a small love affair with bacon. lol Everything is better with bacon, right? In case you do not know, Zaycon Foods is a traveling meat market. They find the highest quality meat, along with the best prices and bring it right to your city! They do all the work, all you have to do is register for an account on their site, find your city, place … [Read more...]

Zaycon Foods Grilling Season Event!


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Zaycon Foods Grilling Season Event! The Zaycon Foods Grilling Season Event is ready to roll!! The weather is getting better, it’s time to start grilling! Wrap your grilling plans around these Zaycon favorites and fire up some new comers! Zaycon is offering their grilling season meats right now! You all know about their Chicken Across The Country Events, now get ready to start grilling with meaty ribs, bacon wrapped pork loin, polish kielbasa, and gourmet hot dogs! If you have never ordered … [Read more...]

Easy Pork Wellington


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  This is not only a fool proof, easy dinner but the possibilities are endless. I always keep puff pastry sheets in the freezer and have come up with some great dishes just by using what I have on hand or combining leftovers from the fridge.  I included some other ideas at the bottom of the recipes. I hope you enjoy this dish as much as we do! Easy Pork Wellington 1  egg 1 tablespoon water 1/4 cup dried apple rings or dried cherries 1 whole pork tenderloin, approximately 1 … [Read more...]

BBQ Pulled Pork Is What’s For Dinner


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BBQ Pulled Pork Being born and raised in a city known for it's BBQ, it's no surprise how much I love BBQ anything! Growing up, our family had our favorite places to go, and I always remember my dad ordering a BBQ pulled pork sandwich! I decided to try to re-create an old favorite of ours! This is a very simple and delicious BBQ pulled pork recipe using basic items we all have in our pantries. It only takes a few ingredients and a crock pot! When using pork, I always find the best savings … [Read more...]

Rice and Gravy Made With Pork Loin-A South Louisiana Favorite!


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Rice and Gravy Made With A South Louisiana Spin! Rice and gravy is old and popular favorite here in South Louisiana. With Mardi Gras right around the corner, and so many wonderful dishes being made like Jambalaya, Gumbo and Crawfish boils it is a great time to love food.  I thought I would share this very popular dish with you all.  When I first moved here about 7 years ago, my first thought was gravy on rice? Being from the midwest, all I could see was a flour based thicker gravy, I was … [Read more...]

What’s For Dinner- Cracker Breaded Pork Tenderloin


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I found this recipe years ago in my Better Homes and Gardens Cookbook. It is one of my daughters’ favorite meals.   What you need: 4-6 boneless tenderloin chops cut to about ½ thick 1-2 sleeves of Ritz style crackers 1-1½ cups all purpose flour 3 eggs Cooking oil (vegetable or olive oil) Pepper Salt Garlic powder Onion powder 1 gallon size baggy 3 bowls Plastic wrap Meat mallet Fork Frying pan, cast iron skillet, or electric skillet Metal cooling … [Read more...]

Frugal Recipe: Stuffed Italian Pork Roast


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If you caught our last post on Saving Money in the Meat Market by buying whole pork loins, then you saw that I was able to get quite a bit of meat out of one pork loin by knowing what and where to cut. If you didn't catch that post, you can read it and watch the video by clicking the link above. This article is the second installment of that series. The video above shows you how to cut the pork roast in order to make your Stuffed Italian Pork Roast. This article will give you the instructions on … [Read more...]

“What’s for Dinner” Baked Pork Chops


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Baked Pork Chops baked using a Kraft Fresh Take is a household staple for us. It utilizes several items from our stockpile and items we generally keep on hand. If you don't have a Kraft Fresh Take available feel free to substitute and brand bread crumb that you have available. For more information on the how to cut a Primal Pork Loin check out this post. Baked Pork Chops with Green Beans and Rice Preheat oven to 375˚ 6 Thin Sliced Pork Chops 1 Kraft Fresh Take 1 can Green … [Read more...]

Zaycon Foods “Pick Your Pig” Pork Event


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Guest Post By Lisa Hebert Got Pork? Well soon you will have the chance! Zaycon Foods is back in action with a new event! It is a “Pick Your Pig” bacon and ham event! Right now you can choose what you would like or order both! What will you get? Each unit your order of bacon will include 2 boxes each with 15 pounds for a total of 30 pounds. The price is $3.29/pound. This is premium hickory smoked medium cut bacon. This is a great price considering I have seen bacon like this go for over … [Read more...]

Bourbon Grilled Pork Chops with Peaches


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Easy doesn't begin to describe this pork chop recipe and there are only 4 ingredients.  You can substitute peaches with canned pears or apricots, canned or fresh pineapple or fresh sliced apples to suit your own taste. If you want a little spice add red pepper flakes when you heat the fruit. I served with green beans tossed with a little low sodium soy sauce and pepper along with mashed sweet potatoes I thawed that morning. Following recipe serves 4.  Bourbon Grilled Pork Chops with … [Read more...]

Foodie Friday – Twisted Bacon and Eggs


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OK these aren't twisted but they are cool. I came across some photos of bacon and eggs and I thought they were worth trying.  Let the kids help you make them and who knows? They may even eat the vegetables because they made them themselves. I experimented and discovered any large metal cookie cutter coated with spray oil or using a 1/4" slice of bell pepper worked best. I cooked the bell pepper rings in the microwave on high for 1 minute to soften before adding to pan. The canning jar lids … [Read more...]

Sausage and Roasted Vegetables


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  This recipe is easy, healthy and entirely up to you. This is my basic starter but I'll add whatever I have in the fridge or use seasonal vegetables that are on sale like fresh green beans and asparagus. You can easily convert this to root veggies such as sweet potatoes, parsnips, carrots, turnips etc. As the vegetables roast they carmelize and get sweet. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. This is a great one to add to your list if you are dieting or just want a delicious healthy recipe. … [Read more...]

Crock Pot Herbed Pork Roast


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  This is very easy and delicious. You can serve as is, shred it and make tacos, chop it up with some eggs for breakfast, slice for sandwiches etc.   Crock Pot Herbed Pork Roast 4-5 lb Pork roast 4 Garlic cloves, lightly smashed but left whole so you remove if you want 1 tsp Thyme 1/2 tsp Ground Sage 1/2 tsp Ground Cloves 1 tsp Lemon zest, no pith 1/2 - 1 c Chicken broth Fresh ground pepper I like to brown the roast on all sides first, meanwhile pour the … [Read more...]