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Thai Holiday Appetizer – Larb”alicious”

As I think you have come to understand, I LOVE PORK!! As part of the NC Pork Council blogger network it was exciting to learn our December challenge was to create a holiday appetizer or side. The challenge was an open canvas to creativity as we could use any cut of pork, and create any appetizer/side we wanted. I have an intense love affair with Thai food … Continue reading Thai Holiday Appetizer – Larb”alicious”

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For the Love of Pork……Shoulders!

I love to cook with pork in many ways. As part of the NC Pork Council blogger network I was excited to learn our October challenge involved a pork shoulder. The beauty of the shoulder is it’s perfect  for a smoker, crock pot, dutch oven or braising pan. I took the shoulder and rubbed it all over with the Memphis BBQ Rub from the Savory Spice Shop, in … Continue reading For the Love of Pork……Shoulders!

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Grilled Pork Chops

I love to grill, especially pork. So as part of the NC Pork Council blogger network I was excited to learn our August challenge involved the grill. With bone-in pork chops in hand and armed with a bottle of Georgia Boys All Purpose BBQ Rub from the Savory Spice Shop in Lafayette Village in Raleigh, I went to work. I  love a quick and simple meal and this … Continue reading Grilled Pork Chops

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Easy to Make Bacon Wrapped Jalapenos

As part of the North Carolina Pork Council blogging network we’ve been asked to create various  meals utilizing pork. Each month is a different challenge. Last month we were asked to put together a pork entree in 30 minutes. I went with Pork Fried Rice, which has now become a family favorite. This month we’ve moved on to bacon, and as we all know, EVERYTHING IS BETTER … Continue reading Easy to Make Bacon Wrapped Jalapenos

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Quick and Easy Pork Fried Rice in 30 Minutes

I was recently asked to be a part of the North Carolina Pork Council blogging network to create various types of meals utilizing pork. Each month is a different challenge and last months was whipping together a pork entree in 30 minutes. The NC Pork Council’s mission “is to promote and educate to ensure a socially responsible and profitable North Carolina pork industry” and as a … Continue reading Quick and Easy Pork Fried Rice in 30 Minutes

Come see Whole Foods Market’s cheesemongers cut open an 85 pound wheel of cheese on 3/7!

Ever noticed those huge wheels of Parmigiano Reggiano in the Whole Foods Market cheese department? Come see one of these 85-pound wheels get “cracked” in the cheese section on Saturday, March 7, at 3 p.m (Durham event is at 2pm) when the Whole Foods Market cheesemongers will simultaneously crack into more than 85-pound wheels of authentic Parmigiano Reggiano company wide. These cheesemongers are true experts, and they … Continue reading Come see Whole Foods Market’s cheesemongers cut open an 85 pound wheel of cheese on 3/7!

Johnsonville “Brat Crock” Recipe

The Super Bowl is not just about “The game” in our house. It’s about good friends and good food. My husbands three best friends (and others) arrive Saturday for our pre-game day party of food, drink and good times and then wake up (barely) Sunday morning to play their annual golf tournament, a ritual that has lasted close to 20 years. As the years have progressed, … Continue reading Johnsonville “Brat Crock” Recipe