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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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Oyster Roast at Durham Co-Op with Locals Seafood

Mark your calendars folks, the Durham Co-op Market and Locals Seafood  Oyster Roast is Friday, Nov. 13th. Think super fresh oyster from our very own NC coast, beer and music. What more do you need? They will be serving steamed and raw oysters by the half-dozen, served with lemons or hot sauce! Durham Co-op Market says “Come celebrate our love of local seafood!! We’ll be serving Locals … Continue reading Oyster Roast at Durham Co-Op with Locals Seafood

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Guy Fieri “Grocery Games” is Calling on Triangle Chefs!

How exciting is this? Wouldn’t it be great to see one of our Triangle Chefs on another Food Network Show? I know I would. We are SO lucky to live here and be surrounded by the multitude of culinary talent. I swear I drool on my phone every day with the twitter posts our chefs send out. Ok, so let’s spread the word. Please share … Continue reading Guy Fieri “Grocery Games” is Calling on Triangle Chefs!

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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

Wendell Falls Hosts Southern Style “Old-Meets-New” Grand Opening May 16

Wendell Falls Hosts Southern Style “Old-Meets-New” Grand Opening on May 16 Most people don’t realize that the town of Wendell is, in fact, only 10 miles from downtown Raleigh, making it an ideal location for those who want easy access to the Triangle but still enjoy the small-town feel. Don’t we all long for the days when people still spoke to their neighbors and sat … Continue reading Wendell Falls Hosts Southern Style “Old-Meets-New” Grand Opening May 16