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The Right White Wine Makes the Meal

The Right White Wine Makes the Meal Welcome to the second installment of Circle B Ranch’s new wine blog series. In the last article, I discussed basing meal preparation on your chosen wine, defined the term “dry,” and provided a short list of dry red wines to

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Begin Your Meal With A Fine Wine

Begin Your Meal With A Fine Wine There will come a time when you may need to prepare a special meal. Should you have appetizers? What should you choose for a main course? Which wine would best accompany the meal? This last thought is especially important as

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How to Prepare Perfect Circle B Ranch Pork Chops

How to Prepare Perfect Circle B Ranch Pork Chops Pork chops are one of the easiest meals to prepare, but many people avoid making the simple dish because they have trouble cooking the perfect pork chop. Why? For various reasons, the pork chops often turn out under-cooked,

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What Is Lurking in Your Snacks??

John and I have always had a passion for good wholesome food—natural foods that are healthy and good for you.  Through Circle B Ranch, John and I have delivered to our customers the best quality, natural pasture-fed pork possible….and we found that there was a huge gap

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Snacking can be healthy

Snacking Can Be Healthy Children love to eat and they love to snack. If you have an active preschooler, busy adolescent, or an energetic teenager—children need healthy snacks. Being hungry affects a child’s mood and behavior. Being hungry affects both physical and mental performance. As your child

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Four Delicious April Farmer’s Market Entrees

Four Delicious April Farmer’s Market Entrees It’s April and the Farmer’s Market is full of produce and people. I love shopping for fresh fruit and veggies at my local farmer’s market. Why? I know that it is 100% farmer and producer based. The produce has not been

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7 Foods & Beverages for a Special Dinner

7 Foods & Beverages for a Special Dinner Sometimes, you need to celebrate something and plan on impressing a special guest with an awesome-looking and delicious dinner. Other times, you may feel like getting creative and want to turn a regular evening meal into a tasteful delight.

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Preparing European Stuffed Cabbage Rolls—The Right Way

Preparing European Stuffed Cabbage Rolls—The Right Way For some foods, like potatoes, there is no wrong way to make them. For other foods, like the popular European dishes featuring stuffed cabbage, there are a lot of wrong ways to make them. The stuffed cabbage rolls are extremely

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The Advantages of Pressure Cooking

Here at Circle B Ranch, I love to cook, and I do so as often as possible. Whether braising, baking, or boiling I’m having fun in the kitchen. But I also like for my meals to be as healthy as possible. I am constantly on the lookout

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How to Prepare Pork Jerky with Your Food Dehydrator

Jerky is one unique dried food that is loved by all. Whether a person is young or old, everyone loves to snack on some jerky every now and then. If you spend a lot of time outdoors in the lap of nature, then you’d surely keep some

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