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Perfect Circle B Ranch Bacon

Perfectly Cooked Circle B Ranch Hickory Smoked Bacon or Nitrite Free Bacon When I lived in Branchburg, NJ, I owned and operated Nadia Gourmet Caterers. I learned from my chefs that the quickest way to cook bacon was in the oven. Cooking for a large crowd standing

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Food Preservatives….What Are They?

Food Preservatives…What Are They? One day John came home and said “it’s time for us to move, we love the Midwest. Let’s do this!”. We built a beautiful house and shop on a serene piece of property in Seymour, MO and low and behold I couldn’t find

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The Skinny on Lard

Hormone-free Leaf Lard

In past blogs I have talked about eating a healthy diet, consisting of natural pork and meats and whole fruits and vegetables. I have also talked about using every part of the hog or “snout to tail”, this ensures farm sustainability and promotes a healthy well rounded diet. Recently we started

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The Importance of Family

Circle B Ranch is a family owned and operated and with out the family part, we would never have gotten as far as we have. All through out my life, my family has been the most important aspect of my life. John and I started Circle B

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Old World Tradition

I have been making my sauce and meatballs for as long as I can remember. When my children were small, typical Sundays consisted of making sauce and meatballs in the morning and early afternoon to have spaghetti and meatballs for dinner. That tradition went on for years

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Paleo Diet

Don’t get us wrong, for us there is no better Sunday meal like Marina’s Italian Style Meatballs, our Sweet and Hot Italian Sausages marinated and cooked in Marina’s Italian Style Tomato Sauce. Put that over a bed of pasta and it’s heaven! That meal has become a treat and not a

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Circle B Ranch chooses cage-free…and meatballs

Happy holidays!  Christmas is around the corner.  Before we know it, it will be New Year’s Eve and then the New Year.  It is a lot to take in!  At Circle B Ranch Missouri, we have been very busy, sending out packages and taking care of the

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Why is food so important?


Food is very important to me.  Being brought up in a big Italian family I can remember being at my Aunt Frances for the holidays.  Not only did we have a full American dinner but about 2 hours later she would bring out pasta with Italian tomato

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Do you ever obsess about food?

Do you ever obsess about food?  I sure do!! I moved from NJ to MO and I have to say that I am obsessed about food that Springfield, MO does not have.  I dream about pizza, Origins Restaurant in Somerville, NJ and deli sandwiches.  I miss Steck’s

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