A Fresh Taste from the Farm: Asparagus

The year seems to be flying by. We’re well into Spring and edging toward Summer. Farmers’ markets are teeming with fresh produce and bustling with consumers. Now is the perfect time to stop by and pick up a fresh veggie or fruit to complete a healthy dinner

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Get it on the Grill!

Grilling, as we all know, is one of America’s greatest Spring and Summer pastimes. Whether we grill for our holidays (Memorial Day and the 4th of July), or whether we throw some chops or baby backs or even a few hot dogs on the grill for a

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Marinating Basics Before You Grill

Grilling season is upon us, and grilling and marinating go hand in hand, much like pork roast and potatoes or bacon and eggs. Some of the best grill recipes I’ve ever used incorporate marinade. And there are four big reasons for that:  Marinating enhances the flavor of

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Braising? What’s that?

Have you ever run across a recipe that requires you to braise the meat? Does it sound like a foreign word to you? Are you just beginning to find your place in the kitchen, and have no clue about the terms or techniques? While braising sounds like

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Pork Butt: Where Does It Come From?

I know it’s been a while in coming, but here it is—the next installment of our pork cuts series. Today I’d like to talk about the front portion of the hog, specifically the shoulder and the shank. Let’s begin with the pork shoulder, also referred to as

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Why do I publish recipes and sell delicious homemade sauces?

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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