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Grilled Pineapple

Grilled Pineapple

Grilled pineapple is so very versatile because you can use it for savory or sweet, hot or cold dishes. Grill over indirect heat and the sugars in the pineapple concentrate bringing out a sweet and meaty fruit that is ideal for endless summer recipes. 6 Ways To Use Grilled Pineapple Slice and serve with grilled […]

Keep It Light

Keep It Light

Generally animal products are higher in fat than plant foods, but it’s not necessary to cut out all meat and dairy products to keep your fat intake reasonable. Low-fat dairy foods, lean and well trimmed meat, and skinless poultry provide the same amounts of vitamins and minerals as their fattier counterparts. Skinless poultry, fish, dry […]

Pantry & Freezer Staples

Pantry & Freezer Staples

Pantry & Freezer Staples How long do pantry and freezer staples last? Staple items are known for their long shelf life, but they don’t stay fresh forever! Use this handy list to determine how long you should keep them on hand. Freezer Hamburger & Stew Meats: Shelf Life: 1 to 2 Days Storage: 3 to […]

Lucky Foods To Ring In The New Year

Lucky Foods To Ring In The New Year

Lucky Foods To Ring In The New Year Many cultures believe that some foods are lucky and prepare them on New Year’s to ensure good fortune throughout the upcoming year. Bagels & Doughnuts. Round foods, like bagels and doughnuts, are a great way to start the day and also symbolize coming full circle. As the […]

Cooking Pork Medallions

Cooking Pork Medallions

Drying Chili Peppers

Drying Chili Peppers

Drying Chili Peppers As I sit here, on vacation, looking out at the ocean I’m thinking about chili peppers. I tend to think about all sorts of random things, most especially when I have an opportunity to block out the noise of the outside world. Chili peppers…my first REAL exposure to a wide variety of […]

Slow-Cooker Meat Cuts

Slow-Cooker Meat Cuts

Slow-Cooker Meat Cuts It’s winter and there’s nothing quite like coming home to a hot meal. You count on your slow-cooker for delicious, almost no effort dinners and it can be tempting to throw just about any ingredients into these amazing appliances. BUT for the tastiest results, you need to know which meats do best […]

Tacos Your Way!

Tacos Your Way!

Tacos Your Way! There are many ways to make tacos depending on your taste and mood.  From fish tacos to pork spare-rib tacos the possibilities are endless.  I have to say that I was certainly spoiled with outstanding Mexican food while living on the West Coast for many years.  More and more I am finding […]

Basics of Meat & Poultry

Basics of Meat & Poultry

  Basics of Meat & Poultry Many people ask me how long they can keep fresh meat and poultry. You can refrigerate whole meat cuts for 2 to 3 days and raw ground meats for 1 to 2 days.  Raw poultry for 1 to 2 days.  If you’re not cooking your meat or poultry within […]

A Few Words About Bacon

A Few Words About Bacon

A Few Words About Bacon Bacon is salted, dried, cured or smoked meat from the back or sides of a pig.  The term is derived from the Germanic bache/backe “back meat,” though at first the word referred to any part of a pig.  Flitch (or slab bacon) designates a whole chunk of bacon before it […]