Breakfast Sausage

It’s no secret that I’m a lover of all things bacon.  It’s a rarity if I don’t have at least a slice in any given day.  Over the last few months it’s even gotten to a point where I make all my own now.  As much as I don’t want to admit it, sometimes I’m […]

How to Render Lard

Earlier this month, I was lucky enough to attend Farm Day at Cook Pigs Ranch in Julian, CA for a tour of their farm as well as how they raise their pigs.  I must say, they do things RIGHT at Cook Pigs.  Their pigs live better lives than a lot of humans that I know. […]

Fire Roasted Sweet Potatoes

This is actually something that I’ve been playing with for months now.  I first tried it at my parents house in Colorado for new years dinner.  They had just built a fire pit in their new back yard and I thought what better way to not only enjoy a fire in the frigid temperatures, but […]

Fried Catfish with Spicy Slaw and Sweet Potato Fries

This past week, my girlfriend and I were able to get out of the hectic rat race that is Los Angeles for a nice quiet vacation at Big Bear Lake.  It was a much needed trip filled with plenty of sunshine, fresh air, cooking outdoors and even catching up on some ever important sleep.  A […]