• Oh, Lard.

    A five-pound container of rendered pig fat is intimidating, let’s be honest. Ours is not a generation raised to look kindly upon animal fat of any kind. No, we were taught to prefer fats of the vegetable persuasion, hydrogenated with a dash of yellow 5 if you have any. Now that we’re older and wiser, […]

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  • Bacon Chicken Salad

    We all love comfort food. Those tried-and-true recipes that remind us of our youth or history just put us in a better mood. But do you ever feel you’d like a new spin on those old recipes? Bacon chicken salad on rosemary waffles offers a tasty spark to the comfort and familiarity of chicken and […]

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  • BLT Pasta Salad

    I’m all in favor of nominating the BLT (bacon, lettuce, tomato) sandwich as the national sandwich of America. I’m sure some would favor the hot dog or even the hamburger, but neither of those had their origins in the colonies, did they? Whether or not the BLT ever makes it to nationally favored status, it […]

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  • Festival Food at Home: Chocolate Covered Bacon

    Let the festivals begin. We are dazzled by the bright lights and flashy colors. Carnival rides and games keep the kids darting from one side of the midway to the other. There are music acts and all kinds of food. My favorite thing about a festival or a fair is always the food. I look […]

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