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Hard at work

Hard at work

We spent a few days at Crystal Spring Colony last week and I stopped in for a quick visit to the Hog Equipment shop.  Everyone was hard at work. Adrian was setting the specifications for a new laser job. Caleb was busy folding stainless steel…

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Ham and bacon and sausage and

Ham and bacon and sausage and

Chad and I spent the past three weeks traveling in Europe – some for vacation and some for work.  We visited Ireland and Scotland and then went on to England and the Netherlands for some work projects.  I lived in Europe for a year and…

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National Pork Month: What’s for dinner?

National Pork Month: What’s for dinner?

  Posole is a traditional Mexican stew typically made with hominy and carnitas-style pulled pork (BBQ pulled pork not recommended!). Posole is filling, cozy, and perfect for an autumn evening. Tasty Kitchen has an easy, approachable recipe to try, with pantry staples like canned chiles…

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Spotted

Spotted

Looks like McDonald’s took a cue from Culver’s big blue barn. We spotted this billboard/barn on I-80 yesterday. “Thank you, Iowa. What you grow helps us go.”

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National Pork Month: What’s for dinner?

National Pork Month: What’s for dinner?

Ribs are the perfect summertime BBQ fare, with sticky fingers and sauce all over your face and bare feet in the backyard.  But what about in the fall and winter, when it’s a little too chilly to turn on the grill, or your deck is…

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National Pork Month: What’s for dinner?

National Pork Month:  What’s for dinner?

I’ve already declared my love for The Pioneer Woman and all the cattle-ranchy goodness that she shares on her blog.  But she’s even better known for her recipes.  Almost without fail, they’re down home, approachable, and totally yummy.  Her Spicy Dr. Pepper Shredded Pork is…

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Beans, said Homer

Beans, said Homer

Soybeans are planted in late Spring, and grow green all summer long.  The beans are used for oil (for food production and cooking), food for animals and humans, and biodiesel. The lush fields look like carpet along the road, I think. As the beans start…

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National Pork Month

National Pork Month

October is one of my favorite months.  Nebraska football, autumn colors, beautiful weather, sweaters and boots, pumpkin spice lattes…it’s all great.  Plus, October is National Pork Month.  What could be better?  I’ll be featuring several pork recipes and fun pork facts throughout the month to celebrate….

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Pizza Ranch

Pizza Ranch

Oh, rural America small town, how I love thee.  Your folks are friendly and you can see the stars at night. However, your small town cafes can be SO hit or miss with the vital ratio of Taste of Food to Amount of Grease.  But…

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Thanks, McDonald’s

Thanks, McDonald’s

We try to eat healthy and work out regularly, okay, sometimes, and I’m super grateful for my good genetics (thanks, Mom!), but at the end of the day, I’m a firm believer in everything in moderation.  Even french fries.  And McDonalds’s fries are my favorite.  Don’t…

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