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Hello, again!

Well, we’ve been busy! Obviously not with the blog, but with, y’know, life. A week after our last post, our son, Finley, was born. He’s amazing! We’re loving parenthood, but have struggled to find time to blog. We’ve been using our pantry and freezer a lot. When we cook, it’s mostly old favorites that we’ve already posted or really easy things, like the sausage (from our local butcher) and roasted veggies (from our CSA) that . . . → Read More: Hello, again!

Father’s Day Breakfast Idea: How to Make Homemade Pop Tarts

Dad! Don’t read this post until Sunday!

My dad has many amazing qualities. He can make a game out of anything – including rolled up socks, the packing material from our new blinds, and a big bucket leftover from some construction project. Incidentally, bucket rides also illuminated one of my mom’s best qualities – trusting that her husband wouldn’t put her kids in the hospital and letting us have some crazy fun.

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Dark Days Challenge Week 8: Pasta with Sauerkraut and Bacon

Our CSA switched over from fall to winter this week, which means that, in addition to produce and eggs from Red Fire Farm, we get some fun extras from other local producers. This week’s pick-up included sauerkraut from Real Pickles and cheddar from Chase Hill Farm. Now, I know that I may be in the minority, but I love sauerkraut. I’ve got some fermenting on the floor of the kitchen right now, but it’s . . . → Read More: Dark Days Challenge Week 8: Pasta with Sauerkraut and Bacon

Feasting at Flying Pigs Farm

Now that we’ve introduced you to the Farm, please say hello so some absolutely delicious pork. Everything we’ve had from Flying Pigs Farm has been juicy, flavorful, and addictive, but we had really only eaten their sausage and bacon before. We used our trip to try a few new things – namely pork belly, blade roast, leaf lard, and tenderloin. The Surgeon General would not have approved of the amount of meat we ate that . . . → Read More: Feasting at Flying Pigs Farm

How to Make Fully-loaded Potato Soup

This recipe is our first foray into the new cookbook Slow Cooker Revolution from America’s Test Kitchen. If you like learning about what works in cooking and why, you will love America’s Test Kitchen (on PBS). It’s like Alton Brown but without the goofy theatrics (don’t take that as a knock, Alton). Their research into this book is essentially a reinvention of how to use a slow cooker to make easy but awesome meals. . . . → Read More: How to Make Fully-loaded Potato Soup