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How to Render Lard

The first time I rendered lard it felt like I was tapping into my roots and getting back to the historical way of doing things. I was totally overwhelmed though. Here was this BIG chunk of fat that a friend of mine gave me and if I messed it up I had belittled the sacrifice that pig made for me. 

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Get Your Fats Right

Animal fats are demonized because they are rich sources of saturated fat and cholesterol, but saturated fat and cholesterol are actually essential to good health! The solution? LARD! In the past few years, lard has made a huge come-back as more people are being conscious of what they are eating.

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Herbed Pie Crust

This pie crust recipe is a really fun surprise when biting into your chicken or turkey pie. It's savory and homey. This herbed pie crust would be a tasty addition to any savory dish with a crust. It's also a fun way to make your dish unique.

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Don't Whine About the Brine

What’s neat about a dry brine is that it doesn’t take up as much space in the fridge and still packs an awesome flavorful punch. Using fresh herbs or homegrown enhances this recipe much more.  

That Thanksgiving was some of the BEST turkey I think I’ve ever had.

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