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How To Render Lard In A Crockpot

By Homesteading Mom / September 9, 2013

Rendering lard is super simple to begin with. It’s even easier in a crockpot. Take the pork fat you have trimmed up and saved, and pop it in the freezer. It’s much easier to cut when frozen. Once it’s warmed up, it starts to get soft and greasy, and more difficult to cut into pieces. The […]

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Meals In Jars

By Homesteading Mom / September 6, 2013

I have arrived late to the party when it comes to this great idea, Meals In Jars. Apparently, this is a marriage of food storage and convenience meals. How could I have missed this? I was cruising YouTube looking for new ideas for food storage, and finally stumbled upon this rather ingenious method of storing […]

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Crockpot Portuguese-Inspired Pork Stew

By Homesteading Mom / September 5, 2013

Growing up in a heavily Portuguese city, I was totally spoiled rotten on gloriously delicious food. Two of my favorite dishes, caçoila (a type of Portuguese pulled pork) and pork alentejana (pork and littlenecks) have many similar ingredients. My mom and I used to out to eat once a month for alentejana, and she would […]

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Recipe: How to Cook A Maple-Spiced Fresh Ham

By Homesteading Mom / September 4, 2013

The best way to buy meat, hands down, is to buy an animal direct from a local farm. Small, local operations are your best bet for the best quality at the best price. Thanks to market demand, more and more farms are raising grass-fed/pastured cows, pigs, chickens, and goats. We recently bought a 600lb cow […]

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Slow Cooker Indian-Spiced Steak

By Homesteading Mom / March 18, 2013

It’s time to show a little love for some wonderful people, a new favorite cookbook, and for a must-have appliance- the slow cooker. All three have been lifesavers this week since I sprained my ankle. Last week, I fell and severely sprained my ankle. While this has totally disrupted my routine and ability to do simple […]

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