Celebrate National Pork Month

National Pork Month makes October the best-tasting month of the year. October is National Pork Month—or, as we’ve lovingly dubbed it, Porktober. There is no shortage of reasons to celebrate and eat it up all month long; pork easy to cook, has many healthy options and is full of flavor when cooked to an internal […]

Pork And Beverage Pairings

Pork can be prepared in so many ways – and its versatility makes it ideal for pairing with all types of beverages. Generally, pork is described as ‘medium bodied’ – meaning it’s firmer in texture and weightier than fish, yet less intense and concentrated in flavor than beef. But because of the range of cuts […]

Leftover Ham Recipes

Leftover ham: chop it, slice it, dice it or roll it into a week’s worth of meals. These recipes are quick and delicious—you’ll be a leftovers hero. First, learn how to cook spiral ham. Next, choose one of our leftover ham recipes. Whether you roasted, grilled or slow-cooked your ham, there are many ways you […]

Pulled Pork Basics

Perfectly pulled pork is the answer. The answer to dinner, deliciousness, convenience, meal planning, and did we mention deliciousness? This is really as easy as it gets. Season your pork shoulder, place in the slow cooker on low for 6-8 hours, remove, shred and eat!

Tasty Cheesy Spinach Stuffed Pork Chops

Cheesy spinach stuffed pork chops, breaded and pan-fried to golden deliciousness. Is this heaven? No, but it’s close! You’ll love everything about this flavor combination. Pick out your favorite chops and stuff them with this delicious mozzarella, Parmesan, cream cheese and spinach combination. YUM! Lightly bread them in flour and panko, then pan fry to gooey […]

Tasty Slow Cooker Honey Garlic Pork Sliders

Sliders and sports go hand in hand. This is THE meal that will complete your weekend basketball watching marathon. The field has narrowed, the games are intensifying, and you need good grub to stay fueled- like Honey Garlic Pork Sliders.  Fire up the slow cooker and let these Honey Garlic Pork Sliders cook themselves because […]

Cooking A Pork Loin Roast

Whether you’re looking for a celebratory meal or a quick weeknight dinner, you can always count on one of our favorite cuts: pork loin roast. This meal doesn’t have to be intimidating and can be as easy as a few steps.  Preheat oven to 375 degrees  If loin is tied, leave string in place for […]

Using A Meat Thermometer

Because pork can often be overcooked, checking the internal temperature often will help prevent dry pork. Cook pork until the internal temperature reaches between 145° and 160° F, followed by a three-minute rest time, and is a little pink inside. A digital, instant-read thermometer is a low-cost, must-have for every kitchen. When inserted into the […]

Iowa Ham Balls

By Cristen Clark, Food & Swine Sometimes it is a welcome notion to break tradition at the holiday dinner table. I’m always excited to see how the landscape of our traditional spread changes from year to year. With the addition of new family members and the unfortunate loss of others, the dynamic of our family […]