Farmer's Market Fresh: North Carolina Pork

Farmer’s Market Fresh: North Carolina Pork

Skip To RecipeBefore having kids, one of my favorite things to do on a Saturday morning was to get up early and run to the farmer’s market to pick up some fresh, local produce. I bought baked goods, flowers, eggs, and of course, fruits and veggies. But I never once thought about purchasing meat from the farmer’s market. To be honest, I don’t even know if it was offered back then (jeez, I feel old now). But when I was given the opportunity to visit the Piedmont Triad Farmer’s Market last week, I learned that the farmers have more to offer than just fresh, local produce! Not only did I find all sorts of North Carolina grown fruits, veggies, herbs, and flowers, but fresh, locally-raised meat, as well. I grew up …

Simply Perfect Prime Rib Roast | Ninja Cow Farm #gottobeNCbeef

Simply Perfect Prime Rib Roast | Ninja Cow Farm

Disclosure: “Simply Perfect Prime Rib Roast | Ninja Cow Farm” is a post sponsored by the North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. Although I was supplied products and/or compensated for writing this post, all thoughts and opinions are my own. I only recommend products or services I believe in and use myself. Growing up in Iowa, in rural Iowa to be more precise, it’s pretty hard NOT to be a carnivore. Iowa is ranked 7th in the states for cattle production and 1st in hog production (North Carolina is 2nd). Although I grew up in town, I was a country girl at heart (still am!). My best friend lived on a farm and I spent as many weekends as I could with her, helping with her chores and riding horses every chance we got. In my …

Easy & Delicious Crock Pot Chuck Roast

Easy and Delicious Crock-Pot Chuck Roast – Cook once, Five Days of Meals

One of my favorite go-to meals is pot roast. It’s one of the few things that everyone in my family will eat without complaint. It’s super simple to cook and is very hard to ruin with this Easy and Delicious Crock-Pot Chuck Roast recipe! I’m all about the set it and forget it cooking style! That is why I love my Crock-Pot (6-Quart Countdown Slow Cooker with Stove top-Safe Cooking Pot) so much. I use my slow cooker several times a week, even in the summer. It is a lifesaver! This particular Crock-Pot has a double-duty DuraCeramic cooking pot. I no longer need to use a separate pan to brown, sear, or saute ingredients before putting them into the slow cooker! The DuraCeramic cooking pot is safe to use on the stovetop, brown the meat and …