Bowties and sausage recipe

Hunk of Meat Monday: Bowtie Pasta and Sausage

Have you ever become obsessed with something? So obsessed it makes the people you life with crazy. This bowties and sausage recipe brings to light two obsessions in the Beyer household: a pot and smoked sausage. The pot is my obsession. It is the Le Creuset Enameled Cast-Iron 3-1/2-Quart Round French Oven in cherry. Big… 

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Butternut Squash Souffle – Day 6 #FarmsMatter

Butternut squash souffle

In the fall all the local farm markets are full of pumpkins and squash. Where I live I am lucky enough to have two farm families who raise produce and multitudes of squash. Every year I think this will be the year I raise my own squash, but by early fall, I am over keeping… 

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Hunk of Meat Monday: Spicy Garlic Baked Chicken Legs

Spicy Garlic Baked Chicken Legs

On Day 4 of the 30 days of #FarmsMatter, I am reminded why chicken farms are a gift from God. You see, I grew up gathering eggs at my grandparent’s house. And then butchering said chickens. When the chicken raising ended, I was sure I would never have to butcher a chicken again. WrONg! My… 

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Day 2 of #FarmsMatter: Farmers ate local before local was cool

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Sometimes when I am alone driving with 800 pounds of beef like I was today after picking up the beef we bought from my brother, I think about how I have bought beef at the grocery store less than five times in my life. Just in case 800 pounds of beef is hard to imagine,… 

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30 Days of #FarmsMatter

30 days #farmsmatter

So, my friend, Holly Spangler, is hosting the 30 Days blogging event again this year. Hoping that this year I am a little more successful in hitting publish 30 times in November. This November I am going to go with the #FarmsMatter theme for my post. I am excited to highlight the many reasons why… 

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Hunk of Meat Monday: Slow Cooker French Onion Swiss Steak

French Onion Swiss Steak

We all have the that swiss steak recipe that has been in our family for four generation. Onions and peppers and tomatoes all cooking slowly together. Well, sometimes I like to break tradition. And I have a lot of round steaks and steaks for swissing. So, I tried something new. French Onion soup inspired swiss… 

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Stew Meat Chili

stew meat chili

There are 1,001 ways to make chili. It seems everyone has there special way to make chili. They use beans or they don’t put in any beans. Here in Indiana they put in spaghetti or macaroni. Some people use all beef while others use all pork and other mix it. But, here my friends is… 

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Hunk of Meat Monday: Crock Pot Sausage Queso Dip

Crock Pot Sausage Queso Dip

If I had to eat only one cuisine the rest of my life, I would pick Mexican. Or Tex-Mex. Or America’s version of Mexican. And this three ingredient sausage queso dip would be a staple. Did you catch that? Three ingredients. And for flavor’s sake I throw in a fourth ingredient. I love the Adobo… 

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The Secret to Quick Meals on Busy Nights

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You know when you have a way to save time in the kitchen, but don’t yell it from the the mountaintops because you think your friends already know it? Well, that happened to me recently. A few of us were sitting around when one of my friends said “Thank goodness someone told me about Leah’s… 

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