Meat Eaters Rejoice!

If You Are Concerned About The Source of Your Meat, Then This Post is For You

I love meat but really don’t love commercially raised feedlot animals. As I became pickier and pickier in selecting the meats I choose for my family and friends, I found the quality harder to find in easy to shop food locations.

When I did find grass-fed beef, it was expensive!

To the tune of $20.00 each 6 ounce steak expensive.

At that price, not many people can afford to eat grass-fed beef.

Until now!

Butcher Block is a company that specializes in grass-fed beef, organic chicken and heirloom pork. And the home deliver is sustainable packaging, not Styrofoam.

I ordered a box of mixed meats from them and got: 2 – 6 ounce Filet Mignon, 2 – NY Strips, 2 # ground beef, 2 sirloin steaks, 1 pork tenderloin and 1 bag of chicken tenderloin. Each box has 8-11 pounds of meat per box which is enough to make 20-28 meals.

Guess What,

I arranged for anyone ordering their Butcher Block Box through this link, to get:

$10.00 Off and 1# of free BACON

If you don’t eat bacon, then I’m absolutely positive there is someone you know who does who you could gift it to. But I have to tell you , it makes the most amazing BLT you will ever eat. Just saying.

Here is a video about the company. Watch, decide, the follow the link to order your box.

You’ll be glad you can get this quality of excellent meat shipped to your door at a price you can afford.

Here’s the link again:

Get My Butcher Box!

 

Now the biggest decision you need to make is to choose from one of the options:

There are 5 boxes to choose from: 1) all beef, 2) beef and chicken, 3) beef and pork, 4) chicken and pork, 5) Classic mixed box: beef, chicken, and pork.

I got the Classic Mixed Box and was more than satisfied with it. 8-11 pounds of meat per box which is enough to make 20-28 meals.

Meat Eaters Rejoice!

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Salted Chocolate Chip Cookies: A Video Recipe

Salted Chocolate Chip Cookies

  • Servings: about 2 dozen
  • Time: 45 minutes total
  • Difficulty: easy
  • Print

Use the best quality ingredients you can for amazing cookies.

Ingredients:

  • 4 ounces room temperature butter
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract

Add the butter and sugars, stir to combine. Add eggs and vanilla, mix until smooth.

In a separate bowl combine:

  • 2 1/4 cups all purpose flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda

Add to sugar and butter mixture; stir to combine. Do not over mix.

Mix in:

  • 1 cup chocolate chips
  • 1 cup chopped pecans or walnuts

Use a small scoop to make even size cookies. Space 2 inches apart. Sprinkle the tops of each cookie with Maldon Flaked Salt, if desired.

Bake 350°F for 15 minutes or until the edges are golden brown. Let cookies sit on the pan for a few minutes to “set up” before moving the cookies to  cooling rack.

Make sure you hide some for yourself because they go fast!

Video Recipe: Homemade All Natural Dog Treats

How we LOVE our Dogs!

Here is a video recipe for Homemade All Natural Dog Treats

Easy to make and perfect to treat your furry friend. Best of all, you know what is in the treat you are giving your dogs.

The biggest trick is to leave these dog treats in a low temp oven until they are crisp and hard.

Printed recipe is at the end of this post.

Enjoy! Woof!

Hush Puppy Natural Homemade Dog Treats

  • Servings: 32 biscuits
  • Time: 30 minutes to overnight
  • Difficulty: easy
  • Print

Get the kids to help!

  • 2 cups whole wheat flour

  • 2 cups oatmeal

  • 1 cup peanut butter

  • 1 cup bacon grease

  • 1 cup parsley

  • 3 eggs

Mix it all together, roll out and cut into desired shapes. Bake at 375 degrees F for 10 minutes, then turn the oven off and let the biscuits stay in the warm oven until they are hard and crispy. Overnight on 140 degrees does a great job of this!

Bag or jar the dog treats once completely cool. Label them so humans don’t think they are cookies. You would think the aroma would give it away, but these days, you never know. My husband walked by and nipped a bit of what he thought was “cookie dough”…a fraction of a second later I hear “Ew! What is that!?”

Ha!

Lesson learned: Don’t nip dough.

Visit Hush Puppy Dog Calming Formula online at: http://hushpuppyoil.com

Hints for bacon grease: Save what you cook in the fridge. Ask your favorite restaurant, neighbors or even local culinary school to save it for you or offer to buy it. (They will most often give it to you, but you have to ask!)

My American Friends: Are you ready for the 4th of July?

There is still time to check out Hush Puppy Dog Calming Formula and get it in your home before the big fireworks displays come to town.

For more information, Please Visit: www.hushpuppyoil.com  

Your Dogs Deserve it

 

Save

Save

Save

Save

Ciabatta Bread

Timg_2177here is nothing quite like the aroma of freshly baked bread, unless it’s eating freshly baked bread.

This loaf can be made in just under 2 hours and is easy and really delicious. The only problem I have with this loaf is that it does not last very long.

It gets gobbled up super fast.

 

Ciabatta Bread

img_2175

Dry Ingredients: Combine in the bowl of a stand mixer

  • 3 ½ cups bread flour
  • 1 teaspoon organic sugar or coconut sugar
  • 1 ½ teaspoons instant yeast
  • 1 ½ teaspoons salt (non-iodized like Himalayan Pink Salt)

Wet Ingredients: Combine in a glass measuring cup

  • 1 ½ cups warm water (heat 30 seconds in a microwave until the water feels warm to your finger tip)
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil

Using a dough hook, mix the dry ingredients on low speed. Slowly add the wet ingredients, mix until it is all combined.

Set the timer and knead on medium speed for 10 full minutes.

The dough will look wet and sticky. It is and that is the way it is supposed to be. A wet dough will give you the bigger holes Ciabatta is known for. Resist the temptation to add more flour! At 10 minutes kneading time, the dough will be perfect.

Remove the dough hook; cover the bowl with plastic wrap or a clean kitchen towel.  Allow to rest for 15 minutes in a warm area. (Your oven on bread proofing setting is perfect)

In the meantime, prepare a sheet pan with parchment paper (or Silpat sheet), lightly dust with cornmeal and set aside until needed.

Generously flour a surface to put the dough on after 15 minutes. Plop the entire dough mass onto the flour and dust the entire surface with flour so your hands don’t stick to the dough.

img_2169Press the dough into a rectangle, fold into thirds, and then repeat. Do not knead the dough, just lightly pat it into place. Pat, pat, pat, just lightly.

Shape the dough into a rectangle and place onto the baking sheet. Loosely cover and let rise for 45 minutes.

While the bread is rising outside the oven, preheat the inside of the oven to 425° F.

After the bread has risen for 45 minutes, spritz with water and place it into the oven. The water will help give the bread a crisp crust.

img_2174

Bake for 30 minutes. Remove from the oven and allow the bread to cool completely before slicing.

Shelf life: 3-5 days or until gone, typically the same day it’s made.