How To Make Canadian Bacon At Home

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One thing above all others makes my kids happy: Canadian Bacon and Pineapple Pizza. (I’ll admit, I’m fond of it, too.) So, confident in my general bacon-making abilities I embarked on a Canadian Bacon making experiment. I’m happy to report that homemade Canadian Bacon is, if anything, even easier than belly bacon and tastes great in [Continue Reading…]

How To Make Beef Jerky At Home (With Four Recipes)

How To Make Beef Jerky

Jerky is a favorite snack around here. The kids will eat it as willingly as sweet stuff like muffins or cookies, and it’s easy and lightweight enough to carry around in a jacket pocket or mom purse. The only issue we have with jerky is the price – have you costed out grass-fed beef jerky [Continue Reading…]

You Can Make Bacon At Home. And It’s Delicious.

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In about a week you could be eating the best bacon of your entire life. You could be holding in your hand a glistening mahogany slab of perfectly crisped pink, tender, juicy meat streaked through with succulent fat. You could be proclaiming to the world: “Behold what I have made! It is bacon and it is sublime!” Instead [Continue Reading…]

How To Make Jerky At Home with Venison or Elk

Lazy Homesteader: Venison Jerky

Some urban homesteading families have the inclination and skill to go beyond gleaning and gathering and put their meat on the table – literally – through hunting and fishing. Anisa Schell’s family is one, and today I am thrilled to share her recipe for Wild Game Jerky.  Anisa blogs at Lazy Homesteader and gets dirt under her [Continue Reading…]