New Year – New Direction

It’s 2016 and I have to say it is starting with a whole lot of enlightenment. I love writing and cooking for Oinkcooking, however, I was starting to lose my passion for doing it weekly. I could not figure out what was going on. With the new year I was making a pledge to try to eat lighter (I mean, if you’ve watched any of the YouTube videos, I am not a small guy) and eating lighter means cooking lighter too. This was making it harder to come up with new pork dishes that tasted good. It was after a …

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Top 5 Recipes of 2015 and other Fun Stats

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It’s exciting so see where Oinkcooking has gone over the past year and the top 5 recipes from 2015 and I wanted to share it with you all…because it is you who visit Oinkcooking.com that make up these numbers and that I enjoy writing for. I was shocked to see such high numbers (for big sites, this is nothing, but for me who just writes and cooks and has a good time doing it in my free time, this is amazing). So I want to say Thank You for making Oinkcooking what it is! Happiest of New Years and on …

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Oinkcooking Talks Food with Joel Barrett!

This is a special post, off cycle of my normal postings, and while it is about pork and food, there is no recipe! I was invited by my friend Joel Barrett to talk food with him on his Podcast, Joel Speaks Out. Joel is a GLBTQ writer, speaker and advocate as well as a friend of mine. I was thrilled, and nervous, when he asked me to be on his podcast. I don’t consider myself to be a chef by any means, nor do I claim to know everything about food, but I do love food and being a …

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BBQ 101 – Rub’s Backcountry Smokehouse

Rubs Backcounrty Smokehouse-5 I love learning new things especially when it comes to cooking! A few months back we saw a Living Social deal for a cooking class called “BBQ 101”. I had to check it out. Walter and I read that in this 3-hour class we would learn all we needed to know about BBQ, and get to eat mighty good food along the way! After living in Austin for four years, I knew how to eat good BBQ but not really the ins and outs of making it. The class …

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