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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Pumpkin Seed (Pepita) Crusted Pork Steak

I bought these pork steaks the other day and wasn’t sure about what I was going to do with them. I was going to just make my garlic rosemary pork steak recipe, but then realized I had nothing to post this week yet, so needed to change course! I wracked my brain all day and had no idea what to do. I was going to run to the store, but it was freaking cold out, so I went through my pantry and saw them…the pepitas! My mind started firing at all speeds and decided to use them. Continue reading

Bacon Cheese Dip/Sauce

Having a New Years Eve party? Have I got the perfect dip to throw in your crock pot! I call it a dip, but it also doubles as a sauce if you want it to! IT. IS. DELICIOUS! Bacon cheese sauce will be the hit of the party and guess what? It is pretty EASY to make! You can see just how easy by watching the YouTube Video HERE. Or you can pretend to be a pro at it and just follow the recipe blow. I tell you, it is awesome! Bacon Cheese …

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Christmas Pork Loin

Well Merry Christmas everyone! I hope that your year has gone well and that your holiday season has not been too stressful. If there is anything I have learned during the holidays, it’s to organize early, plan things out, get it done early, and relax while everyone else is freaking out! That even goes with Christmas dinner! I planned a little later than normal this year. I am even adapting a recipe that I found, and honestly, it turned out great. You’ll see in the video that the first time around the meat was chewy, in a way I’ve never …

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