Fox Pines Meat Rub

This is my favorite dry rub for meats - great on ribs, steaks and chicken. It's both sweet and smoky and a bit spicy. This will make about 1.25 cups. 1/4 cup smoke paprika 1/4 packed brown sugar 1/4 cup ground cumin (if you grind your own, so much the better) 1/4 c coarse sea [...]

Enameled Cast Iron Pros and Cons

What's the Difference? Enameled cast iron has both benefits and drawbacks as compared to "naked" black cast iron cookware.  It's the basic black dressed up with enamel paint, and looks prettier! Benefits:  it's easier to maintain - the enamel coating doesn't require the process of seasoning it gets hot and stays hot just like plain [...]

Bacon Grease Is Liquid Gold

My mom always had a grease container in the fridge that we poured bacon fat into. It was just a give, something that tasted great could be reused in other ways.  Since then, fats have been banned as unhealthy, but really animal fats are a healthy kind of fat, especially compared to some manufacturer fats [...]