Sweet & Sour Meatballs

I love Hawaiian meatballs! My Mom had the best recipe for these growing up and I remember we often took them to potlucks and hockey windups. They were always a hit! I modified the original recipe slightly by reducing the brown sugar by a little bit since there’s a lot of sugar in these. I…

Homemade Pizza

Hey y’all! I often ask the kids to help me meal plan. Without a doubt, one of them always says “PIZZA”! I learned to make pizza crust from scratch in Home Ec. class back in junior high … and have been using the same recipe ever since! With only 4 ingredients, it’s the easiest pizza…

Spaghetti & Meat Sauce

As requested by Greyson on his birthday! Spaghetti & meat sauce! One of our favorites around here. Ingredients: spaghetti or pasta, for serving parmesan cheese, for serving 2 lb ground beef 1 large white onion, diced 1 bell pepper, diced, optional 3 to 5 cloves garlic, minced 2 cans (796 mL) diced tomatoes 1 can…

Swedish Meatballs

We recently had a challenge on the farm. Swedish meatballs. Versus. Hawaiian meatballs. I grew up eating Hawaiian meatballls as a regular occurrence in our household. It’s still one of my favorites! It’s probably the PINEAPPLE! You know when people ask you “What’s the ONE food you couldn’t live without?” Like, if you HAD to…

Cheeseburger Quesadillas

Does your family love cheeseburgers as much as they love wraps? We absolutely love this recipe for cheeseburger quesadillas because it combines the amazing flavours of a cheeseburger into a flour tortilla! Mmmmm … the makings of a family favorite! Ingredients: 2 lbs ground beef, cooked 1/2 cup ketchup 1/4 cup mustard 2 tbsp worcestershire…

Baked Beans with Pork Hocks

Have you ever ordered a whole or half pork and then received back some cuts that you have no idea what to do with? Yep. That was me. I remember a few years back when we raised our first pigs on the farm, I looked at the pork cut sheet from the butcher and was…

Buffalo Chicken Dip

I don’t know about you, but we love APPETIZERS! Especially dips! We’ve got one kid with a bit of a dairy intolerance – tummy aches. That mostly eliminates dips made with cream cheese. But don’t worry! There are plenty of dips you can make without using cream cheese! The kids absolutely love artichoke dip! And…

Pork Fried Rice

A pork loin roast for a weeknight meal? You betcha! The loin of a pork is a flavourful and lean cut of meat. The loin can be a challenge to cook as it can dry out quickly. And cooking a whole roast in the middle of the week can be a hassle. Cutting up a…

Instant Pot Pork Spare Ribs

Ingredients: 2 to 3 lbs pork spare ribs, thawed your favorite seasoning or rub – we used LF pork & chicken spice 1 cup apple juice 1 to 2 cups LF homemade barbecue sauce or your favorite pre-made barbecue sauce Instructions: Cut pork spare ribs into individual rib pieces. Use spice rub and generously rub…

Homemade Spicy Barbecue Sauce

Ingredients: 1 cup apple juice 398 ml jar tomato sauce 1/4 cup honey 1/3 cup apple cider vinegar 1 tbsp pepper 1 tbsp garlic powder 1 tbsp onion powder 1 tsp celery salt 1 tsp coriander Instructions: Mix ingredients in a medium sized sauce pan. Heat over medium high heat until starts to bubble. Turn…