Bacon Wrapped Burger Dogs for Tailgate Time

Looking for something a little different to put on the grill when you Tailgate this Football Season? I have an awesome recipe for you to keep in mind, and it’s super easy but will tempt the taste buds of everyone surrounding your party. I present to you our new favorite, Bacon Wrapped Burger Dogs. What is it? A cheese stick encased with hand-pattied, well-seasoned ground beef that is then wrapped in raw bacon, secured with toothpicks, and grilled until the meat surrounding the cheese has finished cooking. The cheese should also be well-melted and the bacon on the outside deliciously crispy. How Does It Taste? Like Angels are singing on your tastebuds, if singing angels tasted like an amazing grill-masterpiece. Ingredients 3 pounds of Ground Beef (Deer, Elk, Turkey etc.) 1 Pound of Ground Pork 1 Pack of Cheddar Cheese Snack Sticks 1 Pack of Bacon Toothpicks 1) Begin by seasoning your ground meat with whatever seasonings you prefer. We used Southern Flavor and Garlic Salt to flavor ours. The ground beef could be substituted with another ground meat if you wish, just as we used ground deer meat in making ours. Next time I want to add ground pork…

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Making Fig Preserves : A Tutorial From The Bearded Farmer

I am so blessed to have a friend that is well-versed in the world of agriculture AND gourmet cooking. He has graciously agreed to share some of his recipes and advice with me so that I can pass it on to all of you. You will love the guidance he offers, and I will be making all of the recipes he suggests myself (to prove you don’t need to be a chef to do it) and including my pictures in these posts. I have known Eric Bern, aka The Bearded Farmer, since high school. We all had a lot of fun and did crazy things, but are both working to make the world a better place in our own ways. He’s an Auburn University Alum and Culinary Graduate that left his career as a Chef to pursue the path of a farmer, but still makes amazing, drool-worthy dishes that he shares taunts the world with on Instagram. Eric grows organic high end salad mixes and other heirloom crops in Pike County, Alabama, and sells his produce to fine restaurants throughout the SouthEast. Now, on to his amazing Making Fig Preserves tutorial. I have a huge fig tree at my new…

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Simple and Delicious Strawberry Freezer Jam

Last month I took the kids to a nearby Strawberry U-Pick to have some fun and pick strawberries for us to enjoy. I knew that I didn’t want to deal with the insane, cracked-out behavior that allowing them to eat their fill of the strawberries would bring, so I decided to make Strawberry Jam with a big portion of what they picked. Because we were in the midst of moving and packing all of the stuff we had amassed over the past eight years of living in that house, I didn’t use my canning supplies. I decided instead to go with a freezer-preserved version of strawberry jam, and it turned out GREAT! Here’s what you will need: To begin with, I washed all the dirt from the farm away and removed the stems from all of the strawberries, then cut them in half. It’s time to crush the strawberries. You can do this with a fork or take the easier route like I did. I placed the lovely strawberries into my Blendtec Blender. That thing is worth it’s weight in gold. I pureed the strawberries but left a little bit of chunkiness in the texture, because that’s how I like…

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