Porktober Recipe Roundup

To celebrate Porktober, the National Pork Board and Costco partnered with eight bloggers, who created delicious pork dishes using a variety of fresh cuts. While Porktober might be coming to an end, we still have plenty of fall days to enjoy – which means more time to savor those quintessential autumn flavors and comforting cooking techniques. So cozy up to one of these pork recipes – whether you’re in the mood for savory sausage- and rosemary-stuffed pork tenderloin, a slow-cooked roast with apples and bacon or boneless pork chops with an apple butter glaze, our bloggers have got your fall cravings covered. And don’t forget – Costco is the perfect place to go for juicy, tender cuts of pork for any recipe you might have on the menu.


Boneless Chops & Roasts

Boneless Sirloin Tip Roast

Whole Boneless Loins

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Grilled Pork Recipes

Ahh, sweet summertime. With so many reasons to celebrate – graduations, weddings, Independence Day, family reunions – hopefully you’ve been putting your grill to good use! Thankfully, we still have plenty of summer left, and in case you’re on the hunt for some fresh new grilled pork recipes to round out the season, we’ve got you covered thanks to some of our favorite bloggers!

Grilled Pork Chops - Pork Knife and Spoon

Coffee Ice Cream Pops with Bacon Sprinkles



Coffee Ice Cream Pops with Bacon Sprinkles | Brittni Melhoff

We hope you all had a wonderful 4th of July! If you are still trying to cool down from all of the fun, fireworks and sun, have we ever got a delicious way to do it.

We stumbled across this recipe by Brittni Melhoff that combines two of the best treats on the planet and just had to share. And you only need two ingredients (and a few supplies)!

So, what do you think? We definitely can’t wait to give this one a try!

Take Me Out to the Ball Game

LehighValleyIronPigsLet’s be honest – everyone chooses their favorite sports team based on the mascot and apparel… right?

If you do fall into that mix, then your new favorite team should be the Triple-A league Lehigh Valley IronPigs baseball team, the affiliate team of the Philadelphia Phillies. Not only do they have the best name ever, but their fan shop is packed with awesome bacon strip gear to make sure you sizzle from head to toe.

And if that’s not enough to get you aboard the bandwagon, perhaps this will seal the deal: part of the IronPigs’ apparel arsenal is a smelly bacon strip T-shirt. Yes, you read that right. A shirt that smells like bacon!

So, are you a fan yet?

Warm-up Wednesday

The past several days have brought many of us below-freezing temps and mounds of snow. What’s a person to do to mentally escape the frigid elements? Make The Pioneer Woman’s Ultimate Grilled Cheese, that’s what!

Ree Drummond’s Ultimate Grilled Cheese is loaded with flavor and plenty of bacon; one bite will allow your soul to instantly smile, and escape the polar vortex that is currently half of America. And if you don’t mind a bit of a mess, you can substitute the hard boiled eggs for a fried one.

What are you waiting for? Grill it up, pork friends!


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Holiday Gift Guide… Pork-Style

There’s only one week until Christmas – what?! Chances are you’ve been swept away by the storm of work, gatherings, trying to navigate healthcare.gov, planning holiday meals and just everyday life – and haven’t had a chance to finish your shopping.

If that’s the case – and there are still a few names you haven’t quite scratched off your list – we compiled some our favorite things… and all you have to do is add them to your shopping cart to finish up that shopping. From cooking tools to recipe ideas to “just for fun,” there’s pork style perfect for everyone you love.



Personalized Deluxe Grilling Apron | Stainless Steel BBQ Tools Set with Carrying Case | Original Kansas City Gates BBQ Sauce | Bacon Not Stirred Coaster | Taylor Digital Grilling Thermometer | Pork Chop: 60 Recipes for Living High On the Hog by Ray “Dr. BBQ” Ray Lampe | J.K. Adams Pig Cutting Board | Bring Your Own Bacon Women’s Shirt

Classic with a Twist


We’ve been talking about comfort food favorites lately, but one classic little darling has escaped any mention thus far: pigs in a blanket.

After-school snack, tailgating goody or an easy dinner – pigs in a blanket fits the bill for many occasions. And thanks to Chef Grace Perisi, we’ve got a bit of a spicy spin to put on this warm and tasty dish: Hogs in a Blanket. Try it out and let us know how much you loved it!

Giving Thanks

Not only is Thanksgiving a time to feast on good food and enjoy time with friends and family – it is also an opportunity to reflect on our lives, and the things we have to be grateful for.

Near the top of our list is each and every one of you. We’re so grateful for the time you spend with us online and in the kitchen. Thank you for choosing pork!

What are you thankful for this year?



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Pork Perfect

What’s the secret ingredient to your favorite pork dish? What is it that makes it pork perfect?

For many of us, the kitchen can be like art class—there are jars, cans, bowls and cupboards filled with different ingredients to turn any piece of art (read: recipe) into our very own masterpiece. (And we hope our food critics family will be just as pleased with our creativity as dear Miss Jones!)

One of our favorite recipes right now is the Make-It-Mine Pork Kabobs. The secret ingredient to these skewers of pure joy is the melted pepper jelly. The great thing about pepper jelly is you can mix a variety of peppers and bases to make it just your flavor. Here’s a great recipe to try if you’re looking for somewhere to start.

In the comments, leave us the name of your favorite pork dish and its secret ingredient—whether it’s sugar, lemon juice, onion, or maybe more pork!—and as always, happy cooking!


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Wordless Wednesday

Well, kind of.


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