Back to School and Jerky

  Students, parents…teachers… we know what you’re thinking. Why must summer come to an end? Can’t we just have a few more s’mores by the campfire, bomb a few more cannonballs in the community pool and have one more good ole fashioned water-balloon fight? No, teachers. Get a hold of yourselves. Fall is undeniably approaching, and with the

Jerky and Eating Gluten Free

“Gluten-free.” Nowadays we’re seeing this marking on products from breakfast cereal, to alcoholic beverages, to bread… and even chocolate. So is it really something consumers can benefit from, or is this just the next fad diet? The truth is, many people suffer from a mild allergy to wheat, or more specifically, a product of wheat – gluten. Gluten

Cooking with Deep Fried Nuts

Deep Fried Peanuts are an incredible snack – shell n’ all! However, all things can evolve… some more deliciously than others. The following recipe outlines the ways in which Deep Fried Peanuts can be transformed into a delicious ingredient, rather than just a novelty snack. These nuts have purpose! Give this a whirl at home with any of the original or sweet

Jerky at the Movies

  Everyone loves the movies. It’s the only great place to enjoy complete silence and darkness with a close friend, or relative for a solid two hours. If the film is watchable – consider yourself having a great time. However, some moviegoer deterrents have showed their ugly heads in the form of overpriced goods within the last decade. Popcorn, which used to be

Jerky and Gaming

Not board games – video games. So you can take your Candyland-loving, dice rolling, shoots and ladders having self right off of this blog post! (Just kidding. Board games are pretty cool too… ‘Settlers of Catan’ anyone?) In all seriousness, nothing compliments a fine piece of technology entertainment like a steady arsenal of snacks. Gamer favorites

Hunter Sausage and Cheese

The pairing of meats and cheeses is truly older than recorded history. By the time Rome was established, cheese making was an age-old practice and animals were being slaughtered by the boat-load. (Hooray for meat!) The natural complementary qualities of these two foods need no further exploration, however, pairing these two foods has become a sophisticated art form for meat

Cooking with Jerky Part II

This recipe is a stew of beef jerky, tomatoes, potatoes, and other vegetables and is completely comprised of dehydrated ingredients (except for the choice of fresh carrots.) The stew can be served over rice or noodles. Dried foods are easily stored, which makes this the perfect meal for campers, hikers and those without an indoor cooking space. Preparation time: About ten

Jerky and Road Trips

    It’s not a road trip until you have some jerky in the car/van/Conestoga wagon. This is a practice as old as the idea of road tripping – what do you think cowboys ate on their horse? Jerky of all kinds can be stored for long periods of time, eaten with minimal mess and mixed with other snacks for a hit-the-road snacking experience like no other.   Here is

Cooking with Jerky

    Jerky is a fantastic snack all by itself, but what about a recipe that incorporates jerky? Could this magnificent meat snack be transformed into a delectable meal? Why, yes – yes it can.   Readers brave enough to try this quick recipe for maximum jerky consumption will find it to be a great way to sneak jerky onto the dinner table. Jerky

Jerky and Personality Types

    What can a flavor tell you about someone’s personality? Do those that find certain flavors desirable tell us something about who they are?     Well, according to Neurologist Dr. Alan Hirsch’s book, “What Flavor is your Personality?” – flavors can reveal a great deal about a person’s personality.   As Director of the Smell and Taste

Jerky and Fitness

    In a nutritionally conscious society, vitamins, supplements and protein bars that taste like a burnt sewer rat have become acceptable varieties of a “workout snack”.   As the world is becoming interested in healthy living, more people are searching for the perfect healthy snack. What ever happened to the original protein shake? Meat!   Jerky is a

Jerky and Camping

    As Memorial Day approaches, many American families are planning their annual trip to the middle of nowhere to sleep under the stars, burn marshmallows and fight off bears. This wonderful pastime can be customized to fit any tolerance for the elements, as many “campers” choose to spend their vacation playing Xbox within the comforts of the family

Jerky and Beer

Warning: This blog post contains alcohol. Those enjoying it must be at least 21, or have a dad that will occasionally let them “try a sip”.       Since the beginning of time, men have enjoyed the simple yet complementary paring of cooked meat with the cold, foamy libation known as beer. It is the natural pairing of two ancient techniques used to nourish the