Learn to Brine & Get Juicy Chicken Every Time

Learn to Brine & Get Juicy Chicken Every Time

I’m envisioning perfectly crisped skin and juicy, flavorful meat…..you know how you guarantee that?! BRINE! In this post, I’m going to walk you through the basic steps for brining meat, specifically chicken. Chicken is one of the leanest meats and especially if you’re cooking over dry heat, aka roasting in the oven or cooking on a grill, you still want to get that juicy end product. Brining will help you do just that!

The point of a brine is to force moisture into the meat, along with salt and any other flavors you add. I’ll walk you through the basic recipe and give you some tips on how to make it your own.

Two of Our Favorite Ways to Cut Up a Whole Chicken

Two of Our Favorite Ways to Cut Up a Whole Chicken

For those of you intimidated by a whole chicken, don’t be! It’s all just a little bit of a learning process. If you want super easy (which I do most of the time), you can literally stick the whole bird on a roasting pan in the oven to cook for roughly 15 minutes per pound or until internal temperature is 160-165 degrees.

BUT sometimes, you just want to do something different and I’d love to show you a couple ways you can cut a whole bird depending on how you’d like to cook it. PLUS, buying whole birds is the best value AND you get to use all the leftover bones for bone broth, woohoo!

Benefits of Pasture Raised Poultry

Benefits of Pasture Raised Poultry

I used to ask myself the same question.

Rather, I didn't really know what any of the labels meant, I just figured I'd get the cheapest meat I could find...it couldn't be that different, right?!

I was WRONG! 

Before deciding to start a farm, we began researching the health benefits of pasture raised poultry and were BLOWN AWAY by what we found!

No Hassle Hard Boiled Farm Fresh Eggs

No Hassle Hard Boiled Farm Fresh Eggs

You want to eat healthy and so you try to find quick & easy snacks that are not only good for you, but yummy too!

Hard boiled eggs are just that. Super packed with nutrients, an egg-cellent source of protein (see what I did there?!), and delicious with even just salt and pepper!

You can boil a dozen or two at the beginning of the week and have an easy pre-made snack for the whole week…or maybe just a couple days depending on how much you like hard boiled eggs :)

Make Your Thanksgiving Turkey Unforgettable

Make Your Thanksgiving Turkey Unforgettable

Joe and I LOVE Thanksgiving!

We thoroughly enjoy spending the morning cooking alongside family (well, I love this, Joe is mostly the taste tester, HA!) and sharing a delicious meal with people we love.

Probably something you didn’t know about Joe and I - we are terrible gift givers. Don’t get me wrong, I LOVE giving gifts, BUT sometimes it’s so much pressure, especially at Christmas time.

So, we love this “no pressure” holiday.

And we love getting to know where our Thanksgiving turkey comes from and that it was raised with the utmost care. Read more to learn our suggestions for how to prepare it!