Pork Bone Broth Recipe

Bone broth, or stock, is quite popular right now. However, bone broth is not a new fad in the latest diet trend. On the contrary, it is actually a traditional food that has been a staple in kitchens all over the world for centuries. Sadly, with the rise of processed foods in the 20th century, […]

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Smoked Pork Butt Roast

Pork butt, contrary to its name, is actually the cut of pork that comes from the upper part of the shoulder from the front legs. Pork butts can be bone-in, which the blade bone has not been removed, or boneless, which the blade bone has been removed. Other Names for Pork Butt When shopping for a […]


Facts About Heritage Pigs

Heritage pigs are breeds of pigs whose bloodlines trace back hundreds of years before the drastic reduction of breed variety caused by the industrial agriculture. Since heritage pigs are not suitable for industrial farming, many of the breeds are becoming increasingly rare. Below is a list of facts about heritage pigs in order to raise awareness […]


Grilling Tips

We love to grill at Cook Pigs Ranch. Regardless of the season, you will typically find us firing up the grill and cooking our pork to smoky perfection. In order for you to enjoy our Cook Pigs Ranch pork cooked on the grill as much as we do, we have compiled a list of our best […]


Classic Meatballs

Less is more with these delicious Classic Meatballs. Cook Pigs Ranch ground pork combined with ground beef make these the most tender, juicy meatballs you will every taste. Plus, they are freezable a quick and easy meal on a busy weeknight. Just pair these classic meatballs with any sauce you want, and you have delicious […]


Krystina Cook – Cook Pigs Ranch

Krystina Cook, the heart and soul of Cook Pigs Ranch, never dreamed that she would become a pig farmer. Growing up in Calabasas, California, on Mulholland Highway, she always had a passion for animals but never imagined that she would make a living raising Heritage breed pigs.  She pursued the college path and received a […]


What Is Lard – Everything You Need To Know!

Lard, or rendered pork fat, is making a comeback. The once vilified cooking oil can be found once again in many restaurants and kitchens across America. If lard is not in your kitchen, here is a list of reasons why it should be. Mix lard with a few drops of essential oil for an all-natural, […]


Easy Oven-Baked Pork Rinds

Pork rinds, which are simply baked or fried pork skin, are popular in all over the world. In the U.S., pork rinds are sometimes called cracklings, which is often pronounced “cracklins.”In Latin America, they are called chicharrones. In Canada, they are known as scrunchions. In Britain, pork rinds are commonly referred to as pork scratchings. Regardless […]


Pork Skin Braciole

Pork skin braciole, or cotenne, is a traditional dish from Southern Italy. The braciole is simply rolled pork skin that is browned and then braised in marinara sauce or pasta sauce of choice for several hours. Other meat, such as pork, beef or sausage, can be added to the sauce to braise with the pork skin […]


Pork Skin Noodles

Pork skin noodles have reached a new found popularity in nose-to-tail restaurants, which are restaurants that have chefs who use the entire pig on their menus. However, pork skin noodles are incredibly easy to make at home in a crockpot with just five ingredients. Pork skin noodles are slightly chewy with an al-dente texture. They are […]