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Fresh Horseradish Recipes and Sides

In a previous article, I told how to make your own fresh horseradish sauce and promised some horseradish recipes to come. If you like horseradish sauce and have not had the fresh stuff, try it! You will be astounded with the difference between store-bought jars of sauce and the flavor treat of homemade! Here are some horseradish recipes and ideas on how to use some of that special flavor explosion. Offer a little bowl of fresh horseradish sauce beside a …

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Side Dishes: Pasta Salad at a Pig Roast

One of our more popular side dishes we offer at our annual pig roast is a large bowl of pasta salad. We make it with lots of veggies so even the closet vegetarians have something delicious that they can enjoy. We use the multi-colored fusilli pasta (known in our family as curly-cue pasta). I use a huge pot to cook 4-5 bags of pasta. Plan on it taking a looong time to get that large of a pot to boil! …

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How We Serve Pig Roast Side Dishes

At our annual pig roast, we welcome everyone to come over without bringing any side dishes and such. I make it clear that we have plenty of food for everyone and don’t need more. Even with that, we still have lots of people who feel uncomfortable showing up empty-handed. At first, we fretted over unplanned side dishes. Now, we just graciously accept that some just have to bring something, so we plan in advance what to do with the assortment …

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Is It Ready Yet? Roasting a Whole Pig

If you have never roasted a whole pig before, be aware that it is not a quick process. In fact, if your butcher or neighbor gives you an estimate on the time to roast your pig, be prepared for it to take longer than that. Especially if you have a back yard filled with excited guests waiting to taste it. But one thing you should never do is to rush the pig just to placate your ever-rowdier crowds. Plan ahead …

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