KeyStone Meats, Canned Beef Review

I recently received a few samples from KeyStone to test out.

We had the choice to review beef, chicken or both. We chose the beef because I was a tad bit scared about a chicken in a can.  Honestly I was a bit nervous because I have never had beef in a can and if I had its the Spam which I am not to fond of.

My husband was a complete skeptic, especially after he opened the cans. We opened one can and it just didn’t seem enough to feed our family of five so we did use… Continue reading

Dark Roast Coffee Pork Sliders

Dark Roast Coffee Pork Sliders


Serves: 10 / Prep: 40 mins / Cook: 9 hours



3 cups Community® Dark Roast coffee, brewed

1 ½ cups firmly-packed dark brown sugar

½ cup stone-ground mustard

½ cup ketchup

2 tbsps. tomato paste

¾ tsp. salt

¾ tsp. ground black pepper


2 tbsps. vegetable oil

1 (5 ½– to 6-lb) boneless pork shoulder, trimmed

¾ tsp. salt

¾ tsp. ground black pepper

½ tsp. garlic powder


  1. For sauce: In a large skillet, whisk together brewed coffee, brown sugar, mustard, ketchup, tomato paste, salt and pepper.… Continue reading

Winter Squash and Pistachio Pesto Lasagna Recipe

Winter Squash and Pistachio Pesto Lasagna



Photo: Megan Tysoe

Recipe courtesy of Megan Tysoe, Founder of Rooted Juicery + Kitchen in Ohio, for A Conversation




Note from the Chef


This recipe is somewhat a labor of love—there are a number of steps involved, but the final result will make your taste buds sing. This recipe is hearty, substantial, and the perfect cold-weather comfort dish. It will have everyone around your table, no matter the occasion (or their dietary preference!), going back for seconds.

This lasagna not only has less saturated fat… Continue reading