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First Time For Everything! (The Bison Council) 
 
Sep. 29, 2013 1:49 pm 
Updated: Oct. 24, 2013 5:45 pm

 This month for the Allstars program, I had the pleasure if trying Bison for the first time. We were definitely excited to venture out our comfort zone and the results were better than we expected! 

I ended up with Bison pepperoni - never knew it existed until this month. I expected a huge change in flavor from regular old pepperoni and while it was definitely different, not in a bad way! I chose to prepare a dish I knew my family would try. Living with three guys who love pizza, it was a no brainer. I saw Cheesy Bison Pepperoni Pizza Turnovers and jumped on it! 

After preparing the dish, I handed them out for everyone to try. My husband who is probably the biggest pizza eater here loved it. He said it tasted just like summer sausage - one of his favorite meats. We didn't have enough pepperoni to prepare a second dish so he made an additional snack out of the rest of the pepperoni! My two sons ate it and exclaimed that it tasted just like the pizza pockets I normally make (when I showed them a photo of where the pepperoni came from, they thought that was too cool.) My 3 year old wanted to know how we fit a bison in the bread! 

Later on I searched up some on Bison meat, to see what benefits it would give us to put it into normal rotation. On average, we eat beef at least twice a week. We learned that bison is up to 84% lower in fat than beef! I'm currently 4 months into my weight loss experience and that fact, along with it having half the calories of beef, sealed the deal for us. We cannot wait to try ground bison next month! 

Here is some additional information on Bison if you're curious to try it as well :) 


Cheesy Bison Pepperoni Pizza Turnovers
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About Me
Hello! I'm Faith, a 26 year old work from home mom to two sons (7 & 4.) I'm married to my best friend, Michael. We've been together for 9½ years now. I'm not sure how he's dealt with me this long! I mainly cook for my family and a few close friends. I love them all for being my willing guinea pigs. I'm not the best by any means but I love to try anything new.
My favorite things to cook
Most of the stuff I cook could be considered comfort food. Not the healthiest method of cooking but if I can substitute something with a healthier alternative I'll do so. Growing up my family's weekly menu was pretty small. Venison, chicken, hamburger, veggies - anything my parents could hunt, grow or make. Growing up on a farm definitely had its ups & downs. A variety of food was not in the "ups" category. We never went outside the box although I always wanted to try something new but their income said otherwise. We couldn't afford to try something we didn't like and didn't finish. Now that I can enjoy both homegrown and purchased ingredients - I jump on the idea of anything new that sounds good to my family and I.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Two sweet potato pies and a turkey are mandatory at Thanksgiving while white chocolate fudge and a ham is a must during Christmastime.
My cooking triumphs
My sweet potato pie & homemade biscuits.
My cooking tragedies
I will never forget the absolute worst thing I have ever cooked, a Manicotti dish. It was right after we got our own place back in 2005 and I was going to be brave and try something that wasn't Hamburger Helper or Ramen. It had too much seasoning, the noodles didn't finish all the way and the sauce blackened at the end. We tried to choke it down but ended up getting takeout. Since then, I think my skills have vastly improved!
 
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