Spice Up Taco Night with Bacon Taco Shells

Written by Lillian Tram on November 11th, 2013


Taco night is always a favorite dinner ritual for many families, and is a quick and easy meal solution that everybody can enjoy.  While surfing the net, we found a spectacular way to have taco night with a twist that any pork-lover is sure to appreciate – with bacon taco shells.  Having your taco shell made completely out of crispy, delicious bacon strips a unique way to have your tacos and integrate your love for bacon simultaneously!


There are a few ways to successfully craft a bacon taco shell; however the method shared on Dude Foods yields a nicely defined taco shell that’s actually shaped like the traditional shells.  The shell consists of a simple technique where approximately 10 to 12 pieces of bacon are overlapped using a “weave” style technique.


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Halloween Issues

Written by Samuel Reyes on October 31st, 2013



Hospital Gets Clever With A Piggy Mascot…Who Then Gets Arrested?!

Written by Lillian Tram on October 28th, 2013


No, this title is not a misprint, folks. Johnston Memorial Hospital found an interesting way last year to make their fundraisers a bit more fun, and they did it with a man dressed up as a pig mascot… who then got arrested. While the arrest was kind of a joke, the fundraiser was not, as they hospital raised more than $33,000 with the mascot’s help to benefit their Mountain States Foundation and improve care for people in and around the hospital.


Plus, overall, the campaign raised a whopping $209,000 – not only their most successful campaign to date, but something that proves that pigs can really bring in the bacon and fry it in the pan! Ok, bad pun. Sorry.

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Pork Recipe Ideas!

Written by Samuel Reyes on September 29th, 2013

Atlanta BBQ Festival at Atlantic Station!

Written by Lillian Tram on September 19th, 2013


We pigged out on pork rinds, juicy BBQ, and listened to live music at the Atlanta Bar-B-Q Festival. The admission tickets were only $10 for two people if you bought the deal on Groupon. If you didn’t get a chance to go, there’s always next year. Oink oink!

Pigs Too Big To Be Pets In Florida?

Written by Lillian Tram on September 10th, 2013


Down in Florida right now, a city council is considering an amendment that involves figuring out pig weights, and determining whether people can keep pigs as pets. Among other issues, the proposed law is re-considering whether people can have pigs as pets if they weigh over a certain weight, and if they meet other requirements.


You can read about it here, but basically, a big hubbub has come out of some people holding pigs as pets, paying their annual domestic licensures, and other people seeing people not as pets, but as farm animals. That’s not new, of course, and these sorts of issues periodically pop up in various other states around laws when people question whether pigs are even allowed to be pets.


Georgia’s pigs as pets rule is a little bit difficult to decipher (read all about it in its original format here), but it appears that you are allowed to have “livestock,” including swine, so long as they have proper vaccinations and veterinary permits attached and required, as released and approved by the State Veterinarian.

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It’s International Pig Day!

Written by Lillian Tram on August 31st, 2013

AnimationTests #2 Bacon Dance Party from Firehed on Vimeo.

It’s time to dance and enjoy the bacon because it’s International Pig Day!

A Pig’s Life…My Family Tree!

Written by Samuel Reyes on August 26th, 2013

Figuring out the family tree is a difficult task for this pig.

Pig Squealing Contest

Written by Lillian Tram on August 23rd, 2013


There are all kinds of strange contests being held all over the world. Some of them can be pretty outrageous like the smelliest shoes or the longest spit, the loudest burp and quite a few other strange ideas, so it only makes sense that there would be a pig squealing contest too.


Every year a bunch of people in France meet up and get dressed in pig costumes in order to get into character. Their performance is not only based on their squealing abilities, but also on how well they can imitate every single thing that pigs normally do. Including how they eat, how they roll and how they interact with each other. There are many who dress up in very funny ways and even kids have participated in the squealing and the entire event is very family oriented. Some of these people travel from all over France just to make it to the festival.


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Honey Boo Boo Has Her Own… Pig?

Written by Lillian Tram on August 21st, 2013


If you’ve been living under a rock for the better part of the last few months, you’ve missed the cultural train wreck – er, phenomenon – that is Honey Boo Boo Child.


That’s right. The little girl from Toddlers in Tiaras who was born and raised in small town, down-home Georgia has been given her own spin-off show and lives it up doing all sorts of redneck stuff around the city.


Truth be told, the girl has a pretty funny personality, and she doesn’t seem as dumb as the cameras make her out to be, but you definitely get the feeling that you are watching complete trailer trash when you enjoy that show.


What’s more, it feels to me like I am losing some brain cells when it comes to watching her on television, too, since she surely isn’t stimulating any sort of conversation or interaction with me!

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Bacon Makes Everything Taste Better!

Written by Lillian Tram on August 6th, 2013

Easy Mu Shu Pork Wraps (Some assembly required)

Written by Cookin Bill on August 6th, 2013

I’m sure that if you have visited a Chinese restaurant, you have seen Moo Shu Pork or Mu Shu Pork on the menu. I would call it the original stir-fry wrap. It is meat (specifically pork), scrambled eggs, and vegetables rolled up in a mandarin style pancake.
This traditional Chinese dish was introduced to America in the 1960’s and has been a staple ever since. The origin of the words Mu Shu or Moo Shu is a descriptive term for the Sweet Osmanthus, an ornamental tree that produces small and fragrant yellow and white blossoms. The blossoms look like the scambled eggs used in the recipe.
The traditional mu shu was served on a Mandarin pancake, but many North American Chinese restaurants now substitute Mexican style flour tortillas as the wrap. And so am I.
One of the other ingredients used in a mu shu pork wrap was day lily buds.Those are pretty hard to come by. We are substituting sliced cabbage. I bought a pack of cole-slaw ingredients to use in this recipe. Chinese restaurants also use sliced cabbage in this recipe.

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May Your Friday Be Filled With Bacon!

Written by Lillian Tram on August 2nd, 2013


California PLT

Written by Cookin Bill on July 29th, 2013

This is a simple recipe that I made up from watching several cooking programs on the Food Channel and PBS. Full disclosure, I watch them all the time to get cooking information and ideas. The famous chef, Jacque Pepin assembled a PLT on his PBS program with aioli as a spread on the bread. On her cooking program, The Barefoot Contessa, Ina Garten assembled a BLT with avocado. However, I will use avocado guacamole in this recipe.


You ask yourself what is the P in the PLT. It’s prosciutto, of course. Prosciutto is a thinly sliced, dry-cured ham from Italy. It’s also called Parma ham. When prosciutto is served uncooked it is called prosciutto crudo. Prosciutto that has been cooked is called prosciutto cotto. I will be using prosciutto cotto in this recipe. When cooked, the prosciutto tastes a lot like country ham. Delicious!

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Plumping Pigs with Pot Plants

Written by Lillian Tram on July 20th, 2013


Recent news has shocked the world of pork lovers, as well as the members and fans of MyPigMeUp.com, regarding a new trend in pig feeding. According to Eatocracy.cnn.com a local longtime vendor at Seattle’s Pike Place market known as Bucking Boars Ranch has started to sell meat from pigs that have been plumped with marijuana plants.


The explanation coming from Bucking Boars Ranch explained that since pot is legal in Washington State, medicinal marijuana farmers don’t know what to do with the parts of marijuana that aren’t good for pot. Hence, the pork purveyor has come up with the idea to start feeding their hogs on pot: “It turns out that all those useless stems, root bulbs and oversized leaves are great feed for pigs”.

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Happy Birthday, Kevin Bacon!

Written by Lillian Tram on July 8th, 2013


Love, Marriage And… Bacon!?

Written by Lillian Tram on July 3rd, 2013


I have heard of many interesting ideas for wedding themes, but the latest one has blown my mind. It is original, funny, cute and it really shows love-mostly love for bacon. That’s right, newest inspiration for your wedding comes straight from San Diego where couple got married and celebrated their love for each other and for bacon as well.


The wedding had it all. The carpet on the wedding was done in bacon print which honestly looks amazing. You know that tradition to throw rice on the bride and groom? Well; it has changed, at least for the bacon themed weddings, because people were throwing bacon bits. Cake was inspired by bacon as well. Instead of the colorful sprinkles on top of the cake, there was… Guess what? That’s right, bacon sprinkles.


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What Are Footballs Made Of?

Written by Samuel Reyes on June 30th, 2013


National Lampoon’s Pig Poke

Written by Lillian Tram on June 27th, 2013


You guys remember National Lampoon’s European Vacation? You know the one – the familiar clan is back and they are taking a trip, but this time, they head out all over Europe? It was made in 1985 (which makes me feel so old!) but it is still hilarious today!


One of the things that they do – and after all, the reason why I’m bringing it up today on the blog – is that they compete in a game show during the movie called Pig in a Poke. Basically, the entire family dresses up in pig costumes to play this game show within the movie itself.
And since it’s Chevy Chase in the 1980s, before he got un-funny, as you can imagine it is pretty funny and enjoyable to watch!


Here’s a clip of the game itself in the movie, as you can see the kids aren’t too excited about dressing up as pigs – and nobody in the family seems to know anything about geography, or Hungarian cabinet-making!


As you might expect, the game goes pretty badly for the family as they go through Europe in this comedy of errors. And the pig suits… well, that just was what people considered stylish back in the 1980s, I guess!

My Pig Me Up Art-B-Que Fundraiser Success!

Written by Lillian Tram on June 8th, 2013

Great news. All the hard work paid off. We exceeded our goals for My Pig Me Up’s Fundraiser at Art-B-Que. We are able to bring not one but TWO mobile petting zoos to the children’s hospital. We’ll be at Egleston Children’s Hospital tomorrow. I’m super excited to interact with all the kids and the cute zoo animals. Thank you for all the support! Feel free to message me for more details. Happy Saturday!!!


Thank you for all the support! And a special thanks to all the volunteers. I couldn’t have done it without you guys.


Our fundraiser photos.


My Pig Me Up Fundraiser at Art-B-Que!

Written by Lillian Tram on May 10th, 2013

We just bought 80lbs of pork to make Pulled Pork BBQ. Come out to support a good cause at Art-B-Que. My Pig Me Up is holding a charity fundraiser to bring a mobile petting zoo to Egleston Children’ts Hospital June 9th, 2013. Find My Pig Me Up‘s booth near the stage to your left at Avondale Estate. See you there!!!


Check out the Art-B-Que event page on Facebook.


Piggy Spring Break!!!

Written by Lillian Tram on April 10th, 2013

My Pig Me Up readers,

We’re on Piggy Spring Break but will be back in a few weeks on May 10th with fun piggie news, pork recipes, and pig comics! Stay tuned….


Because You Are…A Pig!

Written by Samuel Reyes on March 10th, 2013


Because you are….a pig! Enjoy this weeks comic strip.

New York Is Cracking Down On Pet Pigs!

Written by Lillian Tram on March 8th, 2013


I don’t know if New York City needs the money, or if there’s really something going on here, but thankfully a state senator is working hard to overturn a law that is giving pet pig owners tickets and citations for their furry little creatures!


The Health Department in NYC has been cracking down on people with their pet pigs, and unfortunately it seems that the department and the government may not understand just what they have on their hands with these pet pigs. They’re not mean, they’re not aggressive, and they aren’t dirty – pet pigs are (usually, with good owners) well maintained, loved, cared for, healthy, and good-natured.


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A Disabled Pig Who Gets By With A Little Help!

Written by Lillian Tram on March 6th, 2013


Meet Chris P. Bacon, the coolest little disabled pig on the block. See, Mr. Bacon was born without the use of his hind legs, so he was given this genius little contraption to get him around and moving again, and get him going on his way with a little wheelchair cart to explore the world!


The pig’s previous owners had taken him to the veterinarian in Florida to put him down, since they just kind of assumed that there wouldn’t be anything they could do and there was no way to allow the pig to live a positive, healthy quality of life with only his two front legs.


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