There's quite a variety on the shelves of any grocery store.
Where did Ma's broth come from?
Ahh... remember those bones? Ma would've placed them in a roasting pan, covered them with water, put the lid on and popped them in the oven to simmer while the meat was roasting or a cake was baking.
No point letting all that heat go to waste for a cake.
When you take the bones out and they've cooled a bit, don't forget to scoop out the softened marrow and stir it into the liquid. It adds a bit of flavor to the broth.
Another use for pork bones was Split Pea Soup.
Place in a large pot
Ham bone or hocks
1 pound split peas, cleaned
1 large onion, minced
1 sausage, sliced (your choice/optional)
3 Quarts water
Bring to a boil
Reduce heat, simmer 3 to 4 hours
season and serve
Nothing went to waste in Ma's kitchen.