Venison Sausage

Last time I made sausage (brats), it seemed like my grinder was really loud and I saw some blue sparks. Worried me a little, so I picked up a new grinder as a later birthday present for myself. I went with the LEM Mighty Bite as I figured it fits our need. We only get… Continue reading Venison Sausage

Dietz & Watson Polska Kielbasa

There are a some foods that I can count on that I know Duke will eat. I think most parents will agree on these foods. Hotdogs, corn dogs, chicken nuggets, pizza, hamburgers, mac n cheese. I think these foods are universally liked by all kids. Needing a quick Sunday cook, I decided on hot dogs… Continue reading Dietz & Watson Polska Kielbasa

Bratwurst Burgers

This past weekend, I was cleaning out the freezer and found some home made bratwurst (using this recipe) hiding in the back. This package of brats was in bulk form (ie wasn’t stuffed into casings) and I thought it would be perfect to make some burgers.  Now, if you don’t happen to have fresh, home… Continue reading Bratwurst Burgers

A Few Projects We’re Working On

We don’t have any new recipes to share with you today, but I thought I would give you an update on some of the things we are working on right now and some of the projects we will be taking on this year.      A while back, and I don’t even know how long ago,… Continue reading A Few Projects We’re Working On

Italian Sausage Tortellini Soup

     It’s not very often I stumble on a recipe (actually Mrs. G stumbled on this one), try it out and immediately think to myself, “I’ve got to share this one with my readers.” See, the thing is we are not real good at following recipes. We’ll use it as a broad outline, maybe change a few… Continue reading Italian Sausage Tortellini Soup

Basic Meat Grinding, Part 3: Grinding Your Own Meat

     You’ve made it this far and now you are ready to grind your own meat…almost. What? There’s more? When do we get started grinding meat? Patience, Young Grasshopper. Remember, part of the reason you want to grind your own meat is for sanitation and safety reasons.      Before you get started, you need to… Continue reading Basic Meat Grinding, Part 3: Grinding Your Own Meat

Basic Meat Grinding, Part 2: What You Need To Get Started

     So you read Basic Meat Grinding Part 1, and now you are thinking about grinding your own meat. You’re probably asking yourself, “How much is this going to cost?” Believe it or not, only about $100. Most of the stuff you need, you probably already have at home in your kitchen. Materials Needed Grinder… Continue reading Basic Meat Grinding, Part 2: What You Need To Get Started