Jul 31

Homemade Mexican Chorizo Style Sausages

These sausages that Bill and made a while ago are neither Spanish chorizo or Mexican chorizo, but a 3rd way. The stuffing is in the style of Mexican chorizo, but it is stuffed into natural sausage casings to be then cooked like normal sausages. I love spicy food and I thought that this type of …

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Jul 26

Seriously Simple Pulled Pork

Sometimes life gets in the way of cooking but I hate to settle, so I have a few favorites that I pull out for these occasions. Pulled pork is so easy and if you’ve got a crock pot, it is perfect for not heating up the kitchen in the summer. BBQ Pulled Pork 1 Pork Roast …

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Jul 25

What is chorizo? And what can you do with it?

What is chorizo? Depending on where you come from in the world, depends on what you think about when you hear the word ‘chorizo’. In Europe people tend to think of chorizo as a dry cured smoked sausage from Spain or other parts of the Iberian Peninsula. In North American, people tend to associate chorizo …

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Jul 19

Mini Homemade Sausage Rolls

A sausage roll is a uniquely British snack, similar to American ‘pigs in a blanket’, Dutch saucijzenbroodjes or the Czech Klobasnek (a kolache filled with meat), however instead of bread or pancake dough the sausage is encased in puff pastry. A little side note, in the UK, ‘pigs in a blanket’ are small cocktail sausages …

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Jul 01

Homemade Hot Dogs, Not a Home Run, but in the Ball Park

With the approach of July 4th, I thought it would be fun to make my own homemade hot dogs. I had a recipe and instructions to loosely follow, available time since it was raining outside and my mother-in-law as my assistant. I read the instructions, took stock of the spices on hand and then went …

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