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5 Tips for Creating the Perfect Hoagie

After originating in Philadephia, the hoagie sandwich became an instant classic. These sandwiches, which can also be referred to as subs, torpedos, Italians, grinders, and a variety of other names, don't really have a clear history. There are at least four theories, though, with the most popular one claiming that they came about during the World War I era when Italians worked in the Hog Island shipyard. This theory explains that they were the ones who introduced the "Hog Island sandwich," which later came to be known as a "hoagie."

How to Create a Hoagie

If you're missing the hoagies from your favorite hoagie shop, we've put together five tips on how you can create the perfect hot or cold hoagie at home!
  1. Bread: Since bread is your base layer, you...
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Helping Mom in the Kitchen for Mother’s Day

With Mother's Day just around the corner, you might already be thinking about gift ideas—whether it's for your own mother, your wife, sister, aunt, or friend—but aren't sure where to begin. After all, you've probably given lots of gifts over the years ranging from flowers and cards to chocolates. Well, nothing expresses love more than actions! So, this year, how about showing the moms in your life just how much you care by giving the gift of time and effort in the kitchen? Here are five heartfelt ways you can celebrate the moms in your life this Mother's Day by helping in the kitchen. If you don't live with your mother or the motherly figure in your life and aren't able to see her in person right now, keep these ideas in the back of your mind for when you're reunited!

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4 Recipe Ideas to Spice Up Your Cinco de Mayo

Just because you have to spend Cinco de Mayo at home doesn't meant you can't host a fun celebration with your family—you can even invite your friends to join a virtual Cinco de Mayo potluck! After all, who doesn't love celebrating with drinks and Mexican food? To help you celebrate this fun holiday, we put together some quick sausage recipes to incorporate into your fiesta.

1. Bold Sausage Tacos

You can't have a Mexican feast without tacos! For tacos with a twist, try our Bold Sausage Tacos. They feature our Premio Hot Italian Sausage Meat along with a mixture of chili beans, corn and diced tomatoe...
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Spring Cleaning for Your Kitchen

Spring is here! That means the curtains are wide, windows are open and the spirit of spring cleaning in the air. With the warm weather afoot, here are some tips to cleaning your kitchen this spring.

1. Clean Out Your Fridge and Freezer

It's time to dive in your refrigerator and deep freezer for all the food that got shoved to the back. Starting with your freezer, throw away anything that's freezer burned, going bad or out of date. If you package your own food, make sure to check the labels for the dates you froze them and use common sense when deciding what to keep. If you don't label foods, now is a good time to remind yourself for later. Then, give your freezer a cleaning with a safe cleaning solution, paying attention to removable parts and their grooves. Take a simi...
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Cooked Sausage Varieties

How to Remove Sausage Casings

What gives your favorite Premio mouthwatering sausage links their familiar, distinctive shape? You can thank the humble, yet essential, sausage casing. Each casing keeps a pre-measured amount of perfectly seasoned meat from losing its tube-like form, allowing you to whip up your favorite sausage recipes like a pro. However, you may sometimes want to remove the sausage casing and use the ground meat for a dish. In that case, taking sausage meat out of the casing is relatively simple.

What Is a Sausage Casing?

Sausage casings are basically thin wrappers. At Premio, the majority of our casings feature all-natural, edible ingre...
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How to Motivate Yourself to Cook

Preparing your meals at home is healthier and more cost-effective than going out to a restaurant. How do you enjoy cooking when it's not part of your daily routine? Use these tips to discover how to get inspired to cook.

5 Tips for How to Get an Interest in Cooking

Beginning a cooking routine may be challenging at first, but you'll have fun as you learn and grow in your expertise. If you need cooking motivation, here are five tips to inspire your desire to cook.

1. Try Something New

If preparing food is a new experience for you, there are no limits to what you can learn to cook. Experimenting in the kitchen is entertaining, even though it takes time and effort. To start your cooking routine, try making a dish you like. Instead of ordering your next meal from a l...
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Cooking Spices

How to Use Spices While Cooking

Spices are used to enhance the taste of food, boost its color and add delectable flavor. Cooking with spices requires a delicate balance. Too much of certain spices can overpower a dish, and too little can leave it tasting bland. Figuring out the perfect spice lineup to bring out a dish's aroma and flavors is possible when you understand how spices work.

10 Tips for Cooking With Spices

Whether you're just beginning to cook for yourself or are a lifelong cooking enthusiast, there are some things everyone should know when it comes to using spices and herbs:

  1. Store them properly: Spices should be stored inside air-tight containers in a cool, dark pl...
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Top Comfort Foods

Whether you had a long day or you're missing home, comfort food is a necessity. Good comfort food is like a hug in a bowl, a blanket on a plate. It makes you feel cozy and, typically, very full. But that's what we love about comfort food, and if it's been a while since you've had a meal that makes you feel that way, you need some inspiration. We've gathered some of our top comfort foods that are perfect for rainy days or chasing away the blues, so check them out below, get cooking and get comfy.

What Is Comfort Food?

From cheat days to throwback meals, comfort food takes many forms. In essence, comfort food is a meal that's both filling and makes you feel good. Maybe it's an old family recipe that helps connect you to your cultural heritage. Often, it's a meal packed with car...
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Ramen with Sausage

5 Quick and Easy Pantry Meals

Pantry meals are simple yet delicious ways to use up whatever you have on hand. You'll be surprised by what you can prepare with some inspiration and a few tips on how to create simple pantry meals for you and your family. In this guide, we've got five quick and easy pantry meals that'll be shockingly delicious for how simple they are — so check them out below and get cooking!

Easy Pantry Recipes From Premio

If you've got a package of Premio sausage and a handful of ingredients, you can create a pantry dinner that you and your family will love. No matter what you make or how you make it, be sure to cook pork sausage to 160° Fahrenheit and chicken sausage to 165° Fahrenheit, checking with a meat thermometer for the best results. Get some Premio products, then check out thes...
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Spring Ahead With Healthier Choices

Goodbye, dreary winter, and hello spring! Time to get back into the warm-weather attitude with healthy eating choices. Before winter, we follow our body's instinct that tells us to eat heartier food for the upcoming cold. Now that it's spring, it's time to opt for nutritious choices and get ready for summer.

Substitute Soups With Creative Salads

Need a new meal to pack for lunch? Substitute that high-sodium soup with something th at will add nutritional value and help melt away the winter weight. Let the sun warm you up, not your lunch. Salads can always be jazzed up. Feel free to use some greens as the base of your salad creation. Add grape tomatoes, red onions and bell peppers for some color and to cover the span of nutrients. Top it with some fats for flavor, like bleu ...
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