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What Makes a Sausage a Sausage?

Have you ever wondered what defines a sausage? Or maybe you've contemplated the mysteries of sausage-making? Sausage is just as fascinating as it is tasty. This delicious American staple has a long history around the world and is, in many ways, distinct from its meaty counterparts. Let's discover what makes sausage unique and explore how it's made.

What Is Sausage Made Of?

At the heart of each sausage is ground meat and seasonings. Most sausage is stuffed into a casing and linked. You can also shape ground sausage into patties or add it to a casserole, soup, dip or pasta. Sausage is typically made from ground pork, poultry, beef, lamb or veal. Other common ingredients include:
  • Salt: Salt enhances flavor and acts as a preservative.
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Great Party Food Ideas for Kids

Parties for kids are full of joy and celebration — as a parent, you have plenty to think about when you host one. You know you'll be cooking up a storm from the moment you send out the invitations. However, if you've been to even one party, you know you need something more than a sandwich platter to entice the kids away from the entertainment. Coming up with unique party food ideas can be challenging. Still, with some inspiration, you can take your next party from mundane to memorable without spending days in the kitchen.

7 Unique Kids Party Food Ideas

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6 Meats to Master on the Grill This Summer

Grilling is a popular way to cook when the weather is nice. Whether you're new to outdoor grilling or need a new recipe to try for your next cookout, meat for grilling can vary from seafood to steaks. Consider these recipes and grilling options next time you fire up the grill.

1. Steak

Steak is one of the top meats for grilling. When choosing a steak to grill, opt for thick, high-quality cuts like ribeye or T-bone steaks with good fat marbling. The fat is where the flavor and juiciness come from in a steak. Steaks should be grilled on high heat — the hotter, the better. Before you get to grilling, let your steaks sit at room temp for about 30 minutes to allow the meat to get tender. This is also when you can season or marinate the meat to your preference. Turn the grill to...
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How Long Does Sausage Stay Fresh?

Sausages are delicious and a rich source of protein the whole family can enjoy. They're perfect for creating a hearty meal when you don't have much time to prepare, and you can enjoy them for breakfast, in soups or in a simple hot dog bun. The possibilities are endless, which is why it should come as no surprise that sausage sales are on the rise. You can keep your family healthy by choosing high-quality sausages and storing them correctly until it's time to cook. You'll always want to ensure your sausages are fresh before serving them, so you need to know their shelf life. That way, no matter who you're cooking for, you can always ensure you're serving the healt...
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How to Cook Andouille Sausage

Looking for something new to add to your meal rotation? Andouille sausage might be the ingredient you're looking for. Andouille sausage is incredibly versatile and can complement a recipe or be served individually, as it has mouth-watering flavor and spice. While Andouille has origins that connect it to France and Germany, it's gained popularity in the United States and is a staple in Cajun and Creole dishes. Andouille works well with a wide variety of food combinations and can add spice to your recipes. Continue reading to learn how to cook andouille sausage and gain valuable tips for putting together meals.

How to Cook Andouille

Andouille sausage can be cooked in several different ways depending on preference and the recipe you're following. Regardless of how you cook an...
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smoked sausage

7 Ways to Eat Smoked Sausage

Smoked sausage is a delicious and hearty protein that acts as a base for many great dishes, whether served with a delicious side dish or as the star of its own recipe. With some smoked sausage on hand, you have the start of an easy and family-friendly weeknight dinner, a fun game day dish or a unique addition to your recipe collection. This versatile meat goes great with just about anything in your pantry or fridge, and knowing where to start can help you craft the perfect meal. We've compiled a list of tasty smoked sausage meal ideas for you to look back on whenever you need inspiration. (more…)
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Easy Breakfast Sausage Recipes For Toddlers

When you're cooking for a toddler, it's important that the food is safe, nutritious and fun to eat. Starting their days with healthy breakfasts gives your child the boost they need to grow and learn. Check out these yummy breakfast recipes for toddlers to delight their palates. (more…)
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make pizza night fun for kids

10 Ways to Make Pizza Night Fun for Kids

Whether you enjoy ordering from your favorite local restaurant or making your own at home, pizza is a great way to bring families together. Make pizza night even more special with these kid-friendly pizza ideas that will have your kids asking for pizza night to be every night!

1. Serve Breakfast Pizza

Combine breakfast for dinner and pizza night with a delicious morning brunch pizza. With breakfast favorites like sausage and hash browns, this recipe is sure to change up your typical pizza night. Consider serving your breakfast pizza with milk or orange juice to complete the breakfast for dinner feel. An overview of morning brunch pizza:
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winter dinner party ideas

Winter Dinner Party Ideas

The holiday season is a time for shopping, baking and enjoying time with friends and family — in other words, spreading a bit of holiday cheer. What better way to do that than with a winter dinner party? Whether you're hosting or attending, you want to pull out all the stops with amazing savory dishes that everyone will love. Check out our list of the best winter dinner party menu ideas to spice up your upcoming cozy dinner party. (more…)
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Instant Pot Italian Wedding Soup

Winter Recipe Ideas

When winter comes around, nothing keeps you warm like a steaming plate of delicious comfort food. Our list of the best winter-inspired meals is guaranteed to make your taste buds soar while giving you all the uplifting feelings that make the coldest time of the year enjoyable. Our catalog of winter dinner recipe ideas delivers fresh takes on classic dishes and inspires you to try new flavors that rightly deserve their spotlight in the kitchen. So, preheat the oven and restock the spice rack, because these winter cooking recipes will have you ready to pull out all the stops to get through this season with a full and satisfied stomach.

1. Italian Wedding Soup

To kick off our winter recipe list, we highly recommend conquering the cold weather with a steaming bowl of 


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