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Ultimate Grilling Season Checklist

As the weather gets warmer, you may already be dreaming of cooking outdoors and enjoying some delicious food with friends and family. While it's hard to think of a better summer activity than a cookout, planning one can be a bit overwhelming. Going into grilling season with a game plan will help you be prepared for big weekend barbecues and quick weeknight dinners alike. This ultimate grilling season checklist will go over the seven essential categories of items you need to host a successful cookout. Keep reading to learn which grilling tools, cooking gadgets, ingredients and other supplies you need to stock up on to ensure this grilling season goes off without a hitch.

1. Grilling Essentials


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Tips for Throwing a BBQ on a Budget

Summertime is here, which means it's time to get ready for a classic summer food event: a BBQ! Throwing a BBQ for your family and friends is a staple of summertime, and we've got the best cheap BBQ ideas for you to wow your guests with fantastic food, drinks and atmosphere. So, put on your apron, dust off that grill and get ready to host a delicious and affordable BBQ for your friends and family.

1. Plan Ahead

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How to Cook Breakfast on a Budget

By now, most of us understand just how important the first meal of the day can be. Not only does it give us the fuel to power through the morning, but it can jumpstart the metabolism and set the tone for healthier eating. Best of all, breakfast can be amazingly affordable! If you regularly skip breakfast or try to eat as little as possible to save money, rethink your wake-up possibilities. Breakfast on even a tight budget is easy to pull off, especially when you follow a few helpful tips. 1. Use Leftovers From the Night Before Did you make a meal the night before that included some sauteed vegetables or cut-up raw veggies? Put a few of your leftovers in a separate container. Then, use them to make some affordable sausage recipes such as 


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How Can You Tell If Your Sausage Is Cooked Correctly?

It's a weekend morning, and you're standing at the stove, cooking up delicious breakfast sausage. You notice the meat is brown, and it smells great, but is it done?  It can be difficult to know for sure when your sausage is done, but you want to make sure it is before you serve it to your family. Here are some tricks and tips you can use to tell if your sausage is cooked completely. 

Can Color Tell You If Sausage Is Cooked?

While color can help you decide if your sausage is done, it's not a reliable indicator on its own. There is a large percentage of fat in sausage. The fat cooks faster than the actual meat conten...
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Sausage Leftovers? Try These Recipes and Tips

Sometimes, a recipe calls for fewer sausage links or ground meat than came in the package. What can you do with the leftover sausages, aside from freezing them in a safe, airtight storage bag or container? You have plenty of nifty, thrifty options when it comes to figuring out what to do with extra uncooked or cooked sausages. In fact, you might be surprised at how versatile sausages can be as unexpected add-ins.

Fast, Delicious Ways to Use Leftover Sausage

No matter what kind of sausage you have on hand — including varieties like andouille, chorizo, or bratwurst — know that you have options. Here are some of our favorite recipes and tips for making the most of your leftover sausage:
  • Cook the sausage meat leftovers immediately. If you have more sausage ...
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Cider and Sausage: A Delicious Pairing 

While apple cider is a popular drink during the crisp fall months, you don't have to relegate your enjoyment of this tasty beverage to a sole season. Cider can flavor various recipes year-round. The fruity, slightly sharp taste of apple cider pairs perfectly with the rich heartiness of sausage for a truly mouthwatering combination. We've put together a few ideas to help you pair these two appetizing ingredients.

4 Ways to Use Apple Cider With Sausage

Gather your sausage and cider ingredients and experiment with these four different recipe ideas:

1. Sausage Stew

For a hearty and flavorful meal, try a sausage stew using fresh kielbasa or Polish sausage links, Italian sausage and apple cider. Add plenty of onions, garlic, diced tomatoes and green peppers into your ...
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Cooked Sausage Varieties

Do You Remove Casing From Italian Sausage?

When you prepare a new meal with some savory Italian sausage, you may find a casing on it. However, if your recipe doesn't tell you what to do, you may wonder if you can take the casing off, or if it's even edible. 

Are Sausage Casings Edible?

The sausage casing is the outer skin or layer that keeps your sausage meat in a specific shape. It makes packaging and cooking easier. The casing can also add or preserve the meat's flavoring. Is the casing edible, though? In most cases, it is. Different sausage brands do use different casings, however, so the packaging should specify what kind the sausage has. You can tell i...
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Fun Facts For Kids about sausage

8 Fun Sausage Facts for Kids

Sausage. It comes in so many forms, including links, patties and ground versions. It can be used to perk up family favorites like lasagna, or it can stand alone as the star of a meal. Sausage has become a familiar ingredient in lots of households. Still, many people don’t know some of the most intriguing, fun tidbits about this type of meat. Below, we’ll explore a few pieces of sausage trivia to improve your sausage IQ! Remember them the next time you buy Premio sausage at your local store.

Sausage Facts From Around the World

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Breakfast wrap with sausage

Father’s Day Breakfast Ideas

It's not every day we get to celebrate our dads, so make this Father's Day memorable with a spectacular Father's Day breakfast. From a simple breakfast in bed to an elaborate brunch buffet, there are plenty of ways to make any dad's morning meal unique this Father's Day. You can prepare for the big day by coming up with a custom brunch menu full of all your father's favorite breakfast bites and beverages. If you want to give the dad in your life the best Father's Day ever, we've got you covered. Below, you'll discover some of the top tips for making an unforgettable brunch, along with some specific Father's Day breakfast ideas. Whether your dad likes a classic egg-and-sausage breakfast or prefers an unconventional Mexican-inspired huevos rancheros omelet, we've got the breakfast reci...
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Mix and Match Kebabs

When it comes to making quick, easy, and infinitely customizable meals or snacks, nothing is quite as fun as a kebab! They’re versatile and delicious — and what food served on a stick isn’t a party for your mouth? If you’re looking for ideas to spice up your summer meal plan, why not mix and match some kebabs? (more…)
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