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Sparkling Maple Lemonade

I’ve partnered with SocialStars and Johnsonville® to share this fun and refreshing Sparkling Maple Lemonade.  Grab a glass of lemonade and fire up the grill! #SausageFamily

Sweetened with maple syrup, this Sparkling Maple Lemonade is a refreshing drink to serve on a hot summer day! #SausageFamilyA little over a year ago, my wife and I wandered over one weekend to a maple farm in western Massachusetts.  This farm had a little cafe with legendary pancakes, and of course they served those pancakes with fresh maple syrup.  This place lived up to the hype!Continue Reading »

Classic Macaroni Salad

This Classic Macaroni Salad is perfect for summer picnics and dinners on the back porch!

This Classic Macaroni Salad is perfect for summer picnics and dinners on the back porch!I have a strange obsession with pasta.  I mean, I do love Italian food…so that makes my obsession a bit less strange.  But I love to stand in the grocery store and stare at all of the different types of pasta options.  There’s literally dozens of different pastas.  The whole process of choosing the correct style of pasta for your dish totally fascinates me.  For instance, thick sauces (think ragu-style sauces) call for thick pasta (think tagliatelle or fettuccine).  Thinner sauces (think cream sauce) are usually partnered with thinner pastas like spaghetti or linguine.  And then there’s the whole category of tube-style pastas like macaroni, penne and rigatoni.  I mean, you could get an advanced degree in the art of pairing recipes with the appropriate pasta!Continue Reading »

Grilled Chicken Pesto Sandwich

Featuring tasty basil pesto and crunchy French bread,
this Grilled Chicken Pesto Sandwich is perfect for dinner on the grill!

Featuring tasty basil pesto and crunchy French bread, these Grilled Chicken Pesto Sandwiches are perfect for dinner on the grill!One of the biggest changes I had to get used to when we moved from Georgia to upstate New York is the shorter growing season.  We ended up with a larger yard which led to a larger garden.  Awesome!  But, the growing season is much, much shorter up here.  Not awesome.Continue Reading »

Chicken Souvlaki Skewers

If you’re looking for a fun grilled recipe for the summer, then give these
Chicken Souvlaki Skewers a shot.  They’re definitely one of our favorites!

If you're looking for fun grilled recipes for the summer, then give these Chicken Souvlaki Skewers a shot.  They're definitely one of our favorites!A few weeks ago, I was out in the yard doing a round of winter clean up.  You know, picking up branches, taking down the Christmas lights, raking out the last few leaves that I chose to ignore in the fall…that sort of thing.  It was the first warmish day we’d had in a while, so I didn’t mind spending a few hours getting the yard ready for the spring.  But as I was cleaning up the leaves near our front door, I looked down and saw a $10 bill up laying up against the house.  What?  A $10 bill?  What was that doing there?  And this was a pretty weathered Sawbuck.  It’d been there a while…in fact, I’d guess it’d been there all winter.Continue Reading »