Comfort Food

Can You Eat Sausage Every Day?

sausage

Sausage meat is delicious! For home cooks shopping on a budget, it’s also significantly cheaper than other staple meats at the grocery store, like ground pork or beef.

Most sausage is made from pork, with a smaller number of sausage varieties made from beef or poultry. Its other ingredients include salt, spices, and other additives, including fillers and flavorings (especially in the cheapest sausages).

Keep French Fries From Sticking to Your Frying Pan

French fries

The other day, I made French fries—and they stuck badly to the bottom and sides of my stainless steel frying pan. I tried to free them with my spatula, but that only made things worse as it cut them in halves.

That’s the thing about stainless steel. Without a doubt, it’s one of the best types of cookware. But if you don’t know how to use it (and you learn something new every day), cooking with it is often a hit or a miss.

How can you keep French fries from sticking to your stainless steel frying pan?

This Beer-Simmered Beans Recipe Will Warm Your Heart

Beer-simmered beans

Home cooking is about the passion and joy of making delicious food for those you cherish and love. Even if you live alone, cooking up a hearty and filling meal for yourself will usually be the best thing that happened to you throughout the entire day.

And I don’t know about you, folks (let me know in the comments below), but the colder the weather and the later the hour, the heartier I like my meal. Right now, it’s 7:52 PM, outside it’s dark and windy, and the thermometer near my window shows a temperature of 37.5°F.

It’s pretty late and I’m feeling kind of lazy. So I came up with this quick and easy recipe for beer-simmered canned beans that warmed my heart.

It came out heavenly. Now, I’m excited to be able to share it with you.

Why Is My Potato Soup Gluey?

Why Is My Potato Soup Gluey?Julia Kicova (via Unsplash)

You took the time to choose the best potatoes in the grocery store. You did everything your grandmother’s recipe said. Yet your potato soup came out tasting and feeling like glue. What happened?

I’ve been cooking at home for more or less 20 years and, if there’s one thing I’ve learned, it’s that cooking is a productive process. If you get one step wrong along the way, most of the time the whole final result comes out wrong. The trick, you see, to making tasty food at home is in knowing what to watch out for.

If you’re reading this blog post, it’s most probably because you made potato soup — and it turned out thick and gluey.

Keep on reading as I’m going to share my best advice for how to make perfect creamy and chunky potato soup every single time.

How to Tell If Sausage Is Cooked

How to tell if sausage is cooked

Sausage is a true favorite among all carnivores. Hearty, flavorful, and aromatic, sausages can be cooked in a variety of ways, are generally affordable, and can feed an entire family in a one-pot meal. They’re also really easy to get wrong. Here’s the tips and tricks I’ve learned for 20 years of home cooking — and how it can help you make perfectly-cooked sausages for you and your family every single time.

Unless you’ve been doing this for a while, it’s hard to tell when a sausage is fully cooked without a meat thermometer or a kitchen timer. As you cook different recipes over time and come to your favorites, you’re going to develop what I call home cook’s intuition. That is to say, you’ll be able to intuitively tell when sausage is done.

Until then, here are my best tips and tricks I’ve learned from twenty years of home cooking; on the grill, stove, and in the oven.