April 12, 2014
Well folks, Easter is almost upon us, and for us here at the shop that means smoking hams and cutting more lamb roasts than we do, well, pretty much any other time of the year. These traditional Easter entrées have been holiday favorites for generations, and for good reason. Simple, traditional dishes are some of my favorites. However, with that being said, I'm a guy who likes to try new things. Swap out an ingredient here, change the cooking time there, add this instead of that. The recipes that have been in my family for years are amazing, but that doesn't mean they can't be improved upon. Thoughtful, quality innovation with tradition in mind is what I'm all about. A "best of both worlds" kind of situation is what you have when a fine, careful fusion of old and new takes place. We've been doing it at the shop for years. For example, our Maple Blueberry Sausage started out as just a traditional sweet Italian sausage, and is now one of our best sellers, and an all-time customer favorite. Jalapeño Cheddar Kielbasa? Grandma probably wasn't serving that back in the day, but that doesn't mean you can't, right?
So this Easter, we invite you to join us in our tasteful innovation of classics, and put a fresh twist on your favorite holiday dish. If you're looking for recipes, tips, or ideas, check out our website, or just scroll down, as we've thrown together some of our favorities just for you today.