Homemade Country Sausage and Changes to My Kozy Kitchen

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Homemade Country Sausage from www.bobbiskozykitchen.com


A big ol' thanks with lots of  to Sears and Kenmore Pro for sponsoring this post!


Haiiiiii to my foodie peeps!

I want to share the recipe for this delicious country sausage, but first I just have to tell you that I am super stoked to talk to you about my new plans for my "kozy" kitchen. You see, kozy is not just the name of the blog, and originally it was geared more toward the fact that the family was always gathered in the kitchen. Hence the "kozy", because when you have 8 to 10 people crammed in a kitchen, even a big one, it gets pretty ding dang kozy!!

Anywho, Kevin and I moved into this new place 3 years ago this month. We love it. We have trees all around, a herd of deer that hangs out in our front yard hoping for nibbles, squirrels, chipmunks, blue jays, and woodpeckers in our back yard. I finally have raised bed gardens (goodbye 5 gallon buckets), and we built a nice fire pit in the back yard so we can hang out and enjoy the evenings with friends and family.

Buttttttttt

My kitchen? Oy!!

People! My kitchen is so small, if you get two people in it at the same time it is like a WWE bout. Elbows and knees, tripping, ya it is an experience to say the least.

A few months back I was lucky enough to win a Kenmore double oven through a recipe contest I entered. I was over the moon excited because I had been cooking on an old electric stove since we moved. It was a serious dinosaur, you know the kind with the coils? And there is always that one coil that tilts, so you have to keep spinning the pot or pan to make sure things cook evenly. Yup, that's the one!

But once I got this oven? Aaahhhhhh heaven!

Kenmore Double Oven


Pardon the horrible cabinets, counters, floor, oh and that microwave UGH! But that is what finally got us into Sears to start our quest for new goodies to fix up my kitchen. 

The microwave died...kapoot.....nada. Right in the middle of heating up some leftover beef stew for dinner  So we jumped online to start looking for what we wanted to replace it with. Since we love our new stove/oven soooo much, we knew we wanted to stick with Kenmore, and decided to browse the Sears website. Their website is super easy to navigate, which made me a happy girl. It drives me crazy when I can't find what I am looking for on a site. I get frustrated and will just give up. 

But the Sears site is so streamlined, it almost does everything for you. The link for microwaves was right there on the front page. We clicked on that, and immediately saw the link for over the range microwaves, which is what we need. We found several that we liked, then I saw the Kenmore PRO model, and fell head over heels in love  

Kenmore PRO Microwave exterior

Kenmore PRO Microwave interior


Isn't it perty? 


I needed to find out where the nearest Sears store is to us so I typed in my zip code into the store locator and the information for the closest store popped right up, including the address, phone number, and store hours. I made a quick call, and was transferred to a very helpful girl named Genevieve. We set up an appointment to speak to one of their experts (because we didn't want to deal with this), and that was that. Easy peasy 

One of the things I really love about Sears is that, unlike some other brands, they don't expect you to be an expert. I might be an expert on a few things, but appliances, repair, parts, warranties or home improvement? Not so much. Sears has the exceptional knowledge to take care of all of that for me so I can just relax and enjoy my home. So we went in early Saturday morning and talked with a great guy named Doug. Doug gave us the 411 on all of the new Kenmore Pro appliances, which became a dangerous thing. 

Why dangerous you ask? 

Wellllllllllllllllllll let's just say that I walked in looking to replace my microwave, and ended up leaving wanting to replace my microwave, refrigerator, and my dishwasher! I seriously  this new line! They are so sleek and look like something you would find in a professional kitchen. I would probably never leave my kitchen if I had all of those appliances!! 

Go check them out and then come back and let me know which one is your fave. I can't wait to see what everyone wants! 

I personally am still having wonderful dreams of that amazing refrigerator!!

Homemade Country Sausage from www.bobbiskozykitchen.com



OK, on to the sausage.....

This was my celebration brunch meal when we got back from Sears, and it made me very very happy. You see, Kevin loves sausage. He makes it just about every weekend. But the sausage always seems to be super greasy, and I am soooooo not down with that. 

A - it splatters all over my pretty stove.
B - Ummm well, it is greasy YUCK

So I decided I wanted to make my own sausage to cut back a bit on the fat.

I love the country style sausage with sage, so that is where I went with mine. But you could add a bit of maple syrup if you like, or bump up the heat by adding more crushed red pepper flakes, or add some cayenne pepper if you want to be really bold.

I dug into this plate of yumminess and happily noshed away while I started drawing out plans for my dream kitchen! 


Homemade Country Sausage from www.bobbiskozykitchen.com






Homemade Country Sausage

Bobbi's Kozy Kitchen
Homemade Country Sausage from www.bobbiskozykitchen.com

Ingredients

  • 1 pound ground pork
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon fresh cracked black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon rubbed sage
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes

Instructions

  1. Combine all the ingredients, and mix together with your hands until combined. Form into 8 patties.
  2. Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in a large cast iron, or heavy bottomed, skillet over medium to medium-high heat.
  3. Cook for 2 to 3 minutes per side, or until golden brown and cooked through.
Prep Time: 00 hrs. 10 mins.
Cook time: 00 hrs. 06 mins.
Total time: 16 mins.
Tags: pork, breakfast, healthy, clean eating




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7 comments:

  1. Congrats on winning the new oven that looks legit awesome! Totally jealous :( Best of luck upgrading all the appliances...it's hard to stop once you start! As for the sausage, they look awesome! We make breakfast for dinner on a regular basis (Usually Sausage, Biscuits, and gravy)...so I will be pinning and trying this soon :)

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    1. Yes, I wish I had an unlimited budget that is for sure LOL

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  2. This sounds amazing, I love country sausage and I never thought to make my own!

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  3. Your recipe was a total hit! My hubby has always made our breakfast sausage from scratch even grinding our own pork. He always used the same spices from a pack he would buy at a local store he used for decades. Well, we were out of both breakfast sausage and spice pack last Sunday so I offered to try to find a recipe. He wanted to wait until I could order more spices. I found several but when I found yours I had all the ingredients for it, so that was what made the choice! We made it almost exactly as you posted, we had several heated moments over how he said it didn't have this and not enough of that etc. He is old and set in his ways and change is very hard for him. In the end the only thing we changed was we added a touch of water
    (this was the process with the old mix he would buy) mixed and let it sit in the fridge while we cleaned the barn etc. I had to make a compromise somewhere or he wouldn't even try it. So we got back and ground it and it smelled delish! Once he cooked it and I made eggs etc. I watched closely as he chewed his first bite, almost on edge as if his liking it or not would make or break me. LOL. He was very quiet and kept eating, chewing slowly. This man grew up slaughtering hogs and selling meats and making sausage with his pappy and grand pappy and knows so very much about the process and his mom used that package spice and his grandpa so you can understand why I was a bit nervous trying to change things. He put his fork down when he was finished eating everything on his dang plate and looked at me and said, "simply better than any breakfast sausage he had ever made with the old spice mix, absolutely better and it will now be our new sausage spice. " I 'bout fell out my chair. So, there you have it. Your recipe is a perfect simple mix of quality spices in the right ratio. Perfect to change an old man's mind about what is good. Great job and many thanks! For those of you who don't usually grind your own meat, try it. We don't kill our own hogs anymore. It is cheaper to buy boston butt when on sale (usually 99 cents a pound or less) and you cut it into small chunks add spices put it in the fridge to chill really cold and grind it. I have an electric meat grinder but also have used my kitchen aide mixer with a grinding attachment. It is easy and well worth knowing your meat and fat content since you can trim fat as you cut up the meat. Thanks again I will be checking our more of your recipes!

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    1. WOW! I think this is the best comment/compliment I have ever gotten on one of my recipes. I am SO happy you enjoyed the recipe and that it met hubby's approval. I really love to create recipes that use simple ingredients and things you can make yourself vs store bought. I have a recipe for Italian sausage now too :)

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  4. Hi Bobbi , Where can I purchase your recipe book ? It said to contact seller . Awesome sausage recipe and simple too!

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    1. I am so happy you like the recipe! The Casual Veggie Cookbook was a cookbook with recipes from many bloggers but it seems it is no longer available. I am currently working on several cookbooks. E-cookbooks and hopefully a print book too.

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