Kielbasa and Sauerkraut

Kielbasa and Sauerkraut

What does kielbasa mean in Polish? Polish sausage. Well there you go!

I’m here to tell you that when Big Y has kielbasa on sale Buy One Get Two Free, there are three of these in my freezer, pronto.

Now, Western Mass takes its kielbasa seriously. That said, it doesn’t take any gravity or very much time at all to whack this sausage into chunks, crisp it up (it’s almost always sold pre-cooked), and throw it on a plate.

How To… Microwave Bacon

How To… Microwave Bacon

Bill Denneen made bacon like this when I visited his family in December of 2014, and I was highly skeptical, but subsequently impressed. It really comes out crisp, and all of the oil stays in the paper towels, so the bacon isn’t as greasy, and the cleanup is incredibly easy. Your house will still smell like bacon, but there won’t be splatters everywhere, nor will you burn yourself with popping oil. Read more

Ham Style Kielbasa with Pineapple

Ham Style Kielbasa with Pineapple

This delightful melange came about as an organic series of choices based on what was in the pantry and refrigerator.  I had kielbasa and carrots. And rice. And a can of pineapple. The rest was history.