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4 Fun Recipes For Your Holiday Day Leftovers

Posted by Papa Cantella's on Dec 26, 2018 9:29:00 AM


The holidays are almost upon us, which means a large amount of food is likely going to be prepared in kitchens across America. But after the mingling with family and friends and filling bellies with savory and sweet delights, leftovers are typically found and are part of the clean-up equation, though many don't know what to do with them. The time spent preparing these dishes, however, such as sweet potato pie or apple & pecan pork stuffing, can and should be appreciated, making sure anything left not go to waste but rather saved and used at a sooner-than-later date.

But fear not on how to do it! With these simple holiday leftover recipes, you can kick up your feet and take that well-deserved break from the kitchen utilizing the leftovers you kept.

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Healthy Sausage Recipes for This Holiday Season

Posted by Papa Cantella's on Dec 21, 2018 9:59:00 AM

The holidays are right around the corner! Americans are preparing their menus all across the country and many of those dishes are packed with carbs that can leave guests feeling a bit sluggish at the end of the meal. There are small changes that you can make to lighten up your festive dishes without sacrificing flavor, one being serving an appetizer that is lower in carbs to tease the pallets of your guests before the main meal. We absolutely love this one bite appetizer that is low in carbs but big in flavors that will have your guests begging for the recipe at the end of the meal.

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Let Winter Inspire You to Try Something New This Holiday Season

Posted by Papa Cantella's on Dec 19, 2018 9:17:08 AM


With the holidays just around the corner, home chefs around America are preparing vast menus of delicious dishes to serve up to family and other loved ones. But maybe this year it's time to get those creative juices flowing and try some different recipes to surprise and delight those sitting around the table. You usually think turkey or ham as the main protein for this holiday, but what about sausage?

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Fun Sausage Appetizers Everyone Will Love

Posted by Papa Cantella's on Dec 14, 2018 11:03:06 AM

Whether it’s a gameday tailgate or a weeknight party, finding the right appetizer recipe for a large group can be difficult. With tastes of all kinds and the always-present picky eaters, when you are deciding which appetizer to bring, it’s always a good idea to have a few go-to recipes that are sure to be a hit with the crowd.

And when those recipes include sausage (especially Papa Cantella’s sausage) - even better! Here are some fun appetizer ideas sure to be the hit at your next get-together:

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Topics: Appetizers, Fresh Sausage

How to Elevate Your Game Day Food in 2018

Posted by Papa Cantella's on Sep 26, 2018 10:05:00 AM


The Game Day Tradition

On game day, food isn’t just part of the party, it is the party. If you haven’t switched up your game day food since the Cowboys were in the Superbowl, it’s time for a change! 2018 is the year you elevate your game, and your tailgate guests will be grateful. Trust us…no one wants another JELLO mold shaped like a football.


Here are a few ideas for creating a game day spread for the ages.


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Topics: Football Snacks

Healthy Football Snacks for Every Fan

Posted by Papa Cantella's on Sep 12, 2018 9:53:00 AM

Healthy Eating, Game Day Style

Let’s be honest: Football food doesn’t exactly have a reputation for being the healthiest food on the planet. It’s easy to see why…football fandom creates the perfect environment for overly-rich treats.

Football food doesn’t have to be heavy. The football season is long! If you eat like a Medieval King every game weekend you’re going to have an uphill battle to fight once New Year’s resolutions roll around. We always like to strike a balance between deliciously festive and pragmatically healthy when it comes time to feed our friends and families.

Here are a few healthy football snacks every fan can get behind.


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Topics: Recipe Ideas, Healthy Meals, Football Snacks

What Should I Make for My Labor Day Cookout?

Posted by Papa Cantella's on Aug 24, 2018 9:02:00 AM


Celebrating Labor Day

Labor Day is fast approaching, and so is that barbecue you should be planning! Celebrating the working class with a festival of food is the best way to enjoy your day off with the family. Keep them well-piled with a selection of our favorite sausage recipes! Ironing out the details before the day comes will help you be better prepared to meet the demands of your barbecue and give you a shopping list in advance. Jot down the following ingredients below on your next trip to the grocery store, and let your perfect Labor Day barbecue fall into your lap with some help from Papa Cantella’s.

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Topics: Labor Day, Cookout

3 Kid-Friendly Labor Day Recipes

Posted by Papa Cantella's on Aug 17, 2018 9:03:00 AM


Make The Kids Something Special on Labor Day

Already planning your best barbecue for this Labor Day weekend? Awesome! Have you given careful consideration what you’ll be serving the children of your extravaganza? Kids can be picky. It’s just their nature. Preparing simply delicious and flavor-packed meals for them is the secret to keeping them happy, entertained, and fuss-free! What’s more, kids love getting their hands in the game-- that is to say, if you plan it correctly, your Labor Day barbecue could be the perfect opportunity to spend some quality time with your little ones.

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How to Cook Italian Sausage on the Grill

Posted by Papa Cantella's on Jul 12, 2018 9:02:00 AM



Let’s face it. Sausages are amazing. Versatile. Flavorful throughout. And don’t require much work. Grilling sausages is literally as easy as picking up a pack and slapping them down (carefully, of course) on your backyard grill. Or rather, it can be that easy, once you know the best-kept secret of grilling sausages. Sausages eliminate the need for precision butchering, excessive cleaning, tenderizing, and tenacious seasoning, making them a perfect staple on any dinner table.


(Or breakfast nook.)

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Topics: Grilling Season, Italian Sausage, Grilled Sausage

Classic, Crowd-Pleasing 4th of July Food

Posted by Papa Cantella's on Jun 27, 2018 9:01:00 AM


Fourth of July is our Superbowl.

Okay, the Superbowl is our Superbowl, but Fourth of July is when we really pull out all the stops. It’s the perfect holiday – it’s casual, it’s warm, it’s patriotic – and at our houses it’s always all about the food.

What do your guests want this Fourth of July? They want you to think beyond the standard burgers and Brats and come up with something extra-memorable. This is no time to look into diet recipes or to buy anything pre-made at the grocery store. This is your moment.

Here are some classic, crowd-pleasing dishes to master this Fourth of July.

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Topics: Fourth of July