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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: Football Snacks, Recipe Ideas, Healthy Meals

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: Italian Sausage, Grilled Sausage, Grilling Season

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

How Long Does Fresh Sausage Last in the Fridge or Freezer?

Posted by Papa Cantella's on Jun 20, 2018 9:02:00 AM


Fresh sausage is the best sausage.

At Papa Cantella’s, fresh premium sausage is our bread and butter. Our clients appreciate our commitment to freshness, and we believe people can taste a difference. Fresher meat, fresher herbs, fresher spices…they all come together to create the best sausage blends possible.

We get a lot of questions about how long fresh sausages last in both the refrigerator and the freezer. You can bet that at any given time, we’ve all got several pounds of sausage stored at home! Here’s what you need to know.

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Topics: Fresh Sausage

3 Amazing 4th of July Appetizers to Try

Posted by Papa Cantella's on Jun 13, 2018 9:03:00 AM


Fourth of July is the perfect time of year to show off your best hosting skills. The weather is finally warm enough to gather your friends and family outside and the days are long enough to keep the party going well into the night!

The most important part of any Fourth of July celebration, of course, is the food.

Sure, you’re going to have one of those kooky cakes that looks like an American flag and you’ll obviously be grilling some delicious Brats and maybe even some burgers. But what really matters is your appetizers! They’re the first thing people eat when they come over and depending on how many libations you’ll be serving, probably the dishes they’ll remember most.

Here are Papa Cantella’s favorite Fourth of July appetizer recipes for you to try this year:

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Topics: Fourth of July, Appetizers

How to Make Sausage a Part of Your Power Breakfast

Posted by Papa Cantella's on Jun 6, 2018 9:02:00 AM


Sausage is breakfast’s best friend. It’s high-protein, it’s filling, and it’s flavor-packed…hardly a morning goes by at Papa Cantella’s when we’re not sharing some kind of sausage dish!

We’ve been hearing a lot lately about so-called “Power Breakfasts.” As far as we can tell, Power Breakfasts are meant to provide you with long-lasting energy so you can power through the rest of your day. (We kind of thought that had always been breakfast’s job, but we digress!)

So, where does sausage fit in?

Here’s how to incorporate sausage into your Power Breakfast.

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Topics: Sausage Dishes, Breakfast

How to Involve Your Children in Everyday Meal Prep

Posted by Papa Cantella's on May 23, 2018 9:02:00 AM


Kids love to cook with mom. They do! The kitchen is one of the best places for kids to learn…to learn about science, about flavors, and about balanced nutrition.

Putting kids to work in the kitchen almost guarantees they’ll be excited to eat the result. In fact, we’ve found that getting our kids involved in the cooking process is one of the only ways to get them to eat the stuff they don’t want to eat. (Vegetables, we’re looking at you!)

So, how can you involve your children in everyday meal prep? Here are a few suggestions for rallying the troops.

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Topics: Meal Prep