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  1. The Ultimate Guide to Summer Grilling

    The Ultimate Guide to Summer Grilling

    If you listen closely, you can hear the sound of grills firing up across the country. Eager to take the party outdoors, grilling season means gracing your table with the fresh flavors of the season.

    At North Country Smokehouse, we believe everything tastes better after it’s spent some time over an open flame. Nothing signals the arrival of summer like smoked meats sizzlin' on the barbie.

    We've launched 2 new, local products just-in-time for Memorial Day. Our new Jalapeno Cheddar sausage and Harpoon IPA Beer Bratwurst are sure to turn your run-of-the-mill meals into a scrumptious celebration.

    Find these and other feast-worthy flavors inside this Ultimate Guide to BBQ Season and remember... Stay Low. Stay Slow. Stay Smoky.

                                                                             

                                                                                                                                                     

    May 03, 2019
  2. 3 Gourmet Takes On Your Favorite Comfort Foods

     3 Gourmet Takes On Your Favorite Comfort Foods

    We’re foodies from way back. Our love for fresh ingredients and local flavor keeps us close to the region's best restaurants, resorts and cafes who use our products in their kitchens. Sometimes, they share their mouth-watering creations with us, putting their own twist on classic comfort foods that are a staple in New England. Since food is better shared with friends, we thought you might enjoy crafting some of these dishes for your own table.

    The best chefs know the secret is simple. An exceptional meal is all about the ingredients. That’s why we use pure NH made maple syrup from Mac’s Maple Farm to create our siganture smoked bacon, sausage and hams. It’s also why the chefs of these three restaurants choose the elements they do.

    Take a look at these local recipes and give them a try. Be sure to tag us on Facebook and Instagram for a chance to be featured on our blof or social channels.

    January 15, 2019
  3. The Ultimate Holiday Recipe Guide

    The Ultimate Holiday Recipe Guide

    It's that special time of year when families gather around the table to reflect on moments past and create new and lasting memories to take into the year ahead. 

    We've compiled our favorite signature smokehouse recipes and put them in this handy holiday guide for your family to savor.  From starters to soups, sides and specialty desserts, these recipes are sure to inspire. Better yet, our smoked sausages, hams and poultry are fully-cooked, so you will spend less time in the kitchen and more time enjoying the true spirit of the holiday season.

    Use these recipes together to create a flavorful, 5-course feast, or prepare them individually for holiday parties, luncheons or a post-holiday brunch. 

    Best Wishes for a Happy & Healthy Holiday Season from your friends at North Country Smokehouse.                                                                           

             

    December 19, 2018
  4. Loaded Cauliflower with Sugar-Free Bacon

    Loaded Cauliflower with Sugar-Free Bacon

    Sugar-Free and Infused with Flavor.

    Sugar & Spice shared this Loaded Cauliflower Casserole featuring North Country Smokehouse Sugar-free bacon. This is an easy and delicious low carb and keto-friendly side dish loaded with bacon, cheddar cheese, sour cream, garlic, and more! 

    Total Prep Time 1 hour 

    Serves 8

    Ingredients:

    - 2 heads cauliflower
    - 3 tablespoons olive oil
    - 1/2 teaspoon 

    November 19, 2018
  5. New York City Wine & Food Festival To End Childhood Hunger

    New York City Wine & Food Festival To End Childhood Hunger

    Over $11.5 Million Collectively Donated to the Share Our Strength Food Bank

    NYC Grand Tasting

    The 11th Annual New York Wine & Food Festival, presented by Capital One, is the ultimate East Coast culinary showcase featuring more than 200 leading restaurants, wine and spirits purveyors from the Northeast.

    Held mid-October at Pier 94 in NYC, this 3-day food extravaganza has collectively raised more than $11.5 million in support of the Share Our Strength Food Bank, whose mission is to end childhood hunger by ensuring children get the food they need to thrive.

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    October 19, 2018
  6. Bacon, Egg & Cheddar Scones

    Bacon, Egg & Cheddar Scones

    Breakfast On-The-Go

    Makes 6 scones.

    • 3 slices North Country Smokehouse Organic Applewood Smoked Bacon
    • 2 cups all-purpose flour
    • 4 tsp. baking powder
    • 5 Tbsp. unsalted butter - cold
    • 3 large eggs
    • ¾ cup heavy cream
    • ½ cup shredded cheddar cheese
    • 2 large eggs, lightly scrambled

    Preheat oven to 450 degrees.

    Sift flour, baking powder and salt into medium bowl. Cut the butter into the flour until fully incorporated. In a separate bowl, beat 2 of the raw eggs and heavy cream together and add to dry ingredients. Do not over mix.

    Cut the bacon into ½” pieces. Fold in the cheese, scrambled eggs, and bacon into the dough mixture. Stir just until ingredients are distributed.

    Transfer dough to a well-floured work surface. Shape the dough into a 12”x4” inch rectangle. Cut the dough into 3, 4” squares. Cut each in half diagonally. Place 1” apart on lightly butter

    August 06, 2018
  7. Sweet & Spicy Honey Glazed Bacon

    Sweet & Spicy Honey Glazed Bacon

    A Treat with Some Heat 

    Served 6 to 8

    •  1 lb. All-Natural, Certified Humane Fruitwood Bacon
    • 2 Tbsp. honey
    • ¼ tsp. ground coriander
    • Pinch of cayenne pepper
    • 1 Tbsp. sesame seeds

    Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper. Place bacon slices in a single layer.

    In a small skillet, combine honey, coriander and cayenne and cook over high heat until melted, about 1 minute.

    Brush the spiced honey on one side of the bacon and bake for 10 minutes. Sprinkle lightly with sesame seeds and bake for 3 to 5 more minutes, until desired crispiness.

    Transfer the bacon to paper towels, glazed side up, to drain and cool slightly. Serve immediately.

    August 06, 2018
  8. Fresh Berry & Bacon Salad

    Fresh Berry & Bacon Salad

    Healthy & Delicious

     Serves 2 to 4

     Ingredients:

    • 8 cups chopped romaine lettuce (spinach is delicious too!)
    • 1 pound strawberries, sliced
    • 5-6 slices North Country Smokehouse Paleo friendly, sugar-free bacon, cooked and crumbled
    • 2/3 cup crumbled blue cheese1
    • 2/3 cup chopped pecans2

    HONEY BALSAMIC VINAIGRETTE

    August 06, 2018
  9. Fresh Figs with Bacon and Goat Cheese

    Fresh Figs with Bacon and Goat Cheese

    Fancy & Flavorful

     Serves 2 to 4

     Ingredients:

    • 4 to 6 regular smoked bacon slices (2 1/4 to 3 1/2 ounces uncooked)
    • 12 small fresh ripe figs, such as white or Calimyrna, halved lengthwise
    • About 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
    • 1/3 cup (about 1 1/2 ounces) crumbled mild herbed goat cheese

    Instructions:


    Preheat the oven to 350° F.

    In a medium heavy skillet, place the bacon slices in a single layer and cook over low to medium-low heat, turning as needed until just beginning to brown.

    Transfer to a paper towel to drain. Cut each bacon slice into 4 or 6 pieces.

    August 06, 2018