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  1. Smoky Football Snacks for MVPs

    Smoky Football Snacks for MVPs

    It’s the most wonderful time of the year… Football Season. What’s not to love? You get to invite family & friends over and fill up on snacks. But that bowl of greasy chips and jar of queso dip just isn’t going to cut it if you’re a true flavor guru, and you don’t want to spend all day in the kitchen because, hello, the game is ON!


    Upping your munchie game doesn’t have to require much effort. We spend hours handcrafting our meats and smoking them low and slow for big, intense flavor, so you can spend more time cheering on your favorite team. Our ideas all pass the Sports Snacking Golden Rule: Easy to grab, share, and savor. Check out some of our favorite ways to take Football Sunday classics and make them bold, smoky MVPs. 


    Pizza with a Punch

    September 26, 2019
  2. DeBunk Deli Meat. Understand Label Claims.

    DeBunk Deli Meat. Understand Label Claims.

    There’s nothing better than a well-made sandwich, loaded up with all the good stuff. The perfect condiment, maybe a slice or two of cheese, and most importantly, stacked high with delicious ham or turkey.  We believe in going beyond “good” and stand behind our commitment to quality by crafting the best tasting organic deli meats available, in the best possible way.

    Label claims can be confusing and make picking the best for your family a real challenge. Our advice to you? Look for third-party certifications on your labels - they substantiate the claims being made. When you see them, you know the farms are being audited for things like GMOs and animal welfare, and you can be confident that you’re bringing the best taste and quality into your kitchen. 


    Certified Organic

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    September 04, 2019
  3. Short on Time, Big on Flavor. Snack Dinner.

    Short on Time, Big on Flavor. Snack Dinner.

    It happens every year. Back-to-School season sneaks up and brings with it lots of time-consuming activities, like forms for filling, clothes for buying, and sports practices for shuttling to and from. After the slower days of summer, it can be hard to adjust. When it comes to  question, “What’s for dinner?” are you fighting off the temptation to yell “Every man for himself!” in response? The answer is simple: Snack Dinner.


    You heard right. Here’s our take: 


    Step 1: Prepare a few simple snacks. Make them delicious. Ingredients are the key here. 

    Step 2: Set everyone loose to fill their plates with what they want. 

    Step 3: Bask in the bit of extra time you have from no cooking and way fewer dishes.


    The beauty of snack dinner is

    July 30, 2019
  4. 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
  5. Smoked turkey and Cheddar Biscuits

    Smoked turkey and Cheddar Biscuits

    Smoked turkey and Cheddar Biscuits

    Published by Boston Globe, September 2, 2009

    Add smoked turkey and grated cheddar to a simple biscuit dough, along with some whole-wheat flour, and you have something savory that fussy young eaters might enjoy early in the day. Store these in the refrigerator (because of the turkey). To bring the biscuits back to life, sprinkle them with water and reheat uncovered in a toaster oven. Makes 10 large, rectangular biscuits.

    August 06, 2018
  6. Smoked Chicken Pot Pie with Sweet Potato Crust

    Smoked Chicken Pot Pie with Sweet Potato Crust

    Smoked Chicken Pot Pie with Sweet Potato Crust

    From the Food Network’s “Throwdown with Bobby Flay”

    Ingredients:

    Sweet Potato Crust:

    • 1 pound all-purpose flour
    • 1 tablespoon salt
    • 1 teaspoon pepper
    • 2 sticks butter, cut into pieces and chilled
    • 2 eggs
    • 1 cup milk
    • 2 cups sweet potato puree (sweet potatoes roasted, peeled and pureed in food processor)
    • 1 egg mixed with 1 tablespoon water, for egg wash

     

    Filling:

    • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
    • 1 medium Spanish onion, finely diced
    • 3 cloves garlic, finely chopped
    • 4 tablespoons all-purpose flour
    • 4 to 5 cups whole milk, heated
    • 3/4 pound cremini mushro
    August 06, 2018