Archive for June, 2014

Glenn Adds Extra Somethin’ to His Sausage!

Published by Rilee Waller on June 25th, 2014

The one good thing about Smokehouse Glenn’s amazing meat store, beside the fact that he carries the BEST in beef, pork, chicken or seafood is that he has products that cover all meals of the day – breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Two Flavors

Two Flavors

Today, Glenn reached into his breakfast goodie bag and pulled out several batches of his home made breakfast sausage and added two different yet flavorful balsamic vinegars. Like all his home made sausages, Glenn starts with the leanest cuts of pork shoulder, his seasoning recipe perfected of the years and ground to just the texture. In addition to an already great tasting product, Glenn decided to add a flavored balsamic vinegar to each of his two batches of sausage – Honey Ginger and Black Cherry vinegars. Each batch had its own marinade of flavored vinegar over night then skillet cooked in the morning. These vinegars explode with flavor and each saturate the sausages with their distinct flavor.

Glenn's Home made Creation

Glenn’s Home made Creation

Quickly approaching the end of the month of June, summertime grilling is well underway! The is only one place in Marquette County to get a premium selection of beef, pork chicken and seafood – that’s from your “custom cut butcher”; Smokehouse Glenn! Visit Upper Peninsula Olive Oils & Vinegars to find out about many of the flavors Glenn carries.

Sausage with Vinegars

No Ordinary Flavors With Smokehouse

Located 1040 Country Lane in the Country Village, Ishpeming. Stop in and see how Glenn can make your next meals outstandingly delicious! Store hours are M – Sat. 10 to 6; Sundays 10 – 4. Call 485-4220!

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Home Made Dogs With Tasty Mustards

Published by Rilee Waller on June 18th, 2014

Since my very first taste of Smokehouse Glenn’s homemade hot dogs, I have relived the flavor sensation of great tasting dogs I ate at the Cleveland Indians ballpark as a kid. They always tasted 10 times better than what we ate at home for dinner. Once again, Glenn brought in his homemade hot dogs – his recipe incorporates a course ground blend of beef and pork smoked AND in natural casing! The flavor doesn’t get any better than this – heaven in a bun!

Sweet & Spicy mustard!!

Sweet & Spicy mustard!!

Mmmm - Are these great!

Mmmm – Are these great!

Any great tasting hot dog worth eating needs to be complimented with an equally great tasting mustard and Glenn carries only the best from Woeber’s of Springfield, Ohio. Today, I sampled Woeber’s Sandwich Pal Mustards in Jalapeno flavor and Sweet & Spicy. I need a mustard to deliver a little more flavor than simple salad mustard and both of these flavors are A-1! Jalapeno flavor has just enough of the jalapeno flavor to make it stand out in the crowd of spiced mustards. The Sweet & Spicy variety favors the sweet side like that of a sweet relish taste. There is a very mild amount of spice that is a pleasant blend of tastes. This flavor does have an appearance of a spicy brown mustard but don’t let the color fool you!

NOT your ordinary mustards!

NOT your ordinary mustards!

Smokehouse Glenn is always working hard to stay stocked up on his premium selection of steaks, chicken and chops. Stop in soon and take advantage of his freshly made Andouille and smoked polish sausage. The area’s “custom cut butcher” also has – alligator! Fresh, frozen one pound packages of lean tail meat! This sounded very tempting to try – so much so that I looked up a recipe from the Food Network’s website and found a Cajun recipe from Emeril Lagasse.


Stewed Alligator in Creole Sauce


2 tablespoons olive oil
1 cup chopped onions
1/2 cup chopped celery
1/2 cup chopped bell peppers
2 tablespoons minced garlic
3 cups peeled, seeded, and chopped plum tomatoes
1/4 cup chopped fresh basil
2 tablespoons chopped fresh oregano
2 teaspoons chopped fresh thyme
Salt and cayenne pepper
Fresh ground black pepper
2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
3 cups chicken stock
11/2 cup chopped green onions
1 pound alligator, cut into 1-inch pieces
8 tablespoons butter, at room temperature
Crusty loaf of French bread
2 tablespoons finely chopped parsley


In a saucepan, heat the olive oil. When the oil is hot, saute the onions, celery, and peppers for 1 minute. Add the garlic and continue sauteing for 1 minute. Stir in the tomatoes, basil, oregano, and thyme. Season with salt, cayenne and black pepper. Add the Worcestershire sauce and chicken stock. Bring the liquid up to a boil. Add the green onions and alligator, cover. Simmer the mixture for 12 minutes. Remove the sauce from the heat and swirl in the butter. Spoon the stew in a shallow bowl. Garnish with parsley. Serve with the crusty bread.

Treat yourself to the best premium beef, chicken, seafood or pork from Smokehouse Glenn. Located 1040 Country Lane in the Country Village, Ishpeming. Stop in and see how Glenn can make your next meals outstandingly delicious! Store hours are M – F 10 to 6; Sundays 10 – 4. 485-4220!

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Homemade Polish Sausage Topped With BBQ Sauce!

Published by Rilee Waller on June 11th, 2014

Smokehouse Glenn is by far the best sausage maker in the area – whatever he stuffs in a natural casing is thumbs up delicious! Today, he shared his fresh polish sausage with us topped off with a choice of two of his new BBQ sauces. I tried both of his BBQ sauces that he brought in – Sugar Free BBQ Sauce & South Texas BBQ Liquid!

Light Sweet BBQ Sauce

Light Sweet BBQ Sauce

I already know that Glenn’s Polish sausage is delicious but the test was which of his BBQ sauces would win a favorable vote. It is surprising that the Sugar Free sauce still had a sweet taste to it but it does have a form of sugar (maltitol) in it or it wouldn’t have it’s sweet taste. The South Texas BBQ is thick, hearty and smoky sweet! My choice is the South Texas – it reminds me too much of my favorite sauce already! Either choice, you will love Glenn’s new sauces!

Hearty, Sweet BBQ!

Hearty, Sweet BBQ!

This Sunday is Father’s Day – treat Dad to his favorite meal entree from Smokehouse Glenn. Steaks, chops, ribs, roasts, seafood! Dad will love something from Smokehouse Glenn. Located 1040 Country Lane in the Country Village, Ishpeming. Store hours are M – F 10 to 6; Sundays 10 – 4. Stop in and get a surprise for Dad!!!






Hearty Texas BBQ!

Hearty Texas BBQ!

Sugar Free BBQ!

Sugar Free BBQ!

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Chicken Gets Stirred Up With Glenn’s New Marinades

Published by Rilee Waller on June 4th, 2014

Smokehouse Glenn always brings in great tasting, simple dishes to sample from ingredients available from his shop, Smokehouse Glenn’s. Today, Glenn made two chicken stir fry dishes using his two new oriental marinades; Sweet Honey Orange and Mandarin Teriyaki from Excalibur Seasonings & Marinades.

Excalibur Marinades at Smokehouse Glenn

Excalibur Marinades at Smokehouse Glenn

Glenn started by cutting up chicken breasts, placing them into a vacuum seal bags, each with one of his new marinade sauces. He let these sit over night and cooked them up in the morning. Mixed them up in a portion of cooked mixed vegetables and serve! I tasted each dish and also tasted each sauce separately and these sauces are great!! Sweet Honey Orange is robust with a rich citrus orange flavor and a hint of honey. Mandarin Teriyaki had a rich soy, garlic and sesame taste that was equally delicious. I like to make Lo Mein noodles and have perfected my own sauce recipe but these marinades would be a great base for a glaze that I usually make to mix in with the noodles. Glenn’s customers will certainly enjoy these two new items in his store.

Stir Fry w_Teriyaki

Marinade Teriyaki Chicken

Looking for something new for dinner tonight? Whether you like beef , chicken or pork, stop in and get an entree for dinner and pick up a sample of either of these new sauces – you will love tonight’s meal from start to finish.

Sweet Citrus Flavor!

Sweet Citrus Flavor!

If you’re looking for sauces, seasonings, olive oils, vinegars, premium cuts of chicken, beef, pork or seafood – stop in at see how Glenn can excite your taste buds for your next meal.

Smokehouse Glenn is located 1040 Country Lane in the Country Village, Ishpeming. Store hours are are M – F 10 to 6; Sundays 10 – 4. Call 485-4220!

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