Posts Tagged ‘Holiday gift boxes’

Share The Love of Delicious Seasonings From Smokehouse Glenn’s

Published by Rilee Waller on December 3rd, 2014

Today, Smokehouse Glenn’s focus was aimed at several different ways his seasonings, olive oils and balsamic vinegars can be shared and shipped as gifts this Christmas season.

Glenn has an assortment of different size bottle for either his oils or vinegars that can be shipped as gifts. For local gifts, he can put together a gift basket that can be filled with different seasonings, oils and vinegars. Local sales can afford customers of coming into Smokehouse Glenn’s, purchase empty bottles that they can give as a gift. The bottles can then be brought into the store; their flavor selections can be made as to what your friend’s would like!

Seasonings 4 Pak

Seasonings 4 Pak

6 ml Sample Pak

6 ml Sample Pak

Glenn brought in a foam shipper for (6) six ml. Bottles for either olive oil or balsamic vinegar that is a great sampler assortment. There is also a shipping box for (6) 200 ml bottles for either oil or vinegar and don’t forget the 4 pak / 2 oz. Sampler.

1 oz. Olive Oil samples

1 oz. Olive Oil samples

Christmas is a great time to share the delicious tasting Dearborn spiral sliced ham that is exclusive to the U.P. Thanks to Smokehouse Glenn – Order NOW! The holiday will be upon us before you know it!

Smokehouse Glenn has sampling available everyday – he has a NEW Cayenne Chili Pepper olive oil – adds zing to anything!!

Smokehouse Glenn is located in the Country Village, 1040 Country Lane is the place for delicious beef, chicken, seafood and pork! Store hours are M – Sat. 10 to 6; Sundays 10 – 4. Call 485-4220!

200 ml Shipper

200 ml Shipper


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Pancakes With Fruit Flavored Vinegar?!?!??!!?!?

Published by Rilee Waller on April 9th, 2014

In the world of food and creating new taste sensations, one can’t be afraid to step out of the box. Smokehouse Glenn definitely did that today by introducing several fruit flavored balsamic vinegars to be used as toppings for – pancakes!

Toppings for Pancakes

Toppings for Pancakes

I am usually a traditional maple syrup and butter type of pancake eater. Glenn brought in three varieties of his fruit flavored balsamic vinegars – Maple, Blueberry and Strawberry. This morning when Glenn mixed up his pancake batter, he started off a new flavor twist by added some Butter flavored Olive Oil to the batter. The flavor infused extra virgin olive oils are intense. The pancakes alone contained a butter flavor that could be distinctively tasted just by sampling the cakes by themselves.

Pancakes with Blueberry Vinegar

Pancakes with Blueberry Vinegar

Now comes the moment when I have to step outside the box to see how pancakes would taste with vinegar as a topping. Strawberry was the first choice since that is one of my favorite fruits. The strawberry flavor was prevalent in the taste but it contained a bit too much acidic overture of my taste buds. Blueberry was next in line and I found that this flavor was highly concentrated with a delicious blueberry flavor with hardly any acidic aftertaste. Lastly was sampling the maple flavor; containing a hearty maple taste and also very little acidic aftertaste for the taste buds to deal with. All in all, I would say – Yes, it is palatable to eat pancakes with a fruit flavored balsamic vinegar successfully. One would have to pre-sample the particular flavor to use to gauge with particular flavor contained the least acidic taste that would be easy on the palate.

This week is the opening of Smokehouse Glenn’s new website, Upper Peninsula Olive Oils And Vinegars! Glenn has made his selection of 38 different flavored olive oils and balsamic vinegars available for mail order shipping. Glenn has the perfect form inserts for his shipping boxes that will secure your purchase to be mailed to your home.Visit his new site and see what products will enhance your next meal or new recipe in your kitchen.

6 Bottles Fitted in Foam

6 Bottles Fitted in Foam

For those of us who are local, Smokehouse Glenn is only a trip to the Country Village in Ishpeming. 1040 Country Lane; call 485-4220!

Store hours are

M – Sat 10 to

6; Sundays 10 to

4 or call


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Christmas Gift Boxes From Northern Meats

Published by Rilee Waller on December 18th, 2013

Christmas is on the way with shoppers racking their brain deciding what to buy for persons on their shopping list. WELL, everyone loves great tasting food and those hard to shop for individuals will love a gift basket loaded with spices and rubs from Northern Meats!

Smokehouse Glenn has a variety of seasonings and rubs for beef, pork chicken and fish that will place a smile on the face of those on your list followed a big Mmmm Good! Glenn has several of these seasonings open so I sample tasted them to get an idea of what the combinations tasted like.

New Seasoning Rubs at Northern Meats

New Seasoning Rubs at Northern Meats

The Cedarwood Chipotle Rub has a smoky taste to it with the heat of chipotle peppers mixed in along with a great blend of salts included. Applewood Rub had a sweet tasting flavoring from the dehydrated apple pieces and juice along with the savory salt mixture. Here is a picture of a rib eye steak bought from Northern Meats and rubbed with the Cedarwood Chipotle Rub! Every bite was outrageously good!

My tasty rib eye with rub - Mmmm!

My tasty rib eye with rub – Mmmm!



Remember that Northern Meats has stocked a variety of gift basket sizes for the holiday. Stop in and pick out a basket, browse the store, fill it up with items you would like to shop to someone then give it to Glenn. He will gift wrap it and ship it out for Christmas!

Northern Meats will be opened regular hours Christmas Eve for your shopping needs. Northern Meats is located in the Country Village in Ishpeming – Merry Christmas from Smokehouse Glenn and Northern Meats!

12-18-13 Christmas Gift Baskets     


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Northern Meats says Merry Christmas with Delicious Treats!

Published by Rilee Waller on December 19th, 2012

Smokehouse Glenn has a fine way of saying, “Merry Christmas” for the holiday with two unique items from his store, Northern Meats. Dearborn Holiday Smoked Kielbasa and his own Habanero Snack Sticks.

Dearborn Sausage Holiday Variety

Glenn just recently began making these Habanero Snack Sticks in his Test Kitchen at Northern Meats and don’t let the name fool ya!!! These snack sticks have a slight kick to them but nothing like what you would associate with the habanero pepper; a great all around flavor that are delicious!!!!

Habanero Snack Sticks from Northern Meats

A lifetime involvement with Dearborn Sausage Co., Glenn sliced up some limited edition ‘holiday” kielbasa which is a course ground mixture of pork with an extra amount of garlic for flavoring. I’ve eaten kielbasa alot growing up in New York and Dearborn’s recipe is the best tasting brand. I am so glad I brought in some Guilden’s Spice Brown Mustard for Heather to try because that became our dipping sauce for the kielbasa….Mmmmmm!


Another Smokehouse Glenn Test Kitchen Recipe!


Glenn has a fresh seafood connection added to his store with a wide variety of seafood ranging from King Crab, lobster tails, jumbo gulf shrimp, jumbo scallops, oyster cups, frog legs, escargot and perch. One can truly plan a wonderful “Surf & Turf” dinner by making a stop to see Glenn at Northern Meats – Happy Holiday Dining!!!!

Episode 46 – Holiday Gift Boxes

Published by Rilee Waller on December 18th, 2012

Episode 46 – Holiday Gift Boxes

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Northern Meats Holiday Gift Boxes

Published by Rilee Waller on December 12th, 2012

Material gifts are gratefully appreciated for Christmas BUT…nothing sez Merry Christmas quite like delicious food!!! Look no further then Northern Meats and Smokehouse Glenn!!

Today, Glenn brought in a sample of one of his many gift boxes he is putting together for your holiday gift giving season. We have tasted and discussed all of Glenn’s items in this particular gift box except for the Williams Pinconning cheese but Glenn’s reputation for selecting only the BEST in meat items – and that goes for cheese as well.


Smokehouse Glenn's collection meats & cheese

Smokehouse Glenn’s collection meats & cheese

This gift box contains Honey Pecan Beef Jerky, Beef & Pork Snack Sticks, William’s Sharp Pinconning Cheese, BBQ Beef & Pork Snack Sticks, Roast Beef Jerky and Cherry Maple Turkey Jerky.


Check out Glenn’s list of other Holiday Gift Box ideas that are available for his list. From Steak Sampler and Spiral Hams to Bacon Boxes and Sausage Sampler!!! Nothing sez Merry Christmas so deliciously like items from Northern Meats!!!


Variety Sample Selections Offered by Smokehouse Glenn for the holiday

Variety Sample Selections Offered by Smokehouse Glenn for the holiday

This week, I tried my own “Test Kitchen” recipe using Smokehouse Glenn’s Italian Sausage. I came across a recipe for Italian Wedding Soup Casserole; here is a sample of the finished dish. If you are interested in the recipe, e-mail me:


Glenn's Italian Sausage used for the meatballs

Glenn’s Italian Sausage used for the meatballs