Archive for April, 2014

Batter Up For the Best Coney Dogs!

Published by Rilee Waller on April 30th, 2014

When I was growing up as a kid, the best hot dogs I ever tasted came from the ball park. Now, when I’m looking for those same great tasting memories, I stop by Smokehouse Glenn’s and pick up his Dearborn Coney Dogs and Coney Sauce. Oh, look – Glenn brought some in this morning! Chopped onions, Dijon mustard…Mmmmm! Dearborn uses natural casing in their recipe and their traditional recipe for the hot dog seasoning is spot on!plate of dogs

Detroit Tiger fans – this is what you need for your next gathering with your fellow baseball fans. Cheer the boys on and satisfy your game appetite with the BEST! Dearborn from Smokehouse Glenn’s in the Country Village, Ishpeming!

coney close up

Stop in and visit Smokehouse Glenn for your next meal planning event. He carries premium beef, chicken, pork and seafood items and an extensive selection of olive oils, balsamic vinegars, sauces, seasonings, sea salts and more! Hours are M – F 10 to 6; Sundays 10 – 4. 485-4220!

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Smokehouse Glenn Makes It Simple & Easy!

Published by Rilee Waller on April 23rd, 2014

Smokehouse Glenn has 38 different flavored olive oils that are simply bold with their individual flavor.

Today, Glenn showed how you can make the most flavorful potatoes for any meal you might be planning. Taking three of his different flavored sea salts, Glenn came up with three ways to flavor up potatoes that are essential for any meal & potatoes eater.Butter flavored oil

Three Seasonings

Glenn started out by selecting his three seasonings to use – Himalayan Pink Sea Salt, Habanero Heat Sea Salt and Potato Seasoning & Garnish. Slicing his potatoes, Glenn placed them in foil, drizzled Butter flavored olive oil over the spuds then sprinkled them with one of the seasonings. Wrapping them up and placing them on his grill for several minutes, the potatoes came out piping hot and savory flavored! I have been thinking along these same lines at home by hand slicing potatoes into french fries, coating them with oil and sprinkling the pink Sea Salt on them and baking them in the oven. My favorite side dish on my menu right now.

Pink salt and oil

Stop in and see Smokehouse Glenn in the Country Village, Ishpeming. Hours are M – F 10 to 6; Sundays 10 – 4. See his display of 38 different flavored olive oils and vinegars, seasoned salts, seasonings, sauces to flavor up his premium selection of beef, pork chicken and seafood. Smokehouse Glenn 485-4220!

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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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Glenn’s Roasted Chicken Swirls Taste Good!

Published by Rilee Waller on April 3rd, 2014

 This morning, it was poultry time with Smokehouse Glenn featuring a recipe from his kitchen once again incorporating seasoning items from his store. Glenn got a hold of a recipe Roasted Garlic Chicken Swirl and in this recipe Glenn used his Apple Cinnamon Bacon, Butter Garlic marinaded Chicken along with Cinnamon Pear Balsamic vinegar from his store.

Roasted Garlic Chicken Swirls

Roasted Garlic Chicken Swirls

Starting out with his Butter Garlic marinaded chicken breasts, Glenn ran them through his “cuber” which tenderizes the chicken and flattened them out in one process. With the chicken breast flattened out, he then placed a mixture of fresh minced garlic, sauteed onion, cooked spinach, crumbled up Apple Cinnamon bacon and Cinnamon Pear balsamic vinegar. This mixture was placed on the middle of the chicken, rolled up and baked in the oven until the chicken was cooked. As you can see, very tasty – simple to make and delicious!Chicken _Vinegar

Saturday and Sunday are definite days to stop in to visit Glenn and pick up some of the freshest and premium grades of chicken, pork or beef cuts for your meal planning. While you’re at it, when you select flavored olive oils or balsamic vinegars for seasoning your dishes, Glenn has recipe seasoning suggestions to go along with your meals. With 38 different flavored olive oils and balsamic vinegars, Glenn has a wide spectrum of flavor that will enhance your meals’ taste!!! Try some and taste the difference!

Smokehouse Glenn is located in the Country Village, 1040 Country Lane;

Store hours are M – Sat 10 to 6;

Sundays 10 to 4 or call


Mmmm! Great Flavor!

Mmmm! Great Flavor!

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