Barbecue Leftovers

A holiday weekend usually means leftovers! Your fridge may be loaded with extra food that didn’t get eaten at the other day’s barbecue. If you have some leftover sausage, we have an idea for you!

There are tons of things you can do with leftover sausage for every meal! Incorporate it into a breakfast skillet, make a sausage sandwich, or roast it in the over with some potatoes, olive oil, and rosemary. 

Here is one of our favorite recipes to use with sausage that can be customized in so many ways… pasta!

Orecchiette Pasta with Sausage and Broccoli

This is one of our favorite dishes to use up leftover sausage. 

Here’s what you need:

-Italian sausage

-Orecchiette pasta

-Olive oil


-Marinara sauce


-Black pepper

-Parmesan cheese

-Basil for garnish

We love this recipe because it’s easy to change up. You can change the type of pasta, the sauce, or even the vegetable! It is easy to make and you’ll love the results!

For the full recipe, click here!

To get some more ideas for other leftovers that you have, browse The Recipe Rack for tons of options to practice and show off your cooking skills! 

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Memorial Day Grilling

Memorial Day Weekend is usually considered the start of summer. When we think of summer we think of being outdoors and grilling! Some of the best summer memories come from enjoying the sunny weather and eating some food straight from the barbecue. We have all the grilling essentials you need for a great barbecue this summer!

Every barbecue needs some sides or appetizers and we go straight to the deli for this! Our fresh deli salads are a great addition to any barbecue. Potato salad, macaroni salad, antipasto salads, and more! These are great options to put out and snack on before or even during your meal!

There are so many things that taste better when they are out on the grill. One of those things is corn. You can either  put the corn on there with the husks and everything or peel the husks, remove the silk, add your seasonings, and let the corn sit on the grill. This gives the corn a delicious and fresh flavor. The grill leaves the corn warmed and with an unmatched and distinct taste. 

Then for the main course! Our meat department offers a variety of the freshest products perfect for your barbecue. Our unique items will give your party or dinner a delicious and flavorful twist! Some of our favorites to throw on the grill are steak, burgers, chicken, and more. Here are a few additional items we love at a barbecue! 

One is our kabobs. Our chicken and steak kabobs come on skewers with peppers and onions. We also offer some pre-marinated kabobs for a different flavor. You can even throw different veggies on and make veggie kabobs! 

Shrimp! An exciting and different item to grill is shrimp! It is a fun way to mix up some of the entrees being served!  

Can’t forget the sausage– our homemade sausage! Our sausage is made in house daily. Our recipe has been tweaked and perfected over the years. It is made th old-world way, by hand using lean pork and private seasoning blend. There is nothing quite like our homemade sausage. Hot or mild, links or rope, traditional or barese– we have it and we have dedicated a lot of time and effort to making it perfect.

We hope everyone has a safe Memorial Day Weekend. We would like to take this opportunity to thank all those who are currently serving or have served our country, as well as their families. We especially remember the fallen soldiers who gave their lives to protect us.

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Chocolate Zucchini Muffins

There has been a lot of time spent in the kitchen these past few months. People are discovering new talents and passions for cooking and baking. Maybe you’ve made a banana bread or two?

Take a break from the banana bread and switch it up! Zucchini is another great vegetable you can bake with. Because zucchini has a high water content, it creates a lot of moisture in your baked goods. It also adds a bit of nutrition too! Pair it with chocolate for a delicious taste! 

One of our favorite recipes is Chocolate Zucchini Muffins!

With only about 10 minute prep time and only 11 ingredients, you get these delicious treats!

Here’s what you need:

-foil baking cups


-unsweetened cocoa powder

-baking soda



-shredded zucchini

-unsweetened almond milk


-coconut oil

-dark chocolate chips

Get the full recipe and shop for all your ingredients here!

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Happy Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day is this Sunday. It is the day to honor your mom and all those who you have maternal bonds with.

I am incredibly grateful to have many strong, beautiful women to celebrate, two of which hold a very special place in my heart, Romana Caputo and Antonella Caputo Presta.

My grandmother and our matriarch, Romana Caputo, was one of the best women there was. Although gone too soon, her memory remains. I love to hear the stories people have of encounters with my grandmother. Friends and family remember her as one of the kindest and most generous souls you have ever met. She had the unique ability to make anyone feel like a welcomed part of the family, mostly through her cooking. Anyone who has had a meal by my Nonna Romana knows that nothing can compare. Her self-taught skills in the kitchen remain a huge part of the legacy she left behind. Her beauty inspired the creation of our private label, La Bella Romana. She was and still is a driving force behind our family and our business. 

Another integral part of the foundation of our family and business is my mother, Antonella Caputo Presta. Her selflessness, humbleness, and hard work are inspiring. She started working at a very young age and she often shares memories, like driving to Michigan at 3 in the morning with my grandfather to get produce or what those freezing winter days working at our original location on Harlem and Wrightwood were like. She takes every opportunity to thank my grandparents for their sacrifices and dedication, but will never look for credit or draw attention to all she did for us as a business and a family. We would not be where we are today if it weren’t for her. My mom will go above and beyond to make sure everyone feels special and appreciated. She has taken the time to teach us vital skills and life lessons. One of the most important lessons she has taught is the value of family. I am lucky enough to say that my siblings are also my best friends and we owe that to our mother. 

I am so blessed to have my grandmother and mother as role models in my life. They are everything I hope to be one day. 

Happy Mother’s Day, Nonna and Mommy, and Happy Mother’s Day to all the beautiful mothers and motherly figures ❤️

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