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The following recipe is a nice addition to a gift basket you can create for your favorite arm-chair sports fan. Include a variety of snack crackers, the sausage log, some spicy mustard and cheese of your choice.

Ingredients

Basic sausage:
5 pounds of ground beef
5 tablespoons Tender Quick (found in stores next to salt)
2 teaspoons coarse ground black pepper
Variations:
Smokey Summer Sausage:
2 teaspoons garlic powder
2 teaspoons mustard
1 tablespoon liquid smoke
Italian Sausage:
1 teaspoons sugar
1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
2 teaspoons cracked fennel seeds
2 teaspoons coriander
Salami sausage:
2 teaspoons ground white pepper
1/2 teaspoon ginger
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder

Instructions

Mix the beef, Tender Quick and spices for specific variation thoroughly; cover and refrigerate for 24 hours. To make sausage, shape into 5 rolls, about 1 pound each. Bake on a broiler rack in oven for 2 hours and 25 minutes at 275 degrees. Cool, slice, and serve.

Christine Malaski
Davenport



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1889 -- 125 years ago: B. Winter has let a contract to Christ Schreiner for a two story brick building with a double store front on the south side of 3rd Avenue just west of 17th Street. The estimated cost was $4,500.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Germany sent simultaneous ultimatums to Russia and France, demanding that Russia suspend mobilization within 12 hours and demanding that France inform Germany within 18 hours. In the case of war between Germany and Russia, France would remain neutral.
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