One of the gifts Dan received for his birthday last week was the food grinder and sausage stuffer for our Kitchen Aid, courtesy of my parents. We were excited to check out the new toy, so this weekend we made a trip to the grocery store and Bass Pro. (Gotta love a sporting goods store with an entire section dedicated to making sausage and jerky.) Once we got the hang of it, this was a fairly straightforward process — grind, season, stuff, cook, and eat. We made two kinds: a loose, spicy Italian sausage that we cooked up and used as a pizza topping, and a traditional summer sausage that we sliced and served. If you don’t have a meat grinder or a sausage stuffer, you can use a food processor and a pastry bag.