Well going to catch up on whats going on. Well Ham is about ready to start smoking but I'm getting bored. So I'm making a small batch 3 lb batch of Wisconsin Brats. Their a lot like the Johnsonville brats. And a batch of My family's mild Italian sausage. Well took for ever to get this recipe from my Aunt. Imagine my suprise when I compared it to 4 or 5 other good recipes for Italian mild the are so close I couldn't believe it. But my aunt and her full blooded Italian husband has been making it for a while now. My Uncle Brought it from the old country I was told. He was a old style Itailian, didn't like the new ways. LOL Bought can't figure why there isn't more difference then there is. Oh well I know it's good so thats all that matters. And I like the thought it was passed down.