I am finally getting to making my own sausage. I have done it commercially many times but never in my kitchen. I have a kitchen-aid stand mixer with meat grinder and sausage filler. (I heard some bad stuff about kitchen-aid stuffer? Opinions?) . So, I'm looking for what is your favorite sausage blend? How do you cook it? Smoked vs not smoked. Cured? Grilled, Braised? I am going to try a lot of different ones, so please chime in.