Take-out Tuesday, Maple Bourbon Glazed Ham

In the spirit of keeping things easy in the kitchen, this glazed ham can be baked in the oven or put on the grill As it warms, brush it occasionally with a decadent combo of maple syrup, butter and bourbon Multiple brushes of glaze will add more flavor than just brushing once This is a … Continue reading

Party Panache, Puff Pastry Mini Monte Cristos

  There is a recipe on the December Paint Bucket that is very similar to one of my long time favorites, Puff Pastry Bites from Ina Garten She is one of my favorite chefs from the Food Network I love her directness, she simply prepares food well She doesn’t fuss over things or make complicated … Continue reading

Holidays, hippity hop, Easter is on it’s way!

  We usually celebrate Easter at the beach, but this year everybody has too much going on…         We decided to combine Easter with Charlie Brown’s birthday, April 16,  and have some family fun next Saturday afternoon…a birthday party Easter Egg Hunt!       CC and Charlie Brown’s other grandmother is … Continue reading

Recipe Box, Slow Cooker Broccoli Soup with Cornbread Croutons

I think it’s now officially soup season! How about some Broccoli Soup with Cornbread Croutons and Ham Dippers?  I originally posted this soup in 2013, but it is so good it’s worth sharing again…       Fresh broccoli, onions, carrots, broth, milk and extra sharp cheddar, how could this not be delicious~     … Continue reading

Recipe Box, Jammin’ Ham & Cheese Omelet Biscuits

When family comes to the beach for a visit, on departure day they are up and at it early, packing, changing sheets and cleaning up.  They like to get on the road first thing so they can get back and have the afternoon to prepare for the week ahead I like to send them out … Continue reading

Party Panache,Monte Cristo Mini Danish

This is a little twist on the ever favorite Monte Cristo sandwich, perfect for breakfast or brunch, lunch or parties         You can serve them with jam on the side         Or on the top         A lovely little nosh!         All you … Continue reading

Take-out Tuesday, Mardi Gras Gratin

  Since Fat Tuesday is a week from today, I decided to call this yummy sausage and noodle bake, Mardi Gras Gratin  🎭       It’s full of green {asparagus}, gold {noodles} and purple {ham and sausage} well, they’re sorta purple… and cajuns love their ham and sausage!         Brown the … Continue reading

Take-out Tuesday, Hawaiian Pizzarooms

  Feed your pizza cravings with these lo-carb tasty stuffed “s’rooms”     Easy enough to make for a weekend nosh but elegant enough for a party     Instead of traditional pizza ingredients, this is an Hawaiian style pizza version with ham & pineapple     Look for large cap mushrooms, clean by wiping … Continue reading

Take-out Tuesday, Short Cut Asparagus Manicotti

Okay, in case you are officially exhausted from the holiday whirlwind, this recipe is perfect for tired cooks, especially if you have some leftover holiday ham     I love manicotti, but it can be a little labor intensive     This is my short cut version, but don’t let the title fool you, it’s … Continue reading

Recipe Box, Real Men Will Eat this Quiche!

Are you doing anything special for Father’s Day?     We had an early celebration last weekend with the 3 generations going on their first red snapper fishing trip       Very successful!   How my dad would have loved seeing this, his son-in-law, grandson and great grandsons…sniffle sniffle… this brought back one of … Continue reading