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?Β  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.Β  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 … 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 GratinΒ  🎭       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

Party Panache, Puff Pastry “Cigars”

Save some of your leftover Easter ham to make these savory puff pastry treats     They are short stubby little sandwiches, hence the name “cigars”     Perfect for parties, brunch, picnics or lunch     I used the same spinach spread I used for Garden Tramezzini       You can also use … Continue reading

Recipe Box, Ham & Mushroom Alfredo Pot Pie and Pizza

It’s time to start thinking pot pies Full of meat and vegetables With a buttery flaky crust This version is a little unconventional, ham instead of chicken Mushrooms and asparagus instead of peas and carrots A creamy mushroom alfredo sauce Gruyere cheese to help bind the ingredients together Assemble this pie like you would a … Continue reading

Recipe Box, Chicken & Ham Bechamel Pasta

My favorite part of cooking is the creative side~ even though I plan dinners in advance, sometimes I deviate… and make up a recipe~ 34 degrees and raining made me reach for the pasta 😊 This isn’t exactly diet food, but with lower calorie pasta, and Bechamel Sauce made with olive oil instead of butter, … Continue reading

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