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 any flavored cream cheese spread from the grocery deli, … 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

Recipe Box, Spanish Enchiladas

This is a twist on traditional Tex-Mex versions of enchiladas I call these Spanish enchiladas because I used the Spanish Manchego cheese and ham instead of the usual chicken or beef and cheddar or Jack There are a lot of vegetables too Corn, tomatoes, celery and green chiles Start by sauteing onion and celery in … Continue reading

Take-out Tuesday, Celebrate Spring with Ham and Asparagus Casserole

Nothing fancy here, just one of my very favorites. I made this the other night when the last thing I wanted to do was fix dinner But I did want to eat dinner! So I drug my weary self into the kitchen and 20 minutes later, DONE. Cottage cheese is the secret ingredient, mix it … Continue reading

Recipe Box, Croissant Brunch Casserole

6 croissants, some ham, cheese, milk and eggs~ And you have a scrumptious brunch casserole in the making I combined several of my favorite and classic recipes for this casserole, ham and cheese croissants, baked ham and cheese party rolls, and monte cristo sandwiches. In the popular Ham and Cheese Party Sandwiches recipe, butter and … Continue reading

Take-out Tuesday, Broccoli Soup with Cornbread Croutons

I must admit that broccoli is my least favorite vegetable.  One of those pregnancy aversions that never went away~but when I saw this recipe for slow cooker broccoli soup over at StoneGable, it actually appealed to me and I decided to give it a try~ fresh broccoli, some onion, carrots, broth, milk and extra sharp … Continue reading

the Organized Life, “I don’t want to cook dinner!” 5 minute Warm Apple & Bleu Cheese Salad

OK, my friends think I cook ALL the time, my children KNOW BETTER, and yes, there are plenty of nights that I intend on cooking but just simply don’t feel like it!  Hungry Husband is so sweet, he’ll take anything, or he’ll throw something on the grill, but on his work days he comes home … Continue reading

Take out Tuesday, Glazed Ham, Mac & Cheese

We always have ham on Christmas Eve, but rarely have it other times of the year.  I found a Mac & Cheese recipe from plainchicken.com that I was dying to try and decided ham would make a great pairing for Take out Tuesday’s meal.  I had to go to Costco anyway, where else can you … Continue reading