Holiday Ham Rolls

Perfect Game time tailgating food!  This recipe is adapted from my friend at Martie Knows Parties. Serve with some of my Spicy Chili or Potato Soup and your friends will be in the Comfort Zone! Ingredients: 3 packages Pepperidge Farms Party Rolls, or Sister Schubert Dinner Rolls 1 pound ham, shredded (great to use leftover…

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Breakfast Biscuit Sandwiches

A giant step up from a fast-food breakfast sandwich, this biscuit is topped with eggs, cheese and country ham ( jam optional.) Make the biscuits up ahead of time and keep them in the freezer for a fast fuel up in the morning before work or school, or for entertaining. These tender biscuits have a…

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Cauliflower with Garlic and Paprika Recipe

It’s almost August, but there’s still a few weeks left of prime grilling and outdoor eating weather. If you want to have a summer meal without packing on extra weight, try some healthy grilling alternatives like filling up on delicious sides. With this side dish of cauliflower with garlic and paprika, that won’t be too…

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Fancy French Fondue

My mother has always reminded me of Doris Day. Hip, sophisticated, funny and charming, she could (and still can) bat her eyes to get what she wanted. At the butcher she would use her charm to get the best cuts of meat, for instance. In the 70’s, my hip mother would throw fondue parties and…

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Zingman’s Roadhouse Mac & Cheese

Ingredients: Coarse sea salt 1 pound macaroni 2 tablespoons butter 1/4 cup diced onion 1 bay leaf 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour 1 1/2 cups whole milk 1/4 cup heavy cream 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard 1 pound grated raw milk cheddar cheese 2 tsp Olive Oil Preparation: Bring a large pot of water to a boil….

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Chicken Bog

Yep, that’s right… Chicken Bog. There really is a such a thing as Chicken Bog.  Basically a casserole or thick stew of chicken and rice with a kick. It is a Low Country South Carolina dish my family came across when my Dad was stationed in Charleston many years ago. Like Gumbo, it does become…

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Ham and Brie Baguette Sandwich

  Unwrapping a sad sandwich can be avoided with just a light smear of preserves across a crusty baguette.  I like to use fresh preserves like those made at Twin Oaks Farms in Bonifay, FL. This French inspired sandwich brings  joie de vivre to a rather ho-hum lunch. Tuck in slices of good ham, followed by slices of…

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