Aloha Ham Spread

Aloha Ham Spread

Aloha Ham Spread

Leftover ham is always welcome in my castle.  It’s so versatile in both hot and cold dishes that it isn’t leftover for long.  It simply depends on my mood at the time.  This day I envisioned the ham in a spread on a Kaiser bun for lunch.  I’d just cut up a fresh pineapple and it was a nice sweet and tart one.  I also had fresh baby spinach on hand that would complete my sandwich. Continue reading

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Caramel Pretzel Chocolate Chip Cookies

Caramel Pretzel Chocolate Chip Cookies

Caramel Pretzel Chocolate Chip Cookies

Have you ever made a recipe, decided it wasn’t that great, then read the comments people posted about the recipe and wondered if you were living on the same planet?  I made a new cookie recipe and they turned out nothing like the pictures.  I was highly disappointed.  My cousin Shirley was baking with me and she agreed.  They just weren’t what we were expecting but apparently the rest of the world loved them. Continue reading

Roasted Brussels Sprouts and Cinnamon Butternut Squash

Roasted Brussels Sprouts and Cinnamon Butternut Squash

Roasted Brussels Sprouts and Cinnamon Butternut Squash

We spent Christmas in Minnesota with my dad.  He watches what he eats and refuses to eat white foods for the most part.  We’d planned to roast a turkey and I wanted a new vegetable side dish since we were skipping mashed potatoes.  When I ran across the recipe for roasted Brussels sprouts and butternut squash on a blog I was intrigued.  I showed it to my P.S. and he said “Make it!”  It was a done deal. Continue reading