Warm Ham and Potato Salad

warm potato ham salad

We are smack in the middle of fresh vegetable season...they have us surrounded, and I love it.  I'm looking for any and all ways to fresh-vegetable-up every meal we have, and this is one of my new favorite ways of dealing with the piles and piles of fresh green beans.  I buy them by the boatload at our local farm market, and while I am perfectly content to crunch on them just as they are, they are also the perfect mix-in with ham, baby potatoes and a light mustard dressing.  Quick and easy and summertime delicious! Read More & Get the Recipe

Chopped Antipasto Salad

chopped antipasto salad

I have an enormous crush on antipasto.  Or what I consider antipasto, which (with apologies to all my Italian friends out there) means a giant platter of cheese and smoked meats and veggies that you are encouraged to snack on to your hearts content.  However, as I understand it, traditional antipasto usually includes a few things that I don't like.  Olives.  Roasted red peppers.  PICKLED MUSHROOMS.  So I decided to go rogue and build an antipasto full of only things I like, and since I am breaking all kinds of antipasto rules anyway, to turn it into a salad.  Because, why not? Read More & Get the Recipe



Stromboli!  For those of you who have never had the delciousness that is stromboli (which I am going to say many thousands of times in this post because it is so darn fun to say),  it's basically the love child of pizza and calzone.  With a dash of the best sandwich you've ever tasted.  It's warm and cheesy and spicy and you can customize it pretty much every way you please...and it's ridiculously easy to make.  What's the catch?  THERE IS NO CATCH.   There is only...stromboli! Read More & Get the Recipe

Ham, Cheese and Apple Sliders


In my experience, these two things are true:  Every once in a while it is perfectly acceptable to have sandwiches for supper.  And everything tastes better when... a) you call it a slider, and... b) you make that slider out of a biscuit. So on a recent weeknight when the day had been hecticer than hectic, I invoked all three of these truisms and ditched whatever I had originally planned to make in favor of these quick little cute little delicious little ham, cheese and apple sliders.  On biscuits. Read More & Get the Recipe

Buttered Breaded Eggs with Ruffled Ham


So here's what's going to happen.  You are going to read this post, and you are going to think it sounds like a little too much of a fuss for a couple of eggs.  But the thought of it is going to linger in the back of your egg-loving mind, and one day you are going to find yourself with a little spare time and a couple of eggs and you are going to say, what the heck!  I'm going to try that intriguing butter crumbed poached egg recipe.  And you will take just one bite and your world will rock.  Egg-wise. Read More & Get the Recipe

Ploughman’s Lunch


It's FINALLY here...the season premiere of Downton Abbey!  It seems like eons since the last season ended, and while the Southern husband awaits the Super Bowl and the Southern daughter exults in the glory of Clemson winning the Orange Bowl, I am all about tonight's episode of Downton Abbey.  And so in honor of this day I have been waiting for for months and months, here is a totally inauthentic but heartfelt version of a British favorite....ploughman's lunch! Read More & Get the Recipe