Mom's Pea Soup with Ham

 Mom's Pea Soup with HamPea soup simmering on the stove fills the house with wonderful aromas and your stomach with homemade and yummy mouth watering goodness. Great for cold days.Ingredients:...more

White Beans & Ham

Hearty Ham Casserole

What do you do with a hunk of leftover ham? Put it in a hearty, cheesy, and delicious casserole! The best part of this was being able to cook with my best friend Erica! Normally I only am cooking for myself and Ricky, so it's always nice to have someone else over for my Cook and Books recipes. (Not to mention girl nights no matter how old you are, are simply much needed.) ...more

White Asparagus with Eggs and Fresh Herbs

As I was looking through my recipes to pick up this latest on for asparagus, I realised that I have now 10 recipes for the stuff.  Considering that as recently as two years ago I had none, that's pretty good going.  I started to think about why I seem to focus on this ingredient each year.  As I have mentioned in previous posts, I had never even tasted white asparagus before I came to live in the Netherlands.  I reckon it has something to do with the fact that it's just everywhere at this time of year....more

Pineapple-Glazed Ham ~Last minute 5-ingredient Easter dinner~ it’s the day before Easter and I’m just thinking about what I’m making for lunch tomorrow. It’s a bit last minute so I’m going to keep it simple! This morning I was arranging my spices and came across a container of whole cloves from a drink recipe I wanted to make last month but abandoned.  I think I will use those!This is a very simple 5-ingredient Pineapple-Glazed Ham. I’m using about a 10 pound bone-in ham so we can take advantage of leftovers! Pineapple-Glazed HamIngredients:...more

Ham and Beans {Slow-cooker} and Beans Winter is almost over and Spring is upon us.  So, I thought I would post one more cozy winter recipe in our last few days of winter.  I make my recipe for Slow Cooker Pinto Beans (EF, DF, GF) often.  One of the times I was picking up ...more

Christmas at Aunt Agnes' house

MMMMM, smell ! It hits you when you walk in the door! H.A.M.... Glorious Ham! Just like Christmas at Aunt Agnes' House! As a child growing up in the rural south, food played a major roll in my life.  One of my fondest memories was going to visit my Aunt Agnes, she loved us children, all of us! And she was a wonderful cook. Her ham was legendary. Slow cooked all night long under her watchful eye, you knew when you walked in the front door ,that you were in for a treat!I finally learned how to make this ham, and now I am going to feast!  ...more

Hot Buttered Rum and Pecan-Encrusted Christmas Ham

Christmas at our home is always a huge affair. I plan every detail with the hope that my kids will remember the activities, events, and food of the season....more
This looks amazing. I just ate lunch and I'm nonetheless drooling...more