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Recipe: Cranberry Horseradish Glazed Ham

Cranberry Horseraddish Glazed Ham

Cranberry Horseradish Glazed Ham

We turned an unexpected gift from an Aunt into an amazing dish!

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1 Tbs Butter
2 Tbs Cranberry Horseradish Sauce
Ham

Instructions:

In a large skillet, melt butter and whisk in the cranberry horseradish sauce. Spread the sauce evenly in the pan and lay the ham over it. Let it cook and sizzle for 3-5 minutes over medium heat. Turn the ham over and swirl the ham in the remaining sauce to get a nice coat. Spread the ham out in a single layer once again and let it cook and sizzle for another 3-5 minutes.

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Recipe: Red Beans and Rice

Red Beans and Rice

Red Beans and Rice

This is a great well known dish in the south. If you are not used to spicy foods, or you would like it a little less spicy, you can use a milder sausage (vs. Hot Link) and leave out the Cayenne Pepper.

Ingredients:

1/4 c Olive Oil
3 Tbs Dried Minced Onion
1/4 tsp Dried Minced Garlic
2 Stalks Celery, sliced
1 lb. Hot Link Sausage, sliced
2 – 14 oz. cans Diced Tomato (with liquid)
2 c Rice, uncooked
2 Bay Leaves, crushed
1 Tbs Worcestershire Sauce
1 Tbs Parsley, dried
1 tsp Thyme, dried
1/2 tsp Sage, dried
1 tsp Cajun Seasoning
2 cans Kidney Beans, drained and rinsed
4 c Chicken Stock

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1/8 tsp Oregano
1/8 tsp Paprika
1/8 tsp Cayenne Pepper
1/8 tsp Black Pepper
1/8 tsp Garlic Powder
1/8 tsp Chili Powder

Instructions:

In a large pot, saute the onion, garlic, and celery in hot oil until the onion is translucent. Add tomato and sausage, cook for a few minutes before adding in the rice and all the seasonings. Sir and cook a few more minutes to blend the spices throughout. Add kidney beans and chicken stock. Simmer until the rice is fully cooked, about 30 minutes.

If you like my Red Beans and Rice, you’ll love my other Recipes!

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Recipe: Irish Stew

Irish Stew

Irish Stew

We continue on our theme of Irish dishes leading up to St. Patrick’s Day with this Irish Stew.

Ingredients:

2 lb. Pork Tenderloin
1/4 c Flour
2 Tbs Butter
3 Tbs Dried Minced Onion
1/8 tsp Dried Minced Garlic
2 Stalks Celery, sliced
2 Carrots, sliced
5-6 Baby Red Potatoes, quartered
1 Tbs Dried Parsley
1 tsp Caraway Seed
1/8 tsp Pepper
1 – 12 oz. Bottle Guinness (or other stout beer)
2 1/2 c Chicken Stock

Instructions:

Cook onion and garlic in hot butter. Toss the pork in the flour and pepper to coat. Add pork to the pan and brown on all sides. Add in remaining ingredients and cook until potatoes are done. About 30-45 minutes depending on size. Enjoy!

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Recipe: Pork Fried Rice

Pork Fried Rice

Pork Fried Rice

Ingredients:

2 c Pre-cooked Rice, cold
1 Tbs Oil
2 Eggs
3 Drops Soy Sauce
4 oz. Diced Ham
1/4 c Onion
1/4 c Peas
1/4 c Diced Carrot
2 Tbs Soy Sauce

Instructions:

In a large skillet, heat the oil. Mix eggs with 3 drops of soy sauce. Pour egg mixture into the skillet. Swirl the egg around so it’s very thin. Once it’s starting to puff up, flip the eggs over. When it’s cooked to your liking (I like my eggs very dry), chop the egg up in the skilled. Remove from pan and set aside. Add in a little more oil if needed then toss in the diced ham. Fry that up for awhile with your onion. After a few minutes, add in your vegetables. After another few minutes you can add in the rice in small sections to ensure that your getting it to brown and crisp. Sprinkle over the 2 Tbs soy sauce, tossing with the rice often. Add your egg back in and stir to combine. Once everything is well incorporated and heated through, dish up and enjoy. Great served up with an Egg Flower Soup!

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Recipe: Meatball Sandwich

Meatball Sandwich

Meatball Sandwich

Do you still have leftover meatballs and pasta sauce? Then why not make a meatball sandwich? It’s so simple and a great way to use up what’s left.

Ingredients:

Pasta Sauce
Meatballs
Buns or Rolls
Parmesan or Mozzarella Cheese

Instructions:

Heat sauce and meatballs in a small saucepan. Toast buns and place sauce and meatballs on the buns. Add cheese and top the sandwich with the top of the bun. Enjoy!

Recipe: Three-Cheese Grilled Cheese with Bacon

Three Cheese Grilled Cheese with Bacon

Three-Cheese Grilled Cheese with Bacon

A simple, satisfying, grilled cheese sandwich.

Ingredients:

2 Slices Bread
1 Slice (1 oz.) Provolone Cheese
2 Slices (1 oz.) Medium Cheddar Cheese
2 Slices (1 oz.) Vermont Cheddar Cheese
2 Slices Bacon
1 Tbs Butter

Instructions:

Cook Bacon, and drain on paper towels. Butter one side of each slice of bread. Place half of the bread on a griddle, butter side down. Layer your cheeses on top followed by the bacon. Top with remaining bread slices, butter side up. Cook for 3-5 minutes per side. Enjoy!

Recipe: Sausage and Egg Breakfast Casserole

Sausage and Egg Breakfast Casserole

Sausage and Egg Breakfast Casserole

Many mornings when I attend a MOPS group, someone brings a breakfast casserole. They are always a favorite of mine so here is my own version of a breakfast casserole. This serves 6-8.

Ingredients:

1 lb Sausage, cooked & crubmled
5 Slices Bread, cubed
2 c Cheddar Cheese, shredded
10 eggs, beaten
2 c Milk
2 Tbs Dried Minced Onion
1/2 tsp Salt
1/4 tsp Pepper

Instructions:

Pre-heat oven to 325°. Line the bottom of a 9×13 pan with the bread. Top with sausage and cheese. Mix remaining ingredients in a bowl and pour over the top of everything. Bake for 1 hour.

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