Of course a sandwich with leftover ham, mustard and mayonnaise always hits the spot, but why not try something new and different with the leftovers? Something as easy as a sandwich? What about kabobs? Grilled Pineapple Ham Kabobs to be exact. A perfect kabob marriage, if you ask me. Plus, they were super quick to prepare, and only required two ingredient: the leftover ham and pineapple chunks.
This Ginger Lime Roasted Shrimp recipe is quick, light and easy. So very easy! It’s easy enough for a weeknight meal, yet elegant enough for any special occasion. It makes quite the perfect compliment for salad, pasta or rice, and could easily be served as an appetizer too. The ginger and lime flavors is bright and fresh without overtaking the shrimp. Shrimp should taste like shrimp. I think Bubba would agree.
Honestly, I get bored with lunch. The same old, same old, well … it gets old. But it doesn’t have to. Enter the White Bean Cheddar Melt, a recipe I discovered at Bush’s Beans. Yep, white beans in a sandwich. I know. It sounds a little different, but different is good, right? Especially with this sandwich.
To me, salmon is one of those foods that is best when prepared simply. Most foods are. A bit of salt, olive oil, and charcoal smoke are the perfect compliment to this rich, buttery, melt-in-your-mouth fish. So, after quite a bit of trial and error I’ve settled on a simple char-grilled method, cooked to medium. Of course, always begin with the best salmon you can purchase.
Pasta is one of my weeknight go-to meals. It’s always quick and pasta is so versatile. Along with that pesto is a great sidekick for pasta. I enjoy making a variety of pesto combinations. It’s so packed with flavor and pretty healthy ingredients too, and it can be made ahead, which is always a winner in my kitchen. This recipe for Shrimp Pasta with Cilantro Pesto Recipe is easy enough for a weeknight meal, but impressive enough for a weekend dinner with friends.
That is until a couple of weeks ago when I realized it was okay to explore the bacon and all that it embodied, especially when smothered with brown sugar and a bit of black pepper. And man, it was good. Great even. So we made it again. And then again. Thrice. Ya know, to make up for those five years, and such. So now here we are. Candied Bacon done our way. On the grill. Easy peasy. Bacon+brown sugar+black pepper+a grill (or oven). Goodness abounds, y’all. It does. In bacon form.
This recipe for Sausage Apple Puff Pastry Braid may seem intimidating at first glance, but it’s really very simple. I’m not kidding. Once you learn how easy it is to work with pre-made puff pastry dough (making it from scratch is another story all-together), you’ll find your world open up to all kinds of fun in the kitchen. Even a Sausage Apple Puff Pastry Braid like this can become a go-to recipe for many occasions.
I’m a big fan of one pan recipes, especially ones that involve pasta of any kind. Although many pasta dishes can be heavy and filled with bloat-inducing ingredients. This one is an exception. This Skillet Orzo with Spinach, Beans and Lemon recipe discovered over at Bush’s Beans has just enough pasta without going overboard, combined with a healthier combination of ingredients.