holiday leftover recipes

Freakishly Good Ham and Cheese Spread

Ingredients: 2 cups cubed smoked ham 8 oz brick extra sharp cheddar, shredded 1/2 cup spicy garlic pickle chips 1/2 cup mayonnaise 1/4 cup Dijon 1/4 cup finely minced onion 1 teaspoon paprika freshly ground black pepper Directions: Mix all ingredients in a medium bowl until well distributed. Refrigerate at […]

Double Chocolate Candy Cane Cookies

Ingredients: 1 cup flour 1/3 cup cocoa 1/2 cup butter, at room temperature 1 cup sugar 1 egg, at room temperature 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon baking powder 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips 1/2 cup crushed candy canes Directions: Preheat the oven to 350. Line 2 […]

Turkey, Ham, Kale and Mushroom Pie

Ingredients: 1 onion, diced 8 oz crimini mushrooms, diced 2 cups diced cooked turkey breast 2 cups diced smoked ham 1 bunch lacinato kale, chopped 1 teaspoon poultry seasoning 1 teaspoon crushed sage 1/4 cup flour 1 cup milk 1 cup turkey stock salt pepper 3 cups cooked plain mashed […]

Split Pea Soup with Winter Squash and Paprika Toasted Squash Seeds

Ingredients: 16 oz dried split peas 1 onion, chopped 1 carrot, diced 1 stalk celery, diced 1 large Russet potato, peeled and cubed 1 Thema Sanders squash, peeled and cubed* (seeds reserved) 6 cups ham, chicken or turkey stock 1 1/2 teaspoons fresh thyme 1/2 teaspoon crushed rosemary 1/2 teaspoon ground […]

Sweet Chocolate Halloween Chex Mix

Ingredients 5 cups Chocolate Chex cereal 1/2 cup honey roasted peanuts 1 1/2 cup broken vanilla pizzelles 1/2 cup chocolate-ginger pumpkin seeds* or plain pepitas 1 cup Halloween mix (like Brach’s Mellowcreme Autumn Mix) 3 tablespoons butter 1 1/2 teaspoons sugar 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon Ingredients: Pre-heat […]

Goo Goo Cookies

Ingredients: 1 1/2 cup flour 1/2 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature 1 cup light brown sugar 1 egg, at room temperature 1 teaspoon vanilla 1/2 teaspoon baking powder 1/3 cup salted dry roasted peanuts 10 soft caramels, cut into 1/4 inch pieces* 3/4 cup mini marshmallows 1 cup semisweet […]

Ham & Spring Vegetable Pasta Salad

Ingredients: 1 1/2 cups cubed ham 1/2 lb asparagus, cut into bite-sized pieces 12 oz small pasta, cooked and cooled 1 cup fresh or frozen peas* 1/2 red onion, diced 1 baby cucumber, diced 1 (loose) cup baby arugula dressing: 1 teaspoon paprika 1/4-1/2 teaspoon celery seed 1/4 cup mayonnaise […]

Egg Salad with Ham and Watercress

Ingredients: 6 hard-boiled eggs 1/4 cup mayonnaise 1-2 tablespoons Dijon 2/3 (loose) cup watercress 4 oz cubed ham 3 scallions/green onions, chopped 1/4 teaspoon smoked paprika salt freshly ground black pepper Directions: Slice eggs in half and remove the yolks. Place the yolks in a small bowl. Set aside. Chop […]

The Cloak and Dagger Sandwich

Ingredients: 1 lb sliced corned beef (preferably hot/warm) 8 slices seeded rye or pumpernickel bread (or rye and pumpernickel swirl) Coleslaw: 1 cup shredded cabbage 1/2 carrot, shredded 1/2 small onion, shredded 3 tablespoons mayonnaise 1/2 teaspoon Dijon mustard 1/4 teaspoon sugar 1/4 teaspoon celery seed 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar […]

Portuguese Style Tuna Salad

Ingredients: 1 15-oz can chickpeas, drained 1 1/2 lb potatoes, cut into bite-sized pieces (I used Yukon Gold) 4 hard-boiled eggs, quartered 1/2 red onion, diced 1/3 cup Kalamata olives in oil, drained 12 oz good quality canned tuna (drained if in water–see thoughts) 2-3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil […]