Food Porn: Cheesy Ham Pull-Aparts

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There are no pictures from this. Pretend it’s the “Letters to Penthouse” section.

Dear Michael Symon: I never thought this would happen to me…

The Recipe:
1 (16.3 oz) can of biscuits
1 egg
2 tablespoons milk
3/4 cup diced ham
1/4 cup thinly sliced green onion
1/2 cup shredded cheddar
1/2 cup Monterey Jack cheese
1/2 teaspoon granulated garlic (I used about a tablespoon of minced garlic)

Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees. Spray 11×7 or 12×8 glass baking dish with cooking spray. In a large bowl, beat egg and milk with a wire whisk until smooth. Separate dough into individual biscuits and cut each biscuit into quarters. Gently stir biscuit pieces into egg mixture to coat evenly. Fold in ham, cheese, onions and granulated garlic. Spoon mixture into prepared dish and arrange biscuit pieces in a single layer. Bake at 350 for 23 – 25 minutes or until golden brown. You can either cut into squares or just pull apart and serve.

Again, SO FREAKIN’ EASY and so very, very tasty. The green onions added a lovely zing in there. I already have ideas on how I want to change it. I’d like to add broccoli florets. Ours needed more garlic. I think adding some other spices or spice blends would help. All told, again, about 40 minutes.

And don’t judge. I ::heart:: Michael Symon. He’s a total goofball and he’s sexy as hell. Yes, I know he’s married. A boy can fantasize. Seriously, watch The Chew. He and Carla Hall make me so stupidly happy. They make food accessible. It’s awesome.

…and I need to seriously make my Carla Hall post. Because OMG. Super funny, super awesome, GREAT hugger. :-)

EDIT: Holy crap. HOLY CRAP, Y’ALL. I feel like I’m heading back to the Letters section. I tweet messages to celebrities every once in a while. We all do. I never expect a response. I have the feeling that… he actually read this post and I’m about to LOSE. MY. GLITTER.


Food Porn: Mini Honey Mustard Meatloaf

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Bear with me. I’m not a food blogger. My pictures are … not professional. You’ll get past it. It’s not about the pretty, it’s about the taste.

Tonight, I made mini honey mustard meatloaf. It’s a pretty simple recipe, but I already have IDEAS about how to change it and make it mine. Much like my knitting, though, I have to do it once as written first.



The Recipe
1 lb. Ground Beef/Turkey/Whatever (I used turkey)
1 Tbsp Olive Oil
1/2 C. Panko Bread Crumbs
1 1/4 Cup Shredded White Cheddar
1 Lightly Beaten Egg
1 Tsp Pepper
1 Tsp Kosher Salt
2 Tbsp Ketchup
2 Tbsp Honey Mustard

Preheat oven to 425 degrees.  Meanwhile, spread olive oil around in a glass pan or baking dish.  In a medium sized bowl mix together meat, bread crumbs, 1 cup cheese, egg, salt, and pepper.  Form meat mixture into 4 mini-meatloaves or two huge one.  In a separate bowl, combine mustard and ketchup.  Spread mustard mixture over meatloaves and sprinkle remaining cheese on top of meatloaves.  Place in oven and bake for 15-20 mins for small loaves or 20-25 for large loaves.

Holy god, these things were good. I wanted more and more. They were moist, they were flavorful, they were lovely. Well, they were ugly as sin, but they tasted amazing. We think they were moist because of the smaller size and the shorter cooking time. I could be wrong and we could be makin’ shit up, but damn, they were good!


Put together and in the oven (Yes, I know we need to clean the oven. Don’t judge).


Mmm mmm good!

Ready to eat!

Seriously, y’all. These were STUPID easy to make, and they’re wonderful to eat. Start to finish, it took probably 40 minutes, if that, and most of that was the 25 minutes of baking time. For a family of four, they would have been almost perfect. For a couple of bears, they were still perfect!