Category Archives: ham

Pulled Pork, Sliders and Double Chip Cookies… Oh my!

I’ve been cooking up a storm here lately! And I love it!

The hubs and I had my brother, sister-in-law and their 2 kids (read: Easter Baskets) and my younger sister over for lunch on Sunday. My sister-in-law dyed my hair, and I cooked them lunch! I didn’t take any pictures… but I made pulled pork sandwiches and baked beans for us old folk, and she made homemade KFC slaw. That was some seriously yummy stuff. For the kids I had mac n’ cheese, hot dogs, Cheese-its and Capri suns. It was a beautiful day.

I also bought some new summery plastic plates for the occasion. Aren’t they pretty?

And see the $20 bag of jelly beans in the corner? That’s for the Corn on the Cob Cupcakes I’m making this weekend.

I sneak a couple now and then because I bought banana, coconut and pineapple flavored beans. Holy cow.

Tonight, the hubs was going to play softball with some friends. To this, I laugh. See below.

I can’t find a screenshot of the temperature at 6 pm when we got home, but just believe me when I say it was 99 degrees with a heat index of 112.

Right now, it’s 11:30 pm and it’s 91 degrees outside.

So I made Ham & Cheese Sliders and we stayed INside, IN the A/C and watched the Home Run Derby.

Ah, the joys of being married.

Mmmm, Hawaiian rolls. They remind me of communion at church. I haven’t been to church in years.

Right before I stuck them in the oven.

The glaze on top was perfect. I loved these little guys.

THEN! Since I felt bad he had to miss softball with his friends (even though our friends Roadie and Carrie came over to watch the HR Derby and we love them), I decided to make cookies. I had leftover white chocolate and semi-sweet chocolate chips from another recipe, so I threw them in together and made a delicious double chip cookie. My sister got me a silicone baking sheet for my birthday and I **FOR ONCE** didn’t burn the bottoms of the cookies! YAY ME!

Best part of the meal if you ask me! :)

Tortellini toss


This was one of the first recipes I ever made as a newlywed. Not only is it so easy to make, but its also great comfort food. I opt out of using spinach and use frozen peas instead, but I would assume spinach would be good… I’m just not a big fan of wilted spinach. Ick. The ham cubes are the best part in my opinion though.

I definitely recommend keeping ingredients stocked for this because its so fast to make and super ridiculously easy.