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Ham Spread with Cream Cheese, Dill, Thyme & Dijon

By | April 5th, 2018|WayneBites|

My recipe series, “A Man, A Ham, & A Plan”, continues. I bought a 5 1/2lb thin cut carver ham and I wanted to see how many dishes I could create with it. I was able to make 6 different dishes, each serving at least four. This fourth dish is a creamy ham spread with [...]

Farfalle in a Cream Sauce with a Ham, Mushroom, and Peas

By | April 4th, 2018|WayneBites|

My recipe series, “A Man, A Ham, & A Plan”, continues. I bought a 5 1/2lb thin cut carver ham and I wanted to see how many dishes I could create with it. I was able to make 6 different dishes, each serving at least four. This third dish is a creamy farfalle pasta with [...]

Ham Salad with Honey Dew and Baby Arugula

By | April 3rd, 2018|WayneBites|

I’m working on a recipe series that I call, A Man, A Ham, & A Plan. I bought a 5 1/2lb thin cut carver ham and I wanted to see how many dishes I could create with it. I was able to make 6 different dishes, each serving at least four. This second dish ham [...]

Pressure Cooker White Bean And Ham Soup

By | April 2nd, 2018|WayneBites|

I’ve started a recipe series that I call, A Man, A Ham, & A Plan. I bought a 5 1/2lb thin cut carver ham and I wanted to see how many dishes I could create with it. I was able to make 6 different dishes, each serving at least four. This first dish is a [...]

Pressure Cooker Tortilla Soup

By | February 22nd, 2018|WayneBites|

Pressure Cooker Tortilla Soup makes 4-6 servings Ingredients 1 lg Yellow onion 3 lg tomatillos 2 med jalapenos 2 carrots, peeled and diced 1 (14.5 ounce) can diced tomatoes 1 lb Chicken Thighs and Breast Meat 4 cloves Garlic 2 teaspoons ground cumin 1 teaspoon kosher salt 1 teaspoon chili powder 1 teaspoon dried oregano [...]

Pressure Cooker Salsa

By | February 17th, 2018|WayneBites|

There's nothing better than a cold margarita and some chips and salsa at the start of meal at a Mexican restaurant.  And, salsas are different at every single restaurant you go to because they are usually made in house and come from someone's one special recipe.  Making salsa at home is just the same.  No [...]

Pressure Cooker Meatballs In A Tomato Basil Sauce Over Creamy Cheddar Cheese Polenta

By | February 6th, 2018|WayneBites|

This recipe is a bit of a hybrid in that it uses the pressure cooker, the oven and the stovetop. But, the trio work well together to create a tasty dish. The pressure cooker also creates a nice sauce that can be used as a pasta sauce for a second meal. Nice bonus! Pressure Cooker [...]

Pressure Cooker Texas All Beef Chili

By | January 31st, 2018|WayneBites|

I might have mentioned a few times that I'm from Texas, land of longhorns, barbeque, and chili. I'm a big fan of all three. With Super Bowl fever in the air, this is the perfect time to enjoy a steaming hot bowl of Texas chili with a big wedge of jalapeño cornbread on the side. [...]

Pressure Cooker Risotto With Mushrooms, Bacon And Corn

By | January 5th, 2018|WayneBites|

It seems like everyone I know got an Instant Pot this Christmas. I'm a little off the trend with my Cuisinart Pressure Cooker, but it definitely sill gets the job done. I decided to create this risotto recipe for the pressure cooker by modifying one of my favorites made the traditional way. After the prep [...]

Mom’s Apple Pie

By | September 19th, 2016|WayneBites|

This recipe is pretty basic. But, it uses my mom's special crust, which combines margarine (or butter) and cream cheese. Also, you can really go crazy with decorating the crust by taking leftover dough and cutting out patterns either with a knife or with decorative pastry cutters (available at most housewares stores). Mom's Pie Crust [...]