TBT Recipe: Smoked Ham, Leek, and Mushroom Pie

TBT Recipe: Smoked Ham, Leek, and Mushroom Pie

"You'll look like an idot," my wife said, "and you have a cold." I was headed to Starbuck for our morning fix. It's only a block away and I hate being over dressed. I miss summer with warm mornings. It's mid-Ocotober and the mornings...
Easter Treat: Ham from Ann Nurse

Easter Treat: Ham from Ann Nurse

I first posted this recipe in the fall of 2012. Nothing has changed. This is the best ham recipe. Ever. If you have not decided whether this Easter will be ham or lamb, I believe this recipe may decide it for you. This dish does make for a striking feast on...
Brian’s Ham and Green Chili Empanada Filling

Brian’s Ham and Green Chili Empanada Filling

A miracle occurred. I can’t explain what happened except to use the “M” word. I have often said that I misplaced my copy of Empanadas, a slim book from 1984 that was my introduction to empanadas and had the most heavenly dough. The other day, without...
Smoked Ham, Leek and Mushroom Pie

Smoked Ham, Leek and Mushroom Pie

This recipe comes from a book titled Pies, Glorious Pies and glorious is what it is. Author Maxine Clark invented this dish for Christmas almost 20 years ago using her Scottish savory pie heritage. Suzen and I spent an afternoon quietly making the pie, decorating it,...