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Ham, Leek, and Gruyere Quiche from Home Baked Comfort by Kim Laidlaw

On the web this week there was an article about skiing in New England. Unlike earlier, warmer years there has been plenty of cold and snow this winter and now deep into spring. It’s May and people are still maneuvering down white mountain sides. That lingering winter weather also means that leek season is still upon…

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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 Sunday. But during the rest…

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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 intent, I walked out of the kitchen and went…

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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, egg washing, baking, smelling, and finally, finally tasting this…

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