Ham Pockets – Puff Pastry Handpies with Ham, Brie and Kale

Ham Pockets

April 1, 2016

And the HAMFEST festivities continue!

One of the most anticipated uses of leftover ham in our house is the creation of Ham Pockets, both for their sweet-salty-cheesy-crusty deliciousness and for the opportunity to sing the name Ham Pockets over and over again, a la early 90’s Hot Pocket commercials.

Don’t be fooled by the intense expressions of Hot Pocket ecstasy above – the real things manage to be both burn unit-level scalding and icy cold in the center all at once, harboring unintelligible ingredients smothered in a belly-aching combination of molten cheese and regret.

While that may not be enough to stop you (we’ve all made a regrettable Hot Pocket choice or two in our lives, right?), there is a better way – HAM POCKETS!

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Pasta Carbonara with Leftover Ham and Spring Vegetables

Pasta Carbonara With Leftover Ham And Spring Vegetables

March 29, 2016

If you didn’t experiment with cooking rabbit or gather around a splendid haunch of lamb this Easter, you probably invoked that most classic and welcome dinner guest, the glazed holiday ham.

Salty and magenta-hued, this magnificent bastion of porky resplendence is beloved not just for its initial holiday debut, but especially for the days and days of leftovers to follow.

This is a glorious and celebratory time, a time Jason and I exuberantly declare to be HAMFEST.

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Pressure Cooker Rabbit Ramen

Rabbit Ramen

March 24, 2016

Wondering what to do with leftover rabbit pieces from my Braised Rabbit with Charred Carrots? Or maybe you just want to experiment with the mild flavor of this highly sustainable meat?

Make this high-speed rabbit ramen broth in a pressure cooker to get hours-long flavor extracted in under an hour.

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Braised Rabbit with Carrot Top Gremolata and Charred Carrots

Braised Rabbit with Carrot Top Gremolata

March 23, 2016

Looking to make something on-theme and extremely on-the-nose for Easter dinner this year? Ive got the perfect recipe to expand your meat horizons and scar your children, with equal measure.

Rabbit. Served on a bed of carrots.

Consider it payback for the blue fescue bushes in my front yard, Peter Cottontail. YOU KNOW WHAT YOU DID.

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