Monthly Archives: April 2011

Roasted Tomatillo Salsa

We love the salsa verde at Laughing Planet.  I especially love it’s surprising ginger kick.  The ginger is a fragrant and mildly spicy addition to this salsa.  The grapes help to balance out the tartness of the tomatillos.  This is … Continue reading

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Ham and White Bean Soup, Leftovers #5

So I still have leftover ham.  I’m not sure anyone really needs a recipe for ham and white bean soup, but I’m including it in the spirit of full disclosure.  This is what we ate tonight.  My mother-in-law was kind … Continue reading

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Chicken Basil Tacos

So I had planned to make chicken tacos with pico de gallo.  I started chopping up all the ingredients and realized I didn’t have any cilantro!  Since cilantro is one of the main ingredients in my pico I thought I … Continue reading

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Bourbon Blondies with Maple Icing

The bourbon flavor really comes through in these tasty blondies.  This recipe is perfect for adapting.  Add chocolate chips.  Take out the walnuts.  Melt chocolate over the top instead of the maple icing.  The possibilities are endless. 2 sticks margarine … Continue reading

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Ham and Egg Hand Pies, Leftovers #4

What am I going to do with all this leftover ham?  I thought about scrambled eggs and ham, but that’s nothing to blog about.  How about wrapping up some ham and eggs inside some buttery, flaky puff pastry?  We have … Continue reading

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Apricot Glazed Ham

Don’t be seduced by the convenience of a spiral sliced ham.  You can do better!  This is so easy it barely counts as a recipe.  Yet it yields a succulent, juicy ham that you can be proud to serve.  Look … Continue reading

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Pink Grapefruit Salad with Strawberry Vinaigrette

Here is a perfect Spring salad to serve along with your Easter ham.  You can make this salad with any variation of fruit and toppings.  Swap out the radishes for scallions and the grapefruit for oranges.  I like to arrange … Continue reading

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Sloppy Giuseppes

An Italian version of Sloppy Joes with a thick, meaty Bolognese.  I was trying to come up with an alternative to a hamburger and thought of this.  The best part is there are lots of veggies and your kiddos won’t … Continue reading

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Spring Green Asparagus Soup

There is almost nothing I like to make more than soup.  There is almost nothing I like to eat more than a smooth, pureed soup.  Maybe chocolate.  Make it vegetarian by using vegetable broth instead of chicken broth.  I like … Continue reading

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Bacon Wrapped Pork Tenderloin

The bacon flavors the pork so well that there are no other ingredients necessary, not even salt and pepper.  I served this with a little balsamic vinegar reduction, but it can easily stand on its own.  Be sure to let … Continue reading

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