This is one of the dishes Grandma served to our family during the holidays. Now, when the family gathers and I prepare this for my grandchildren, memories of those special times at Grandma's house fill my mind. I usually double this recipe, because the leftovers are fabulous when warmed in the microwave.
Tip: Could use 1 tablespoon of diced pimientos instead of red pepper, but add it just before serving. (The reader does this.)
Dorothy Bateman of Carver, Massachusetts says she relies on this savory stir-fry when time is short. “It’s wonderful made with a combination of brown and white rice,” adds Dorothy.
Years after I clipped this recipe from a local newspaper, it's still one of my husband's and my favorites. Sometimes I substitute shrimp or scallops for the ham. We can't decide which way we like it more!
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such a simple-to-prepare entree. —Catherine Higgins, Bountiful, Utah
With ham, asparagus, onion and pasta in a creamy sauce, this stovetop supper is tasty enough for even your pickiest guests. It's great with penne, but you can also try it with mostaccioli or another type of pasta.
"My physical therapist shared this recipe with me and said it was completely foolproof," says Juanita Moore of Dana Point, California. "She was right. It's a real winner. I serve it with sauteed green beans."
"I came across the recipe for this glaze in a grilling manual but wasn't satisfied with it. I kept the combination of orange marmalade and lime juice and adapted the seasonings to my liking," explains Helen Faddis of Gloucester, Massachusetts. "It's also great on spareribs and chicken."
"The beauty of this hearty breakfast is that it can be made ahead of time and stored in the fridge to avoid last-minute fuss," relates Donna Freeland from Upland, California. "In the morning, pop the pan in the oven, and soon you'll be enjoying flavorful filled tortillas covered with a creamy cheese sauce."