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    Air-Fryer Ham and Leek Pies

    After I cook a big ham, I'm always finding new ways to use up the leftovers. I love these little pot pies. I can whip them up at a moments notice and pop them into the air fryer for a quick dinner. —Bonny Tillman, Acworth, Georgia

    Air-Fryer Ham and Brie Pastries

    Fancy appetizers don't have to be difficult. In fact, this one proves it's easy to make something to looks impressive....

    Kilbourn Sandwich

    1 review

    This is a fun take on a Monte Cristo. It makes a big batch, so you can stock your freezer...

    Hot Italian Party Sandwiches

    2 reviews

    It doesn’t get much easier or more delicious than this hot Italian sandwich recipe. The sandwiches are wonderful as an...

    Cubano Macaroni Salad

    2 reviews

    One of my favorite sandwiches is a hot Cubano, piled high with juicy pork, layers of ham and melty Swiss...

    Mustard Barbecue Shaved Ham

    This recipe makes enough ham sandwiches to feed a crowd and is so easy to put together. Have your butcher...

    Freezer Breakfast Sandwiches

    3 reviews

    On a busy morning, these freezer breakfast sandwiches save the day. A hearty combo of eggs, Canadian bacon and cheese...

    Grilled Bistro Breakfast Sandwiches

    1 review

    I used to make a classic breakfast sandwich when my kids were still at home. Now that it’s just my...

    Sourdough Bread Bowl Sandwich

    I created this recipe for when my husband and I go to the lake. I don’t like to spend a...

    Pressure-Cooker English Pub Split Pea Soup

    2 reviews

    This family favorite is the same recipe my grandmother used. Now with the magic of today's appliances, I can spend...

    Chicken Cordon Bleu Puffs

    8 reviews

    I bought a new jumbo muffin tin and wanted to use it. I love the flavors of chicken cordon bleu,...

    Senate Bean Potpie

    8 reviews

    The flavors from classic Senate bean soup inspired this hearty potpie with a cornbread topping. —Janice Elder, Charlotte, North Carolina

    Make-Ahead Eggs Benedict Toast Cups

    2 reviews

    When I was growing up, we had a family tradition of having eggs Benedict with champagne and orange juice for...

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    Chicken Cordon Bleu Soup

    9 reviews

    This is a wonderful addition to potlucks, and it comes together so easily! Cauliflower makes a nice, extra creamy backdrop...

    Ham and Broccoli Cornbread

    3 reviews

    Leftovers haunt me. Often nobody wants to eat them, and I hate to see them go to waste. A cornbread...

    Slow-Cooker Cubano Sandwiches

    8 reviews

    This recipe came about because I didn't have pepperoncini for my usual Italian pork recipe so I used pickles instead....

    Hash Browns with Ham

    3 reviews

    Convenient grocery store items like frozen hash browns and a can of chicken soup make this an easy-to-make dish. Both...

    Louisiana Jambalaya

    8 reviews

    My husband helped add a little spice to my life. He grew up on Cajun cooking , while I ate...

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    Scalloped Potatoes with Ham

    93 reviews

    This scalloped potatoes and ham dish is a crowd-pleaser with its creamy sauce, chunks of ham and potato slices. I...


    7 reviews

    You can't get more southern than succotash. This recipe comes from my mother, who was a fantastic cook. —Rosa Boone,...

    Chicken Cordon Bleu Pizza

    23 reviews

    This recipe combines my two favorite foods—pizza and chicken cordon bleu. I've made this for my family and the teachers...

    Cuban Roasted Pork Sandwiches

    5 reviews

    For an incredible hot sandwich, slowly roast pork in a seasoned citrus marinade, then layer slices of meat with pickles,...

    Ham & Cheese Grits Casserole

    12 reviews

    My book club ladies often ask me to bring “those grits.” I'd tell you how to store them, but I...

    Ham & Broccoli Pasta

    33 reviews

    It’s hard to beat a meal that is created in one pan, takes 30 minutes and your kids will actually...

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    Pear, Ham & Cheese Pastry Pockets

    1 review

    I came up with this simple recipe one night for a quick dinner. It's perfect with a cup of soup...

    Black-Eyed Peas & Ham

    5 reviews

    Every New Year's Day we have these slow-cooked black-eyed peas to bring good luck for the coming year. —Dawn Legler,...

    Easter Ham

    2 reviews

    I serve this Easter ham every year. The sweet-spicy glaze turns a plain ham into a mouthwatering sensation. Everyone who...

    Ham and Scalloped Potatoes

    5 reviews

    I fix this saucy skillet dish often, especially when I'm running late, because it's easy and it takes so little...

    Pressure-Cooker Truly Tasty Turnip Greens

    2 reviews

    These savory greens are a hit at every church dinner. Adjust the seasonings as you please to make the recipe...


    1 review

    My son and I love having a croque-madame (a fried egg atop our grilled ham and cheese) for lunch. If...