Alea’s Meat Lover’s Hashbrown Casserole

Aleas Hashbrown Casserole (425x307)

As I was getting ready to make my breakfast casserole, I suddenly had the impulse to make it healthier by adding vegetables. I asked my kids what vegetable they thought I should add and my oldest son replied "BACON!" My son's transcripts from college indicate that he is quite bright, so I am pretty sure he knows bacon isn't a vegetable. I think bacon is just his default … [Read more...]

Ham and Cheese Frittata


Still looking for that perfect Christmas morning recipe...or the morning after Christmas recipe?!? If you've got some diced ham in the freezer, go get it out now to thaw! And use it on Christmas morning to make this for brunch! If you're having ham for your Christmas dinner and need a way to use up the leftovers, this would make a fabulous breakfast on the 26th! Ham … [Read more...]

Pasta with White Beans and Broccoli


A big thanks to Justine for sharing this recipe with me! I tossed in some diced ham I had in the freezer. Easy. Quick. Delicious! And by quick.  I mean less than 15 minutes quick!  Just get the pasta boiling and work on the rest while the pasta is cooking.  15 minutes.  That's it!!!! This would be fantastic with leftover holiday ham! If you're planning/thinking that … [Read more...]