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Slow Cooker Ham

slow cooker ham


  • 2 lb.¬† Boneless Petite Ham
  • 1 cup chicken broth


I bought a “Boneless Petite Ham” – it was 2 pounds which is more than enough for 4 people. I added 1 cup of chicken broth to the bottom of the slow cooker. Then placed the ham inside.
I cooked it on low for 4 hours. The broth helps keep it moist and from sticking from the bottom.

Does it get any easier than that?

Ham and Broccoli Casserole

ham and broccoli casserole

This is a tasty dish for the winter time. This recipe can also be changed up easily to make Ham and Scalloped Potatoes if you wish.

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  • Ham 2 Cups
  • Penne Pasta 2 Cups dry pasta – (Pronounced Pen-nay)
  • Mozzarella Cheese 1 Cup – shredded
  • Broccoli Florets 1 Cup (optional)
  • Salt and Pepper to taste
  • Cream Sauce Recipe
  • Crouton Recipe


Start with my Cream Sauce recipe. Cook the Penne Noodles. After the cream sauce is done, add the Ham, Penne Pasta, Mozzarella Cheese and Broccoli. Pour into an 11×9 greased dish. Top with my Crouton recipe. Bake at 350 for 1/2 hour.

If you prefer to make Ham and Scalloped Potatoes, omit the broccoli and mozzarella cheese and swap the Penne Pasta for sliced potatoes. This will take longer to cook the raw potatoes. So cook it for an hour.

Marinade for Chicken or Steak


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  • 1 – 1 gallon plastic storage bag
  • 1/2 C Light Olive Oil
  • 1/4 C Vinegar or Lemon Juice
  • 1 tsp Ground Black Pepper
  • 2 tsp Lawry’s Seasoned Salt

Add all ingredients in the gallon bag. Add meat either chicken or steak. Zip the bag shut and mix the marinade up and all over the meat. Refrigerate for at least an hour. I take the bag every so often and move the meat around to completely coat the meat with marinade.

Grill however you prefer to grill the choice of meat. I made 4 chicken thighs here. I cooked them on high on my grill for about 1/2 and hour. Every grill is different so make sure to cook until the juices turn clear and the meat thermometer reads 160 degrees.

The Salad consists of organic salad greens, tomatoes, zucchini, yellow squash, bacon bits and “shaker cheese”. You know the kind in a plastic bottle. not parm cheese with the green lid, go to the cheese section and liik for the bottle with the black lid – MUCH better. And we topped it with ranch dressing.


Asian Chicken Wings


Ready for the best homemade wings you will ever have? These wings are a must have for any sports fan. Something different from the mild or the honey BBQ you are used to having. We like to serve this with Velveeta Shells and Cheese for a quick dinner. Or pair it with celery and bleu cheese for a healthier option.

  • 1/8 Cup Vinegar
  • 1 Cup Soy Sauce
  • 1 tsp Garlic Salt
  • 1 Tlb Dried Onions
  • 1/4 Cup Light Olive Oil
  • 1/4 tsp Crushed Red Peppers
  • 1/2 tsp Dried Ginger

Add all ingredients to a gallon zip lock bag. Add chicken wings. I like the “wingettes” where the wings are cut apart not whole. If you can’t find them you can cut the wings apart yourself. Mix it well all over the wings. Put in fridge for at least an hour. However a few hours is better.

Put the wings on a hot grill on high, or under the broiler in your oven. If you use the broiler, use a broiler pan for the wings. I put the rack in the oven on the second level down from the top. 10 minutes on each side.



What’s your favorite wing recipe? Share in the comments section below!

Easy Sausage, Vegetables and Pasta


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This recipe came from necessity. I didn’t feel like going to the store but didn’t know what to make for dinner. So as only Mom can do – she made something off of the top of her head.

  • 1 package frozen mixed vegetables. What ever kind suits you. The stir fry ones are good!
  • 1 package Italian sausage mild
  • Penne noodles – about 4 handfulls – you like that measurement?
  • 1 tsp basil
  • 1 tsp marjoram
  • 1/4 tsp chopped garlic – I like the kind that comes in a jar already chopped. You can find it in the fresh veggie aisle.
  • 1/2 chopped large onion
  • 1/4 cup light olive oil
  • 2 chicken bullion cubes
  • 1/2 tsp celery flakes (optional)
  • Salt and pepper to taste.

Put on water to boil for the penne noodles
Fry sausage up in frying pan. Add oil. add veggies and stir fry for a bit.
Add everything else but the noodles. They go in the water pot when it boils!
Make sure to get the bullion cubes to dissolve.
Add the noodles when done.
Top with grated cheese. I DO NOT like Parmesan  cheese, you know the kind in the green shaker bottle?  I found in the refrigerated section near the cheeses a new kind that had large shavings and mixed cheeses. Much better!