ham, cream cheese, and red pepper jelly canapes for a midweek potluck (I used phyllo shells instead of water crackers), I had a considerable amount of chopped ham left over. I would usually default to making a big batch of ham salad, but I wasn't in the mood. Not wanting to be wasteful, I devised these tasty little latke-like potato pancakes for breakfast that weekend.
These came together in a flash, and were a nice addition to a batch of scrambled eggs - although in all honesty I wish I would have cooked the eggs over-medium, so I could run forkfuls of potato-ey goodness through the runny yolk. Guess I'll know better for next time!
Sunday, February 19, 2012
Happy Mardi Gras!!
Thursday, February 9, 2012
The benefits of these cookies? It's been suggested that cinnamon may help lower LDL cholesterol, and fasting blood glucose. Dates have a fair amount of fiber. And seriously, they're delicious.
This recipe is one I have from Nanny, my paternal grandmother - if memory serves me correctly, she likes to serve these still warm out of the oven (either that, or I was impatient and didn't wait for them to make it to the platter). These tend to make an appearance around Christmastime, but the dough also freezes well for a few weeks, so it's great to make up over a weekend and bake during the week.