Ham, Potato, and Green Bean Soup

Ham, Green Bean, and Potato Soup

Ham, Green Bean, and Potato Soup might not sound like the most exciting recipe in the world, but I promise that this soup is surprisingly delicious. Each time that I have made this, my friends and family members have eyed it suspiciously, but when the take their first bite, they make that sound. You know the one. It’s a cross between a moan of pleasure and mm, the universal sound for this is good. I am tremendously satisfied when a recipe gets this response from people, and Ham, Green Bean, and Potato Soup gets this response every time I make […]

Pressure Cooker Collard Greens and Ham

Pressure Cooker Collard Greens and Ham

Pressure Cooker Collard Greens and Ham is one of those simple southern style suppers that, when served alongside some corn bread, makes a delicious meal. This recipe is one of my leftover makeover recipes. The leftover that was being turned into something new was the bone leftover from our Easter Ham. I have to confess. I didn’t trim the bone very closely before I threw it into the freezer, so when I transformed the ham bone into ham broth, I ended up with 8 cups of broth and 3 cups of small ham pieces. I had to come up with […]

Fried Cabbage with Ham

Fried Cabbage with Ham

Fried Cabbage with Ham is one of those simple and delicious recipes that just sort of happened one day.  I love cabbage.  It’s economical, stores well, and it’s readily available during the cooler months of the year.  Fried Cabbage with Ham is easy to prepare and can be served as either a side dish or an entrée, depending upon the appetites and tastes of your family members.    Accompanied by some corn bread, this makes a satisfying meal. 

A bowl full of lima beans and ham

Lima Beans

An acquaintance of mine told me how he would cook Lima beans with the leftover bone and skin from his Easter ham.  He also shared how he would use the leftover ham glaze and drippings from the pan in the pot of beans to get a great flavor.  He glazed his ham with a combination of brown sugar and crushed pineapple, and he inserted whole cloves into the skin of the ham. I still had some skin leftover from the ham in my freezer, but the leftover glaze and pan drippings were long gone.  Like him, I had  pierced my […]