Ham is one of our favorite week-night meats because it’s so easy and so good – just heat & serve! These green beans from Mary Engelbreit’s Queen of the Kitchen Cookbook are wonderful! They can be served warm or chilled, but we had them warm. They are sauteed with thinly sliced onion, garlic, tomatoes, and fresh basil. The Double Cheese and Macaroni is from the same cookbook. As you can see, it’s creamy & cheesy – macaroni & cheese at its best!
Warm Pear Ginger Upside-down Cake
This Warm Pear Ginger Upside-down Cake comes to you from Rebecca Rather’s The Pastry Queen Christmas: Big-hearted Holiday Entertaining, Texas Style I like Ginger, but not as the dominant flavor in a dessert, so I substituted 1 teaspoon Baking Spice and 1/8 teaspoon Ground Ginger for the Crystallized Ginger in the topping and the cake batter. This cake is awesome! From the caramelized edges to the soft, flavorful cake to the lovely smooth taste of pears. It also makes a lovely presentation.
I didn’t make the recommended Amaretto Whipped Cream, but will the next time I make it – it’s great just as is.
John and I both lived in Texas for a while, so we love the unique recipes and photos in this cookbook.
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