Ham and Cheese Galette

I was going to make a galette I saw from somewhere that had ham and cheese…but then the recipe didn’t sound great, so I decided to take a galette I had already made and liked, and change it. I was making this recipe during the start of staying at home during the pandemic, so I was trying to make the most of the remaining food in our fridge as I figured out meal planning for so many people. It is flexible and you can use what you have. Next time I would maybe even add in some more carrots.

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Ham and Cheese Pinwheels

Easy meal alert! I know I could make these with from-scratch crescent roll dough but with so many meals to make these days, it is nice having a quick meal I can make with the kids helping, and not really need to plan ahead.

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Potato, Sausage, and Rosemary Mini Galettes

Here we have a recipe that is easy to customize for your audience. With one person who couldn’t do dairy, and one who was arriving home for dinner much later, I was able to bake them in batches, and also adjust the ingredients in the filling to help. If you have picky family members, you can change things for them.

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Pizza Hut-Style Pan Crust Pizza

We might have found a winner. I have made it several times now and it has been a hit with all (well, 3 since Chiplet can’t do cheese) of us.

I’ve made good pizzas before but they are often super complicated and finicky.

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Spinach and Ground Beef with Walnuts and Pasta

One weekend I decided to see what I could make with some ground beef I had in the fridge. I liked a recipe I found in my Back Pocket Pasta cookbook, but I didn’t really follow any of the ingredients…hers used escarole, sausage, pine nuts, and garlic. So, I was inspired and made my own pasta dish.

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Completely Homemade Lasagna

I’m not sure exactly why, but one day I had it in my head that I wanted to try making lasagna from scratch…as in, the flat pasta sheets. I think part of it is how easy it is to use the new pasta making attachments I have and since the pasta sheets turn out so smooth from it, I thought it might be quite doable. I did technically skip making the sauce from scratch this time, but you could totally use homemade sauce, too. I just wanted to limit my variables slightly to see how it would go.

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Breakfast Puff Pastry Packets

Today is a simple recipe that was inspired by some puff pastry recipes I found. I ended up doing my own using some Trader Joe’s dough I had stashed away. If you haven’t tried their puff pastry dough, you should. It’s only available around December, as far as I know, and not only is it a great price but it tastes really good because it is all butter like the DuFour kind. But for whatever reason, I like this one better and have had better luck with it. I didn’t realize it was a limited edition kind of product the first year, so the second year I stocked up!

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