Easy Slow Cooker Baked Beans

I am so excited to make these! When I was a kid there was a family friend who made the most AMAZING BBQ chicken. He had this huge drum BBQ and would slow-cook and smoke the chicken all day long for a huge group of people. Along-side the awesome chicken were baked beans his wife would make. It has literally been 25+ years since I have had the chicken and those beans, but the flavors will forever be in my memories. This is my attempt to make the baked beans. We used to call them Barker’s Baked Beans since their …

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Summer Couscous Salad

This is the last recipe from the spiral ham this summer…I promise! I loved the challenge though! It kept my kitchen cooler, made me think outside the box a bit, and totally got me out of any comfort zone that I had. I am making this one for a Block Party my neighborhood is having this weekend! It’s fresh. It’s easy. It’s delicious!  I took the flavor profiles from our trip to Greece back in June. That’s what inspired me to make this with the fresh summer ingredients that I used. There, everything that was sold in the farmer’s market …

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Ham and Cheese Waffle

In an ongoing attempt to 1. Not make my house hot by using the oven and 2. Use this spiral ham for summer recipes, I decided to jump on the trend of using a waffle iron for things. It stemmed from an article that came across my Facebook feed months ago. I wanted to figure out how to make a Ham and Cheese Sandwich in a waffle. Like all my recipes, I never know if they are going to turn out or not until I actually attempt them. This one I am particularly happy we filmed for the YouTube …

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Oink Burger

Today we are putting the “HAM” back into HAMBURGER! So I was planning on calling this one a “Bacon & Ham Hamburger” but upon eating it, Walter coined the phrase “Oinkburger” and I really LIKED it! It all started because I had ham left from the spiral ham I bought and wanted to do something with it in a burger. The plan was to grind it up and mix it with ground beef to make a “ham-burger”. Then I was planning to top it with bacon but thought, “Hey, while I am grinding up the ham, why not do the bacon too!” I …

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