Sneak a few slices of ham before cooking it up to make these delicious nibbles. Deviled Ham Bites are quick and delicious snacks to whip up while waiting for the Easter Dinner.
It’s Easter week!! This week, I’ve gotten together with 13 other food bloggers to share up some delicious recipes for your family this Easter. There’s even a how to or two for you thrown in there.
I still cannot believe Easter is next week. It seems like just yesterday it was my birthday, then Valentine’s Day. After St. Patrick’s Day everything just seems like a blur. We’ve been busy with getting the house ready for spring, taking care of some much needed errands (like new glasses), and baking and creating for not only Easter week, but also for #BrunchWeek that will be happening in early May.
For me, having two weeks of recipes so close to each other is just insane. I know. We’re all busy with life and what not. Even though I don’t have kids, it just seems like mine is busier than most. I’m out of the house over 12 hours a day. Granted I can do some writing on the commute in and the commute home, like I’m doing now, but it always seems like I just do not have the time.
Which is why I’ve been cooking and prepping (as much as possible) on these two weeks’ worth of recipes. Sometimes, I’ve prepped a little too early!
Funny story. I made a recipe I’ll share later this week. I had it in a small Tupperware container that Renee, who used to blog at Magnolia Days, sent me. She sent me some AWESOME Tupperware from like the 80’s. I’m loving it and use at least one piece every day.
Wait. That’s not part of the story. So, I had this recipe in a small Tupperware container. That night, we made delicious cheesesteaks! They were so good. I have to make them again and share them with y’all. Super simple and delicious. Well, those leftovers were in the same container, but with a different colored lid.
Yup! You guessed it! I mixed up the containers and put my Easter week recipe in my lunch thinking it was the cheesesteaks. I was SO disappointed when I went to reheat it for lunch. No. I didn’t eat them. I still needed to photograph them. Finally, I just wound up heading next door for a sandwich.
It’s even funnier because on the way back from our meeting, I stopped to get chips for my sandwich from leftovers. I wound up eating them with the sandwich I bought for lunch. That’s the first time that’s ever happened. I’m sure it won’t be the last either.
For me, I plan my meals on a calendar spreadsheet. I’ve offered to share this with a few of ya. It’s a calendar I downloaded from a cool, Excel website. I’ve planned many a meal for the past year this way. And since it’s saved online in a cloud, I can access it anywhere. This comes in really handy when I forget to grab the grocery list off the printer on the way out the door.
I even plan Sunday Supper events, campaigns I’m participating in, and my social media stats. At the first of the month, I review all my stats and compare them to the prior month to see where I have grown and where I need to put in more effort.
I know. This has nothing to do with Easter. It’s just more of a chain thought type post, I guess. Since we don’t have kids, Easter is day we reflect and have ham. Speaking of which, I’m sharing two ham recipes today. One for #EasterRecipes and one for sponsored post. You get a double hammy whammy today!
We have not shortage of ham in our house. There’s always a hock or two in the freezer for soup in winter. We have packages of slices frozen for any time we want to have ham and scalloped potatoes, sandwiches, or the ham and pea stir fry I made last week. I’ll share that one with you soon, too.
And, I have never a shortage of recipes to make with your leftover ham. From ham and cheese enchiladas, to ham and cheesesteaks, to ham and pea pasta salad; I have made some pretty delicious and creative recipes with ham. This one is not so much creative as it is delicious.
You see, I’ve never had ham salad that I can remember. Which, I think, takes me as far back as 7. Before then, life was a blur of memories that no one but me remembers. Go figure. So, maybe I did when I was 4, but just don’t remember it.
In any event, I do not remember having any kind of ham salad, so I thought I’d make one for Easter week. These, to me, are not only recipes you can serve for Easter, but also recipes you serve after Easter Week. Especially if you’re like us and have TONS of ham leftover. I mean, there’s two of. The smallest ham I can usually find is a 12 pounder.
So, today I’m sharing his delicious and creamy appetizer or snack (or sandwich) recipe for Deviled Ham Bites. It’s creamy with flavors of garlic, mustard, and paprika throughout. It spreads easily on any kind of bread. I served it up on some delicious seeded mini baguette (that the hubs and I LOVED for some reason. I didn’t think he’d like it at all.).
You could easily spread it on soft sandwich bread and have a delicious lunch for your family. Or send them to work with a Deviled Ham Bites sandwich for lunch. This would easily stir in to some cooked pasta for a picnic or side dish. It has endless possibilities! Well, maybe not endless.
Either way you spread it, these Deviled Ham Bites are a great way to use your leftover ham. Your family will thank you for it! What’s your favorite leftover ham recipe?
This week, thirteen bloggers are sharing 46 recipes and tips to help you serve up deliciousness this Easter. Follow #EasterRecipes on social media to see what we’re serving up!
- Deviled Ham Bites by A Kitchen Hoor’s Adventures
- 30 Minute Dinner Rolls by Amy’s Cooking Adventures
- Easy Pecan Sticky Buns by Corn, Beans, Pigs & Kids
- Easy Citrus Ham by Jolene’s Recipe Journal
- Sausage and Vegetable Strata by A Day in the Life on the Farm
- Prosciutto Wrapped Asparagus With Lemon Herb Sauce by Tip Garden
- Strawberry “Carrots” by Family Around The Table
- Easter Malted Milk Dip by Hezzi-D’s Books and Cooks
- Sharadan’s Lemon Blueberry Parfaits by Cooking With Carlee
- Easter Egg Cooking and Dyeing Tips and Tricks by Palatable Pastime