Not for the diet-conscious! A nice addition might be thinly sliced onion rings, raw or cooked (layered with the ham and cheese) , according to your personal preference.
From "The Country Kitchen: Cheese And Biscuits", Jean Hatfield
I got this delicious and tasty and easy recipe from the Abilene Chuckwagon Cook-Off. Romaldo was the "cookie" from one of the large ranches in that area. I have used this recipe so often, it is one of my favorite tried and true. It re-heats well and freezes very well.
This is a recipe that is frozen for future use, one of many I made in preperation for the birth of my daughter. I got it from "More Make Your Own Groceries". This would probably be a good use for leftover Thanksgiving turkey While the original instructions say these should take 50 to 60 minutes to cook, I have made this in two different ovens and they took 10 to 15 minutes to cook in those. I used a slightly different method to create the circles for the pastry than recommended in the original recipe, and have included both for you to choose from.
These are some great little appetizers that I found online ages ago. I've served them at birthday parties and holiday parties. They can also be made ahead and frozen, see notes below. I haven't tried that yet, there have never been enough left, but if you try it, let me know if the times are accurate!
This is a very nice way to use up leftovers from a roast dinner. Use the amounts given in the recipe only as a guide. Chop and change the recipe according to the ingredients you have on hand. If you prefer shortcrust pastry then that is fine too.
I often use the leftover gravy instead of the stock, I do water it down somewhat
When I have less time I just cut the pastry into squares and make them as triangles.
Don't know if these are posted or not but they are too good to pass up! This is a recipe my mother has made for years. Every time there is a household or bridal shower these are requested. We have even had to make these for wedding receptions and I make them for our schools graduation dinner. Last year I made 150 of these and they were gone within minutes.
On St Patrick's Day or on any other day, tuck the makings of traditional beef-and-potato stew into flaky pastries you can bake straight from the freezer. These are like empanadas and can be stuffed with all vegetables, or maybe berries of some kind, or sausages and/or other meats. Everyday Food or Martha Stewart web site.;)
Stuff these with your favorite ingredients! Use only butter for this recipe. This dough should make about 10-12 empanadas depending on the size you are making them. This dough can also be made using a food processor and completely frozen butter pieces, though you will have to be careful not to overprocess the dough when mixing on the processor.
Make these for your next party as an appetizer. Piroshki are a very popular pastry here in Greece, probably brought over with the return of the Greeks from 'Pontos', now a part of Russia. Here, they are traditionally fried, but I find them much too rich (although very good) that way. This version is baked, and does not suffer any (just less calories) for it. I have given 3 different filling recipes. One for meat, one potato, and one mushroom. They are all great and each recipe will yield enough filling for 20-22 pastries. The prep time approximate - the pastry does need two hours to 'rest'.
Another Once a month meal that's sure to please. My little girl likes these because they pick up easily in her hands! *I revised this recipe based on several folks pointing out that I had made a mistake on the amount of cream cheese. Thank you so much for the input!
Feed the family a substantial, hot breakfast, fast. Keep these in the freezer for inexpensive zap-and-run convenience! Adapt the recipe to your tastes, dietary needs. Try another variety of cream soup, such as cheddar cheese. Sub diced beef or ham for the sausage, cubed potatoes or broccoli for the veggies, tortillas or English muffins for the pita.
This recipe was so different from anything I've made that I had to try it. Who knew you could make something this tasty with so few ingredients? I used less salt because the olives were salty. Recipe courtesy of The Settlement Cookbook 1965. Yum!
You could vary this and add water chestnuts, tuna or chicken, etc. It's perfect by itself, but just a thought...