I used to make this every year for my Christmas party. I LOVE IT! Ham & Blue Cheese Pasta Salad 6 Ounces cooked ham, cut into thin strips (I buy the ham steaks and cut off the skin) 1 1/2 Cups broken, toasted pecans 1 1/4 Cups crumbled blue cheese 1/2 Cup chopped parsley 1/2 Cup olive oil 1 TBSP chopped fresh rosemary 3/4 tsp coarse ground pepper 2 small minced garlic cloves 1 Lb. Bow-tie pasta (cooked & cooled) Freshly grated Parmesan cheese I usually had all the ingredients ready to go a few days prior to the party, just kept them all separate until ready to serve Combine ham, pecans, blue cheese, parsley, olive oil, rosemary, pepper & garlic in a large bowl. Allow to meld for a few hours ( in the frig.). Add rinsed pasta to the bowl and toss to mix. (Rinse to loosen the cooked pasta up if it has been in the frig. for a few days...drain well!) Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese and serve. Best at room temp.