wonderful pasta recipe

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  1. Allifunn

    Allifunn FunnChef - AlisonCooks.com

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    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.
     
  2. iwishiwasthere

    iwishiwasthere Beach Fanatic

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    :drool::drool: Sounds so good. I cannot wait until you open your restaurant!:clap: I love anything with blue cheese...keep sharing!:D
     
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    that sounds really good.
     
  4. DD

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    I'm makin' this this weekend!!!! How can it NOT be good!!
     
  5. Allifunn

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    You will love it!
     
  6. Allifunn

    Allifunn FunnChef - AlisonCooks.com

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    A VERY simple apperizer
    1 can butter me not biscuits
    1 stck butter
    4 ozs blue cheese

    melt the butter & blue cheese...whisking to incorporate
    cut the biscuits into quarters
    I use mini muffin pans for this, but you can use a cookie sheet
    spray the muffin pans or cookie sheet with pam, place the biscuits on the pan or in the muffin tins. Spoon some of the blue cheese mixture on top and bake 350 for about 15 minutes or until lightly browned. Serve immediately. These freeze VERY well after baking and can be rebaked to heat them up. Even if you don't like blue cheese...these biscuits are amazing!
    I think I have posted this recipe before...but it is worth posting again! A great appetizer to have in the freezer this time of year!
     
  7. Miss Kitty

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    :roll:...guess I could make that pasta and leave out the ham. It does sound delicious!!!! :clap:
     
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    I bought some pastry crust today Allifunn I want to try those meat pies.Where was that recipe?:wave:
     
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    Do you KNOW how much I love blue cheese? :clap::wub:

    Poor Kitty....:wave:
     
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    The blue cheese. :puke:
     
  11. Smiling JOe

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    apparently, one of my dogs like to cruch on uncooked pasta. I came home today, and four boxes of pasta were on his dog bed, two of which were opened and scattered about his bed. The other two packages just covered in slobber.
     
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    Oh I love it when my dogs are bad, shows personality. Our lab ate a 1/2 pound of chocolate/peanut butter fudge once. Just popped up on the counter and got it like it was all his. I was so worried it was going to make him sick, but it didn't.
     
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    :floor:...Shooter raids jfunn's pantry all the time.
     
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    Smiling JOe SoWal Expert

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    These packages of pasta were on the counter, and my dogs never climb on the counter. Scratch that, they "usually" don't. I gave him the disciplined look when I saw what he did, but I laughed the whole time while cleaning up the pasta. Now he is trying to type on my keyboard. He is a funny dog.
     
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    Use shrimp, if possible? ;-)
     
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    It's this vegetarian deal coming to visit for Thanksgiving...I'll just make it for Mr. K and myself and add all the ham I want! :clap: :wave:
     
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    thanks for this recipe. your mom told me about this one long ago, but she said use gorgonzola - my favorite!!! I've always wanted to make these, and I will this holiday!!!

    :wave:
     
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    Aaarrrgggh! Poison!

    Can you recommend a substitute for the pecans? Are they crucial?
     
  19. Allifunn

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    Dried cranberries?
     
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    I can't wait to try this recipe, Allifunn, for a big party in a few weeks.
     

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