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Mini Ham and Egg Casseroles


Recipe & picture courtesy of Rachael Ray

SERVES 4
Prep Time: 15 min
Bake Time: 15 min

  • 1/4 baguette, cut into small cubes
  • 4 ounces cream cheese, cut crosswise into 12 slices
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil, plus more for drizzling
  • 1/4 pound thinly sliced ham, chopped (about 1 cup)
  • 4 scallions, white and green portions thinly sliced and separated
  • Pepper
  • 1 1/2 cups half-and-half
  • 6 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon fresh thyme leaves
  • 1/2 pound plum tomatoes, sliced into wedges
  • Salt
  1. Preheat the oven to 350°. Grease a 12-cup muffin pan and fill each cup halfway with bread cubes. Top each with a cream cheese slice.
  2. In a small saucepan, heat the olive oil over medium heat and add the ham, scallion whites and a pinch of pepper. Cook, stirring, until the scallions are tender, about 5 minutes. Stir in the half-and-half and bring just to a simmer before removing from the heat.
  3. In a medium bowl, whisk together the eggs and thyme, then whisk in the warm half-and-half mixture. Fill the muffin cups with the egg mixture and bake until puffed and golden around the edges, about 15 minutes. Let cool for 5 minutes, then run a knife around the edges and invert onto a cooling rack.
  4. Drizzle the tomato slices with olive oil, top with the scallion greens and season with salt and pepper. Serve with the mini casseroles.

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Grilled Strawberry Bread

Recipe & picture courtesy of Rachael Ray

SERVES 6
Prep Time: 10 min
Cook Time: 10 min

  • 1 1/2 pounds strawberries, trimmed
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 3/4 cup sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 baguette, split and sliced crosswise into thirds
  1. Preheat a grill or grill pan to medium. In a large saucepan, mash together the strawberries, lemon juice and vinegar and cook over high heat until softened, 2 to 4 minutes.
  2. Spread 2 tablespoons condensed milk on the cut sides of each baguette slice; let soak in 1 to 2 minutes. Grill the bread crust side down until warm, about 2 minutes; turn and grill until golden, 3 to 5 minutes.
  3. Top the grilled bread with the strawberries and let stand for a few minutes before serving.

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