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Cranberry Brie Ham Sliders

Ham sliders are served on Hawaiian rolls with brie cheese & cranberry sauce, then baked in the oven for a fun & easy recipe made in under 30 minutes!

Ham sliders on hawaiian rolls with cranberry sauce, on wood cutting board with fresh cranberries on the side and red spatula in the background

Around the holidays I’m always looking for entertaining recipes that I can make for a crowd that require 6 ingredients or less.

My go-to’s are Buffalo Cheesy Sausage Balls, Nutella Muddy Buddies and this Caramelized Pear and Baked Brie Bread Bowl. Now, adding these Cranberry Brie Ham Sliders to the list!

I’ve already made these twice when hosting friends and family, once for brunch and once as appetizer, and each time they were a huge hit! Best part is, they’re so simple and only require 4 ingredients and 25 minutes to make!

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Potato & Ham Hash: Three Ways

Ham hash is made in just 30 minutes for an easy breakfast anytime! With just a few different ingredients, you can transform this recipe three ways, into an Italian, Mexican or Greek hash.

Ham hash is made in just 30 minutes for an easy breakfast anytime! With just a few different ingredients, you can transform this recipe three ways, into an Italian, Mexican or Greek hash.Tracking Pixel

Ham hash is something my Dad used to make me for breakfast growing up. Diced potatoes, onions and ham, with a little cheese sprinkled on top at the end. It was simple and my absolute favorite as a kid! As an adult, I partnered up with my friends at Smithfield, to kick up my ham hash a bit, adding a few different ingredients to make three different varieties.

First up is the Italian Ham Hash which features basil pesto, tomatoes and mozzarella cheese. It’s like taking your favorite pasta dish and making it into your new favorite breakfast potato dish!

Next up is the Mexican Ham Hash featuring jalapenos, a dash of chili powder, pepper jack cheese and fresh avocado. This one is a personal favorite as I love the Mexican flavors and I can never say no to a breakfast topped with avocado!

Finally, the Greek Ham Hash featuring mushrooms, oregano, sun dried tomatoes and feta cheese. This dish will make you feel like you’re having breakfast in the Mediterranean! The creamy feta on top is my favorite addition to this easy ham hash recipe!

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Herb Butter Roasted Rack of Lamb with Mint Chimichurri

Rack of lamb is rubbed with herb butter, then roasted and topped with a mint chimichurri sauce in this elegant dinner recipe!

Rack of lamb is rubbed with herb butter, then roasted and topped with a mint chimichurri sauce in this elegant dinner recipe!

Today’s post is sponsored by my friends at Vons!  All opinions are my own.

There’s no better way to impress your guests this holiday season than with this Herb Butter Rack of Lamb with Mint Chimichurri, and I’m here to tell you a secret that your guests never have to know, it’s so easy to make!

That’s right, who knew something so elegant and scrumptious could be so easy to make!

Even with several different delicious components, the entire meal came together in just over 30 minutes!

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Cornflake Crusted French Toast

Cornflake crusted french toast is a delicious and easy breakfast recipe that takes traditional french toast and gives it a crispy twist!

Cornflake crusted french toast is a delicious and easy breakfast recipe that takes traditional french toast and gives it a crispy twist!

I’m so excited to share this Cornflake Crusted French Toast recipe for 3 reasons:

  1. I love brunch!
  2. I love french toast!
  3. This recipe was inspired by my favorite brunch spot in LA, Blu Jam Cafe!

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Crispy Goat Cheese Avocado & Strawberry Salad

Crispy goat cheese, creamy avocado & juicy strawberries top spinach & arugula, tossed with avocado vinaigrette, for the perfect vegetarian Spring salad!

Crispy goat cheese, creamy avocado & juicy strawberries top spinach & arugula, tossed with avocado vinaigrette, for the perfect vegetarian Spring salad!

Oh Spring, how I love you! You provide warmer, longer days, and a new season of fresh produce to play with!

With the arrival of juicy strawberries and ripe avocados at my local farmers market, I couldn’t help but put them in a delicious new salad for Spring, that’s also perfect as an Easter side dish!

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Macadamia Nut Crispy French Toast Sticks

Macadamia Nut Crispy French Toast Sticks are a fun & delicious breakfast recipe, that’s also so easy to make!

Macadamia Nut Crispy French Toast Sticks are a fun & delicious breakfast recipe, that's also so easy to make!

Thank you to King’s Hawaiian for sponsoring this post!

Easter is right around the corner, and I don’t know about y’all, but Easter Brunch is one of my favorite times of the year to get together with friends and family and enjoy delicious food! It’s kind of like the “Thanksgiving of Spring”, but instead of turkey, we have ham and instead of mashed potatoes, we have crispy french toast sticks! 😉

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Beet Bruschetta with Goat Cheese

A toasted baguette is topped with goat cheese, balsamic roasted beets, fresh basil & balsamic reduction in this vegetarian Beet Bruschetta recipe that’s perfect for Spring!

A toasted baguette is topped with goat cheese, balsamic roasted beets, fresh basil & balsamic reduction in this vegetarian Beet Bruschetta recipe that's perfect for Spring!

Easter is just a couple of weeks away and as I thought about new recipes for the holiday, all I kept thinking about was making a spring version of my very popular Butternut Squash Bruschetta Recipe!

That bruschetta appetizer is a HUGE HIT around the fall holidays, so I knew I had to make a spring version for Easer. I decided to roast up beets instead of butternut squash, and toss in fresh basil instead of sage, instead of ricotta, I used goat cheese (because I love the way it pairs with beets!) but I kept the most important piece of the bruschetta in tact, the almighty balsamic reduction drizzle at the end that adds a touch of sweetness and a beautiful final presentation!

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Salt & Vinegar Potato Wedges

Roasted salt and vinegar potatoes are a super simple side dish that’s gluten free and vegan, and takes only about 5 minutes to prep!

Roasted salt and vinegar potatoes are a super simple side dish that's gluten free and vegan, and takes only about 5 minutes to prep!

Earlier this week on the blog, I introduced a recipe for Reuben Stuffed Chicken. To pair with that delicious chicken, I made these Salt and Vinegar Potato Wedges.

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Sparkling Grapefruit Gin Mule

This delicious twist on a gin mule combines tart grapefruit juice with sweet sparkling wine for a refreshing cocktail that’s also so easy to make!

This delicious twist on a gin mule combines tart grapefruit juice with sweet sparkling wine for a refreshing cocktail that's also so easy to make!

You know when you meet someone and you instantly want to be best friends with that person?! That’s exactly how I felt when I met my friend Laura! She’s a fellow blogger at Distillerista.com and the owner of the only craft destination distillery in California, You & Yours Distilling Co. in downtown San Diego. Needless to say, she’s a boozy boss lady, which I love! In addition to dominating in the distillery world, she’s also the sweetest person ever and so much fun!

Laura will be appearing as a guest on my web series “29 Minute Meals” next Wednesday, so be sure to subscribe on YouTube to watch the episode & see what she’s mixing up!

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Artichoke Toast 3 Ways

Artichoke Toast Recipe 3 Ways

Have you ever looked at a fresh artichoke in the grocery store and thought, wow, that’s beautiful, but what in the world do I do with it?!

Well Ocean Mist Farms, the largest grower of fresh Artichokes, is challenging everyone to “Be an Artichoke Adventurer” and get cooking with the delicious fresh vegetable!

If you’ve never prepared a fresh artichoke at home, it’s quite simple and can be done many ways, by baking, grilling or steaming it. In this post, I’m going to show you how to steam fresh artichokes, then turn the “meat” from the leaves and the heart of the artichoke into three delicious artichoke toast recipes!

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Blood Orange Baked Salmon & Carrots

Chipotle pepper, honey and blood oranges create a delicious glaze for this healthy and gluten free baked salmon recipe with rainbow carrots!

Blood Orange Baked Salmon Recipe

I love my friend Carla for many reasons, she’s loud, fun and loves food, just like me 😉

Oh and she comes with one major friendship bonus, she has a blood orange tree in her front yard!

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Herb Rubbed Pork Tenderloin in Red Wine Mushroom Sauce

Herb Rubbed Pork Tenderloin with Red Wine Mushroom Sauce Recipe

Looking for a new dish to make that’s both easy and elegant, then this pork tenderloin recipe is just what you ordered!

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Cheesy Mushroom Spinach Puff Pastry

This vegetarian spinach puff pastry recipe is filled with sautéed mushrooms, spinach, and cheddar cheese. Perfect as an appetizer or Meatless Monday dinner!

This vegetarian spinach puff pastry recipe is filled with sauteed mushrooms, spinach, and cheddar cheese. Perfect as an appetizer or meatless Monday dinner!

You would never know from the abundance of recipes on the blog containing mushrooms, that I’m a recently converted mushroom fan.

That’s right, mushrooms were not my favorite vegetable just a couple of years ago, but as I tried different varieties of mushrooms in a variety of dishes, I realized that I absolutely love them!

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Gluten Free Spring Vegetable Stuffing

Gluten Free Spring Vegetable Stuffing

I don’t know about you, but my favorite part of Thanksgiving dinner is the stuffing. Unfortunately it seems like Thanksgiving is the only day of the year I actually get to eat stuffing!

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The Ultimate Easter Dinner Menu

The Ultimate Easter Dinner Menu

In the Little Leopard Book house we LOVE holidays! A great time for friends, family, fun and of course, FOOD!

I wanted to share our Ultimate Easter Dinner Menu with everyone so that you too can have the Ultimate Little Leopard Book Easter experience in your home!

Main Course: Roasted Rosemary Balsamic Pork Tenderloin

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Side Dish: Cast Iron Skillet Rustic Potatoes

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Side Dish: Pecan Bacon and Blue Cheese Green Beans

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Side Dish: Rosemary Focaccia Bread

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Dessert: Strawberry Mini Pies

Mini Fresh Strawberry Pie

Dessert: Easter Bunny Shaped Oatmeal Almond Date Bars

Gluten Free 10 Minute Easter Breakfast Bars

Cheers to a happy and delicious Easter Sunday from Little Leopard Book!