Thursday, September 27, 2012

Ham and Cheese Twists

These beauties are perfect for parties, laid-back weekends, or an after-school snack.

I dreamt about these one night.  Really.  It was so lucid that I woke up thinking I had actually made them. Two days and three ingredients later, they were just as good.  We had to pick up just one ingredient for these tasty bites, and they were quick, simple, and delicious.

Ham & Cheese Swirls (or Twists, I can't decide)

  • 1 package canned breadsticks 
  • 12 slices ham deli meat
  • 3 mozzarella cheese sticks  
1. Cut the cheese sticks into fourths, roll with ham.
2.  Stretch the breadstick pieces into a long, thin piece and wrap around ham, securing the ends.
3.  Bake at 350 for 7-10 minutes
*While baking, I brushed  a little butter on the top of each twist for added flavor and that golden look.

Experiment with different combinations of lunch meat and cheese.  I might try ham and swiss or turkey and american.  

Wednesday, September 12, 2012


This is not a craft post.  This is not surprising, because on this here "craft blog"  there have not been too many of those lately.  What gives?  Mostly my inability to photograph projects and recipes though photography is one thing I've really been working on.  Mostly I've just been doing my best to love every free second with my little boys and trying to keep my house from appearing on "Hoarders."

I did have a little time to do something for myself last month and wanted to share it here with you.  I met my all-time favorite singer/songwriter!!!  My husband and I took a little trip sans kids to Nashville to see Lori Mckenna play.  As a bonus, we stayed with a couple close friends.   It turned out to be a beautiful night, and I enjoyed every minute of the concert.  Afterward, I got a minute to meet Lori and stammer out a few words of admiration and snap a picture. Did I mention she gave me a hug?  Maybe it was because she felt bad that I had traveled all the way from South Dakota.  Or that I appeared unable to form sentence.  Or maybe she is just that sweet.   I fell in love with her music in 2005 when I heard one of her songs on college radio in Massachusetts, and have been obsessed with her music since.  You can check her site through my link above, and even score a free tune from there.  

This is not the most flattering picture of her, but you get the idea...Lori Mckenna mid-song

 I've been a fan for like, um, ever, and you are amazing and humble and err..I'm from South Dakota (why did I need to say that?) and I loved the concert...Oh did I mention I called myself "Lori Mckenna Superfan"???

 We hugged it out.  

 This cheese-tastic expression on my face pretty much sums up the entire experience. 

There you have it.  Now I'll go craft.