Semi-Grilled Ham & Cheese Sandwich

Hormel Foods so graciously sent me samples of their All-Natural Baked Ham lunch meat and my first thought was to of course make a sandwich..Even better–a grilled cheese ham sandwich! It’s so simple, basic, and good! It’s semi-grilled because I wanted my cheese to be almost melted but not quite…the ham is a bit warm and the bread is toasted with a lite buttery crunch to it. I used Sargento colby-jack cheese because I love the way it melts to a creamy consistency. I hope you enjoy this as much as I did!

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Semi-Grilled Ham & Cheese Sandwich

Semi-Grilled Ham & Cheese Sandwich

Buttery toasted bread with melted cheese and baked ham make the perfect snack or lunch!

Ingredients

4 slices of whole wheat bread

4 tsp butter

8 slices of Sargento Colby-Jack sliced cheese

8 slices of Hormel baked sliced ham

Instructions

  1. Heat a frying pan to medium heat. Butter each slice of bread with one tsp of butter per slice. Place on frying pan and fold each slice of cheese in half. Place 2 of the halves of cheese on each slice of bread (there should be 2 slices of cheese per slice).
  2. Fold each ham slice in half and place on cheese. Let sit for about 1 minute then place one of the slices of bread with cheese on ham on the other (there should be 2 sandwiches). Flip to make sure the bread is not burning. Then press the sandwich with a spatula to ensure the ham and cheese are melting.
  3. Let sit for another 2 minutes just until the bread looks golden brown and toasted. The cheese will almost be melted. Remove from pan and slice in half. Enjoy this classic favorite!
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Caramel Apple Toffee Dip

Okay everyone, I am back! I apologize for the delays in the past few months..I moved and I have been busy with my [real job] so blogging and sharing recipes has been a bit difficult. BUT, I am back at it! 🙂

I am excited to post this delicious recipe I brought to my friend’s BBQ this summer (Sarah Mitchell), this recipe is especially for you). It is light and it is the easiest recipe to whip up in minutes. You can also serve it with fresh apples, pretzel, or Nilla wafers. I prefer sliced apples (green apples, because they are super tart) because the tarty-ness and sweet caramel and toffee make this the perfect combination. Just dip, scoop, and bite into perfection!

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Caramel Apple Toffee Dip

Caramel Apple Toffee Dip

This creamy and sweet dip is topped with tons of luscious caramel & crunchy bits of toffee!

Ingredients

8 ounces of cream cheese (I used reduced-fat)

8 ounces of cool whip

1/2 cup powdered sugar

16 ounces of Old Fashioned caramel dip

1 Cup Heath pieces/toffee bits

4 large Granny Smith apples; sliced thin

Nilla wafers (optional)

Instructions

  1. In a medium bowl, beat together the cream cheese, cool whip, and powdered sugar until fluffy. Spread mixture evenly onto a platter. Spread caramel sauce on top of cream cheese layer. Sprinkle the top generously with toffee bits. Serve with apple slices, and or Nilla Wafers. Enjoy!
http://kathrynskitchenblog.com/2015/12/caramel-apple-toffee-dip/

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