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Cheesy Shrimp Ciabatta

For out last get together I made this delicious Cheesy Shrimp Ciabatta. This is an appetizer that shrimp fans will love. In our family this is one of our most favorite recipes. It's so delicious!

You can go with a baguette instead if you would like bite sized portions, but it is hard to beat a fresh loaf of ciabatta bread. The baguette slices will get much crunchier so if you prefer that mouth feel, you can go with a baguette. A fresh French bread would also work great. Enjoy!

Baked Ham with Pineapple Raisin Sauce

I spotted this intriguing recipe for a spicy Pineapple Raisin Sauce over at and had to try it out with a baked ham. A little bit sweet from the brown sugar and pineapple and a little bit tangy from the honey Dijon Mustard. Use fresh pineapple for the best flavor, but canned will do in a pinch. Enjoy!

Ham with Pineapple Raisin Sauce
Makes many servings

  • 1 cup dark brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup honey Dijon mustard
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 2 (20 ounce) cans pineapple chunks, drained (You can also use crushed)
  • 1 medium red onion, diced medium
  • 2 cups dark raisins
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch
  • 1 tablespoon water

1. In medium saucepan, mix together brown sugar, mustard, ginger & cloves so that mustard moistens sugar.

2. To sugar mixture, add drained pineapple chunks, diced onion & raisins.

3. Over medium-high heat, bring just to a boil, then reduce heat to medium-low & simmer about 10-15 minutes, until slightly thickened.

4. Mix cornstarch with water, then, stirring this mixture into the raisin sauce, continue to simmer about 8-10 minutes.

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