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Easter Ham

Looking for a delicious ham recipe for Easter? Come visit me over at  Women Living Well where I share a secret ingredient that takes the “salty taste” away from the ham and makes it juicy and sweet! If it isn’t a Honeybaked Ham…it is this recipe through and through. Enjoy Ladies!
Feasting in Fellowship Featured Recipes!

I love looking through all of your amazing recipes. I can’t thank you enough for taking time to share them! You are SO talented, creative…and COMFY! I made a recipe this week from the link up and my, oh my, was it GOOD!

Cauliflower Cheese submitted by 21st Century Housewife – Thank you April! 
Non- Cheeseburger Pie submitted by The Inspired Housewife– Thank you Dianne- make sure to thank your sister-in-law too! A GREAT dish for brunch! YUM!

Caramel Corn submitted by Set Your Heart To Seek God– Thank you for this quick, easy, and yummy treat Robin! My family will love this one.

So are you wondering what one of these I made this week?!!!

Cauliflower Cheese submitted by 21st Century Housewife!!!

Last Sunday I was at a loss for what to make for dinner. I grocery shop on Monday and was left with an array of different ingredients in my refrigerator. I had most of the ingredients for April’s recipe so I went for it! I supplemented some of them as seen below.
Ladies, DO NOT be afraid to supplement ingredients!
(BTW- My husband who doesn’t typically eat left overs had this for lunch the next day…he LOVED it!)

April…Girl, I know you said this is NOT a one pot dinner…look at what I did to your beautiful recipe! I just threw it all in there! LOL! Basketball was starting and I had to hurry! 

I steamed the cauliflower with just a little water on the stove on high-10 mins.

Threw in a little garlic and sauteed.

All I had were bow tie noodles…it did the trick

Started with a basic white sauce

Threw in the steamed cauliflower with the rest of the veggies

Added the cheese to the white sauce…this was delcious

Put it all together in a 9×13, topped it with cheese and placed it under the broiler

Whala! This did not take more than 35 mins to make and was DELICIOUS!!! 

This is April’s recipe word for word…
Cauliflower Cheese Pasta
1 pound of macaroni or pasta shapes 
½ to ¾ cup chopped bacon or pancetta
One medium cauliflower, washed and broken into florets
1 leek, washed and thinly sliced (or substitute one onion, finely chopped)
1 bunch asparagus (or substitute 1 cup frozen peas if asparagus is unavailable)
1 red pepper, finely chopped
2 tablespoons butter
2 tablespoons all purpose (plain) flour
approximately 2 cups of milk
1 generous teaspoon of Dijon mustard
2 good handfuls of cheddar cheese plus more for sprinkling
Salt and pepper to taste
Steam the cauliflower, leek (*for onion see note below), asparagus and red pepper in a steamer until cooked. You will probably need to put the cauliflower in first for about ten minutes and then add the rest of the vegetables as they do not take nearly as long to cook.  Once they are cooked – firm and not soggy – set them aside.
Cook the pasta according to package directions.
Fry the bacon or pancetta in a small pan until crisp. Set aside and keep warm. 
(*If you are using onion, do not steam it, rather add it to the melted butter in the step below and gently sauté in the saucepan for two to three minutes before adding the flour.)
Meanwhile, melt the butter in a small saucepan. Add the flour and stir together thoroughly.  Cook for a couple of minutes, stirring constantly.  Gradually pour in the milk, continuing to stir, to make a thick sauce.  You will need to stir this constantly until it thickens. Stir in the mustard, then add the cheese and let it melt.  Now gradually add a bit more milk until you get a nice consistency that is not too thick or too thin, just enough to coat the vegetables and pasta. Add the salt and pepper to taste.
When the pasta is done, drain it and set aside. 
When everything is ready, mix the cooked pasta and cooked vegetables together in a large casserole.  Pour the cheese sauce over and toss until everything is coated.  Sprinkle a bit more cheese over top and place under the grill.  Let it brown up a little and serve it sprinkled with the crispy bacon or pancetta if using. Taste and sigh.
As I said, it isn’t all that quick and maybe it’s less than easy, but oh my, is it worth it for this bowl of comforting yumminess! You can also make this ahead of time, store it in the fridge and reheat it when you need it. Just fry up the bacon or pancetta at the last minute if you are going to do that. 

Thank you All SO much again for sharing your recipes every week on Feasting in Fellowship. Thank you April for making my family happy this Sunday!

Love to you, Janelle

It’s Feasting in Fellowship Friday!!!!!!
Whatcha got cookin?

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~Love, Janelle 



  1. Becky @ From Ministry to Motherhood says:

    Thanks Janelle! As always I look forward to a wonderful assortment of recipes.

  2. Looks delicious! Thanks for the recipe and good pictures!

  3. April @ The 21st Century Housewife says:

    Thank you so much for featuring my recipe, Janelle! I'm really glad that you and your family enjoyed the Cauliflower Cheese, and I love how you used what you had on hand to make the dish your own. That is the best way to cook! Asparagus is a favourite in our house and it is just starting to appear at our farmer's markets so I will be sure to try adding it next time I make this recipe, and the bow tie pasta looks so pretty. It's wonderful how you made the recipe work for you – that is what I always hope my readers will do -you've made my week! Thank you again and have a lovely weekend! xx

  4. What an amazing Line Up this week!!! I linked up my Peanut Butter Blondies 🙂

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