Sunday, May 8, 2011

Guest Blogger Katrina from In Katrina's Kitchen

Happy Mother's Day
Peanut Butter Truffle Brownies

I love Katrina's blog, In Katrina's Kitchen and although I do think she is trying to kill me (although death by incredible photos of delicious food is a pretty good way to go.)   I have been privileged to get to know Katrina. 

Cookie Monster Cookies
 It might surprise you to know that Katrina has only been blogging since late January 2011 and she started on a high note, Chocolate Chip Oreo Cookie Sandwich.  Since then this delicious blog has been a chocolate drizzled, gooey marshmallow filled delightful treat.Katrina rocks and she makes homemade Girl Scout Thin Mint Cookies…  yummy!

Homemade Girl Scout Cookies

I’m pleased and honored to be a guest blogger here at Calamity Kate’s Kitchen. I think Kate is just a sweetheart. She always has an encouraging word for me and I know I’m in for a treat whenever I hear from her.
I bring to you a childhood classic in its grown-up form: Hot Ham and Cheese. Do you remember having this sandwich as a child? I make ham and cheese sandwiches all of the time for my children. It is perhaps the quickest and easiest go-to dinner or lunch in my house. I think ham and cheese is so loved by kids because the flavors are usually pretty mild. And who ever refuses melted cheese on warm bread anyway? Throw in a little lean protein and you’re good to go.

This is of course a very basic recipe and can be adjusted to fit your tastes. I used smoked ham, provolone cheese, and green onions. I had intended to throw in some roasted red peppers but I couldn’t get the jar open. Fail. You’ll have to use your imagination. Oh well it was still yummy!

Hot Ham and Cheese All Grown Up
Printable Recipe Here

1 (13.8 oz) can Pillsbury refrigerated pizza crust
4 oz deli ham, thinly sliced
4 oz provolone cheese, thinly sliced
3 green onions, chopped
¼ cup roasted red bell peppers, drained and chopped (optional)

Preheat oven to 375⁰F.
Roll out dough into a rectangle (approx. 9x13 inches) on a lightly greased baking sheet.
Arrange ham and cheese all over the dough. Sprinkle with green onions and red peppers.
Fold the short sides of the rectangle over slightly before folding the whole sandwich lengthwise twice.
Bake seam-side down for 20 – 25 minutes or until golden brown. Serves 4.


  1. I found my way over from Katrina's site.. these look absolutely fabulous.. I wish I had one right now actually!

  2. Katrina directed me over here and I just wanted to say you have a lovely site! Great guest post with Katrina, can't go wrong with her stuff. Thanks for hosting!

  3. Hi, Kate, Visiting from Katrina's blog - I'm glad she directed me here - will definitely be back to check out your lovely blog.

    Tasty recipe from Katrina. Who knew pizza crust could be so delicious.

  4. Jus stopped by form Katrina's blog, what a lovely blog you have! :) I love the cookie monsters too, they are adorable :)

  5. Hi Kate! I came here from Katrina's site. You have a great guest post and I'm happy to get to know you too!

  6. I'm a big fan of Katrina's too. Love this recipe - what a great use for pizza dough.

  7. Oh these all look so delicious!!! The Peanut Butter Truffle Cake looks divine! The Hot Ham and Cheese looks safer, but so good also. I think I even have all of the ingredients. :)

  8. Headed over from Katrina's blog and I think you have an awesome blog here... :) Will be back for more!

    Great recipe, Katrina... Looks and sounds so yummy! :)

  9. I stopped by from Katrina' blog. Katrina's hot ham and cheese sandwich looks wonderful, and would be good for a party, too. I'm bookmarking this one.

    Kate, Thanks for the great guest Blogger!

  10. Great to see your lovely site via Katrina. Super guest post and it has come just in time.
    Mothers' Day here in France is at the end of the month, so I need to show the kids this lovely recipe for a happy day..

  11. Great to see your lovely site via Katrina. Super guest post and it has come just in time.
    Mothers' Day here in France is at the end of the month, so I need to show the kids this lovely recipe for a happy day..

  12. Great post, Katrina and Kate! Katrina, your ham sandwiches look so delicious and Kate, I love your blog! Thanks for sharing.


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