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Cheesy Ham and Scalloped Potatoes

I know, it’s cliche to start a food blog. I’m sorry.

With that said, this one is a little different. I’m the kind of person who spends a lot of free time scrolling through Pinterest. Maybe you can sympathize. It seems like a common occurrence, though, that people pin things (recipes specifically) and then never make them, or do the project, or whatever. I, on the other hand, do probably 90% of my cooking based on Pinterest recipes that I have found. I’m addicted. I love to try new recipes, and Pinterest feeds this addiction.

The problem with Pinterest cooking, though, is you never really know how a recipe will turn out. After all, anyone can post recipes or anything else on the web. No publishers or chefs to verify and taste test, “Yes, this recipe belongs in the book.”

That’s where I come in.

Yes, I am making recipes I have found on Pinterest and then posting them here with my review for all the world to see.

My first recipe, I’m pleased to say, was a real winner.

The original recipe is for Cheesy Scalloped Potatoes with Ham over at lovegrowswild.

Here’s the image that sold me on trying it. Mmm, looks good, right?

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Photo belongs to lovegrowswild.com

Here’s the image that sold me on trying it. Mmm, looks good, right?

I’m not going to put the recipe here in this post because that feels like plagiarism and, to be clear, this is not my original recipe. I promise that if you click on the link above the photo, you will be swiftly taken to this delicious recipe.

One thing I did differently than the original recipe is I swapped half of the 3 cups of milk out for almond milk because I’m pretty lactose sensitive and I worried that 3 cups of regular milk would make me quite sick. I kept half the regular milk, though, because I didn’t want to possibly lose the creaminess of the sauce. I will say, though, that the almond milk did not affect flavor and if you’re more lactose sensitive than I am, go for subbing all almond milk. If dairy doesn’t bother you, by all means, do 3 cups of regular milk.

Ratings

Flavor: Five Stars – Cheesy and delicious

Skill Level: Low/Moderate – Can you slice potatoes? Can you sautee onions and melt cheese into milk? Yes? Then you can make this recipe.

Time: Medium/Low – This takes more time than your traditional Ham and Scalloped Potatoes, mix milk with cream of mushroom soup, recipe. That said, it’s totally worth the extra few minutes to make the sauce. If you’re a real novice, you should know that this recipe requires about an hour baking in the oven, plus maybe a half hour of prep work.

Overall: Five Stars – This recipe will definitely be back on my table again.

Cheesy Ham and Scalloped Potatoes

Here’s how mine turned out. Forgive the crappy lighting, it’s dark by dinnertime here, now. As you can see, I served mine with a big side salad. Yum!

I hope hearing that this recipe was good inspires you to give it a try.