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Hobo Dinner in Foil Packet Recipe

You can do this with any leftovers! What a great second dinner.
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I love reinventing leftovers! This can be done with pork, ham slices and any kind of smoked sausage.
The kielbasa enhances the cabbage flavors.These are especially great to bring to a picnic outing. Everything is in the foil to heat up on the grill!

All you have to do is add wedges of cabbage, carrots and I like to fan my potatoes. I give many other suggestions below. You can chose your own combinations. I come up with whatever my leftovers are and pair them up with things I have on hand. Also kids find these lots of fun to get a surprise package!


Oil spray a large piece of aluminum foil.
Place the cabbage wedge on first.
A few carrots on the cabbage.
Add the leftover meat of choice , then place the potato on the foil.
Melt some butter. Pour evenly over the tops of everything.
Sprinkle with granulated garlic, Italian herb seasoning and salt, pepper to taste. If you have fresh herbs, basil, parsley or rosemary you can add that as well.
Fold up tightly.

Bake at 350 degrees until the cabbage is fork tender around 25 minutes.

Tip: when adding the vegetables if they weren't leftover, microwave them for just a few minutes to speed up the process. 

Other suggestions to add in combination: Leftover ham, steak, chicken, pork chops, cob corn cut in quarters, green beans, onions cut in half, broccoli, cauliflower, green pepper slices, zucchini, eggplant slices, whole plum tomatoes, cubed pineapple, whole mushrooms.

Pepperoni Provolone Bites Appetizer

A great little biscuit appetizer that pairs well with wine!
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Ciao, Claudia

  I must warn you these are easy and so darn addicting! Make a double batch!

I love  these little bites made with peppers, pepperoni or hot capicola ham and of course loads of cheese!  Here is an easy appetizer that you can throw everything together in minutes for a tasty appetizer the gang will love! Great for any gathering and with any party you can make these ahead of time and freeze them! 
These are like having a mini bread calzone or meat pie all in one tasty little bite!

Pepperoni Provolone Bites Appetizer

1 cup provolone shredded (use any kind of shredded cheese you like that has a strong flavor)
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
2 1/2 cups flour
1 cup milk
1/2 cup butter cold cut into tiny pieces
1 tablespoon baking powder
1 tablespoon sugar
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon granulated garlic or use fresh minced chopped garlic
1 teaspoon each Italian herbs fresh basil, parsley and dried oregano 
1/4 cup grated cheese

1/2 cup chopped meats of choice (pictured are pepperoni however see below for suggestions)
Note: you can add any chopped vegetables you want around 1/4 cup.

Optional: add chopped pepperoni, capicola ham or cooked sausage, crumbled bacon or prosciutto  ( around 1/2 cup.) Suggested vegetables 1/4 cup, chopped tomatoes, peppers, olives or mushrooms, shredded zucchini or eggplant. You can use sharp cheddar, mix blends of cheese or anything else you like.

Mix all the dry ingredients together. Cut in the butter and the grated plus shredded cheese with this dry mixture. Gently stir in the milk. Roll out. Place in mini muffin tins or drop by tablespoons. Sprinkle tops with more shredded cheese or grated cheese.    Bake in preheated oven 375 degrees  for 25 minutes.
Great with a side of marinara to dip them in!