Springtime Egg and Ham Hash

Springtime Egg and Ham Hash

This post was sponsored by Circulon® in celebration of their new Innvotum line at Target. Thanks for supporting the brands that make Savvy Eats possible.

I’m so happy to announce that as of March 17, Dan and I are parents to an adorable baby girl! She has my mile-long eyelashes, Dan’s crooked pinkies and her own amazing giant grin. I tried to savor every minute of my 7 week maternity leave, and I’m glad I did – she changed so much in such a short time! Right now, her favorites are staring out the windows at the trees in the back yard, her daddy’s silly voices and trying to join in on conversations with coos. She’s fascinated by her elephant mobile and lights, too.

April 27 Smile

I try to read to her at least a little bit every day. I know she’s probably not processing any sort of plot or story line at this point, so sometimes that means I’m reading things like On the Night You Were Born, and other times it means she gets to hear my thoughts on the latest Bon Appetit or portions of whatever book I’m reading.

She does seem to enjoy her Dr. Seuss books, though. Again, she’s probably not picking up on the words themselves yet, but the high-contrast primary color saturated images sure do capture her attention! There’s been a lot of Oh the Things You Can Think! and One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish reading going on around here. 

So when Circulon® asked me to come up with a recipe for Mother’s Day using their new Innovatum cookware line, I decided to draw some inspiration from Green Eggs and Ham. This springtime egg and ham hash is filled with asparagus, leeks and garlic scape pesto to give the dish its green color and a whole lot of flavor. 

Circulon®’s Innovatum line employs the TOTAL® Nonstick System, which helps your food cook more efficiently. It is dishwasher-safe, and comes in three materials: hard anodized aluminum, porcelain enamel and stainless steel. For this dish, I used the stainless steel 12” deep skillet, a hard anodized skillet and the porcelain enamel Dutch oven. Each piece worked wonderfully, and I didn’t have to worry about the hash cooking into the pan at all. Plus, the exteriors are beautiful!

Springtime Egg and Ham Hash // savvyeat.com

To see the springtime egg and ham hash recipe that was inspired by Dr. Seuss’s Green Eggs and Ham, visit the Circulon® website. This dish would be fabulous for a Mother’s Day brunch!

Good news: If you want to try Circulon®’s new Innovatum line, I have a giveaway for you! One winner will receive their choice of Circulon® Innovatum Cookware collection as well as a $50 Target gift card. Enter below!

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This post was sponsored by Circulon®. Thanks for supporting the brands that make Savvy Eats possible.

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Chocolate Cherry Brownies

These chocolate cherry brownies are fudgy and perfect for chocolate lovers. A little cherry jam helps deepen the chocolate flavor.

Chocolate Cherry Brownies | savvyeat.com

The lovely Nicole of The Marvelous Misadventures of a Foodie is expecting her first baby in just a few weeks! When we found out we were all due within a few weeks of each other, Nicole, Jenn and I formed our own little pregnancy support group. We’ve shared our cravings, debated the merits of finding out if we’re having boys or girls (or of not finding out in advance!) and shared our nursery and birth plans. Since we’re still working on building up our social network in Minnesota, it is so nice to have some virtual friends with whom to chat all things pregnancy!

That’s why I’m so excited about today’s post: we’re celebrating Nicole and her growing family with a little virtual baby shower!  The menu is all about pizza, brownies and booze, some of her favorite foods and drinks (though she’ll have to wait a few weeks to partake of the cocktails!).

Since my usually strong sweet tooth has only been strengthened by pregnancy, I chose to go the brownies route. Because chocolate.

Chocolate Cherry Brownies // savvyeat.com

These chocolate cherry brownies are based off my super fudgy brownie recipe…and they have taken over as the new favorite. I had 3/4 of a jar of cherry jam open in my fridge already, so I decided to mix some into the brownie batter. It doesn’t make the brownies overwhelmingly fruity, but just adds a subtle depth of flavor. If you’re a fan of gooey, extra chocolate-y brownies, make these ASAP!

Chocolate Cherry Brownies

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 55 minutes

These chocolate cherry brownies are fudgy and perfect for chocolate lovers. A little cherry jam helps deepen the chocolate flavor.


  • 4 ounces semisweet chocolate, chopped
  • 5 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons cherry jam
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2/3 cup chocolate chips


  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F and grease a 9" x 9" baking pan.
  2. Melt the chocolate with the butter and oil in a small saucepan. Stir until smooth.
  3. Pour the chocolate into a mixing bowl and whisk in the granulated sugar, brown sugar and jam.
  4. Add the flour, eggs, vanilla and salt, stirring until there are no dry spots left.
  5. Stir in the chocolate chips, then pour the batter into the prepared pan.
  6. Bake at 350°F for 40-45 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the brownies comes out clean. Allow to cool for 10-15 minutes before serving.

Check out the other things we’re making for the baby shower. Congrats again to Nicole. We’re so excited for you!
Boozy Red Velvet Hot Chocolate from Ari’s Menu

Boozy Iced Coffee from The Wanderlust Kitchen

Coconut Oil Brownies from Handle the Heat

Raspberry Lemonade Champagne Punch from Eat. Drink. Love.

Four Cheese Pizza with Sausage and Peppers from The Little Ferraro Kitchen

Crab Rangoon Pizza from Mollie’s Sprinkles of Life

Grapefruit Chia Seed Cocktail from Peace Love and Oats

White Pizza with Bacon, Basil & Tomatoes from Eating Bender