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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White Chocolate Pudding (with Strawberry Jam!)

White chocolate pudding is made with strawberry jam for a sweet treat that will show your valentine how much you love them. Grab a spoon!

White Chocolate Pudding Made with Strawberry Jam // savvyeat.com

Happy Valentine’s Day Week!

The last time my husband and I celebrated Valentine’s Day with the traditional fancy dinner out was 2006, just a few weeks after we started dating. I think we actually celebrated twice that year, once a few days in advance and once on the 14th.  But since then, dealing with the crowds and pricey fixed menus and everything else that comes with going out to eat on Valentine’s Day hasn’t felt worth it. So instead, we celebrate our dating anniversary, January 29, with a big night out, and stay in for a nice dinner at home come mid-February instead.

White Chocolate Pudding with Strawberry Jam // savvyeat.com

Since I’m the cook in our family, the menu for our Valentine’s Day dinner often comes down to me. Typically, I figure out the main dish (last year it was lasagna bolognese) weeks in advance, and choosing dessert takes considerably more time. This year, though, the process seems to have flipped: I had two stellar ideas for dessert by the end of January, and I didn’t decide on dinner until a few days ago.

The first dessert I came up with is a blood orange pound cake topped with candied orange slices. The second was a white chocolate pudding made with strawberry jam. The cake ended up winning out for this Saturday’s dessert, but only because Dan is more of a cake person than a pudding person (and I can’t decide which of these desserts I like better!).

White Chocolate Pudding with Strawberry Jam | savvyeat.com

But, the margins on that win were very, very narrow. Strawberry white chocolate pudding is fruity and creamy and perfect for showing your sweetheart how much you love them. And I know that homemade pudding may sound intimidating, but it really doesn’t need to be. If you go with a cornstarch-based pudding, there is no messing with tempering egg yolks required! Just melt the chocolate and strawberry jam with the milk, whisk in a cornstarch slurry, and pour it into bowls or ramekins to set. You’ll be done in ten or fifteen minutes, plus the setting time.

If you feel like mixing up the flavors even further, I’m sure this would be delicious with strawberry rhubarb jam as well!

This post originally appeared on Food Fanatic.