I got this recipe from a fun cookbook that was put together back in 1999 by the nurses in the Labor and Delivery Unit at Maricopa Medical Center. It’s called Cravings Beyond Pickles and Ice Cream. These great gals filled the cookbook with all of their family favorite dishes and then used the proceeds from the cookbook to buy bottled water for their unit. But they only printed 300 copies or I would have begged for one!
I got to borrow it though, and have used tons of their recipes.
So this sandwich was created by Charlotte Lopez and it’s called the Dijon Ham and Swiss Meal. Super easy to make, or make ahead and freeze! You can probably use the ready-made bread or pizza dough available in most stores like Sprouts, Whole Foods or AJ’s.
Also, if you’re not a fan of ham, you can use turkey or any other fixings for the filling! Let me know how you like it!
For anyone who’s afraid to make a pie, meet Scottsdale resident Kelly Sallaway. She baked her pie last week in her 1967 Sunray electric range with no features except an on and off dial. But as Kelly likes to say, “it’s not the wand, it’s the wizard,” and she won First Place and Grand Prize for her double crusted peach pie. Her entry, with a secret “spirited” ingredient in the crust, beat out dozens of cream, nut, and fruit pies in the Pie It Forward contest sponsored by Palo Verde Outreach benefiting veterans via Fischer House and Honor Flight. An Arizona native, Kelly’s baking inspiration comes in part from her grandfather, who settled in Arizona in the 1930’s as a pastry chef, and who cooked for movie stars and presidents in the Hollywood Dude Ranch heyday at the San Marcos in Chandler. Kelly has graciously given up her prize-winning recipe so that we can pie it forward ourselves! It is absolutely peachy and here it is, her own words!
Forgive me, I’ve been holding out on you. I never meant to. How could I not have shared my momma’s recipe for homemade Cheese Ravioli with you sooner?