Ham Balls

Mix well and shape into balls:
3 pounds ham loaf mix (get at Mac’s Meat Market)
2 Large Shredded Wheat Biscuits
1 egg
1-1/2 cups of milk
Place ham balls, shaped like meatballs, in a casserole dish or pan.

Mix the following together and bring to a boil:
1/2 cup water
1 1/2 cups brown sugar
1 tsp. mustard
1/4 cup vinegar

Pour over the ham balls. Bake at 350 for 1 hour. Turn ham balls after 30 minutes.


Mac and Cheese:

1/2 lb. of Cooper CV Yellow
1/4 lb. of Italian Blend Cheese
1/4 cup of Milk
2 Tbsp of Butter/Margarine

To give it a little zing, add a splash or two of Tabasco or your favorite hot sauce!

Place in glass measuring dish and cook in microwave until melted. (Approx 8 min)

Place over approx 3/4 box of your favorite boiled and drained pasta!


Rubbed and Grilled Tenderloin!

We stepped outside of our usual routine for our Christmas meal and decided to give one of these a shot.  WOW! We are so glad we gave it a try, and we’re happy to pass the recipe and advice on to you.


A Whole (5-7#) Trimmed Beef Tenderloin (Fillet) – Rolled and Tied for Roasting.

In a bowl combine:

6 Tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil

3 Tbsp of Minced Garlic DSC_0687

2 Tsp Ground Rosemary

1 Tbsp Dried Thyme Leaves

2 Tbsp Coarse Black Pepper (Ground)

1 Tbsp Salt

Combine all spices with oil and stir into a rub.


Apply liberally all over the prepared tenderloin and let rest for 30-45 min at room temperature.



Heat grill on high (~500) and take an old rag or towel and olive oil and rub down the grill grates.

Place the Fillet on the grill at this temperature for 5 minutes, then flip to the other side for 5 minutes.  Afterward, back temperature off to low/medium (~300) and let cook for 45 minutes.



Remove, let set for 5 minutes to set up, slice and serve!



This was one of the best Christmas meals we have ever enjoyed, and it’s a great way to change up the typical holiday meal.