Here's a great idea for leftover ham! Stir it into a hearty sauce of cream of mushroom soup, sauteed onions and shredded Cheddar cheese. Add cooked spaghetti, some chopped pimento and parsley for snappy color, then serve piping hot.
Use cream sherry to enrich a tasty mix of tomatoes, garlic, basil, mint, olive oil and hot pepper flakes. After steeping for two hours, use some of the liquid to flavor hot pasta. Add Asiago and fontina cheese, then toss everything together.
This creamy chicken and corn chowder, made spicy with ground cumin, green chilies, and hot pepper sauce, will warm you right through. Shredded Monterey jack cheese and half and half make this soup rich and delicious.