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Denny’s Moons Over My Hammy

Denny’s is known as one of America’s Diners. Everyone goes there, and it’s a diner we all love, and not least for Denny’s imaginative naming of their food! I think that Moons Over My Hammy takes the gold, but how about The Super Bird, Lumberjack Slam, and Choconana Pancake Breakfast?

Three Things You May Not Know About Denny’s Slams

  • The Grand Slam pays tribute to Hank Aaron. The combo was introduced at an Atlanta Denny’s in 1977 to celebrate the city’s hero, Hank Aaron, who had crushed Babe Ruth’s 714-hit home-run record.
  • Denny’s served two million free Grand Slams in one day following Super Bowl XLIII. Denny’s aired an ad during the game, promising an irresistible free Grand Slam to absolutely every customer who came in to a Denny’s between 6 am and 2 pm.
  • At the now closed Manhattan Denny’s, you could order a $300 Grand Cru Slam, a special breakfast for two that included a bottle of Dom Pérignon.

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Make This Denny’s Favorite at Home

Did you know you can make your own copykat Denny’s Moons Over My Hammy at home? It’s a great sandwich to eat for breakfast, lunch, or dinner – it doesn’t matter which meal you choose. This sandwich combines sourdough bread, ham, scrambled eggs, and American and Swiss cheese. Does it get any better than this? I don’t think so!

Ingredients in the Denny’s Moons Over My Hammy

The Denny’s Moons Over My Hammy is like an extra-fancy grilled cheese sandwich. By adding ham, scrambled eggs, and a second cheese, you end up with a sandwich full of delights. Serve this up with homemade hash browns or some country fried potatoes, and you have a hearty meal.

Cheese Choices

I like to make this sandwich with American cheese that comes from the deli. American cheese has its place, and the deli variety is much better than the cellophane-wrapped kind we often associate with this cheese. So, go to the deli and buy exactly what you need. You may want to experiment with some honey ham or some Virginia baked ham to give this classic breakfast sandwich some extra love.

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Copykat Denny’s Moons Over My Hammy

Now there’s no need to wait in line at Denny’s on a Sunday morning. You can make this classic Denny’s recipe at home and relax with your family. This is a wonderful breakfast treat that the whole family will love.


  1. To make the sandwich, first scramble the eggs. In a small bowl combine the 2 eggs and the milk. Whisk them together until they are well blended. Heat a small non-stick skillet over low-medium heat. Add 2 teaspoons of butter to the skillet. Once the butter has melted, add the eggs and season with salt and pepper. Stir the eggs continually until they have become firm, then set aside. Wipe out the pan and place the ham slices in the pan. Cook the ham for 2 minutes, then flip it and cook on the other side for an additional 2 minutes. When the ham has heated through, set aside.
  2. Build sandwich by buttering one slice of bread and placing buttered side down in the skillet. Then add 2 slices of American cheese, then the eggs, then the ham, then Swiss cheese. Top with the remaining slice of sourdough bread and butter the top piece of bread. Cook on low to low-medium heat for 1 to 2 minutes on each side or until the bread is toasted brown. Cut sandwich in half when serving.

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Outback Steakhouse Walkabout Soup

If you have never tried the Outback Steakhouse Walkabout Soup, you are missing a wonderful bowl of soup. This is a creamy onion soup that is hearty and filling. It’s a perfect soup for a cold winter day when you want something really tasty and warming. Unfortunately, the Outback Steakhouse Walkabout Soup has gone on a walkabout from the Outback Steakhouse. If you’ve been disappointed when they removed it from their menu, you can recreate this soup while staying at home.

About the Walkabout

The walkabout belongs to the Australian Aborigines. It was a cultural rite of passage in which young Aborigines between the ages of ten and sixteen undertook a journey to help transform them into adults. This journey could last for up to six months, and the participant had to live and survive all alone in the Australian wilderness. Only those youngsters who had proven themselves mentally and physically ready were allowed to proceed with the walkabout, and the tribal elders decided who should go. You can read more about the walkabout by clicking here.

How to Cut the Salt

You may want to use low sodium products when making this recipe, as between the chicken bouillon and the Velveeta cheese this soup may become too salty for some. You can also use unsalted butter and low sodium chicken broth. I always like to undersalt slightly when cooking because I can always adjust the seasoning after the fact.

Just a Tip

I think you may want to make sure your sauce gets hot enough while you are in the roux stage. It needs the heat to get going. Sometimes if you are too timid on the heat, it won’t get thick enough. Anytime when making a roux and your ratio is right, but it isn’t coming together, just kick up the heat a bit. It will do the trick.

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Outback Steakhouse Walkabout Soup

This was one of my favorite soups from the Outback Steakhouse. The Walkabout Soup is not only easy to make, but has just a few simple ingredients. So, you won’t be running out to the store to make this soup. I like to use Walla onions, but if you can’t find them you could use 1015 onions or any other kind of sweet onion. I find that white onions also work well for this recipe. This recipe makes four small portions which are the perfect starters to a meal. It may become your “go to” soup, and every last drop will get enjoyed.


Cooking the Onions

In a 2-quart saucepan, place butter and sliced onions. Cook at low to medium heat, stirring frequently, until soft and clear but not brown. Add chicken broth from can, chicken bouillon cubes, salt and pepper, and stir until completely heated through.

White Sauce

In a 1-quart saucepan, melt butter and add flour. Cook on medium heat until the flour turns thick and comes away from the side of the saucepan. Pour milk into flour a little at a time and stir constantly; add salt. The mixture should thicken and become like thick pudding. Remember to stir constantly, taking care not to let the mixture lump. Remove from heat and set aside until ready to use for the soup.

Finishing the Soup

Add white sauce and Velveeta cheese. White sauce will be thick because it has been removed from the heat. Simmer on medium-low heat until the cheese is melted and all ingredients are blended, stirring constantly. Turn temperature to warm and let cook for additional 30-45 minutes. Serve with a garnish of shredded cheddar cheese and a couple of slices of warm, dark Russian bread.

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Cowboy Soup

Why not round up your family for this delicious Tex-Mex homemade soup. You can put together this hearty soup using what’s in your pantry. This recipe makes a very tasty Tex-Mex soup that will fill you up. It’s a wonderful soup for a cold winters day and it’s also perfect for your next game-day event.

About Cowboys

Cowboys played an important part in the settling of the western United States. They worked on cattle drives, repaired fences and took care of the horses. Originally many cattle drives started in Texas and ended at the railroad in Kansas. Cattle drives meant hard, hungry work. Cowboys would rise early in the morning and “guide” the herd to the next night’s stopping point. A herd of about 3,000 cattle usually meant around a dozen cowboys. Plus there was also a trail boss, a camp cook, and a wrangler whose job was to keep track of the extra horses.

Eat Just Like a Cowboy

In 1866, the first chuckwagons began moving from camp to camp in order to feed the cowboys. When you have to cook out of a chuckwagon, necessity is really the mother of invention. Many a meal for hungry cowhands has been thrown together from beef, beans and whatever else might have been at hand. A soup like this one must have been on the dinner menu for many a night around the campfire. City slickers will also want to slurp up every drop of this soup!

What are Ro-Tel Tomatoes?

Ro-Tel is a brand of canned diced tomatoes that includes green chilies. You can choose just the right degree of hotness and spiciness for your family’s taste buds. Whichever variety you opt for, Ro-Tel livens up otherwise ordinary dishes with the bold, festive flavors of the Southwest.

What are Ranch-Style Beans?

Ranch style beans include a perfect blend of spices to create a unique, bold flavor that’s synonymous with authentic Southwestern cooking. If you don’t know where to find them, you can order them from H‑E‑B. Apart from soup, they go well with any kind of Mexican food or why not try them the next time you grill some steaks.

Cowboy Soup

Enjoy flavorful cowboy soup when you make it at home. This easy soup recipe is hearty and filled with ground beef, tomatoes, and spices. For some added flavor, I love to add some cheese, Fritos, and a dash or two of Tabasco’s chipotle sauce. You can keep a bottle of hot sauce on the table so your family and friends can add just the right amount of heat to their bowl of soup. Some tasty cornbread will also go very well with this flavorful soup.

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