Tuesday, June 14, 2011

SPAM Mac 'N Cheese Pizza Link and How Did SPAM Get It's Name?

June is SPAM month!  On Friday's I post a recipes using SPAM

How did SPAM get it's name?

Like most people, I thought the name SPAM was a combination of spice and ham.  The truth is the name SPAM means just SPAM.  Jay Hormel held a contest to help find a name for this tender, sweet and savory meat in a can.  The name SPAM was selected and the winner, Kenneth Daigneau received a $100 Prize, which was a lot of money back in 1937.

From the first can to the seven billionth, SPAM® products have remained a versatile, high-quality and great-tasting meal-time favorite. They have also changed to meet the needs of an ever-changing marketplace. The SPAM® Family of Products appeals to the varied tastes and lifestyles of people around the world.

You can find SPAM recipes for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, plus appetizers and snacks on their website: www.spam.com

SPAM sponsors recipe contests at state and county fairs.  Last year at the Iowa State Fair, the winner of the SPAM contest shared her winning recipe with me.  SPAM Mac 'N Cheese Pizza is comfort food on steroids.


Enter my GIVEAWAY for you chance to win a box of SPAM goodies!

On Friday, I will post my recipe for
Easy SPAM Breakfast Burritos!

Visit my friends blogs!

You will love Bo and his blog,  Bo's Bowl.  Not only does he host great giveaways,  his recipes are incredible!  One visit to his blog and you will see why I faithfully follow it.

Also visit my friend Pam's blog, Pam's Midwest Kitchen Korner,  for more great recipes!  Once you read her blog, she will be your friend too!


  1. Wow! Spam has been around a long time! I remember after being in Hawaii how it's truly high on their food list.

  2. My favorite sandwich as a child was Spam on white bread with mayonnaise and sweet pickle relish. Haven't had Spam in decades!


  3. I have not had spam for many, many years, perhaps I should have a look around I wonder if I can buy it in France!! Diane

  4. When I lived in Hawaii is where I learned to love SPAM all over again. Fried SPAM and popovers for Sunday brunch, and I posted about my SPAM fried rice. I do like that they now have a lower sodium and less fat version!

  5. Spam has been around for a long time. Spam is popular in Hawaii. :-)

  6. Never tried SPAM before, have not seen it here before, I'll keep a lookout for this! Thanks!

  7. What an intersting post; Live and learn.

  8. What a delightful treat, especially brings out the kid in all of us!!My children loved Spam growing up:)

  9. Dear Linda, I have never tried Spam, but I think I should since there seem to be so many recipes to use it in. Very interesting post.
    I am following your blog and think you have a nice blog. I hope that you would visit my blog too and follow it if you like it. Thank you. Blessings, Catherine

  10. The spam mac and cheese pizza is very creative...I can see why that recipe won.