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August 26th, 2010

$1.6 Million Dollar Ham

$1.6 Million Dollar Ham

Believe it or not, somebody paid $1.6 Million dollars for a ham. That’s ‘Yankee dollars’, too! Not Canadian, not Australian. U.S. greenbacks. The $1.6 Million ham weighed a healthy 16 pounds, which works out to $100,000 a pound! All of this Tom Foolery took place in the Bluegrass State at the 47th Annual Kentucky Ham Breakfast charity auction in Louisville and was sponsored by the Kentucky Farm Bureau. Kentucky is now no longer only known for it’s horse racing and college basketball team, but for having the world’s most expensive ham!

May 1990:  Summer Squall runs in the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky. Mandatory Credit: Ken Levine  /Allsport

Who would buy a $1.6 Million ham you ask? Two local businessmen brought home the bacon. Bernard Trager, Chairman of the Republic Bank and Trust and Dr. Mark Lynn, who owns Dr. Bizer’s Vision World. They split the deal, each pledging $800,000. The money itself will be split up between the University of Louisville, the Visually Impaired Preschool Services and the Eastern Area Community Ministries.

I suppose it’s difficult to justify a $1.6 Million ham in these days of economic recession. As we see in the video below, the auctioning of breakfast foods is not unique to the State of Kentucky. Perhaps if some fine bourbons were added, then that might make the prize all the more worthwhile. Or at least some good horse racing tips!

Yet still, there is something to be said about the acquisition of a $1.6 Million ham. I think Aristotle said it best — “A ham is a ham. A non-ham is a non-ham. And a ham cannot be a non-ham.” Or was it Popeye who said “I am a ham I am.” Of course, perhaps the most valuable ham in history is William Shatner.

While we’re hamming it up about the $1.6 Million ham, I absolutely have to say this — “We can cure. Smoke it. Glaze it. We have the technology!”

The $1.6 Million ham was produced by Broadbent B&B Foods of Kuttawa, Kentucky. The pricey pork won the grand prize at the Kentucky State Fair. Personally, I was never one for ham with my breakfast. I prefer bacon. Frankly, I’m not a ‘ham person’. But, at least in this case, no matter how you feel about ham, or the price of this one in particular, at least the money is going to good causes.

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February 23rd, 2010

IHOP Free Pancake Day, Locations 2010

Today is free pancake day at IHOP ( International House Of Pancakes).
A free short stack ( 3 delicious and world famous buttermilk pancakes ) will be handed out beginning at 7:00 am and ending at 10:00 pm.

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January 5th, 2010

Pancake Recipes: Easy Homemade Pancakes

Pancakes! Good, old fashioned, homemade pancakes…I don’t think I’ve ever met a person that didn’t enjoy them in one form or the other. Over the years we have resorted to buying the pre-mix, super easy and quick types, including frozen.

I asked myself yesterday why I started doing that since homemade is so much better, and remembered I didn’t always have baking powder on hand due in large part to home baking everything on a daily basis.
That’s really no excuse though. I just made these again yesterday for my grandchildren and they were actually impressed…a major accomplishment if you know little kids!

This simple, basic recipe is adjustable ( leave out the extract if you want ) and you don’t have to have the eggs at room temp; I do mine this way because I believe it makes a fluffier pancake.
The joy of cooking pancakes! You get to do it your way and eat them when you want, be it breakfast dinner or simple snack.
Give this easy homemade pancake recipe a try…make them silver dollar or plate size, pour on some wam maple syrup and enjoy.
Did I just pay homage to the pancake?
Pancake Recipes: Easy Homemade Pancakes

December 25th, 2009

Breakfast Casserole Recipes: Potato Bacon Casserole

Need a delicious breakfast casserole? Or having brunch? This potato bacon casserole is an old family favorite and is easily adjustable to your own personal taste.
We enjoy the green olives in ours, other people like green peppers and yet others want no part of it but the bacon, cheese and potatoes!
This doesn’t require a bread crumb topping but we sometimes add them, or crushed chips for a different look and taste.
Give this a try. It’s quite easy and delicious!
PhotosBreakfast Casserole Recipes: Potato Bacon Casserole Recipe

November 23rd, 2009

Thanksgiving Dessert Recipe’s: Pecan Sticky Muffins

We should all have our Thanksgiving recipes in front of us by now, and our Thanksgiving menus in hand . We should, but most of us don’t, including me. Today I’m trying to find my Thanksgiving dessert recipes, well hidden deep inside any number of recipe boxes. Sure wish PC’s had been handy a generation ago!
Below is a recipe that not only serves as a dessert, but they’re great for breakfast/ brunch, too. It’s an easy and quick recipe and can be made a day or two ahead…just microwave on defrost to reheat.
Thanksgiving Dessert Recipe’s: Pecan Sticky Muffins

November 17th, 2009

Eggo Waffle Shortage: Atlanta Floods Blamed

Say it ain’t so! If you’re one of the many consumers that has noticed the lack of Eggo waffles in the freezer department of your grocery store, you’re not alone. The reason behind the shortage sounds a bit unbelievable, but Kellogg is standing behind their explanation.
Eggo Waffle Shortage: Atlanta Floods Blamed

October 12th, 2009

Waffle Quiche

Just when you think you know every quiche recipe invented, along comes another! My daughter made this over the weekend and it is quite delicious! Kid friendly and very little clean-up, too.
Give it a try, and be sure to personalize it with your favorite topping!
Waffle Quiche Recipe

October 8th, 2009

Overnight Cornflake Pie

I really enjoying cooking *make-ahead* meals; main reason being that the work is done, the clean-up is all but finished and we all know that so many foods taste better the next day! This can be made any night of the week, but we usually enjoy it on weekends when we have more time to spend at the breakfast table. While cornflakes and pie don’t necessarily belong in the same sentence, give this delicious recipe a try sometime!
Overnight Cornflake Pie Recipe

September 20th, 2009

Peanut Butter Bread

This is an ancient recipe that is not only kid friendly, it’s delicious and nutritious. Good at any time of the day, for any occasion. Give it a try !
Peanut Butter Bread recipe

September 18th, 2009

Quick Crustless Quiche

Ever have one of those days where everything goes wrong, breaks, or something keeps you from your daily tasks, but you still have to put food on the table? If you need a quick, easy and nutritional breakfast, lunch or dinner give this recipe a try! As a bonus, clean up is minimal and the recipe is kid friendly!
Quick Crustless Quiche Recipe