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December 21st, 2009

How To Cook A Ham

If you’re wondering how to cook a ham, I’ll tell you up front the easiest way is to buy the pre-cooked ham and follow directions. However, if you’ve already bought your ham and it’s not cooked, or only partially cooked, there are a few things you need to know.

If your ham is frozen, start by thawing it out at least two days before Christmas. Keep the ham in it’s original wrapper, but place on platter/plate or in a container in case contents leak. No one needs ham juice running down the refrigerator shelves!

You need a meat thermometer. They are inexpensive and indispensable!. Never let the thermometer touch the bone of any meat you’re cooking since it will give a false reading.
The USDA recommends a an internal temperature of 160*F before it’s done.

You need to bake your uncooked ham for for 20 to 30 minutes per pound at 375 degrees F.
The simplest way is to place your ham lean side down in a tin foil lined pan. This enables the juices to flow downward for a moister ham.

If you choose to glaze your ham, remove it from the oven a half hour before it’s done and turn it over….glaze and return to oven…lean side up this time.

If you are making a precooked whole ham, try scoring the top in a diamond shaped pattern and inserting cloves in the cuts. You need only cut 1/2″ deep if you do this. You can add whole pineapple slices and a maraschino cherry and pin with toothpicks for a festive look.

Glazing a ham is simple…there’s a ton of recipe’s for ham glaze but sometimes the easiest is the best. Remember to add glaze the last half hour of cooking.

Mix 3/4 cup of brown sugar and 3/4 cup of honey together for a sweet and mild glaze. Or use this one for a bit more flavor.

3/4 cup maple syrup ( not imitation syrup )
1 -1/2 Tbs cider vinegar
2 tsp. Dijon mustard…or similar mustard. Mix together and baste.
Be sure to baste your ham 2-3 times during that last half hour!
You can do an internet search for ham glaze and probably find a 1000 more recipes!

Remember if using a raw ham, you need to take the same precautions and clean up the way you do after handling raw chicken!

Ham is actually rather simple to cook and beautiful to serve so try not to stress too much! It takes a lot of effort to mess one up!

May 25th, 2009

Easy Ham and Pasta Skillet

Are you a busy family with younger children in the house? If you are then you appreciate dinner recipes that are quick but delicious. This recipe is a meal that comes together quickly and smells really good when it’s cooking. It’s also a great leftover!

Ham and Pasta Skillet

Easy Ham and Pasta Skillet

If your family prefers chicken, use it as a substitute for the ham. I guarantee your family will eat all of this and want it again and again. Serve it with a side veggie like peas or green beans and don’t forget a fluffy roll!

Recipe for Easy Ham and Pasta Skillet

April 26th, 2009

Ham and Pineapple Wraps

We got this recipe off of the internet a few months ago and have made these several times now. We’ve experimented a bit and think we now have the perfect recipe!

Ham and Pineapple Wrap

Ham and Pineapple Wraps

We have used spinach flavored wraps for these as well as the plain. We also have tried it with cabbage instead of lettuce and like that a lot with the pineapple. Either way, we know you will love it!

Recipe for Ham and Pineapple Wraps

April 11th, 2009

Ham Glaze Recipe: Easy Brown Sugar Ham Glaze

Remember that a delicious glaze or sauce for your Ham will turn it from basic to fantastic! This Brown Sugar Ham Glaze is simple, very tasty, and a classic.

Easy Brown Sugar Ham Glaze

Easy Brown Sugar Ham Glaze

Using this glaze will make your meal special and will be enjoyed by a wide variety of tastes around your dinner table. You can certainly top your ham with pineapple rings and cherries for a really beautiful main dish.

Recipe for Easy Brown Sugar Ham Glaze

December 25th, 2008

Spiced Ham Recipe

This delicious spiced ham recipe takes a little effort and time to make, but the results are well worth it. It makes a wonderful main dish for the holidays or any special occasion. The recipe is below.

spiced ham

Spiced Ham

Build your holiday meal around this mouth watering spiced ham. You can compliment the dish with any number of side dishes. It takes some preparation, when its done its a work of art and love.

Spiced Ham Recipe