Honey Baked Hams are basted in fruit juices and then glazed with a mixture of brown sugar and honey. Here is a copy cat recipe from Family Circle Magazine. Have to say, I love Honey Baked Hams. Makes 1 7 lb. ham.
So one day, I was just too weary to try to do anything special with the ham I picked out for dinner. So I stabbed it with a meat thermometer, and let it bake until done. It was so surprisingly delicious that it's the only way I bake hams now. :) This recipe is written for beginners or for people who have never even thought of baking a ham but found a great sale and now need to know what to do with their hunk of ham. :) Servings are a guess based on the 11 pound ham I served last night.
Thought I'd post this recipe I found in the Nov. 2002 issue of Good Housekeeping magazine early (for those who don't suscribe). I have always made my turkey gravy (in large quantities) in advance of cooking Thanksgiving dinner (only so many burners, and limited oven space available on "turkey day"). I'm posting this recipe because I think its better than the one I've used for years, and any "short cut/advanced prep" that frees up oven/burner space on "turkey day" is a big help to me, so I wanted to share it with all my Zaar friends :) This recipe can be prepared up to 3 days in advance of serving, and reheated in the microwave when needed. BTW: Turkey wings can usually be had at a major discount at most supermarkets/butchers prior to the holidays, since they frequently remove the wings when they "package" the breast roasts. Ask your poultry supplier/butcher to put some aside for you ;)
I heard about brining from a couple of friends who like to cook and thought I'd try it out. I did some research on the web and came across this brining solution from Emeril. I have always grilled my turkeys with great results.
I met a lady sorting through a bin of hams at the grocery store. I had missed those and she commented they were the best. They were smoked, mostly boneless, butt portions. Well, they were half the price of the sliced one I had in my basket, so I asked her how she cooked it. She wraps the ham in foil and cooks in the crock pot until done. The foil keeps the juices in, she said. So I tried it for Christmas Dinner. Superb.
This was a favorite of my midwestern family's. I watched my grandmother and mother make it all my life and it's just part of Thanksgiving,Easter,Christmas or a large Sunday dinner for me..my father loves it and I cook it about twice a month for him..he can eat a roaster pan alone..I fix it in small containers and he freezes it and takes it out as he wants...he's 90!!!
Simple and easy, this traditional dressing uses no "odd" ingredients or hard to identify food, making it popular for more traditional menus. I or we do not recommend ever stuffing a turkey, but if you must this recipe can be used. But please consider our suggestion below for getting the flavor and moistness that some people prefer rather than risking sickness or at the very least an overcooked turkey.
A girlfriend told me about the mayo trick when I was first married and I've never roasted a turkey or turkey breast without it since. The skin is crisp and flavorful and the meat is tender, moist and delicious. If you don't use the butter and broth, you will not have enough pan drippings to make gravy and you don't want to do that because this combo makes the best tasting gravy I've ever had. I've also added 1/2 cup of beer or wine to the mixture before and it was also spectacular. With slow roasting it, the meat stays so juicy I've actually had it squirt out when I insert the thermometer! I've never had a better turkey or turkey breast.
This ham is our favorite holiday ham. My great great grandmother use to make this ham at her restaurant in Norway. She would always make it for the holidays. Very old recipe but very good. And really simple.
If you haven't tried turkey pastrami, you are missing out! I guarantee you will love this appetizer, super easy to make too!
It is filled with a flavorful cream cheese... sooooo delicious and
just the right size to pop into your mouth and enjoy a very gourmet appetizer, try it and see!!!! Adapted from Fine Dining.
One of my clients is quite a chef and we usually always talk food before doing any business. After begging him for over 2 years, he finally shared his brine recipe that he uses for his chicken and pork. This is wonderful and so incredibly easy! (Cook time is NOT soak time)
My SIL gave me this recipe years ago and I never thought to put in on Zaar until my DD asked for the recipe. Very simple and inexpensive to make. I do not know about freezing it as I never have leftovers to freeze. I think it would freeze well once cooked. If someone does please share the directions. This recipe doubles and also reduces easily.
This recipe is FANTASTIC! We had a family reunion in Aug. and ALL loved it and wanted the recipe. The herbs are called Herbs de Provence, you can find it dried at the grocery store, but the fresh is SO much better! I didn't change a thing here and the leftovers make the BEST sandwiches. Hope you enjoy! This is from Food Network, Paula Deen.
Ham is a traditional part of Holiday dinners in my home; it requires virtually no preparation before roasting. There are many kinds of ham available – the traditional bone-in found whole (or halved & sold as the larger butt or rump end), boneless (whole or halved) & spiral-cut hams which is my favourite. I make it with the red currant glaze & serve it with a cranberry-orange sauce at Christmas but prefer the brown sugar glaze & fresh pineapple salsa at Easter. I freeze the meaty ham bone for split pea or bean soup another day!