My brother-in-law previously owned a meat processing plant and is very good at cooking any kind of meat. Using the soda is his technique, and the glaze is something that I came up with just by combining what I thought would be good. We tried it on a 7-lb ham and it was spectacular. We had guests the first time I made it and they raved about it. Be sure to use regular soda as the sugar in the soda is the active ingredient. Diet sodas will not work. We also used Butter-Flavored Maple Syrup, but regular Maple Syrup would be fine--use whatever is in your cupboard! This recipe would work great for a Sunday dinner, holiday entertaining, or a special occasion. It can be adapted for a smaller or larger ham, just adjust cooking times accordingly. Hope you enjoy it!