The holidays are a time to gather with those near and dear to your heart and treat them to some tantalizing food. Whether you are planning to serve a big meal or just a few appetizers, here are a few more recipes you might want to try.
Tangy Honey-Glazed Ham
1 10-lb. fully cooked, bone-in ham
1-1/4 c. packed dark brown sugar
1/3 c. pineapple juice
1/3 c. honey
1/3 large orange, juiced and zested
2 T. Dijon mustard
1/4 t. ground cloves
Preheat oven to 325º F. Place ham in a roasting pan. Combine remaining ingredients in a small saucepan and bring to a boil. Reduce heat, simmer for 5 to 10 minutes and set glaze aside. Bake ham for 2 hours, remove from oven and brush with glaze. Bake an additional 30 to 45 minutes, brushing with glaze every 10 minutes.
Au Gratin Potatoes
4 potatoes, thinly sliced
1 onion, sliced into rings
Salt and pepper to taste
3 T. butter, melted
3 T. all-purpose flour
1/2 t. salt
2 c. milk
1-1/2 c. Cheddar cheese, shredded
Preheat oven to 400º F. Butter a 1-qt. casserole dish and place half of potatoes in bottom. Layer with onion slices and remaining potatoes. Season with salt and pepper. Whisk butter, flour and salt for 1 minute. Add milk and cook until thick. Stir in cheese until melted. Pour over potatoes, cover with aluminum foil and bake 1-1/2 hours.
By Tresa Erickson