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Showing posts from April 10, 2009

Mashed Potatoes

I found this recipe in Taste of Home. My family loves them fixed this way!

Mashed Potatoes

Cut and peel 6-8 potatoes
Boil till soft, remove from heat and drain
Add 4 oz Cream Cheese
1/4 stick of butter or margarine
1/2 cup milk or more if desired.
Mix well and serve.

Artichoke Heart and string bean casserole

1 (8 oz 1/2) can artichoke hearts, quartered
1 (16 oz) can french style green beans
3/4 cup Italian bread crumbs
2 cloves garlic, pressed
1/2 cup parmesan cheese
1/2 cup olive oil

Preheat oven 325. Drain artichoke hearts and string beans. Pour into a casserole dish. Add bread crumbs and parmesan cheese. Toss to mix well. Pour olive oil to mixture to moisten. Place pats of butter on top and bake at 325 for 20 minutes. Enjoy!

Easter Cola Ham

I was given this recipe years ago. The cola adds just the right flavor! Have a Happy and Safe Easter!

Easter Cola Ham

1 (8 pound) boneless ham
2 cups packed brown sugar
1 (12 fluid ounce) can or bottle cola-flavored carbonated beverage
1 cup grape juice
1 (20 ounce) can sliced pineapple, drained with juice reserved

Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C).
Use a knife to score a diagonal pattern onto the ham with the lines about 1 inch apart. Place the ham in a large roasting pan and pat brown sugar over the entire surface. Some will fall into the pan, that's okay.

Bake the ham in the preheated oven until the sugar is melting off of it, about 30 minutes. Remove the ham from the oven and pour the cola, grape juice and juice from the pineapple into the pan. Baste the ham with the mixture and return it to the oven.

Continue to bake in the preheated oven, basting every 20 minutes, for about 2 hours. Cut the pineapple rings in half. Remove the ham from the oven and float the p…