Ham with Brown Sugar & Mustard Glaze

Place a spiral cut ham in a roasting pan & pour 1 cup of apple juice over it. Cover it completely with foil. Be sure to seal the edges.

Bake at 325 degrees until done. Remove the foil & drain the liquid.

Spread 1/2 cup of Dijon mustard over the ham. Pat 2/3 cup of brown sugar over the mustard.

Drizzle 1/4 cup of honey over the entire ham &  bake at 375 degrees for 30 minutes. Basting it once or twice. Let it cool for 45 minutes and serve.


Pork Chops with Apple Butter

Sprinkle both sides of 1 pound of boneless pork loin chops with salt & pepper & rosemary.

On medium high heat brown them 2 minutes on each side. Lower heat & cover & cook 2 minutes more.

In a bowl mix 1/2 cup of apple butter & 4 tsp of horseradish & 2 tblsp apple cider vinegar.

Pour pan juices over pork chops & serve with apple butter mixture.


Ham & Hash Brown Quiche

Take 3 cups of frozen hash browns thawed & dry between paper towels.

Put hash browns in a 9 inch pie plate, pressing some up the sides.

Drizzle with olive oil & bake at 400 degrees for 10 minutes.

In food processor or blender mix 4 oz hot pepper cheese & 4 oz swiss cheese &

2 eggs & 1/2 cup cream

add 6 oz of ham and season well.

Pour over hash brown crust & bake at 350 degrees for 40 minutes.

Serve hot, cold or room temp. Appetizer, Breakfast, Lunch or Dinner.

Personal Pasta

Everyone loves Pasta.

My favorite is Dreamfields brand. It’s low glycemic and high fiber.

I also love whole wheat pasta.

You can use any shape you like. My family likes Angel Hair. It takes just a few minutes to cook. I like anything that makes cooking easier.

My son is a picky eater so pasta is a great way to “sneak” in things(veggies).

I take the pasta as soon as I have drained it and add butter and toss.

I add salt and pepper and parmesan cheese. This is the basic dish.

You can jazz it up with crumbled cooked bacon,

steamed peas,

chopped pepperoni,

sauteed onion, celery and garlic,

sauteed spinach or broc,

blackened chicken or steak,

artichoke hearts,


and/or whatever you want or have that needs to be eaten. I top mine with lots of red pepper flakes.

Your own Personal Pasta everytime.

Orange Glazed Pork Chops

Citrusy Sweet Goodness.

Simply brown 4 pork chops slightly on both sides

and transfer to a baking pan.

Combine 1/2 cup of orange juice

and 2 tbsp brown sugar

and 2 tbsp orange marmalade

and 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar.

Pour over the pork chops.

Bake, uncovered at 350 degrees for 35-40 minutes.

This is great served over buttered noodles with steamed veggies.

Crockpot Pulled Pork

If you want your  cozy house to smell AMAZING put this in the Crockpot.

It’s Simple and Delicious and Lean.

Put a pork loin in the crockpot on low.

After about an hour, check on it and drain any juices.

Pour your favorite Barbeque sauce over the pork loin. (You could add garlic and/or onions and your favorite spices)

Cook all day.

When you are ready to serve, just use a fork to shred the meat and stir around in the sauce.

This is so good on a bun (with coleslaw?) or over rice.

Make it as sweet or spicy as you like it.

The Ten Best ways to use leftover Ham

Here are the ten best ways to use leftover Ham.

These dishes make you happy for leftovers.
*Pasta with Alfredo Sauce and Ham
*Potatoe Soup with Ham
*Ham and Cheese Quiche
*Pizza with Ham and Pineapple
*Mac and Cheese with Ham
*Grilled Ham and Cheese Sandwiches
*Ham, Fried Egg and Cheese Biscuits
*Baked potatoes stuffed with Ham, Cheese and Spinach
*Bean Soup with Ham
*Potatoes au gratin with Ham

Family Fried Rice (Favorite)

This is perfect for left-over rice or make some earlier in the day and it’s a breeze to put together. Simply brown about 4 or 5 pieces of diced bacon in a skillet until crispy. Remove bacon and turn down the heat. Slightly beat 3 or 4 eggs and pour them into the hot bacon drippings. Add about a cup of rice and chopped green or regular onions and mix together. Add the bacon and any leftover chopped meat you have on hand. Add (low sodium) soy sauce until the rice is as brown as you like it. Stir well and cook on low heat about 15 more minutes. This is so good for any leftover meat or seafood. Your family will like it better than Chinese takeout. Red pepper flakes are optional.