"I cook for my husband and son, and they love this hearty dish," notes Elsie Epp from her home in Newton, Kansas. A homemade cream gravy is served with hot mashed potatoes and leftover ham for a stick-to-your-ribs meal. "My family always makes short work of this comforting food," she notes.
WHEN Mother wanted to serve ham, she went to the smokehouse, took one down from the rafters and sliced off as much as was needed. The rest was hung up again.
This recipe is great if you use real smoked ham with no water added. When Mother prepared it this way, the flavor was especially sweet and buttery.
-Marjorie Schmidt, St. Marys, Ohio
"This brunch recipe was given to me by my grandmother, who loved making fast and delicious meals," says Howie Wiener of Spring Hill, Florida. "Even the most finicky eaters enjoy it." At 92¢a serving, this quick-to-fix favorite is as inexpensive as it is well received.
Searching for a mouthwatering entree that doesn't require loads of time and effort? These savory ham slices from Sandy Morris of Lititz, Pennsylvania are marinaded and basted in a molasses-clove sauce and grilled to perfection.—Sandy Morris, Lititz, Pennsylvania
Evelyn Kennell from Roanoke, Illinois needs only a handful of ingredients for the lip-smacking sauce that jazzes up grilled ham. Flavored with pickle relish, the blend is used for basting and for spooning over individual servings.
This easy-to-prep entree from Sharon Deane of Powell River, British Columbia serves up the lively taste of ginger in each bite. “Other kinds of tart jelly work just as well in this recipe,” she writes. “I often use my homemade huckleberry or crabapple jelly.”
I'm always looking for new ways to prepare ham...but many of my cookbooks have the same old tried-and-true glazes," say Sandy Lewis from Appleton, Wisconsin. "When I tried this one, I knew I had hit the jackpot!
Jann Van Massenhoven of Hensall, Ontario dresses up ordinary ham in this speedy stovetop recipe. The eye-catching sauce features diced apple, green onions and dried cranberries, so it tastes as special as it looks.
Cranberries, apple and a little brown sugar blend into a chunky accompaniment to ham. The not-too-sweet sauce gets its pretty pink color from cranberry juice. When cranberries are in season, I freeze some specifically for this down-home dinner.
-Jena Coffey, Rock Hill, Missouri