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 Brown Sugar-Glazed Ham
 Brown Sugar-Glazed Ham

Brown Sugar-Glazed Ham - Friday, December 19, 2014

Serves: 10 servings

Make the holiday feel extra-special by adding an extra dose of "WOW!" to your holiday ham this year. Our Brown Sugar-Glazed Ham has a caramelized crispy glaze that goes perfectly with the saltiness of the ham. This easy ham recipe is gourmet-store, fancy-schmancy without the costly price tag!

What You'll Need:
1 (5- to 6-pound) fully-cooked semi-boneless ham
1/2 cup light brown sugar
1/3 cup honey
2 tablespoons butter
1 teaspoon cornstarch
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves







What To Do:
  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Line a large roasting pan with aluminum foil. Using a sharp knife, score top of ham in a crisscross pattern. Place ham in pan.
  2. In a small saucepan over low heat, combine remaining ingredients and cook 3 to 5 minutes, or until melted and smooth. Brush 1/3 of glaze over ham.
  3. Bake 1-1/2 hours, or until a meat thermometer inserted in thickest part of ham registers 140 degrees. Baste ham with remaining glaze every 30 minutes during cooking.
  4. Remove ham from oven and let rest 15 minutes before slicing. Serve warm or cold.

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Ultimate Scalloped Potatoes
Ultimate Scalloped Potatoes

Ultimate Scalloped Potatoes - Thursday, December 18, 2014

Serves: 8 servings

When you're looking for a dish to complete the big spread, no ordinary side will do. Thankfully, our recipe for Ultimate Scalloped Potatoes is unmatched. We're talking cheesy, bubbly, and golden brown - your main entree better watch out!

What You'll Need:
2 pounds potatoes, unpeeled, thinly sliced
Salt for sprinkling
Black pepper for sprinkling
10 tablespoons all-purpose flour
10 tablespoons Parmesan cheese
5 tablespoons butter
2 1/2 cups half-and-half or milk






What To Do:
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Coat an 8-inch square baking dish or a 2-quart casserole dish with cooking spray.
  2. Arrange one layer of potatoes in baking dish. Sprinkle with salt, pepper, 2 tablespoons flour, 2 tablespoons Parmesan cheese, and 1 tablespoon butter, cut into pieces and distributed evenly. Repeat layers 4 more times. Slowly pour half-and-half evenly over potatoes.
  3. Bake 50 to 55 minutes, or until potatoes are tender and top is golden brown. Serve immediately.

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Roasted Prime Rib of Beef
Roasted Prime Rib of Beef

Roasted Prime Rib of Beef - Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Serves: 6 servings

Will you be wearing your "holiday best" for Christmas dinner? Well, if you're going all out anyway, then our recipe for Roasted Prime Rib of Beef is what you need to make your Christmas dinner a memorable one. Every juicy slice of this main dish will make you wish for Christmas every day of the year!

What You'll Need:
6 pounds boneless beef prime rib
1 teaspoon dried thyme leaf
1 teaspoon onion powder
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1/4 cup red wine
1/4 cup beef broth





What To Do:
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Coat a roasting pan with cooking spray. Place beef fat side up on a rack in a roasting pan.
  2. In a small bowl, combine thyme, onion powder, garlic powder, salt, and pepper; mix well. Rub mixture evenly over entire beef.
  3. Roast beef 30 minutes, then reduce heat to 300 degrees and continue cooking 2-1/2 hours for medium rare or until meat thermometer reaches 135 degrees, or until desired doneness beyond that. Remove beef to cutting board and let stand 15 minutes tented with foil before carving across grain.
  4. Meanwhile, on the stove top over medium heat, add wine and beef broth to pan and whisk until pan is deglazed, 2 to 3 minutes. Drizzle au jus over prime rib and serve immediately.

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Reindeer Fudge
Reindeer Fudge

Reindeer Fudge - Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Makes: 8 servings

When we heard that Santa likes to give his reindeer peanut butter treats after a busy night delivering presents, we thought we'd borrow the idea and make this very creamy, peanut butter-based recipe for Reindeer Fudge. Now, we can all enjoy this holiday treat!

What You'll Need:
1 1/2 cups smooth peanut butter
3/4 cup (1-1/2 sticks) butter
4 1/2 cups confectioners' sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
3 tablespoons milk








What To Do:
  1. Coat a 9-inch glass microwaveable pie plate with cooking spray.  
  2. In a large microwaveable bowl, combine peanut butter and butter. Microwave at 80% power 1 to 2 minutes. Remove from  microwave and add remaining ingredients; mix well and press into pie plate. Microwave at 80% power for an additional 1 minute.  
  3. Place in refrigerator 1 to 2 hours, or until firm, then remove and cut into eight wedges.

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Raspberry Nut Cheese Danish
Raspberry Nut Cheese Danish

Raspberry Nut Cheese Danish - Monday, December 15, 2014

Makes: 2 servings

Celebrate the day with a Raspberry Nut Cheese Danish in hand! We've taken this classic pastry sweet and turned it into a seasonal favorite you're gonna want to sit down and enjoy with a tall glass of milk.

What You'll Need:
1 (1.25-ounce) box frozen puff pastry, thawed
8 ounces cream cheese, softened
1 1/2 cups confectioners' sugar, divided
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup seedless raspberry jam
5 teaspoons milk
1/2 cup chopped pecans, divided





What To Do:
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Place puff pastry on 2 baking sheets and unfold.
  2. In a medium bowl, beat cream cheese, 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar, egg, and vanilla until blended. Spread 1/2 the cream cheese mixture down center of each dough. Gently spread 1/2 the raspberry jam on top of cream cheese. Cut slits in dough 1 inch apart lengthwise down each side of filling. Crisscross strips over filling.
  3. Bake 25 to 30 minutes, or until golden brown; let cool 5 minutes, then remove to platter to finish cooling.
  4. In a small bowl, whisk remaining confectioners' sugar and milk until smooth. Drizzle over danish and sprinkle with pecans.

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Cheesy Potato Pancakes
Cheesy Potato Pancakes

Cheesy Potato Pancakes - Friday, December 12, 2014

Yields: 14 servings

Don't worry about taking out the grater for this one, 'cause our recipe for Cheesy Potato Pancakes uses a convenient shortcut that'll have you frying and munching on these homemade potato pancakes in no time! You might want to make a second batch of these cheesy and crispy potato pancakes, 'cause they're gonna "sell like hotcakes!"

What You'll Need:
1 (20-ounce) package refrigerated shredded potatoes
1 small onion, finely chopped
1 egg
3/4 cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese
1/3 cup thinly sliced scallions
1 cup vegetable oil




What To Do:
  1. In a large bowl, combine potatoes, onion, and egg; mix well. Add flour, salt, pepper, cheese, and scallion; mix until well combined.
  2. In a large skillet over medium heat, heat oil. Measure about 1/2 cup potato mixture and form into pancake shape. Place pancakes in hot oil and cook 3 to 4 minutes per side, or until golden on both sides. Drain on a paper towel-lined platter. Repeat with remaining pancakes. Serve warm.

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Marmalade Dijon Pork Chops
Marmalade Dijon Pork Chops

Marmalade Dijon Pork Chops - Thursday, December 11, 2014

Serves: 4 servings

Our Marmalade Dijon Pork Chops are smothered in a sweet and tangy sauce that's sure to get everyone's taste buds all excited. And, since this easy pork chops recipe cooks up so quickly it's perfect for those in-a-hurry weeknight dinners!

What You'll Need:
1 (12-ounce) jar orange marmalade
1/4 cup orange juice
3 tablespoons Dijon-style mustard
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
4 pork loin chops (1 to 2 pounds total)
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
What To Do:
  1. In a medium bowl, combine marmalade, orange juice, and mustard; mix well and set aside.  
  2. In a shallow dish, combine flour, salt, and pepper; mix well. Coat pork chops with seasoned flour.  
  3. In a large deep skillet over medium-high heat, heat oil. Add pork chops and brown 3 to 4 minutes per side. Reduce heat to low, then pour marmalade sauce over top, cover, and simmer 5 minutes. Uncover and simmer an additional 5 to 7 minutes, or until sauce is thickened and pork chops are no longer pink. Serve with sauce spooned over chops.  

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French Onion Stuffed Mushrooms
French Onion Stuffed Mushrooms

French Onion Stuffed Mushrooms - Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Makes: 12 servings

These French Onion Stuffed Mushrooms are baked to an absolutely perfect combo of crunchy inside and cheesy, velvety outside.

What You'll Need:
1 pound large fresh mushrooms
3 tablespoons butter
1/2 cup finely chopped onion
1 packet onion soup mix
1 tablespoon water
1/4 cup plain bread crumbs
1/8 teaspoon black pepper
3 slices Swiss cheese, each slice cut into 4 squares





What To Do:
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Gently clean mushrooms by wiping them with damp paper towels. Remove stems from 12 mushrooms; set aside caps. Finely chop mushroom stems and remaining whole mushrooms.
  2. In a large skillet over medium heat, melt butter; cook onion 3 minutes, or just until soft. Stir in chopped mushrooms, onion soup mix, and water and cook 4 to 5 minutes, or until tender. Remove from heat and add bread crumbs and black pepper; mix well.
  3. Using a teaspoon, stuff mushroom caps with stuffing mixture. Place on ungreased baking sheet.
  4. Bake 12 minutes. Remove from oven, top each with a piece of cheese, and return to oven 5 minutes, or until cheese is melted and mushrooms are heated through. Serve immediately.

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Happy Kids Macaroni and Cheese
Happy Kids Macaroni and Cheese

Happy Kids Macaroni and Cheese - Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Serves: 6 servings

This Happy Kids Macaroni and Cheese won't just make your kids happy, its rich and creamy taste will make everyone happy.

What You'll Need:
1 pound elbow macaroni
1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
2 cups milk
4 cups shredded sharp Cheddar cheese
1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
What To Do:
  1. In a soup pot, cook macaroni according to package directions; drain and set aside.  
  2. In the same pot over medium heat, melt butter. Add flour, salt, and pepper; stir to mix well. Gradually whisk in milk; bring to a boil and cook until thickened, stirring constantly. Stir in Cheddar cheese until melted.Return macaroni to pot; mix well. Add mozzarella cheese and cook until cheese is melted and mixture is heated through.

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Sticky Finger Wings
Sticky Finger Wings

Sticky Finger Wings - Monday, December 8, 2014

Serves: 6 servings

Our Sticky Finger Wings are a prime example of the old saying, "the messier, the better." Whether you make these for snacking during a football game, or as a holiday appetizer, just be sure you have plenty of napkins available!

What You'll Need:
4 pounds split chicken wings or drumettes, thawed if frozen
1 cup sweet and sour sauce
1/2 cup honey
1/4 cup Thai sweet chili sauce
1 tablespoon soy sauce
3 cloves garlic, chopped
1 teaspoon ground ginger

What To Do:
  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Line a 10- x 15-inch rimmed baking sheet with aluminum foil. Place wings in a single layer.  
  2. Bake 30 minutes; drain any excess liquid.  
  3. In a large bowl, combine remaining ingredients; mix well. Reserve 1/2 cup mixture; set aside.  
  4. Add wings to remaining mixture in bowl and toss until evenly coated; return wings to baking sheet.  
  5. Bake an additional 25 to 30 minutes, or until sauce begins to caramelize and wings are crispy. Toss wings in reserved mixture and serve immediately.

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