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Recipe courtesy of Paula Deen.

OldFashioned Holiday Glazed Ham

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Total Time: 2 Hours
Prep: 1 hour and 30 minutes
Cook: 30 minutes
Yield: 12 servings
Level: Easy

Ingredients
1 spiral-sliced half ham (Paula prefers Smithfield)
1 20 -ounce can pineapple slices, juice reserved
15 to 20 whole cloves (optional)
1 small jar maraschino cherries
3/4 cup packed light brown sugar
2 tablespoons yellow mustard

Directions
Preheat the oven as directed on the ham package and follow the instructions for baking the ham. Remove the ham from the oven about 30 minutes before the end of the warming time.Decoratively arrange the pineapple slices on top of the ham, securing them with whole cloves, if using, or toothpicks. Place a cherry in the center of each pineapple ring and secure with a clove or toothpick.In a small bowl, combine the brown sugar, mustard and just enough of the reserved pineapple juice to make a thick glaze. Spoon the glaze over the ham and bake for the remaining 30 minutes. Remove the ham from the oven, transfer to a cutting board and carve.

Photograph by Yunhee Kim

Recipe courtesy of Paula Deen for Food Network Magazine

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FullSizeRender(21)By Susie Gall

Prep time: 10 mins
Cook time: 5 mins
Total time: 15 mins
Classic Caramel Apples
Young or old – everyone’s most-loved fall treat. Juicy, tart apples smothered in melted caramel then dipped in favorite toppings.

Author: Susie Gall
Recipe type: Dessert, Fall Treat
Serves: 4

Ingredients
4 Granny Smith Apples, room temperature
4 cookie or wooden craft sticks
1 (11 oz) bag Kraft Caramels (Caramel Melts can be substituted)
1-2 tablespoon water
1 teaspoon vanilla
Toppings: Nut topping, crushed peanuts, M&Ms, crushed Oreos, crushed pretzels, Sea salt flakes. Drizzle
with chocolate, if desired.

Instructions

1. Cover a metal tray with sprayed wax 1. paper or sprayed parchment.
2. Apples should be room-temperature.
3. Wash & dry apples. Push a craft stick ¾ through top of apple.
4. In a small saucepan, heat caramel & water over low heat until caramel is melted, stirring continuously.
5. Remove from heat and add vanilla, stir well.
6. Tip saucepan slightly to make a deeper caramel pocket and dip apple in caramel, spinning it around twice
to cover completely in caramel and let excess drip back into pan.
7. Set apple in topping and press topping in slightly.
8. Place apple onto greased waxed paper or parchment.
9. Repeat with all apples.
10. Place tray with apples in fridge 30 minutes to set.
11. Remove from fridge 10-15 minutes before serving.
12. *If not serving immediately, cover apples in plastic wrap or cellophane and keep refrigerated until ready
to serve.
13. Enjoy!

Source: http://www.simplysated.com/classic-caramel-apples/

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The Legacy of Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy

Throughout her life, Jacqueline Kennedy sought to preserve and protect America’s cultural heritage. The results of her work are still visible in Lafayette Square, across from the White House in Washington, D.C. While she was first lady, she helped to stop the destruction of historic buildings along the square, including the Renwick Building, now part of the Smithsonian Institution. In New York City, she led a campaign to save and renovate Grand Central Station. Today, more than 500,000 people pass through each day and enjoy its restored beauty, thanks to her efforts.

Jacqueline Kennedy captivated the nation and the rest of the world with her intelligence, beauty, and grace. With a deep sense of devotion to her family and country, she dedicated herself to raising her children and to making the world a better place through art, literature, and a respect for history and public service….she was a wonderful cook and below is a favorite recipe.

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Baked Beans Recipe

 

Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis’ Baked Beans
4 cups dry navy beans
1 small onion, chopped
1/4 pound salt pork, diced
3/4 cup brown sugar or molasses
1/2 cup catsup
1 teaspoon dry mustard
2 tablespoons salt
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
1 cup boiling water
1/4 pound salt pork, cut into strips

Cover beans with water in a saucepan. Bring slowly to a boil or soak overnight.

Drain beans. Cover with fresh water and simmer slowly. When skins of beans start to burst, the beans are sufficiently cooked. Drain and add onion, salt pork, sugar, catsup, mustard, salt, Worcestershire and boiling water.

Place in greased casserole and top with salt pork strips. Bake covered in a 200 degree F oven for 6 to 8 hours. Uncover for last hour of cooking. Add additional water or stock, if beans become dry.