Sunday, December 13, 2009

Cook's Ham $30 Gift Certificate Giveaway and ReviewCLOSED


If you are fearing the ghost of holiday meals past, then this contest is for you! Our family loves ham, we love to eat ham around the holidays or any given day. Cook's Hams are the very best and are most often what we buy. The flavors are great and of so juicy! With so many choices available you can visit http://www.cooksham.com/recipes/ for great recipe ideas!
Here is one that I love and would recommend.




Plum-Glazed Ham
Description
Plum jelly and horseradish pair up for a simple, yet elegant, glaze on a spiral sliced ham.

Ingredients

    * * 1 Cook's® Bone-in Spiral Sliced Half Ham

Plum Glaze

    * * 1/2 cup red plum jelly or preserves
    * * 2 tablespoons prepared horseradish, drained
Preparation

   1. Remove and discard glaze packet from ham or reserve for another use. Prepare ham according to package directions, uncovering and brushing occasionally with the Plum Glaze for the last 30 minutes of the baking time.
   2. Plum Glaze: Mix jelly and horseradish in small bowl until well blended.
   3. Carve ham just before serving.


There are many brands of ham available to you, but to ensure consistent quality and a great tasting ham, look for the Cook's name. That’s because Cook's hams always begin with old-fashioned bone-in hams for a more natural texture and taste. We slow-cure our hams with natural ingredients like pure cane sugar, real honey, brown sugar and maple syrup. For the perfect finish, we smoke our hams for hours using real hickory wood. This process gives our hams a taste that separates Cook's hams from the rest. Since their introduction by Cook Family Foods in 1983, Cook's branded hams and other smoked meats have been packaged and sold to leading supermarket chains and independent grocers throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico and Puerto Rico. In fact, Cook’s is the nation's leading brand of traditional and spiral sliced smoked bone-in ham, corned beef and smoked picnics.

Cook's Hams is offering one of my lucky readers a 30.00 gift certificate towards any Cook's Ham , Please visit their store locator for your area
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101 comments:

VickieB said...

My first Thanksgiving turkey turned out terrible. So dry you had a hard time eating it.

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Ashley @ Bride on a Budget said...

I tried to fry a turkey and burnt it instead.

Larraine said...

My husband was a nearly brand newly minted 2nd Lieutenant in the army. We had only been married for a few months. Instead of having our own Thanksgiving dinner, we had to eat in the mess hall. We were forced to get all dressed up including "dress blues" for my husband. His commanding office the horrible Lt. L. had an equally horrible Mrs. Colonel for a wife. She made snide comments about not seeing me for so long. The enlisted guys who were in trouble were forced to wait on us. I was 22 yrs old and had guys older than me calling me "ma'am" because my husband was an officer. UGH!

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cneaglefan said...

I've had lots of bad experiences at the holidays, but no major food catastrophes. Maybe this year will be my first as I have to make Christmas dinner for my husband's entire family. It makes me sweat just thinking about it.
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princess210 said...

Last Thanksgiving everything was going along great until I went to put the turkey into my oven that was ice cold. The oven had died on the worst day possible and at the worst time as well! We ended up carting everything over to my mother's house across town... definitely a holiday for remembering!

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~One Among Many~ said...

A couple years ago I tried my hand at making some holiday fudge. To give as gifts, of course!

...it was pure liquid by the time I was "done". I don't know where I went wrong!

When I decided "oh this might be good on ice cream" I put it into a container where it became harder than a rock and certainly not very fudge-like!

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Megan May said...

Well, I spent this Thanksgiving throwing up for 24 hours straight. I won't give you all the details, but here's a hint- I don't think I will be able to make my special sweet potato casserole again for a very long time, or look at a turkey until at least next year.
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rkl said...

My worst holiday past dinner hasn't happened yet. It will be this year because it'll be the first Christmas without my sister.

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Ann said...

About three yrs. ago, I had my first holiday dinner party and I over cooked the turkey; talk about DRY!!! lol
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Esmerelda Johnson said...

oh man, when the chicken and dumplings were undercooked, and the dumplings were really doughy. i almost gagged, but i had to hold it together because my grandmother made it.

dyylannn said...

We usually go to dinner at this mexican resturant that i absolutely hate
so its a bad memory haha
this year we are actually making dinner so i am glad about that

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Shop with Me Mama said...

Worst holiday dinner experience would have to be when I found a HUGE black hair in my mashed potatoes.. NO ONE had black hair... GROSS!! Thanks for the chance to win a ham!!!

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Cindy said...

My worst holiday meal experience was the time I forgot to take the bag of giblets and the neck out of the turkey. Yucko. That paper was not meant to be put into the oven, was it?

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VickeC said...

My worse holiday cooking disaster was when I cooked my first turkey an didnt know it had"stuff"inside it,I thought I had done so well,until my Dad carved the bird an cut into a bag of yucky stuff,ewww,he said"sister,didnt your remove the innards? the what???? NOOOOOOOOOO,he told me there were a bag of spare parts inside the bird that was supposed to be removed before cooking,it wasnt! well they had a big laugh an the bird was okay to eat,but I never lived that down again

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royaldixie said...

I once dropped our Thanksgiving Day turkey on the floor and we had to proceed with dinner sans bird!! OH MAN was that a disaster!!

Thanks for the opportunity. My husband lost his job a few weeks ago and we could use the extra food!

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MKB said...

Microwaved Turkey, EWWWWW

Anonymous said...

No, horrible experience yet for the holidays that come to mind. I made my first turkey this year and it was great! I would love to try a ham.

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Rachel said...

Haven't had a horrible holiday experience yet (knock on wood)!
But I do love ham!
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Heidi said...

My worst holiday dinner experience was the year I got sick on Christmas Eve and had to sit in the living and peer through the doorway to watch my family eat a fantastic meal. I had applesauce that night... and only applesauce!

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Laurie said...

I undercooked the turkey one year. We chopped off his wings and legs, and put him back in the oven!

Thankfully, that was the first year I served soup as a first course, so we were able to sit at the dinner table on time, and I encouraged everyone to take time to savor their soup!

Laurie said...

I undercooked the turkey one Thanksgiving. I chopped off his wings and legs, and put him back in the oven.

Thankfully, for the first time I made soup as a first course. Perhaps it was prophetic?!

Needless to say, I encouraged everyone to savor their soup!

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Inspired Designs by Teresa said...

My worst holiday meal experience was when a mouse decided to join us for Thanksgiving dinner and ran from the kitchen to the dining room just as we were sitting down to dinner. But we laugh about it now.

Jessica said...

I cooked my first Thanksgiving feast all by myself this year. It went very well and now I am looking forward to trying ham for Christmas.

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I don't think my first try went through so I'm trying again

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Eileen Burmester said...

The worst turkey dinner was when the oven broke and the turkey was still raw. We had to use a hack saw and cut it in half to put in the microwave. All of our neighbors were not available. The turkey was cooked but it was not very brown.

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Ann said...

We put Stein's syrup on ours and pineapples and cloves. Yum

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Carolsue said...

My worst holiday dinner experience was the year (a long time ago) I decided I wanted to try a Cajun Deep Fried Turkey. The only place I could find one at the last minute was Kentucky Fried Chicken. Yeeeecch! Awful! I'll never hear the end of that one!
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Jennai said...

I guess the worst thing I did was cook the turkey with the guts still in it. Not too bad.
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grams said...

Nothing really bad, just that the turkey wasn't done when we thought it would be and everything else was ready.

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Ginny said...

My grandma's every year for me. She makes all this polish food that I don't eat. She knows I like pizza, so she will sometimes make me a frozen pizza but it always some weird brand that is still disgusting.

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Naddez said...

Our dog ate the turkey at our first Thanksgiving dinner (family). He literally pulled the pan out of the oven.

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