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Detail of Caramel Apple-Almond Crepes



Caramel Apple-Almond Crepes


A great dish for dessert or breakfast, these filled crepes are quick and easy to make, full of wonderful flavor, and make any occasion special.


Christmas Ham Dinner Menu
by Wen Zientek-Sico

A great dinner for Christmas Day or Christmas Eve, this menu relies upon a succulent caramelized ham that is just out of this world. Paired with festive but easy side dishes and fun drinks and desserts, this is a terrific family-friendly menu for the holidays.



Christmas Ham Dinner Menu

Christmas HamFor many families, it just wouldn't be Christmas without a festive ham dinner. This menu features a very tasty Southern-style coca cola basted ham, festive beverages and appetizers, and simple side dishes for a meal that is special, while still relatively hassle-free for the cook. Dinner is followed by two easy make-ahead desserts that the whole family will love.


Christmas Ham
Menu Plan


1-2 days in advance:

Prepare the Creamy Cucumber Dill Dip.
Prepare the Cherry-Cinnamon Apple Cider.
Bake the potatoes for the Double Stuffed Crispy Potatoes.
Prepare the Caramel Apple Cheesecake Pie.
Prepare the Two-toned Strawberries and Cream Gelatin Molds.

Six hours before serving:

Prepare the Candy Cane Breadsticks.

Three and a half hours before serving:

Prepare the Southern Style Cola Basted Ham.

Two hours before serving:

Prepare the Creamy Corn Pudding.

One hour before serving:

Combine the liquids for the Creamy Raspberry Punch.
Finish the Double Stuffed Crispy Potatoes.

Half hour before serving:

Prepare the Vegetable Ribbons.

Immediately before serving:

Add the ice cream and sherbert to the Creamy Raspberry Punch.
Reheat the Cherry-Cinnamon Apple Cider.
Reheat the Candy Cane Breadsticks.
Carve the Southern Style Cola Basted Ham.






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