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Home for the Holidays Contest: Holiday Hams

Sugar Spiced Holiday Ham 1 bone-in, pre-cooked ham 1 cup pinapple juice mixed with 1 cup water 2 cups white sugar ½ teaspoon ground ginger ½ teaspoon ground cloves ½ teaspoon paprika 1 teaspoon onion powder 1 teaspoon cinnamon 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg 2 to 4 tablespoons water Score outside of ham with diamond cross-cuts.

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Home for the Holidays Contest: Super Soups

Gumbo-licious 1 pound of favorite sausage, sliced 1 pound boneless, skinless cubed chicken breast 3 tablespoons vegetable oil 1 red pepper, chopped 1 medium onion, chopped 3 celery ribs, chopped 1 teaspoon dried marjoram 1 teaspoon dried thyme ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper ½ teaspoon garlic powder 3 cans chicken broth 2⁄3 cup uncooked brown rice

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Home for the Holidays Contest: Super Salads

SAP Salad 8 cups baby spinach leaves ½ cup pumpkin seeds 2-3 avocados (peeled, cored and sliced) 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 lime, zested and juiced ½ teaspoon salt Put the first three ingredients in a salad bowl. Mix the olive oil, lime and salt and whisk together. Pour over salad. Toss, being careful not

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Home for the Holidays Contest: Loveable Leftovers

Next Day Dinner ¼ cup chopped onion 1 cup mushroom pieces ¼ cup butter 2½ cups cooked noodles 2 cups cubed turkey Salt and pepper to taste 1 can cream of mushroom soup ½ cup chopped celery 2 cups leftover gravy 1 cup bread crumbs (dry out leftover rolls) Saute onions and mushrooms in butter.

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Home for the Holidays Contest: Deserving Dressings

Grandma Ruthie’s Dressing 1 20-ounce loaf white bread, torn into pieces in big bowl ½ cup chopped onion 1 cup chopped celery 1 pound R.B. Rice’s medium pork sausage ½ to 1 cup turkey stock (boil the giblets from the turkey, add one bouillon cube) or use boxed/canned Rosemary, thyme, poultry seasoning – pinch of

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Home for the Holidays Contest: Holiday Beverages

Cranberry Margarita 1 shot lime juice 2 shots tequila 1 shot orange liqueur 2 shots cranberry juice Pour ingredients into a cocktail shaker full of ice; strain into glass. You can also line the rim of the glass with lime juice and salt, if you wish. Garnish with a thin slice of lime and six

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Home for the Holidays Contest: Just Desserts

Pumpkin Gooey Butter Cake 1 package yellow cake mix 1 egg 8 tablespoons melted butter Filling: 1 package softened cream cheese 1 can pumpkin 3 eggs 1 teaspoon vanilla 8 tablespoons butter, melted 3½ cups powdered sugar 1 teaspoon cinnamon ½ teaspoon ginge ¼ teaspoon cloves Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Combine the cake mix,

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Home for the Holidays Contest: Positive Roll Models

Holly Jolly Cornbread ¾ cup yellow cornmeal 1¼ cups flour 1 tablespoon baking powder ½ cup sugar 1 teaspoon salt 2 large eggs 2 tablespoons honey ¾ cup milk (2 percent or whole milk preferred) ½ cup (one stick) unsalted butter, melted and cooled Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray muffin pans with non-stick cooking

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Home for the Holidays Contest: Tender Turkey

Cranberry-Orange Roasted Turkey 3 teaspoons garlic powder ½ teaspoon salt ½ teaspoon pepper 1 medium orange 1 can whole-berry sauce ¾ cup teriyaki sauce ½ cup honey ½ cup orange marmalade 2 tablespoons soy sauce 4 sprigs of fresh herbs such as thyme, rosemary, parsley and sage 2 medium onions, cut into wedges 12 to

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