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Life IS history in the making. Every word we say, everything we do becomes history the moment it is said or done. Life void of memories leaves nothing but emptiness. For those who might consider history boring, think again: It is who we are, what we do and why we are here. We are certainly individuals in our thoughts and deeds but we all germinated from seeds planted long, long ago.

Thursday, April 14, 2016

One Great Cut-Up

At first glance, this next celebration might appear to be one of the few non-sweet days. That is, of course, if you overlook the dark brown sugar, molasses or honey. Then, more likely than not, the next thought will reflect upon Thanksgiving or Christmas. However, there is no written or verbal law, stating that you can only enjoy this specialty's nice and crispy caramelized sugar-coated outside skin in November or December.

April 15...
National Glazed Spiral Ham Day

There are a multitude of ways in which to prepare a ham but on this day, you want to be sure the ham is "spiral". This ham is hearty and savory, yet sweet. The traditional 'spiral' is glazed with a mixture of sugar, honey, or orange juice and enhanced in flavor with cloves, mustard and Worcestershire sauce.
~Recipe Time~

Glazed Spiral Ham Recipe

Apricot-Glazed Spiral Ham Recipe

Top Ten Delicious & Savory Glazed Spiral Ham Recipes

 Crockpot Slow Cooker Spiral Ham with Pineapple Recipe

Ever wondered how a spiral ham gets its 'spiral'?