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December 13, 2013

Recipes make delicious holiday food prep fast, easy

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Southern Candied Sweet Potatoes

12 servings, prep time: 20 minutes, cook time: One hour

Description: Traditional sweet potato recipe. It is usually served as a side dish.

Ingredients

Six large sweet potatoes

1/2 cup butter

Two cups white sugar

One teaspoon ground cinnamon

One teaspoon ground nutmeg

One tablespoon vanilla extract

salt to taste

Directions

1. Peel the sweet potatoes and cut them into slices.

2. Melt the butter in a heavy skillet and add the sliced sweet potatoes.

3. Mix the sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt. Cover the sweet potatoes with sugar mixture and stir. Cover skillet, reduce heat to low and cook for about one hour or until potatoes are “candied”. They should be tender but a little hard around the edges. Also the sauce will turn dark. You will need to stir occasionally during the cooking. Stir in the vanilla just before serving. Serve hot.

Courtesy of Staff Sgt. Darlene Seltmann, 56th Fighter Wing Public Affairs

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Caramelized Green Beans with Walnuts

Four servings, prep time: Five minutes, cook time: 20 minutes

Description: A salty-sweet side dish sure to please veggie-lovers and those with a sweet-tooth

Ingredients

Three tablespoons butter

One pound green beans, trimmed and cut into two-inch pieces

One cup water

¼ cup packed brown sugar

¼ cup white sugar

½ cup chopped walnuts

¼ teaspoon salt

Directions

1. Melt the butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Add green beans; cook and stir for about five minutes. Mix in the walnuts, and pour in water. Cover and cook for about 10 minutes, or until very little water is left in the pan.

2. Add the salt, white sugar, and brown sugar; stir until beans and walnuts are evenly coated. Cover, and cook over medium heat for five more minutes. Remove from the heat.

Courtesy of Jaycee Boyer

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Tangy Honey Glazed Ham

20 servings, prep time: 15 minutes, cook time: Two hours 45 minutes

Description: A glaze made with common ingredients. This ham can be complemented with scalloped potatoes, creamed peas, biscuits or almost anything.

Ingredients

One (10-pound) fully-cooked, bone-in ham

One and 1/4 cups packed dark brown sugar

1/3 cup pineapple juice

1/3 cup honey

1/3 large orange, juiced and zested

Two tablespoons Dijon mustard

1/4 teaspoon ground cloves

Directions

1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Place ham in a roasting pan.

2. In a small saucepan, combine brown sugar, pineapple juice, honey, orange juice, orange zest, Dijon mustard, and ground cloves. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer for five to 10 minutes. Set aside.

3. Bake ham in preheated oven uncovered for two hours. Remove ham from oven, and brush with glaze. Bake for an additional 30 to 45 minutes, brushing ham with glaze every 10 minutes.

Courtesy of Staff Sgt. Timothy Boyer, 56th FW PA




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