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Ham and cheese sandwiches make great lunches and I love finding new ways to make them.  One of my all time favorites are these little Hot Ham & Cheese Rolls that I have made for years, but when I found these cuties at The Girl Who Ate Everything, I just had to try them!

Her recipe was my inspiration, but I used some of our favorite flavors instead of the mayo/mustard combination.  We loved them with Veggie Pasta Salad.

Ranch Ham & Cheese Pinwheels 1

1 pkg. Pillsbury refrigerated thin pizza crust

9 pieces thinly sliced sandwich ham

1 1/2 cups shredded cheese (I didn’t have enough so I supplemented with cut up provolone slices.)

2 tbsp. ranch dressing

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Preheat your oven to 350 degrees and line a baking sheet with aluminum foil.  Spray the foil with non-stick spray and set aside.  On a large piece of wax paper also sprayed with non-stick spray, roll our the pizza dough and form it into a rectangle.

Spread the ranch dressing over the pizza dough and then layer the ham slices over that.  You may need fewer or more slices to cover the dough depending on the size of your ham.  Then sprinkle the cheese over the ham. 

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Carefully roll the dough into a log beginning with the longest side.  Chill in the freezer for 10 to 15 minutes so it will be easier to slice.  Slice the roll into approximately 3/4 inch slices and place on the prepared baking sheet.  Bake for 10-14 minutes or until the crust is lightly browned and the cheese and ham are hot.

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Ranch Ham & Cheese Pinwheels 2

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Yes, I know last week’s recipe title started the same way this one is, but I promise this is different.  “This” was my contribution to our last Christmas gathering and it was a hit.  I came home with a little bit left over, but not very much.  This dish was so simple and full of holiday flavor that it will definitely go into the “special occasion” rotation.  I think I do need a bigger slow cooker though.  I had to pull out the bones and cut off a little of the ham for it to fit. That’s just not right.

Slow Cooker Orange Cranberry Ham

1 spiral sliced ham (approx. 8 lbs.)

1 can jellied cranberry sauce

1/4 cup orange juice

1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar

1 1/2 cups additional orange juice

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Combine the cranberry sauce, 1/4 cup orange juice and brown sugar in a small bowl.  Pour the remaining orange juice in the bottom of your slow cooker and add the ham.  Drizzle the cranberry/orange sauce over the ham.  Cook on low for 5 to 6 hours or until heated through.  That’s it!!!  How simple is that?

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Slow Cooker Orange Cranberry Ham

I found the original recipe at Add A Pinch and adapted it for the slow cooker.

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Because of some unfortunate circumstances, I was not able to cook as many dishes at Easter that I had planned.  In fact, I just cooked one: this tasty baked ham recipe that I saw on Trisha Yearwood’s show on the Food Network.  Her show is one of my favorites because all of her dishes are fairly simple with ingredients that you will find in any grocery store.

When I saw this recipe, I knew it would be a perfect holiday main dish and it didn’t disappoint.  I love using honey in recipes especially since my father-in-law and his first cousin have hives and process their own honey.  The little bees that made this honey buzz around in my own backyard.

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1 spiral sliced ham-Mine was approximately 10 pounds

1 cup honey

2 cups brown sugar

Adjust your oven racks to accommodate the ham and preheat to 350 degrees.  Cover a baking sheet with aluminum foil and place a rack on top of that. Spray both with non-stick spray.  You will want a large baking pan with sides to catch the extra basting liquid.

Place the ham on the rack and cover the ham with foil as well.  Place it in the oven and bake for half the estimated cooking time (about 20 minutes per pound).

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When you are close to the halfway mark, heat the honey and brown sugar in a medium pan until the sugar dissolves.

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  Pour this over the ham and continue to cook, basting occasionally with the juices.  Allow the ham to stand for a few minutes after it is done then slice and enjoy!

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Slow Cooker Maple Ham

For the last couple of years, I have made the ham for C’s family’s big holiday meals.  I usually go with my citrus crock pot ham because it is quick and easy, but I tried something a little different this time and it was so good.  As usual here lately, I found this recipe on Pinterest and it was posted from the blog, Beyer Beware.  It, too, is a quick and easy recipe and the maple syrup gives it a little extra kick.  This is definitely a keeper.

1 spiral sliced ham (Mine was a little too big for my slow cooker so I had to slice it off the bone to fit.)

1/2 cup brown sugar

1/2 cup real maple syrup

8oz can crushed pineapple

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Real maple syrup is usually expensive, but I have a supplier.  C’s cousin began making maple syrup last year on his farm here in good ol’ South Central Kentucky and it is so good!! I had just enough left over for this ham.

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Since I sliced the ham off the bone, I cooked this in layers.  Put half of the ham in the slow cooker then sprinkle with 1/2 of the brown sugar.  Pour half of the syrup and pineapple over that and repeat.  Cook on low for 4-6 hours or until heated through.

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Please join me at Miz Helen’s Country Cottage for Full Plate Thursday where there is sure to be some delicious food just for you!

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