Praline Yams

Praline Yams

I found this recipe on the back of a can of yams.  (Sorry, I can’t remember the brand.)  I really liked yams and wanted a recipe to make for a holiday dinner so I decided to try it.  It turned out to be so simple and delicious that I saved the recipe and make it several times a year now.  It seems to be a crowd pleaser when taken to potlucks or dinners.  My Father even  likes it and he is a picky eater.

40 ounce can of cut yams

1/2 cup chopped pecans

1/2 cup shredded coconut

1/2 cup packed brown sugar

1/4 cup flour

1/4 cup butter or margarine, melted

(Note: you can substitute walnuts or almonds instead of pecans.)

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.  Drain the yams and place them in an ungreased 2 quart baking dish.  Combine the remaining ingredients, blend them well.  Sprinkle the mixture over the yams.  Bake at 350 degrees for 35-40 minutes (depending on your ovens temperature) until bubbly and slightly browned.


Orange Sherbet Fudge

If you like orange sherbet you will like this fudge.  The first time I tried it I fell for it.  A co-worker brought it to a potluck and I just had to get their recipe.  You can use another flavor instead of orange if you like another better.

Orange Sherbet Fudge

1/2 stick margarine

3 cups sugar

3/4 cups heavy whipped cream

1 (10-12 oz.) white chocolate chips

3 teaspoons orange extract

1 small jar marshmallow creme

10 drops red food coloring

5 drops yellow food coloring

Grease a 9″ x 13″ pan with margarine.  Mix margarine, sugar, and whipped cream and boil for 4 minutes.  Next, add the marshmallow creme, orange extract, and white chocolate chips tot he mixture.  Mix well until the mixture is a smooth consistency. (The mixture will become thick and hard to stir.)

If you want a marbled looking fudge, take out one cup of the mixture and set aside.  Add the food coloring to the remaining mixture and pour it into the 9″ x 13″ pan.  Drop spoonfuls of the mixture you set aside into the pan and streak it through the orange mixture with a knife to create a marbled look.

Refrigerate until set and cut into squares.

Suggested variations

3 teaspoons mint favoring and 12 drops green food coloring

3 teaspoons peppermint flavoring and 12 drops red food coloring

Orange Marmalade Ham Glaze

I found this recipe several years ago in a magazine.  I don’t remember what magazine, but it was probably lying around in a doctor’s waiting room somewhere.   Since it is approaching the Christmas holiday, I thought it might be useful to share it with my readers.

It has been a while since I have used the glaze, but it is very tasty and I believe everyone will like it.

Orange Marmalade Ham Glaze

3/4 cup orange marmalade

2 tablespoons lemon juice

1/2 teaspoon dry mustard

Combine all the ingredients and blend them well.  Spread the glaze over the top and sides of the ham before baking.  Bake the ham per the instructions.