Thanksgiving has come and gone and since I helped my mom with dinner this year, I thought I would share a couple of my favorite dishes I made from the night.

Besides the wonderful turkey that we are all so accustomed to on Thanksgiving, I decided to make a ham! Something that my family has never made before and it was actually my favorite dish from the night! It is SO easy and incredibly yummy - even for leftovers!


- 1 (12-pound) shankless skinless smoked cured ham
- Whole cloves for studding ham (I actually thought this meant garlic cloves until I realized its a different spice altogether! They are a MUST - expensive but worth it!)
- 1 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
- 1/4 cup prepared mustard
- 2 tablespoons cider vinegar

See full recipe at The Food Network 

Don't forget to make fresh cranberry sauce with your turkey and ham (that canned stuff is awful!) - bring to a simmer 1 cup of sugar, 1 cup of water and 500g of cranberries - cook for 10 minutes and voila - you're done :)  

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my wonderful momma!

my wonderful momma!

Another one of my favorite dishes were the Bourbon Sweet potatoes <full recipe here

The ingredients include:

  •  sweet potatoes, peeled and sliced into 1/2-inch thick rounds
  • Coarse salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/2  cup  firmly packed light brown sugar
  •  tablespoons (1/2 stick)  unsalted butter
  • 1/2  cup  bourbon 
  • maple syrup
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Yum! They were so sweet and a great healthier substitute to your white potatoes.