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Hi~~~~This is Cindy~back with some great Easter Recipes!!! And some fun stuff to do!!! Enjoy!!!

This recipe is from MasterCook~~3 variations on Easter Ham!! I have tried them all~Yummy!!

Exported from MasterCook * Easter Glazed Ham - 3 Variations Recipe By : Serving Size : 1 Preparation Time :0:00 Categories : Breadmaker Seafood Vegetable Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method -------- ------------ -------------------------------- 4 lb Full cooked boneless ham - up to 6 pounds -----FIVE SPICE PLUM GLAZE----- 1 c Plum jam 1 tb Cornstarch 1/4 ts Five spice powder 1/8 ts Ground red pepper 2 tb Soy sauce 1 tb Vinegar -----MAPLE PECAN GLAZE----- 1 c Maple syrup 1 c Orange marmalade 1 tb Butter or margarine 1/2 c Pecans -- chopped, toasted -----CRANBERRY GLAZE----- 12 oz Cranberry juice concentrate - thawed 3 tb Dijon style mustard 2 tb Brown sugar 2 tb Lemon juice 4 ts Cornstarch 1/4 ts Ground cloves Place ham on a rack in a shallow baking pan. If desired, use a paring knife to score top of ham in a diamond pattern, making cuts 1/4" deep. Insert a meat thermometer. Bake in 325~ oven for 1-1/4 to 2-1/2 hours or until meat thermometer registers 140~ and ham is heated through. During the last 15 minutes of baking, brush ham with one of the following glazes. Heat any remaining glaze and serve with the ham. Makes 16-24 servings. FIVE SPICE PLUM GLAZE: In a small saucepan combine plum jam, cornstarch, five spice powder and ground red pepper. Stir in soy sauce and vinegar. Cook and stir till bubbly. Cook and stir 2 minutes more. Makes about 1 cup. MAPLE PECAN GLAZE: In a small saucepan, combine maple syrup and orange marmalade. Heat until bubbly. Whisk in butter till smooth. Stir in pecans. Makes 2 cups. CRANBERRY GLAZE: In a small saucepan combine all ingredients. Cook and stir mixture till thickened and bubbly. Cook and stir 2 minutes more. Makes 1-3/4 cups.

A very good friend taught me how to make Jesus Cookies..I have always remembered and think of this story..I have taught this to my son...The story tells of how Jesus suffered for all of us!!!

To be made the evening before Easter You need: 1c. whole pecans 1 tsp. vinegar 3 egg whites pinch salt 1c. sugar zipper baggie wooden spoon tape Bible Preheat oven to 300 (this is important-don't wait til you're half done with the recipe) Place pecans in zipper baggie and let children beat them with the wooden spoon to break into small pieces. Explain that after Jesus was arrested He was beaten by the Roman soldiers. Read John 19:1-3. Let each child smell the vinegar. Put 1 tsp. vinegar into mixing bowl. Explain that when Jesus was thirsty on the cross he was given vinegar to drink. Read John 19:28-30. Add egg whites to vinegar. Eggs represent life. Explain that Jesus gave His life to give us life. Read John 10:10-11. Sprinkle a little salt into each child's hand. Let them taste it and brush the rest into the bowl. Explain that this represents the salty tears shed by Jesus' followers, and the bitterness of our own sin. Read Luke 23:27. So far the ingredients are not very appetizing. Add 1c. sugar. Explain that the sweetest part of the story is that Jesus died because He loves us. He wants us to know this and how to belong to Him. Read Ps. 34:8 and John 3:16. Beat with a mixer on high speed for 12 to 15 minutes until stiff peaks are formed. Explain that the color white represents the purity in God's eyes of those whose sins have been cleansed by Jesus. Read Isa. 1:18 and John 3:1-3. Fold in broken nuts. Drop by teaspoons onto wax paper covered cookie sheet. Explain that each mound represents the rocky tomb where Jesus' body was laid. Read Matt. 27:57-60. Put the cookie sheet in the oven, close the door and turn the oven OFF. Give each child a piece of tape and seal the oven door. Explain that Jesus' tomb was sealed. Read Matt.27:65-66. GO TO BED! Explain that they may feel sad to leave the cookies in the oven overnight Jesus' followers were in despair when the tomb was sealed. Read John 16:20 and 22. On Easter morning, open the oven and give everyone a cookie. Notice the cracked surface and take a bite. The cookies are hollow! On the first Easter Jesus' followers were amazed to find the tomb open and empty! Read Matt. 28:1-9