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Quicker Baked Potato

Try this method for speeding up the potato baking process (for a better texture than those that you microwave). Pre-heat the oven to 400. Place the potato in boiling water for 10 minutes. Bake for 30 minutes. This will cut the cooking time in half.


Orange Glazed Ham

pork, microwave

3 oz fully cooked ham *
1 stalk celery **
5 1/2 oz madarin orange sections ***
1/2 teaspoon cornstarch
1 dash ground cinnamon

* Ham should be in one piece and cut into 3/4-inch chunks. ** Celery Stalk should be cut into 1/2-inch chunks with a slant cut. *** Mandarin Orange sections should also have pineapple chunks in it. In a 20-ounce casserole micro-cook ham, celery and 1 T water, covered, on 100% power for 2 to 3 minutes or till heated through. Drain orange sections with pineapple, reserving 3 T liquid. In a 1-cup measure stir together cornstarch and cinnamon. Stir in reserved liquid. Micro-cook, uncoverd, on 100% power for 45 seconds to 1 minute or till thickened and bubbly, stirring twice. Drain liquid off ham and celery mixture. Stir in thickened mixture. Stir in orange sections with pineapple. Micro-cook, uncovered, on 100% power for 45 seconds to 1 minute or till heated through. Serve with hot cooked rice, if desired.