Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Paper Perfection

My favorite holiday centerpiece is my home-baked ham. Having a delicious, moist ham fills not only your stomach, but also your house with the aroma of warmth and the feeling of celebration.

The rule that I always live by in cooking the perfect ham is to place it tightly in a paper bag. This keeps in the delicious juices necessary for a soft ham. And considering ham is a dish that is also enjoyed for the days following the holidays, using a paper bag allows the meat to excite your taste buds even after it has cooled!