Recipes from Today’s Show: Christmas Ham Dinner

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When I begin planning for the holidays, I go straight to my butcher to pick up a great cut of meat. This Christmas I’ve got myself a ham that I’m “decorating” with some simple orange slices that make it pretty to look at and adds extra citrus flavor to the marmalade glaze.  For sides, scalloped sweet potatoes are a twist on the original and green beans get extra flavor from mushrooms and toasted almonds while my lemon cake is sweet, simple and goes great with coffee.

Marmalade-Glazed Ham
Green Beans with Mushrooms and Toasted Almonds
Scalloped Sweet Potatoes with Vidalia Onion
Lemon Cake

Watch ”Mad Hungry with Lucinda Scala Quinn” Mondays through Fridays at 12 p.m. ET/11 a.m. CT on Hallmark Channel.

  • Jane December 9, 2011 at 2:23 pm

    Can you post the Sour Lemon poundcake shown on today’s (12/9) show? It is different than the Lemon Cake shown online and looks really great for holiday gift giving.

    Thank you!

  • Toni Murphy December 10, 2011 at 7:20 pm

    I made the scalloped sweet potato w/ vidalia onion and english cheddar. Actually I used a cheese blend because I could not find english cheddar.Is there another cheese that would be a good substitute for the english?
    It turned out(tasting)wonderful,very sweet fragrant spice flavor. I’d never thought to marry those spices like that. There was an awful lot of liquid still in it when I took it out of the oven. Should I have removed the foil/parchment for the last 45 min.? It does not say on the recipe to do remove it so I left it on. Would more of the liquid have evaporated had I removed the cover?

  • Patti December 11, 2011 at 9:19 pm


    I can’t get enough of Mad Hungry. Lucinda, when can we see a new cookbook?
    I was wondering when teacher John Contratti will be back on the show? Being a teacher too, I was quite impressed. I was wondering if you have checked out his website.
    I’m really enjoying it. I get recipes from the two of you all the time. I love his recent mix of celebrity into his website. It’s quite cool.
    Happy holidays to you and your family.


  • DeskSnacker December 12, 2011 at 3:39 pm

    I love that you “go straight to the butcher” for holiday ideas. Picking out the freshest meat is what’s really going to make the meal awesome.

  • Elizabeth Ebisu December 13, 2011 at 6:06 pm

    thanks your ham, cake and beans made a delicious meal…we all enjoyed this…thank you!
    Much aloha,
    Ms. E

  • Jussie August 10, 2015 at 5:01 am

    I just want to say THANK YOU to all the Kinkers for EVERYTHING that you have done in putting this blog thgetoer and supporting this movie!! You have kept us up-to-date on everything and have done a WONDERFUL job doing so! Thanks to you, I also have a girl crush on Tai! She is awesome!! I am SUPER EXCITED about this movie and cannot wait to see it this weekend!! THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU!See you under the big top,LMM

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