During the holidays, we like the ease of a baked ham. All you have to do is put it in the oven and baste it a few times while you get the rest of the meal ready. But not all basting sauces are created equal -- send us the best one you have. And if you have any ham baking tricks, tell us those, too!
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Preparing whole-grain mustard, honey, nutmeg and cloves for the initial rub.
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We poured it right on the ham. It doesn't look very promising, does it? But wait...
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Then you spread it around.
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And pack it on with a layer of brown sugar; and then you lay cucumbers over its eyes and turn on the tinkly music.
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Merrill focused on the task, diligently making sure every last inch is covered with the brown sugar. (Little did she know that her pretty hands would be carrying a new engagement ring just hours after this photo was shot!)
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Together we made it rain bourbon on the ham, to moisten its rub.
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Basting -- the key to all great glazed hams!
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The ham drippings are combined with more brown sugar, cloves ..
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freshly grated nutmeg...
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Then it's time to slice the ham, dip it in the sauce and eat!
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