Crock Pot Brown Sugar Pineapple Ham!

Looking for great family dinner ideas? This crock pot brown sugar pineapple ham recipe from Incredible Recipes is a great addition to any dinner table. You may make a holiday ham for Christmas, Easter, Thanksgiving or any other special occasion. You can also make this holiday ham for any dinner you like. Serving a ham like this would be great with mashed potatoes and some steamed greens, or a salad perhaps. Since the ham is cooked in a crock pot, it makes for easy cooking. All you have to do is prepare the ingredients, add them to the crock pot and let them simmer and soak in the amazing flavours. Since the ham is able to cook at a low temperature for a long period of time, it turns out super tender and juicy, especially because of all the pineapple juices and the brown sugar. You may never want to cook a ham in any other way after you try it out this way. Another great thing to try out, is to use a marmalade or a jam to rub onto a ham before putting it in the oven or crock pot. The sweet, fruity flavors always seem to complement ham, which has a salty savoury flavour.

Whenever you're looking for easy cooking recipes, crock pot recipes may be at the top of your list. Our crock pots and slow cookers have become some of our favourite kitchen contraptions to use because they can do so much, yet take up so little space. Just like the holiday ham, you can cook other types of meat in the crock pot and always have amazing results. Setting the crock pot and being able to go about your day is also a bonus for people with busy lives. Upon returning home, you and your family will be able to enjoy a nice, home-cooked meal that is of restaurant quality. That's why so many family dinner ideas usually involve a crock pot or a slow cooker. Did you know you can even make warm beverages in your crock pot? You can make a nice, rich hot chocolate, apple cider or mulled wine. Using your crock pot to make simmering potpourri is also a great idea, and there are so many great recipes to create your own completely natural scents using your crock pot, natural ingredients, and some water.

The crockpot was invented by inventor Irving Naxon who requested a patent for a 'food heating device' in 1936. This device that Irving created consisted of a dish within an encasing. The encasing would heat up, allowing the food in the dish to be cooked gradually over time. This device he created was also portable at the time he made it, just like they are today. Irving's great idea that people continue to love and use these days came from his dear mother who told him about a Jewish recipe that she used to make back in Lithuania where she grew up. The recipe is called cholent, and it was a recipe that people made to be cooked on the Sabbath when no work was permitted, only resting. The cholent would go in the oven the night before the Sabbath and be ready on the Sabbath day to eat and enjoy. Irving thought that this would be a great idea to implement into people's cooking appliances, to have an appliance that could cook your meals for you all day long while you work or relax. It's also a great way to save counter space and to not have to use the microwave which can cook things unevenly. Enjoy this and many more recipes from Incredible Recipes.***

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