Breakfast buffet
April 15th, 2011
09:00 AM ET
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While you're frying up some eggs and bacon, we're cooking up something else: a way to celebrate today's food holiday and the most delicious finds on TV.

Hot diggity hog! April 15 is National Glazed Spiral Ham Day.

For a mighty swine party, try out managing editor Kat's Cheerwine Ham recipe after the jump.

Hogs and kisses, y'all!

Cheerwine Ham (originally posted on Slashfood)

1 bone-in ham
3-4 cans of non-diet Cheerwine
1 cup bourbon
1 1/2 cups brown sugar
Pomegranate molasses (available at Middle Eastern or specialty grocers)
2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
1/2 tablespoon mustard seeds

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Line a roasting pan with enough aluminum foil to make a pouch that can fully envelop your ham.

Rinse the ham in cold water and place it fat side up in the lined pan. Mix together 2-3 can of Cheerwine and 1/2 cup of the bourbon and pour it over the ham. Close the foil and cook it for 25 minutes per pound or until it reaches an internal temperature of 150F. If the ham seems to be drying out, pour on more Cheerwine and bourbon.

While the ham is reaching the end of the cooking process, in a pan on the stovetop, stir together 1/2 cup bourbon, 1/3-1/2 cup of Cheerwine, brown sugar, a dash of pomegranate molasses, mustard and mustard seeds and cook over medium flame until it forms a thick syrup.

Remove the ham from the oven, unwrap, drain off as much liquid as possible, remove any skin, and score the fat in diagonals to form a diamond pattern. Starting at the top, brush on glaze so it seeps into the channels and return, uncovered, to the oven. Bake for another 20-30 minutes, or until the glaze hardens. If desired, raise the temperature to 450F for the last ten minutes.

Remove the ham from the oven, let stand for at least five minutes, and serve in slices with additional glaze on the side.

Save the bone to flavor greens and soups.

What's on TV?

"Rachael Ray Show"
- check local listings
Russell Brand is a guest while Rachael whips up smoky huevos rancheros.

"Sweet Dreams" - Cooking Channel, 10:30 a.m. EST
Gale Gand makes creamy walnut fudge and homemade Tootsie rolls.

"Soul Food" - Style Channel, 1 p.m. EST
The trials and tribulations of a family that gets together for Sunday supper every week. Collards, cornbread and fried chicken abound.

"Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations" - Travel Channel, 5 p.m. EST
Bourdain heads to Ghana where a beef tongue and goat meat stew is waiting for him.

"Outrageous Food" - Food Network, 10 p.m. EST
Tom Pizzica orders a 30-inch pizza. That's a whole lotta dough!

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