Family Favorite Recipes

Boiled Country Ham

This recipe came from one of our long time customers Mrs. Peggy McKnight. A lot of people like the hams cooked with Coke and Ginger Ale. Thank you Mrs. McKnight.

1 whole Rice’s Country Ham
Soak ham in water overnight
Wash ham thoroughly with warm water,using a bristle brush.
1 Three Liter Coke
1 Two Liter Ginger Ale
1 ½ Cinnamon Sticks
1 ½ cups white sugar
¾ cup vinegar
4 whole bay leaves
1 tsp. whole cloves
Pour all the above ingredients into a large pot and mix. Add the ham to the mixture. Bring to a boil, and turn heat to simmer. With top on the pot slow boil for 2 to 3 hours. Turn burner off and let ham sit over night. Remove ham from mixture, and throw the mixture away. Remove the skin from the ham. Glaze with brown sugar and cloves. Mix brown sugar and cloves and heat until mixture is liquid. Pour or brush over the ham. Ready to slice and serve.

Sweet Potato Biscuits

Our friend, Sally Lagone, made these biscuits on the Martha Stewart show. She served them with Rice’s Baked Country Ham.

2 cups all purpose flour
1 tbsp Baking Powder
½ tsp Baking Soda
¾ tsp Cinnamon
Pinch Ginger
3 tbsp light brown sugar
Grated orange rind to tast
6 tbsp butter
1 cup Sweet Potato
2/3 cup Buttermilk
Mix first 7 ingredients, (using your hands for this recipe is the only way to do it.)Making a hole in the middle of your flour mixture, add the butter. Mix with your hands or a pastry cutter until the consistency of corn meal. Add buttermilk a little at a time until mixture becomes firm to the touch. Kneed lightly.Pat out to about ½ inch thick. Cut with your favorite biscuit cutter. Bake in preheated 400 degree oven for 15 to 18 minutes until done.

Chess (Jelly) Pie

This is an old recipe that came from Grandma Rice’s collection. This pie was made often when she was growing up, and her mother had left over biscuits.

1 cup sugar
1 Tablespoon Butter
2 Tablespoon jelly (blackberry is best, but any of Rice’s Jams would be great)
1 Teaspoon vanilla
½ cup (biscuit) bread crumbs
2 egg yolks
Mix sugar, butter, jelly, vanilla, bread crumbs and 2 egg yolks.
Pour into unbaked pie shell and bake at 350 degrees until set.
Meringue: Beat 2 egg whites and make meringue. Add 2 tablespoons sugar and a pinch of cream of tartar. Beat until it stands in good peaks. Turn oven back to 325 degrees and bake until brown.

Coconut Pie

Grandma Rice loved to bake. This was one of her favorite recipes. So easy and so good.

1 cup sugar
1 cup milk
1 cup coconut
2 slightly beaten eggs
½ stick butter melted
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 tablespoon flour
Mix above and pour in unbaked pie shell. Bake at 400 degrees for 30 minutes.

Pecan Pie

This is a Rice Family favorite for the Holidays

3 whole eggs
1 cup sugar
1 cup Karo Syrup (light or dark)
1 stick melted margarine
1 teaspoon vanilla flavoring
1 cup pecans
Mix all together. Pour in unbaked pie shell and bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes.