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Walmart Ad 3-29 – 4-4

Walmart Ad 3-29 - 4-4

Walmart Ad 3-29 – 4-4! FREE Soft Soap Body Wash and HOT Deals on Birds Eye Frozen Vegetables, plus more Great Deals & Coupon Match-ups for you to look over!
You’ll definitely want to check out this short list of some of the best deals currently found in your local Walmart store. However, be aware that prices vary by region and even by store. In addition, make sure to be aware of the following information as it can affect your final price. Take a look at this weeks awesome offers…

Wal-Mart.com USA, LLC

Walmart Ad 3-29 – 4-4

Prices may vary by region.
Cookies, Snacks & Candy

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M&M’s Milk Chocolate, Carrot Cake, or Peanut Candies, 9.9 – 11.4 oz – $2.88
Final Price: $1.88
Frozen Foods

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Birds Eye Steamfresh Frozen Vegetables, 10 – 10.8 oz – $1.00
  • $1.00/2 Birds Eye Steamfresh Varieties – 2-22-15 SS (exp. 04/05/15)
Final Price: $0.50
Personal Care

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Bic Flex 5 Disposable Razors, 2 pk – $5.47
  • $3.00/1 BIC Flex 5 Razor – 3-29-15 SS (exp. 04/26/15)
Final Price: $2.47

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Dove Daily Moisture Shampoo, 12 oz – $3.48
  • $3.00/2 Dove Hair Products – 3-22-15 RP; Excludes Trial or Travel Size and Men + Care; Maximum 2 Identical Coupons Allowed In Same Shopping Trip (exp. 04/19/15)
Final Price: $0.98

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Pantene Pro-V Repair & Protect Shampoo or Conditioner – $3.58

Sizes vary by product

  • $5.00/3 Pantene Products – 3-29-15 PG; Includes Must Include Shampoo and Conditioner, or Styler, Excludes 6.7 oz, Trial or Travel Size, Limit of 4 Like Coupons Per Day (exp. 04/30/15)
Final Price: $1.91

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Softsoap Body Wash, 15 – 18 oz – $2.97
Out-of-Pocket Price: $1.47
Final Price: Free
Buy 1; Use $1.50/1 Coupon; Includes JingIt and Ibotta Savings and $0.78 Overage

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Suave Kids Apple Hair Detangler Spray, 10.5 oz – $1.88
  • $1.00/2 Suave Kids Hair Products – 3-22-154 RP; Excludes Trial or Travel Size; Maximum 2 Identical Coupons Allowed In Same Shopping Trip (exp. 04/19/15)
  • $3.00/2 Suave Hair Care Products – 3-8-15 RP; Includes Suave Professionals, Kids and Styling; Excludes Naturals and Trial and Travel sizes; Limit of 2 identical coupons in same shopping trip, No Cash Back (exp. 04/05/15)
Final Price: $0.38

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TRESemme Moisture Rich Shampoo or Conditioner, 28 oz – $3.88
  • $2.00/1 TRESemme Wash & Care Product – 3-22-15 RP; Excludes Trial or Travel Size, Maximum 2 Identical Coupons In Same Shopping Trip (exp. 04/19/15)
Final Price: $1.88
Produce

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Asparagus, per lb – $1.47

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Fresh Strawberries, 16 oz – $1.68


 

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Diaper Deals

Diaper Deals

Diaper Deals updated 3-30-15!! Pampers, Huggies, Luvs & Store Brand Diaper Deals for you to checkout!! I went ahead and found the diaper deals for each diaper brand and for each store this website covers for you. I’ll update this list 2 times a week (usually on Wednesdays and Sundays) due to most stores beginning their new sale cycles on those two days. See the current and upcoming diaper deals below,  followed by a list of baby wipe deals…

Diaper Deals

Harveys Supermarket (3/25 - 3/31)
For every $50 you spend, earn a nickel per gallon in fuelperks (up to 20 gallons).
Sam's Club (ED 4/17-12/31)
Prices and product availability may vary by store.
Target (03/29 - 04/04)
$5 Target Gift Card WYB 2 Items Listed
Fred's Super Dollar (3/29 - 4/11)
Sam's Club (ED 4/17-12/31)
Prices and product availability may vary by store.
Kroger - Atlanta Marketing Area (3/25 - 3/31)
Target (03/29 - 04/04)
CVS (3/29 - 4/4)
Get $10 ECB wyb $30 in Participating P&G Products, Limit 1
Target (03/29 - 04/04)
Sam's Club (ED 4/17-12/31)
Prices and product availability may vary by store.
Big Lots (3/28 - 4/4)
Dollar General (DG 3/29 - 4/4)
Prices may vary by region.
Winn-Dixie (Mar 25 - Mar 31)
CVS (3/29 - 4/4)

Baby Wipe Deals

FYI… Because the search feature cannot distinguish a BABY wipe from a LYSOL wipe, you will notice that mixed into the list of baby wipes might be stray disinfecting wipes. However, given some of the nasty stuff that can come out of the smallest and most precious among us, having a lysol disinfecting wipe on hand might be a smart thing!! lol!!

Big Lots (3/28 - 4/4)
Sam's Club (ED 4/17-12/31)
Prices and product availability may vary by store.
Dollar Tree (3/25-4/1)
Product may vary by store. Not all stores carry these products. Be sure to check sizes and coupon restrictions.
Fred's Super Dollar (3/29 - 4/11)
Publix - Jacksonville Division (HBA 3/28 - 4/10)
Kroger - Atlanta Marketing Area (3/25 - 3/31)
Walgreens (3/29 - 4/4)
Buy 2 Participating Household Cleaners, Get $1.50 Register Rewards
Target (03/29 - 04/04)
Publix - Jacksonville Division (3/26 - 4/4)
­$10 off $50 Visa Gift Card wyb $50 or more Grocery Purchase In­-Ad Publix Coupon
Rite Aid (3/29 - 4/4)
Prices and sales may vary by store
CVS (3/29 - 4/4)
Total Home Mix & Match
Walmart (WM 3/29 - 4/4)
Prices may vary by region.
Walmart (3/29 - 4/4)
Walmart Prices Vary By Region
Sam's Club (ED 4/17-12/31)
Prices and product availability may vary by store.
Walgreens (3/29 - 4/4)
Big Lots (3/28 - 4/4)

OTHER Baby & Children’s Offers…


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Dollar General Ad 3-29 – 4-4

Dollar General Ad 3-22 - 3-28Dollar General Ad 3-29 – 4-4!!  Hot Deals on Glad Storage or Freezer Bags, and Cesar Wet Dog Food. Plus, there are many more wonderful Coupon Match-ups & Deals for you to score this week! Make sure to check everything out! Also, please keep in mind, prices vary from region to region, but they are generally within a few pennies if each other! You’ll find the following Dollar General information to be helpful…

Dollar General Ad 3-29 – 4-4

Prices may vary by region.
Breakfast & Cereal

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General Mills Cheerios, 12 oz – Buy 2, Get 1 Free

Must purchase 3 to get discount price.

Condiments, Spice & Baking

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Carnation Evaporated Milk, 12 oz – $1.00
Out-of-Pocket Price: $0.73
Final Price: $0.23
Buy 2; Use $0.55/2 Coupon; Includes Checkout51 Savings

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French’s French Fried Onions, 2.8 oz – $1.50
  • $0.30/1 French’s French Fried Onions
  • $0.50/1 French’s French Fried Onions – 3-22-15 SS (exp. 05/31/15)
  • $0.75/1 French’s French Fried Onions – 3-22-15 SS (exp. 04/30/15)
  • $1.00/1 French’s French Fried Onions – 3-22-15 SS (exp. 04/30/15)
Final Price: $0.50
Cookies, Snacks & Candy
Get $1 off select Easter items (baskets, plastic Easter eggs, or Easter basket grass) when you buy $5 of Hershey’s, Reese’s, Cadbury or Whoppers Easter Candy (1.2 – 13.41 oz)

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Whoppers Robin Eggs, 10 oz – $2.00
  • $2.00/3 Hershey’s Kisses, Reese’s, Hershey’s Miniatures, Hershey’s Eggs, Cadbury or Whoppers Bags – 3-22-15 SS; Includes 8 oz or Larger (exp. 04/15/15)
Final Price: $1.33
Grains, Pasta & Sides

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Prego Sauce, 14.5 – 24 oz – $2.00

Buy 2, Get 1 Barilla Pasta, 16 oz, FREE

Final Price: $1.63
Home Supplies
$5 off your next purchase when you spend $15 or more on select brands. Excludes Glad Trash Bags with Febreze scent. Offer good ONLY on Dawn Dish Liquid and Mr. Clean All Purpose Cleaners. Offer valid 3/29 – 4/4. Exclusions apply. $15 Net purchase price determined after all discounts, offers and coupons.

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Pledge Lemon Clean Furniture Spray or Multi Surface Antibacterial Cleaner, 9.7 oz – $4.00
Out-of-Pocket Price: $2.50
Final Price: $1.50
Buy 1 Pledge Lemon Clean Furniture Spray; Use $1.50/1 Coupon; Includes Checkout51 Savings

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Swiffer Sweep & Trap Starter Kit – $20.00
  • $5.00/1 Swiffer WetJet, Sweep & Trap or Sweepevac Starter Kit – 3-29-15 PG; Excludes Trial or Travel Size, Limit of 4 Like Coupons Per Household Per Day – (exp. 04/30/15)
Out-of-Pocket Price: $15.00
Final Price: $10.00
Buy 1; Use $5.00/1 Coupon; Includes Catalina Savings

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Swiffer WetJet Starter Kit – $20.00
  • $5.00/1 Swiffer WetJet, Sweep & Trap or Sweepevac Starter Kit – 3-29-15 PG; Excludes Trial or Travel Size, Limit of 4 Like Coupons Per Household Per Day – (exp. 04/30/15)
Out-of-Pocket Price: $15.00
Final Price: $10.00
Buy 1; Use $5.00/1 Coupon; Includes Catalina Savings

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All Liquid Laundry Detergent, 50 oz – $3.50
Final Price: $2.50

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Glad Food Storage or Freezer Bags – $1.50

Quart or Gallon Size; Assorted counts; Excludes family packs

Final Price: $0.50

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Swiffer Sweeper Refill Pads with Gain, 16 ct – $4.00
Final Price: $3.00
Personal Care

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Always Liners, 36 – 40 ct – $3.00
Final Price: $2.25

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Always Maxi with Wings, 14 – 18 ct – $3.00
  • $0.50/1 Always Pads or Feminine Wipes Product – 3-29-15 PG; Excludes Discreet, Trial or Travel Size, Limit of 4 Like Coupons Per Household Per Day (exp. 04/30/15)
  • $1.00/2 Always Pads or Feminine Wipes Product – 3-29-15 PG; Excludes Discreet, Trial or Travel Size, Limit of 4 Like Coupons Per Household Per Day (exp. 04/30/15)
Final Price: $2.50
Pet Care

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Beneful Dry Dog Food Original or Healthy Weight, 3.5 lb – $5.00 – Buy 1, Get 1 Free with DG coupon.

Must purchase 2 to get discount price.

Final Price: $2.50

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Cesar Wet Dog Food, 3.5 oz – 3 for $2
  • B1G1 Cesar Home Delights brand Tray – 3-29-15 RP; Includes Maximum Value of $1.19; No Cash or Credit Back (exp. 05/23/15)
Final Price: $0.34

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Friskies Party Mix Cat Treats, 2.1 oz – $1.25 – Buy 1, Get 1 Free with DG coupon.

Must purchase 2 to get discount price.

Final Price: $0.62

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Purina Beggin’ Strips, 6 oz – $2.75 – Buy 1, Get 1 Free with DG coupon.

Must purchase 2 to get discount price.

  • B1G1 Purina Beggin’ Treats, 7 oz or Smaller WYB (1) Purina Beggin’ Treats, 6 oz or Larger – 3-29-15 SS; Maximum Value $3.75 (exp. 06/29/15)
Final Price: $1.37
***See ALL the Dollar General Ad 3-29 – 4-4 deals at Dollar General Coupon Match-ups Page!***

Also, see coupon match-ups from some of your favorite store too by heading on over to the Store coupon match-ups main page!

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Walmart Unadvertised Deals 3-29 – 4-4

Walmart Unadvertised Deals 3-29 - 4-4Walmart Unadvertised Deals 3-29 – 4-4 FREE Zing Stevia Sweetener, FREE Biotene, plus more Coupon Match-ups & Other Deals for you to look over! You’ll definitely want to check out this short list of some of the best UNADVERTISED deals you can possibly find on the shelves of your local Walmart store. However, be aware that prices vary by region and even by store, plus some items are found regionally. In addition, make sure to be aware of the following information as it can affect your final price…

Wal-Mart.com USA, LLC

Walmart Unadvertised Deals 3-29 – 4-4

Walmart Prices Vary By Region
Multi-Item Deals
Buy ALL 3 & Earn a $1 BONUS Ibotta Offer
Breakfast & Cereal
Condiments, Spice & Baking

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Kikkoman Stir Fry Seasoning Mix, 1 oz – $0.78
Final Price: $0.23

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Zing Stevia Sweetener, 40 ct – $2.68
Out-of-Pocket Price: $1.18
Final Price: Free
Buy 1; Use $1.50/1 Coupon; Includes: Ibotta Savings
Frozen Foods

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Old Orchard Juice From Concentrate – $1.22
Final Price: $0.97
Grains, Pasta & Sides

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Mahatma Yellow Rice Mix, 5 oz – $0.64
  • $0.50/1 Mahatma or Water Maid Rice – 1-25-15 RP (exp. 04/30/15)
  • $0.75/2 Mahatma Rice Mixes – 1-25-15 RP (exp. 04/30/15)
Final Price: $0.14

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Maruchan Bowls, 3.31 oz – $0.78
  • $1.00/2 Maruchan Bowls – 2-1-15 SS (exp. 07/31/15)
Final Price: $0.28
Home Supplies

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Pledge Multi Surface Wipes, 25 ct – $3.93
Out-of-Pocket Price: $2.43
Final Price: $1.43
Buy 1; Use $1.50/1 Coupon; Includes Checkout51 Savings

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Scott Naturals Flushable Wipes, 51 ct – $1.97
Final Price: $1.22
Personal Care

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BiC Disposable Razors, 12 ct – $2.82
  • $2.00/1 BIC Disposable Razor – 3-29-15 SS; Excludes Trial or Travel Size (exp. 04/26/15)
Final Price: $0.82

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Biotene Mouthwash, Trial Size – $0.97
Final Price: Free

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Pantene Pro-V Shampoo or Conditioner, 12 – 15.9 oz – $3.48
  • $5.00/3 Pantene Products – 3-29-15 PG; Includes Must Include Shampoo and Conditioner, or Styler, Excludes 6.7 oz, Trial or Travel Size, Limit of 4 Like Coupons Per Day (exp. 04/30/15)
Final Price: $1.81

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Rimmel London Nail Polish – $1.50
Final Price: $0.50

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Softsoap Fresh & Glow Body Wash, 15 oz – $2.97
Out-of-Pocket Price: $1.47
Final Price: $0.72
Buy 1; Use $1.50/1 Coupon; Includes Ibotta Savings

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Speed Stick GEAR Deodorant, 2.7 – 4 oz – $3.88
Out-of-Pocket Price: $1.88
Final Price: $0.88
Buy 1; Use $2.00/1 Coupon; Includes JingIt Savings

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Suave Kids 2 in 1 Shampoo & Conditioner, 10 – 12 oz – $1.88
  • $3.00/2 Suave Hair Care Products – 3-8-15 RP; Includes Suave Professionals, Kids and Styling; Excludes Naturals and Trial and Travel sizes; Limit of 2 identical coupons in same shopping trip, No Cash Back (exp. 04/05/15)
Final Price: $0.38

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Trojan Personal Lubricants, 3 – 4 oz – $2.98
Out-of-Pocket Price: $2.98
Final Price: Free
Buy 1; Submit for Mail In Rebate
Pharmacy

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Mucinex Allergy, 30 ct – $13.47
Final Price: Free
Buy 1; Submit for MIR


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Ham – Buying, Baking & Freezing

Ham - Buying, Baking & FreezingHam – Buying, Baking & Freezing – What you need to know about buying, baking, and even freezing ham!! Whether it’s for Easter Sunday, or large family gathering, nothing is easier to make or more welcome than a baked ham. Most hams are sold fully cooked, so all you need to do is warm it, slice, and serve. There are only two things you need to do – first, choose the correct ham, and secondly, don’t over cook it! Below I share a guide on different types of hams, grades, cooking methods and even freezing and re-heating tips. Make sure and check out all of this great information! Take a look…

First things first. Know your hams…

Ham – Buying, Baking & Freezing

Ham - Buying. Baking & Freezing

Types of Hams:

WHOLE HAM – A whole ham will typically weigh 18 to 20 pounds and includes both the ‘butt’ end and the ‘shank’ end. The ‘butt end’ is the upper part of the ham, more ‘rump’ and thus more fatty. The ‘shank end’ is the lower end, more leg and less fatty. The shank end has just one bone so is easier to slice. When I cooked half a ham recently, a nine-pound bone-in, shank-end ham yielded nearly eight pounds of cooked ham meat. Some hams will still have a thick layer of fat on the exterior (this is what gets scored in diamond shapes for an attractive look once the ham is baked and reaches the table); some producers leave a thin layer of fat, there’s still enough for scoring.

PICNIC HAM – Sometimes the front shoulders of a hog are smoked and called ‘picnic hams’ but they’re not really ham cuts, there are pork shoulders cured in ham fashion.

HAM STEAKS – Ham steaks are slices of a cured ham, sold pre-sliced for easy cooking.

BREAKFAST HAM – A breakfast ham is a ham steak, just the most tender center section.

HAM HOCK – The hock is the pig’s ankle, the slightly meaty section above the feet (called trotters) and the hams (in the back legs) and the picnic hams (in the front legs). A ham hock is usually sold fully cooked.

FRESH HAM or GREEN HAM – This is an uncured and uncooked ham. I’ve never seen a fresh ham at the grocery store but when you buy a whole hog for the freezer, you’ll get two fresh hams. If you purchase a fresh ham, it can be roasted or baked right away. It can also be cured at home and then baked, or it can be smoked at home and then roasted/baked.

CURED HAM – A cured ham has been flavored with salt, sugar and other flavorings. It’s these flavors which turn the piece of flesh from the hind quarters of a pig into the tasty food we call ham. Many foods are cured, not just hams, sometimes for food-preservation and sometimes for food-flavoring. Some familiar forms of cured food are corned beef, ham, bacon, sausages like salami and pepperoni, pickled herring, sauerkraut, tofu (yep), and even olives.

CURED HAM (WET) – Wet-cured hams are soaked in a brine of salt, sugar and other flavorings. A wet-cure ham may also be smoked. The pork flavor really comes through, without the saltiness of a traditional country ham. It pays to ask about how the ham is cured – some hams are wet-cured with injections of salt-sugar-smoke flavoring, not actually brined and then smoked.

CITY HAM – A city ham is perhaps the most typical ham in the U.S. A city ham is soaked or injected with a brine of salt, sugar and flavorings and then lightly smoked or boiled. Look for a city ham in the refrigerated case at the supermarket, likely near the bacon, likely wrapped in plastic. It will be marked ‘ready to cook’, ‘partially cooked’ or ‘ready to serve’. Look for one that’s labeled ‘ham in natural juices’. I think of a city ham as an everyday ham that works well for any occasion – readily available and relatively inexpensive.

CURED HAM (DRY) – The dry method of curing ham uses salt, not liquid, for adding flavor to a ham. The salt pulls out moisture and concentrates the meat flavor. It’s often a delicacy, sold at specialty shops and butchers – think Italian prosciutto, Spanish Serrano ham and German Black Forest ham.

COUNTRY HAM – A country ham is dry-cured with salt, sometimes smoked, and then aged. A traditional country ham salty, so salty that it’s either eaten in thin-thin slices on biscuits, say, or soaked and rinsed for 12 to 24 hours before baking. But country hams can also be cured with less salt and thus require none of the soaking and rinsing. Country hams are a traditional food in the American South and the curing process dates back to the days before preservation. (More about the tradition of country hams.)

VIRGINIA HAM – A Virginia ham is a country ham.

SMOKED HAM – Smoking is another form of curing. Before it’s smoked, a ham is first salt-cured or brined to control the development of bacteria during smoking. It then spends many hours, days even, in a smokehouse to allow the essence of hickory or maple smoke to slowly infuse the meat. The meat doesn’t ‘burn up’ because the smoking temperature low, below 100F, that’s why this slow process is called ‘cold-smoking’.

AIR-DRIED HAM – When Karl and I were in Switzerland a few years back, out friends served us air-dried ham. It was different but good! This meat is actually classified as “raw” and therefore can’t be sold in the U.S.

BLACK FOREST HAM – Germany’s traditional Black Forest ham is coated in beef blood (yes, you read that right—BEEF BLOOD) before smoking, and the thin black coating is derived from the blood. While I will eat the “raw” air-dried ham, which I promise tastes cooked, I won’t be eating Black Forrest Ham….EHEWWWW…I just CANNOT get past the cow blood thing!!!

HONEY-BAKED HAM – There’s the Honey-Baked Ham the brand, sold at high prices in stores across the U.S. These are great quality hams!!

SMITHFIELD HAM – These are country hams and are great quality!

SPIRAL-CUT HAM – Spiral slicing is all the rage in hams, it’s definitely an impressive way to serve ham to a lot of people, thin-sliced in spirals.

DELI HAM – Deli ham is a generic term for ham specially formed into loaves for thin, even slicing. The ham will have been cured and often smoked.

CANNED HAM – This boneless ham meat scraps that are smooshed together and crammed into a can. Think Spam on steroids!!!

My Pick: A Bone-In City Ham in its’ natural juices! It’s not too salty!! I put the ham in a brown paper grocery bag on the bottom rack of my oven (placed in a broiler or big aluminum pan) and cook it on 325 degrees at 15 minutes per lb!

Boneless or Bone-In?

BONELESS HAM – A boneless ham is easier to slice. But too often, boneless hams are not really whole hams, they’re pieces of ham jelled together and canned – not good. That said, some very good hams from small producers have had their bones removed and are specially packaged for easy serving and slicing. These are not canned, just boneless.

BONE-IN HAM – Just like chicken, a bone-in ham has more flavor because the bone itself imparts flavor into the meat. Plus, you definitely want the bone for later, to make soup, etc..

My Pick: BONE-IN…because it gives you more flavor!!

Grades of Ham

Today, most ham producers brine their hams by injecting them with a curing solution of water, salt, sugar, and usually phosphates and nitrites as well. The idea is to jack up the ham’s shipping weight, thereby increasing profit margins because they are sold by weight. Though a ham with lots of water added may sell for less money per-pound than a no-water-added ham, you’re really paying for that extra water weight. Not a wise move. The amount of water in the ham determines its grade, which you’ll find on the label. Here are the 4 most common grades in order of best quality…

Ham. This highest grade of ham has a clean, delicate pork flavor and a fine, lean texture that resembles that of a chop. It’s considerably more expensive than other grades, though, and your local supermarket may not carry it. Ordering by mail will, of course, only add to the cost of the ham.

Ham in natural juices. This grade is somewhat confusingly named since the “natural juices” are actually added water (many hams of this grade weigh up to 10% more than their raw weight due to the extra water). These hams have a fine, meaty quality when baked, and the added water does help ensure that they stay juicy. This grade is a good value and is readily available at most supermarkets.

Ham, water added. The percentage of added water in this grade will be stated on the label (usually in fine print). A ham that says “water added–15%” means it weighs 15% more than its raw weight.

Ham and water product. Most producers of this lowest grade pump as much water as they can into the ham, which adds weight and allows them to sell it at a lower price. If the amount of water exceeds 50%, the ham must be labeled “water and ham product,” since there is more water by weight than meat.

My Pick: A ham from any of the 4 grades listed above are acceptable for any dinner table, however,  for the best flavor and texture, I recommend buying “ham” or “ham in natural juices” grades.

Baking Methods

My personal favorite method is to put my ham in a brown paper bag placed in a roasting pan and bake on the bottom rack of the oven at 325 degrees. Baking 15 minutes per lb. However, you’ll find almost every technique known to “man-kind” and “ham-kind” alike at this great Ham Cooking Tips site!  These folks feature methods like roasting, covered, baking bag, and lots more! Plus, there is even a guide on how long to bake hams for each technique. There is also a method for cooking CANNED ham!! LOL!! However, you will only find the brown bag technique right here at the ECQ website!!! So, they can figure out how to cook a canned ham, but not how to cook one in a paper bag?!?!? All I can say is, “They must be from the North!!” LOL!!!

Good to Know…

Choosing the Correct Size Ham: When buying a ham, you want to aim for between 1/2 a pound and 3/4 of a pound per person for bone-in hams, and 1/2 a pound or less for boneless hams.

About Freezing Ham: Because ham has such a high salt content, it is challenging to freeze. HOWEVER, BUT IT CAN BE DONE!! So, don’t let anyone tell you differently!! The trick to freezing ham is to freeze it in small quantities, like 4-6 sandwich type slices, packaged with plastic wrap placed in between each slice and then wrapped overall in plastic wrap AND then wrap all that in an outer layer of aluminum foil. Ham may be frozen up to 6 months before quality and taste is compromised.

Thawing Frozen Ham: Because ham that has been frozen has lots of water seeping from it due to the salt, you will need to thaw your ham in the fridge, then gently squeeze the water/moisture from the ham with paper towels. You can also freeze ham in small quantities to use in soups, salads, etc…, versus slicing for sandwiches.

COOKING TIPS & IDEAS FOR LEFTOVER HAM that has been thawed out:

  • Fry Sliced Ham using a tiny bit of oil (1/2 tablespoon – 2 tablespoons, depending on how much ham you are cooking), or non-stick cooking spray. Heat the oil in a skillet over med-high heat. Brown ham on both sides. Serve with eggs, toast, grits (Hey, I AM southern, so what do you expect), etc… OR tucked into a grilled cheese sandwich, making it a grilled ham and cheese sandwich! Yum!!!
  • Reheat Ham Slices in Oven at 350 degrees. Don’t cover. Allow moisture from ham to evaporate with the oven’s heat. Turn ham over to “dry” the other side. Be careful not to dry out your ham. Your goal is to remove excess water, not to turn it into ham jerky. This process should take about 10 – 15 minutes — or longer if you have several thick slices of ham.
  • Thawed Diced Ham that has been blotted of moisture is easily tossed into soups, stews, salads, and even in macaroni & cheese, broccoli & cheese, and potato & cheese casseroles like this Cheesy Ham & Potato Casserole  to jazz them up!

 Life of a Smoked Ham (I know, it sounds like the title of an artsy novel):  Smoked Hams are already cooked, so you are just re-heating it! However, while a smoked ham is already cooked, it is not preserved. A smoked ham should be treated like any fresh meat and cooked within a day or two of purchase. After cooking, the leftovers should be eaten within a few days.

Resources:
Fine Cooking
Kitchen Parade
Serious Eats


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