Pineapple Glazed Ham Balls with Cheesy Ranch Potatoes

Happy New Year!! This year my new year’s resolution is to get organized. To that end I spent 2 hours cleaning just the outside of my refrigerators (yes, we have more than one, that is how disorganized I am).


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Okay, it is not perfect but it is MUCH better. Tomorrow I tackle the inside.

In addition to organizing my home I am organizing my recipes. One of the ways that I am going to do this is by blogging the new recipes that I make. Good, bad or otherwise.

I didn’t have to work today so I was adventurous. I made Pineapple Glazed Ham Balls from the Simply Recipes website with Cheesy Ranch Potato Bake from the All Recipes website.

The ham balls, that really needs a better name, were pretty good. I don’t tend to make homemade meat balls of any kind but this one is triple pork. It calls for ground pork, ham and BACON!!! It is hard to go wrong with that trio. The glaze was good but next time I will use 1/4 cup cider vinegar instead of the 1/2 cup that it calls for and just 1 tsp of ground mustard.

The recipe made quite a few meatballs and there were few left over after dinner and five people eating them as appetizers during game night. I made about 3/4 of them in my Pampered Chef Rectangle Baker because I love cooking in my stoneware. I also used my small scoop to get uniform sized meatballs.

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The Cheesy Ranch Potatoes was very easy. The hardest part was dicing the potatoes. The recipe called for 2 teaspoons of chili powder and I was worried because I am married to a wimpy white boy. So I only put in 1 teaspoon but we both agreed that next time I will use the full 2 teaspoons.

Next, it called for a lot of butter. I will only put half the amount on the next time I make it. I also only used half the cheese and ranch that it called for. As you can see below it was kinda greasy.

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I served dinner with the pineapple glaze on the side.

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Overall, a decent dinner.

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