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Hawaiian Ham Loaf is an old Pennsylvanian Dutch recipe that has been given a touch of Hawaiian taste to it. This recipe is a great way to use up leftover ham and make it into a meatloaf type of meal.

Hawaiian Ham Loaf is an old Pennsylvanian Dutch recipe that has been given a touch of Hawaiian taste to it. This recipe is a great way to use up leftover ham and make it into a meatloaf type of meal. A recipe from Seduction in the Kitchen.

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admit with my work situation changing without my planning, I feel like I need to make changes for myself. It feels like I need to blossom. Almost like I am a caterpillar that has been in a cocoon.

What? I know sounds kind of fortune cookie what I just wrote. My astrological sign is Libra. Libras love balance, right now I do find myself out of balance.

Things changed when I started this new position. My schedule for one is a change.  Like I was 7-4. Now I am 8-430. Another change, I lived 10 minutes from the old FHC, now it is a 15-20 minute drive to the new place. No one is bossing me around except me at this position.

So yes, I feel out of balance. With that feeling, I am realizing how I was just been in my little cocoon. Now it is the time to blossom. I need to change the old routine I do and do something new. My eyes are open and I come to realize, I need to breathe.

I need to change the old routine I do and do a new one. I come to realize, I need to breathe. What I realized now is that I have been in a depression. I stopped caring about myself and was just existing. Now is the time to just breathe and blossom.

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I love improving myself as you can tell. Not only do I want to make improvements on myself but also on Seduction in the Kitchen. Ever since French Onion Rice went viral on Pinterest, I decided I need to do more for Seduction in the Kitchen. I loved that feeling of seeing that and want to do it again.

I have been going through old posts, cleaning them up, and I am down to my last 5 pages on here to go through. The finish line is here, and it is amazing to see journey this blog has taken. Just seeing not only the photo improvement but my writing as well.

As close to done as I am, I just found out there is more I can do to improve this recipe blog. So it looks like I will be starting over again with old posts. WHAT?

Photo SEO

Yep, I just found out about more SEO stuff I can do to improve Seduction. That SEO stuff actually has to do with the photos. I have been naming my photos for the last year when I upload to Seduction in the Kitchen the recipe name. I learned that a while ago.

However, I learned there is more I need to put on the photos. So the older photos I simply have named like Mushrooms or DZ125. I need to not only change the titles on them, but I need to add the word PHOTO to the title as well.

So Phase 2 of improvement will begin soon. It was suggested to me to that add the word PHOTO to the title and adding some other stuff to the photo wording as well.  When I upload the  Grape and Feta Salad, I saw how it makes a difference.

I am in Facebook Jail yet again, so not able to promote that recipe on Facebook. Just adding the Photo SEO to that recipe was an eye opener. That was the first time I tried this photo SEO.

Hawaiian Ham Loaf is an old Pennsylvanian Dutch recipe that has been given a touch of Hawaiian taste to it. This recipe is a great way to use up leftover ham and make it into a meatloaf type of meal. A recipe from Seduction in the Kitchen.

Hawaiian Ham Loaf

The store has some beautiful little tavern hams on sale. I bought 2 of them. The one I used in the Hawaiian Ham Salad recipe. The other for this ham loaf.

When I was at work, I said I was making a ham loaf. Imagine my surprise when no one had any idea as to what I was talking about. Long story short, ham loaf is more a PA thing.

You go to the supermarket in Pittsburgh, you will see ham loaves in the meat section for you to take home and bake in your oven. Truthfully, I don’t see them in the meat section here in Cleveland. Probably because ham loaf is Pennsylvania Dutch.

Well, I was craving one, that is why I decided to make it. I decided instead of putting pineapple rings on top, why not put pineapple in the loaf. Make it more Hawaiian. It turned out so good! It was great!

What is ham loaf? It leftover ground ham with ground pork. It a meatloaf in a way. The difference is it all pork.

Hawaiian Ham Loaf is an old Pennsylvanian Dutch recipe that has been given a touch of Hawaiian taste to it. This recipe is a great way to use up leftover ham and make it into a meatloaf type of meal. A recipe from Seduction in the Kitchen.

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Hawaiian Ham Loaf

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Serves 8

Hawaiian Ham Loaf is an old Pennsylvanian Dutch recipe that has been given a touch of Hawaiian taste to it. This recipe is a great way to use up leftover ham!

Ingredients

  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 cup dry bread crumbs
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1-1/2 pound ground fully cooked ham
  • 1/2 pound ground pork
  • 1 large sweet onion finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon dry mustard
  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 8 oz can crushed pineapple drained
  • 1/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup cider vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground mustard
  • 2 tablespoons water

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, beat the eggs; add milk, bread crumbs, and pepper.
  2. Add the mustard, pepper, and brown sugar to the mixture. Beat well.
  3. Next, add onion, pineapple, ham and pork; mix well.
  4. In a shallow baking pan, shape meat mixture into an 8-in. x 4-in. oval. Insert a meat thermometer. Bake at 350° for 30 minutes.
  5. Meanwhile, combine glaze ingredients.
  6. Spoon over loaf and bake 40 minutes longer or until the thermometer reads 170°, basting occasionally with glaze.
  7. Take out the oven, serve it up and ENJOY!

by Recipe by Dee Samaan of Seduction in the Kitchen

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3 Comments
  • Mike T
    March 4, 2017

    Ham loaf takes me back to my childhood! Our mother was in and out of the hospital in the years before she died, and when dad was in charge,we were at the mercy of quick meals from a workaholic during the work week. One of those was ham loaf from a small grocer near our house in Akron. He would pick up a ham loaf on his way home from work, toss it in the oven to heat up, and serve some corn or peas or beans as a side. We loved it, but after three nights in a row of ham loaf, we asked for a bit more variety!

    • Deanna Samaan
      March 5, 2017

      That is true, having it 3 nights a week, it gets old quickly. My mom it was always buttered peas on the side

  • Hope
    March 19, 2017

    This looks like a great way to use up ham! Pineapple and ham go so well together – yum! 🙂

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