Oh Baby! Best Ham and Pickle Party Dish

ham and pickles

Easy to make and fun party favor!

My family has always had a flair for the dramatic, and one of those people was my Uncle Howard.   Uncle Howard was married to Sue, a beautiful woman, whom I thought looked much like Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis.  They lived in Sidney, New York, where Uncle Howard was the Principle of an elementary school, and a part time actor in the theatre.   After retiring to Florida, he acquired the lead part in “The Man Who Came to Dinner” in local theatre.  How appropriate because not only was he in the Who’s Who in America, but he could cook!!  Oh, you should have seen his beautiful silver collection and the night he brought it out to serve us Cherries Jubilee.  ”Oh Baby!” as he would often say!  As a young child,  I was completely impressed.  Well, Uncle Howard had a lot of specialties and hosted many dinner parties.  I would like to honor him with a very simple yet fantastic hord’oeuvres he taught me to make; Ham/Cream Cheese/Pickle Hord’oeuvres… Oh Baby!

Ham/Cream Cheese/Pickle Hord’oeuvre

10 slices of thick Virginia Baked Deli Ham

1 to 2 packages of Philadelphia Cream Cheese

1 jar of Vlasic Pickles

1 box of colorful toothpicks

Take a paper towel and dry each piece of Ham.  Smooth on about a tablespoon of  Philadelphia Cream Cheese onto each piece of ham.  Take a Vlasic pickle and roll onto the ham and cream cheese forming a log.  Place 4 or 5 colorful toothpicks into the pickle log and place in refrigerator overnight covered in tin foil.  Just before your party, slice the pickle log in between the toothpicks and serve on a beautiful serving tray.  Easy and delicious!


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