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Pre-cooked spiral cut hams -- also known as "city hams" -- were always my favourite part of Easter. Since there is no danger of undercooking, we're free to focus flavour. Heating and serving may seem simple enough, but you can overdo it in the oven. This leads to a dry, chewy pork product, and nobody wants that. Easter may be over - but how can you make your pre-cooked ham taste better?


Slow cookers are a great tool for keeping food warm, but condensation can collect on the lid and drip down onto your delicious dishes. This isn't so bad with soups and stews, but for less liquidy foods like mashed potatoes and mac and cheese, it can be a real pain. Luckily, there's a cheap and easy solution: All you need is a kitchen towel.


Eating well when you're extremely busy can be challenging, but turning to fast food or highly-processed convenience meals -- or worse, not eating at all -- only compounds the problem. Embracing a few of the shortcuts below can help keep you fed and nourished while cutting down on time and effort.