Friday, May 26, 2017

Essentials for Your Memorial Day Weekend BBQ

Memorial Day Weekend just isn't complete without a BBQ with friends and family! Today's blog from your favorite Lake of the Ozarks resort features the essentials you'll need for a great BBQ this holiday weekend:

1. The Meat. 

Your first, and probably the most important, decision is deciding what type of meat you're going to grill. Are you going to keep it simple with hamburgers and hotdogs? Or do you want some nice juicy steaks or chicken kebabs? You can really grill just about anything you want. Be sure to keep in mind your guests. If you have a lot of children coming, they're probably going to want hotdogs. The grown men are probably going to prefer steaks. Depending on how large your party is, you could have a wide selection of items for people to choose from.

2. Condiments. 

Once you've decided what types of meat to serve, don't forget your condiments. Ketchup and mustard are usually the most popular among BBQ guests. BBQ sauce is also a good option. If you have hotdogs, some people might want relish. If you have steak, you might want some steak sauce.  For hamburgers, you may want to have lettuce, tomato, onion and cheese - and don't forget the buns! Be sure to grab some salt and pepper too.

3. Utensils. 

Not only will you need paper plates, plastic silverware and napkins for everyone to eat with, you're going to need items to prepare the food. You'll want some type of platter to put the cooked meat on. You'll need tongs to move the meat around on the grill, and possibly grilling gloves. If you're using a charcoal grill, you'll need charcoal, lighter fluid and matches. You may also want some aluminum foil to cover the meat once it's done cooking.

4. Side Dishes. 

Popular side dishes for a BBQ include potato chips, baked beans, potato salad, macaroni salad, grilled corn on the cob, and grilled mushrooms, peppers & onions. Watermelon is also a popular treat for the occasion. For dessert, something easy like cookies is best. You could ask each of your guests to bring their favorite side dish to share with the group. 

5. Drinks. 

Once you've got the food established, be thinking about drinks. Bottled water is a must-have, especially in the summer heat! If you have children there, you might consider juice boxes. Canned soda is also an option for everyone. You'll want to decide if you want alcohol at your BBQ, and if so, do you want to keep it simple with beer or have other options for your guests. No matter what types of drinks you choose to serve, your going to want coolers full of ice to keep everything nice and cold. 

6. Other Essentials. 

If you're going to be outside in the summer heat for a long period of time, not only is it important to drink a bunch of water, but you're going to want to re-apply sunscreen all day. You also may want some bug spray, especially if you're having a BBQ in the evening. Other ideas are outdoor games/toys for the kids to play with. This could be a jump rope, hula hoop, jacks, etc. Maybe you want a deck of cards for the adults to play a game too.

Summerset Inn Resort hopes you have a wonderful Memorial Day Weekend! If you're staying with us this weekend, be sure to take advantage of our lakeside picnic area. For all your summer trips to the lake, come back and stay with us at our waterfront resort at the Lake of the Ozarks. Our accommodations range from one bedroom up to five, to fit the needs of any size group. We hope to see you soon!

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1165 Jeffries Road Osage Beach, MO  65065

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Friday, May 19, 2017

The Lake of the Ozarks Golf Trail

Among the wide variety of activities to enjoy at the Lake of the Ozarks is golf. The area is home to more than a dozen spectacular golf courses, designed for beginners and experts alike. There's no better place for a golf getaway in the Midwest than the beautiful Lake of the Ozarks. Learn about the Lake of the Ozarks golf trail in today's blog and book your reservations at our Lake of the Ozarks resort today!

About the Lake of the Ozarks Golf Trail 

The Lake of the Ozarks is the premier golf destination of the Midwest! The courses are carved out of Missouri's Ozark Hills, and the trail courses feature beautiful tree-lined fairways. Many of the courses even overlook the Lake of the Ozarks itself. The golf courses at the Lake will challenge anyone's golf game. On the trail, you'll find courses designed by world-class golfers such as Arnold Palmer & Tom Weiskopf. For more information, visit:

Courses Nearest Summerset Inn 

The majority of the courses on the Lake of the Ozarks golf trail are just a short distance from our waterfront resort at the Lake of the Ozarks. Each season we host many golf guests, eager to check out the amazing courses the Lake of the Ozarks area has to offer! Here are some details on the courses closest to Summerset Inn:
  • The Oaks at Tan-Tar-A - This championship layout golf course carved out of the natural Ozark hills places a premium on accurate shots and strategic course management. Its undulating bentgrass greens, breathtaking elevation changes and scenic views of the Lake make this course a must play on your next visit to the Lake of the Ozarks.
  • Hidden Lake at Tan-Tar-A - This course has been ranked by USA Today as one of the best nine-hole courses in the U.S. It features lush zoysia fairways and large bentgrass greens. 
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  • Dogwood Hills Golf Range - Practice and perfect your golf game at the Dogwood Hills driving range, featuring zoysia tee boxes and bermuda fairways, as well as bent grass putting greens complete with sand traps.  
  • Bear Creek Valley Golf Course - This course meanders through 250 acres of colorful Ozarks forest, meadows and scenic valleys along "Little Bear Creek." The course has zoysia fairways, subtle L93 bentgrass greens and multiple tee settings, which will insure an enjoyable, yet challenging, round of golf.

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If golf is your game, the Lake of the Ozarks is the place to go! Come for a weekend with the guys or bring the entire family, as the Lake area has something for people of all ages to enjoy. Call Summerset Inn Resort at 573-348-5073 to book your Lake of the Ozarks accommodations today! We hope to see you soon!  

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Friday, May 12, 2017

Mother's Day Celebrations Around the World

Mother's Day is celebrated all around the world. While different countries celebrate at different times, the meaning of the day is the same: to celebrate a mother's extreme devotion to her children and family. On this day, children show their appreciation for everything their mom has done for them. Keep reading to learn when and how Mother's Day is celebrated in other countries around the world:

Mother's Day in the US 

In the United States, Mother's Day is celebrated on the second Sunday in May. Mother's Day was declared a national holiday on May 8, 1914 by president Woodrow Wilson. In the US, the holiday has been very commercialized, but mother's and children alike look forward to spending the day together. Gift giving, including cards, flowers and candy, is common for the holiday. Mom's are often served breakfast in bed, and lunch or dinner at a restaurant is typical so that mom doesn't have to cook on her special day.

Mother's Day in the UK

In the United Kingdom, Mother's Day is celebrated on the 4th Sunday in the month of Lent. Since the days of Lent are not fixed, the date for Mother's Day varies each year. Much like in the US, children present flowers and bouquets to their moms to express their love. The tradition of celebrating Mother's Day started in the UK long before it caught on in the US. In fact, England was the first country in the world to dedicate a day for mothers as early as 1600s. They called it "Mothering Sunday." After paying a visit to church, children presented their mother's with flowers, and girls baked special cakes called "Simnel Cakes" for their mothers.

Mother's Day in Mexico 

In Mexico, Mother's Day is always on the set day of May 10th. The holiday is celebrated in a colorful fashion, and churches organize a special mass. During the service, the orchestra plays "Las MaƱanitas," and the traditional early-morning meal of tamales & atole is distributed to all local mothers. Gift giving is also practiced on Mother's Day in Mexico.

Mother's Day in Japan 

Mother's Day is also celebrated on the second Sunday of May in Japan. While flowers are often presented to mothers, the exchanging of gifts isn't as prevalent. Children do make it a point to get up early and wish their mothers with a cute Mother's Day message. Some children do buy different types of gifts for their mother such as: pin flower silk kimono or red flower cotton kimono, baby and mother kokeshi doll, tenugui, or fragrance cards. Across the country, various events are held in Japanese style. In addition, people of Japan also prepare special recipes for Mother's Day, particularly sushi.

Happy Mother's Day from Summerset Inn Resort! We hope you found these Mother's Day traditions from around the world interesting and we wish you a wonderful weekend spending time with your mom, grandma, wife or other mother figure. Keep the love going after Mother's Day by bringing mom to the beautiful Lake, our waterfront resort at the Lake of the Ozarks awaits you! 

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Friday, May 5, 2017

The BEST Accommodations at the Lake!

If you're looking for the BEST accommodations at the Lake of the Ozarks, look no further than Summerset Inn Resort! Our resort is centrally located, making it easy to get anywhere you want. Pull your boat right up to our dock and cruise around the Lake, or jump in the car and within minutes you'll find fine dining establishments, shopping and more! Keep reading to learn more about the variety of accommodations we have to offer.

Summerset Inn Resort Units 

Our apartments and suites offer affordable family accommodations. Whether you're visiting for a romantic weekend getaway or bringing the kids for some family fun, unit sizes vary to fit your needs. Our resort units sleep anywhere from 2-8 people, and most of them offer kitchenettes. Towels, trash liners, and toilet tissue are furnished daily. Laundry facilities and ice are also available on property. Check out the different resort units on our website here:

The Villas at Summerset Inn 

The Villas at Summerset Inn offer luxury condo-like accommodations. They offer that "second home" spaciousness that the entire family will enjoy. The Villas feature anywhere from 2-4 bedrooms, sleeping anywhere from 4-8 people. Each villa offers a full-size kitchen, dining room and living area. Plus every Villa has private, spacious decks to enjoy those great Summerset sunsets! Check out the different villa options on our website here:

Amenities at Summerset Inn 

Summerset Inn has the reputation of one of the finest family resorts at the Lake of the Ozarks! Our amenities feature fun activities for everyone. Rent one of our boat slip and easily get out on the water right from our resort. If laying out in the sun is more your style, lounge by the pool on our large deck overlooking the water. Let the kids play in the pool while you catch up on some emails or watch Youtube videos with the Wi-Fi hotspot available at the pool. The patio and BBQ areas are a great place to meet new friends, many of which return year after year.

Come check out Summerset Inn for yourself! Book your reservations today by calling 573-348-5073. Whether you're visiting the Lake for one of our awesome annual events or just coming for a fun weekend away from home, our waterfront resort at the Lake of the Ozarks is the place to stay. We hope to see you soon! 

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Thursday, April 27, 2017

May Events at the Lake of the Ozarks

Spring activities are in full swing and summer is going to be here before you know it! Memorial Day Weekend is roughly a month away and we're excited to kick off the 2017 season at the Lake of the Ozarks. There are so many fun, family-friendly events happening throughout the month of May. Check them out below and book your reservations at our Lake of the Ozarks waterfront resort today!

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Magic Dragon Street Meet Nationals: May 5-7 

The 29th Annual Magic Dragon Street Meet Nationals is a unique show for all makes, models, and years of show vehicles, trucks and motorcycles. Located on the Bagnell Dam Strip, show hours will be from Noon to 5pm on Friday, 8am to 8pm on Saturday and 8 am to 1 pm on Sunday.

Tequila 2.0 at Seven Springs Winery: May 6 

Did you know there are five different types of tequilas? Learn about and sample all five, while also learning how to pair them at this event starting at 6 pm. Tickets are $29 per person. Call 573-317-0100 for reservations.

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20th Annual Spring Harbor Hop: May 6 

Kick off the 2017 boating season by participating in the 20th Annual Spring Harbor Hop, the Lake's largest poker hop on the water! Over 40 of the Lake's best waterfront restaurants and marinas will be set up as checkpoints for participants to draw a card and try to win the best and worst poker hands. Hands must be turned in by 7 pm and winners will be notified by mail.

Homegrown Festival: May 7 

Head over to Dog Days Bar & Grill (walking distance from Summerset Inn) for the 2nd Annual Homegrown Festival starting at 1 pm. The decks will be lined with tasting booths from some of Missouri's finest breweries and wineries. Enjoy the sampling while being entertained by a variety of local musicians. The event is free and a great way to spend a Sunday afternoon.

Rally for the Cure Golf Tournament: May 10

Love a good game of golf? Come on out to Osage National Golf Resort at 9 am for this breast cancer awareness event supporting Susan G. Komen of Mid-Missouri. Breakfast and lunch at included.

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Hot Summer Nights: May 12

Hot Summer Nights is back for the 2017 season! Come out to the Bagnell Dam Strip from 6-11 pm. Admission is free. All makes and models of cars, trucks and motorcycles will line the strip and cruise around. This kid-friendly event offers giveaways, helicopter rides, entertainment and more!

Wicked Wine Run: May 13 

Race through the vineyards and trails of the beautiful Lake of the Ozarks during the Wicked Wine Run at Seven Springs Winery. Choose between the 5K wine run with celebratory wine at the finish line or the 1K tasting walk with 4 wine tasting stops along the route (or choose both). Enjoy a live Dj before the run and a live band follow it. For details and tickets visit:

Treasure Island Casino Night: May 13 

Come join the Jolly Rogers gang for a fun night filled with Casino Activities including Blackjack, Craps, Roulette, Pinko, Mechanical Pig Race, and a Money Wheel. Tickets are $30 in advance or $40 at the door. The event will take place from 3-6 pm. All proceeds benefit Wonderland Camp!

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Lake of the Ozarks Bike Night: May 18 

Multiple establishments on the Bagnell Dam Strip host biker related activities on the third Thursday of every month throughout the summer season. There is live music, giveaways and more! You can also register to win a brand new bike.

"Catch a Vet" Charity Fishing Tournament: May 20 

Join us for a team bass tournament, dinner and auction to support veterans and their families. Proceeds Benefit Goldstar College for Kids - Gold Star helps children who have lost a parent in combat. The tournament will take place at Lake of the Ozarks State Park Public Beach #2 starting at 6 am. Dinner and Auction immediately following the tournament at the Elks Lodge.

Jolly Rogers 10th Anniversary Celebration: May 20

Grammy Award Winning Chubby Carrier and The Bayou Swamp Band will be there live. They're rolling back to 2007 prices, along with free Pirate Ship Calypso rides and much more! Come help them celebrate 10 fantastic years at the beautiful Lake of the Ozarks!

80s Party with THE M80s: May 26-27

Get ready for an 80s music explosion! The M80s band delivers a non-stop, amped up adventure that keeps the party rockin'. They'll be performing at Larry's on the Lake starting at 7 pm both nights. Grab your dancing shoes and come get your 80s groove on.

Dwight Yoakam w/ Special Guest Frankie Ballard - May 28 

On Sunday, May 28th, multiple Grammy Award winner, Dwight Yoakam will take the stage at the Ozarks Amphitheater. Doors open at 6:30 pm and the show starts at 7:30 pm.

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Memorial Day Weekend Fireworks: May 26-28 

Old Kinderhook Fireworks Fun Fest - Friday, May 26th from 5-8 pm
Bear Bottom Resort - Saturday, May 27th at 9:45 pm
The Inn at Grand Glaize - Saturday, May 27th at Dusk
Tan-Tar-A Resort - Sunday, May 28th from 8:30-9:30 pm
The Lodge of Four Seasons - Sunday, May 28th at Dusk
Fireworks Spectacular at Seven Springs Winery - Sunday, May 28th at 7 pm (Call 573-317-0100 for reservations.) 

To stay up-to-date on all the great events happening this season at the Lake of the Ozarks, visit

In addition to all these great events, you'll find live music at a variety of different venues all throughout the season. There's always something fun going on at the Lake of the Ozarks! Book your dates today by giving us a call at 573-348-5073. When you arrive at Summerset, you'll discover one of the most family-friendly resorts at the Lake of the Ozarks. From one bedroom units up to five bedroom condo-like accommodations, we've got something to fit everyone's needs. Summerset Inn Resort is centrally located in the heart of Osage Beach, close to all these events, dining, golf and other attractions. See you soon!

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Friday, April 21, 2017

5 Reasons to Visit Summerset Inn at Lake of the Ozarks This Summer

Summer will be here before you know it. Do you have any vacation plans set yet? Join us at Summerset Inn at the beautiful Lake of the Ozarks. Stay for a weekend or stay for a week; you're sure to have a great time when you choose to stay at our waterfront resort at the Lake of the Ozarks. Keep reading for a few reasons why you should join us this summer:

1.Summerset Inn Resort is in the Perfect Location.

Whether you're joining us at our Lake of the Ozarks resort to enjoy the water or explore the town, you'll be in the perfect location. Summerset Inn Resort is located in the heart of Osage Beach, close to everything you'll want to do while you're here. Not only is our resort centrally located at the Lake, but the Lake of the Ozarks is centrally located in the state of Missouri. This makes it a great meeting place for people spread out across the state, and those living in the surrounding states. There's no better place to gather with family and friends this summer season.

2. Our Waterfront Resort is Family-Friendly. 

There's no other place at the Lake that's as family-friendly as Summerset Inn Resort. We have the reputation as one of the finest family resorts on the Lake of the Ozarks. Our accommodations range from 1-5 bedroom units, providing a variety of options to meet the needs of your family or group. Several different suites offer space for a romantic getaway, while larger, condo-like units provide a home away from home for your family. 

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3. You Can Participate in Awesome Lake Activities. 

There's no shortage of summer activities and events for all ages at the Lake of the Ozarks during the summer season. From the fireworks displays at Memorial Day, Fourth of July and Labor Day to the annual events like Lake Race, Aquapalooza and the Shootout, there's never a dull weekend at the Lake. Even if you don't want to be on the water, there's plenty of shopping, dining and more amusements to participate in on land. Visit to check the dates for your favorite events and book your Lake of the Ozarks accommodations with us today!

4. Dining Options are Nearly Endless. 

Whether you're in the mood for Italian or the best burger in town, the Lake of the Ozarks features a huge variety of dining options on the water and off. From upscale fine dining establishments perfect for a date night to the best waterfront bars you'll ever visit, there's something for everyone in your party to enjoy. Plus, you can even walk down the street from our resort to one of the Lake's best waterfront restaurants, Dog Days Bar & Grill. Many restaurants also frequent live music during the season, so you're sure to enjoy both the food and the atmosphere.

5. Our Resort has Awesome Amenities. 

If you're looking for something more than just your standard hotel room, look no further than Summerset Inn Resort. Many of our units include kitchenettes, allowing you to prepare some meals at the resort instead of eating out every night. Our BBQ area, also offers a great place for gathering with friends and family while enjoying a meal outside. The waterfront swimming pool features a great view of the Lake, a wi-fi hotspot and a large wrap-around deck perfect for lounging in the sun! There's no better place to relax at the Lake than at Summerset Inn!

Book your reservations at our Lake of the Ozarks waterfront resort today by calling 573-348-5073. We are located at the 19 mile marker by water and near the Grand Glaize Bridge by land. While staying at Summerset Inn, you are only a short distance from several fine restaurants, a variety of golf courses, shopping - outlet or boutiques, caves, amusements, night-time entertainment, and activities for children. We hope to see you soon! 

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1165 Jeffries Road Osage Beach, MO  65065

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Wednesday, April 12, 2017

3 Tasty Recipes to Try This Easter

Easter weekend is almost here, and many of you are preparing for dinner guests. Signature Easter dishes include ham, deviled eggs and something sweet. Today's blog from Summerset Inn Resort takes these simple dishes and adds a delicious twist. Surprise your guests with these tasty recipes:

Pull-Apart Easter Blossoms


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  •  6 cups Flour 
  • 1 Tbsp Rapid Rise Yeast
  • 1/2 cup Sugar 1
  • 1/4 tsp Salt 
  • 1/2 cup Unsalted Butter
  • 1 3/4 cups Milk 
  • 3 Eggs, beaten 
  • 1 Lemon, zested and juiced 
  • 1 Egg Yolk
  • 1 Tbsp Water 
  • 1/2 cup Seedless Raspberry Jam 
  • 1 cup Confectioners' Sugar

  1. In a large bowl, whisk together 4 cups of flour, yeast, sugar and salt. Set aside.
  2. In a saucepan over low heat, melt the butter with the milk until he mixture is warmed to about 110°F.
  3. Gradually whisk about 1/3 of the butter mixture into the beaten eggs, then return the egg mixture back to the saucepan. Stir in the lemon zest. (Set aside the lemon juice.)
  4. Pour the liquid ingredients into the flour mixture and stir until thoroughly combined. Add enough flour to make a soft dough.
  5. Turn the dough onto a floured surface and knead until smooth and elastic, about 8-10 minutes. 
  6. Place the dough in an oiled bowl, turning the dough around to cover the surface lightly with oil.
  7. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and allow to rise in a warm place until doubled, about 1 hour. 
  8. Punch down the dough and let rest for about 10 minutes. 
  9. Divide the dough in half, rolling each half into a round ball. 
  10. On a floured surface, roll each ball into a 12 inch circle. 
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  11. Place a drinking glass face down in the center of the circle to avoid cutting too far into the center. 
  12. Then cut the dough with a knife, from the edge to the rim of the glass, into quarters. Then cut each quarter into 5 narrow strips. (The center of the dough, where the glass sits, will remain uncut.) 
  13. Remove the drinking glass, and now you should have 20 strips surrounding the uncut center of the dough. 
  14. Pick up 2 adjacent strips and twist them together about 4 times, pinching them at the ends. Gently coil the twist and place into the middle of the circle, where the drinking glass was. 
  15. Continue creating twists and coiling them into circles, placing them around the center one to form a flower shape. The finished bread will have 9 coils (petals) surrounding the center one. 
  16. Repeat steps 11-15 with the other 12 inch circle of dough. 
  17. Grease a baking sheet and place the shaped breads onto the baking sheet. Cover with a clean kitchen towel and place in a warm spot to rise until almost doubled, 30-45 minutes. 
  18. Preheat oven to 375°F. 
  19. Beat the egg yolk with water in a small bowl and brush the mixture over both the breads. 
  20. Bake in the preheated oven until the breads have turned golden brown, about 25 minutes. Allow to cool. 
  21. Use your fingers to gently deepen the indentations in the center of each petal. Fill each with about 1/2 to 1 tsp of raspberry jam. 
  22. Mix the lemon juice and confectioners' sugar in a bowl to form a glaze, and drizzle the glaze in thin lines over both breads.
  23. Allow the glaze to set before pulling the petals apart and serving.

Bacon Cheddar Deviled Eggs


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  •  12 Hard-Boiled Eggs
  • 1/2 cup Mayo 
  • 1/4 tsp Pepper 
  • 1 Tbsp Honey Mustard 
  • 2 Tbsp Finely Shredded Cheddar Cheese
  • 4 Bacon Strips, cooked and crumbled

  1.  Slice the eggs in half length-wise. 
  2. Remove the yolks and set the whites aside. 
  3. In a small bowl, mash the yolks and stir in the other ingredients. 
  4. Stuff the mixture into the egg whites. 
  5. Refrigerate until serving.

Orange Baked Ham 


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  •  A 14-16 lb Spiral-Cut Smoked Ham on the Bone, fully cooked
  • 6 Garlic Cloves 
  • 8 1/2 ounces Orange Marmalade 
  • 1/2 cup Dijon Mustard 
  • 1 cup Light Brown Sugar, packed 
  • 1 Orange, zested 
  • 1/4 cup Orange Juice, freshly squeezed

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Place the ham in a heavy roasting pan. 
  2. Mince the garlic in a food processor. Add the other ingredients and process until smooth.
  3. Pour the glaze over the ham and bake for 1 hour, until the ham is fully heated and the glaze is well browned. 
  4. Serve hot or at room temperature. 

Happy Easter from Summerset Inn Resort! We are the best waterfront resort at the Lake of the Ozarks, perfect for all your vacationing needs. Whether you're with a small group or a large one, we have a variety of different accommodations. Give us a call at 573-348-5073 to book your reservations today!

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1165 Jeffries Road Osage Beach, MO  65065

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