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Kaya Toast with Soft Eggs

Monday, January 8, 2024

Total Time: 10 min, Yield: 1 serving 

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Holiday Pumpkin Maple Almond Drops

Sunday, December 31, 2023

Yield: 24 cookies

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Cranberry Port Cookies

Saturday, December 23, 2023

Total Time: Prep: 40 min. + cooling, Bake: 15 min./batch + cooling, Makes about 3-1/2 dozen

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Sufganiyot

Friday, December 15, 2023

Active Time: 35 mins, Total Time: 3 hrs, Yield: 8

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Potato Latkes with Spiced Apple-Pear Sauce

Thursday, December 7, 2023

Total: 1 hr 15 min, Prep: 20 min, Inactive: 20 min, Cook: 35 min, Yield: 10 to 12 latkes

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Cook’s Note: If you need to fry a lot of latkes, it's best to make multiple batches rather than one double batch. The longer the mixture sits, the wetter it becomes which makes the latkes fall apart more easily as they cook.

Cranberry Cream Cheese Dip

Wednesday, November 29, 2023

Prep Time: 20 mins, Total Time: 20 mins, Servings: 2 blocks of Cream Cheese 

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Cranberry Brie Mini Tarts

Tuesday, November 21, 2023

Prep Time: 3 minutes, Cook Time: 10 minutes, Total Time: 13 minutes, Servings: 12 

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Bacon Brie Crescent Wreath

Monday, November 13, 2023

YIELDS: 6 - 8, PREP TIME: 15 mins, TOTAL TIME: 30 mins

Ingredients:

2 (8-oz ) tubes of Crescent rolls

1/3 c. Cranberry Orange Jelly

12-oz wheel of brie, cut into cubes

1/3 c. Bacon Bourbon Jam

2 eggs, lightly beaten

kosher salt

Freshly ground black pepper

Chopped parsley, for garnish (optional)

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Sweet & Spicy Cranberry-Onion Hanukkah Brisket

Sunday, November 5, 2023

Active Time: 40 mins, Total Time: 5 hrs 50 mins, Yield: 8 to 10 servings 

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Make Ahead: The unsliced braised brisket can be refrigerated for up to 2 days. Slice and heat before serving. 

Suggested Pairing: Rich, full-bodied Zinfandel.

Cranberry and Apple Stuffed Pork

Saturday, October 28, 2023

Roasted pork loin filled with apple and cranberry stuffing and glazed with Champagne Jelly and Cranberry, Apple, and Orange Jelly

Makes: 6 servings, Active Time: 20 minutes, Total Time: 1 hour

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Make Ahead & Freeze: Prepare through step 2. Place in a gallon freezer bag. Place the remaining Champagne Jelly, Cranberry, Apple, and Orange Jelly, and the spice mix in a quart freezer bag. Place both bags in a gallon freezer bag. Seal well, label, and freeze. Thaw completely. Preheat oven to 425°F and continue with step 3.

To Butterfly Roast:

Paleo Pumpkin Waffles

Friday, October 20, 2023

Total: 30 min, Active: 20 min, Yield: 4 servings

Satisfy your paleo cravings with these wholesome waffles, naturally sweetened with Pumpkin Butter, and Raspberries Chipotle Jam.

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5-Ingredient Peanut Butter-Strawberry Ice Cream Pie

Thursday, October 5, 2023

Total: 2 hr 35 min (includes freezing time), Active: 15 min, Yield: 6 to 8 servings

Stir crispy rice cereal with some peanut butter, and boom! Instant pie crust. Pair with strawberry ice cream to mimic your fave grade-school sandwich, or try any other tasty PB partner, like chocolate or vanilla.

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Mini Black-Bottom Cheesecakes

Wednesday, September 20, 2023

Active Time: 20 mins, Total Time: 45 mins, Yield: 12 tarts

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Make Ahead: The mini black-bottom cheesecakes can be refrigerated for up to 4 days.

Notes: Instead of Fromage Blanc Crème fraîche, goat cheese, lebneh or quark.

Suggested Pairing: A lightly sweet Champagne.

Runny Strawberry Pound Cake

Tuesday, September 12, 2023

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Blackberry Icebox Cake

Monday, September 4, 2023

Total: 30 min, Active: 30 min, Yield: 8 to 10 servings 

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Jam Shortbread

Sunday, August 27, 2023

Total: 1 hr, Prep: 20 min, Cook: 40 min, Yield: 6 servings

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Jam Galettes

Saturday, August 19, 2023

Total: 15 min, Prep: 5 min, Cook: 10 min

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Cut four 4-inch rounds from 1 piece of refrigerated pie dough. Spread 1 tablespoon jam in the center of each, leaving a 3/4-inch border around the edge. Brush the dough with beaten egg and crimp the edges. Sprinkle with sliced almonds. Bake at 450 degrees F, 10 minutes.

Jam Pockets

Friday, August 11, 2023

Total: 25 min, Prep: 5 min, Cook: 20 min, Yield: 4

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Roll out refrigerated pizza dough to 1/4-inch. Cut into 3-inch rounds. Dollop with cream cheese and jam. Brush the edges with the beaten egg, fold in half, and press to seal. Brush with egg and sprinkle with sugar. Poke a hole in each; bake for 20 minutes at 400 degrees F.

Cherry & Nutella Stuffed Hawaiian Roll French Toast

Thursday, August 3, 2023

Total: 30 min, Yield: 6 servings

Classic French toast meets the sweetness of Hawaiian rolls in this decadent recipe inspired by the flavors of a Black Forest cake. We stuff the rolls with Cherry Scotch Bonnet Jelly, then take it up a notch with a generous drizzle of chocolate hazelnut spread and more cherries on top. It’s like having dessert for breakfast!

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Why is sugar needed to make preserves?

Wednesday, July 26, 2023

~1 minute reading time

Apart from adding sweetness, sugar helps prevent bacteria from growing in the preserves and it also aids in the gelling. Sugar holds onto the water molecules and lowers the water activity (the amount of water in food) which makes it harder for microorganisms to grow. Sugar is what makes it shelf stable for so long. For example, strawberries are 90% water, so they need equal parts of fruit to sugar. The sugar draws the water out of the fruit and forms a chemical bond preventing anything else from reacting and bonding to the water. The sugar dissolves in the juices the fruit releases when the heat breaks down its cell walls. As it’s boiling, the sugar concentration is increasing and it becomes thicker. If there is too much water the pectin can’t form a strong enough gel and the jam becomes runny. The sugar also helps to cover the sour taste of the citric acid found in the lemon juice which is necessary for the pectin strands to form chains to gel into a network. Although with too much sugar your jelly will crystalize and the fruit will become hard.

Bacon, Cheese, and Chive Buns

Tuesday, July 18, 2023

Total: 8 hr (includes resting, rising, chilling, and cooling times), Active: 45 min, Yield: 12 buns

These bacon-filled savory rolls are perfect for brunch. They can be baked a day ahead, refrigerated, and reheated.

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Pineapple-Berry Dehydrator Fruit Leather

Monday, July 10, 2023

Total: 12 hr 10 min, Active: 10 min, Yield: 6 servings

Skip the snack aisle and make chewy homemade fruit leather in your dehydrator. Berry and pineapple purees are swirled together and dried to make a pretty marbled fruit leather with no added sugar.

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Peach Bánh Mì

Sunday, July 2, 2023

Grab your favorite baguette for our twist on a Vietnamese staple. This Bánh Mì is bursting with savory ingredients and our Peach Preserves adds the perfect touch of sweetness without too much sugar! Make a big batch for making the best lunch sandwiches and salads all week long, the pickled radish and carrot will get better as the week goes on!

Serving Size: 4 sandwiches

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Carolina Gold BBQ Sauce

Saturday, June 24, 2023

Prep Time: 5 minutes, Cook Time: 5 minutes, Total Time: 10 minutes, Servings: 1.5 cups

Tangy, peppery, and loaded with a punch of flavor, Carolina Gold BBQ Sauce will take anything you slather it on to a whole new level!  With a beautiful golden color from mustard and a slight sweetness from brown sugar and honey, this sauce takes only 10 minutes to make.

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Watermelon Salad with Mint and Lime

Friday, June 16, 2023

Total Time: 30 mins, Yield: 8

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In a large bowl, toss the watermelon with the lime juice, Watermelon Jam, and cayenne. Fold in the mint leaves, season with salt, and serve.

Make Ahead: The watermelon salad can be refrigerated overnight. Fold in the torn mint leaves just before serving.

Grilled Lemon Pound Cake with Peaches & Cream

Thursday, June 8, 2023

Active Time: 30 mins, Total Time: 5 hrs, Yield: 10

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Icy Lemon-Ginger Vodka Cocktails

Wednesday, May 31, 2023

Total Time: 20 mins, Yield: 8 drinks 

These slushy, potent cocktails are easy to make in batches. They're also ideal for parties because most of the preparation can be done in advance. 

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Make Ahead: The lemon-Ginger Zucchini Marmalade mixture can be frozen for up to 1 week.

Preserving Traditions: Exploring Different Preserve Types & Techniques

Tuesday, May 23, 2023

~3 Minutes Reading Time

12 Different Types of Preserves

Preserves come in various forms, each with its own unique characteristics and flavors. Understanding the distinctions between these delicious spreads can help you choose the perfect one for your palate. Here are the different types of preserves:

By understanding the characteristics of each type of preserve, you can explore a wide range of flavors & textures to find your personal favorites. Whether you prefer the chunkiness of preserves or the firmness of jellies, there's a delightful preserve waiting for you!

Eggplant Cinnamon Jam and Walnut Rugelach with Tahini Glaze

Monday, May 15, 2023

Active Time: 1 hrs 30 mins, Total Time: 6 hrs 25 mins, Yield: 36 cookies 

Ingredients: 

Dough 

Eggplant and Walnut Filling 

Additional Ingredients 

Tahini Glaze 

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Notes: If date syrup is not available, substitute 2 tablespoons honey and 2 tablespoons lemon juice. 

If the dough has chilled for more than a few hours, test to see if it will crack when rolled out. If it cracks, let the dough stand for 10 to 20 minutes until it can be smoothly rolled out. Do not let the dough warm up to room temperature. 

To Make Ahead: Dough and walnut Eggplant Cinnamon filling may be made 1 day ahead of time. Wrap dough in plastic wrap, and place the filling in an airtight container; store in the refrigerator. Tahini glaze can be made 1 day in advance and refrigerated in an airtight container. Let glaze come to room temperature, and stir well, adding boiling water by the teaspoon as needed for desired consistency.

13 Cheese & Preserve Pairings

Sunday, May 7, 2023

Slow Cooker Root Beer BBQ Pork Ribs

Saturday, April 29, 2023

Serves: 4, Prep Time: 10 Minutes, Cook Time: 6 Hours, Total Time: 6 Hours, 10 Minutes

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Pro tip: For charred bits that will add a smoky flavor and make it seem as though the ribs came fresh off the grill, brush the ribs with sauce and place them under the broiler for just a few minutes instead of placing them back into the slow cooker.

Pesto-and-Cheese-Stuffed Brioche Scrolls with Bacon-Tomato Jam

Friday, April 21, 2023

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Make Ahead: Brioche dough base can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 16 hrs. 

Note: Scrolls are best served warm. To reheat, warm at 300°F for 5 mins before topping with bacon jam & garnishing.

Stone Fruit and Cheese Pasteles

Thursday, April 13, 2023

Active Time: 1 hrs, Total Time: 8 hrs, Servings: 8 

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Champagne Glazed Ham

Wednesday, April 5, 2023

Great for Christmas or Easter, this ham is so simple to make and has a great glaze made with our Champagne Jelly.

Makes: 18 servings, Active Time: 20 minutes, Total Time: 3 hours

Ingredients:

6 pounds semi-boneless smoked ham half

5 oz of Champagne Jelly

1 tablespoon Apple Cider Jelly

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Cheddar Cheese Coins

Tuesday, March 28, 2023

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Make Ahead: Cheese coin logs can be wrapped tightly in plastic wrap and frozen for up to 1 month. Let thaw in the refrigerator overnight (12 hours) before slicing and baking. Baked coins may be stored in an airtight container with 1 bread slice (to help keep coins from going stale) at room temperature for up to 3 days. 

Variations: 

Green Chile and Cornmeal Coins:

In step 1, prepare the recipe as directed, substituting cornstarch with 2 tablespoons fine yellow cornmeal and dry mustard with 1 tablespoon Hatch green chile powder (such as Desert Provisions). When adding water to the butter mixture, add 1 teaspoon of Habanero Jelly with the first addition of water. Proceed with the recipe as directed. 

Benne and Black Pepper Coins 

Bacon-Cheddar Cheese Coins 

In step 1, reduce the salt amount to 1/2 teaspoon and add 3 to 4 tablespoons of Bourbon Bacon Jam to the cheese mixture with the first addition of butter. Proceed with the recipe as directed.

Monkey Butter Challah Fritters with Sweet Tahini Sauce

Monday, March 20, 2023

Active Time: 55 mins, Total Time: 55 mins, Servings: 12 

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Make in Advance: Fritters may be made up to 1 day in advance; store them in an airtight container in the refrigerator. Place in a 250°F oven until heated through before serving. The Sweet Tahini Sauce may be made up to 2 days in advance without silan; store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.

Orange-Cardamom Marmalade Morning Buns

Sunday, March 12, 2023

Active Time: 45 mins, Chill Time: 8 hrs, Total Time: 10 hrs 20 mins, Servings: 12

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Skewered Shrimp and Ham with Apple Jelly

Saturday, March 4, 2023

Total Time: 50 mins, Yield: 45 pieces

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Cherry Cheesecake Dip

Friday, February 24, 2023

Total Time: 5 minutes, Servings: 10 servings

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Sacher Torte Cookies

Thursday, February 16, 2023

TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min., Bake: 15 min./batch + cooling, YIELD: about 2-1/2 dozen.

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Cherry Bakewell Cookies

Wednesday, February 8, 2023

YIELDS: 24, PREP TIME: 15 mins, TOTAL TIME: 2.5 hours

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ICING-

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COOKIES

ICING: In a small bowl, whisk powdered sugar and milk until combined.

6. Using a spoon or a small squeeze bottle, drizzle icing on top of the cooled cookies.

Pineapple Star Cookies

Tuesday, January 31, 2023

TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. + chilling, Bake: 10 min./batch + cooling, YIELD: 2 dozen.

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Austrian Nut Cookies

Monday, January 23, 2023

TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. + chilling, Bake: 10 min./batch + cooling, YIELD: 10 sandwich cookies.

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Marmalade Thumbprint Cookies

Sunday, January 15, 2023

Time: About 1 hour

INGREDIENTS: 

-1/2 lb unsalted butter, 2 sticks

-2/3 cup granulated sugar

-2 large egg yolks

-The seeds from 1 vanilla bean, or 1 tsp vanilla extract

-2 cups all-purpose flour

-1/2 cup Orange Cinnamon Marmalade

-2/3 cup confectioners sugar

-milk or cream to thin

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Risalamande - Danish Rice Pudding

Saturday, January 7, 2023

Total Time: 1 hour 30 minutes, Servings: 8 

The tradition is to serve all of the rice pudding and whoever gets the whole almond wins a prize. If you're the one who finds the almond you're supposed to tuck it in your cheek or hide it so no one knows it's been found. That way everyone is forced to eat all the rice pudding in the entire house thinking the almond might still be available to be found.

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Note: If you simmer your rice and milk mixture too long it'll get very stiff and solid after it has cooled. This is normal, just add a bit of milk to loosen it up if you want, but the whipping cream will do all the loosening you need really. This is all done to taste. If you like a sweeter rice pudding, add more sugar. Ditto for the Scotch Bonnet Cherry Jelly.

Pull Apart Baked Cranberry Brie Bread Bowl

Friday, December 30, 2022

Prep Time: 5 minutes, Cook Time: 20 minutes, Total Time: 25 minutes, Servings: 6 

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Eggnog Panna Cotta with Cranberry Preserves

Thursday, December 22, 2022

PREP TIME: 25 mins, COOK TIME: 10 mins, CHILL TIME: 2 hrs, TOTAL TIME: 2 hrs 35 mins

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Mincemeat, Marzipan, and Apple Bread Wreath

Wednesday, December 14, 2022

Prep Time: 20 minutes, Cook Time: 30 minutes, Rising Time: 2 hours, Serving: 10 people

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Cranberry Pepper Jelly Dip

Tuesday, December 6, 2022

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25 Grown-Up Versions of Peanut Butter & Jelly

Monday, November 28, 2022

>6 Minutes Reading Time

Waste Reduction Strategy

Sunday, November 20, 2022

4 Minutes Reading Time

Conservation has always been a passion of mine, so I looked into ways I could affect change on a larger scale, especially through the manufacturing process. I made a conscious effort to choose glass jars despite plastic containers being cheaper, not breaking as easily, & are lighter for shipping because glass is sustainable, can be reused forever, repurposed, & easily recycled. I knew I wanted to encourage my customers to join my efforts so I offer 10% off their next jar if they returned an empty glass jar or showed me how they’re repurposing it.

Similarly, from the start using ugly produce has been at the core of my business model. Food waste is huge. I read that the UN Food & Agriculture Organization estimates a 1/3rd of the edible parts of food produced for human consumption gets lost or wasted globally, which is about 1.3 billion tons per year. I see it as an injustice to the people who lack access to food. There’s no reason to go hungry in the 21st century. Food & water waste happens in every step of the process from growing, transporting, processing, & selling which likewise impacts the use of our croplands, fertilizer utilization, labor, energy, & greenhouse gases. Markets have conditioned people to look for perfect produce & will avoid anything that doesn’t measure up to specific appearance standards. However, the growing process is far from perfect with uncontrollable weather, temperature, & soil conditions. This is where the B-grade, ugly produce comes in. Farmers can’t sell those imperfect goods to the general market, but as far as we’re concerned like most things in life, it’s what’s on the inside that counts. We’re going to lovingly cut, crush, & blend the fresh delicious produce to be cooked into jam, so misshapen appearances, bruises, & discolorations do not matter. The farmers still make a living & nothing goes to waste. It’s all about small changes from contentious individuals making a difference in global issues. 3) Please give me a couple of examples of ways that you reduce waste in your manufacturing process. Which ones work the best? Do you feel there are any trade-offs? Can you quantify how much waste you're saving?

We are mindful of our storage & cooling facilities so that nothing spoils under our watch. We have an efficient inventory management system to trace raw materials & components throughout procurement, production, & sales. We keep close track of our inventory, our system processes, & the supply chain to ensure we have the right quantities for the correct timing & to be sure that we can locate & move stock faster. If it does look like our fruits & vegetables are ripening too quickly, we cut, label, & freeze them for future use. Everything we produce for our regular line of preserves is freshly made, but we’ll be asked for special orders of things that aren’t in season & that’s when we let our customers know that we can do a just-in-time limited run for them with the produce we had stored away at the peak season that way nothing goes to waste.

One of the reasons we use the small-batch approach is to create less waste through quality control because an error or defect is caught immediately & the problem can be fixed before it affects other parts, moreover minimizing the expenditure of time, money, effort, & overproduction. Plus, we have made some recipe modifications to cut down on as much waste as possible. We have a variety of seasonal apple jams, jellies, chutneys, & butter so we were having a great deal of peels we didn’t want to waste. We tested a bunch of recipes & came up with what we initially called Scapple Jelly where we made juice from the peels & turned it into jelly. The name didn’t stick, but the jelly did & it became one of our best sellers. Furthermore, instead of buying pectin try to get it from our apple & citrus peels. We aren’t at the stage of having our own organic farm yet, but we do have little gardens at home so we compost the green food waste that can’t be repurposed & use it to grow our community gardens. Additionally, have started looking into waste exchange programs with local farmers to use our produce scraps to help feed their pigs, goats, & chickens.

In addition, there are some little things we do to reduce waste as well as such as print on both sides of the paper to reduce paper wastage, use recycled paper for our letterhead, email as often as we can, use a dishcloth instead of paper towels in the kitchen, avoid buying items that are over-packaged with foil, paper, & plastic & buy products in bulk to reduce excess packaging, purchase durable goods that are well-built & carry good warranties, & gently use, maintain, & repair as much as we can versus harshly using & immediately replacing equipment. We use energy-efficient light bulbs & appliances. We try to standardize as much as possible. We ask our major suppliers to cut down on packaging to only what is absolutely necessary. When we ship our preserves, we use air packs & as many recycled materials as possible for our cardboard packaging & at events, we give inexpensive canvas or jute tote bags instead of plastic bags to our customers. We have recycling bins set up throughout the premises & as part of our event booths. We reuse & repurpose wooden pallets.

We strive to properly layout, label, & organize to reduce wasted time. Our workflows, standard operating procedures, & training help with that as well. We monitor, audit, & adapt.

The final thing we hate to waste is the time & creativity of the people who work with us. We ensure everyone is seen & heard & all opinions & suggestions are taken equally into consideration regardless of their position or time with us. We encourage open communication, transparency, respect, & honesty & reward & publicize their efforts & ideas.

Coronation Chicken

Saturday, November 12, 2022

A salad fit for a king! This recipe was inspired by the original, which was made for Queen Elizabeth’s coronation luncheon in 1953. Studded with dried apricots & toasted almonds, the salad is finished with a curry cream sauce. It's sweet, crunchy, savory, & has a hint of spice — & perfect to serve over lettuce or between bread for a satisfying sandwich.

Total: 55 min (includes cooling time) Active: 25 min Yield: 8 cups

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Cook’s Note: Rather than dispose of the poaching liquid, reuse it! The liquid is a bit thinner than regular broth but still has plenty of flavors. Use it to cook rice or quinoa or to make a delicately flavored soup.

Salt-and-Pepper Sandwich Cookies with Strawberry Margarita Preserves

Friday, November 4, 2022

Active: 1 hr, Total: 1 hr 30 mins, Yield: Makes 18 sandwiches

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Make-Ahead: The salt-and-pepper cookies can be stored in an airtight container for up to 3 days.

Halloween Sugar Cookie Pizza

Thursday, October 27, 2022

Take a page out of Food & Wine Magazine by making their Halloween Sugar Cookie Pizza using our Strawberry Margarita Preserves www.foodandwine.com/recipes/halloween-sugar-cookie-pizza This is a playful riff on the classic margarita pizza, made with a crisp sugar cookie “crust,” Strawberry Margarita Preserves, & marshmallows. This would also be terrific with a peanut butter cookie crust.

Active: 30 mins, Total: 1 hr 10 mins, Yield: 8

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Make-Ahead: The cookie dough can be frozen for up to 1 month.

Strawberry Crème Fraîche Biscuits

Wednesday, October 19, 2022

Active: 35 mins, Total: 1 hr 35 mins, Yield: 12

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WHIPPED Crème Fraîche:

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Our 10 Core Values

Tuesday, October 11, 2022

~4 minutes reading time

1. Produce the highest quality all-natural and organic preserves

We create preserves with all-natural ingredients; you can trust they are free from corn syrup, preservatives, artificial flavors, colors, and additives, and are also gluten-free, fat-free, sodium-free, and dairy-free with almost all flavors except one being Kosher, Halal, Ital, and vegan. We partner with farmers and suppliers and carefully vet their produce to make sure they meet our high standards by researching ingredients, reading labels, and auditing sourcing practices all to make the highest quality all-natural, and organic preserves for you. Remember, if it doesn’t meet our standards, we don’t sell it. A focus on fresh food, thinking, and innovation makes us better at serving our customers.

2. Delight our customers with our quality and consistency

We strive to meet or exceed our customer’s expectations in every shopping experience by providing good food to good people. We deliver outstanding customer service through our knowledge, skill, enthusiasm, and operational excellence. We source our seasonal ingredients locally to bring fresh, tropical, and unique delights, straight farm-to-table, small-batch goodness using our multicultural family recipes to your family. We cater to special needs including organic, kosher, vegan, and gluten-free. We continually experiment and innovate to offer a better customer experience. We create environments that are inviting, fun, unique, comfortable, attractive, nurturing, and educational. We want our preserves to be in the center of community meeting places where people can join their friends and make new ones. “Customers don’t need us, we need them,” so focus on them and thrive by meeting their needs and exceeding their expectations.

3. Promote team member growth and happiness

Our success is dependent upon the collective energy, intelligence, and contributions of all our team. We design and provide safe and empowering environments where highly motivated people can flourish and reach their highest potential. We strive to build positive and healthy relationships. "Us versus them" thinking has no place in our company. We earn trust through transparent communication, open-door policies, and inclusive people practices. We appreciate and recognize the good work that our fellow team members do every day. Everyone is seen, heard, and taken into consideration. We aim to help and serve people by improving the quality of life for others, individuals, and society. We value the importance of fun, family, and community involvement to encourage a rich, meaningful, and balanced life. We believe in treating each other with dignity and respect.

4. Form win-win partnerships with our farmers

We are part of an interdependent ecosystem. There are dozens of farmers we depend on to create an outstanding preserve and in turn a wonderful shopping experience for our customers. We view them as allies and treat them with respect, fairness, and integrity, expecting the same in return. We listen compassionately, we think carefully, and we always seek win-win relationships with everyone. By relying on these local farmers for seasonal, ugly produce we help reduce waste, cut transportation time keeping the fruit fresher & healthier for longer, and reduce our carbon emissions. Our vision is to create a better world by employing fair economic and labor practices, promoting and incentivizing recycling, reusing, and reducing, and donating 10% to cancer research making a healthier world around us.

5. Care about our community and the environment

We serve and support a local experience, and practice and advance environmental stewardship. We employ women, minorities, and people with disabilities to create quality preserves. We make a commitment to sustainability and to acting in an environmentally friendly way. We made a conscious effort to choose glass jars despite plastic containers being cheaper, not breaking as easily, and lighter for shipping because glass is sustainable, can be reused forever, repurposed, and easily recycled. We want to encourage our customers to join our efforts by offering 10% off their next jar if they returned an empty glass jar or showed how they’re repurposing it. Food and water waste happens in every step of the process from growing, transporting, processing, and selling which likewise impacts the use of our croplands, fertilizer utilization, labor, energy, and greenhouse gases. Markets have conditioned people to look for perfect produce and will avoid anything that doesn’t measure up to specific appearance standards. However, the growing process is far from perfect with uncontrollable weather, temperature, and soil conditions. This is where the B-grade, ugly produce comes in. Farmers can’t sell those imperfect goods to the general market, but as far as we’re concerned like most things in life, it’s what’s on the inside that counts. We’re going to lovingly cut, crush, and blend the fresh delicious produce to be cooked into jam, so misshapen appearances, bruises, and discolorations do not matter. The farmers still make a living and nothing goes to waste. It’s all about small changes from contentious individuals making a difference in global issues.

6. Help preserve lives through donations to cancer research

The name JP's Delights is for my dad, John-Paul, who inspired me to follow my dreams. Unfortunately, he passed away 2 months before the initial start of JP's Delights after an 11-month battle with stage 4 esophageal cancer. This is my motivation for donating 10% towards esophageal cancer research.

7. Inspire adventure

Be adventurous, creative, and open-minded while perusing growth and learning. It’s fine to make mistakes as long are you learn from them and leave room for growth. No one has all the answers, so go out there and look for them; explore.

8. Innovate transparently with playful creativity

Share information and ideas freely, ensuring that others can benefit from the things we learn through failures and successes. Be curious and come up with new ideas. We embrace diversity by acknowledging that different perspectives are needed to fuel creativity and innovation.

9. Ownership

We are the owners of our actions and decisions. Treat the company as if one were a founder.

10. Create fun and a little weirdness

How do these values shape culture?

Core values directly impact the organization's culture as they lead the attitude and united behavior of the sense of community. They inspire, motivate, give purpose, and guide communication, decisions, branding, strategies, customer service, and innovation. People will usually be most comfortable working in a business that has a corporate culture that reflects their own personal values. They will be more likely to be satisfied and engaged with the company, increasing overall performance and giving the organization a competitive advantage. It helps with creativity, motivation, efficiency, and productivity. Core values can boost brand perception and help to build trust in a business. They attract the people you want and set a unified, guiding framework for hiring people, a code of conduct, and handling human resources. It’s something that can differentiate one organization from others. Teams need a shared code, vision, identity, ethos, and company culture otherwise they will evolve on their own, potentially in ways that hurt the organization.

Sensational Strawberry Sorbet

Monday, October 3, 2022

Makes almost 3 cups

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7 Jarcuterie Ideas

Sunday, September 25, 2022

1. The JALAPEÑO POPPER Platter

For those who like it hot. It’s no surprise this appetizer is a timeless favorite: Cream cheese is just the cool, rich match for spicy jalapeños. https://www.jpsdelights.com/blog-posts/recipes-ideas#h.p_khFBVgrg5c0h 

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2. The ITALIAN DELI Platter in a Jar

When it comes to cheese boards, prosciutto is the best for a reason. It’s sweet, salty, and goes beautifully with soft and hard cheeses alike. Here, we pair it with Italian cheeses and other antipasto favorites.

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Slice provolone and pecorino Romano however you’d like (cubes, slices, triangles—you name it). Take a few slices of prosciutto and roll each one into a cylinder-like shape so it can stand up straight in the jar. Skewer pepperoncini and roasted red peppers on toothpicks. Fill the bottom of the jar with pieces of crusty Italian bread (or prop a piece on the rim of the jar). Fill in the rest of the jar with the skewered ingredients and cheese.


3. The TACO TUESDAY Platter

If you really want to wow your guests, look no further than this Mexican-inspired number that boasts tiny versions of your favorite handhelds. Fair warning: You just might want to make a double batch, because odds are everyone will want seconds.

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Start by making or buying a batch of mini empanadas. While they bake, fill the try with tortilla chips. Then, take either a cut piece of a full-size corncob or a few baby corn cobs and grill them. (You can also just lightly brown them in a grill pan or skillet on the stove.) Roll them in queso fresco crumbles and top them with cilantro, spices like chile powder or Tajín, and a spritz of lime, and skewer them to create a mini elote. Top the tortilla chips with fresh pico de gallo, guacamole, and queso fresco. Finally, prop the empanada and corn skewers up in the jar.


4. The PIZZA NIGHT Platter in a Jar

Your kids will be psyched to see their favorite dinner’s latest glow-up. Think of this as a deconstructed pizza in a jar, plus a few bonus snacks.

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Place a small cup of warm marinara or pesto at the bottom of each jar for dipping. Make or buy a few mini garlic knots and skewer them. Make a few bocconcini (aka fresh pearl mozzarella) skewers as well. Stand the skewers up in the jar alongside mozzarella cheese sticks, pepperoni sticks and thin, crispy breadsticks.


5. The GREEK Platter in a Jar

Dress Feta up with other Mediterranean favorites for a charcuterie that doubles as dinner.

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Fill a small cup with tzatziki and place it at the bottom of the jar for dipping. Make a batch of Greek lemon chicken or gyro meat skewers. Slice a slab of feta, as well as some thin, long cucumber sticks. Stand the skewers, cheese and cucumber up vertically in the jar, along with pitted kalamata olives stacked on toothpicks. Toast some pita points, spread them with hummus and nestle them in the jar, or cut a slit in each and stick them on the jar’s rim.


6. The BRUNCH Platter

Psst: We know what you’re cooking Sunday morning. This recipe calls on a handful of breakfast essentials and assembles them in a fun way that’s impressive enough to serve to company. (Pro tip: Keep the cooked waffles/French toast sticks and scrambled eggs on a baking sheet in a 200-degree oven until you’re ready to assemble and serve, so they don’t get cold.)

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Whip up a batch of French toast sticks or cinnamon-sugar waffle quarters (or buy the premade, frozen kind—we won’t tell!). Stand them up in the jar, with or without skewers. Make scrambled eggs with shredded cheddar and put a layer on the board. Fry a few slices of bacon; while they cook, assemble fruit kebabs with produce of your choice. Lay the bacon alongside the fruit. If you’re feeling extra, finish it off with a mini biscuit spread with preserves.


7. The CANDY LAND Platter in a Jar

Our favorite thing about jarcuterie is that cheese and meat don’t need to be included. You can go ham with just about any ingredients you can think of, from a pancake board to chocolate charcuterie. This dessert alternative is all about sweets. Might we suggest whipping these up before an epic movie marathon?

INSTRUCTIONS:

Add a layer of yogurt or chocolate-covered pretzels to the bottom of the jar. Next, add a layer of chocolate truffles or fun-sized chocolates. Cut up a few Rice Krispie Treats (feel free to use shaped cookie-cutters instead of just slicing them) and skewer them. Fold up a few Sour Strips or gummies and stick a skewer through them. Position all the skewers in the jar and fill the rest of the space with rock candy and lollipops.

Strawberry Amaranth Porridge with Cardamom

Saturday, September 17, 2022

Total: 20 mins, Yield: 2 to 4

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