Recipes & Ideas

Kaya Toast with Soft Eggs

Monday, January 8, 2024

Total Time: 10 min, Yield: 1 serving 



Holiday Pumpkin Maple Almond Drops

Sunday, December 31, 2023

Yield: 24 cookies



Cranberry Port Cookies

Saturday, December 23, 2023

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





Friday, December 15, 2023

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






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



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 



Cranberry Brie Mini Tarts

Tuesday, November 21, 2023

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



Bacon Brie Crescent Wreath

Monday, November 13, 2023

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


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)


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 



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



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.



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.



Mini Black-Bottom Cheesecakes

Wednesday, September 20, 2023

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



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



Blackberry Icebox Cake

Monday, September 4, 2023

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



Remove the pound cake from its pan and line the pan with plastic wrap, leaving plenty of overhang.

Slice the domed mound off the pound cake and set aside, then slice the remaining cake horizontally into 3 slices.

Melt the butter in a pan over medium heat. Crumble the cake mound into crumbs. Add to the pan and toast until golden brown all over, 1 to 2 minutes. Set aside to cool.

Mix together the blackberries, blackberry jam, lemon zest, and juice in a bowl. Set aside.

Combine the heavy cream and powdered sugar in a bowl. Whip until firm peaks form.

Place one layer of cake in the bottom of the lined pan and press to slightly flatten. Top with a third of the blackberry mixture and a third of the whipped cream. Repeat the process 2 more times, ending with whipped cream. Loosely cover with the overhanging plastic wrap and chill in the refrigerator for 8 hours.

To serve, carefully lift the cake from the pan and remove the plastic wrap. Top with the toasted crumbs, a few blackberries, and a sprig of mint, then slice and serve.

Jam Shortbread

Sunday, August 27, 2023

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



Jam Galettes

Saturday, August 19, 2023

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



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



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!



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.






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.



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



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.



Watermelon Salad with Mint and Lime

Friday, June 16, 2023

Total Time: 30 mins, Yield: 8



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



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. 



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

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 



Eggplant and Walnut Filling 

Additional Ingredients 

Tahini Glaze 


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



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



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 



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


6 pounds semi-boneless smoked ham half

5 oz of Champagne Jelly

1 tablespoon Apple Cider Jelly


Cheddar Cheese Coins

Tuesday, March 28, 2023



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. 


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 




Additional Ingredients: 


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





Skewered Shrimp and Ham with Apple Jelly

Saturday, March 4, 2023

Total Time: 50 mins, Yield: 45 pieces



Cherry Cheesecake Dip

Friday, February 24, 2023

Total Time: 5 minutes, Servings: 10 servings



Sacher Torte Cookies

Thursday, February 16, 2023

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




Cherry Bakewell Cookies

Wednesday, February 8, 2023

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






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.



Austrian Nut Cookies

Monday, January 23, 2023

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




Marmalade Thumbprint Cookies

Sunday, January 15, 2023

Time: About 1 hour


-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


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.



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 



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



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





Cranberry Pepper Jelly Dip

Tuesday, December 6, 2022



25 Grown-Up Versions of Peanut Butter & Jelly

Monday, November 28, 2022

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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



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



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 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



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



WHIPPED Crème Fraîche:


Sensational Strawberry Sorbet

Monday, October 3, 2022

Makes almost 3 cups



7 Jarcuterie Ideas

Sunday, September 25, 2022


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. 


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.)


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?


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



Strawberry-Mango Paletas

Friday, September 9, 2022

Active: 30 mins, Total: 5 hrs 30 mins, Yield: 8 ice pops



Make-Ahead: The paletas can be covered and frozen in a single layer for up to 1 week.

Pink Grapefruit, Sparkling Wine, & Basil Granita

Thursday, September 1, 2022

Serves 4-6



Stilton Sirloin Burgers with Sweet & Spicy Double Onion Marmalade

Wednesday, August 24, 2022

Total: 50 mins, Yield: 8 mini burgers



Light a grill. Generously season the sirloin with salt and pepper. Mix gently, then shape into eight 1-inch-thick patties; season again with salt and pepper. Grill the burgers, turning once until charred on the outside and pink within, about 3 minutes per side. Just before the burgers are done, top them with the Stilton. Transfer to a platter. Lightly grill the buns. Set the burgers on the buns. Top with the Sweet & Spicy Double Onion Marmalade and lettuce and serve.

Serve with sweet potato fries and a glass of bourbon.

Strawberry Tamales

Tuesday, August 16, 2022

Active: 45 mins, Total: 2 hrs 45 mins, Yield: 8



Make-Ahead: The uncooked tamales can be frozen for 2 weeks; steam from frozen. The cooked tamales can be refrigerated for 2 days and rewarmed to serve.

Michelada Gingembre

Monday, August 8, 2022

Makes 1 Drink



Fill a chilled pint glass halfway with ice.  Add the Sprite, lemon juice, Simple Syrup, ginger juice, hot sauce, Habanero Jelly, Meyer Lemon and Vanilla Marmalade, and Mountain Dew Jelly; stir well.  Add enough beer to fill the glass; top with the salt.  As you finish the drink, continue to pour

Frozen Strawberries-and-Cream Pops

Sunday, July 31, 2022

Active: 15 mins, Total: 6 hrs 35 mins, Yield: 10