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Mint-Infused Blueberry-Lime Jam

Ingredients: 1 bunch fresh mint 8-10 cups whole, picked over blueberries* 4 1/2 cups sugar 1 box liquid pectin (6 oz., 2 little packets) juice and zest of 2 limes Directions: Lightly bruise the mint and stuff as much as you can into a tea ball. Set aside. Pour the […]

Sweet Cherry Lime (Freezer) Jam

Ingredients: 4 cups halved cherries zest and juice from 2 limes 1 1/4 cup sugar 1 packet (45 grams) no cook freezer jam pectin Directions: Whisk together the sugar and pectin in a small bowl. In another bowl, mash the cherries with a potato masher. When well mashed, add the […]

Blueberry-Balsamic Slow Cooker Pork Ribs

Ingredients: 2 pounds boneless pork ribs 3/4 cup chili sauce (like Heinz) 1/3 cup blueberry jam* 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar 1 tablespoon mesquite liquid smoke 1 teaspoon thick Worcestershire sauce 1 tablespoon ginger juice 2 teaspoons ground chipotle 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika 1/2 teaspoon […]

Monte Cristo Sandwiches

Ingredients: batter: 1 1/4 cup milk 1 cup flour 1 teaspoon sugar 1/2 teaspoon baking powder 1 egg sandwich: 12 slices thin white sandwich bread, crusts removed 1/3 lb sliced smoked ham 1/3 lb sliced turkey 8 slices Swiss cheese Dijon mustard butter for the pan berry jam confectioners’ sugar […]

Chocolate Hamantaschen

Ingredients: 3/4 cup flour 1/3 cup sugar 1/4 cup butter 1/4 cup cocoa 1 teaspoon baking powder 1 teaspoon vanilla 1/4 teaspoon salt 1 egg filling: Ficoco* ginger preserves Directions: Preheat oven to 350. Grease or line with a silipat or parchment paper 2 cookie sheets. In a large bowl, […]

Calypso Pulled Pork

Ingredients: 3 lb boneless pork shoulder roast (trim off excess fat) 1/4 cup chili sauce 1/4 cup red wine vinegar 3 tablespoons spiced ginger preserves* 2 teaspoons smokehouse black pepper 2 teaspoons salt 1 1/2 teaspoons mesquite liquid smoke 1 1/2 teaspoons allspice 1 1/2 teaspoons thyme 1 teaspoon cumin […]

Chipotle Blackberry Pulled Pork

Ingredients:2 1/2 to 3 lb boneless pork shoulder roast (trim off excess fat)1 cup fresh (whole) blackberries1/4 cup chili sauce (like Heinz)1/4 cup balsamic vinegar1/4 cup white rum1 tablespoon spiced ginger preserves*2 teaspoons black pepper2 teaspoons salt1 1/2 teaspoons mesquite liquid smoke1 1/2 teaspoons Mexican hot chili powder1 1/2 teaspoons […]

Balsamic Onion Jam

Ingredients: 4 onions, cut into 1/4 inch thick half rounds 1/2 cup water 2 tablespoons brown sugar 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar 2 tablespoons olive oil pinch salt Directions: In a large saute pan with a lid, heat the oil. Add the onions, cover and cook on low, stirring occasionally, until […]

Hamantaschen

Ingredients: 2 cups flour 1 cup sugar 1/2 cup oil (I used canola) 1/3 cup water 1 teaspoon vanilla 1/2 teaspoon salt thick jam or preserves (I used kiwi jam and some store bought boysenberry) Directions: Place all of the ingredients in a large bowl and mix until well combined […]

Cream Cheese & Jam Stuffed French Toast

Ingredients:3 eggs4 slices good quality bread2 tablespoons milk1 tablespoon sugar1 teaspoon grated fresh ginger1 teaspoon vanillacream cheesebutterkiwi jam Directions:In a large bowl, whisk together eggs, sugar, vanilla, ginger and milk. Set aside. Take 2 slices of bread, spread with cream cheese*. Spread the remaining slices with jam. Form cream cheese/kiwi […]