Tag: using home canned food

Apricot Cream Cheese Frosting

Ingredients: 8 oz cream cheese, at room temperature 2 cups confectioners sugar 2 tablespoons apricot jam food coloring (optional) Directions: In a large bowl, beat together the vanilla, cream cheese, jam, food coloring and confectioners sugar until smooth. Add more confectioners sugar in 2 tablespoon increments if you want or […]

Orange-Ginger Hamantaschen

Ingredients: 3 cups flour 1/2 cup sugar 3/4 cup butter, room temperature 3 eggs, at room temperature 2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder 2 teaspoons orange zest 1/2 teaspoon ground roasted or regular ginger jam (I used my Cara Cara Orange Jam) Directions: Preheat oven to 375. Line two cookie sheets […]

Jam On It Pulled Chicken

Ingredients: 2 lb boneless skinless chicken thighs 12 oz chili sauce (like Heinz) 12 oz grapefruit jam 2 tablespoons dark rum 2 teaspoons black pepper 3/4 teaspoon pecan liquid smoke 1 teaspoon roasted ground ginger 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper 1/2 teaspoon ground cardamom 1 onion, thinly sliced 2 cloves garlic, […]


Ingredients: 1 lb sliced corned beef 4 slices Swiss Cheese 8 slices rye bread (or rye and pumpernickel swirl) 1 cup sauerkraut, at room temperature or slightly warmed butter Russian dressing: 2 slices dill pickle, minced 1 shallot, minced 3 tablespoons mayonnaise 3 tablespoons sour cream 1/2 tablespoon prepared horseradish […]

Apple Butter Cheesecake

Ingredients: for the crust: 1 1/2 cups of gingersnap crumbs* 6 tablespoons of butter, melted and cooled slightly for the cheesecake: 4 eggs, at room temperature 32 oz cream cheese, at room temperature 16 oz labne, at room temperature 1 cup apple butter 1 1/4 cups sugar 1 teaspoon vanilla […]

Pepper Jelly Barbecue Sauce

Ingredients: 8 oz pepper jelly 1/4 cup white wine vinegar 1/4 cup thick Worcestershire sauce 1/4 cup chili sauce (like Heinz) 1/4 cup dark rum 1 small onion, chopped 2 cloves garlic 2 tablespoons dark brown sugar 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard 1 tablespoon butter 1 teaspoon mesquite liquid smoke 1 […]

Jammin’ Pulled Pork

Ingredients: 2 1/2 boneless pork sirloin roast 8 oz  jam* 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar 1/4 cup chili sauce (like Heinz) 2 tablespoons thick Worcestershire sauce 1 1/2 teaspoons mesquite liquid smoke 1 1/2 teaspoons Mexican hot chili powder 1/2 teaspoon ground ancho pepper 1/4 teaspoon allspice 1 large onion, chopped 4 […]

Grilled Salmon with Pickled Fennel

Ingredients: 1 lb fresh salmon 4 oz pickled fennel 1 large shallot, sliced thinly 1 habanero, sliced thinly 1 tablespoon juice from the jar of pickled fennel 1 tablespoon olive oil 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper Directions: Combine all ingredients in a resealable marinating container or resealable bag. Refrigerate […]

Mango-Pineapple Jam Glazed Grilled Pork Chops

Ingredients: 1 1/2 lb thick cut boneless pork chops for the marinade: 8 oz mango-pineapple jam 2-3 serreno peppers 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 tablespoon ginger juice 1 tablespoon pepper sherry 1/4 teaspoon allspice sea salt freshly ground black pepper Directions: Place all of the marinade ingredients in a blender […]

Strawberry Jam Vinaigrette

Ingredients: 2 tablespoons strawberry jam 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard 1/4 cup white wine vinegar 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil sea salt freshly ground black pepper Directions: Place all ingredients in a lidded jar or dressing shaker and shake until well blended. My thoughts: It seems like pretty much any time […]