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Preserves & Condiments

Fig Jam

Fig Jam

The deep, sweet earthy tones of figs, highlighted with fresh lemon are found swirling in this gorgeous jam. It’s simple to make and oh, so wonderful to taste! I always keep dried fruits on hand, they’re perfect for baking, snacking or finishing out a charcuterie […]

Honey Walnut Butter

Honey Walnut Butter

It’s light and airy with the delicate sweetness of honey and beautiful tones of toasted walnuts. It’s one marvelous spread and your morning biscuits might never be the same! Compound butters make a great addition to any menu. You can blend them with a variety […]

Pear Honey

Pear Honey

So full of flavor from a fall favorite, this spread is silky smooth much like nature’s honey but with a bite or two of sweet pears peaking through. Accented with pineapple and fresh lemon to brighten the tones, it’s a beautiful addition to your collection. […]

Ancho Chile Barbecue Sauce

Ancho Chile Barbecue Sauce

Some barbecue masters believe in order to be legitimate in the world of barbecue you must make your own sauce. I’m sure that’s up for debate but it’s hard to beat the flavor of a homemade sauce! This barbecue sauce with its Texas roots, starts […]

Spiced Marmalade with Cognac

Spiced Marmalade with Cognac

Tart yet sweet, full of spice and bold flavors plus a beautiful tone of Cognac. This is not your ordinary marmalade! Every year I make my family’s favorite jams and preserves but occasionally I will add something new to the mix. I stumbled across a […]

Sweet and Saucy Pickles

Sweet and Saucy Pickles

Crisp and sweet with a delightful note of garlic plus a saucy kick of heat in every bite! This is a classic remake on store-bought dill pickles. There are numerous versions of these pickles but this one is exceptional. When Emily was a baby I […]

Jalapeño Jelly

Jalapeño Jelly

Sweet jelly with a delightful kick of spicy heat and all the spectacular colors of the season. Jalapeño jelly makes a great glaze when grilling or roasting chicken or pork and even is a bright substitute for mint jelly when serving lamb. But one of […]

Spiced Apple Butter

Spiced Apple Butter

My Mom loved apple butter and there’s something about this time of year that makes her memory feel especially close. Making apple butter is a true labor of love. It takes time to cook fresh apples into a thick, silky spread but it is definitely […]

Corn Relish

Corn Relish

The season for summer corn is winding down and I can’t let it go without a batch of corn relish. Tangy and sweet with a kick of heat! Corn relish is a fun twist in the world of condiments! It’s perfect on hot dogs or […]

Pickled Okra

Pickled Okra

When folks think “pickled” they tend to think of cucumber pickles. But if you’re from anywhere in the South that’s just not necessarily the case –we pickle everything! This is a classic example – slightly spicy, with just the right amount of crisp and a […]

Cherry Preserves

Cherry Preserves

Plump red cherries floating in a thick, sweet ruby syrup – what a wonderful way to preserve this last bit of the season! There are so many methods for making jams and preserves. This recipe is similar to the one I use for strawberry preserves, […]

Blueberry Lemon Jam

Blueberry Lemon Jam

Fresh, plump blueberries floating in a heavenly thick syrup with the essence of lemon. A taste of the season in every bite! Blueberries are currently in abundance and it just so happens that one of the engineer’s favorite things is blueberry jam. Yes, I know […]



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