They read my blog (wow) and offered to send me samples
All I had to do is go to their website -www.jelly.com and choose at least 3 of their sauces or jellies
(isn't that the cutest name for a website.. how lucky that they were able to get that domain name!)
Of course, it was so hard to just choose 3!
I chose 4!
They arrived just in time for Christmas.
I've served the Four Star Black Raspberry Chipotle Sauce over cream cheese.
It's delicious, of course
I have used the Mango Ginger Habanero before to marinate chicken breast for fajitas.
I have several ideas for the Jalapeno Peach Preserves that do not include cream cheese.
Like PW's biscuits from The Pioneer Woman Cooks cookbook.
jalapeno cornbread - cooked in a loaf pan, sliced and warmed up on a griddle of butter..
(I saw a variation of this on Diners, Drive-In and Dives!)
They also included recipe cards that I can't wait to try.
My aunt was asking where she could find them. She lives in Fredericksburg so I sent her to the Fredericksburg winery.
Feeling a little stupid because this company is
You do not have to go to Fredericksburg to purchase these products.
Just go to the cute website I mentioned above, and there is a Store Locator.
I've seen them here locally in Dallas at various grocery stores that I shop at.
Please try them.. you will not be disappointed.
You do not have to be a gourmet chef. Most of the sauces are awesome poured over a block of cream cheese.
The Cowboys beat the Eagles during the Wildcard game on Saturday.
They beat them 3 times this year.
It's so exciting!
Anyway, I opened the test kitchen trying out PW (Pioneer Woman's) Chili and Potato Skins.
My friend, Yvette and her husband came over to try the new grub, drink a few beers and watch the 'boys beat the Eagles.
First, I made "chili" bowls. I used Pillsbury Grand Biscuits.
Sprayed the back of a muffin pan with PAM, and molded them around the cups.
Chili in a bowl!
This recipe is from PW's cookbook - "Simple. Perfect Chili" page 82.
Now I followed PW's recipe to a "T"
instead of using 2 lbs of ground beef
I used 1 lb of ground turkey and 1 lb of lean ground beef
(trying to save calories for the Potato Skins)
Again, this is from PW's cookbook - "PW's Potato Skins" page 22.
Since there were only 3 of us, I cooked 5 potatoes instead of 8.
I then cut them in half.
Takes me back to Bennigans - 1984.
If you do not have PW's cookbook, then you need to get a copy right away.
It's at all the local book stores, Walmart, and http://www.amazon.com/
I grew up eating fast food and microwave dinners after my stepmom passed away in 1980. I had a good friend, who's mom had died when she was young. Our way to get a home cooked meal was to go to Luby's Cafeteria.
This cookbook brings the basics to 2010. I love trying all the classic recipes. I haven't been disappointed yet.