Collection by Jody

Sweet and Sour Jam - Not Just for Chicken

Rating: 5 stars 30
This was a food recipe challenge that was a nice surprise recipe. This recipe makes an excellent glaze for Sweet and Sour Chicken like you get in a Chinese-style restaurant. I've made it with meatballs as well.

Rhubarb Cherry Jelly

Rating: 4.5 stars 46
An unusual and delicious treat made with cherry gelatin and cherry pie filling in addition to fresh rhubarb. My family always liked this.

Rachel's Sugar Plum Spice Jam

Rating: 4.5 stars 43
This is a recipe I came up with for something new in our seasonal jam and jelly making sessions, in hopes to find something unique for gifts at Christmas. It is absolutely wonderful. Everyone loves it. It's sweet and fruity, with comforting holiday spice undertones.

Kiki's Spiced Habanero Peach Jam

Rating: 4 stars 13
I developed this recipe when I was low on funds one holiday season and needed an inexpensive gift for family and friends. I now make several batches every years at several peoples request. It has become a huge hit at bake sales as well. Don't be afraid of the fact that it has habanero peppers in the recipe. The heat is very subtle and just adds to the flavor of the jam. It's also great spread over a block of cream cheese served with crackers for an easy appetizer for parties. Try it instead of sugar in your baked bean recipe and you will not be disappointed.

Concord Grape Jelly

Rating: 4.5 stars 110
A delicious, gift-worthy treat for all the grape jelly lovers in your life!

Pepper Jelly

Rating: 4.5 stars 36
This family favorite makes a great gift, too! Excellent served with cream cheese and crackers as an appetizer.

Wine Jelly

Rating: 4.5 stars 169
This jelly is a lovely accompaniment to crackers and cream cheese. You can use any kind of wine, red or white.

Jalapeno Pepper Jelly

Rating: 4.5 stars 89
This is a very lovely, very sophisticated jelly to have on hand for the holidays, as well as for unexpected visitors. Enjoy this with crackers and soft cream cheese.

Catherine's Pickled Blueberries

Rating: 5 stars 51
Think of this as blueberries with a bite. My friend Catherine serves this sweet/tangy sauce spooned over ripened goat cheese for a knock-'em-dead appetizer.

Apricot Lemon Verbena Jam

If you have a lemon verbena growing in your garden or on your porch, try this deliciously lemon-flavored apricot jam.

Grapefruit Marmalade

Rating: 4.5 stars 7
Ruby red grapefruit and sugar is all you need to make a slightly bitter, sweet, and tangy marmalade. Try this on toast or, for a twist, use it in any recipe calling requiring orange jam or marmalade. I have used it on meatballs and chicken wings with delicious results. Make sure you use organic grapefruit to ensure an edible zest.

Spicy Strawberry Jam

Rating: 4.5 stars 14
A great spicy and flavorful twist to traditional strawberry preserves...mmmm... A sexy topping for vanilla ice cream, too!