Several weeks ago, Sharon mentioned that she was going to make her fabulous Pineapple Jam. I got to thinking about the raspberries that were wasting away on the vines and the peppers still in my garden. So that afternoon, I went out and picked my berries and peppers for Raspberry Pepper Jam and made it that night. Here is the recipe that I used, and I just added 6 diced jalapeno peppers (seeds removed) to the cooking mixture. Now most folks would like this jam over a brick of cream cheese, and I’ll admit, that’s pretty good. But here’s my very favorite thing to do with Raspberry Jam (homemade or store-bought, with or without the peppers):
I don’t know what you want to call this cracker spread, and I admit it doesn’t sound very appetizing but we call it G*O*O*D. It’s my favorite thing to take to a social event when I’m ‘in a jam‘ and need something quick. Generally, I have everything on hand, and it is so very tasty.
- 1 cup grated sharp cheddar cheese
- 4 green onions sliced
- 2 Tbls. Hellman’s Mayo (I would never recommend Miracle Whip ;), but especially not in this recipe. The sharp cheddar just begs to be paired with the distinct Hellman’s flavor.)
- 4 Tbls. Raspberry Jam
Mix cheddar cheese, green onions and mayo in a bowl and stir. Spread onto serving dish. Cover with layer of raspberry jam, being careful not to mix the 2 layers. I usually take the jam with me and add it just before serving. Serve with your favorite cracker.
Something about this mixture of sweet & salty & sharp cheddar. It is *so* good. 🙂
I found this stretchy ribbon at Archiver’s a few weeks ago. It was easy to single knot and secure with a pin. The lid topper was stamped with Flora Backgrounder from CHF, in Lady Bug Red Momento ink from Tsukineko. Then, I squished the lid topper into my new VersaMark Dazzle pad – coating the floral image with Champagne
flavor, I mean, sparkle. The coating of the VersaMark gives the stamped topper a little gold flecked sparkle and a shiny coating. It reminds me of a piece of old oil cloth that my grandma might have used for a table covering. Love the ingenuity of Tsukineko to add shimmer and frost to their essential VersaMark pad. You can purchase these new pads from Ellen Hutson. Thanks, Tsukineko!
Well, my post is getting long, but I’m sure you don’t want me to end it without telling you how to enter for my Copic Marker give away. It’s simple. Leave me a comment (one per person) between now and Thursday night at 10:00 p.m. central, and I’ll draw for a winner. Just like Sharon, I’ll post my Copic Marker give-away winner on Friday morning at 8:30 a.m. central.
Thanks for stopping by! I’ll see you tomorrow!