Cooking with Preserves

Mini No-Bake Matcha Cheesecakes

A couple of weeks ago Carrington Farms Organic Natural Foods reached out to me to see if I would be interested in trying out some of their products. I of course said YES and was thrilled to receive a box with some fantastic items ranging from gluten free parmesan croutons […]

 

Puff Pastry Sausage Rolls

My British husband has lived in the States nearly 5 years now and by and large he is a pretty big fan of the food here. But one of the things he will never understand about the American cuisine is its complete lack of sausage rolls. And by sausage rolls […]

 

Fig Jam & Goat Cheese Crostini with Prosciutto

When you are in need of a simple, delicious appetizer that is sure to please any crowd you can never go wrong with a crostini! And this recipe using Preserve International Balsamic Fig Jam, Goat Cheese, Prosciutto and fresh Basil is one of my very favorites! So fresh and with […]

 

Brie & Cranberry Phyllo Mini Tarts

Call me crazy but I honestly have very little need for a turkey at Thanksgiving. Sure it looks great in the center of the table and I do love me some post-Thanksgiving turkey, cranberry and stuffing sandwiches but appetizers and sides are definitely my favorite parts of the holidays. These […]

 

Low Carb Steak Fajitas

Flank steak (when done right) is one of my very favorite cuts of meat and is far more economical (and in my opinion more flavorful) than many other more expensive options. The keys to getting a super tender flank steak are to tenderize it with a meat mallet (or rolling […]

 

Braised Red Cabbage & Fennel

Without a doubt this braised red cabbage and fennel recipe is one of my favorite fall side dishes. It’s incredibly easy to throw together, makes a huge pot that can last through the week and tastes fantastic. I love serving it with meat, especially pork, and mashed potatoes and it […]

 

Marmalade Whiskey Sours

One of my very favorite ways to use preserves is in cocktails. They both sweeten and flavor your favorite drinks and bring out a lovely depth of flavor that you wouldn’t otherwise get. For this recipe I highly recommend using Preserve International’s Meyer Lemon Marmalade (linked below), but if you […]

 

Carne Asada Tacos

Carne Asada, which literally translates to “grilled meat”, typically refers to a marinaded and grilled flank or skirt steak and is an absolute staple here in Texas. While flank steak works great, I prefer using skirt steak not only because of it’s deliciously beefy flavor, but because it’s relatively inexpensive […]

 

Grilled Flat Iron Steak with Chimi Churri

Summer time is grilling time in Texas and this year for us has been all about the beef. We’ve been cooking a lot of flank and skirt steaks that are both flavorful and quick to cook, but my favorite cut of meat to grill is the flat iron steak. Previously […]

 

Gin & Jam Cocktail

If I’ve said it once, I’ve said it a thousand time, jam was not only meant for toast. For those of you who have never made a jam cocktail it is such a fun and refreshing way to both sweeten and flavor your tasty adult beverages. You can really get […]