Raspberry Pinwheel Cookies

Cream cheese, almond cookie dough spiraled around seedless raspberry jam. These are simple cookies with simple flavors, but the rolling and shaping process can get a bit tedious. There is a lot of in and out of the freezer/refrigerator, and the jam can become a sticky mess. Just be patient and remember that as long […]

Gingerbread Linzer Cookies

Spiced molasses pecan cookies with homemade cranberry jam. You can’t have the holidays without gingerbread. Normally, I make chewy gingerbread cookies (my favorite), but this year I switched it up a bit. I took regular linzer cookies, added pecans, spices, and some molasses. Sandwiched the cookies around homemade cranberry jam for a tasty spiced jam-filled […]

Cranberry Goat Cheese and Almond Crackers

Creamy goat cheese with spiced cranberry jam and homemade almond poppy seed crackers. A few years ago, I stumbled upon a seasonal cranberry goat cheese log at Costco. I was curious, so I bought one to try. I thought it was quite good, especially for holiday snacking. The following year I looked for the cheese […]

Pork Chops with Pickled Peach Bacon Jam

Bourbon brined thick-cut pork chops with a sweet and tangy pickled peach bacon jam. What goes better with pork than more pork? Not much! This sweet bacon-y jam is a tasty addition to the juicy bourbon brined chops. Serve with some garlic mashed potatoes, and you have a satisfyingly rich, delicious meal. Why brine the […]