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Bacon Jam Sliders
Make your sliders irresistible.
1 lb. ground beef, made into 8 patties
1/2 jar Terrapin Ridge Farms Hot Pepper Bacon Jam
4 slices Provolone, cut in half
Frozen Onion Rings, cooked
8 slider sized buns
Salt and pepper to taste
Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Cook burgers in the hot skillet until they have browned one side. Flip burgers and spread Terrapin Ridge Farms Hot Pepper Bacon Jam on the cooked side. Add a slice of provolone. Continue cooking until the burgers are cooked through. Place on slider bun and top with an onion ring. If you have leftover onion rings dip them in the remaining Hot Pepper Bacon Jam - Yum!
Hot Pepper Bacon Jam Cream Cheese Appetizer
So easy, but so good. Perfect for any occasion.
8 oz Brick Cream Cheese
½ Terrapin Ridge Farms Hot Pepper Bacon Jam
Pour Terrapin Ridge Farms Hot Pepper Bacon Jam over cream cheese. Serve with Buttery Crackers. This is a quick and easy appetizer.
Goat Cheese and Hot Pepper Peaches
1 c. Hot Pepper Peach Bourbon 8 oz. goat cheese Club Crackers
Combine ½ c. of the Hot Pepper Peach Bourbon and the goat cheese until blended. Put in a small serving bowl and drizzle the rest of the sauce over the cheese mixture. Serve with club crackers.
Charcuterie boards are not only gorgeous,
they contain a combination of flavors
and nibbles for a simple no-fuss party snack!
It’s not difficult to prepare a meat and cheese board
that everyone will rave about!
Adding various flavors from simple everyday ingredients takes
very little prep and just minutes to build!
We’ve included a few tips below to make sure your next
party platter is the talk of the event!
What is Charcuterie?
Charcuterie is the art of preparing meats which are
often cured or smoked such as bacon, ham or salami.
A charcutier is a person who prepares
charcuterie and while the term is loosely translated in
English to “pork butcher”, any kind of meat can be used.
A charcuterie board is commonly seen on
menus pretty much everywhere
these days and it’s the perfect way to enjoy some
nibbles with friends and family!
How to Make a Charcuterie Board
A charcuterie board most often consists of a variety of meats and cheeses
and often fruit or nuts; essentially a meat and cheese board!
First, choose a board. If you have a beautiful one now is the time to use it.
As you begin thinking about making the perfect charcuterie board,
you will want to start thinking about different colors and textures to make it vibrant and interesting.
Red and black berries, dried apricots, fresh herbs, pickles, olives, cheese stuffed peppers
and baby squash and various dips can add lots of color.
The board should look full, don’t be afraid to pile and stack them
while thinking about varying the different items throughout.
Estimate about 3-4 slices of meat per person when building a board.
Try to include a variety of flavors and textures for example,
a sliced pepper salami, a rolled prosciutto and thoughtfully piled ham.
Choose a variety of cheeses; about 1 or 2 oz per person as an hors d’oeuvre.
Look for various hard and soft cheeses from mellow to sharp.
Cheeses are easiest served already sliced.
Bread and Crackers:
Again variety is key, buttery flaky crackers, grain crackers
and thinly sliced and toasted baguettes.
THE ‘Tipsy’ COCKTAIL PARTY
Dry Gibson garnished with Vermouth Tipsy Onions
Manhattan garnished with Whiskey Tipsy Cherries
Gin Fizzed Gimlet garnished with Gin Tipsy Lemon Olives
HORS D’ OEUVRES
Tapas Platter with Tipsy Tapas Cheese Stuffed Hot Peppers, Baby Squash and Sweet Peppers, assorted cheeses and meats,
Cream Cheese filled Party Cups topped with 3 Pepper Blast
Impromptu parties is what entertaining is all about.
Stock your bar with everything you’ll need so you
can invite guests over at the drop of a hat.
We love decking out a bar with pretty glassware, all of the
cocktail making essentials and cocktail napkins.
On that same note, keep easy appetizers
like cheese, party cups, and pepper jellies on hand!
We love how festive a signature cocktail feels, no matter what type of party you’re throwing! Not only are they a fun way for guests to get in the spirit, but they’re easy to make and don’t require a ton of work. Just mix up your favorite drink (some drinks you can even make a day in advance), pour it in a punch bowl or glass beverage dispenser and set out plenty of glassware.
Pop the Bubbly
Nothing says ‘party’ like a bottle of champagne, so if you don’t feel like mixing a signature cocktail, a few bottles of sparkling wine can bring that same festive feel. You don’t even need a corkscrew!
Will children be at your holiday party? If so, consider adding a hot chocolate bar to the mix! Some gourmet hot chocolate and tons of toppings are a great activity for your littlest guests, and don’t be surprised if the grown-ups get excited about hot cocoa too.
It’s the season of spreading joy, and what better way to do that than to offer your guests the ultimate holiday comfort — hot cocoa. We love the idea of setting up a cocoa bar at your holiday get together, complete with peppermint candies, flavored syrups, and marshmallow toppings. Here are some tips for if you plan on incorporating a cocoa bar at your next gathering.
Dream Up Fun Toppings
Of course marshmallows and peppermints are a must, but an array of toppings will delight your guests and allow them to dream up their own perfect cocoa flavor.
White chocolate chips
Be Sure to Label
No matter what you’re serving, be sure to label everything properly. Otherwise, guests with allergies or dietary restrictions won’t feel comfortable indulging.