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Fried Pickled Okra with Jalapeno Pimento Cheese

This recipe is one of our football snacking favorites!        Crisp cornmeal breading, skillet fried, makes a crunchy outer layer with a delicious tangy pickled okra center!  Top these bite size southern favorites with a bit of Spicy Jalapeno Pimento Cheese and you're sure to please the crowd!  This recipe uses some of our favorite pickled products, find Pickled Okra, Honey Pickled Jalapenos, and Dill Pickle Chips in our PICKLE COLLECTION HERE.      

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Jammed & Pickled Cocktails

It never ceases to amaze us the broad and diverse uses that can be achieved with preserved goods.  Whether you like your cocktails fruity & refreshing, or sour, or spicy--so many flavor combinations can be achieved with the addition of fruity preserves or even pickle brine & garnishes.  Below our a few of our favorite recipes using our favorite Copper Pot & Wooden Spoon jams & pickles.     BOURBON BLUEBERRY FIZZ 2.5 oz Kentucky Bourbon, (we like Bulleit or Eagle Rare) 1 Tbsp Blueberry Jam 2 oz Lemon Pellegrino (or Club Soda with a dash of lemon juice) Fresh Basil to Garnish     PICKLED RAMP or SPICY JALAPENO BLOODY MARY Pickled Wild Ramps (a coveted Appalachian Spring Onion)...

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Apple Stack Cake with Apple Pie Moonshine Jam

The heart of our business is "Preserving Tradition", keeping alive the history of previous generations' wisdom, creativity and inventiveness for the next generation.  There are many self-sustaining traditions found back in hills of the Southern Appalachians. I love this recipe because it highlights the hard work and history of our region, pulling it all together into a heart warming slice of delicious goodness that makes your mouth yearn for yesteryear.  Apple Stack Cake is a southern Appalachian novelty, individually cooked layers of almost cookie like cake stacked with cooked apples in between.  Some recipes call for sorghum molasses and spices, some dried apples that have been chopped and reconstituted in a saucy syrup, others use applesauce or apple butter between...

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Corn Fritters with Spiced Apple Beer Jam Butter Recipe

  The peak of Summer brings two of our favorite veggies of which we make whole meals of at our house - fresh Sweet Corn and Cherokee Purple Tomatoes!  On visits to the local farm market our enthusiasm often out strips our actual capacity to consume the massive amounts of produce we purchase and we wind up with an over abundance gracing our table. If you are like us, this recipe is the perfect solution for that leftover corn.  If you like to freeze corn for the winter months this works wonderfully as well, just try mixing together a bag of our Whole Grain Beer Bread Mix into this yummy Corn Fritter Recipe.   The base of this recipe is...

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Parmesan Grit Cakes with Pickled Ramps & Tomato Jam

  Ramp season is here and then gone just as quickly!  The enigma of Ramps is confounding to many a person not born and raised in the Appalachians....firstly, what IS a Ramp...then, what to DO with Ramps?  Local "old-timers" like to tell me the tale of how as children they'd eat these pungent roots raw, a surefire method to get the teacher to expel you (and your offensive odor) from school early.  While I'm skeptical of how many mischievous boys successfully pulled off that tactic, it does help you appreciate the "aromatic" quality of these natural novelties.     So what to DO with a Ramp?  While most folks won't recommend eating them raw, when added to a stir fry,...

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