Archive for the ‘Relishes and Jellies’ Category

Three Delicious Dip Recipes

Tuesday, December 19th, 2017

For your holiday table or to keep around for your next special occasion, these dip recipes are sure to please any snack lover! What makes these recipes even better is their versatility – eat with pretzels, crackers, bread – and the potential to alter ingredients to taste without ruining the dish. Enjoy!

Metal Recipe Card HolderSpinach and Artichoke Dip

What You’ll Need:

  • 10 ounces frozen chopped spinach, thawed and drained
  • 1/2 cup red bell pepper, diced
  • 2 tablespoons garlic, minced
  • 6 1/2 ounces artichoke hearts, drained and mashed
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 3/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • salt and pepper to taste

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. In a 1-quart baking dish, combine spinach, pepper, garlic, artichokes, sour cream and cheese. Thin mixture with cream (use all for a thinner dip, or less for a thicker consistency).
  3. Season with salt and pepper if desired, and bake for 20 minutes or until bubbly. Serve hot.

Cranberry and Cream Cheese Dip

What You’ll Need:

Raspberry Apricot Jam | Made in Maine | Sturbridge Yankee Workshop

  • 12 ounces fresh cranberries
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup apricot jam or orange marmalade
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • 1 (8 ounce) package
    cream cheese, softened

Directions:

  1. Preheat an oven to 350°F.
  2. In a 2-quart baking dish with a cover, combine cranberries with sugar, stirring well to coat all the berries.
  3. Bake (covered) for about 30 minutes or until the cranberries pop and release their liquid.
  4. Remove from oven and stir in the apricot jam (or orange marmalade) and pecans. Refrigerate overnight (or for at least 4-6 hours) to blend the flavors.
  5. To serve, pour dip over the soft block of cream cheese on a serving dish.

Ceramic Measuring Spoons SetDill Dip

What You’ll Need:

  • 1 3/4 cups mayonnaise
  • 2 cups sour cream
  • 3 tablespoons onion, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon seasoning salt
  • 3 teaspoons dried dill weed
  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar

Directions:

  1. In a medium bowl, mix mayonnaise, sour cream, chopped onion, seasoning salt, dill weed and sugar until fully incorporated.
  2. Refrigerate for at least 8 hours, then serve!

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Peach Jam Recipe

Tuesday, August 29th, 2017

Peaches

This recipe takes those peaches you’ve been growing (or if you’re here in Maine where peaches have a hard time growing, the ones that are at the grocery store) and turns them into jam. Serve during breakfast, give as a gift or keep stored for the winter.

What you’ll need:

  • 6 pounds peaches
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 3½ cups granulated sugar

Directions:

  1. Peel, pit and chop peaches and place in a large saucepan or pot; add lemon juice. Place a metal spoon in the refrigerator to chill (for testing the readiness of the jam later).
  2. Mash peaches and lemon juice using a large spoon or potato masher. Stir in sugar and bring to a boil.
  3. While boiling, continuously stir mixture until the jam thickens and reaches 210-220°F; about 25-30 minutes.
  4. To test for set point, remove saucepan from heat. Dip chilled spoon into jam, and allow jam to run off spoon; jam should slowly fall off spoon in one thickened clump. If it is runny, return jam to medium heat and simmer 2-4 minutes before re-testing. Using large spoon, skim foam from top of jam.
  5. Transfer jam to canning jars and cap with lids. Let cool to room temperature, store (can be refrigerated for up to 3 weeks after opening).

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Baking Mixes Make Special Events Easier, and Great Gifts, Too

Tuesday, December 10th, 2013
With the holidays just around the corner, there will likely be lots of baking and scrumptious aromas in your kitchen of fresh baked goodies, straight out of the oven. Make baking this season easier with any of Sturbridge Yankee Workshop’s gourmet baking mixes. Save time and better enjoy the company of your friends, family and guests, with a helping hand from Sturbridge Yankee Workshop. Or, if you prefer to bake from scratch (good for you by the way!), consider our delicious cookie, bread and muffin mixes below for the perfect hostess or housewarming gift.
Dining Setting at Sturbridge Yankee Workshop

Chocolate Moose Cookie Mix New England Cookie Mixes

Proudly made here in New England, our cookie mixes are a true delight. For those who love chocolate, these cookie mixes are simply a must have for any home. For a real chocolate explosion, try the Chocolate Moose Cookie Mix. A chocolate cookie loaded with chocolate chips; a cross between a brownie and a cookie! Chocolate Crinkle Cookie Mix features a chocolate cookie dusted with powdered sugar, just like grandma used to make. Another option is the ever classic Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Mix, with raisins, oats and spices, too! Made of all natural ingredients filling a 15oz bag; making on average two dozen 1″ cookies.

Chocolate Crinkle Cookie Mix Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Mix

Delectable Dessert Breads

For a mid-afternoon snack or a yummy after dinner treat, served with ice cream and caramel sauce, Caramel Apple Bread Mix combines rustic apples and buttery caramel. Blueberry Tangerine Bread,  boasting organic ingredients, no trans fat or preservatives, is a great mix for those adhering to a stricter diet.

And if you have a real sweet tooth, you will surely love our Cinnamon Chip Monkey Bread. Monkey Bread is a classic, round pull-apart bread that is a great accompaniment to any party. A burst of cinnamon flavor is highlighted by the delectable icing to drizzle over the bread. For a special occasion like a birthday or Christening celebration, try our Lemon Dessert Bread, made with crystallized lemon peel, it is a lemon lover’s dream.

Cinnamon Chip Monkey Bread
Caramel Apple Bread Lemon Dessert Bread

Raspberry White Chocolate Scone Mix Freshly Baked Breakfast

Start your morning off right with Raspberry White Chocolate Scones, the perfect accent to an impromptu tea party. These scones would be even better when served with any of Gourmet Jams & Jellies.

When it comes to breakfast options, you can’t have a muffin with out making it a Blueberry Muffin; at least in Maine anyway! Our classic Blueberry Muffin Mix contains light and fluffy batter mix and a can of Wild Maine Blueberries, packed in light syrup with no preservatives. Just mix, bake, and enjoy! You may just fancy yourself a trip to the local blueberry fields to gather more wild blueberries for muffin making.

Fig and Pear Jam Blueberry Muffin Mix

For more food themed gift ideas or if you’re searching for the new favorite treat to make at the next gathering, browse all of our gourmet food items available today.


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