Strawberry Jalapeno Thumbprint Cookies


  • Pre-heat oven to 300 degrees F, grease cookie sheet
  • In a medium bowl add, 1 egg yolk (set aside the white), ½ cup cream butter or margarine, ¼ cup packed brown sugar, mix together but not too well
  • Add ½ tsp. vanilla extract, 1 cup flour, and ¼ tsp salt. Mix well.
  • Shape dough into balls, and roll in egg white, then ¼ cup finely chopped walnuts, covering the ball
  • Bake 5 mins, remove from oven and let cool a little before denting the cookies with your thumb.
  • Fill the dents with a spoonful of Strawberry Jalapeno jam, making sure the jam won’t leak out.
  • Bake another 8 mins, eat and enjoy.

Raspberry Jalapeno Pizza Poppers


  • Pre-heat oven to 500 degrees F
  • Line a baking pan with parchment paper and set aside.
  • In a mixing bowl add: 1cup tomato sauce, 2cups shredded mozzarella, 4 Tbsp. raspberry Jalapeno jam, and cooked crumbled sausage. Mix well.
  • Get 2 tubes of pre-made Pillsbury pizza crust (room temp.), open and roll flat, cut into a 4 inch wide, rectangular piece, trying to keep the thickness around ¼ inch.
  • Down one side of the dough drop ~ 1 tsp spoonful’s of filling, leaving and inch between piles.
  • Fold the dough over and press between the piles with your fingers. Then cut into little squares.
  • Pinch the dough together so nothing leaks out.
  • Place on a baking sheet, and brush with olive oil and sprinkle with salt.
  • Bake 8-10 mins until golden brown.

Peach Jalapeno Cheese Stuffed Meatballs


  • Cut 4 cheese sticks into 1 inch cubes.
  • In a large bowl add: ½ Lb. ground beef, ½ Lb. ground pork, 1 cup bread crumbs, 1 egg, 2 Tbsp. chopped parsley, 2 minced garlic cloves, and ¼ cup parmesan cheese. Mix well.
  • Form small meatballs and press cubed cheese into the center making sure the cheese in covered.
  • Heat 1 Tbsp. olive oil in large skillet, add meatballs and cook to brown in one side.
  • Once all the meatballs have a crust, drain and whip out oil.
  • Add 15oz. marinara sauce, and spoon over the meatballs, cover and let cook for 10-15 mins.
  • Top with fresh chopped parsley, and a dusting of parmesan.

Choke Cherry Ice Cream


  • In a pint sized bag add: 1cup half and half, 2 Tbsp. sugar, ½ Tbsp. choke cherry jelly, and 2Tbsp. chocolate shavings. Seal bag tightly so nothing comes out. Set aside.
  • Fill a gallon bag half way with ice, and sprinkle ½ cup kosher salt over the ice.
  • Put the pint bag inside of the gallon, and seal tightly.(don’t be afraid to double-bag!)
  • Shake the bags for 5-10 mins until desired consistency is achieved.
  • Open bag and enjoy.

Cherry Habanero Stuffed Bell Peppers


  • Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees F
  • Cut and clean 6 large bell peppers, leaving enough room for ¼ cup of filling.
  • Boil pepper for about 5 mins, pull out and let dry, and sprinkle the inside with salt.
  • In a skillet add 1Lb. ground beef, ½ cup chopped onion, ¼ cup chopped peppers. Cook until meat is browned.
  • Drain off fat, and add 1 can (16 oz.) undrained, diced tomato, ½ cup uncooked long grain rice,¼ cup water, 1 tsp. salt, 1tsp. Worcestershire sauce, 4 Tbsp. Cherry Habanero jam and a dash of pepper. Bring to boil, reduce heat and simmer for about 20 mins.(until rice is done)
  • Stir in 1cup shredded cheddar cheese, and start stuffing peppers.
  • Place stuffed peppers in baking dish cover and bake for 30 mins.

SW Sweet and Spicy Mac ’N’ Cheese


  • Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees F
  • Boil water and add elbow macaroni. Cook until soft. Drain.
  • In a saucepan add 5strips of diced bacon, 1 small bell pepper, 3 tbsp. Pineapple habanero marinade, half a red onion and ¼ cup water. Put a lid on it and let it cook down for 20mins, stirring occasionally.
  • Meanwhile dice half a brick of Velveeta cheese, and ¼ cup milk and add to a large pot. Put on low heat and let it melt.
  • After the cheese is melted add pasta and bacon veggie mix.
  • Mix thoroughly, and pour into a cake pan. Add 1 cup shredded pepper jack and bake for 20mins or until cheese is melted.

Rosemary Rhubarb Steak

Preheat grill to high heat.

  • In a pan put steaks, 2 tsp. salt, ¼ tbsp. pepper, 2tbsp. vegetable oil, and 2 sprigs rosemary (cut in half). Let marinate in room temp for 1 hour.
  • After marinating cook for about 5 mins on both sides (or to your liking). And set aside, under aluminum foil. (keep warm)
  • In a saucepan on med-heat add 6 Tbsp. butter, 1 tsp. salt. Melt and dissolve. Then add 3 sprigs fresh rosemary, and 2tbsp. rhubarb jam. Continue cooking on low for 10-12 mins.
  • Brush butter mix over steaks and serve.

Jalapeno Sweet Potato Casserole


  • Pre heat oven to 400 Degrees F
  • Bake 5lbs potatoes 1 hr. or until soft
  • Let cool and remove skins
  • In a large bowl mix potatoes, and ¼ cup butter.
  • After they are thoroughly mashed add 4 Tbsp. jalapeno jam, 1 cup grated Monterey jack, 1 tsp. salt and ½ tsp pepper. Fold together. Place in pan.
  • Sprinkle another cup of cheese on top and bake for 30mins or until the cheese is bubbly.
  • Broil for a few mins until the cheese is golden.

Lemon squares with Tart Cherry Icing


  • Line a cake pan with aluminum foil (over the edges for easy removal).
  • Pre-heat oven 350 degrees F


  • ( In a food processor works best) Mix ¾ cup flour, ¼ cup corn starch, and ½ cup Confectioners’ sugar and ½ tsp salt.
  • Add ½ cup cold unsalted butter. Mix thoroughly to resemble corn meal.
  • Form crust in pan by pressing it down. Let sit in fridge for 30 mins.


  • Mix 3 large eggs, 1 ½ cup sugar, 1 Tbsp. lemon zest, 5 Tbsp. lemon juice, and 3 Tbsp. flour. Whisk and pour over crust.
  • Bake until topping is set (about 15- 20 mins)
  • Let cool and remove from pan. Cut to your liking.


  • In a large bowl mix ½ cup softened butter, 8oz cream cheese, 3cups powdered sugar, and 4 Tbsp. Tart
  • Cherry jam. Whip until frothy.
  • Spread on cooled squares and enjoy!

Apple Cinnamon Pork Chops


  • Pre-heat oven to 350degrees F.
  • In a small bowl add 4tbsp Apple cinnamon jam, 3tbsp. soy sauce, juice from ½ a lemon, and 1 tsp. ketchup. Mix well
  • Oil a pan and place pork chops.
  • Slice an apple and lay slices on top.
  • Brush on glaze and sprinkle some oregano and paprika on top.
  • Cook for 30 mins and enjoy.