Author: Suzy Neal

Unicoi Preserves Cherry BBQ Sauce
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Delicious, bright and flavorful, Unicoi Preserves Cherry BBQ sauce is an easy recipe that's great on pork, beef and chicken. Try it on our McRib Sandwich clone, the recipe's on our website.
Unicoi Preserves Cherry BBQ Sauce
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Delicious, bright and flavorful, Unicoi Preserves Cherry BBQ sauce is an easy recipe that's great on pork, beef and chicken. Try it on our McRib Sandwich clone, the recipe's on our website.
Ingredients
  • 4 oz. Unicoi Preserves Cherry Jalapeno Spread
  • 2 cups ketchup
  • 12 oz. frozen dark sweet cherries
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 2 tablespoons molasses
  • 2 tablespoons dark brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons harissa powder
  • 2 teaspoons Granulated Garlic
  • 2 teaspoons Onion Powder
  • 1 teaspoon Kosher Salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 2 tablespoons Apple Cider Vinegar
Servings:
Instructions
  1. Combine all ingredients in medium saucepan and stir well. Bring to a boil and then reduce to a simmer. Cook, uncovered, for 25 minutes, stirring often. Turn off heat and cool 10 minutes.
  2. Transfer to a blender and blend until smooth. Store in clean glass jar until ready to use.
  3. We recommend you use this delicious bbq sauce on our McRib sandwich clone.
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Unicoi Preserves McRib Sandwich copycat
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Unicoi Preserves McRib clone will have you wondering why you ever went to see that clown at the drive thru! Delicious glazed with our Cherry Jalapeno BBQ sauce, find the recipe for that bright and flavorful bbq sauce on our website.
Unicoi Preserves McRib Sandwich copycat
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Unicoi Preserves McRib clone will have you wondering why you ever went to see that clown at the drive thru! Delicious glazed with our Cherry Jalapeno BBQ sauce, find the recipe for that bright and flavorful bbq sauce on our website.
Ingredients
  • 1 rack baby back ribs
  • 1 loaf soft French bread, as long and wide as the rack of ribs
  • bbq rub, use your favorite one
  • soft butter
  • dill pickles, crinkle cut slices
  • sweet onions, thinly sliced
  • Unicoi Preserves Cherry BBQ sauce or your favorite bbq sauce
Servings:
Instructions
  1. Prep ribs for grill by removing the membrane from the ribs, then use a paring knife to cut a slit down the middle of each rib bone on the side where the membrane was, but not cutting through. Liberally apply bbq rub to all sides of ribs.
  2. Set grill or smoker up for indirect cooking with some chunks of cherry and hickory wood for flavor, heat to 250 degrees.
  3. Place ribs on grill, bone side down and cook for two hours or until internal temperature of 170 degrees. Remove ribs from grill, coat all sides of ribs with BBQ Sauce, wrap in foil and return to grill. Cook ribs one hour or until ribs reach internal temperature of 200 degrees. Remove from grill and unwrap foil, carefully remove rib bones, taking care not to break the rib rack apart.
  4. Cut the loaf of bread in half horizontally, butter the cut sides then grill to toast the bread. Using two long grilling spatulas, transfer the boneless rack of ribs to the bottom side of the bread, top with pickles and thinly sliced sweet onion. Place the other half of bread on top of sandwich and stab a long bladed knife through the middle to secure the sandwich.
  5. Serve sandwich on a big wooden board.
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strawberry cheesecake parfait
Strawberry Cheesecake Parfaits
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Fast, light and delicious! Strawberry Cheesecake Parfait is a no cook, delicious treat for breakfast, brunch or dessert.
Servings
4
Servings
4
strawberry cheesecake parfait
Strawberry Cheesecake Parfaits
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Fast, light and delicious! Strawberry Cheesecake Parfait is a no cook, delicious treat for breakfast, brunch or dessert.
Servings
4
Servings
4
Ingredients
  • 1 cup nonfat plain yogurt
  • 1/2 cup Ricotta cheese
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • zest of 1 lemon
  • 1 1/2 cups sliced strawberries
  • 2 tablespoons Unicoi Preserves Strawberry Vanilla Spread
  • 6 cinnamon graham crackers, crushed
Servings:
Instructions
  1. In a small bowl, mix together yogurt, ricotta, honey and lemon zest.
  2. In a separate bowl, mix strawberries and Unicoi Preserves together.
  3. To build parfaits, add a spoonful of crushed graham crackers to a parfait glass, two spoonfuls of yogurt, then a spoonful of strawberries. Repeat, then top with a dollop of Unicoi Preserves, a slice of strawberry and crushed graham cracker crumbs.
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rice pudding
Mom's Vegan Rice Pudding
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Just like Mom used to make but dairy free! Our vegan rice pudding recipe is a creamy, comforting bowl of goodness and is even better topped with Unicoi Preserves Strawberry Vanilla Spread.
Servings
4
Servings
4
rice pudding
Mom's Vegan Rice Pudding
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Just like Mom used to make but dairy free! Our vegan rice pudding recipe is a creamy, comforting bowl of goodness and is even better topped with Unicoi Preserves Strawberry Vanilla Spread.
Servings
4
Servings
4
Ingredients
Rice milk
  • 1/4 c. Laura Lynn long grain brown rice, uncooked
  • 2 c. hot water
  • 1/2 c. light brown sugar
  • 1/4 t. Vanilla Extract
  • 1/8 t. Kosher Salt
Pudding
  • 2 c. Laura Lynn long grain brown rice, cooked
Toppings and mix ins - Pick your favorites
  • Unicioi Preserves Strawberry Vanilla Spread
  • almonds, pecans or pistachios
  • raisins or craisins
  • cinnamon, nutmeg
Servings:
Instructions
Make the rice milk
  1. Add ¼ c. uncooked brown rice to a blender and process until the rice is ground and cornmeal like in texture. Stir in 2 c. hot water, let soak for 2-4 hours. Add sugar, vanilla and kosher salt and blend until well combined. This will separate as it sits, just pulse or stir it when ready to use. Use immediately or refrigerate.
Make the pudding
  1. In a medium saucepan, measure 2 c. rice milk (you'll have some left) and add 2 c. cooked rice. Cook on medium heat, stirring occasionally, 10 minutes or until hot and thickened. Add extra rice milk if you prefer a looser pudding. Serve warm and top with Unicoi Preserves and your favorite mix ins.
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PB&J Cocktail
PB & J Quarantine Cocktail
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A fun and tasty cocktail using Skrewball Peanut Butter Whiskey to pair with the ultimate PB & J sandwich made with Unicoi Preserves Strawberry Vanilla Spread.
Servings Prep Time
1 drink 5 minutes
Servings Prep Time
1 drink 5 minutes
PB&J Cocktail
PB & J Quarantine Cocktail
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A fun and tasty cocktail using Skrewball Peanut Butter Whiskey to pair with the ultimate PB & J sandwich made with Unicoi Preserves Strawberry Vanilla Spread.
Servings Prep Time
1 drink 5 minutes
Servings Prep Time
1 drink 5 minutes
Ingredients
  • 3 oz. Skrewball Peanut Butter Whiskey
  • 12 oz. strawberry Bubly sparkling water
  • 1 slice bread, toasted
  • Unicoi Preserves Strawberry Vanilla Spread
  • peanut butter
  • Strawberries, for garnish
Servings: drink
Instructions
  1. To make the drink: If you have ice cube trays, freeze a strawberry in each cube earlier in the day. If you don't have ice cube trays, just put some regular ice in highball glass. Pour 3 oz. Skrewball Peanut Butter Whiskey over the ice. Top with strawberry Bubly sparkling water and stir.
  2. Do you need instructions to make the PB & J sandwich? Not judging, we're all just trying to survive a pandemic and some days, even making a sandwich is hard.
  3. Cut toast in thirds. Spread peanut butter on one of the thirds, then spread that with Unicoi Preserves Strawberry Vanilla Spread. Repeat. Stack those two slices together, then top with the naked piece of bread to make a triple decker PB & J. Stab with a fancy toothpick if you have it.
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Ham and Cheddar Biscuits
Easy Ham & Cheddar Biscuits
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Do you have leftover double smoked or holiday baked ham? Biscuit happiness is within reach with just a few ingredients stirred together, then dropped in a hot cast iron skillet. These are delicious with all varieties of Unicoi Preserves, especially Salted Caramel Peach Spread.
Servings Prep Time
10 biscuits 10 minutes
Cook Time
10-12 minutes
Servings Prep Time
10 biscuits 10 minutes
Cook Time
10-12 minutes
Ham and Cheddar Biscuits
Easy Ham & Cheddar Biscuits
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Do you have leftover double smoked or holiday baked ham? Biscuit happiness is within reach with just a few ingredients stirred together, then dropped in a hot cast iron skillet. These are delicious with all varieties of Unicoi Preserves, especially Salted Caramel Peach Spread.
Servings Prep Time
10 biscuits 10 minutes
Cook Time
10-12 minutes
Servings Prep Time
10 biscuits 10 minutes
Cook Time
10-12 minutes
Ingredients
  • 2 cups Bisquick baking mix
  • 1 cup Cabot Sharp White Cheddar Cheese, Grated
  • 1 cup ham, chopped
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 2/3 cups Milk
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
Servings: biscuits
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees with a lightly greased cast iron pan on the middle rack.
  2. Stir together Bisquick, shredded cheese, ham and cayenne pepper.
    Ham and Cheddar Biscuits
  3. Stir in milk until soft dough forms, do not over mix.
  4. When oven is to temperature, carefully remove hot skillet from the oven.
  5. I used an ice cream scoop but you can also use two spoons to drop the biscuits evenly in the hot skillet. They do not have to be perfectly shaped to be delicious! My dough yielded 10. Decrease cooking time if you make smaller biscuits.
  6. Bake 10-12 minutes or until golden brown.
  7. Brush melted butter over warm biscuits
    Ham and Cheddar Biscuits
  8. Serve with Unicoi Preserves.
    Ham and Cheddar Biscuits
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Quick Pickled Red Onions
Quick Pickled Red Onions
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These quick red pickled onions add a delicious tart and sweet acidity to tacos and sandwiches.
Servings
1 pint
Servings
1 pint
Quick Pickled Red Onions
Quick Pickled Red Onions
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These quick red pickled onions add a delicious tart and sweet acidity to tacos and sandwiches.
Servings
1 pint
Servings
1 pint
Ingredients
  • 1 red onion, sliced as thin as you can
  • 1/2 cup Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 teaspoon Kosher Salt
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
Servings: pint
Instructions
  1. Pack thinly sliced onion into a pint sized glass canning jar.
  2. To make the pickling brine, add vinegar, water, salt and sugar to a small sauce pan. Bring to a low boil and stir until all ingredients are dissolved.
  3. Pour the pickling brine over the onions. Press the onions down into the brine, they'll collapse from the heat. If you have room for more onions, pack them in the jar.
  4. Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes, longer is better. We made ours for dinner but the onions were even better the next day at lunch.
  5. Store refrigerated.
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Queso Dip
Queso Dip
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You know that addictive cheese dip at your favorite Mexican restaurant? This is how you make it!
Queso Dip
Queso Dip
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You know that addictive cheese dip at your favorite Mexican restaurant? This is how you make it!
Ingredients
Dip ingredients
  • 1/2 lb. white American cheese, sliced thick - from the Ingles deli counter
  • 4 oz. diced green chiles, drained
  • 1/8 cup Laura Lynn Sweet & Hot Jalapenos, diced
  • 1/2 cup Milk
For serving
  • tortilla chips
Servings:
Instructions
  1. Tear cheese into pieces; add all ingredients to 1.5 quart saucepan and melt over medium heat.
    Queso Dip
  2. Heat until cheese melts and dip incorporates, stirring frequently. Keep warm on low heat until ready to serve.
  3. Serve with tortilla chips.
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Peanut Butter Meltaway Bars
Peanut Butter Meltaway Bars
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Inspired by a classic childhood treat, these delicious no bake peanut butter bars are topped with a crunchy dark chocolate coating, peanuts and sprinkles.
Peanut Butter Meltaway Bars
Peanut Butter Meltaway Bars
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Inspired by a classic childhood treat, these delicious no bake peanut butter bars are topped with a crunchy dark chocolate coating, peanuts and sprinkles.
Ingredients
Peanut butter bar ingredients
  • 1 cup graham cracker crumbs - Make by crushing/grinding 8 full sheets of graham crackers
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2 cups Powdered Sugar
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted *salted butter works too
  • 1/2 teaspoon Kosher Salt *Omit if using salted butter
  • 1 cup peanut butter
Chocolate topping ingredients
  • 1 cup dark chocolate chips
  • 2 tablespoons peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup dry roasted peanuts, coarsely chopped
  • Sprinkles
Servings:
Instructions
  1. Spray 8x8 square baking dish with non-stick spray. Mix together graham cracker crumbs, cinnamon, powdered sugar, butter, salt and peanut butter in mixing bowl until combined. Press into prepared pan.
  2. Microwave chocolate chips and 2 tablespoons of peanut butter in a small glass bowl for 30 seconds, stir. If not fully melted, cook another 15-20 seconds. Microwaves vary greatly, so cook cautiously and don't scorch your topping!
  3. Stir until smooth, then pour over the peanut butter bars.
  4. Top with chopped peanuts and sprinkles.
  5. Refrigerate until firm, about 2 hours.
  6. When ready to cut, sit the pan out 5-10 minutes at room temperature. This will make them easier to cut into squares.
  7. Serve immediately or store refrigerated in covered container.
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Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal
Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal
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A warm, delicious and hearty bowl of creamy, pumpkin spiced oats that will nourish you and start off your day with a smile. It's like pie, only healthier!
Servings
1
Cook Time
6 minutes
Servings
1
Cook Time
6 minutes
Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal
Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal
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A warm, delicious and hearty bowl of creamy, pumpkin spiced oats that will nourish you and start off your day with a smile. It's like pie, only healthier!
Servings
1
Cook Time
6 minutes
Servings
1
Cook Time
6 minutes
Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup Milk
  • 1/2 cup old fashioned oats
  • 1/2 cup 100% pure pumpkin
  • 1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 teaspoon brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon raisins
Servings:
Instructions
  1. Bring water and milk to a boil in a small sauce pan.
  2. Stir in oats, pumpkin, pumpkin spice, brown sugar and raisins. Reduce heat and simmer, for 5-8 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  3. When mixture is thickened to your liking, spoon into your favorite cereal bowl, top with a pat of butter, additional sugar and a splash of milk, if desired.
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