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Taste Test Tuesday: Our Home Crab Apple Jelly

Happy Tuesday love bugs! There are many times where I will just come across food items made by various people. Sometimes I mention them and other times I don’t, a lot of has to do with the owner and how receptive they are to me talking about their product with my wonderful readers. Well, at work a few weeks ago we had a chili cook off ( yeah I know I probably should have written about it, got you all next time), as I was visiting each station a coworker of mine has his chili out along with some homemade jelly, butters and pickled peppers.

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Ian and his wonderful wife Heather graciously allowed me to try out their crabapple jelly. This jelly is so good you can eat it with a spoon ( most of you know I did.) First let’s talk about the packaging, who doesn’t love a great glass jar? One look at the jar and it truly felt like I just got to my grandmothers house and she told me to grab a jar out the pantry. I can truly see why they call it ‘Our Home’, when your packaging fits your product line; you have a winner.

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For the sake of tasting I knew I would have to try this on something else besides a spoon, I chose a wheat bagel…DELICIOUS!! I honestly don’t know if it matters what you eat this jelly with because it’s just that good. I also had it on toast, a waffle and a peanut butter and jelly sandwich, along with….. Shrimp! I sautéed my shrimp in it, tossed in some spinach and angel hair pasta..loved it!

So with that in mind, just want to say loved this product I will be getting some items from them as well. They have gift sets, apple butter, watermelon jelly and pickled tomatoes and peppers. Check them out on Facebook and on their Etsy page ‘Our Home 757’ as new items come into the product line we will be sure to let you know.

Here are a few more pictures from the chili cook off which he won.

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Taste Test Tuesday: Coffee-Mate Holiday Flavors

Good day everyone, thanks for stopping by the kitchen today. The holiday season is here and many companies have brought out their holiday flavors. You know those flavors that you only get this time of year, like Peppermint and Eggnog. How many of you crave Egg Nog in April or even July? One of our readers Ms. Stacey from Plano, Texas asked us to review the holiday flavors of coffee creamers.

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This year there are five flavors of holiday creamer from Coffee – Mate. Each of these flavors brings out memories of favorite holiday foods.The flavors are: Eggnog Latte, Pecan Praline, Peppermint Mocha, and Pumpkin Spice, Warm Cinnamon Sugar Cookie.

All four flavors are available in liquid form. Peppermint Mocha and Pumpkin Spice are available as a sugar-free option with Peppermint Mocha and Pumpkin Spice available in a powder form as well.

Eggnog Latte – If you are a fan of eggnog this is for you. A smooth rich taste that gives you the taste of creamy eggnog added to your favorite morning latte.

Pecan Praline – We wait for this one every year. Some people have even requested that it be made available year round. Sweet nutty flavor of pecans dipped in sugar syrup added to your coffee is sure to get your day started.

Peppermint Mocha – Think candy canes and rich chocolate. That’s what you get when you combine these two great flavors.

Pumpkin Spice – A great way to kick off the holiday season. A combination of cinnamon, nutmeg, all spice and anise makes up this wonderful flavor of a pumpkin pie.

Warm Cinnamon Sugar Cookie – This is exactly what it says. A hot sugar cookie fresh out the oven with just a hint of cinnamon on top.

We really enjoyed tasting these flavors and we thank Ms. Stacey for the recommendation. Remember you don’t have to use coffee creamer just for coffee. Add it to your baking goods. Works well with scones, tiramisu, cookies, muffins.

Thank you for joining us for Taste Test Tuesday. If you would like us to review a product for you, send us an email at southernrootskitchen [at] Gmail [dot] com.