Thursday, September 30, 2010

I'll be Jammin'

A wee bit of Jam in the cupboard?

My list of using Jam:

1. Add 1 T. to your plain yogurt.

2. Make a BBQ sauce: Add 2 T. jam, 2t. soy sauce, 1 T. oil and spread on anything approaching a grill. We've tried it on chicken, beef and veges.

3. Make a vinaigrette: 2T. jam, 1 T. rice vinegar, 1 t. dry mustard, 1 T oil. Shake it up.

4. Make thumbprint cookies and fill them with jam. Google: Joy of Cooking Thumbprint Cookies.

5. Make Jam Tarts -
Google: Martha Stewart - Mini Jam Tarts

6. Fish Marinade: 2 T. jam, 2 T. sake, 1 t. soy sauce. Marinate for 10 minutes and grill.

7. Make a Monte Cristo Sandwich.

8. Add some to your next blender of smoothies.

9. Use as a topping for a sundae.

10. A little jam in the daiquiris is pretty darn good. Try any flavor with Banana or any berry with Strawberry daqs.

11. Make surprise muffins...put a a little batter in the muffin pan, put in a dallop of jam, put in a little more batter.

12. Make French Toast.

13. Mix it with cream cheese and put it on celery.

14. Make crepes.

15. Put it on top of custard or pudding.

16. Make a trifle:


  • 5 cups cubed angel food cake
  • 1/2 c jam
  • 1 (8 ounce) container plain yogurt (mix with jam)
  • 1 cup whipped cream
  • 3 cups sliced fresh strawberries
  • 1 tablespoon flaked coconut, toasted
  • a few more spoonfuls of jam.
  1. In each glass or bowl, put in some cake cubes, combine the yogurt and 3/4 cup whipped cream; spoon over the cake. Top with the strawberries and remaining whipped topping. Sprinkle with coconut, and add a little bit of jam on the very top.
17. Make a fruit pudding by mixing, vanilla pudding, fruit and jam.

18. Make your own jello from powdered gelatin, fruit juice and jam.

19. Make jam turn overs. Roll out a pie crust, take out some of those cool cookie cutters you have stashed away and cut out shapes. Stack with jam in the middle, about 1 T., seal the edges and bake.

20. Make a peanut butter and jelly sandwich.

21. Joy of Baking has a good recipe for Raspberry Oatmeal's jam heavy and easy. Swap the Raspberry Jam for something you have in the cupboard.

22. Baste a ham with jam.

23. Fill your squash with jam about midway through the baking process.

24. Make chicken salad: leftover chicken, any berry jam, nuts, raisins, chives or celery and mayo.

25. Sweet and sour sauce: 1/2 cup jam, 2 T soy sauce, 1 T. Worcestershire sauce, 1/2 c. mild vinegar...simmer 5 minutes, stirring constantly.

26. Yet another BBQ Sauce: 1/4 jam, 1/2 c chili sauce, & 2 T. steak sauce.

27. Add it to your tea instead of sugar.

28. Add 1/2 c. berry jam to your favorite brownie or cake mix.

29. Put a T. of jam on top of a 1/2 of grapefruit and broil. (Boy I was in Florida too long!)

30. Fruit salad dressing: Mix with sour cream or whipped cream (2 parts cream to 1 part jam).

31. Make waffles.

32. Make toast.

33. Stir it into your scrambled eggs.

34. Mix it with salsa, and chopped fruit for a fruit sweet/hot salsa.

35. Put it on top of your morning hot cereal instead of sugar.

36. For those of you who cook carrots....add 1 T. of jam and 1 T. of butter to the saute pan.

37. Buy a store bought pound cake, Cut it into horizontal layers. Spread with jam and re-assemble. After slicing, give it a squirt of whip cream.

38. Make low fat ice cream: 1 qt of buttermilk, 1 c. of jam, 2 cups of berries. But it in your ice cream maker and let 'er rip.

39. Put any jam with fruit in a pie shell (skip the sugar). Apple butter is absolutely the bomb in apple pie or apple cake!

40. Make filled donuts.

41. Mix it into plain vanilla cake icing. Put it between the layers of the cake.

42. Start a CSA and ply your customers with it.

43. Give it as Christmas gifts, and buy your favorite CSA a box of jars :). Hey, I like that idea!

44. Trade in any flavors you loathe for one you love. Just e-mail me.

Have a good week. You'll all be happy to know that there will be no more jam for this season. Salsa and Spaghetti Sauce....but no more jam.

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