May your homes be filled with spicy goodness, sweet dreams, delicious, nutritious dinners with family and friends, good times, and wonder around every corner.
Archive for Christmas in Texas
In fact, you’ve got until December 19 to place your order and get it in time for the big day. Texas Pepper Jelly has so many unique gift ideas and choices – your present will be the hit of the day! Anybody can choose to give shirts and socks, but it takes a creative gift-giver to think of something really special to give friends and family.
At Texas Pepper Jelly, you will find many flavors and several sizes of pepper jelly, our fantastic flying-off-the-shelves Craig’s BBQ sauce, several flavors of Texas Rib Candy and Texas Bird Bath, Texas Pepper Jelly’s famous and flavorful BBQ injections, our superb Messermeister knives (truly a cook’s dream come true!) and our colorful baseball hats and t-shirts.
Texas Pepper Jelly also has gift sets of almost all of our products, from pepper jelly to knives.
Remember that when you order a gift package from Texas Pepper Jelly, YOU choose the flavors you want. Each gift pack is individual, personalized by you.
Get your orders in by December 19, 2013 and you’ll get your order before Christmas! That’s Thursday, y’all. Get on it!
This set consists of three razor-sharp kitchen utility knives of three different sizes. The riveted handles aren’t just for show – these knives are strong, sturdy, and feel great in your hand. With a sharp, sturdy knife that feels just right, you can go about your kitchen business like a professional! When your kitchen knife is right, there are fewer accidents!
All three knives are only $45.00. What a perfect Christmas gift idea! Why not buy a set for everyone on your list, and another for yourself!
Remember, good kitchen knives are a cook’s best friend. A good sharp knife makes kitchen tasks safer and easier.
The holidays are here, starting this week. Why not order your Messermeister knives now, and beat the rush?
It’s time to be thinking about the holidays, friends, and what could be a better or more unique gift than something from Texas Pepper Jelly? We have several really nice gift packages; our 6 jar 2oz sampler pack is ON SALE right now – you’ll save eight bucks with each one, so why not order several?
Both of the above sampler packs come in a bamboo star-shaped basket – it’s really quite a lovely basket, and you’ll find uses for it when the pepper jelly is long gone, and believe me, it won’t take very long for the pepper jelly to BE gone! (The bamboo star basket looks great on the wall!)
Texas Pepper Jelly also has a round wicker basket containing 6 2oz jars of pepper jelly, and, of course, our popular round Texas tin, which is appropriate any time, just just holiday time, filled with 6 1.5oz jars of pepper jelly.
Remember, at Texas Pepper Jelly, YOU choose what kind of product you want in your gift package; you can fill your tin or baskets with all the same flavors, or choose all different flavors. Other businesses tell you what you can have in your sampler; Texas Pepper Jelly fills your basket with whatever flavors you ask for.
Major holidays are coming up fast; order now! While you’re on our website, why not sign up for some swag? We’ve got some awesome hats and shirts!
Oh, and by the way. . . are you following us on Facebook? We’d love it if you did!
We’re on Twitter, too!
6 strips of crispy, diced bacon
2 8-oz packages of softened cream cheese (Neufchatel works, too.)
1/2 cup mayonnaise (I use Miracle Whip, but there is a slight difference. Try both and see which you like better.)
1/2 cup Texas Passion Jalapeno Pepper Jelly
1 cup of shredded cheddar cheese
1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
1/4 cup finely diced green onion
1 cup finely crushed Ritz crackers
1/2 cup parmesan cheese
1/2 stick melted butter or margarine (not whipped)
What to do:
Preheat your oven to 350, and get out a large casserole dish.
Combine all of the dip ingredients in a large bowl, and mix well.
Transfer these ingredients to your casserole dish. If you want a thick (tall) dip, use a deeper, smaller dish.
Combine all the topping ingredients and sprinkle over the top of the dip.
Bake in that 350 oven for about 25 minutes. After 15 minutes, check regularly, for when the topping starts to bubble, it’s ready to remove from the oven.
Let the dip “set” for about a half hour before diving into it with the assorted crackers. Remember, it’s really hot at first, so keep an eye on the smaller children.
Oh, it’s great with breadsticks and cut vegetables, too. Just remember, it’s jalapeno, and that means hot, with more than just the oven heat!
Christmas time is baking time, and Texas Pepper Jelly’s Texas Style Jelly Doughnuts will be the highlight of your family’s breakfast or snack time. They’re easy to make, too, and don’t contain much sugar at all!
4 cups flour
1 teaspoon salt
2 1/2 teaspoons dry yeast (one square)
1 cup milk
2 tablespoons real sugar
2 tablespoons butter (don’t substitute)
1/2 cup Texas Pepper Jelly, any kind
canola oil for frying
sugar and cinnamon mixture, for coating the finished doughnuts
What to do:
In a small bowl, combine the yeast, sugar, and 1/2 cup of the flour. Let rise for fifteen minutes.
In a large bowl, add all ingredients except oil, pepper jelly, and sugar/cinnamon mixture. Your final mixture should be soft but not sticky. If it’s sticky, add a little more flour. It it’s stiff, add a little more milk.
Cover, and let rise another 15 minutes.
Punch down the risen dough, turn out onto a floured surface and knead for a few seconds. With a floured rolling pin, roll out the dough to about 1/2-inch thick. Cut into rounds with a biscuit cutter, and place the rounds on a lightly floured baking sheet. Let rise for another 15 minutes.
In a heavy pot, heat the oil to 350 degrees. Fry the doughnuts, a few at a time. Turn frequently. When nicely browned, remove from oil and roll on a plate lined with sugar/cinnamon mixture. When all doughnuts are fried, fill a pastry bag with pepper jelly, insert the tip into each doughnut, and squeeze 1-2 teaspoons of pepper jelly into each doughnut. Serve and enjoy.
There are many differences between a Texas Pepper Jelly gift package and everybody else’s gift packages, and all of these differences are positive!
First of all, our gift packages are quite affordable – you’ll get more than your money’s worth.
Next, our gift packages are delicious, nutritious, colorful, and unique. Your gift will be the recipient’s favorite, no holds barred.
Finally, we are the only company – that we know of – that allows our customers to, well, customize any and all of our gift packages. Most companies want to sell you a pre-packed gift box with flavors, etc, chosen for the convenience of the business.
Texas Pepper Jelly wants to send you a gift box packed with the flavors of your own choosing. That’s right – your gift box will be personalized by YOU, not by us. Choose a variety of flavors, choose all one flavor, choose any kind of mix you want. Key word: YOU.
Texas Pepper Jelly has several awesome gift packages, awaiting your choice of flavors. Order by December 18 and you’ll get your package before Christmas.
Lasagna is one of my husband’s favorite meals, and Texas Pepper Jelly’s lasagna is the best of any and all lasagnas you’ve ever had or ever will have. No exaggeration. We know you like our cheesy chicken lasagna, but you’ll add our Spicy Texas lasagna to your favorites, too.
lasagna noodles, uncooked
2 cans spaghetti sauce
one cup sliced fresh mushrooms
one cup diced green pepper
1/2 cup diced red pepper
2 large onions, diced
2 cups shredded swiss cheese
1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
any other tag ends of shredded cheese you’ve got, leftover in the fridge
1 tablespoon garlic powder
1/2 cup cooked and well-drained ground beef
1/2 cup cooked and well-drained sausage
1/4 cup finely shredded pineapple, well drained
1/2 cup Texas Pineapple Habanero Rib Candy
What to do:
In a large, deep lasagna baking dish, spray thoroughly with canola or olive oil. line the bottom with uncooked noodles.
On top of the noodles place half of each ingredient in whatever order your family prefers, with the cheeses on top. Put more uncooked noodles on top of the cheese, and build again.
On the very top, put more uncooked noodles. Top with sauces and cheese.
Bake at 325 for approximately an hour, checking several times to make sure the cheese doesn’t burn. When the noodles are soft, the lasagna is done.
Serve with a nice tossed salad, and you’ve got paradise in a plate.
After dinner, come back online and start thinking about Christmas gifts for people you especially love. Texas Pepper Jelly has several gift boxes that are tops.
Git ‘er done. Your last day to order, if you want it by Christmas, is December 18.
If you look closely, you will see that among the salt, pepper, and other condiments on my Thanksgiving table, there are three bottles of Texas Pepper Jelly. The family, of course, was ecstatic to see those bottles, but I was also not a bit surprised that our guests were so happy to see pepper jelly on the table.
One guest in particular – Kevin – pointed out that Texas Pepper Jelly was his favorite pepper jelly, for many reasons, one being that Texas Pepper Jelly made seedless habanero jellies, such as apricot, cherry, peach, and apple. His diverticulitis made it difficult for him to find pepper jelly that he could eat, and Texas Pepper Jelly was his brand of choice, for he could devour (and he certainly did a lot of devouring!) as much of the seedless varieties as he wanted.
So, for your entire family and all of your friends – even those who can’t digest anything with seeds – Texas Pepper Jelly is the brand you want.
Christmas is only a few weeks away, so be thinking about ordering some of our gift packages for your gift-giving this season. Remember, you can choose any of our varieties of pepper jelly for your gift pack. In other words, YOU pick the flavor, not us. We’ll put your gift pack together according to YOUR preferences.
We here at Texas Pepper Jelly wish you and yours a very Merry Christmas. We hope your feast table is covered with our products, and if you run out, you’ve got time to order more before New Year’s!
Whether your Christmas is “white” or not, may it be merry and bright.