Viroqua Food Co-op Recipe Blog

Pump up the Jam & Cheeses

Posted by VFC Marketing Team on Sat, Dec 22, 2018 @ 06:54 AM

In search of an appetizer for easy entertaining? Pairing jam and cheese offers endless possibilities.

In the tradition of foods that hit that harmonious spot between sweet and salty comes an idea so easy, so elegant, yet based on two staples most Americans have on hand: cheese and jam. This may sound like an unlikely duet, but after you sample a few of these pairings you might just change your tune. These combinations work for an elegant cheese plate, served with crackers or slices of baguette, but some pairings are also nice for a jazzed-up grilled cheese sandwich. While most jams and jellies are made with fruits, savory preserves like pepper jelly, tomato jam and red onion marmalade are also excellent natural pairs for a variety of cheeses. Look for these specialty items in the jams and jellies aisle, but be sure to check out the cheese department for unique spreads as well.

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Tags: Cheese, Recipes, Holiday Desserts

Holiday Desserts: Chocolate Glazed Nut Brittle

Posted by Shana Meshbesher on Wed, Dec 06, 2017 @ 03:45 PM

Spice up your holiday spread with these much-loved classic treats.

Recipe by Robin Asbell of NCG. Click on the brittle image below for a printable PDF recipe!

A recipe of decadent brittle makes wonderful gifts, a little goes a long way! Portion and package festively for teachers, coworkers and friends.

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Tags: Recipes, Holiday Desserts, Cookies

Holiday Desserts: Poppy Seed Rugelach

Posted by Shana Meshbesher on Wed, Dec 06, 2017 @ 01:35 PM

Spice up your holiday spread with these much-loved classic treats.

Recipe by Robin Asbell of NCG. Click on the rugelach image below for a printable PDF recipe!

Rugelach, a traditional Jewish treat, can also be filled with chocolate chips, walnuts, marzipan or fruit preserves.

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Tags: Recipes, Holiday Desserts, Cookies

Holiday Desserts: Gingerbread Cookies

Posted by Shana Meshbesher on Wed, Dec 06, 2017 @ 01:11 PM

Spice up your holiday spread with these much-loved classic treats.

Recipe by Robin Asbell of NCG. Click on the cookies below for a printable PDF recipe!

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Tags: Recipes, Holiday Desserts, Cookies