However, I'd never tried pepper jelly until a couple years ago. I remember my mom eating it as a child, and once I was grown up I thought it wouldn't be spicy enough for me (mom doesn't like heat as much as we do).
But boy was I wrong! I tried some at my MIL's house a couple years ago and love it. I've canned my own several times and shared it with friends and family. And when I first heard about Jenkins Jellies and their Hell Fire Pepper Jelly, I was intrigued.
I mean, really, how can you go wrong with this label? And when I discovered that they had a cookbook, I was ecstatic! I've only ever eaten pepper jelly on cream cheese and crackers. To be perfectly honest, I couldn't figure out any other possibilities of recipes to make with pepper jelly.
I received the Happy Hellfire Gift Basket to review:
It came beautifully packaged and ready to gift (or to tear open and eat!)
Which is what I did! I stirred it (using the adorable spoon that came with it), and poured it over cream cheese and paired it with Wheat Thins (my all-time favorite cracker, and perfect for pepper jelly!)
I only put a bit on the plate since it was just hubby and I.
This is one perfect bite. It's a bit sweet and a lot spicy. It's creamy and nutty and crunchy. My mouth is watering right now thinking about it! I have to say, of all the pepper jellies I've tried, this is my all-time favorite! And for $12 a jar, it's a wonderful price to buy for yourself or to give as a gift.
We tried several recipes out of the cookbook, including Melt-Me Baked Brie and Roasted Brussels Sprouts. They were delicious, and I can't wait to try more of them. Jenkins Jellies has opened a whole new world for me with uses of Hell Fire Pepper Jelly!
They also have several other flavors of jellies, including Guava Brava, Fiery Fig and Passion Fire. I'd love to try them all.
Want to try some for yourself? Find it on the Jenkins Jellies website, or follow them on Twitter or Facebook.
Want to win one for yourself? Jenkins Jellies is offering one of my readers the same gift pack that I received! Just enter on the Rafflecopter below and good luck!
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Giveaway ends at 11:59pm 1/13/13.
Disclosure: I received the gift basket shown above from Jenkins Jellies to review. I received no other compensation for this publication. My opinions are my own and may differ from those of your own. Sanity is for those without children is not responsible for sponsor prize shipment.