Alcohol and fruit go so nicely together, especially during autumn. Here's a great idea for a unique, homemade holiday gift. The persimmon rings look lovely in the jar and taste delicious on all sorts of desserts. Trifle, anyone?
To canners around the world (at least in my hemisphere) fall means apple butter. This recipe makes use of apple cider for a spicy kick that makes me want to curl up in front of a fire with a good book (and a piece of bread smothered with the stuff!).
Bruschetta in a JAR? That's right! Enjoy this tasty little appetizer all year long. Impress your friends at winter potlucks. Broil some crostini, add a spoonful of bruschetta, drizzle with olive oil, and you're ready to go.
Balsamic vinegar is wonderful paired with berries, which is why you often see raspberry balsamic glaze atop pork and other meats. Balsamic heightens the flavors of the berry. For an extra kick, I used blueberry balsamic in this delightful creation.