15 Epic Ways to Embrace Fig Preserves

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15 Epic Ways To Embrace Fig Preserves

Happy New Year friends!  I hope your holiday season was joyous and filled with wonderful memories.  Before Christmas, you may recall my excitement over our new Fig Preserves with Cinnamon!  Do you know what was even more exciting? Your amazing feedback!  Thank you so much!

As a result of your feedback, you inspired me to research more recipes using Fig Preserves, so I carved out some time between Christmas and New Year's and got cracking, looking at old cookbooks (remember those) and the internet. You would not believe the versatility of this tasty condiment!  I was shocked.

So is a list of figalicious ideas inspired by you to to inspire you!  I have already made a few of these and can't wait to make more to share with you in the near future.  What are your favorite uses for Fig Preserves?  Do you have a favorite recipe?  We'd love to hear from you!

Thanks for stopping by!

15 Ways to Enjoy Fig Preserves

  1. Prepare into Fig Bars.
  2. Bake with brie and Garlic & Herb Seasoning in phyllo cups for an easy tasty appetizer.
  3. Spread on crostini with goat cheese, prosciutto and balsamic vinegar for a tasty appetizer or lunch.
  4. Combine with rosemary and balsamic vinegar and use as a glaze for chicken, pork, or kebabs.
  5. Swirl into a cheesecake batter for a fig cheesecake. 
  6. Spread it on toast, English muffins, or biscuits instead of jelly.
  7. Mix with softened cream cheese as a crepe filling.
  8. Mix with various spirits for a refreshing Fig Cocktail
  9. Mix with oil, balsamic vinegar, salt and pepper to make a vinaigrette.
  10. Use it in your favorite cake mix to create a delightful fig cake.
  11. Spread on melted baked brie fresh from the oven. 
  12. Use it in grilled ham & cheese sandwiches.
  13. Swirl it into ice cream.
  14. Use in lieu of syrup for a topping for pancakes.
  15. Homemade "Fig Newtons".




30 Easy Mouth-Watering New Year's Recipes

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30 Easy Mouth-Watering New Year's Recipes

2016 is quickly coming to a close, are you ready to ring in the new year?   Do you have any plans for New Year's Eve?   Are you going to a party, having a party, or spending a quiet evening with your significant other(s)?

However you are celebrating this year, consider Cherchies® your New Year's Eve party planner. We have included 30 of our favorite easy mouth-watering recipe ideas to make your evening stress-free, easy and elegant!

Here's to a healthy, safe, and prosperous 2017. Happy New Year friends!  Thank you for your loyalty to us since 1978!  

Appetizers - Perhaps you like to nibble and mingle throughout the evening.  These quick and easy appetizers ideas are perfect for an appetizer party.  Depending on your crowd, choose from a few or several:)

Small Plates- Looking for heartier bites during the evening rather than a full meal?  Then you'll want to try these delicious recipes.

Easy Elegant Meals - Perhaps a quiet evening with your significant other(s) is more your speed to celebrate the New Year's festivities.  Here are a few quick and easy recipe ideas.

Happy New Year!




Black Bean and Corn Breakfast Burrito Recipe

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Black Bean and Corn Breakfast Burrito Recipe

Here we go friends, round two for our newest arrival, our robust, tangy, sweet, Black Bean & Corn Salsa!  This time, we added the salsa to our favorite breakfast burrito.

We always love when customers give us recipe ideas using our products, and thank you Emily from El Paso, TX for sharing this idea with us.  We introduced this product as a trial at our El Paso food show and needless to say our NEW Black Bean & Corn Salsa was a huge hit! 

We got to work and created this flavorful Southwest, quick and easy breakfast burrito recipe.  This recipe is for a single serving, but you could easily make these burritos in masses and freeze for a quick on the go breakfast.

Ingredients (per breakfast burrito)


Dice the cooked potato.  Here we used a leftover baked potato.  If you don't have leftover potatoes, simply wash and pat dry a small potato and prick the potato a couple of times with a fork.  Wrap the potato in a paper towel and cook in the microwave for a few minutes until potato is soft to the touch.

In a small bowl, mix the eggs, half & half, and Cherchies® Select Grilling Rub & Seasoning Blend.  Turn on the stove to low heat.  Place a skillet on the stove or cook top and add the olive oil.  Allow the skillet to heat for a few minutes and add the eggs and potato.  Cook the eggs and potato, stirring occasionally, until the eggs are cooked.  (For extra protein, we had leftover chicken and added to the egg/potato mixture, but this is completely optional).  

Assemble the burrito.  On a tortilla, spread the Cherchies® Black Bean & Corn Salsa down the middle of the tortilla.  Next, add the egg mixture over the salsa, followed by the cheese.

Fold up all sides of the tortilla, beginning with the ends closest to the egg filling.  

Slice the burrito in half and Enjoy!

Black Bean & Corn Breakfast Burrito Recipe