Monday, December 24, 2012

Season's Greetings

To all of our dedicated in a pickle peeps, we hope you have a splendiferous holiday... if you haven't yet tried our inspiring pickle chips or our artisan jams and jellies ... just remember that life's greatest moments start a pickle.

From all of us to you...

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Sweet and spicy and everything nicey...

We are serving up our sweet and spicy to the good folks in Dallas/Addison at the Colonnade today and tomorrow.   It's a foodie party at our booths.  Sample some goodness and shop for holiday gifts.  So much fun meeting and greeting and making new pickle peeps!  We are also at Brinker Foods today.  The holidays are a perfect time to share our love for food!  For us it comes in the form of our sweet and spicy Original pickles and Tomato jam.  Those are usually LOVE at first bite...

But for others... It's the Apple Bourban Cinnamon or Tipsy Cranberry Orange jams...that really makes their holiday.  But we never know.... from our Bread and Butter chunks to our Lemon Pear Vanilla Bean and our Orangey Fig jam --- our customers' palate is as wide as the day is long!

If you are in our neighborhood this week, stop by and say "hey" and if not... drop by online we're getting ready for the holidays in a pickle style... It's cyber shop all week long!
Whether it's cyber or real time... Remember, life's greatest moments start IN A PICKLE!

Monday, November 19, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving

Hey Pickle Peeps!  Hope you all have a wonderful, splendiferous Thanksgiving.

You can pick up our ZINGING products locally in Arlington at Gene Allen's or Mansfield at Wine Styles... in Fort Worth?  You can grab some in a pickle deliciousness at Vending Nut Company, Danette's Urban Oasis and Feastivities... in Dallas drop in at Celebration Market, Empire Baking, Bolsa Mercado, Jimmy's Food Store, Coffee Company, and St. Michael's Women's Exchange.  AND if you want our product brought to you - check out Greenling ... if you find yourself in a pickle CALL US, James will have it to you in no time.

Here's a fall recipe that will sure to make your Thanksgiving great!

Cinnamon Apple Bourbon Pancakes     

1 cup of in a pickle Cinnamon Apple Bourbon jam
1 cup of Cool Whip
1/4 cup raisins
1 1/2 cups baking mix
2/3 cup nonfat dry milk powder
1/4 cup walnuts, chopped
1 TBL sugar
1 1/2 tsp. apple pie spice
1 cup water
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/4 cup egg whites

Combine in a pickle cinnamon apple bourbon jam and Cool Whip, fold in raisins.  Cover and refrigerate.  Prepare pancakes by combining baking mix, milk powder, walnuts, sugar and apple pie spice.  Add water, vanilla extract and egg whites.  Mix well.  Pour batter onto a greased hot griddle - Cook over medium heat for 3 to 4 minutes on each side or until lightly browned.  Top your pancakes with the apple mixture.... Enjoy!
James will be sampling November 20 from 6-8pm at Wine Styles in Mansfield and

look for us in Arlington at Gene Allen's store on Randol Mill Road for sampling on Saturday!
Coming up for the holidays!!!! in a pickle's figgy syrup!!! ONLY at special Holiday Markets!!!  Put it on your list because when it's gone... it's gone!!!!

Sunday, November 4, 2012

in a pickle mornin'

    James was getting up early one morning to head to the kitchen when he had a hankering for a biscuit sandwich... you know the type, like your momma use to make - not a Breakfast Mac or a Breakfast Burrito but an honest to goodness, mouth-watering, incredible - splendiferous BREAKFAST EXPERIENCE...    Here's what he did...

He whipped up some bisquit batter... and baked 'em

Mama's Fav Biscuits
1 cup flour
1 tsp. salt
2 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. baking soda
Cut in...
3 TBLS Crisco
3/4 cups of buttermilk
Stir well, and roll out cutting with biscuit cutter.  Place biscuits in well oiled pan, add a pat of butter on top of each biscuit.  Bake at 450 degrees for 10 minutes.

He fried an egg...

He fried a Jimmy Dean sausage patty...

He slathered in a pickle peach and cinnamon jam on the hot split biscuit

added the egg... 

added the sausage patty...  left it on the counter... to go get Karen ....



MAC ate it.....   WOOOOOO HEEEEEE..... BAD DOG MAC!!!!

SERIOUSLY???  Naw... just jokin' ...  but you too can make yourself a SERIOUSLY, SPLENDIFEROUS in a pickle mornin' sandwich - it'll make your day full of sunshine!  

AND remember don't let it sit on the counter for long... 

in a pickle will be at White Rock Local Market this Saturday and offering some seriously, splendiferous samples at Jean Allen's Gifts in Arlington at their Little Road location on Sunday!

Come see us Pickle Peeps!

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

We've Brought in the Big Guns

     It's hot in our kitchen these days - we're making product fast and furiously in preparation for the holiday season.  There's much to do...
     AND, although we are managing to keep up, James thought it was time to bring in the big guns... so, he made a few pleas and sure enough... Momma Pat has arrived!  Nothin' like havin' a little help from your momma!
     So you might be wondering what Momma Pat's presence will do for YOU???  Well, pickle peeps... her valuable splendiferous advice accompanied with a little lovin' that only a momma can do will make everything just right at in a pickle AND you'll be able to go online at, or catch us at our local upcoming venues and grab some great handmade jams and pickles for holiday gifts and parties.... Thanks Momma Pat!

  Here's a current list of what's in stock... 
apple bourbon cinnamon........
lemon fig preserves..........  
orangy fig jam...... peach cinnamon jam........ lemon pear vanilla....... cranberry orange jam........ sweet and spicy tomato jam........ spicy satsuma lemon marmalade..... AND sweet & spicy  PICKLES...


Look for us this Friday and Saturday, Nov. 2 and 3 at the 34th annualHappy Hollydays Bazaar in Dallas at 3920 Caruth on the Hyer Elementary School Grounds.

Friday, October 12, 2012

Korean's In A Pickle

Our Original sweet and spicy pickles traveled across the pond to Korea last month with our friend Matt Schroeder.  Matt's an accomplished connoisseur of sweet and spicy and can't get enough of our Originals!

Hyeeun Yoo and Sunah Noh our newest pickle peeps were at lunch with Matt and his wife Sheri at a Korean chicken restaurant when they pulled out the chopsticks... and the pickles!  Koreans are known for spicy underlings from kimchi to veggies... and our sweet and spicy gems fit right in!

Thanks! Matt for sending us this snapshot.

Hyeenun Yoo, Sunah Noh, Matt Schroeder with in a pickle Originals

We're going global but we can still be found at our favorite haunts...

check us out at the White Rock Lake Local Everything Market this weekend.
If you need our product delivered call Greenling in the Dallas-Fort Worth area or order our artisan jams and pickles online at

 When you are in a pickle - whether it's in Fort Worth, Texas or Seoul, Korea ... just remember ... Life's greatest moments are sure to happen!

Monday, October 1, 2012

Rain, Baseball, and New Friends Too!

Well the rain put the Texas Rangers in a pickle this weekend - when the deluge postponed their game with the A's and put them into a double split on Sunday.  

The wet stuff was definitely a game changer for a lot of events this weekend in the Fort Worth-Dallas area...the White Rock Local Market, as well at Saint Michael's Market was rained out... but look for us next time... Hey, you know though... we are all about being in a pickle ... because we know what to do if one is in a pickle... think smart, drink smart ... and eat in a pickle foods' products ... ahhh... life's greatest moments truly do start when you're in a pickle...

We did have a great time on Sunday at a new venue in Dallas called the Knox Strass Urban Market.  The neighborhood folk at Knox (Karen gives a shout out!!!) is really changing it up a bit with a European Flair.  We sold pickles and our artisan jams along side a bier garten, music and art... we made some new friends ... those we can now count as Knox Pickle Peeps...

And we can't forget our new pickle peeps down south in Meridian and Clifton at the Red Caboose Winery and vineyard... 

yep they were grape stompin' in September when we took our sweet and spicy Originals down. 

AND what a combo when you throw a little in a pickle artisan jam down on a cracker add a bit of chevre... top that off with an award winning Cab featured at Red Caboose and your in the money... babyyyyy!  Woo Hoo!  


New friends, new pickle peeps and life's greatest moments that's a great way to kick off our fall!  So don't get in a pickle unless you're in it with us... knee deep and pickle proud!

...Don't forget, the holidays are creepin' up fast... make your list and check it twice... we've got Peach Cinnamon Jam, Apple Bourbon Cinnamon Jam, Whole Fig Preserves and lots more to stuff your stockings !

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

We be jammin'

When you think of jam, perhaps you think of a traffic jam... Did you know that in 2010, China was crowned the unofficial "host" of the largest traffic jam ever recorded??  The cars stretched for more than 62 miles (100 km) and lasted for 12 days!  The traffic jam occurred on the Beijing-Tibet Expressway near Beijing and was caused by trucks carrying construction supplies to Beijing to ironically help ease traffic on the Expressway!

OR maybe when you think of jam you think of Pearl Jam...  the rock band that was formed in Seattle, Washington in 1990... they were one of the first alternative rock bands...

OR maybe you think of preserved fruit... the making of preserves, jellies and jams reportedly began centuries ago in the Middle East and according to the International Jelly and Preserve Association, "It is believed that returning Crusaders first introduced jam and jelly to Europe, in fact the use of cane sugar to make jam and jelly can be traced back to the 16th century when the Spanish came to the West Indies where they preserved fruit.."

So we here at in a pickle foods didn't invent the wheel BUT we are sure dressing it up!  
in a pickle foods' jams and pickles

Maybe you've tried one of our artisan jams made in small batches ... Apple Bourbon Cinnamon Jam; Lemony Pear Vanilla Bean Jam; Orangy Fig Jam; Sweet and Spicy Tomato Jam;  Spicy Satsuma Orange Lemon Marmalade;

Wild Citrus Grape Jelly; Peach Cinnamon Jam; Blueberry Lime Jam; Peach Chocolate Jam; Strawberry Vanilla Bean; Fig and Lemon Preserves OR some other in a pickle foods' product that wets your whistle! 

Let us know here...  AND tell us what you think should be our next big jammin' product! We'll take a tally and publish your comments here and on facebook. 

In a Pickle AND need some product???  Just mosey on over to our web page at and give us a shout out!

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Bare Naked Pickles

Bare Naked before the Label

James has been busy in the kitchen for the last several weeks.  

Here's a shot of our signature B&B (bread and butter) pickles laid out and ready for their label... 

if you take a closer look
you'll see the really special way
our cukes are reaching out to you... see??? SEE??? It's almost if they were shouting out "Take a bite"... "Take a bite" sorry... I just can't help but get excited when we are in the kitchen making product.

Inspecting the bounty

Here's Mr. Richards performing a quality inspection of in a pickle's cinnamon peach jam.  He's got a tough job:  to perform a quality inspection when those peaches are singing "Taste me.. Taste me!"  
in a pickle Cinnamon Peach Jam


Our combo of peaches, cinnamon and hazelnut liqueur bring the taste of Momma's peach cobbler right out of the jar to you.

From our sweet and spicy tomato jam, a classic that brings together tomatoes and savory spices that gives a grilled burger a dynamite finish

in a pickle Sweet & Spicy Tomato Jam our bare naked Bread and Butter's, you can bet in a pickle foods 

is gearing up


to blow the lid off your foodie favs.  

And you pickle peeps can count on it being a great moment!

Because we all know... life's greatest moments start ... in  a pickle!

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Stretching out Summer with Tomato Jam Recipes

For all our pickle peeps here's a few great recipes to stretch out your summer, whether you are headed to a pre-game party, already started tail-gating or just looking for a yummy poolside snack... check these out with iap Tomato Jam and enjoy the rest of your summer!

in a pickle Tomato Jam
Chèvre & in a pickle Tomato Jam     

5 oz Chèvre
6 oz Kalamata olives, chopped
fresh basil, chopped
jar of iap Tomato Jam

Spread the Chèvre onto a platter, drizzle tomato jam on top, finish with chopped olives and basil.  Serve with crackers.

Here's one from a pickle peep at St. Michael's Farmer's Market...

Savory Tomato Jam Thumbprint Cookies
1 1/2 cups cheddar cheese (shredded white)
1/2 cup freshly grated parmesan cheese  
1/2 cup butter (softened)
1 egg yolk
1/4 tsp pepper

 1 cup all-purpose flour
1 cup chopped pecans (finely chopped pecans or unblanched almonds) 
1 cup tomato jam
Process cheeses and butter until smooth.  Add egg yolk and pepper.
Add flour and process until soft dough forms.
Hand roll small amounts of the dough into 1-inch balls, wet the balls in water and roll in the nuts to coat the dough.
Place on ungreased baking sheet.  With thumb or finger, make indentation in center of each.  Refrigerate for 15 minutes. 
Bake in oven at 350 degrees for about 15 minutes or until lightly golden.  Let cool on baking sheet and fill the thumbprint indentation with iap tomato jam.  Enjoy!
AND one last one... check out this link for Rosemary Cookies with iap Tomato Jam ... your summer just got a whole lot better.  Bon appetit peeps!