1. Spicy Sweet Potato Salad

    Spicy Sweet Potato Salad

    Looking for a special dish to bring to your next summer picnic or backyard barbecue? This Spicy Sweet Potato Salad is it! It's thoughtfully loaded up with a range of ingredients that perfectly complement one another, including some creative additions that bring new flavors to the typical potato salad. The giardiniera effectively adds some zest, which plays nicely off of the creaminess and tanginess supplied by the mayo and Greek yogurt. Additionally, the ratio of Yukon Gold to sweet potatoes tasted just right and added some additional flavor dimensions. Give this recipe a shot! 


    • 3 medium Yukon Gold potatoes
    • 2 medium sweet potatoes
    • 4 pieces bacon, cooked and diced
    • ½ cup sweet zucchini pickles, diced
    • 1/3 cup mayo
    • 1/3 cup plain Greek
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  2. Hot Fried Cheese Balls

    Hot Fried Cheese Balls

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  3. Tangy Italian Tuna Melt

    Tangy Italian Tuna Melt

    This tangy Italian tuna melt recipe will help you bring the the comforting, nostalgic flavors of this classic diner offering into your kitchen with ease. If you ever get into a routine of having the same ol' lunches day in and day out, this warm, melty and flavor-packed sandwich represents a terrific way to infuse your lunch rotation with something fresh. Adding some hot giardiniera heightened the overall flavor profile of this tuna melt in a highly satisfying way. This recipe is not to be missed!

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  4. Chocolate Chip Fluffernutter Cups

    Chocolate Chip Fluffernutter Cups

    Looking for a blast of nostalgia that you can whip up in no time with ingredients you may already have in your fridge and pantry? These Chocolate Chip Fluffernutter Cups are it! You've got the classic chocolate chip cookie flavor we all know and love, shaped to bake with a fluffernutter-inspired topper. This is perfect for preparing with company over, as the prep and baking don't take long. Or, if you're relaxing and need something for your sweet tooth, give these a try!


    • 1 16 oz. (12 count) package ready-to-bake refrigerated chocolate chip cookie dough
    • 1 7 oz. jar marshmallow crème
    • ½ cup smooth peanut butter
    • 3 tbsp softened butter
    • 1 cup powdered sugar
    • 1 tsp vanilla 
    • ½ cup graham cracker crumbs
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  5. Zesty Italian Pasta Salad

    Zesty Italian Pasta Salad

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  6. Spicy Bloody Mary with Giardiniera

    Spicy Bloody Mary with Giardiniera

    Take your brunch beverage game up a notch with these Bloody Marys featuring a distinct kick lent by, you guessed it, some hot giardiniera. But honestly, whether you've got brunch plans or not, you'll want to give this recipe a shot. Feel free to get creative with your garnish, though we were really happy with the combination of spicy pickled green bean, sweet pickle, and cheese cube.


    • 24 oz tomato juice
    • 2 tbsp lemon juice
    • 1 tbsp lime juice
    • 1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
    • 1 tbsp Poppy’s hot giardiniera (brine/oil included)
    • 2 shakes of Tabasco 
    • 1 tsp pickle juice
    • 1 tbsp tajin
    • 4 oz Vodka
    • Garnish:
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  7. Smoked Rosemary Blackberry Bourbon Sour

    Smoked Rosemary Blackberry Bourbon Sour

    After seeing how this cocktail comes together, you may just be "fired up" enough to try making it yourself! Using the cocktail smoker and additionally torching the rosemary created a powerfully fragrant drinking experience, while the whiskey and blackberry simple syrup brought depth of flavor that was deeply satisfying. Check it out!


    • 4-6 fresh blackberries, plus more for garnish
    • 2 oz bourbon whiskey
    • 1 oz lemon juice, freshly squeezed
    • 1 oz blackberry simple syrup*
    • 1 sprig fresh rosemary
    • Ice
    * To make the blackberry simple syrup: combine 1/3 cup water, 1/3 cup sugar, and 8-10 blackberries in a small saucepan over low-medium heat until sugar is dissolved and blackberries are broken down. Then run everything through a fine mesh
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  8. Sweet and Spicy Bacon Crackers

    Sweet and Spicy Bacon Crackers

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  9. Spicy Italian Meatloaf

    Spicy Italian Meatloaf

    Meatloaf is a classic dish for a reason, providing that nostalgic feeling associated with a comforting home-cooked meal. We wanted to build upon that foundation by amplifying these flavors with the addition of some hot giardiniera. The end result was heavenly, retaining the iconic flavors we associate with a hearty meatloaf but with some great zestiness baked in. Plus, assembling this meatloaf requires hardly any prep time to get it in the oven. Give it a shot! Recipe below.

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  10. Cream Cheese Apple Cake

    Cream Cheese Apple Cake

    Bring a sweet and creamy touch to your brunch ensemble with this tasty Cream Cheese Apple Cake. This versatile cake is handy in a pinch because it requires only ingredients you may already have in your fridge and pantry. Once you pull this cake out of the oven and give it a dusting with cinnamon sugar, we think you'll be very eager to dig in. The layer of cream cheese brought a new dimension to what otherwise would've been a very enjoyable coffee cake. Give it a try! Ingredients and recipe below:

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