***Contest Closed****”Sweet Heat” Cookbook and Jenkin’s Hell Fire Pepper Jelly


Jenkin’s Hell Fire Pepper Jelly is the BEST pepper jelly I have ever tasted!  This stuff is absolutely addictive!  I have always loved the sweet/hot taste of pepper jelly but the Hell Fire Pepper Jelly takes it over the top.  You better plan on ordering more than one jar because you will find yourself grabbing it to ramp up your cooking all of the time. 

We all have used pepper jelly the classic way —  as an appetizer, smothered over cream cheese and served with crackers.  Hell Fire Pepper Jelly is great that way, but it’s delicious and daring:

  •  on a turkey sandwich
  • smother on top of a hamburger or hot dog
  • pairs beautifully with a variety of cheeses
  • as a glaze or marinade for meats, salmon or shrimp
  • mix in with scrambled eggs and salmon
  • dollop on hard boiled eggs or on top of your favorite deviled eggs

And the list goes on and on.  In fact, Jenkins Jelly just released a new cookbook with 50 great recipes using the Hell Fire Pepper Jelly.  “Sweet Heat” was released in October and has beautiful color photographs throughout.  This cookbook is a love letter to the pleasures of Hell Fire Pepper Jelly. 

From cocktails to appetizers, mains and zesty desserts, “Sweet Heat” showcases the unique versatility of Hell Fire Pepper Jelly. 

Hillary Danner is an LA-based mom-turned-oreserves entrepreneur, who began canning and preserving to keep up with the constant bounty from her backyard fruit trees and peppers, both hot and cool.  She teamed up with longtime friend, Maria Newman and Chef Jared Levy and Jenkins Jellies was born.   

“Sweet Heat” is available online at Amazon.com. The SRP is $ 15.95

Visit www.jenkinsjellies.com for more information ( to order products, find a retailer or get recipes)   or find them on Facebook

One last note….just remember to give the Hell Fire Pepper Jelly a good stir before you use it.

One lucky make Life Special reader will WIN a jar of Jenkins Hell Fire Pepper Jelly and a copy of the “Sweet Heat” cookbook.

Giveaway ends Saturday December 15, 2012   8:00 PM  CST

Winner chosen by Random.org

Winner must check back on Sunday December 16, 2012 to see if they are the winner and send us an email with your name and address for mailing the prize.

Good Luck!!!

Here are the different ways to enter.  You may have more than one entry per person.  USA Only, please.


1.  “Like ” Jenkins Jellies on Facebook. Then post that you did this in the Speak Your Mind Box below.

2.  Tell us what recipe you would like to try with the Hell Fire Pepper Jelly. 

3.  “Like” Make Life Special on Facebook.  Then post that you did this in the Speak Your Mind Box below.

4.  Subscribe to Make Life Special on Pinterest.  Then post it in the box below.

5.  Follow  Make Life Special on Pinterest then post that in the box below.

6.  Follow Make Life Special on Twitter.  Then post that in the box below.

7.  Post this Giveaway link on your facebook page then tell us that you did it in the box below.

8.  Tell us about your favorite way to eat pepper jelly in the box below. 


Note:  Thank you Jenkin’s Jellies  and Crier Communications for sponsoring this great giveaway!


“The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Easy Freezer Meals” by Cheri Sicard

Easy Freezer Meals by Cheri Sicard is chocked full of time saving cooking ideas and I am totally sold on the idea!  What could be better than coming home at the end of a long day and being able to pull a frozen entree out of the freezer and heat it up while you toss a salad!  This cookbook is full of delicious recipes such as:

Southwest Tortilla Soup — this is a fiesta of intense flavors

Barbecue-Style Pulled Pork — this stovetop version satisfies your craving for barbecue without all of the work

Crunchy Oven Baked Pork Chops — these have a delicious crunchy herb coating that seals in the moisture

“The Works” Lasagna — absolute ultimate comfort food

Mushroom Risotto — creamy rice and earthy mushrooms and sharp Parmesan cheese – yummy!!

This book would be a great holiday gift for any busy cook on your list!  Here are some of the highlights from the cover of the book:

The inside scoop on what foods freeze well and what food don’t…..

….Time and money-saving tips for buying in bulk, big-batch cooking ( which I have done for years) ….

…..Nearly 130 recipes, from mouthwatering breakfasts through delicious desserts— all easy from the freezer!

And speaking of the recipes, the author says that writing this book was like taking a journey down memory lane.  Most of the recipes in the book have been recipes she has cooked for many years — for family dinners, barbecues and holidays.  I LOVE cookbooks that are  full of tried and true recipes!

Cheri Sicard is a cooking author and has taught classes for Williams-Sonoma.  Easy Freezer Meals ( Penguin Gourp: 2011)  $ 16.95

I received a sample of of The Idiot’s Guide to Easy Freezer Meals for our review.  These are my honest opinions.  No compensation was received.


Make Life Special
2 Cypress Rd Litchfield, IL 62056 US
Phone: 217-556-8297 Website: http://www.makelifespecial.com