Virginia’s Finest Gourmet Foods & More

The Creative Wedge not only has the most awesome handmade gift selection but we carry a lot of Virginia’s Finest gourmet goods, craft beer and wines, regional farmstead cheeses.

We carry Belmont Peanuts from Capron, Va and wonderful jams from It Started with a Fig.

Other items stock:

 Pennacook Pepper Porch Party Salsa’s, Pepper Jelly, and Pepper Powder

Cowboy Syd’s D’lish Sauce

The Accidental Baker crackers from North Carolina

Blue Crab Bay

Speedy’s Hot Sauce

Red Mushroom Kombucha






Porch Party Pulled Pork

3 TBSP Porch Party Pepper Jelly

¼ tsp Purely Pepper Powder

¼ tsp Cumin

Salt & Pepper

#4 Pork Shoulder

2 Tsp Olive Oil

½ Cup vinegar

3 TBSP Porch Party Salsa

Rub: Combine Purely Pepper Powder, Cumin, 2 tsp salt and ½ tsp pepper. Rub mixture all over pork.

Brown: Heat oil in a large pan. Brown pork on all sides. Remove pork from pan. Whisk ¾ cup H20 into pan drippings. Transfer liquid to Slow Cooker.

Juice: Add Pepper Jelly, Vinegar, Salsa, and 2 cups H20 to Slow Cooker.

Cook: Add Pork to slow cooker. Cook on low for #8 hours. Remove pork. Strain liquid into pan. Heat liquid to a boil, and reduce to ½. Roughly cut and pull pork. Add meat to bowl, cover with liquid.

Serve: On Buns. With Salsa or Salsa / Sour Cream, in Tostitos Scoops. As meat for Nachos

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Super Simple Salsa–Sauced Chicken Thighs

1/3 cup Porch Party Salsa (any variety)

Juice from ½ Lime

1 pkg Chicken Thighs 


-Heat grill as appropriate. I like a medium temp grill for chicken

Add Salsa & Lime Juice to a Tupperware container.

-Add Chicken Thighs.

-Cover tightly. -Let stand for :10 -Invert container – Let stand for :10 -Invert container – Let stand for :10

-Place Thighs on Grill and ‘flip’ every :04. Thighs are done when juice ‘runs clear’ or temperature reaches 165 F.

Serving Suggestion:

-Nice as PicNic finger food type entree.

-Chop or Shred over Salad.

-Goes good with lots of potato or pasta dishes

-Remove from bone for good sandwich meat

-Can also be done using the white meat.

-Also works well with skewered shrimp, just cut down the grilling time.

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Porch Party Meatloaf

Courtesy of: Sherrie Brown

I love using Pennacook Pepper’s Pepper Jelly for my meatloaf. You won’t be able to get enough of it. This is the recipe I used:

1 ½ lbs. Ground hamburger
1 Large Egg
1 tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
2 tbsp. Pennacook Pepper’s Pepper Jelly
1 ½ cups of bread crumbs.
1/8 tsp. Pennacook Pepper’s Pepper Powder
1 tsp. Minced garlic (optional)
½ Onion, chopped (optional)
3 strips of cooked and chopped bacon (optional)
1/3 cup cheddar or Monterey Jack cheese (optional)

Preheat oven to 400 F. In a bowl whisk egg, Worcestershire sauce, and pepper jelly. Combine all ingredients in a larger bowl. Use your hands to mix it up well. Add more bread crumbs, if needed. Transfer to a loaf pan. Bake for 45-60 minutes, until meatloaf is cooked in the center.

The last 4 ingredients aren’t needed but every meal tastes better with bacon, cheese, onion, and garlic.

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The Ultimate Grilled Cheese Sandwich

2 Cups Grated Cheese

(I used equal amounts of: Smoked Gouda, Manchego, Pecorino Romano, Edam & Sharp Cheddar)

1/3 Cup Porch Party Pepper Jelly

12 Slices of a Country Italian, Rustic White, or Multi-Grain Bread

Butter Olive Oil

Yield: #6 Sandwiches

Drizzle Olive Oil on griddle. Heat to 350 F.

Place #6 Slices of Bread on heated griddle.

Place 1/3 Cup of grated cheese on each slice.

Spread Porch Party Pepper Jelly on Remaining slices of Bread. Place jelly side down, atop slices on griddle.

Flip at 4 minute intervals, until bread is lightly browned on both sides.

Slice diagonally & serve.

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A Most Refreshing Summer Porch Party Beverage


-1/4 tsp Purely Pepper Powder

-2L Iced Tea

-2L Fresca, Ginger Ale, or carbonated soft drink


-If making iced tea from scratch, follow package directions.

-When it’s time to add the teabags, also add ¼ tsp Purely Pepper Powder, in a tea ball, to the hot liquid.

-Let seep for 1 hour.


-If using iced tea which is already made, add ¼ tsp Purely Pepper Powder, in a tea ball, to the liquid.

-Cool & Allow to stand overnight.

-Mix equal parts of chilled ‘Spiced Tea’ with chilled Fresca.

-As an alternative, try a diet ginger ale, in-place of the Fresca. The pepper really makes the ginger sing. We’ve also used Sun Drop in-place of Fresca, for a wonderful warm weather combination.

Serving Suggestion:

-We think our Most Refreshing Summer Beverage is wonderful all by itself, however it makes a wonderful spritzer for a red wine, or fruit drink.

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Porch Party Fudge

11.5 oz pkg Hershey’s Milk Chocolate Chips

1/3 cup Porch Party Pepper Jelly

1/8 tsp Purely Pepper Powder

1 egg

Melt Chocolate.

Add Jelly, Egg and Pepper.

Remelt as necessary to homogenize.

Spread into 8” x 8” pan.

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