So, a funny thing happened on my way down to Florida recently. And by funny, I mean delicious.

Somewhere along the way between Atlanta and Gainesville on I-75, as I found my bladder too full and the gas tank too empty, we stopped at a cute and only moderately sketchy old-school truck stop called Magnolia Plantation. It looked a little run-down on the outside (the gas pumps had mechanical counters), but inside it was amazing. There were jams, jellies, syrups and butters for as far as the eye could see. There was tradional stuff, like blueberry syrup and apple butter, but also some really unqiue things, like Garlic Jam.

You know what happened next. I bought jam. From a gas station.

So here I am, with some of what is sure to be delicious Garlic Jam, and no idea what to do with it.

I turned to the web, and found a few inspiring and mouth watering ideas. I can’t wait to try them all. But I wanted to jot them down in one place first in case there’s any other impulse truck stop shoppers out there like me.

And if you don’t have a sketchy-vintage-amazing Southern gas station/truck stop nearby, you can also make garlic jam at home. This would be a great gift, methinks, as long as you give them some ideas of what to do with it.