The best saffron comes from Spain. Though expensive, it's what gives paella its distinctive flavor. This recipe can easily be halved for a family meal or smaller party, but don't change the cooking times.
Pepper jelly makes a spicy-sweet match for soft cheeses, such as goat or Camembert (or even cream cheese) -- especially when served atop crackers or crostini. You can also use the jelly as a glaze for chicken or pork: Melt it, then brush it on the meat before roasting or after grilling.