Friday, January 28, 2011

Cheese Spread



I am a purist when it comes to Pimiento Cheese.  Although this has some of the elements of Pimiento Cheese, I'm not calling it that because of all the extras.  Originally, I was going to mix together cream cheese and olives. Period. Then I started seeing dabs of things in the fridge and stirring them in too.  I have to say, this turned out to be very tasty, indeed.



Cheese Spread
8 oz. cream cheese, softened
8 oz. extra sharp cheddar cheese, freshly grated
1/2 cup chopped salad olives
1/4 cup chopped deli sliced jalapeno peppers
3 scallions, sliced
1 (2 oz.) jar diced pimientos plus juice

Stir everything together until well combined. Stuff into celery, smear onto crackers or a bagel. Or make a toasted sandwich. 

What other ways would you use it?




6 comments:

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  2. This looks so good and so do the rest of the recipes that I've been looking at since I've been over here....the Spinach Pie....the green beans...German Chocolate Cake...the Crocque-Madame Benedict. I've got to go find dinner soon. :) I'm visiting from Mom's Sunday Cafe and wanted to say hello. Congratulations on your award! I'm your newest subscriber.

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  3. Beautiful pix! One of my favorite snacks is a Triscuit topped with cream cheese and an olive. I think I'd rather have this cheese spread in the fridge when the craving hits! I think I might try stuffing it into mushrooms...

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  4. I like pimiento cheese spread with ritz crackers. This is totally different from the one I am used to buying & I am sure I'd like your version much better!

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  5. I am printing this out! Looks delicious!

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