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Wednesday, January 15, 2014
Pimento Cheese Spread
Surprised to see me post on a Wednesday.. Even more surprised that I am posting about pimento cheese spread during pudding week! That is good, because I am part of a Surprise Virtual Baby Shower today for Stephanie over at Back for Seconds.
Now before jumping into this amazing pimento cheese spread, I want to share a few of the reasons I love Stephanie's blog.
The first thing I noticed about Stephanie's blog is that she must love purple as much as I do.
I then fell in love with all of her great recipes. Anyone who makes Tagalongs, Kit Kats, and Mounds bars at home is a friend for life. Check out her 13 Favorite Recipes of 2013 to see all of these and some of her other great recipes.
Next check out all this party food.... Hmm I'm virtually stuffed. All the satisfaction without the calories.
Sweet and Sour Pulled Chicken by Kathy's Kitchen Table
Skinny Chocolate Chip Cannoli Dip by Frugal Foodie Mama
Funfetti Pudding Cookies by Crazy for Crust
Blueberry Boy Bait by Pint Sized Baker
Strawberry Butter Streusel Muffins by Chocolate, Chocolate, and More
White Chocolate Reese's Brownies by Inside BruCrew Life
Blueberry Coffee Cake by Heather's French Press
Skinny Banana Nutella Dip with Star Pie Crust Dippers by Wine & Glue
Celebrating with Star Cookies by Created by Diane
Lemon Meringue Cookie Cups by Mom on Timeout
Skinny Blueberry Cheesecake Bites by Yummy Healthy Easy
Skinny Chocolate Muffins by Kitchen Meets Girl
Flourless Chocolate Cake by Plaid and Paisley Kitchen
Now that we have partied it up, lets talk about this pimento cheese spread. My mom and I are addicted to pimento cheese spread. Growing up it was huge treat to get it, and I think we would devour a whole container of it in one setting. We would have it on crackers and in sandwiches. Even today it is huge treat that I don't splurge on very much.
Since showers are a reason to celebrate, I knew that homemade pimento cheese spread would the be the perfect thing to bring. I have to admit this is the first time I made this, and let me tell you that it will not be the last. It was so easy, and so much cheaper than buying the spread in the store... and it tastes better. I didn't think that was even possible.
1 package cream cheese (8 oz)
1 jar of pimentos (4 oz)
1 block of Cheddar cheese (8 oz)
1 block of Colby cheese (8 oz)
1/3 cup mayonnaise
1/4 tsp salt
1/8 tsp ground white pepper
The cream cheese should be at room temperature. Set it out while you shred the Cheddar and Colby cheese blocks. Once the cheese is shredded set it aside.
Put the cream cheese and pimentos (including the juice) in a large bowl. Mix together with a mixer. The cream cheese should be smooth and the pimentos well mixed. Then add half of the shredded cheese. Then add in the mayonnaise, salt, and ground white pepper. Mix again so that everything is well combined.
Add in the remaining shredded cheese and mix until the mixture is uniform. Chill in the fridge until ready to serve.
Recipe Source: Laura's Baking Talent
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