Hello, my dears! I hope everyone had an amazing Thanksgiving holiday. Hopefully, during your days of feasting you were able to relax a bit too.
MD and I spent the holiday with his family. We all gathered at his Grandmother’s and enjoyed a beautiful day! My sister was here visiting, which made the long weekend all the more special. We began the festivities early with many appetizers, a few games and lots of visiting.
By now, maybe you’ve polished off the remaining leftovers and are ready for a scrumptious snack, and do I have a perfect snack for you!
To add to the appetizer table, I brought a homemade pimento cheese spread. I haven’t always loved pimento cheese, and still don’t fall in love with it when I try the packaged kind from the store. This homemade recipe on the other hand is amazing. Amazing. Perfect addition. This is a cheese lover’s delight! And a cheese lover I am.
The recipe is so quick and easy and definitely something I’ll keep in my fridge often to snack on anytime. I added one fresh jalapeno which added another pretty color and a nice kick to the flavor. After mixing together a simple list of ingredients, you’re ready to spread this heavenly cheese on Ritz crackers and devour.
2 cups shredded extra-sharp Cheddar cheese
8 ounces cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup mayonnaise
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon garlic salt
1/8 teaspoon ground cayenne pepper (optional)
1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and minced (optional, but I insist you do it!)
1 (4 ounce) jar diced pimento, drained
Mix the Cheddar cheese, cream cheese, mayonnaise, garlic powder, cayenne pepper, minced jalapeno, and pimento into the large bowl with a mixer. Beat at medium speed, until thoroughly combined.
Spread over Ritz crackers and enjoy!