Last week we talked about homemade vs. store bought. Homemade is always better in my opinion.
I just love knowing what is in the food we are eating.
Here are a couple of easy cheese recipes that I think you will enjoy. Simple ingredients and no artificial stuff added.
2 C shredded sharp or extra sharp cheddar cheese
8 oz. softened cream cheese
1/2 C mayonnaise
1/4 tsp. garlic powder
1/4 tsp. cayenne powder
1/4 tsp. onion powder
1 jar (4 oz.) diced pimentos (drained)
Place all ingredients into a bowl and mix till thoroughly blended (use paddle if you have one). Salt and pepper to taste. I put mine in the Ninja (blender) and pulse 2 - 3times. It makes it a little smoother blend (how we like it). This is so yummy!!!!
1 1.2 C water - very hot
1/2 C instant (dry) milk PLUS 1 Tablespoon
1//4 oz. envelope of unflavored gelatin (1 1/2 tsp.)
1 1/2 lbs. shredded cheddar cheese
Line a 8 x 4 loaf pan with plastic wrap.
In a blender mix 1/2 C very hot water - 3 Tbsp. of dry milk and 1/2 tsp. of gelatin. Blend well.
Quickly add 1/2 pound of cheese and whip. Pour into pan.
Repeat the above process 2 more times until all ingredients have been used.
Cover with plastic and refrigerate. Keep refrigerated.
Makes 2 lbs. So creamy!!
Better than store bought!!!
Both of these are easily made and use ingredients most people have on hand. OK, maybe I am different, but I always keep plain gelatin on hand (use in suet too), and small jars of pimentos.
I hope you all give these a try.
These would be fun gifts to make for Christmas as well. Attached recipe and maybe a pack of fancy crackers! It would sure be an original gift. I would love to receive this!
ENJOY my friends.