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11.27.2011

Just Another Meatless Monday Ain't Yo Mama's Pimento Cheese



Hey What's For Dinner


Pimento Cheese, is it a dip or a spread?

Do we care? NO! because we only want to eat Pimento Cheese not ponder it's very existence.

I love a good Pimento Cheese. That junk you buy in the store is a very pale imitation of the original which can be found in abundance all over the internet. This one of Paula's is classic and damn fine if you're looking for a jumping off point in the world of Pimento Cheese, you can't go wrong with Paula's easy delsih recipe. Except I like mine with a wee bit of spice and crunch so I added hot wing sauce and some pecans. Whoooo yum, it was like Pimento Cheese the 3d version, an Ain't Yo Mama's Pimento Cheese if you will. I think you'll agree that the basic premise of creamy cheesy is only enhanced with the addition of spicy and crunchy. Seriously.

 Ain't Yo Mama's Pimento Cheese
4 ounces of cream cheese, room temperature
2 TBSP mayonnaise
1 TBSP plain yogurt
2 TBSP Franks Hot Wing Sauce--more if you like it hotter--this amount made it tasty not fiery 
1/4 finely chopped pimentos or roasted red peppers
1 1/2 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese
1/2 blue cheese crumbles
3 TBSP chopped pecans

beat the cream cheese, mayonnaise, yogurt and hot sauce with a mixer until well blended
add the rest of the ingredients and mix well
serve with crackers or bread
can be used as a sandwich filling
can also be eaten furtively in the kitchen with a spoon when no one is looking














Peace and Love--


 

5 comments :

  1. Your pimento cheese sound SO good! I love dips/spreads like that, and they are perfect for entertaining too. Love the addition of the pecans too. Thank you for sharing the recipe and for hosting.

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  2. Hi,
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  3. That's delicious look and yummy cheese . sweet posting so thanks
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