Liptauer Cheese Spread

Liptauer Cheese Spread

Resolution #35:  Will try new things.

Why wait till after the First to get a jump on those pesky resolutions? Start now!  Start with this.

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Touchdown Thursdays: Chutney Cheese Spread

Chutney Cheese Spread

Wings.  Nachos.  Fries.  Meatballs.  Dips.

Tired.  Tired.  Tired.  Tired.  Tired.

Don’t get me wrong… I love all of the aforementioned football treats.  But they show up week after week on our Gameday tables.

And don’t we want more pigskin lovers?  Don’t we deserve a break from the norm?

You’re darn right we do!  And so I bring you, an unexpected treat, Indian inspired, and sure to delight the taste buds of your fellow cheering fans.

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Leek & Cheddar Beer Spread

Leek & Cheddar Beer Spread

Sweet, subtle, and earthy, leeks possess a unique ability to offer main ingredients support, without stealing the show.  Quite simply, I hardcore them, and this time of year they are more beautiful, lovely, and yummy than ever.

Salty cheddar, hot sauce, beer, and leeks combine to form this delicious spread, perfect for Spring entertaining, or solo comfort munching.

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Touchdown Thursdays: Spicy Pimento Cheese

It stinks.  It really stinks!  And yet, you keep leaning in to smell more.  It’s gross.  It’s really gross!  And yet, you can’t look away.  It tastes weird.  It tastes really weird!  And yet, you keep going in for another bite.

This scenario pertains to me as a kid and pimento cheese.  It scared me.  I wasn’t sure what it was.  The stuff was bright orange.  But, for some reason, I loved it.  It could have been that in my mind pimentos were some magical creatures, but it was yummy and weird, all at the same time.

I’d like to think my more mature, and delicate palate appreciates the subtle nuances that make this delicacy a staple on most Southern tables.  Or maybe, I just realized that it’s full of cheese and tiny little red things.

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Kick-Offs & Recaps

The Fantasy line-up is set.  The jersey perfectly rumpled.  The beer cold.  The chips and dip aplenty.  Dish with clear line of sight of the southern sky – for maximum Sunday ticket reception.

It’s here dear friends.  The day of days… NFL FOOTBALL!!!

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Baked Rosemary-Rhubarb Spread

Chips and dip.  Crackers and spread.  There are approximately 6.8 billion combinations of the two, and like the quest for the Holy Grail, I will never tire of tracking down and making all of them.

I obviously have no idea how many combinations there are, but I’m guessing there are as many as there are people on the planet to come up with them.  These simple, comforting, and wonderful snacks are truly one of life’s greatest pleasures.  That time, I wasn’t exaggerating.

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