Sunday, April 5, 2009

My go-to dish

I made my favorite appetizer for a school meeting on Wednesday. It's so good and always gets rave reviews. But the best part- it is so EASY! It is an unusual combination of flavors, but I think that's what makes it so good! My friend, Jan, made it for our tailgate one time. I use the recipe out of one of Paula Deen's cookbooks. It is said that Jimmy Carter brought this recipe to the White House- a southern favorite. Here goes!

Strawberry Cheese Ring
16 ounces sharp cheddar cheese, grated
1 (3 ounce) package cream cheese, softened
3/4 cup mayonnaise
1 small onion, chopped
1 cup chopped pecans or walnuts
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
cayenne pepper
1 cup strawberry preserves
1Combine all the ingrdients except preserves in a food processor or electic mixer.
2Mix thoroughly and refrigerate for 2-3 hours.
3Scoop mixture onto a platter.
4Use your hands to mold mixture into a ring formation.
5Spread strawberry preserves in the center of ring.
6Serve with buttery crackers

1 comment:

  1. Hooray for a post! Looks yummy! Did Christy tell you she made your punch recipe for a BD party?