First off, let me just say how enormously enjoyable your sharing has been for everyone! It has been a rollicking good time, and I want to thank everyone who commented for their great stories!
As promised, the top 20 will receive a signed copy of Good Enough to Eat and a limited edition GETE promotional apron. In order of how the comments appear on the blog the winners are...
1. Kitchen Artist
2. Prim and Pauper
5. Jen on the Edge
6. Harriet M. Welsch
10. Laura T.
12. Sarah Eytcheson
17. Stacy May
18. As The Curl Turns
19. Its Just Me
Congrats! All winners, please e-mail me: staceyballisinfo (at) gmail (dot) com and send me your shipping information and I will get your prizes out to you asap!
For the rest of you, I thought I would post one of my new favorite recipes, just in time for football season when we gather around televisions to support our teams.
This amazing and decadent cheese dip was developed by my great good friend Chef D, and she brought it to Charming Suitor's birthday party. In a word...RIDICULOUS! And a welcome break from endless bowls of hummus and onion dip. Don't question, just make it. Serve it with pita chips and crudites. Use the leftovers as the best sandwich spread EVER.
Chef D's Amazing Cheese Spread
4 oz cream cheese, softened
1/4 c mayo (I use Hellman's, don't use a Miracle Whip type, the sweetness will throw it off)
2-3 T of Greek yogurt (any fat level is fine, but Greek is preferable to regular for texture)
2-3 T lemon juice
1 t smoked paprika
10 oz grated cheddar (good quality extra sharp is amazing here)
8 oz grated fontina
4-6 scallions, sliced
¼ t red pepper flakes
Put everything into a food processor, using 2 T of yogurt and 2 of lemon juice. Blend until it is dip like - if the consistency is too thick, add another T of yogurt. Taste & adjust lemon & S+P.
Thanks again for all the comments, if you have your own quick and easy recipes that can spice up the Sunday Football get-together, share with the class!
Yours in Good Taste,