smoked pimiento peppers with some beautiful sweet red peppers. Then I used them to make this delicious Pimiento Cheese Spread. This spread makes a great grilled cheese sandwich, or stuffed celery sticks, or topping on crackers.
2 cups extra sharp cheddar cheese (shredded)
8 ounces of cream cheese (softened)
½ cup mayonnaise
¼ teaspoon onion powder
¼ teaspoon garlic powder
¼ teaspoon ground cayenne pepper
½ cup of diced pimento peppers (click for recipe)
salt and black pepper to taste
Blend all ingredients by hand, or by using a mixer with the paddle attachment. Add salt and black pepper to taste.
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