Sunday, April 13, 2014

Grilled Pimento Cheese Sandwiches

I have seen lots of recipes and mentions of Grilled Pimento Cheese Sandwiches of late so decided to finally make one myself.  Oh my - it was delish!  A bit rich, I thought, for me - perhaps I put too much Pimento Cheese on my sandwich, but really good!  Definitely a "must have" again!  Here is the recipe.

 Grilled Pimento Cheese Sandwiches   

Yields: 16 Servings
1 cup Mayonnaise
4 ounce Pimento diced and drained
1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
1 teaspoon Finely chopped onions
16 ounce Sharp cheddar cheese shredded
Bread slices (white or wheat)


Stir together 1 cup mayonnaise, diced pimento, Worcestershire sauce, and onion. Stir in shredded sharp Cheddar Cheese.  (store leftover pimento cheese spread in refrigerator for up to one week).

To make grilled sandwiches, spread 1/4 cup pimento cheese spread on 1 side of a bread slice.  Top with another bread slice.  Lightly spread both sides of sandwich with mayonnaise.  Repeat with remaining pimento cheese mixture for desired number of sandwiches.  Cook, in batches, on a hot griddle or large nonstick skillet over medium heat 4-5 minutes on each side or until golden brown and cheese melts.
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Monday, April 07, 2014

The Confectioner

Since the first time I visited Disney World as a kid and stood and watched the ladies and men inside the Main Street Confectioner making homemade candies, I've been enthralled with the entire process.  I love watching others make awesome candies in candy shops throughout the county and have seen the long lost art being reproduced in places such as Helen and Savannah and I'm sure other places that escape my memory at the moment.  It always attracts me and I could stand and watch for hours!

So, one day I was watching the Food Network and a chef came on making these delightful chocolate caramels in a matter of seconds.  That's the beauty of candy making - it usually is pretty quick. Of course, I just had to make them.  I had intended to make them on National Caramel Day (April 5) but didn't get an opportunity.  So, today was the day! 

What fun to whip these up and, yes, I'll be presenting to a dear friend as a gift.  I had to taste test one and they are most delightful!  He will love them!

I definitely will be making these again.  What a great gift idea - I mean, who doesn't love chocolate?

 Chocolate Sea Salt Caramels   

Yields: 20

3/4 cup Sugar
3/4 cup Heavy cream
1/2 cup Corn syrup
4 ounce Milk chocolate



Bring to boil the sugar, heavy cream, and corn syrup until thick and light caramel color. Add 4 ounces milk chocolate, stirring until mixed through. Add a sprinkle of sea salt. Pour into parchment paper lined loaf pan. Spread evenly. Top with cocoa nips and sea salt. Let set for one hour, cut into squares.
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