Shirley’s Pepper Cheese Dip

Made with cream cheese and a relish-like assortment of green peppers, sweet pickles, stuffed olives, garlic, and onion, this retro pepper cheese dip is enormously flavorful, and extremely popular.

I’m sharing a family recipe today in honor of my late grandmother, Shirley Russell Seavey.

A zippy cheese spread (known simply as “Nana’s Cheese”), this was one of her trademarks, served at family parties and given out at Christmas. Made with cream cheese and a relish-like assortment of green peppers, sweet pickles, stuffed olives, garlic, and onion, it’s enormously flavorful, yet somewhat hard to describe.

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Baked Macaroni and Cheese

You may recall that I made macaroni and cheese last fall for John’s birthday supper, but it had hot dogs in it (making it technically “Mac & Dogs”…and also “no, thank you”) and I didn’t take any photos of the finished result.

I recently made it again (this time sans dogs) and used a few new cheeses.  The result was just what I like in a macaroni and cheese…elbow noodles, tons of cheese, and a crunchy topping in the form of buttery, torn bread.

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