RECIPE #4079 - CHRISTMAS CHEESE SPREAD & HOLIDAY CRANBERRY DRINK - Friday, November 30, 2007 - NewsChannel5.com | Nashville News, Weather & Sports

RECIPE #4079 - CHRISTMAS CHEESE SPREAD & HOLIDAY CRANBERRY DRINK - Friday, November 30, 2007

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HELEN SCOVILL / JUNIOR LEAGUE OF NASHVILLE

CHRISTMAS CHEESE SPREAD

6 oz Roquefort cheese

1 (10 oz) jar Cheddar cheese spread

12 oz cream cheese

2 T minced onion

1/2 c minced parsley

1 t Worcestershire sauce

1 c finely chopped pecans

1/2 t cayenne pepper (optional)

Let the Roquefort cheese, Cheddar cheese and cream cheese stand at room temperature for 8 hours or longer to soften. Combine the cheeses with the onion, parsley, Worcestershire sauce, pecans and cayenne pepper in a bowl and mix well. Serve with baguette rounds.

Serves 12 to 15

HOLIDAY CRANBERRY DRINK

2 c cranberry juice cocktail

2-1/2 c unsweetened pineapple juice

1/2 c water

1/3 c packed brown sugar

1/2 t each ground cloves & ground allspice

3 cinnamon sticks

Garnish: Cinnamon sticks

Combine the cranberry juice cocktail, pineapple juice, water and brown sugar in a saucepan and mix well. Stir in the cloves and allspice and add the cinnamon sticks. Bring to a boil over medium heat. Reduce the heat to low and simmer for 10 minutes. Pour into mugs, discarding the used cinnamon sticks. Garnish with fresh cinnamon sticks.

Serves 10

Note:

Keep warm on the stove for holiday fragrance

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