Snack Like a Southerner: Cheddar Ranch Cheese Spread

Cheddar Ranch Cheese Spread
(sohowsittaste)

Ingredients:
8oz pkg cream cheese (do not use fat free), softened
1/2 cup sour cream (do not use fat free)
1 packet ranch or Italian dressing mix
1 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese

Step One:
"Beat cream cheese until fluffy."

Step Two:
"Add sour cream and dressing mix until blended."

Step Three:
"Stir in cheese."

Step Four:
"Chill 2 hours. Serve with crackers."

Snack Like a Southerner: 3 Ingredient Strawberry Banana Popsicles

3 Ingredient Strawberry Banana Popsicles
(sallysbakingaddiction)

Ingredients:
1 large, ripe banana (cut in chunks and frozen)
12 large strawberries, sliced in half
1/2 cup pineapple juice

Step One:
"Blend all of the ingredients together on high speed until smooth - about 2 minutes. Scrape down the sides of the blender as needed as you go."

Step Two:
"Pour the mixture into popsicle molds. If your popsicle mold has slots for sticks, you can insert them before freezing - if not, freeze for 2 hours, then put a wooden popsicle stick in the middle (that is what I did). Continue to freeze for an additional 6 hours or overnight - overnight is recommended for easy removal."

Step Three:
"Run popsicle molds under warm water to easily remove. Eat on a hot day. Enjoy!"

Snack Like A Southerner: Mini "Pumpkin" Cheese Balls

Mini "Pumpkin" Cheese Balls
(thegirlsofgourmetcooking)

Ingredients:
8 ounces, weight Cream Cheese, softened
¼ cups Finely Chopped Roasted Red Peppers
½ teaspoons Garlic Powder
1 pinch Cayenne Pepper
1 cup Finely Grated Sharp Cheddar Cheese
Paprika, For Dusting
2 whole Green Onions

Step One: "Beat cream cheese, red peppers, garlic and cayenne until well blended. Stir in cheddar cheese."

Step Two: "Refrigerate 2 hours or until firm enough to handle."

Step Three: "Roll into 1-inch balls and then coat in paprika."

Step Four: "Make indents in the side of each one with a knife to make a pumpkin shape (refrigerate longer if needed before shaping with a knife)."

Step Five: "Slice green onion into 1-inch pieces (green parts only). Stick into the top of the cheese ball for a stem. If they are larger green onions you may slice each piece in half lengthwise. Roll each half back into a circular shape and stick into the top of the cheese ball to make it the appropriate size."

Refrigerate until serving.

Thank you, Gourmet Girls for the recipe! 

Snack Like A Southerner: Slow Cooker Apple Spice Cake

Slow Cooker Apple Spice Cake

(buzzfeed)

Ingredients:
2 20oz cans apple pie filling
1 Box Spice Cake Mix
8 oz Butter

Step One: "Pour apple pie filling into slow cooker. Top with cake mix and butter."

Step Two: "Cook on high for 2-2.5 hours."

Step Three: Enjoy! Great with vanilla ice cream.

Thanks, Tasty!

Snack Like a Southerner: Boozy Warm Vanilla Cider

Warm Vanilla Cider
(marthastewart)

Ingredients:
6 cups fresh apple cider 
2 tablespoons packed dark-brown sugar 
2 whole nutmeg seeds 
1 vanilla bean (split and scraped) 
6 ounces (3/4 cup) bourbon, if desired 
Whipped cream 
Honeyed Walnuts

Step One: "Combine apple cider, dark-brown sugar, nutmeg seeds, and vanilla bean in a medium saucepan. Gently simmer over medium-low heat for 15 minutes."

Step Two: "Remove from heat, and add bourbon if desired. Remove and discard solids."

Step Three: "Divide among 6 mugs or heatproof glasses, and top each with a dollop of whipped cream and a few honeyed walnuts."

Thanks, Martha Stewart for this recipe! 

Snack Like a Southerner: Cheesy Spoon Bread

Cheesy Spoon Bread
(mrfood)

Ingredients:
1/2 cup fine white cornmeal 
1 cup boiling water 
2 tablespoons butter 
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder 
1/2 teaspoon salt 
1/4 teaspoon black pepper 
3 eggs 
1/2 cup milk 
1 (4 ounce) can chopped green chilies, drained 
1 cup (4 ounces) shredded Mexican cheese blend

Step One: "Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Coat a 9- x 5- inch loaf pan with cooking spray."

 Step Two: "In a medium-sized bowl, with an electric mixer on medium speed, combine cornmeal, water, butter, baking powder, salt, and pepper for 30 seconds."

Step Three: "Add eggs and milk and beat 1 to 2 minutes, or until thoroughly mixed."
 
Step Four: "Pour half of batter into a prepared loaf pan. Spoon chilies and 2/3 cup of cheese evenly over batter. Pour remaining batter over cheese and top with remaining 1/3 cup cheese." 
 
Bake 20 to 25 minutes, or until golden. Serve warm.

Thanks Mr. Food for this recipe!

 

 

Snack Like a Southerner: No Bake Pumpkin Cheesecake Bars

No Bake Pumpkin Cheesecake Bars
(spoonuniversity)

Ingredients:
1 ½ cups crushed graham crackers
2 tablespoons sugar
4 tablespoons butter, melted
8 oz. cream cheese, softened
1 can (14 oz.) pumpkin purée
½ cup white sugar
1 tub Cool Whip (8 oz.)
½ teaspoon pumpkin spice
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 envelope gelatin, dissolved in ½ cup water

Step One:
"Throw those graham crackers (about one sleeve’s worth) into a plastic bag, and crush them."

Step Two:
"In a large bowl, mix together the crushed grahams crackers, 2 tablespoons of sugar and a half stick of melted butter with a fork."

Step Three:
"Press the buttery graham cracker crumble into some sort of baking dish. I used an 11 x 7 inch dish, but you could honestly use just about anything— even a pie or cake tin would be fine."

Step Four:
"In a bowl, mix together the cream cheese, pumpkin purée, sugar, vanilla and pumpkin spice until well-combined."

Step Five: 
"Then, fold the tub of Cool Whip into the mixture and mix until combined."

Step Six:
"Dissolve your envelope of gelatin into ½ cup of hot water (you could steal some from your roommate’s Keurig) then mix into the cheesecake filling."

Step Seven:
"7. Spoon the cheesecake filling over the graham cracker crust and leave in the fridge for at least 3 hours before cutting the dessert into bars. Enjoy!"

Thank you Matthew Blair for this awesome recipe!