Appetizers

My womens bible study had some reason to celebrate so of course we had to have food and wine haha. I decided to open up one of my other pioneer woman cookbooks for this one. Its called Come and Get It and has a whole section on appetizers. I made pimento cheese dip page 66 and watermelon feta bites page 68.

Pimento Cheese Dip

Delicious Scale- 9 out of 10

Bible Study Delicious Scale- 9 out 10

Prep Time- 10 minutes

Clean up- One bowl

I have a serious love for pimento cheese what an awesome flavor. It was funny because a friend of mine asked me what the pimento was and I told her it was what they put on the inside of a green olive. She immediately backed away from eating it. I convinced her to try it and she loved it. It has no green olive taste it is just a type of pepper that is sweet and succulent with a stronger flavor than red bell pepper. This dip has multiple different cheeses, some Dijon and adobo sauce to give it some awesome spice. I ended up putting in some extra adobo and some green onions because I love the flavor of them in dips. I served this with crackers and red bell pepper. Of course I forgot to take a picture of everything that night so I recreated it for a quick picture with left overs.

I would recommend making it earlier that day and letting it sit in the fridge it’s so much better nice and cold.

Watermelon Feta Bites

Delicious Scale- 3 out of 10

Bible Study Delicious Scale- The majority didn’t love it but there was a couple people that liked it

Prep Time- 10 minutes

Clean Up- cutting board

This is a simple yet beautiful appetizer. Watermelon, feta and basil on a toothpick and then put a balsamic glaze on top. I went out to get some basil……Ooooh ya its all dead 😟😂😂

You place some basil, a piece of feta and then a cube of juicy watermelon.

I think the reason we didn’t like this was because of the feta. Feta is a super salty cheese which usually would go well with something sweet like watermelon but it just over powered it. It did help with a balsamic glaze over the top which is one of my favorite things on this planet. I could seriously eat it plain all the time.

For the balsamic glaze there is many different ways to make this but Ill tell you my way and the Pioneer Womans way.

Balsamic Glaze

The Pioneer Woman puts balsamic, plum preserves and brown sugar into a blender. Then cooks it on the stove top until it becomes thick.

I avoid any extra dishes like the plague so I just put balsamic and a little honey on the stove top and cook untik its thick.

I think either way would definitely be delicious but I will definitely be giving Ree’s a try soon. I wonder if the plum flavor really comes through.

I love to put this on tomato, mozzarella and basil bites. So delicious!!!

If any of you know another way to make balsamic glaze I would love to hear it.

Have some friends over this week and try these recipes.

Happy Cooking

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