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Cheeseheads vs. Vikings

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Actually, I don't. I am a Packers fan through and through, so this is my big game this week.

Which means that even though the game is in Minneapolis, we're gonna talk about stuff with cheese.

First, we stumbled upon the following recipe, which is just about the most cheesealicious thing ever to be found on a football fan site. Seriously, you gotta try this, straight from www.packalope.com. As the little baby on those hilarious e*Trade commercials says, "Whoa."


Pepperoni Pizza Dip

Ingredients:

8 oz. cream cheese
½ c. sour cream
1/8 tsp. dried oregano
1/8 tsp. garlic powder
1/8 tsp. cayenne pepper
½ c. pizza sauce
¾ c. chopped green pepper
10 pepperoni slices
¼ c. sliced green onions
½ c. shredded mozzarella cheese
Toasted bread rounds, Melba toast, or bread sticks

Instructions:

In a mixing bowl, combine cream cheese, sour cream, and spices. Spread into an ungreased 9 inch pie plate or serving plate. Cover with pizza sauce; top with green pepper, pepperoni, and onions. Bake at 350 degrees for 10 min. Sprinkle with mozzarella. Bake another 5-8 min longer or until cheese is melted. Serve warm with favorite bread rounds or bread sticks.

My own modification, if you like things with more kick: Substitute jalapeños for the green pepper.

Second, everyone has their favorite cheese. Mine is Havarti with dill. Easily available in supermarkets, it's my idea of full flavor and the right consistency, almost like butter. If you're the type who puts cheese out and hasn't tried it, give it a shot. And yes, they make it in Wisconsin, too, at places like The Mousehouse Cheesehaus , which also gets my vote for greatest retailing name in the cheese world.

By Jonathan Krim  |  November 7, 2008; 9:28 AM ET  | Category:  Food Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati  
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