House Works: Appetizer Tray

Once you get past November, you can officially say you are in the Christmas holiday season. And that means you might be having guests over to celebrate.

In this House Works, Chef Judy Gilliard has an idea that will help you be ready to entertain.

Cheddar cheese spread
Judy Gilliard
Servings: 8

It's the most basic of all the spreads. It's good spread on crackers, in celery and great with apples. Try coring an apple and filling it with the spread. Refrigerate it to make sure the spread is nice and firm. Then slice the apple so you have a round apple slice.

16 ounces cottage cheese, lowfat, drained
6 ounces cheddar cheese, grated
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
16 each green olives, seeded, with pimento

Place cottage cheese in food processor with steel blades and process until smooth. Blend in cheddar cheese until well incorporated. Add
olives and pulse until olives are chopped. Place in air-tight container and refrigerate at least one hour.

Per Serving (excluding unknown items): 137 Calories; 9g Fat (56.6% calories from fat); 12g Protein; 2g Carbohydrate; trace Dietary Fiber; 25mg Cholesterol; 439mg Sodium. Exchanges: 0 Grain(Starch); 1 1/2 Lean Meat; 0 Fruit; 1 Fat.

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