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Cheddar Pepper Pimento Boats-A quick under 80 calorie (for TWO) Game Day snack. The pimento creamy cheese filling can also easily stand alone as a dip when you are in a pinch! Brittany | Words Like Honeycomb

Try saying that 5x fast HA!

These little guys are in honor of GAAAAME DAY, which I know you love as much as I do! And then we are all honest with ourselves and confess our support is only as strong as the snack selection. Guilty.

But no guilt here! I am so with you on that one! I have had my seasons where I paid attention to all the little uniforms running around after a ball and I was appropriately dressed in team colors with my mega-sized sweet tea (because South y’all…) and cheered with the best of them.

I had my bouts with those sports but I came to grips with reality and self-nominated myself as a more devout follower of Snack Providers or Game Day Chef.

It fits me.

I like it.

It just…works.

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Chipotle Cheese Sauce It's FRIIIIIIIIIDAY!

I'll be honest.  I didn't know if I would make it this week...but alas we are HERE and the weekend is upon us!

I did something bad the other day that became good...VERY good.

I was in the kitchen starved and alone with cheese.

This is the bad part.  And good part.

Because that liquid gold pictured above happened, which is AMAZING.  But then I wanted to try Chipotle Cheese Sauce on all things in sight. 0_0

I now know that Chipotle Cheese Sauce is great on nachos, burritos, tacos, chips...as  dip, roasted potatoes, on chips WITH guacamole...

I will just pretend the list ends there and let you explore more options on your own before I dive into yet another batch of this sauce and decide to make it soup.

Chipotle Cheese Sauce

(Note to self, explore options of Chipotle cheese sauce...soup.)

But hey, if we are all honest with ourselves there really is nothing bad that could involve cheese.  Because now we all have this gorgeous sauce that we can try on e-v-e-r-y-t-h-i-n-g and life is good.   And it's Friday...so there is that.

Just let this cheesy sauce with its smokey chipotle vibes and cilantro packed flavors coat ALL your meals this weekend and you will be one VERY happy camper.

Well, maybe not on your Saturday morning pancakes...but hey, after my first encounter with this sauce...I can make no judgements.

Knock your socks off.

Friday + Chipotle Cheese Sauce = win.

Chipotle Cheese Sauce + ________________ ---> mouth.

Chipotle Cheese Sauce

Yep.  It's gonna be a great weekend, folks.

Give yourself the gift of a creamy spicy cheesy covered weekend and make this sauce now.

Ten minutes ago would have been better, actually, because then you could be eating its gloriousness while reading.

Maybe next time 😉

HAPPY FRY-DAY w/ Chipotle Cheese Sauce!

*Ahem*

 What do you think this sauce would be good with?


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Chipotle Cheese Sauce
 
Author:
Recipe type: Sauce
Serves: 1.3 cups
Ingredients
  • 2 tbsp. butter
  • 3 tbsp. flour
  • 4 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 2 cups milk (I used unsweetened almond milk)
  • 1 chipotle pepper (in adobo sauce)
  • ½ cup chopped cilantro
  • ¾ cup Extra sharp cheddar (or any stronger variety cheese you like)
  • Salt + Pepper (to taste)
  • ½ tsp garlic salt
Instructions
  1. Add butter to a sauce pan over a medium heat until melted.
  2. Add minced garlic as well as flour and whisk until butter crumbles appear.
  3. While whisking, slowly add milk until completely incorporated.
  4. Add chopped chipotle pepper, cilantro and seasonings. Allow to simmer about 1-2 minutes until thick and bubbling and then remove from heat.
  5. Stir in cheese and transfer to blender or food processor and pulse until blended.
  6. Serve over, in or under everything.
Notes
We like our cheese sauce pretty thick, but if you want a thinner sauce, just add more milk until desired consistency is reached.

After cooling, the sauce will thicken and may need to be heated in the microwave for about 5-10 seconds to be sauce-like again.

 

 

 

Whipped Cilantro & Feta DipHey Y'all! Well isn't that a southern greeting for you...

As promised, I have a quick dip for you to utilize that remaining Cilantro sauce in your fridge from Friday's Salmon. Unless, of course, you loved it so much that you used it for your second batch of Crispy Baked Salmon w/ herb sauce this weekend. In that case, no judgements here, and you can put this recipe in your back pocket for the next time around 😉

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Crispy Baked Salmon w/ Herb Sauce

Fish scares me.

I mean…not Nemo…I LOVE him.

But the not cute fish who have no relation to Nemo and can be found in your local grocery store in plastic wrap.

You see, we didn’t really grow up eating fish regularly. The occasional fried tilapia was as adventurous as we got and even that felt sophisticated for me. HA. When I began cooking I stuck to chicken and beef. You know the things that changed colors when they were cooked properly. I knew what to expect with beef and chicken. It didn’t try to trick me or be complicated.

FISH on the other hand…that white Cod that “becomes flakey” when it is cooked but has practically no color change at all. Haddock, same thing…yes, it turns white but hello…kinda white when it is raw too 8-|. Well, Salmon, it is pink. And guess what color it turns? …PINK. To be truthful, it does get lighter, but still.

After being set in my ways for quite a while, I was reading a book about healthy foods and their nutrients when I arrived at the page titled ‘Salmon.’ I gave the pinkish fish a chance and read the nutrition facts. You guys…salmon is like…SERIOUSLY good for you. We are talking Omega-3 fats, cancer-fighting and almost 20 grams of protein in about 3 ½ ounces! I know this is probably no news flash to the rest of the world, but it gave me the ambition to give salmon another try! My salmon adventures eventually produced: Crispy Baked Salmon w/ Herb Sauce.

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salad mainOhhhh Wednesday. How in the world did you already arrive?? Summer weeks just seem to fly by faster and faster every year. Why?! Slooooowwwww doooowwwn. Other than these afternoons speeding by, the summer heat can NOT be denied right now. Glorious and sunny as it may be for some, here in Georgia it is plain ole’ HUMID here. Summers are bittersweet here but they do allow for a smaller appetite for this gal. #win

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main chimichanga

I have been told there is no actual Mexican blood running through my veins, but I have always found that hard to believe. As far back as I can remember I loved every Mexican styled meal my mom ever made. In fact, there was a ‘Rio Bravo’ that was a favorite of my family’s and they had a Kid Coloring program where each child was given a sheet to color and send in. If chosen, ‘Rio Bravo’ would send a personalized letter to your house and give you a FREE MEAL. 0_0

I MEAN.

Can you think of better motivation for a 10yr old!? I couldn’t. Because I entered EVERY time we went. And you know what? My sister and I actually won a couple of times! I can still remember standing in the dining room holding my Free Rio Bravo meal certificate in hand and smiling as my parents snapped a picture of that proud moment. Pretty sure their excitement mainly came from the ‘free’ part, but we will leave that alone.

Although the days of Color sheet contests are gone, (total discrimination on adults by the way…I can color with the best of them) and we now have to pay for our own food at restaurants—ah the injustice in the adult world—we find ourselves eating Mexican once a week or more. Often being the ‘more’.   Not at our local restaurant, but in our own kitchen where we also have free chips and salsa. SCORE.

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