In this video, Betty demonstrates how to make Baked Swiss Cheese Dip. This Swiss cheese dip is flavored with onion and is baked in the oven until bubbly and brown. YUM! Ingredients: 1 small onion, chopped finely 1 teaspoon extra virgin olive oil 12 ounces shredded Swiss cheese 1 cup mayonnaise 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard ground sea salt, to taste ground black peppercorns, to taste In a small skillet, sauté 1finely-chopped onion in 1 teaspoon olive oil until tender. Set aside to cool. In a large mixing bowl, combine 12 ounces shredded Swiss cheese, 1 cup mayonnaise, 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard, and freshly ground salt and pepper, to taste. Finally, add the sautéed chopped onion to the mixture. Stir well. Spoon the mixture into an ungreased baking dish. Bake at 325 degrees (F) for about 20 minutes, or until bubbly and beginning to brown on top. Remove from oven and serve immediately. I served these with Toasted Baguette Slices (which you will find in bettyskitchen). This is a great combination, and I hope you enjoy it! –Betty ?
In this video, Betty demonstrates how to make Cream Cheese Frosting for Happy Mother’s Day Hummingbird Cake. This is a standard amount of frosting for a three-layer cake; you may make 1 ½ times the recipe or a double-recipe of frosting, if you like it particularly thick between the layers and on top. Ingredients: 8-oz. package cream cheese, softened ½ cup butter (1 stick), softened 16-oz. package confectioner’s sugar (powdered sugar, also called icing sugar) 1 teaspoon vanilla extract Combine 8-oz. softened cream cheese with ½ cup softened butter, beating with an electric mixer until smooth. Add a 16-oz. package of confectioner’s sugar and 1 teaspoon vanilla, and beat until light and fluffy. Spread between layers, around sides, and over top of a three-layer cake. This frosting can be used for Hummingbird Cake, Red Velvet Cake, Carrot Cake, and others. It is always great on cupcakes, too. I hope you enjoy this Cream Cheese Frosting for the Happy Mother’s Day Hummingbird Cake! –Betty ?
In this video, Betty demonstrates how to make an Edible Cheese Tray with Four Cheeses. This tray is made of puff pastry that has been seasoned with herbs and spices. This is a delightful way to serve fancy cheeses at a dinner party! Ingredients: 1 egg 2 teaspoons water 1 sheet puff pastry dough from a 17.3-oz. package, thawed 1 teaspoon seasoned black pepper, to taste (or seasoning of your choice) sprigs of rosemary and parsley (or any fresh or dried herbs that you like) about 4 varied types of cheese, presented in an interesting configuration (I used packaged pimiento cheese, muenster cheese, mozzarella medallions, and Dutch cheese with cumin seed.) In a small bowl, place 1 egg and 2 teaspoons water and beat well. Set aside. Unfold the thawed sheet of puff pastry and place it in an ungreased shallow baking pan. Brush the top side with egg mixture. Cut 4 (1/2-inch-wide) strips from the pastry, cutting parallel to the seam of the pastry. (I cut 2 from each side for symmetry.) Remove the 4 strips and place them along the edge of the puff pastry, trimming ends. With a fork, prick the bottom of the pastry, allowing steam to escape as the pastry cooks. Sprinkle the bottom of the pastry with 1 teaspoon seasoned black pepper or other seasoning of your choice. Gently press fresh rosemary and parsley sprigs into the bottom to make an artistic design. Bake for 6 minutes at 400 degrees F. Prick bottom of pastry again, to let any air escape from underneath the pastry while baking …
In this video, Betty demonstrates how to make a Super Simple Bean and Cheese Dip. This dip is composed of refried beans, cheddar cheese soup, milk, and chopped green chiles. It is heated just to boiling, and then it’s ready to serve with chips! Ingredients: 16-oz. can refried beans 10 ¾-oz. can condensed cheddar cheese soup ¼ cup milk ½ of a 4-oz. can chopped green chiles, undrained (You may use the full 4-oz. can, if you want the dip to be a little spicier!) tortilla chips (I used Frito’s Scoops) In a medium-sized pot, combine a 16-oz. can of refried beans, a 10.75-oz. can of condensed cheddar cheese soup, ¼ cup milk, and 2 to 4 oz. chopped green chiles. Stir until combined. Heat slowly, stirring constantly, until smooth and bubbly. Transfer to a serving bowl, and serve with tortilla chips. This is a nice dip to put in a crock pot and keep warm during a party. (You may want to double the recipe if you’re taking it to a get-together. It’s great for holiday parties or sports games or just when you’re lounging on the sofa and feel like a spicy snack. I hope you enjoy this recipe! –Betty ?
In this video, Betty demonstrates how to make Broccoli with Cheese Sauce. This is a quick and easy recipe. Most of it can be made ahead of time and put together at the last minute! Ingredients: 12-oz. package frozen broccoli cuts (For the amount of cheese sauce I made, you can make (2) 12-oz. packages of frozen broccoli cuts. You may substitute broccoli spears or chopped broccoli, if desired.) 2 cups white sauce (You will find a recipe for white sauce in the video, Quick Tip 93—How to Make White Sauce.) 1 cup shredded sharp Cheddar cheese Place frozen broccoli cuts in a pot containing ½-inch of boiling water. Return to a boil over medium heat. Reduce heat and cook broccoli until crisp-tender, about 8 minutes. Meanwhile, heat 2 cups white sauce until warm. Add 1 cup shredded sharp Cheddar cheese to the heated white sauce. Stir, and continue to heat and stir, just until cheese is melted. By this time the broccoli should be done. Drain broccoli through a colander, and place it in a nice serving bowl. Pour the cheese sauce into a pitcher to accompany the broccoli. Alternatively, you may mix the broccoli and cheese sauce together. This makes a bright-colored and healthy food for your table! Enjoy!!! –Betty ?
Try this delicious sandwich when you’re celebrating the Irish holiday!