I love to browse through cookbooks. When we have an upcoming holiday such as Easter, I start to browse through my cookbooks for new recipes. I like to mix it up and serve something that has become a tradition in our family along with a couple of new dishes. I have been contemplating making some type of cheesecake for Easter. I have made the New York style cheesecake before and was wonderful; however, this year I wanted to do something different.
As I was browsing through some of my cookbooks, I saw this recipe and I think it definitely has a “WOW” factor. It is an appetizer and combines the wonderful Mexican flavors of green chilies, Monterey Jack cheese and Jalapeno with cream cheese. As I read through the recipe I saw that it will take some time to prepare this but I do agree with the writer of the recipe that it would be well worth it. This recipe is from Music, Menus and Magnolias by the Charleston Symphony Orchestra of Charleston, South Carolina. It is definitely going into my “Recipes I want to make” file.
As the NCAA College Basketball tournament is being played now in the US, I thought this would be a great appetizer to serve during the games. I am not talking about my team this year as they didn’t make the tournament. The reason they aren’t playing is because they only played half of a season. Yes, they did show up for all the scheduled games but they only played in the first half. You can’t make the tournament that way. However, win or lose, I will always be an NC State fan.
Hope you are enjoying your weekend and thanks for stopping by.