Monday, May 30, 2016

Mama's Southern Pimento Cheese

The Primary Players

4 cups Velveeta cheese, grated(This is a time when brand-name makes a difference - don't substitute!)
1/2 cup sweet pickle relish (I used some of my home-made!)
1 large jar diced pimentos
2/3 cup Miracle Whip salad dressing (See brand-name comment above.)


  • Dump gooey grated Velveeta into a large bowl.
  • Empty jar of diced pimentos on top.
  • Spoon on sweet pickle relish.
  • Plop Miracle Whip atop all that.
  • Blend together well with a large spoon.
  • Chill.
This is delicious plopped in the middle of a quartered fresh tomato, scooped onto a leaf of lettuce, smashed into a celery rib, or slathered onto bread for a sandwich.  We used to eat it on 'light bread' when I was a little girl.

Low Calorie Strawberry Pie

1 1/2 cups cold water
2 Tablespoons cornstarch
3 cups fresh, sliced strawberries
1 large package sugar-free strawberry gelatin
1 graham-cracker pie crust

  • Mix water and cornstarch in small saucepan.
  • Cook over medium heat till bubbly and thickened.
  • Add gelatin and stir till cooled.
  • Fold in strawberries.
  • Pour into pie crust and chill.
This is a delicious treat and is much like Shoney's famous strawberry pie.