Caraway Cheese Spread – A simple, delicious cheese spread great for any get together. Serve with an assortment of crackers.
This is another recipe from the way-back file. It’s from way before there were food blogs. Even before there was an internet. Back when people shared recipes freely and happily without arguing over who they “belonged” to. <sigh> I just need to stop before I get started on that.
I got this recipe years ago from my friend Judy. Judy and I went all the way through school together. Right from first grade through graduation. However, we didn’t become really good friends until later. After she and I both became single moms as adults and were working at the same place.
Oh the Joys of Small Town Life
Now going to school with the same kids all the way from start to finish was nothing unusual where I grew up. What was unusual was having a new student in class. That was a big deal. I only remember it happening two, maybe three times, during our whole 12 years of school.
I’ve been thinking about our graduating class a lot the past few weeks. We were a class of around 100. Small by comparison with many schools. But because of our size and the small town where we grew up, we all knew each other. We also knew each other’s families and spent time in each other’s homes. We went to church together. And we dated each other’s brothers and sisters.
The Loss of One of Our Own
Recently, one of our classmates passed away. Scott. I had not seen Scott since we were in school together, but I remember his vibrant personality and good looks. To hear that he was no longer with us gave me pause. The death of someone you used to know, I think, always brings about reflection. Brings home the very real fragility of life.
According to classmates who had stayed in touch, Scott lived life on his own terms and enjoyed every minute of it. So, instead of being sad about losing a classmate, I’m choosing to remember the fun days we all had together at Miller County High School.
Here’s to all the Class of 1972! Although we may be scattered across the world now, those years when we grew up together will always be precious memories we hold in common.
On to the Recipe
Enough reflection. Now, on to the recipe. It’s a simple, but delicious, cheese spread that is great for any occasion. Serve it with cocktails, during the football game, while watching a movie, or just eat it at the kitchen counter on a Saturday afternoon because you were too busy to cook lunch. Oops…yeah, I did.
How to Make Caraway Cheese Spread
Making this lovely cheese spread just couldn’t be easier. All you’ll need is some room temperature cream, a little butter, some chopped green onion, garlic salt, caraway seed, capers, and a tiny bit of mustard.
Take all your ingredients and put them a bowl (or use a mixer if you like) and stir them together until they’re well blended. Serve with an assortment of crackers.
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- Baked Fontina with Herbs
- Cheese Fondue
- A Southern Classic – Pimiento Cheese
- Warm Ham and Cheese Spread
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- Sun Dried Tomato and Basil Cream Cheese Spread from Cookin’ Canuck
- Three Cheese Spread from Buns in My Oven
- Rosemary Fig Goat Cheese Spread from The Naptime Chef
- Zucchini Cheese Spread from Angie’s Recipes
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- 8 oz. cream cheese, room temperature
- 1/4 cup butter, room temperature
- 1 1/2 tblsp. chopped green onion
- 1/2 tsp. garlic salt
- 1 1/2 tsp. caraway seed
- 1 tsp. capers
- 1 tsp. prepared mustard
- Cream all ingredients together. Serve with assorted crackers or rye toasts.
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 24 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving:Calories: 51 Total Fat: 5g Saturated Fat: 3g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 2g Cholesterol: 15mg Sodium: 83mg Carbohydrates: 1g Net Carbohydrates: 0g Fiber: 0g Sugar: 0g Sugar Alcohols: 0g Protein: 1g
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