Pepper Jelly And Cream Cheese Is The Easy Appetizer Southern Hostesses Have Been Serving For Decades :: WRAL.com

You’re having last-minute company and need something easy to serve. If you’re from the southern U.S., one of your go-to appetizers might be a three-ingredient, sweet and savory crowd-pleaser.

Open a block of cream cheese, put it on a plate, slather it with a jar of pepper jelly and serve it with crackers like Wheat Thins, Ritz or saltines. Goat cheese is also a popular alternative to cream cheese. The creaminess of the cheese cuts down on the spiciness of the jelly and the salty crackers round it all out. Appetizer done!

“It’s the last-minute salvation of Southern parties, and

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This Summer’s Best Ice Cream Upgrade? Marshmallow Fluff

The Jersey Mud, a worthy vehicle for Marshmallow Fluff.



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ALEX LAU FOR THE WALL STREET JOURNAL, FOOD STYLING BY TYNA HOANG, PROP STYLING BY BETH PAKRADOONI

JUST WHAT IS the problem with Marshmallow Fluff? It gets zero respect these days. I suppose that brand name doesn’t help. “Fluff” is, after all, the word we use for anything not to be taken seriously. So I’ll begin here by shifting to the generic term for this foodstuff that food snobs scorn: marshmallow creme. There. Does that sound French enough?

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