Just about everyone from the South knows about cheese straws. My Mississippi Mother-in-Law would serve these little cheese sticks when she had her lady friends over for tea or to visit. They are great to serve at parties. Cheese straws make great snacks and are good with a dip. They keep well in an airtight container in the fridge. I like them as a snack during the day when I get hungry! Children love them and they are fun to make.8 ounces sharp cheddar cheese, shredded and at room temperature 8 tablespoons butter or margarine or 1 stick, softened 1/2 teaspoon salt Pinch of cayenne 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour 3 tablespoons sesame seeds, toasted (Put seeds on baking sheet and toast in 325 degree oven about 10 minutes until brown) Combine all ingredients and keep mixing until you can form a ball. (I do this with my hands. It’s kind of like making sausage balls. You have to work the butter and cheese into the flour). Roll out dough as thin as possible and cut strips 4 inches long by 1/2 inch wide. Bake on ungreased baking sheet in preheated 400 degree oven for 15 minutes until brown. Can turn during baking. Makes about five dozen cheese sticks. Enjoy! Click to follow The Southern Lady Cooks on Facebook.
I am addicted to this granola. I, originally, found the recipe on Pinterest and checked it out Shape.com. I have tweaked it to my liking. You can check out their version and make whichever one you like or experiment and make your own. It is great over yogurt or ice cream, with milk as a cereal and as a snack anytime. I have a jar of it in my office and grab a handful whenever I get hungry. I think you will love this stuff and won’t be able to stop eating it!5 tablespoons Kroger Roasted Peanuts & Honey Crunchy Peanut Butter 5 tablespoons molasses or honey (I used sorghum molasses) 2 cups quick-cooking oats 1/3 cup sunflower seeds (I used some dry roasted salted sunflower kernels I had on hand) 3 tablespoons sesame seeds 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/2 teaspoon ginger 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 cup nuts (I used 1/2 cup cashew pieces and 1/2 cup walnut pieces) Stir together peanut butter and honey or molasses(whichever you use) and melt in microwave for about 30 seconds. Add remaining ingredients and mix well. Spread on a baking sheet and bake in preheated 325 degree oven for 30 minutes. Stir after 15 minutes. Remove from oven and let cool. Put in plastic container or jar with lid. Makes a little over 5 cups. Enjoy! Click to follow The Southern Lady Cooks on Facebook.
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