This One’s for Grace

ladycooksMy godmother liked to cook. . .

She’s been gone for a few years now, but she always loved to “talk recipes” with me. She enjoyed sharing them and she’d patiently go over her favorites – step by step – as I wrote them down for my own collection.

Grace enjoyed those complicated dishes that many of us shy away from, but she also liked things that were quick and easy.

I want to share one of the easy ones today – an appetizer. We brought this to our family Christmas gathering this year, and I have a feeling she was smiling down on us when she “saw” it! 🙂

Auntie Grace’s Cheese Spread


2 Large Packages Philadelphia Cream Cheese
1 8-oz. Can Crushed Pineapple in heavy syrup – well drained.
1 Large Green Pepper – Use about half of the pepper, chopped finely.
1 Small Scallion, chopped well (all of the white part and about 1-inch of the green part).
Salt and Pepper – to taste
Pecan Halves

Open the cream cheese a little ahead of time. Place it in a bowl to soften and use a fork to make it creamy.

Add all other ingredients to the cream cheese and blend well.

Mound on a serving plate and cover/decorate with the pecan halves. Start on top in the center and work down and around in rows.

Surround with crackers and serve!