Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Horseradish Cheese Recipe ~ Grandpa Kelly's Famous Cheese Spread ~ Only 4 Ingredients

It's the most wonderful time of the year!
Time to make my grandpa's famous cheese!

 

I shared this recipe last year, it was one of my very first posts, so the quality of the photo isn't that great.  I wanted to share it again, since I have so many new readers.   If you love store bought Horseradish Bar Cheese, I know you will love this recipe.  This is SO much better than any store bought spread.   

Most families have foods or traditions that are must haves during the holidays. In my family, we have a few.  The one that is most special to me, my official kick off to the holidays, is making my Grandpa Kelly's Horseradish Cheese the week of Thanksgiving...ALWAYS with Jo Stafford playing in the background.  I have been eating this cheese since my first two teeth popped through.  I can't remember a Thanksgiving or Christmas without this yummy spread.
    
During one winter break back in college, while visiting my grandparents, a few years before my grandpa passed, he showed me how to make his "family secret" cheese.  So shhhh, this is a secret! 


I've made this cheese for several parties and events over the years.  I have also given it as holiday gifts in cute jars.  People would always ask for the recipe, but I would never give it out - it's a family secret after all.   Well, I did some googling on horseradish cheese...so much for the family secret.  There has to be at least a dozen similar recipes on the internet.  So since it's already out there, I figure it's okay to share.   

I'm sure you're thinking this recipe must be hard...I did.  Boy, was I wrong! Only 4 ingredients and SO GOOD!!!  Be sure to have a few containers, this recipe makes a lot and can be stored from Thanksgiving to Christmas.



Horseradish Cheese Spread

Ingredients
  • 2 Pound Block of Velveeta, cut into cubes
  • 1 Cup Hellmann's® Real Mayonnaise (I only use Hellman's for this recipe)
  • 8 oz Fresh Prepared Horseradish (drain excess liquid on top) 
  • 5-6 dashes of Tabasco Sauce 
Directions
Melt cheese in a double boiler. If you don't have a double boiler, you can use a regular pan on medium heat, stirring continuously until cheese is melted and smooth.  Remove from heat. Stir in mayonnaise, horseradish and Tabasco. Mix until completely blended. Pour into a small crocks or ceramic bowls. Chill. Serve with crackers.   Store in refrigerator.  Enjoy!




How easy is that!  And so so good!
If you make the spread, please stop by and letting me know what you think!

Thanks for stopping by!
Cheers!



33 comments:

  1. Oh, trust me, I will be making this. I love me some horseradish!!! I think this is just the ticket for my family's Christmas party this year. Thanks for the great recipe!!

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    1. Yay!!! I hope you love it as much as we do! If you like horseradish, you'll love it!!!

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    2. Heather - I made a BIG typo in the ingredients...you need a 2 pound block of Velveeta, NOT one. Whew...so glad I caught that!

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  2. Great! I will be making this.
    Thanks for sharing.
    Hope to see you on my blog:)

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    1. Hi Sanghamitra - Thanks so much for the sweet comment and visit! I will be sure to stop by your blog! Have a wonderful weekend!

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    2. One more thing...I made a big typo in the ingredients (it's fixed now)....you need a TWO pound block of Velveeta - not One.

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  3. Mary, I'm always in charge of a Christmas appetizer and this one is IT for this year!! Thank you so much! It looks perfect for our crowd!

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    1. Yay Danni! I hope you love it as much as our family! It's not the holidays if this is not in the fridge!

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    2. One more thing...I made a big typo in the ingredients (it's fixed now)....you need a TWO pound block of Velveeta - not One.

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  4. I'm definitely going to try this, so easy and I love horseradish!

    Thank you for sharing!

    Shirley

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    1. Hi - Thank you so much! I had a typo in the ingredients - You need a 2 Pound Block of Velveeta, not 1! So glad I caught that!

      Thanks so much for the visit! I hope you have a great weekend!

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  5. Mmmmm! It sounds delightful (I love horseradish AND cheese) and I can't wait to try it. Thanks for sharing your secret family recipe!

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  6. Stir in crumble dcrispy bacon bits for an added dimension.

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  7. I love horseradish! This sounds so good. Thanks for sharing on Foodie Friends Friday. Please come back Sunday to vote.

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  8. New fan here! I am always looking for new recipes. This looks really good! I found you through The Country Crook and would LOVE for you to come share at my Farm Girl Blog Fest: http://fresh-eggs-daily.blogspot.com/2012/11/farm-girl-blog-fest-9.html

    Lisa
    Fresh Eggs Daily

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  9. This sounds AMAZING! I am sharing on my facebook wall now. YUMMO Can't wait to make it this holiday season....
    Hugs, Tonya from 4 little Fergusons

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    1. Hi Tonya! Thank you for the FB share! Thank you so much for the sweet comment and visit! I have to say....I love this stuff! I will be making it tomorrow and can't wait!

      I hope you are having a great weekend! Thanks so much again!

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  10. Oooh The man would love this! Thanks for sharing on Foodie Friends Friday!

    Robyn from http://www.robynsview.com

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  11. This sounds incredible. I found this post over at Mrs. Homemaker and can't wait to make this on Thanksgiving! I would love it if you'd share it with us over at Real Housemoms for Fabulous Fridays! The party's still going on till Wednesday.

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  12. This looks & sounds delicious! I'm your newest follower from "Couponing & Cooking" blog hop. This is my blog if you wanted to follow back:
    godsgrowinggarden.com
    Thanks
    Angie

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  13. Sounds really good. Mike and I love horseradish. PS. I thought I was the only blogger who made typo's. ;)

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  14. I think my family would love this! We are cheese crazy...
    New follower to your blog! Enjoy the holiday~Angie @ Swede Dreams

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  15. Mary,
    This sounds delicious. I love when there's a story that goes with a family recipe. Thanks so much for linking up to Creative Thursday. Can’t wait to see what you share this week! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving.
    Michelle

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  16. Oh how I love horseradish! Thanks so much for sharing on Marvelous Mondays! :)

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  17. Congratulations, you are being featured as my personal pick at Weekend Potluck today! Come grab a red I was featured button from my sidebar.
    Happy Friday, Tonya from 4 little Fergusons

    http://4littlefergusons.wordpress.com/2012/11/30/tex-mex-brats-beans-and-weekend-potluck-44/

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  18. Mmmmm. Good stuff! It makes a good and easy lunch if you were wondering. : ) Thanks for sharing the "secret".

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  19. Mary, I love easy and tasty, I'm not a fancy cook. This looks delish and will come in handy for a quick party dip! Pinning ~ Amy

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  20. My hubby would love this, he's a big fan of cheese and horseradish... thanks for sharing!

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  21. Well I love horseradish. Alot. There is a coop around here that makes horseradish cheese slices and that's what made me fall in love. Well on our farm we have a bunch of horseradish plants but how do you prepare it to use in your spread?

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  22. I love horseradish cheese. I got hooked on it cause a local coop makes actual cheese slices and an old man would bring it into work for break. Well we have a boat load of horseradish plants at our farm so how do you prepare it to use in your spread mam?

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