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Hot Pimento Cheese Dip + Target eGift Card Giveaway

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Hot Pimento Cheese Dip
Today I’m sharing my easy recipe for Hot Pimento Cheese Dip. A southern classic appetizer fit for your next date-night in with the one you love. I’m sharing a little bit about the one I love and my favorite kitchen essentials that I received when we got married 6.5 years ago!

For those who don’t know, my husband and I have been together for 12.5 years and married for 6.5 of those years. Now with a new baby we are finding that we are having way more date-nights in. Even before baby we always liked to have a date-night in a few times each month. When we got engaged neither of us lived on our own yet. We both lived with our parents, worked full time day jobs, and went to college at night. We were not the typical college student nor did we live that lifestyle. My husband popped the question 4 years and 9 months into us dating. I may have told him that by the 5 year mark if he didn’t know that he wanted to marry me that we were going to call it quits because I didn’t want any more of my precious years wasted. Yes, true story. Harsh, but let’s face it–reality. If your with someone for 5 years you should know by then if you are going to marry them.

engagement and wedding collage

Jon, sealed the deal and got down on one knee March 15, 2007 on the white sandy beach of Meagan’s Bay in St. Thomas, USVI. Of course I said yes… well more like “is this for real”? My inlays graciously threw us an amazing engagement party a few months later. Prior to our engagement party we had to create a registry. We were starting from scratch since we had never lived on our own. Thankfully, between our engagement party, bridal shower, and wedding our kitchen, bathroom, and bedroom was just about furnished for us. 6.5 years later and I’m still cooking with the same pots and pans we registered for and my trusty KitchenAid Ultra Power 4.5 Qt Stand Mixer. I use it daily. It’s a work horse and I’m so grateful that my parents bought me the stand mixer of my dreams!

12 Must Have Kitchen Products for the Perfect Date-Night In

Since I’ve been married for a while I figured I would put together my picks for the ultimate wedding registry for those of you who might be at the point where you need to register for gifts for the kitchen. All of these items will help you create the ultimate date-night in any day of the week for the rest of your life.

  1. KitchenAid Ultra Power 4.5 Qt Stand Mixer
  2. Threshold™ 45 Piece Sydney Sand Flatware Set with Caddy
  3. Threshold™ Sherbrook Classic Glass Drinkware Set of 12 – Clear
  4. American Atelier 16 Piece Dinnerware Set
  5. Crock-Pot® Programmable Slow Cooker
  6. Pyrex 19 Piece Bake and Store Set – Clear
  7. Ninja – Professional Blender – NJ600
  8. Olde Thompson 16 Jar Square Rotating Filled Spice Rack
  9. Threshold™ Glass Cylinder Canister Set of 4
  10. Target Seasonal Products
  11. Calphalon Kitchen Essentials 20pc Utensil & Gadget Set
  12. BakerEze Nonstick 10-pc. Baker’s Basics Set

Hot Pimento Cheese Dip 1

So let’s talk about what make’s a good date-night in? Of course being with the one you love and food. Our typical date nights consist of appetizers or snacks and a movie. Since having, Ryder, my husband, Jon, now helps a lot more in the kitchen. He is my sous chef and will prep meat, chop veggies, mix, and do just about whatever I need help with in order to get dinner on the table in a timely manner. The same goes with date night. If we have a date night scheduled he will prep our appetizer or snack while I’m feeding and putting the baby down to sleep. Typically, Ryder is asleep by 8-8:30 and wakes every 3-5 hours. Perfect for a movie and appetizer in with the two of us!

Hot Pimento Cheese Dip

My recipe for hot pimento cheese dip is a classic one. Perfect for cooler nights. You can use crackers, tortilla chips, or a whole wheat crusty bread to scoop up the cheesy goodness. I use my KitchenAid Stand Mixer and put in all the ingredients to make this dip. Bake it in the oven for 20 minutes until hot and bubbly and our appetizer is ready for our date-night in.

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Hot Pimento Cheese Dip

Learn how easy it is to make my recipe for Hot Pimento Cheese Dip. A southern classic appetizer fit for tailgating or your next date night in with the one you love.

Yield: 8

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 25 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 8 oz cream cheese, room temperature
  • 2 cups grated sharp cheddar + 1 tbsp
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup chopped pimentos
  • 2 tbsp green onion, sliced
  • 1 tsp parsley
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp paprika
  • 1/4 tsp hot sauce

Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. In a stand mixer combine the cream cheese, 2 cups grated cheddar  and mayonnaise. Mix until well incorporated. Stir in the chopped pimento, green onion, salt, pepper, paprika, and hot sauce. Mix until well incorporated.
  3. Spray an oven safe dish with cooking spray. Place the pimento cheese dip mixture in the dish. Top with a tablespoon of shredded cheddar. Bake at 400 degrees Fahrenheit for 20 minutes until golden and bubbly. Serve with crusty bread, crackers, or chips!

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78 Responses to “Hot Pimento Cheese Dip + Target eGift Card Giveaway”

  1. keri @ shaken together posted on October 31, 2014 at 6:11 am (#)

    It sounds so simple, but I love new crisp linens and towels! But a Kitchenaid wouldn’t hurt either 😉 Can’t wait to make this dip!

  2. Lisa Brown posted on October 31, 2014 at 7:04 am (#)

    A crock pot is a must have for me to put on a registry.

  3. Mel posted on October 31, 2014 at 7:18 am (#)

    Congratulations 🙂 this dip recipe also looks amazing! Yum!

  4. Shelby posted on October 31, 2014 at 7:49 am (#)

    Hmmmm…I’d say a kitchenaid mixer. Its pricey, but a few friends could go together on it.

  5. Deirdre posted on October 31, 2014 at 7:58 am (#)

    A beautiful crystal pitcher that can be used for water, a mixed adult beverage, or to hold flowers.

  6. Mary Happymommy posted on October 31, 2014 at 8:35 am (#)

    I’d love to have a Sodastream or a Kitchenaid Stand Mixer.

  7. latanya posted on October 31, 2014 at 8:52 am (#)

    a good crockpot

  8. Pattie @ Olla-Podrida posted on October 31, 2014 at 9:12 am (#)

    Pimiento cheese in hot form. This is genius!

  9. Kayle (The Cooking Actress) posted on October 31, 2014 at 9:18 am (#)

    KA stand mixer! I cannot waaaaaait to get it!

  10. Janet W. posted on October 31, 2014 at 10:39 am (#)

    My one must have registry item is a Kitchen Aid Stand Mixer!

  11. Erin posted on October 31, 2014 at 11:43 am (#)

    Wine glasses

  12. steven weber posted on October 31, 2014 at 11:55 am (#)

    I would go with the KitchenAid Mixer.

  13. Alina posted on October 31, 2014 at 12:07 pm (#)

    Congrats! A good blender. Don’t skimp and choose a cheap-o one. It’ll help with making meals throughout the week.

  14. Chelai J. posted on October 31, 2014 at 12:09 pm (#)

    A deep fryer like Fry Daddy. I wear that thing out.

  15. Sean C posted on October 31, 2014 at 12:09 pm (#)

    Quality knives for sure.

  16. danielle posted on October 31, 2014 at 12:25 pm (#)

    wine glasses

  17. Sandy Headtke posted on October 31, 2014 at 12:25 pm (#)

    A set of quality knives are a must.

  18. Diane posted on October 31, 2014 at 1:33 pm (#)

    I use my crockpot year round but especially in the Fall and Winter! Make sure to register for a programmable one, great for work days:)

  19. shelly peterson posted on October 31, 2014 at 2:23 pm (#)

    A good cook ware set would be nice but I would love a soda stream.

  20. Jessica Beard posted on October 31, 2014 at 4:23 pm (#)

    A good set of pots and pans is a must.

  21. KL posted on October 31, 2014 at 7:14 pm (#)

    I agree with knives, Wusthofs are my fav

  22. Nicole Dz posted on October 31, 2014 at 7:34 pm (#)

    My one must have wedding registry item would have to be a nice coffee maker. I love my coffee.

  23. Kate D. posted on October 31, 2014 at 8:01 pm (#)

    A top of the line set of knives will last for years.

  24. Rust posted on October 31, 2014 at 8:06 pm (#)

    A KitchenAid mixer is at the top of my list.

  25. Heather Hayes Panjon posted on October 31, 2014 at 8:46 pm (#)

    A Coffee Maker Is My Must Have Item!

  26. Edie posted on October 31, 2014 at 8:49 pm (#)

    A VitaMix blender, a luxury but also a one time buy.

  27. Linda romer posted on October 31, 2014 at 11:12 pm (#)

    I think number 1 on my list would be china.

  28. Allicia posted on November 1, 2014 at 12:31 am (#)

    Number one for me would be sturdy pots and pans.

  29. HS posted on November 1, 2014 at 1:20 am (#)

    Must have a coffee maker.

  30. Nicole Millheim posted on November 1, 2014 at 2:42 am (#)

    A new Keurig!!

  31. Carla S posted on November 1, 2014 at 5:39 am (#)

    Mine would be a kitchenaid mixer or a bake pan set.

  32. Courtney posted on November 1, 2014 at 1:31 pm (#)

    Good quality cleaning supplies, and a vacuum!

  33. Marnely Rodriguez-Murray posted on November 1, 2014 at 5:17 pm (#)

    Definitely a Kitchen Aid mixer!! And baking pans!

  34. Dana Polk posted on November 1, 2014 at 8:06 pm (#)

    ninja blender

  35. Malissa W posted on November 1, 2014 at 9:51 pm (#)

    Really good kitchen knives! Thanks for the giveaway.

  36. Zully H. posted on November 2, 2014 at 12:40 pm (#)

    a kitchen aid mixer is definitely on my Christmas list this year! I just don’t know what color I’d choose!

  37. Zully Hernandez posted on November 2, 2014 at 12:48 pm (#)

    i would definitely put a kitchen aid mixer on my registry!!

  38. Stephanie posted on November 3, 2014 at 8:12 am (#)

    i would love to have a Kitchenaid Stand Mixer

  39. barbara n posted on November 3, 2014 at 8:45 am (#)

    Everyone should have that one good pot or pan!

  40. Kelster posted on November 3, 2014 at 11:10 am (#)

    Durable pots

  41. Amy S. posted on November 3, 2014 at 11:19 am (#)

    A coffee maker.

  42. Amanda Sakovitz posted on November 3, 2014 at 4:56 pm (#)

    A beautiful dinnerware set.

  43. Tara posted on November 3, 2014 at 5:48 pm (#)

    A kitchenaid mixer is at the top of my list!

  44. Tina M posted on November 3, 2014 at 8:32 pm (#)

    i like the keurig K40 Elite Single Cup Home Brewing System

  45. Amy @ The Nifty Foodie posted on November 3, 2014 at 9:17 pm (#)

    My #1 item was a small food processor! It’s such a time saver!

  46. Jessica posted on November 3, 2014 at 9:20 pm (#)

    The glass mixing bowl for the kitchen aid–not that it really makes a difference but I think things taste better using the glass bowl verses the original one. 🙂

  47. Michelle Chacon posted on November 3, 2014 at 9:21 pm (#)

    Crockpot for sure!

  48. Elena posted on November 3, 2014 at 10:01 pm (#)

    I like the Kitchen Aid Stand Mixer

  49. Nancy Flanagan posted on November 3, 2014 at 10:18 pm (#)

    Sweet Katie….every home cook needs a good piece of cast iron. Whether it is a skillet or a cast iron Dutch oven, home cooks need the secret ingredient to seriously delicious biscuits—cast iron! Will definitely be trying the pimento spread at girls night this week. Love reading your posts! Thank you for posting the recipe!

    • Katie replied on November 4th, 2014 at 4:55 pm

      Agree Nancy! Cast Iron is a must too! 🙂 Hope you enjoy this recipe as much as we do!

  50. April posted on November 3, 2014 at 10:38 pm (#)

    A good set of pots & pans!!!

    Thanks for the chance to win 😀

  51. Thomas Murphy posted on November 3, 2014 at 11:58 pm (#)

    A good cookware set is a must.

  52. Jill Fox posted on November 4, 2014 at 1:16 am (#)

    Definitely a Kitchen Aid mixer!

  53. Maria Shanley posted on November 4, 2014 at 3:55 am (#)

    I really need to think about getting a crockpot .. It looks like it’s a must item to have!

  54. Erica posted on November 4, 2014 at 9:02 am (#)

    I am making this! I recently fell in love with pimento cheese dip and have yet to actually make it. Thank you for sharing. I never registered for a Kitchen Aid Stand Mixer and kind of regret it! It’d be a lot better than using my hand-held potato masher.

    • Katie replied on November 4th, 2014 at 4:54 pm

      This recipe is really easy to make (and you can use a hand-held mixer since you don’t have the stand mixer). I too have recently started to enjoy pimento cheese dip. It’s great on bread or crackers and makes for great leftovers (you can totally eat it cold too).

  55. Ashley Tucker posted on November 4, 2014 at 12:49 pm (#)

    A crockpot!

  56. Birdiebee posted on November 4, 2014 at 1:43 pm (#)

    A KitchenAid mixer is a mmust have.

  57. Erika W. posted on November 4, 2014 at 2:33 pm (#)

    My one must-have is white towels. They got with everything and they always look classy.

  58. Sarah posted on November 4, 2014 at 3:51 pm (#)

    Mixer!

  59. James Robert posted on November 4, 2014 at 6:03 pm (#)

    A good coffee maker is important, have to get going in the mornings

  60. Lisa Breece posted on November 4, 2014 at 7:28 pm (#)

    My must have for my registry is a Keurig.

  61. allison downes posted on November 4, 2014 at 7:44 pm (#)

    A kitchen aid mixer.

    Thank you for the chance to win this!

  62. Elle posted on November 4, 2014 at 8:51 pm (#)

    A good cookware set is a must!

  63. Stevie posted on November 4, 2014 at 9:00 pm (#)

    A good pots and pans set would be great for me! Maybe even help me want to cook haha

  64. natalie houston posted on November 4, 2014 at 10:04 pm (#)

    I couldn’t live without pyrex containers! I usually buy those for people as wedding presents, although not the most glamourous I use them everyday! I’ve been thinking of getting a blender. I’ve made it for years just with a stick blender, that I love. But it doesn’t make my smoothies super smooth and I’ve like to try some more hard core smoothies like shredded raw sweet potato and dandelion greens!

  65. Brenda Haines posted on November 5, 2014 at 12:05 am (#)

    Has to be the 6 qt kitchenaid mixer. Finger crossed 🙂

  66. Denise L posted on November 5, 2014 at 9:39 am (#)

    A cuisinart food processor is a must have!

  67. Julie posted on November 5, 2014 at 10:56 am (#)

    a slow cooker thanks for the giveaway

  68. Sheri B. posted on November 5, 2014 at 2:32 pm (#)

    my favorite wedding registry gift to give is an immersion blender, so easy to use!

  69. Annette posted on November 5, 2014 at 4:40 pm (#)

    My one must have wedding registry is cookware.

  70. Kaitlin posted on November 5, 2014 at 6:15 pm (#)

    Our Rachael Ray cookware!

  71. Missie posted on November 5, 2014 at 7:13 pm (#)

    This recipe looks delish! I love some pimento cheese…never thought about having it hot!!! Might have to make this for my next date night in!

  72. ellen casper posted on November 5, 2014 at 8:34 pm (#)

    Kitchen aid mixer is a must!

  73. Tabathia B posted on November 5, 2014 at 9:11 pm (#)

    My must have is a comforter bedding set with sheets included with a high thread count

    tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com

  74. Janice Cooper posted on November 5, 2014 at 9:48 pm (#)

    A KitchenAid mixer

  75. Ellie Wright posted on November 5, 2014 at 11:33 pm (#)

    A nice pots and pans set.

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