Tuesday, December 20

CHEESE? CHEESE FOOD? CHEESE SPREAD?



At the Communal Skillet this week, they're pondering Velveeta cheese.  What exactly is it?  And how does the FDA define all the different types of cheese products?  Read their post to get the full info and dietary guidelines for labeling cheeses, but--for now--know that Velveeta is "classified as a process cheese spread, which is a variation on cheese food which must be spreadable at 70 degrees, have a moisture content of at least 60% and and 20% milkfat."  And it's good when properly heated, no matter how that description sounds.


For your holiday parties this week, try the SFA Community Cookbook's recipe for slow cooker crab dip.  It's easy to make, and it's Crock-Pot friendly.