What’s For Dinner?
Blue Cheese and Date Spread
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> Perfect for: luncheons, Super Bowl parties, cocktail parties.
> Make and take: Mix ingredients and pack in a colorful storage container to transport.
> Made famous by: Ann Sprague of Smyrna, who got the recipe from neighbor Velinda Warda. "It has since become one of my all-time favorites, no matter what time of year, " Sprague said. "Even people who profess not to like blue cheese or dates love it."
Serve this tangy spread chilled or at room temperature with celery sticks and crackers.
Hands on time: 5 minutes Total time: 15 minutes Serves: 40
1 cup chopped pecans
3 (8-ounce) packages cream cheese, softened
4 ounces blue cheese, crumbled
2 cups grated sharp cheddar cheese (about 8 ounces)
1 (8-ounce) package chopped dates