Sandra (one of my BFF's) requested that I make this my first recipe to post on my blog. I found it in Southern Living, but made some changes. It is great with crackers or on whole wheat bread. It has become my favorite (and Eddie's) pimento cheese recipe.
1 (8 oz) pkg. Cream Cheese (I use Neufchatel)
1 (4 oz. jar diced Pimento
1/2 C. Mayonnaise
Dill Relish to taste (or sweet relish if you prefer)
Freshly Ground Pepper to taste
3-4 C. shredded Sharp Cheddar Cheese
Microwave cream cheese in a microwave-safe bowl at HIGH 1to 1 1/2 minutes or until melted and smooth, stirring at 30 second intervals. Stir in diced pimento, mayonnaise, relish and pepper. Stir in cheddar cheese. Can serve immediately or cover and chill. Keeps well in refrigerator.
Suggestion: Serve these sandwiches with homemade tomato soup for a nice, easy winter meal.