DIY: Homemade Velveeta Cheese

DIY: Homemade Velveeta Cheese | #recipe

When it comes to making things from scratch in the kitchen, I tend to tow a line that falls somewhere between making everything from scratch and picking up the occasional packaged/processed food for a special recipe. Since I don’t make it a habit, I don’t have much of an issue using those types of things on rare instances. Take Velveeta cheese, for instance. I don’t keep it in the house and I don’t make many things with it, but there’s no denying that any other type of cheese substitution just isn’t the same in recipes like chipped ham bbq sandwiches, slow cooker macaroni and cheese, and, my most recent favorite, slow cooker spicy beef queso dip.

Many of you have asked for possible substitutions when it comes to Velveeta, so when a high school friend of mine posted a link on Facebook of a homemade version, I knew immediately that I wanted to give it a try for you. I ended up settling on a different recipe, and I think you’re going to love the results!

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Salted Caramel Apple Cake

Salted Caramel Apple Cake | #recipe #dessert

This cake. Oh. My. Gosh.

I have had the page doggy-eared in Baked Explorations ever since I bought the book, which was something like four or five years ago. One of the downfalls of having a huge stash of cookbooks is that a lot of really great recipes can fall between the cracks. This was one of those unfortunate incidents, and am I ever glad that I dragged that book back out a couple of weeks ago. My fall cake eating will never be the same again. This is a very good thing.

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The Weekend Dish

The Weekend Dish: 9/20/2014

Happy Saturday to you! I hope you have a great weekend in store; we’ve had a busy, busy week here, and I’m relishing the fact that we have zero...

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Week 23!

Friday Things

1. Einstein had his follow-up appointment for his eye this week and while it’s still not quite 100%, it has dramatically improved and looks nearly the normal. The vet said...

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Creamy Caramelized Onion & Roasted Garlic Dip

On a scale from 1 to 10, how in love are you with caramelized onions? My affections ranks way up there, and I love when I’m out to eat...

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Maple-Apple Pie with Walnut Crumble Topping

I tend to think of pies in terms of two totally different seasons. There is summer pie season, when blueberry pie, peach pie, strawberry pie, and every other berry pie...

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Apple, Gruyere and Sage Scones

I’ll turn down a doughnut for a scone any day. Call me crazy, but fried dough never did it for me. Tender, flaky pseudo-biscuits, though? Bring ‘em on! I...

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