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Homemade Pimiento Cheese

It's fresh.  It's cool.  It's cheesy.  It's a Southern classic and it's so good.  This is my recipe, adapted from a cookbook my Mother in law bought me years ago while on a weekend trip to Eureka Springs, Arkansas. Pimiento Cheese spread is a great snack with crackers on a hot day, like today.  I hate humidity!

I served crackers from this vintage transferware biscuit barrel and the cheese spread in a matching trinket box by Masons.  
Lots of  blue transferware is for sale in my Etsy shop, HERE.

Pimiento Cheese
1 1/2 cups grated Mild Cheddar cheese 1 cup grated Swiss cheese 1 cup grated Sharp Cheddar cheese (don't worry about exact measurements on the cheese) 1 4 oz. jar chopped pimientos, well drained 1 Tablespoon sugar dash of salt couple dashes white pepper couple dashes garlic powder couple dashes tobasco or hot sauce about 1-2 cups of mayonnaise 
In a mixing bowl, combine your grated cheddars,
with the grated Swiss cheese,
the all important chopped and drained Pimientos,

Maling Ginormous Red Transferware Teapot

Today I am sharing one of my favorite transferware pieces.  It is a huge teapot by Maling of Newcastle on Tyne.
The Maling potteries were in business from 1762 to 1963 and claimed, at one time, to be the largest pottery in the world.
The pattern is  very much like Asiatic Pheasants, which was produced by a number of potters, and Stratford by Masons. You can read more about Asiatic Pheasants HERE.  I love the butterfly and the pheasant.

Here, for size comparison, I have placed a Masons teapot next to my Maling teapot.

My teapot has this stamp on the bottom.  This stamp was in use by Maling between 1920 and 1963 when the factory closed.  There are some variations of this stamp, including the words 'Made In England' which will always indicate that a piece was made after 1921.  I think my teapot was probably made in 1920 because the stamp has only the word England on the bottom.
Maling Pottery Stamps
Impressed mark used after the factory moved to Newcastle in 1817. The names "M…

Thanks is My Remembrance

Oh you, generation of men Who stood with valor Who upheld honor Who fought for freedom Know that you will not leave this place without the faintest trace Of all you have given for liberty -For me-

Let my remembrance be your thanks

©2001 Nancy M Roberts

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