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Cheesy Shrimp Ciabatta

For out last get together I made this delicious Cheesy Shrimp Ciabatta. This is an appetizer that shrimp fans will love. In our family this is one of our most favorite recipes. It's so delicious!

You can go with a baguette instead if you would like bite sized portions, but it is hard to beat a fresh loaf of ciabatta bread. The baguette slices will get much crunchier so if you prefer that mouth feel, you can go with a baguette. A fresh French bread would also work great. Enjoy!

Gouda and Sun Dried Tomato Cheese Spread

Technically, this is a cheese ball or a cheese log, but I read a very in depth article about how cheese 'balls' and 'logs' (heh) are not in style and they turn people off. So, I went with 'spread' instead.Who cares, really, it tastes delicious and that is all that matters.

Gouda and Sun Dried Tomato Cheese Spread
Makes about 3 cups

  • 1 (8-ounce) package soft cream cheese
  • 2 cups shredded gouda cheese or Colby (8 ounces)
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh chives
  • 1/4 cup sliced oil-packed sun dried tomatoes, drained
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 3/4 cup chopped walnuts (or pecans)
  • Assorted cracker, if desired

1. Mix cream cheese and Gouda cheese in medium bowl until blended. Stir in chives, tomatoes and garlic powder.

2. Shape mixture into 1 large or 2 small balls or logs; roll in walnuts. Wrap in plastic wrap. Refrigerate until firm, at least 2 hours but no longer than 2 weeks. Serve with crackers.

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  1. LOVE sun dried tomatoes! I will have to try this one - it sounds terrific.

  2. You are the bestest cooker evah. :D

  3. Jewel - It was very delicious. I hope you like it!

    Veggiegirl - Aw, thanks!

    Darla - Oh, why thank you. :o)


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