There is nothing as tasty as good ol’ southern pimento cheese.  Find out how to make a great pimento cheese – with a twist! Chef Mary shows you how in this video. Take a look!


Pimento Cheese Bacon Canapé

Chef Mary

Easy appetizer to have on hand for last minute entertaining.

4 oz cream cheese, room temperature

1/2 c. mayo

1 cup sharp cheddar cheese

1 cup Monterey jack cheese

1/2 c. bacon, cooked and diced

3 T. pimento, diced

1 tsp garlic powder

1/2 tsp onion powder

1/2 tsp salt

1/4 tsp cayenne pepper

Phyllo cups (frozen section of supermarket)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a food processor add the cream cheese and mayo; pulse a few times to combine.  Add the shredded cheeses and seasoning and blend well.  Put in a medium bowl stir in the chopped bacon and pimento, then refrigerate.  Place the phyllo cups on a baking sheet, lined with parchment paper; fill 3/4 full with cheese mixture.  Bake on center rack for about 5 – 7 minutes, till melted.  Enjoy!


Mary Stodola
For me, providing delicious food and cooking excitement is a labor of love. On my journey through life I too was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2000. Faced with the greatest challenges of my life I chose to depend on the love and support of family and friends. I am honored to be apart of New Focus Daily Magazine and look forward to sharing the importance of enjoying a healthy diet with wholesome foods, and what it means to take care of yourself. Culinary blessings! Mary