In my circle of friends this is also known as Christmas Crack. I bring it to all the holiday parties that request appetizers as it is always a huge hit. People clamor for this cheesy goodness. Friends always inquire what is in it and I have to politely tell them they really don't want to know but that I will e-mail the recipe later. After it's enjoyed, guilt-free.
My mom first made this recipe for one of my Christmas parties of years gone by and it generated such a crazy buzz. She had made an extra pan and I did not realize that it was hiding out in the fridge during the party. When I discovered it the next day, I thought I was dreaming. Wow!
I did a late night Internet search, seeking a substitute or copycat recipe for the jars of Old English cheese spread this recipe requires but my search came up empty. I know that this particular cheese can not be found in all parts of the country, let alone beyond the U.S., so I apologize in advance. Apparently I am not the first to seek a substitute for this cheese spread as there were countless sites in which folks were looking for the magical recipe that would replace the Kraft version. So, if you can break the code and figure out a homemade version, I will personally send you an award!
*I made this for friends this weekend with the hopes that I'd be able to snap a photo or two for the blog but this stuff is so good that there are never any leftovers!
Cheesy Garlic Bread Bite Appetizer