Peppered Tombstone Spread

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Peppered Tombstone Spread
Tue, 10-23-2012 - 1:34pm

Peppered Tombstone Spread

This unique treatment for cheese dip will be sure to scare your guests silly! They'll be pleasantly surprised when they "dig in" and find that it's peppery and delicious!

6 Servings
Prep/Total Time: 20 min.

12 ounces cream cheese, softened
3/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon seasoned salt
1/4 teaspoon celery salt
1/4 teaspoon dried basil
1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
3 tablespoons coarsely ground pepper
Fresh parsley
Assorted crackers

In a small bowl, combine the first six ingredients; refrigerate for 30 minutes.  Shape 1 cup mixture into a tombstone; coat with pepper. Place on serving platter. With the tip of a sharp knife, write "RIP" on the tombstone. In front of the tombstone, shape remaining mixture into a mound. Sprinkle with pepper; press parsley into mound for grass.  Serve with crackers. Yield: 1-1/2 cups.
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