How to make Southern pimiento cheese dip

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Have you ever been caught off guard by guests? Get hungry at an inconvenient hour when your takeout place is closed? Ever wonder what the heck you’re going to do with that jar of pimientos that’s been taking up real estate in your pantry for far too long? Behold the answer to all these predicaments and more: Southern pimiento cheese dip.
This is the ideal one-stop dip for every dip-able item in your kitchen — we're talking celery, carrots, pretzel sticks, tortilla chips and crackers of every description. It’s slightly spicy and thoroughly cheesy, and takes only minutes to make. So go ahead and throw out that tub of half-eaten hummus … for everyone’s sake.
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12 ounces of shredded cheese, preferably a mix of mild and sharp cheddar, but you can add any other cheeses you have
1 heaping tablespoon cream cheese
2 tablespoons crème fraiche or sour cream, Greek yogurt or mayonnaise whatever you have on hand
4-ounce jar diced pimentos, drained
¼ teaspoon onion powder
¼ teaspoon garlic powder
¼ teaspoon paprika
¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper
Salt and pepper to taste
Combine all ingredients and mix well.
Serve with your favorite dippers.
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